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.
But once the work itself begins in mid-November, the staged construction will see a much smaller Qantas Club through to the second half of 2018.
As a result, Gold-grade frequent flyers and Qantas Club members will be unable to bring a guest into the Qantas Club during the busy peak hours from 5am to 9am and from 3pm to 7pm.
Outside those hours, guest access will remain available – as will the use of complimentary lounge invitations – although Qantas notes this will still be "subject to lounge availability."
Happily for Qantas Platinum card-holders there's currently no restriction on bringing guests into the Business Lounge.