• Qantas' new Perth international business class lounge to open March 24

    Qantas will open its all-new international business class lounge at Perth Airport on March 24, ahead of the same-day departure of the first non-stop Boeing 787 flight to London at 6.50pm. Airline CEO Mr Alan Joyce will do some ribbon-cutting, speech-making and glass-raising before setting out on...

    POSTED 1 Feb, 2018 12 Comments

  • New Air France business class lounge at Paris Charles de Gaulle

    Air France's new business class lounge concept at Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport adopts a vibrant upmarket design with a twist: a 'wellness zone' incorporating a Clarins spa, private saunas, sleep suites and even a detox bar. Spread across 2,180m² in Hall L at Terminal 2, the lounge ...

    POSTED 26 Jan, 2018 1 Comment

  • American Express Centurion Lounge to open at New York's JFK Airport

    New York’s JFK Airport is finally getting an American Express Centurion Lounge, and it’ll be the largest in the elite AMEX lounge network. Split across two levels with a footprint of almost 1,400m² the new Centurion Lounge is slated to open at JFK Terminal 4 in early 2019 and ...

    POSTED 17 Jan, 2018 1 Comment

  • First photos: Korean Air's new Seoul Terminal 2 airport lounges

    Korean Air opens new first class, business class and frequent flyer lounges at Seoul's Incheon Airport Terminal 2 when the airline shifts its flights from T12 to T2 on January 18, 2018. The First Class Lounge, appropriately enough, is restricted to first class flyers – who'll start their j...

    POSTED 17 Jan, 2018 3 Comments

  • How to get airport lounge access when flying premium economy

    Premium economy trumps ‘regular’ economy in many ways, but one aspect commonly missing from the equation is airport lounge access – a perk typically reserved for business class passengers instead. However, you don’t have to sit out in the terminal: there are many ways to ...

    POSTED 13 Jan, 2018 9 Comments

  • Should you tip the staff in US airport lounges?

    TALKING POINT | Tipping is a way of life in the United States, and while most people understand the need to tip in bars and restaurants, should you also be tipping the staff in airport lounges who do practically the same thing – even if what you’re eating or drinking is provided for &...

    POSTED 9 Jan, 2018 62 Comments

  • Etihad cuts Melbourne lounge entry fee, now sells access to VIP room

    Etihad Airways has dropped the price for walk-up access to its Melbourne Airport lounge, while also making the private VIP room – previously reserved for high flyers on the Airbus A380's extravagant three-room Residence suite – available for a flat $40 fee. Members of the airl...

    POSTED 8 Jan, 2018 12 Comments

  • Lufthansa adds paid spa treatments to First Class, Senator lounges

    IN BRIEF | Lufthansa hopes that travellers flying out of Frankfurt will feel less stressed and more spoiled following the debut of a day spa at the airport's first class and Senator lounges. Run by the CHI-MAS Institute, the spa areas offer a wide range of services from massage and facials ...

    POSTED 5 Jan, 2018 2 Comments

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

    Over the Christmas / New Year break, Australian Business Traveller will be revisiting some of our most popular articles of 2017. We’re still around to report on any breaking news during this time, otherwise our regular publishing schedule will resume on Monday January 8, 2018. Hundreds of ...

    POSTED 30 Dec, 2017 40 Comments

  • Visiting Emirates' Moët & Chandon Champagne bar in Dubai

    Over the Christmas / New Year break, Australian Business Traveller will be revisiting some of our most popular articles of 2017. We’re still around to report on any breaking news during this time, otherwise our regular publishing schedule will resume on Monday January 8, 2018. Nestled in E...

    POSTED 28 Dec, 2017 7 Comments

  • Is Emirates' Dubai business class lounge worth $100 to visit?

    Over the Christmas / New Year break, Australian Business Traveller will be revisiting some of our most popular articles of 2017. We’re still around to report on any breaking news during this time, otherwise our regular publishing schedule will resume on Monday January 8, 2018. Emirates now...

