• AMEX axes Priority Pass meal credit at Australian airports

    American Express is withdrawing the offer of $36 of credit at selected cafes and restaurants at Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Gold Coast airports via AMEX Platinum card membership to the global Priority Pass lounge scheme. While access to Priority Pass-partnered lounges&nbs...

    POSTED 7 Jun, 2019 36 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

  • Qantas' Brisbane international lounge just got larger

    Qantas' Brisbane International Lounge has just gotten bigger, with the opening of a ground floor annexe to boost capacity by some 25% and ease the squeeze during the busiest travel periods. The new space – previously occupied by Air New Zealand – has seating for 100 passengers and ...

    POSTED 18 Apr, 2019 12 Comments

  • Five tips for Qantas flyers visiting Brisbane's domestic lounges

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. From the fastest paths through security to the quickest place to get your morning coffee, there are many tricks regular travellers learn along the way to save time: and when tr...

    POSTED 18 Mar, 2019 10 Comments

  • Brisbane Airport security trial keeps laptops, liquids in your bag

    One of the biggest hassles of international travel has to be the airport security checkpoint, where passengers have to fish laptops, tablets with keyboards, powders, liquids, aerosols and gels out of their bag and present them separately for screening: but a new trial at Brisbane Airport aims to ...

    POSTED 31 Jan, 2019 8 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

  • Qantas trials 'digital passport' stored in your smartphone

    Qantas has begun Australian trials of new technology to store your passport in a smartphone app and rely on facial recognition at key points within the airport. The program is being introduced at Brisbane Airport and will allow passengers on three selected Qantas flights to keep their passport a...

    POSTED 9 Nov, 2018 2 Comments

  • Samoa Airways launches Brisbane-Apia flights

    IN BRIEF | Samoa Airways, the country’s national airline, will commence non-stop flights between Brisbane and Apia in November, linking the Queensland capital with Samoa’s largest city. From November 13 2018, return flights will run twice weekly on Tuesdays and Sundays using a Boeing...

    POSTED 3 Sep, 2018 5 Comments

  • Tips to fast-track your journey through Brisbane Airport

    Whether you fly once a year or every other day, one thing’s for sure: nobody likes standing in line at the airport, but you don’t always need a business class ticket or a shiny frequent flyer card to fast-track your way through the terminal and onto your flight or your ride home. Her...

    POSTED 27 Feb, 2018 16 Comments

  • Brisbane Airport moves international terminal pick-up zone

    Travellers arriving into Brisbane Airport's international terminal and being collected by friends or family won't be impressed by the new pick-up area which opens Thursday November 23. Rather than being located at the terminal itself – as with the soon-to-be-closed pick-up road, conve...

    POSTED 21 Nov, 2017 23 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines brings A350s, premium economy to Brisbane

    Singapore Airlines is swinging its new Airbus A350s onto three of its four daily Brisbane-Singapore flights over the coming months, complete with its latest-generation fully-flat beds in business class offering direct aisle access from every seat. The A350 upgrade will also see the debut of Sing...

    POSTED 15 Aug, 2017 25 Comments

  • Priority Pass offers $36 of free food, drink at Brisbane Airport

    Priority Pass has extended its coverage of airport dining to Brisbane, with three outlets at Brisbane's domestic and international terminal now offering $36 of food and drink credit. The program works in the same way as it does for seven restaurants, bars and bistros in Sydney Airport: order you...

    POSTED 3 Jul, 2017 10 Comments

  • Photo tour: Qantas' new international lounge at Brisbane Airport

    Qantas will open the doors to its new business class lounge at Brisbane International Airport on Thursday October 20, but not before Australian Business Traveller stopped by for a sneak peek at the slick split-level lounge. From the outside there's very little difference to what was here before:...

    POSTED 19 Oct, 2016 11 Comments

  • Priority Pass expands lounge network in Brisbane

    Members of the Priority Pass independent airport lounge scheme can now flash their card for access to the Plaza Premium Lounge at Brisbane Airport’s international terminal. Regardless of which airline you’re flying with or where you’re sitting on board, Plaza Premium welcomes...

