• Qantas' new London Heathrow lounge opens this month

    Qantas expects to cut the ribbon to its new London Heathrow airport lounge in November, giving travellers on the Flying Kangaroo their first dedicated Qantas lounge at the busy UK hub. “We'll be opening London in the next few weeks,” Qantas Head of Customer Product and Service Phil C...

    POSTED 21 Nov, 2017 64 Comments

  • Visiting Emirates' Moët & Chandon Champagne bar in Dubai

    Nestled in Emirates’ business class lounge at Dubai Airport’s Concourse B is the Moët & Chandon Champagne bar, where passengers can sample a range of fizz from the well-known winery before their Emirates or Qantas flight. That’s where you’ll find not just the &ls...

    POSTED 20 Nov, 2017 7 Comments

  • Gold Coast Airport plans private Commonwealth Games lounge

    Athletes and officials passing through Gold Coast Airport during the 2018 Commonwealth Games will have access to a newly-built, private airport lounge to escape the masses before their flight. Located before security in the airport’s domestic zone, the ‘GC2018 Airport Lounge’ w...

    POSTED 14 Nov, 2017 8 Comments

  • American Express to open Melbourne Airport lounge in early 2018

    UPDATE | The opening of the new American Express lounge at Melbourne Airport’s international T2 terminal has been pushed back to early 2018. American Express had hoped to roll out the red carpet next month, marking the second lounge in its Australian network following its popular ...

    POSTED 9 Nov, 2017 20 Comments

  • British Airways updates its exclusive Concorde Room lounge

    British Airways has given its flagship Concorde Room an overdue gussy-up, with the exclusive London Heathrow T5 first class lounge now boasting a fresh 'terrace' concept. A 'Best of British Design' treatment has breathed new life into the dowdy well-worn lounge, transforming it into a ...

    POSTED 9 Nov, 2017 8 Comments

  • Air New Zealand opens new lounge at Dunedin Airport

    IN BRIEF | Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia passengers departing Dunedin Airport can now relax in a new, modern lounge space with twice as much seating as the lounge that preceded it. Found on the upper floor of the airport terminal, there’s room for over 120 guests across a range of z...

    POSTED 2 Nov, 2017 1 Comment

  • London, Melbourne, Auckland: Qantas sketches out lounge roadmap

    With Qantas’ long-awaited London Heathrow airport lounge finally due to open in late November, the airline hopes its travellers will get that “Feels like home” vibe the moment they walk through the sliding doors. But for Phil Capps, Qantas’ Head of Customer Product and Se...

    POSTED 31 Oct, 2017 17 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific's new Hong Kong lounge The Deck opens January 2018

    Cathay Pacific's newest Hong Kong lounge The Deck – formerly Dragonair's G16 lounge – will finally re-open in January 2018. Nestled next to the Qantas Hong Kong lounge and above departure gates 16 through 19, the year-long make-over has transformed the space from drab to fab – ...

    POSTED 27 Oct, 2017 0 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific's new Singapore T4 business class lounge

    Our full review of Cathay Pacific’s new Singapore lounge at Changi Airport Terminal 4 can now be read here. PREVIOUS | Cathay Pacific’s swish new Singapore lounge at Changi Airport Terminal 4 will open its doors on Tuesday October 31, and travellers are in for a treat. With roo...

    POSTED 27 Oct, 2017 1 Comment

  • What's next for the Qantas, Emirates lounges at Auckland?

    With Emirates axing its remaining Airbus A380 flights between Australia and Auckland (Melbourne and Brisbane are on the chopping block as of March 25, 2018) and Qantas boosting its trans-Tasman flights to fill the capacity gap, the fate of both airline's Auckland lounges comes into sharp relief. ...

    POSTED 13 Oct, 2017 26 Comments

  • American Express opens new Centurion Lounge at Hong Kong

    It's not as if Hong Kong has any shortage of airport lounges – especially not when it comes to the Oneworld airlines of Cathay Pacific and Qantas – but now there's another space to relax before your flight. American Express this week opened one of its upmarket Centurion Lounges at Ho...

    POSTED 6 Oct, 2017 7 Comments

  • United pushes back worldwide Polaris airport lounge openings

    United Airlines has pushed back the opening of its flagship Polaris airport lounges around the world, marking another delay for the airline's upmarket lounge network intended as the upmarket ground component of its new Polaris business class seats. Earlier this year United Airlines listed San ...

    POSTED 5 Oct, 2017 3 Comments

  • Qantas restricts guest access to Melbourne Qantas Club lounge

    Qantas is tightening the rules on bringing guests into its Qantas Club at Melbourne Airport's domestic terminal 1 as renovations on the lounge begin. As first reported by Australian Business Traveller in mid-August, and subsequently confirmed by Qantas, the airline plans an extensive make-over f...

