• Qantas opens new-look Melbourne Qantas Club, business class lounge

    Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce will officially cut the ribbon on the airlines' new Melbourne domestic lounges this Thursday, November 1, marking the end of a year-long upgrade for both the Qantas Club and the Qantas Business Lounge. That multi-million dollar makeover saw an all-new Qantas Club open...

    POSTED 29 Oct, 2018 25 Comments

  • Qantas opens all-new Melbourne domestic business class lounge

    Qantas has opened its all-new Melbourne Domestic Business Lounge, with business class passengers and Platinum-grade frequent flyers set to enjoy a smart and spacious upgrade to the previously tired and cramped quarters. The lounge is styled as a 'supper club' with Qantas citing dark tones and so...

    POSTED 24 Aug, 2018 20 Comments

  • First photos: Qantas opens new-look Melbourne Qantas Club lounge

    The mod make-over of Qantas’ domestic Melbourne Airport lounges has reached its first milestone with the opening of the new Qantas Club, and travellers are in for a treat. The new space roughly mirrors the footprint of the current Qantas Club but swaps the cluttered and rather drab sea of ...

    POSTED 29 May, 2018 51 Comments

  • Photos: all-new Qantas Melbourne Business Lounge, Qantas Club

    UPDATE | Qantas will begin upgrading its domestic Qantas Club and business class lounges at Melbourne Airport in November, with construction works to take place over a 12-month period. Both lounges will remain open during the renovation, with the upgrades – exclusively revealed by Australi...

    POSTED 25 Aug, 2017 35 Comments

  • eBay bans sales of free Qantas Club airport lounge passes (again)

    Well that didn't last long! A flock of Qantas airport lounge passes are once again available on eBay, just days after the online auction house removed all such sales listings saying they breach eBay's rules. A spokesperson for eBay last week claimed the site had “filters in place which con...

    POSTED 24 Jan, 2017 34 Comments

  • Qantas vs Virgin Australia: battle of the business lounge breakfast

    Breakfast: it's the most important meal of the day, and one that many business travellers tuck into at their favourite airport lounge. But how do those lounges compare in the breakfast stakes? In our exclusive 'Battle of the Business Lounge Breakfast' we set out to compare the morning fare at t...

    POSTED 18 Feb, 2016 13 Comments

  • Qantas closes Bangkok business class lounge

    Qantas will permanently close the doors to its longstanding international business class lounge in Bangkok this weekend with passengers relocated to the Louis’ Tavern CIP Lounge in Concourse G from Sunday November 15. In an email sent to frequent flyers, Qantas spruiks that the new lounge ...

    POSTED 12 Nov, 2015 54 Comments

  • Be among the first to check out Qantas' new Perth Business Lounge

    Congratulations to AusBT readers Keith Conley, Matt Delmenico and Daniel Mascione, who will be attending the opening of Perth's new Qantas Business Lounge as a guest of Australian Business Traveller and Qantas. PREVIOUS | The all-new Qantas Business Lounge is set to open at P...

    POSTED 11 Aug, 2015 1 Comment

  • Qantas trials 'silent airport lounges' without boarding calls

    Qantas could soon be giving top-tier travellers the silent treatment in its airport lounges, with the airline considering adopting a 'quiet lounge' model where boarding announcements will no longer be made. As Darryl Kerrigan might say, "Just think of all that serenity!" As the firs...

    POSTED 23 Jul, 2015 35 Comments

  • New menu for Qantas Business Lounge, Qantas Club airport lounges

    Rustic Italian meatballs, Thai sweet potato soup, minestrone, chicken and leek pot pie, baked potatoes with all the trimmings... it could be the blackboard menu from your local bistro, but instead this is just some of the fare now being served at Qantas' domestic airport lounges. It's a substant...

    POSTED 5 Jun, 2015 12 Comments

  • Reader contest: sample the new Qantas Business Lounge menu

    Congratulations to AusBT readers Andrew Hinton, Ben McBride, Lynne Moriarty, Ken Schaefer and Larni Retallack, who'll be joining us at the Qantas Business Lounge on Thursday June 4 for an exclusive tasting of the latest Qantas dishes. PREVIOUS | Qantas will this week ref...

    POSTED 1 Jun, 2015 1 Comment

  • Readers support Qantas enforcing dress code at airport lounges

    More than four out of five business travellers and frequent flyers support Qantas' controversial decision to enforce its 'smart casual' dress code at airport lounges. When news broke last week of the airline's move to crack down on poorly-dressed passengers, Australian Business Traveller ra...

