• The best dining rooms in business class airport lounges

    Plenty of business class lounges offer promptly-made signatures or ‘dishes of the day’, such as you’d find at Qantas’ Melbourne Spice Bar or at one of Cathay Pacific’s many walk-up noodle bars, but some business class lounges go above and beyond in the dining stakes,...

    POSTED 19 Jun, 2019 3 Comments

  • Turkish Airlines plans an exclusive, better-than-business-class lounge

    Following its move from Ataturk Airport to the new Istanbul Airport earlier this year, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines expects to open a better-than-business-class lounge in the coming months at its new home hub, aptly named the Turkish Airlines Exclusive Lounge. As its name implies, this ...

    POSTED 13 Jun, 2019 10 Comments

  • KLM Crown Lounge in Amsterdam gains à la carte restaurant

    KLM’s flagship Crown Lounge at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport now features an à la carte restaurant for passengers jetting beyond the bounds of the European Schengen Area – simply named Blue by KLM – joining the lounge’s established buffet dining as part of an ongoing o...

    POSTED 2 Jun, 2019 0 Comments

  • SkyTeam considers extending lounge access to domestic travellers

    EXCLUSIVE | Lounge access with SkyTeam member airlines has long been a point of contention for SkyTeam Elite Plus frequent flyers and business class travellers, with that privilege extended only to passengers travelling internationally as an alliance-wide rule. This approach sees most SkyTeam do...

    POSTED 2 Jun, 2019 3 Comments

  • A Qantas flyer's guide to Brisbane international lounge access

    Heading overseas from Brisbane Airport with Qantas or one of its many partner airlines? Depending on your travel itinerary, frequent flyer status, credit cards and lounge memberships, you may be able to visit up to three lounges before a single flight: but making that choice isn't always straight...

    POSTED 23 May, 2019 7 Comments

  • Save up to 40% on Qantas Club airport lounge membership

    Planning to join the Qantas Club? Then now's the time to act with savings of up to $900 on the total up-front costs for new cardholders. With plans available for either one, two or four years, this deal cuts around 23% off the price of one-year passes, discounted from $939 to $725.40: including ...

    POSTED 21 May, 2019 9 Comments

  • American Airlines' new Dallas/Fort Worth Flagship first class lounge

    American Airlines’ new Flagship Lounge at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport is now open, bringing a significant upgrade not only for AA passengers travelling domestically and abroad, but also for eligible Qantas travellers taking the 17-hour journey aboard QF8 from Dallas to Sydney, who can also st...

    POSTED 17 May, 2019 21 Comments

  • Star Alliance opens refurbished business, first class lounges in Paris

    Business class and first class passengers travelling with Star Alliance airlines from Terminal 1 at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport – a roster that includes Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines and more – can now retreat to an updated Star Alliance lounge before t...

    POSTED 8 May, 2019 7 Comments

  • A Qantas flyer's guide to Melbourne international lounge access

    Jetting abroad from Melbourne Airport with Qantas or one of its partner airlines? You could have access to as many as four lounges before a single flight – or up to six lounges for any one journey, when carrying the right credit card and lounge membership – but choosing which lounge t...

    POSTED 7 May, 2019 7 Comments

  • A Qantas flyer's guide to Sydney international airport lounge access

    With up to five airport lounges at Sydney Airport serving passengers jetting abroad with Qantas and its partner airlines – and some travellers having access to as many as four lounges before a single flight – choosing which lounge to visit isn’t always an easy decision. While t...

    POSTED 16 Apr, 2019 12 Comments

  • Japan Airlines unveils refreshed Tokyo Narita first class lounge

    Following a six-month transformation and a renewed focus on food to tempt the tastebuds of travellers, one half of Japan Airlines’ main first class lounge at Tokyo's Narita Airport is once again welcoming travellers. The refresh sees an introduction of JAL’s Table, building on the pr...

    POSTED 5 Apr, 2019 1 Comment

  • Australian arrivals lounge access for Qantas international flyers

    Ever stepped off a long overseas flight – especially one that touches down early in the morning – and wished Australian airports had international arrivals lounges for a spot of breakfast, a coffee and shower so you can hit the ground running? Sadly, no Australian airport features an...

    POSTED 29 Mar, 2019 22 Comments

  • Inside eight of the world's most exclusive airport lounges

    Some airport VIP lounges are so exclusive that there are no signs pointing you in their direction: if you're invited, you'll know where to find the secret entrance, which is sometimes away from the 'regular' lounges used by other travellers. Whether stopping by for a quick à la carte meal...