    POSTED 3 Oct, 2017 36 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines closes San Francisco airport lounge

    Singapore Airlines will close its San Francisco SilverKris airport lounge on October 1, 2017 in order to create a massive split-level Polaris business class lounge for Star Alliance partner United Airlines. United's new Polaris lounge – which will be built in the footprint of the current...

    POSTED 30 Sep, 2017 13 Comments

  • Access the Qantas LAX lounges before an American Airlines flight

    You've just stepped off a Qantas flight to Los Angeles, with a connecting American Airlines flight to a domestic US destination still to go... but that doesn't mean you have to make do with AA's pedestrian Admirals Club lounge at LAX. Provided there's enough time between those QF and AA flights,...

    POSTED 20 Sep, 2017 34 Comments

  • Melbourne gets pay-to-access Marhaba airport lounge

    Melbourne Airport's international terminal will see its first pay-to-enter lounge with the opening of the new Marhaba lounge on September 12, 2017. Part of the Marhaba lounge network operated by the Emirates-owned Dnata air services group, passengers who lack access to an airline-spe...

    POSTED 8 Sep, 2017 40 Comments

  • What will Qantas first class flyers get at the Singapore lounge?

    With Qantas swapping Dubai for Singapore as the stopover for its flagship Airbus A380 flights between Sydney and London, what's in store for first class travellers at the airline's Singapore lounge? Australian Business Traveller understands that passengers booked into first class on the Qantas s...

    POSTED 6 Sep, 2017 39 Comments

  • Photos: Virgin Australia gets new Hong Kong airport lounge

    Virgin Australia passengers have a new lounge to enjoy at Hong Kong International Airport as alliance partner Hong Kong Airlines opens the doors to its brand new Club Autus lounge this week. Found on the seventh floor of HKIA's Midfield Concourse, Virgin Australia business class guests plus Velo...

    POSTED 5 Sep, 2017 36 Comments

  • Photos: all-new Qantas Melbourne Business Lounge, Qantas Club

    UPDATE | Qantas will begin upgrading its domestic Qantas Club and business class lounges at Melbourne Airport in November, with construction works to take place over a 12-month period. Both lounges will remain open during the renovation, with the upgrades – exclusively revealed by Australi...

    POSTED 25 Aug, 2017 35 Comments

  • The Qantas transit guide to Emirates' Dubai Airport first class lounge

    Hundreds of travellers jet to London each day on Qantas' flagship QF1 and QF9 flights from Sydney and Melbourne, with a stopover at the sprawling Dubai airport – and hundreds more shuttle back to Australia on the QF2 and QF10 return trips. The stopover at Dubai is relatively short, at leas...

    POSTED 19 Aug, 2017 39 Comments

  • There's a new-look Qantas Chairman’s Lounge on the way...

    EXCLUSIVE | The Qantas Chairman’s Lounge is getting a fresh look, as shown in these ‘sneak peek’ snaps. What you’re seeing is bespoke furniture for the all-new invitation-only Chairman’s Lounge which is taking shape at Brisbane Airport’s domestic terminal, i...

    POSTED 7 Aug, 2017 25 Comments

  • Qantas lifts price of Qantas Club membership

    Qantas is increasing the cost of belonging to its Qantas Club lounge program, with both joining fees and annual membership fees heading north from today. However, they're not massive jumps: the joining fee for individual memberships notches up from $385 to $399, while a one-year membership lifts...

    POSTED 1 Aug, 2017 29 Comments

  • British Airways re-opens exclusive Heathrow T5 Concorde Room door

    British Airways has re-opened the first class-only door into its exclusive Concorde Room lounge at London Heathrow terminal 5, after the new First Wing proved a bit too popular. The entrance to the Concorde Room – BA's elite lounge for its first class passengers and its very top-tier Execu...

    POSTED 22 Jul, 2017 2 Comments

  • These credit cards get you Qantas Club airport lounge access

    You'd normally need a business class ticket or a Gold frequent flyer card to get through the door at one of Qantas' many Australian and international airport lounges – but if your wallet packs the right credit card, this can also be your Golden Ticket to the Qantas Club lounges. That&rsquo...

    POSTED 14 Jul, 2017 15 Comments

  • Fiji Airways gets access to LAX Oneworld Business Class lounge

    The Oneworld Business Class lounge is among the best at LAX, and its doors are now open to travellers on Fiji Airways. If you're flying in Fiji Airways business class... ... or are down the back of the bus in economy but hold Tabua Club membership... ... you'll enjoy access to the Oneworld...

    POSTED 13 Jul, 2017 6 Comments

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