• A business traveller's guide to Perth's airport lounges

    With four terminals catering to a mix of domestic and international flights, Perth Airport hosts no fewer than 11 airline lounges for well-heeled business travellers to relax and work. Here's where you'll find them, what's on offer and how to gain access. Perth Airport: which terminal? The eas...

    POSTED 28 Sep, 2018 8 Comments

  • American Express opens new Centurion Lounge at Dallas/Forth Worth

    There's now an appealing lounge option for Qantas passengers flying out of Dallas/Fort Worth on QF8, with the opening of DFW's newest American Express Centurion Lounge. Located at Terminal D – the same as used by the Qantas flights – near gate D12, the new AMEX Centurion Lounge is ...

    POSTED 27 Sep, 2018 5 Comments

  • Your guide to Melbourne Airport's international business class lounges

    Melbourne's international terminal features no less than eight lounges for business class passengers, and with some boarding passes unlocking not just one, but several pre-flight lounges, it pays to know all your options. For example, Qantas business class passengers may naturally gravitate to t...

    POSTED 18 Sep, 2018 22 Comments

  • Air New Zealand revamps Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch lounges

    Star Alliance member Air New Zealand will revamp or replace five of its New Zealand domestic airport lounges over the next two years, covering facilities in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Nelson and Tauranga. At the centre of the NZD$60 million works will be an all-new Regional Lounge at Au...

    POSTED 13 Sep, 2018 6 Comments

  • Sampling the Qantas first class lounge’s Spring 2018 menu

    Spring is finally here, and that means another seasonal refresh for the Rockpool dining room menu at the Qantas First Lounges in Sydney and Melbourne. Australian Business Traveller had the opportunity to sample several of the new dishes ahead of our flight from Melbourne to San Francisco, and he...

    POSTED 7 Sep, 2018 9 Comments

  • Qantas opens all-new Melbourne domestic business class lounge

    Qantas has opened its all-new Melbourne Domestic Business Lounge, with business class passengers and Platinum-grade frequent flyers set to enjoy a smart and spacious upgrade to the previously tired and cramped quarters. The lounge is styled as a 'supper club' with Qantas citing dark tones and so...

    POSTED 24 Aug, 2018 20 Comments

  • Qantas to revamp Sydney, Auckland, Tokyo and Hobart airport lounges

    Qantas will plough some of its record $1.6b pre-tax profit from the 2018 financial year into a revamp of it international lounges at Sydney, Auckland and Tokyo, along with expanding its recently-opened Brisbane lounge, while domestic lounges at Hobart and Tamworth will also see a refresh. Here's...

    POSTED 23 Aug, 2018 29 Comments

  • Priority Pass increases airport lounge access prices

    The Priority Pass airport lounge program will increase the standard cost of lounge visits from US$27 to US$32 from 18 September 2018. However, the spend at selected restaurants, bars and bistros at Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Gold Coast airports will remain pegged at $36 rather than increase...

    POSTED 20 Aug, 2018 7 Comments

  • Save up to $497 on Qantas Club with ANZ's Frequent Flyer Black Visa

    Want to save up to $497 on the cost of your Qantas Club membership, with the added opportunity of earning uncapped frequent flyer points on your everyday spends plus a bonus 120,000 Qantas Points and also 75 bonus Status Credits? It’s easy – get your hands on the ANZ Frequent Flyer B...

    POSTED 14 Aug, 2018 3 Comments

  • United hopes to open London Heathrow Polaris lounge by mid-2019

    United Airlines is aiming to open its new Polaris business class lounge at London's Heathrow Airport by the middle of 2019. Airline CEO  Oscar Munoz confirmed the tentative timetable, saying the upmarket lounge at Heathrow's Terminal 2 would lay out its welcome mat "hopefully the first half...

    POSTED 6 Aug, 2018 1 Comment

  • From chic to boutique: how four airport lounges found their look

    The business class experience isn't restricted to above the clouds. Airport lounges are also raising the bar, not just in what they offer but the environment they create for high flyers while on the ground. Here are four lounges with their own unique look and feel. Qantas: contemporary class Qa...

    POSTED 3 Aug, 2018 0 Comments

  • Qantas Platinum, Gold frequent flyers get AirNZ lounge access

    Qantas’ top-tier frequent flyers will have access to Air New Zealand’s network of domestic lounges when flying with Air New Zealand from 28 October 2018 as the partnership between the Aussie and Kiwi carriers kicks into gear. Card-carrying Qantas Gold, Platinum Platinum One and of co...

    POSTED 25 Jul, 2018 9 Comments

  • Which Qantas lounges can Air New Zealand Airpoints Golds, Elites use?

