• Sampling the Qantas first class lounge’s Spring 2018 menu

    Spring is finally here, and that means another seasonal refresh for the Rockpool dining room menu at the Qantas First Lounges in Sydney and Melbourne. Australian Business Traveller had the opportunity to sample several of the new dishes ahead of our flight from Melbourne to San Francisco, and he...

    POSTED 7 Sep, 2018 10 Comments

  • Sampling the Qantas First Lounge’s Winter menu for 2018

    The latest seasonal menu for the Qantas first class lounge at Sydney and Melbourne boasts plenty of ‘winter warmers’ alongside perennial favourite dishes, although some of those have also been tweaked to take advantage of cool weather produce. Join Australian Business Traveller for t...

    POSTED 18 Jun, 2018 10 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 Sydney & Melbourne first class lounge menu, Summer 2016-17

    Starting your next international flight from the Qantas First Lounge at Sydney or Melbourne? Then you'll want to sample the highlights of the seasonal summer menu, which will be available on an all-day dining basis through to the end of February 2017. Here's a rundown of the new dishes, and at t...

    POSTED 13 Dec, 2016 19 Comments

  • Check out the Spring 2016 menu at the Qantas first class lounge

    Spring is here, and with it the new seasonal Spring menu at the Qantas First Lounges at Sydney and Melbourne international airports. If you're reading this article before lunch, we apologise in advance. Breakfast: served from 5am to noon As always, the breakfast menu sees few new dishes. Every...

    POSTED 13 Sep, 2016 0 Comments

  • Get into the Qantas First Class Lounge on domestic Jetstar flights

    Did you know that you can enjoy Qantas' award-winning international first class lounges in Sydney and Melbourne when travelling on a domestic Jetstar flight? Imagine being able to sample the lounge’s superb Rockpool-inspired seasonal menu, soak up the relaxed ambie...

    POSTED 1 Aug, 2016 45 Comments

  • Sampling the Autumn 2016 menu at the Qantas first class lounge

    A highlight of any visit to the award-winning Qantas First Lounge at Sydney and Melbourne is the seasonal menu created by a team of chefs from Neil Perry’s Rockpool Group. Regular travellers in first class – along with Platinum and Platinum One members of the...

    POSTED 15 Mar, 2016 12 Comments

  • The five must-have dishes of the Qantas first class lounge

    Every three months sees a seasonal shake-up at the Qantas First Lounge in Sydney and Melbourne, with Neil Perry's Rockpool restaurant team rolling out new dishes to take advantage of in-season produce. But there are five dishes which Qantas can't take off the menu, for fear of a riot among frequ...

    POSTED 19 Jan, 2016 5 Comments

  • The Qantas first class lounge's new summer menu

    The latest refresh of the menu at the Sydney and Melbourne Qantas international first class lounges serves up a taste of Aussie summer, along with some playful US classics to mark the debut of partner American Airlines' flights between Sydney and Los Angeles. You can also expect some new cocktai...

    POSTED 1 Dec, 2015 9 Comments

  • Sample the new Spring menu at the Qantas first class lounge

    The new Spring menu at the Qantas First Lounges at Sydney and Melbourne international airports is packed with tasty preflight delights – here's a sample to whet your appetite, and we've also got copies of the breakfast and all-day dining menus for you to download. Buffalo mozzarella with a...

    POSTED 23 Sep, 2015 5 Comments

  • Expert tips: make the most of the Qantas first class lounge

    The Qantas first class lounges at Sydney and Melbourne airport are among the world's best airport lounges, and happily they're not restricted to first class passengers – any traveller with Platinum-grade frequent flyer status is welcome, even if they're travelling in economy. This updated ...

    POSTED 15 Jul, 2015 40 Comments

  • Larger dining room for Qantas' Sydney first class lounge

    Visitors to the Qantas First Lounge at Sydney Airport will find it easier to snare a table at the acclaimed in-lounge restaurant, with the airline boosting dining room seating. An additional 'bay' of the lounge has been converted from general seating to dining tables, adding around 30% more...

    POSTED 30 Jun, 2015 5 Comments

  • Qantas creates special cocktail to celebrate World Gin Day

    Tomorrow is World Gin Day, and Qantas is getting into the spirit of the spirit with a special cocktail created for the occasion and served in selected international lounges. Christened the ‘Arch Angel’ and designed by the Rockpool team who also develop the Qantas First Loun...

