• QantasLink gets 'state-of-the art' departure gate lounge at Brisbane

    Qantas usually enjoys (and also suffers from) most of the attention but this week its sibling QantasLink has a story of its own to tell. The regional airline now claims what it calls a 'state of the art' gate lounge at Brisbane Airport, for the benefit of travellers flying to one of the &nb...

    POSTED 3 Jul, 2012 0 Comments

  • See the Boeing 787 at Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Darwin airports

    The revolutionary Boeing 787 Dreamliner arrives in Australia at 4pm on Thursday May 24th, as a guest of Qantas, which has ordered 50 of the next-gen jetliners to be shared between the Qantas and Jetstar fleets. The Boeing 787 is constructed from 50 per cent composite materials and acco...

    POSTED 23 May, 2012 0 Comments

  • Virgin Australia opens valet parking at Brisbane Airport

    Virgin Australia travellers at Brisbane Airport can now take advantage of valet parking and a dedicated check-in desk to speed them on their way. However, don't confuse this with the fast-track system enjoyed by Virgin passengers at Sydney Airport’s Terminal 2, which whisks trave...

    POSTED 27 Mar, 2012 0 Comments

  • 5,000 extra parking spaces at Brisbane Airport's new car park

    With the opening of Brisbane Airport's massive new 5,000-space car park, business travellers parking at Queensland's main airport will see new options including valet and premium parking. But keep an eye out for signs, as the various types of parking offered have shifted location. Short-term ...

    POSTED 18 Jan, 2012 1 Comment

  • Brisbane Airport train gets extended operating hours to 10pm

    IN BRIEF | Brisbane's airport train is now running a little later each evening, although it'll still stop before the last flights arrive at night. Starting today the trains will run until 10pm. That's a definite improvement on the previous closing time of 8pm, but still no help for people on fli...

    POSTED 12 Dec, 2011 0 Comments

  • WTF? Virgin Australia selling lifetime Lounge access for $10,000!

    We like Virgin Australia's funky new airport lounges. We're always happy to spend a few hours in them. But would we hand over $10,000 of the hard-earned in order to ensure lifetime entry? Would you, for that matter? Because a cool $10k – well, $9,750 to be exact – is what...

    POSTED 30 Nov, 2011 8 Comments

  • Strikes: new Qantas timetable axes 53 Brisbane flights per week

    Qantas is axing 53 Brisbane flights per week, starting this Monday October 17, due to ongoing industrial action. The flight cancellations are part of Qantas' new temporary timetable, which the airline says will remain in place "for the next month due to Qantas grounding five aircr...

    POSTED 15 Oct, 2011 0 Comments

  • Brisbane Airport to provide free parking

    Brisbane Airport is to introduce a free car park for drivers to waiting to pick up incoming passengers. It says the problem of people circling the airport repeatedly in their cars to avoid paying for parking is causing traffic congestion. Sydney Airport introduced a similar system at the domest...

    POSTED 9 Sep, 2011 0 Comments

  • Qantas strikes: 17 flights delayed/cancelled today

    IN BRIEF | Qantas flights out of Brisbane and Sydney are being delayed or cancelled today due to strike action by engineers. Up to 15 flights will be delayed out of Brisbane this evening after 5pm, due to the evening-shift engineers starting their shift one hour late. Two Qantas flights out of ...

    POSTED 5 Sep, 2011 0 Comments

  • Where to find free Wi-Fi wireless internet in Australian airports

    Sydney Airport charges through the nose for parking, but it's top of the list for when it comes to free Wi-Fi. In fact, it's the only major Australian airport to offer every passenger at T1/T2 full internet access when they connect with a smartphone, laptop or tablet. That's a pretty sad state o...

    POSTED 31 Aug, 2011 6 Comments

  • Photos: Virgin Australia's new Brisbane Airport lounge

    Virgin Australia's new Brisbane Airport lounge opens today, and Australian Business Traveller attended a media preview to bring you this first look at the lounge. Like its Melbourne sibling, the Brisbane lounge sports a clean contemporary design created by architect Tim Greer, from Tonkin Z...

    POSTED 27 Jul, 2011 3 Comments

  • Virgin Australia to open new Brisbane lounge tomorrow

    Update: Virgin Australia's new Brisbane lounge is now open – check out our photo gallery!  Previous: Virgin Australia will open its new lounge at Brisbane airport tomorrow, Wednesday, July 27, as the airline continues its drive to woo premium passengers away from Qantas. A Virgi...