    POSTED 27 Mar, 2019 16 Comments

  • The House airport lounges at Sydney, Melbourne now offer paid entry

    The House lounges at Sydney and Melbourne are opening their doors to paying passengers on any airline, providing a welcome option for international travellers without business class lounge access due to travel class or lack of frequent flyer status. Entry starts at $80 per person when booked onl...

    POSTED 22 Mar, 2019 4 Comments

  • Turkish Airlines opens new Star Alliance lounge at Bangkok Airport

    Star Alliance passengers seeking an alternative to the ageing Thai Airways lounges in Bangkok Airport have a new option to explore on their next journey through Thailand, with Turkish Airlines opening an all-new lounge at Suvarnabhumi Airport for international travellers. Located in Concourse ...

    POSTED 14 Mar, 2019 15 Comments

  • Your guide to bringing guests into Qantas airport lounges

    Bringing guests into Qantas' first class, business class and Qantas Club lounges should be simple, but the rules for that +1 aren't always straightforward – and, to add to the confusion, can vary significantly between lounges. Don't be caught out when travelling with colleagues, friends or...

    POSTED 13 Mar, 2019 34 Comments

  • Your guide to Auckland Airport's international lounges

    With five international lounges welcoming passengers jetting from Auckland to Australia, travellers may find they have a choice between two, three or even four lounges, depending on their frequent flyer status, travel class and lounge membership. For example, a Qantas Platinum frequent flyer can...

    POSTED 6 Mar, 2019 1 Comment

  • Finnair to open new Helsinki business class, Platinum Wing lounges

    Passengers travelling with Finnair through Helsinki can soon relax in new business class and Platinum-grade frequent flyer lounges in the airport’s international departures area, with the opening of a new Finnair Platinum Wing and a revamped Finnair Business Lounge. Found after passport co...

    POSTED 15 Feb, 2019 10 Comments

  • London Heathrow T2 Star Alliance business class lounges

    Star Alliance passengers have many lounges to choose from at London's Heathrow Airport, helped by the fact that all Star Alliance flights depart from the same terminal, making it easy for passengers to choose their lounge. Whether you're travelling near or far, every business class departure lou...

    POSTED 15 Feb, 2019 6 Comments

  • Qantas' new Singapore first class lounge to open November 2019

    Qantas' new first class lounge in Singapore is getting closer to welcoming its first travellers, with the ribbon cut and the welcome mat being laid out at the end of November. Catering for 240 guests, here's what Qantas first class flyers – along with Platinum, Platinum One and Chairman's ...

    POSTED 14 Feb, 2019 18 Comments

  • The rise of the 'business class only' airport lounge

    Many airlines have long rewarded Gold-grade frequent flyers with access to business class lounges, but 'business class only' facilities are slowly becoming more widespread, creating a private space for passengers flying up front that's separate to the lounge used by frequent flyers booked in prem...

    POSTED 12 Feb, 2019 43 Comments

  • American Express tightens Centurion Lounge access rules

    Flashing your metal AMEX Platinum Charge Card or the invitation-only Centurion Card will carry less weight at American Express Centurion Lounges from March, with the global card issuer clamping down on worldwide access to its own brand of VIP lounges. Come March 22 2019, cardholders will no long...

    POSTED 30 Jan, 2019 14 Comments

  • Cathay Pacific opens yoga and meditation space in Hong Kong

    Cathay Pacific’s The Pier business class lounge in Hong Kong is now home to a dedicated yoga and meditation space, where passengers can relax and unwind before their flight. Located just behind reception and divided into two 'sanctuaries', The Body Sanctuary invites travellers to follow gu...

    POSTED 29 Jan, 2019 3 Comments

  • These business and first class airport lounges have the best Champagne

    Like many Australian Business Traveller readers, I appreciate the comforts of a good airport lounge – especially when there's a great Champagne to enjoy there before my flight. For me, the presence (or absence) of Champagne can also be a reason to visit one lounge over another, particularl...

    POSTED 7 Jan, 2019 16 Comments

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

    Brisbane Airport's international terminal is home to no less than five lounges, and with some business class passengers, frequent flyers or lounge members potentially having two or even three lounges to choose from, it pays to know all the options. For example, Star Alliance business class passe...

    POSTED 22 Nov, 2018 13 Comments

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