• 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 10 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 8 Comments

  • Should Qantas' Project Sunrise business class seats have doors?

    TALKING POINT | All of a sudden, doors are the thing for business class. Four airlines already have them – most recently, British Airways with its new Club Suites – and little doubt that other airlines will tap this trend in the years to come. Which brings us to Qantas’ ne...

    POSTED 12 Apr, 2019 50 Comments

  • Top five benefits of Qantas Platinum One for first class flyers

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. A Qantas first class ticket already covers your access to the best airport lounges on the ground – or failing that, the same can be had via a Qantas Platinum membership – but...

    POSTED 11 Apr, 2019 9 Comments

  • The top Qantas frequent flyer credit card sign-up deals for April

    With a bevy of bonus Qantas Points now on the table across a range of Australian credit cards, it's now possible to earn as many as 150,000 bonus Qantas Points from a single credit card application: enough for a return business class trip to places like Tokyo, Shanghai or Beijing. That's in addi...

    POSTED 9 Apr, 2019 0 Comments

  • Top tips for Qantas flyers visiting Melbourne's domestic lounges

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. Whether you're hunting down a quiet place to work at what's otherwise a bustling airport or finding the fastest way to grab your coffee before zipping to the boarding gate, the...

    POSTED 5 Apr, 2019 29 Comments

  • Bankwest cuts credit card Qantas frequent flyer points

    Bankwest is tweaking the number of Qantas frequent flyer points its credit card customers can earn from May 22 2019, with some minor increases on smaller monthly spends but significant cuts for bigger transactors. Hardest-hit is the Bankwest Qantas Classic Mastercard which faces a 40% reduction ...

    POSTED 5 Apr, 2019 6 Comments

  • 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

  • Using Qantas Points to upgrade vs. booking flights with points

    TALKING POINT | Business travellers clock up a lot of frequent flyer points, and when it comes to spending those hard-earned Qantas Points, they often come up against a common quandary: should they use them to book a flight outright, or funnel them towards applying for an upgrade? Upgrading...

    POSTED 22 Mar, 2019 7 Comments

  • Qantas, Aer Lingus end frequent flyer partnership

    EXCLUSIVE | Aer Lingus’ partnership with the Qantas Frequent Flyer program will end on July 1 2019, when the airlines part ways and the ability to earn and redeem Qantas Points on Ireland's national airline is withdrawn. On the earning side, Qantas cardholders can collect Qantas Points on ...

    POSTED 19 Mar, 2019 10 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

  • 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 30 Comments

  • Now you can bring a heavier bag as Qantas increases carry-on allowance

    Qantas is increasing the per-bag weight limit for cabin bags on domestic flights, with passengers now able to bring a carry-on bag as heavy as 10kg. The new rules take effect from Monday 25 March and provide additional flexibility for travellers who have felt stymied by the current cap of 7kg pe...

    POSTED 7 Mar, 2019 72 Comments

  • Five tips for Qantas flyers visiting Sydney Airport's domestic lounges

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. Whether it's lounge access after your flight, getting through to the Qantas Club or Business Lounge even faster, or even pre-ordering your coffee before you arrive, there are p...

    POSTED 7 Mar, 2019 6 Comments

  • How to book flights to Tokyo and Japan using Qantas Points

    Japan remains one of the most popular destinations for Australian travellers, and stash of Qantas frequent flyer points unlocks plenty of ways to fly direct to Japan from the eastern states as well as one-stop options such as Cathay Pacific via Hong Kong. So whether you’re hitting the powd...

    POSTED 6 Mar, 2019 2 Comments

  • The top Qantas frequent flyer credit card sign-up deals for March

    Even though summer is now over, Australia's latest Qantas credit card sign-up deals are starting to really heat up, with up to 150,000 bonus Qantas Points now up for grabs from a single card application: enough for a return business class flight to the likes of Tokyo, Shanghai or Beijing. That d...

    POSTED 5 Mar, 2019 0 Comments

  • Qantas business class upgrade guide

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. Last updated January 2019. Nobody likes to fly in economy, so how do you go about getting an upgrade to business class? There are plenty of myths and also misinformation on how to get a...

    POSTED 28 Feb, 2019 82 Comments

  • What do you want from Qantas' Project Sunrise first, business class?

    TALKING POINT | Last week, Qantas CEO Alan Joyce told Australian Business Traveller that the airline's globe-striding Project Sunrise jets would feature the Roo's 'best ever' first class and business class. Come 2022 – a mere three years from now – those jets will take wing on n...

    POSTED 26 Feb, 2019 125 Comments

  • The five best benefits of Qantas Platinum for first class flyers

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. When you’re flying first class, you already have the best seat on the plane with pre-flight access to the best airport lounges: but for frequent flyers who regularly travel up the ...

    POSTED 25 Feb, 2019 8 Comments

  • Alan Joyce aims to 'redefine’ business, first class on 20 hour flights

    Qantas CEO Alan Joyce wants to match his ambitious Project Sunrise program for non-stop flights from Sydney and Melbourne to London and New York, with equally bullish plans for the seats and suites which will cradle passengers on those marathon 18-20 hour treks. “It will be the best produc...

    POSTED 21 Feb, 2019 79 Comments

  • Which US airport lounges can Qantas Club members use?

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. While Qantas Club members normally need to be travelling on a Qantas (or Jetstar) flight number to gain access to airport lounges, that’s not always the case – and in the Uni...

    POSTED 20 Feb, 2019 9 Comments

  • Guided tour: inside the new Qantas Singapore first class lounge

    An all-new Qantas first class lounge is taking shape at Singapore’s Changi Airport, and we’ve been for a virtual walkthrough of the deluxe digs thanks to some pretty impressive VR technology. Here’s what you can expect to see when the lounge opens by the end of November 2019. T...

    POSTED 19 Feb, 2019 27 Comments

  • Supercharge your status with Qantas' 2019 double status credits promo

    The first Qantas 'double status credits' promotion of 2019 has landed, which means your status is set to take off – whether you're looking to lock away Gold, Platinum or even Platinum One for the coming year. The promotion runs from Monday 18 February through to Monday 25 February, and cov...

    POSTED 18 Feb, 2019 39 Comments

  • Qantas: upgraded Airbus A380s will begin flying in August 2019

    Qantas has pushed back the long-awaited upgrade to its Airbus A380s, shifting the kick-off from March to July, with the first of the refurb'd birds now expected to take wing in August. Qantas International CEO Alison Webster confirmed the four-month setback to the program, although tha...

    POSTED 14 Feb, 2019 119 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 17 Comments

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