    POSTED 12 Jun, 2015 9 Comments

  • Qantas First Lounge, Sydney and Melbourne: the Winter 2015 menu

    Get ready for some hearty winter warmers at the Qantas First Lounges in Sydney and Melbourne, thanks to the latest seasonal menu from Neil Perry's Rockpool Group. And with so many tempting dishes to try, you'll probably end up hoping that your flight will be delayed! Here are some of t...

    POSTED 3 Jun, 2015 9 Comments

  • Qantas first class lounge gets new Aurora Spa products

    Qantas first class lounges now sport a new line of Aurora Spa products in washrooms and showers. In use today at all Qantas First Lounges – in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Auckland and Los Angeles – the ASPAR-branded skincare range brags to have been 'created excl...

    POSTED 13 Apr, 2015 2 Comments

  • Qantas First Lounge, Sydney and Melbourne: Autumn 2015 menu

    A highlight of any visit to the award-winning Qantas First Lounge in Sydney and Melbourne is the seasonal menu created by a team of chefs from Neil Perry’s Rockpool Group. Regular travellers in first class, along with Platinum and Platinum One members of the Qantas Frequent Flyer...

    POSTED 4 Mar, 2015 14 Comments

  • Should Qantas open an exclusive first class lounge in Sydney?

    TALKING POINT | Qantas has arguably the world's best first class lounge at Sydney Airport's T1 international terminal. But should it go one better and add an exclusive lounge available only to those flying first class? The question was raised in tangent by AusBT reader petrhsr when commenti...

    POSTED 6 Feb, 2015 35 Comments

  • Qantas readies new Los Angeles first class lounge

    The new Qantas First Lounge at LAX is now open – click here for photos and details! PREVIOUS | The all-new Qantas Los Angeles first class lounge will open on Thursday December 18, along with a much-needed extension to the adjoining business lounge. The Qantas Los Angeles First lounge will...

    POSTED 10 Dec, 2014 17 Comments

  • Qantas first class lounge: sampling the Summer 2014-2015 menu

    Summer is here, and that means a refreshed seasonal menu for the Qantas First Lounges in Sydney and Melbourne. “Our summer menus almost write themselves” says Alexander Woolley, one of the chefs from Neil Perry’s Rockpool team who oversees Qantas’ in-lounge dining. &ldqu...

    POSTED 3 Dec, 2014 5 Comments

  • The Qantas first class lounge: sampling the Spring 2014 menu

    The beginning of each new season sees a refreshed menu for the award-winning Qantas First Lounges in Sydney and Melbourne, and this week Australian Business Traveller sampled the new dishes for spring. Breakfast: served to 11.30am  The Shaw River buffalo milk yoghurt is a standard of the b...

    POSTED 3 Sep, 2014 13 Comments

  • Tip: ask for the 'secret' breakfast at the Qantas First Lounge

    Okay, we may taking a little liberty with the word ‘secret’. But despite the dozen delights on the seasonal breakfast menu of the Qantas First Lounge in Sydney and Melbourne, there’s one special unlisted item that’s available only by request. This is the fried ...

    POSTED 19 Jun, 2014 7 Comments

  • Qantas First Lounge spa: new treatments, more preflight pampering

    Qantas is refreshing the day spa at the airline's Sydney and Melbourne first class lounges with a range of new treatments based on Aurora Spa Rituals products. Those treatments are now shorter, lasting for 20 minutes instead of the previous 30 to 50 minutes, so that many more traveller...

    POSTED 4 Jun, 2014 10 Comments

  • Qantas First Lounge: behind the wine list

    Qantas carries an award-winning range of wines served in flight, but travellers beginning their journey at the airline's first class lounges in Sydney and Melbourne will find plenty of great drops to complement their meal at the in-lounge restaurant. In fact, across all of its flights and lounge...

    POSTED 26 May, 2014 2 Comments

  • Qantas First Lounge: sampling the new Autumn menu

    Visitors to the Qantas First Lounges in Sydney and Melbourne are in for a treat this week, with 18 delectable new dishes appearing on the lounge’s seasonal menu for autumn. These seasonal menus are a centrepiece of superchef Neil Perry’s approach to dining at Qantas’ flagship i...

    POSTED 12 Mar, 2014 8 Comments

  • Food for thought: new Qantas first class lounge menu for summer

    Summer is finally here, and with it a refreshed menu for the Qantas first class lounges at Sydney and Melbourne. These seasonal menus are a centrepiece of superchef Neil Perry’s approach to dining at the flagship Qantas First Lounges, using the latest produce and giving very frequent flyer...

    POSTED 13 Dec, 2013 7 Comments

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