    Air New Zealand's Airpoints frequent flyers will enjoy have access to Qantas Clubs around Australia under the newly-forged alliance between the two airlines. As of October 28, 2018, Airpoints Elite and Gold members booked on a codeshare flight with Qantas will find the doors swing open for them ...

    POSTED 20 Jul, 2018 10 Comments

  • Inside the latest Swiss Business and Senator lounges at Zurich Airport

    Swiss is known for its uniquely stylish lounges, and the newest additions to its home at Zurich Airport only serve to cement that reputation. There are two lounges in what the Star Alliance member calls Lounge Centre A, both intended to serve travellers on short-range flights within Europe. ...

    POSTED 13 Jul, 2018 5 Comments

  • Air France's new Paris CDG business class lounge is travel très chic

    Air France’s all-new business class lounge at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport’s Terminal 2E is now open, and with everything from a cocktail bar to a Clarins spa we expect travellers won’t mind too much if their flight is delayed. Indeed, even assuming that everything will ru...

    POSTED 11 Jul, 2018 7 Comments

  • Qantas Club members lose access to Singapore lounge until September

    Continued over-crowding at the Qantas Singapore Lounge will see all Qantas Club members redirected to the nearby SATS Premier Lounge until September, although they'll pocket a bonus 5,000 Qantas Points for the inconvenience. As previously detailed by Australian Business Traveller, Qantas ha...

    POSTED 6 Jul, 2018 110 Comments

  • Your guide to Star Alliance business class lounges at Bangkok Airport

    Flying internationally from Bangkok with Thai Airways, or on another Star Alliance airline like Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines or Turkish Airlines? You’re spoiled for lounges at Bangkok Airport, with up to nine to choose from depending on your itinerary and Star Alliance status. Better yet,...

    POSTED 4 Jul, 2018 2 Comments

  • A stylish Star Alliance lounge is now open at Rome's Fiumicino Airport

    Star Alliance travellers jetting out of Rome will enjoy a lush lounge experience following the opening of the new Star Alliance lounge at Fiumicino Airport. Located on the upper level of Boarding Zone D in Terminal 3, with room for 130 passengers, the lounge is handy to the departure gate...

    POSTED 28 Jun, 2018 8 Comments

  • United's Houston Polaris lounge opens June 29

    United Airlines will open its latest Polaris business class lounge at Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport on Friday June 29. It's the fourth of the new-look lounges, following Chicago, San Francisco and Newark, ahead of a November 2018 opening for a Polaris Los Angeles ...

    POSTED 27 Jun, 2018 8 Comments

  • The business traveller's guide to Cathay Pacific's Hong Kong lounges

    Hong Kong is a city I never get tired of visiting, and it helps that Cathay Pacific has peppered Hong Kong Airport with some of the world’s best lounges. There are no less than seven lounges in Cathay Pacific’s Hong Kong collection – all of them unique, and each with its own ch...

    POSTED 25 Jun, 2018 0 Comments

  • Qantas restricts access to Perth Transit Lounge on London flights

    Qantas’ Perth Transit Lounge is already pretty exclusive – serving only those passengers jetting to London on flight QF9, or connecting from London through to Melbourne on QF10 – but the access list is now even tighter than before, with digital lounge passes currently ...

    POSTED 25 Jun, 2018 5 Comments

  • Priority Pass extends $36 dining credit to Gold Coast Airport

    Priority Pass members flying through Gold Coast Airport can now trade in a ‘lounge visit’ under their membership for $36 of food and drink at Velocity Espresso & Bar, located after security in the airport’s domestic departures area. Open from 5:30am until 9pm daily, the caf...

    POSTED 22 Jun, 2018 6 Comments

  • Virgin Australia to use Etihad lounge for Sydney-Hong Kong flights

    With Virgin Australia's daily Sydney-Hong Kong flights taking off from July 2, the airline has finally confirmed which lounge it will be using at Sydney Airport's T1 international terminal. As widely expected, and now confirmed to by a Virgin Australia spokesperson to Australian Business Travell...

    POSTED 22 Jun, 2018 18 Comments

  • Fiji Airways' new Tabua Club Plus program gives Qantas lounge access

    Fiji Airways’ most frequent flyers will soon get access to Qantas, American Airlines, British Airways and Cathay Pacific lounges following upgrades to Fiji’s Tabua Club program, as part of the airline’s upcoming Oneworld Connect partnership and the introduction of a new Tabua Cl...

    POSTED 19 Jun, 2018 0 Comments

  • Sampling the Qantas First Lounge’s Winter menu for 2018

    The latest seasonal menu for the Qantas first class lounge at Sydney and Melbourne boasts plenty of ‘winter warmers’ alongside perennial favourite dishes, although some of those have also been tweaked to take advantage of cool weather produce. Join Australian Business Traveller for t...

    POSTED 18 Jun, 2018 10 Comments

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