    POSTED 17 Aug, 2016 10 Comments

  • Qantas shutters Brisbane Airport international lounges for make-over

    Qantas has hung out the 'closed' sign on its first class and business class lounges at Brisbane Airport's international terminal ahead of their renovation into a single Qantas International Premium Lounge. The all-new lounge is expected to debut in October, with its enlarged footprint and upgrad...

    POSTED 29 Jun, 2016 2 Comments

  • First look: Singapore Airlines' new SilverKris lounge, Brisbane Airport

    Singapore Airlines' new SilverKris lounge at Brisbane Airport welcomes its first passengers next week, but not before Australian Business Traveller dropped by for a first look. As you enter, the first thing that pops out is a modern take on SQ's 'Signature Screen', a printed glass artwork that s...

    POSTED 20 May, 2016 11 Comments

  • Brisbane Airport's Plaza Premium lounge to open this month

    Brisbane Airport's Plaza Premium lounge is now open – but is it worth the $56 entry fee? Read our independent review to find out! AusBT review: Plaza Premium Lounge, Brisbane International Airport PREVIOUS | Australia's first Plaza Premium-branded lounge will open at Brisbane Airport this...

    POSTED 19 Apr, 2016 8 Comments

  • ACCC slams Sydney, Melbourne Airport parking charges

    Australia’s consumer watchdog the ACCC is rebuking the country’s major airports – particular those in Sydney and Melbourne – over the prices charged for airport parking, resulting in exorbitant profit margins at the expense of value for travellers. In its latest Airport M...

    POSTED 24 Mar, 2016 10 Comments

  • First look: new Air New Zealand, Star Alliance Brisbane lounge

    The doors to Air New Zealand's shiny new Brisbane Airport lounge are now open, with the airline moving into a completely new facility almost twice the size of its current lounge. Prior to its debut, Australian Business Traveller stopped by for a sneak peek of what's in store, and it's quite a pl...

    POSTED 14 Mar, 2016 22 Comments

  • Virgin Australia reinstates Brisbane Premium Entry opening hours

    Update | Virgin Australia’s ‘Premium Entry’ facility at Brisbane Airport will once again be open from early mornings until late evenings on weekdays, operating the same hours as the airline's Brisbane lounge. However, a spokesperson for Virgin Australia has advised Austral...

    POSTED 20 Jan, 2016 49 Comments

  • New Brisbane airport lounges for Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Air New Zealand

    Qantas, Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand will all open new lounges at Brisbane Airport over the coming years, joined by an airline-independent Plaza Premium Lounge for travellers flying with any airline. Following Virgin Australia's boosted Brisbane lounge, Qantas will up the ante at the d...

    POSTED 9 Dec, 2015 13 Comments

  • Virgin Australia's Brisbane Airport terminal transformation

    From a shiny new lounge with Premium Entry facilities through to a revitalised satellite pier, more aerobridges and fresh retail options, Virgin Australia’s revamped Brisbane Airport terminal significantly improves the pre-flight experience for all guests: not just those with lounge access....

    POSTED 12 Oct, 2015 7 Comments

  • Virgin Australia considers dedicated mining and resources lounge

    Virgin Australia could open the country's first airport lounge dedicated to workers in the mining and resources sector later this year. It's one of several options for the airline's Brisbane domestic terminal following the expansion of Virgin's Brisbane lounge and the subsequent c...

    POSTED 29 Sep, 2015 15 Comments

  • Photo tour: Virgin Australia's new Brisbane lounge, terminal

    Virgin Group founder Richard Branson officially unveils Virgin Australia's new lounge, Premium Entry facilities and terminal today at Brisbane Airport, and Australian Business Traveller was on the scene to bring you these exclusive snaps. Virgin Australia Brisbane Premium Entry For business c...

    POSTED 9 Sep, 2015 15 Comments

  • Brisbane Airport trials automated boarding gates

    Passengers flying through Brisbane Airport may notice new self-serve boarding gates: now being trialled at the domestic terminal in partnership with Virgin Australia and industry heavyweight SITA. Travellers simply scan their own paper or electronic boarding pass at the barrier – rather th...

    POSTED 7 Sep, 2015 11 Comments

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