    POSTED 28 Dec, 2017 24 Comments

  • Inside Fiji Airways' new Nadi Airport Premier Lounge

    Fiji Airways' new Premier Lounge at Nadi International Airport is now open to the airline's business class passengers, members of its Tabua Club and eligible Qantas frequent flyers. Lighter, brighter and better-appointed, this is a welcome upgrade from the old lounge and more prop...

    POSTED 19 Dec, 2017 13 Comments

  • These five pods turn airport lounges into smart workspaces

    Stop by some of the newest airport lounges of Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines and United Airlines and you'll spy a special breed of furniture made with today's business traveller in mind. It's the work pod: a custom-designed seat which doubles as a temporary pre-flight workspace. That means ...

    POSTED 19 Dec, 2017 4 Comments

  • Qantas first class flyers can still use Emirates' London lounge

    The opening of Qantas' own lounge at London's Heathrow Airport Terminal 3 has added a home-grown option for the airline's passengers before flying back to Sydney, Melbourne and soon Perth. However, many Qantas travellers – including first class and business class passengers along with Plat...

    POSTED 14 Dec, 2017 9 Comments

  • Qantas now serves a secret Champagne at its London lounge

    While easily dismissed as a #FirstWorldProblem, the choice of Champagne at Qantas' newly-opened London lounge has become a #FirstClassProblem for Qantas' elite passengers on its daily Airbus A380 flights from London to Sydney and Melbourne. This unexpected brouhaha over bubbles began w...

    POSTED 12 Dec, 2017 32 Comments

  • Priority Pass unlocks $36 of food and drink at Melbourne Airport

    Priority Pass’ growing network of affiliated restaurants now includes two locations at Melbourne Airport, where members of the global airport lounge scheme receive a $36 credit towards the cost of their pre-flight meal in place of lounge access. On the list is Bar Pulpo by MoVida, speciali...

    POSTED 5 Dec, 2017 14 Comments

  • First look: Air New Zealand's Perth Airport Star Alliance lounge

    With Air New Zealand's Perth Airport business class lounge now open for travellers, what's in store behind that frosted glass door? In short: an impressive pre-flight experience for the Kiwi carrier's business class passengers, top-tier frequent flyers and Koru Club members – and their e...

    POSTED 5 Dec, 2017 19 Comments

  • Five useful Qantas 'lounge hacks' for the savvy traveller

    Most business travellers know that the right frequent flyer card or boarding pass can grant access to airport lounges, but there are many less-publicised perks which can make the pre-flight (or even, post-flight) experience far more enjoyable. Here are five travel hacks you should know about bef...

    POSTED 5 Dec, 2017 8 Comments

  • Air New Zealand opens new Perth Airport business class lounge

    Air New Zealand opens its all-new Perth Airport lounge this week, adding a fourth classy lounge to its Australian network. The lounge will share a similar design to its east coast siblings in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, which in turn draw from the contemporary look of the Ki...

    POSTED 4 Dec, 2017 15 Comments

  • First look: Qantas opens new London Heathrow lounge

    Qantas will open its all-new London lounge at Heathrow Airport Terminal 3 tomorrow, Wednesday November 29 (UK time), and it’s the most impressive addition yet to Qantas’ international business class lounge network. Like its siblings in Hong Kong, Singapore and Los Angeles, local in...

    POSTED 28 Nov, 2017 50 Comments

  • How to book a private suite at the Qantas first class lounge

    Need to plough through some work ahead of your international flight from the Qantas first class lounge in Sydney or Melbourne? Each of these impressive lounges has two private rooms which travellers can book for free. And when we say 'room' – well, they're more like a well-appoin...

    POSTED 27 Nov, 2017 1 Comment

  • Qantas' new London Heathrow lounge opens this month

    Qantas' new London Heathrow Lounge is now open, and we've got plenty of photos and all the details in our exclusive first look report! Read more: Qantas opens new London Heathrow lounge PREVIOUS | Qantas expects to cut the ribbon to its new London Heathrow airport lounge in November, givin...

    POSTED 21 Nov, 2017 73 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

  • 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 9 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 2 Comments

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