    POSTED 26 Jul, 2011 3 Comments

  • SmartGate: scanning your passport and face at the airport

    If you like the self-service nature of Qantas' Next-Gen Check-in, you'll want to try out the Australian Government's  SmartGate computerised immigration system, which, from today, is available in every Australian international airport. The eighth and final airport, Darwin International, lau...

    POSTED 1 Jul, 2011 10 Comments

  • What in the wierd..? Test the Brisbane AirportLink road driving simulator

    We've heard of flight simulators, and even miniature airport simulators, but this new online simulator must surely be a world-first. Brisbane AirportLink -- the company behind Brisbane's new tollroad to the airport -- has released an online driving simulator that lets you 'drive' from your home ...

    POSTED 27 Jun, 2011 0 Comments

  • Virgin Australia's Melbourne and Brisbane airport lounges to get 'priority access' security lane

    Virgin Australia's upgraded lounges in Melbourne and Brisbane airports will include dedicated security channels for the benefit of business travellers and frequent flyers. In a presentation to the Macquarie Investor Conference today, Virgin Australia listed "Brisbane and Melbourne priority ...

    POSTED 6 May, 2011 0 Comments

  • Virgin Blue Melbourne and Brisbane airport lounge closures: updates

    We've seen a surprising increase in the number of people muttering about the Virgin Blue lounges in Melbourne and Brisbane being closed, with particular complaints about the lack of decent alternative food, drink and workspace options for business travellers. Virgin Blue is promising a revamp on...

    POSTED 21 Apr, 2011 0 Comments

  • V Australia to share AirNZ Koru Lounges in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane

    V Australia's premium passengers in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane will gain access to Air New Zealand's Koru Lounges this month. Business class travellers and those holding Velocity Gold status under the V Australia and Virgin Blue frequent flyer program will be ushered through the doors and ca...

    POSTED 31 Jan, 2011 0 Comments

  • Emirates Skywards and Virgin Blue Velocity Rewards end frequent flyer partnership

    Emirates will close its Skywards frequent flyer partnership with Virgin Blue's Velocity Rewards at the end of March, so frequent flyers hoping to redeem points across the two programmes this year should book tickets quickly. It's still possible to make reward bookings across the two airlines for...

    POSTED 25 Jan, 2011 0 Comments

  • New Emirates flights to Copenhagen: one-stop from Australia, better connections for some

    Emirates has announced flights to Copenhagen in Denmark: good news for business travellers heading to the pharmaceutical and IT hubs in Denmark's capital city and nearby southern Sweden, just over the bridge. Some travellers from Australia to Copenhagen will see improved connection times, but ch...

    POSTED 21 Jan, 2011 0 Comments

  • Travel agent slugs Brisbane flood victim $2,000 in air travel cancellation fees

    Although most airlines were quick to waive fees for passengers who needed to change their flights to or from Brisbane due to last week's floods (click here for our full list and all details), not all travellers were so fortunate. Australian Business Traveller reader Troy C. was slugged an astoni...

    POSTED 17 Jan, 2011 0 Comments

  • ROUNDUP: Top 5 stories of the week

    It won't surprise anyone that Australian Business Traveller readers were most interested in our continuing coverage of the flooding affecting Queensland, and particularly our information about Brisbane Airport.  Qantas was also high on your reading list -- and so was United's CEO ...

    POSTED 17 Jan, 2011 0 Comments

  • "Back to work": roads to Brisbane airport reopen, public transport still disrupted

    The roads to Brisbane airport are mostly open, though public transport is still disrupted as the city starts to get back on its feet. "We have to get this city cranking back into gear again. It's just as important to the overall recovery in Brisbane," said Brisbane's Lord Mayor Campbell New...

    POSTED 17 Jan, 2011 1 Comment

  • How to get to Brisbane Airport this weekend

    Brisbane authorities have finalised arrangements for getting to the airports as the cleanup after the Queensland city's devastating floods begins.  Airlines are waiving their usual change fees due to the flooding's impact. Australian Business Traveller has contacted all major carriers a...

    POSTED 14 Jan, 2011 0 Comments

  • Brisbane Airport access improving, public transport free for the week

    Access is improving to Brisbane Airport, and public transport in southeast Queensland will be free from 14-21 January, Australian Business Traveller has learned.  All major airlines are waiving their usual change fees in the aftermath of the floods, and we have full details of a...

    POSTED 14 Jan, 2011 0 Comments

  • Which airlines will waive fees for Brisbane flight changes?

    Need to change your flights to or from Brisbane due to the ongoing flooding? Australian Business Traveller has contacted all the major airlines flying to and from Brisbane Airport to find out the exact details of their change policy following the Queensland floods. Domestic Australian airlines ...

    POSTED 13 Jan, 2011 0 Comments

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