    POSTED 17 Feb, 2015 44 Comments

  • Qantas to enforce dress code at Qantas Club airport lounges

    Qantas is clamping down on poorly-dressed passengers at its airport lounges, with the airline announcing it will be more rigorous in enforcing "minimum smart casual dress guidelines" at Qantas Club and Qantas Business Lounges. From April 1, travellers visiting Qantas lounges at Sydney,...

    POSTED 12 Feb, 2015 106 Comments

  • Qantas plans

    The long-awaited Qantas Business Lounge at Perth Airport will also be the first to embrace a new design concept which draws elements from the airline’s highly-regarded Singapore and Hong Kong lounges. Due to open in the second half of 2015, the Perth lounge will take it...

    POSTED 6 Nov, 2014 6 Comments

  • Qantas Business Lounges to stay open this Christmas, New Year

    Here's happy news for frequent flyers: Qantas will keep its Business Lounges at Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra airports open over the annual Christmas/New Year period. Previous years have seen the lounges shut their doors for two to three weeks, to undergo what the airline describ...

    POSTED 5 Nov, 2014 3 Comments

  • Qantas to start 'cocktail hour' in airport lounges

    Qantas is now serving cocktails in its domestic airport lounges as part of a refresh of the entire lounge experience. 5pm to 6pm has been declared 'cocktail hour' in the Qantas Business Lounges in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra, adding a little more fun, and dare we say sophistication,...

    POSTED 31 Oct, 2014 26 Comments

  • Qantas trials removal of Apple iMacs from airport lounges

    Qantas has removed most of the Apple iMacs from its three Sydney airport domestic lounges as part of a month-long trial to see if today's laptop-lugging and tablet-toting business travellers really need desktop computers. The Qantas Club, Qantas Business Lounge and even the invitation-only Qanta...

    POSTED 29 Oct, 2014 24 Comments

  • Qantas rolls news, flight updates into new QView lounge screens

    The free WiFi at selected Qantas airport lounges now comes with a side-serve of news, sport and entertainment plus live flight updates. It’s all rolled into a news portal called QView which the airline is positioning as a ‘one stop shop’ for travellers waiting for their flight....

    POSTED 23 Jul, 2014 7 Comments

  • Qantas upgrades domestic lounge menus

    Passengers stopping by Qantas Clubs and domestic Business Lounges can now enjoy a wider selection of varied dining options. In the afternoons, Platinum frequent flyers, Oneworld Emerald members and business class passengers can 'sample' sweet treats in the Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Brisban...

    POSTED 15 Jul, 2014 6 Comments

  • Qantas business lounges re-open for 2014

    The Qantas Business Lounges at Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra airports open their doors again today, having been closed for "routine cleaning and maintenance" since Christmas Eve. Qantas says that business class travellers and its top-tier Platinum-grade frequent flyers will find ...

    POSTED 13 Jan, 2014 17 Comments

  • Qantas to close domestic airport business lounges over Christmas

    Qantas will close its domestic Business Lounges at Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra airports this week so they can undergo "routine cleaning and maintenance" across the Christmas and New Year period. The four flagship domestic lounges will shut their doors following the last fl...

    POSTED 23 Dec, 2013 24 Comments

  • Qantas offers Grange at airport lounges

    Fancy a top-shelf tipple before take-off? Qantas is now selling premium wines by the glass at its Sydney domestic business lounge – but travellers pay with frequent flyer points rather than cash! The innovative trial was launched this week to promote the airline’s epiQure wine club,...

    POSTED 14 Nov, 2013 11 Comments

  • Island dining in the Qantas Business Lounge

    Airport lounges can become a second home to business travellers and frequent flyers, and their regular fare soon loses its shine. Facing the same selection of meals at breakfast and dinner bookends your day with boredom. But if you’re visiting the Qantas Business Lounge in Sydney or ...

    POSTED 20 Aug, 2013 11 Comments

  • QantasLink moves to Sydney Airport's T3: travellers have they say

    Business travellers have welcomed this week's move of regional QantasLink flights from Sydney Airport’s shared Terminal 2 to the dedicated Qantas Terminal 3, although there are also a few reservations surrounding what Qantas has dubbed the ‘Homecoming’ project. Here’s wha...

    POSTED 15 Aug, 2013 6 Comments

  • Qantas to open new Singapore airport lounge on April 11

    Qantas will open its new lounge at Singapore's Changi Airport on the evening of Thursday April 11, following an official ribbon-cutting event held in the lounge from 2pm that day. Standout features of the Qantas Singapore Lounge will include "a bespoke dining experience featuring Neil Perry...

    POSTED 5 Apr, 2013 31 Comments

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