• Photos: Inside the Qantas Chairman's Lounge

    Australia's most frequent flyers can rack up as many miles and status credits as they like but that won't get them through the door at The Chairman's Lounge, Qantas' super-elite airport lounge. This invitation-only lounge “is probably the most exclusive club in the country” Qantas CE...

    POSTED 11 Dec, 2013 35 Comments

  • Pre-flight bliss: The Spa, Qantas first class lounge

    One of the stand-out features of Qantas’ first class lounges in Sydney and Melbourne is the day spa. The spa offers a range of free treatments between 30 and 50 minutes by qualified beauticians and masseuses in private treatment rooms using quality Payot Paris products. It's a superbly re...

    POSTED 20 Sep, 2013 13 Comments

  • Checking out the new winter menu at the Qantas First Lounge

    Winter is with us, and for many business travellers and frequent flyers that means a chance to sample new pre-flight delights at the Qantas First Lounge. These seasonal menus are a centrepiece of superchef Neil Perry’s approach to dining at Qantas’ flagship lounges in Sydney and Melb...

    POSTED 5 Jun, 2013 7 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

  • Qantas revs up for Asia: new lounges & services, maybe lie-flat beds

    Following an extensive overhaul of scheduled flights to Singapore and Hong Kong, Qantas will cap its new Asian focus with the introduction of new lounges and in-flight services along with a potential upgrade to business class seats on the route. Australian Business Traveller spoke with Simon Hic...

    POSTED 5 Feb, 2013 10 Comments

  • Qantas: new Singapore, Hong Kong lounges next year, LAX by 2014

    Qantas is pushing back the opening of new lounges in Singapore and Hong Kong airports to sometime next year, with Los Angeles not due for completion until 2014. Although both lounges were previously slated to lay down the welcome mat by the end of this year, a Qantas spokeswoman confirmed to Aus...

    POSTED 4 Dec, 2012 10 Comments

  • Qantas to scrap first class lounge at Singapore

    Qantas will close its first class lounge at Singapore, leaving only a business lounge at Changi Airport for Qantas business class travellers as well as Platinum and Gold frequent flyers. The move comes as Qantas re-evaluates the role of Singapore in the wake of the Qantas-Emi...

    POSTED 24 Sep, 2012 16 Comments

  • Sampling the Spring menu at the Qantas First Lounge

    Spring is here, and for many Qantas frequent flyers that means the chance to sample some delightful new dishes at the award-winning Qantas First Lounges in Sydney and Melbourne international airports as the lounge's seasonal menu ticks over from winter to spring. If...

    POSTED 21 Sep, 2012 0 Comments

  • The Qantas First Lounge: how seasonal menus are crafted

    One of the delights of dining at the Qantas First Lounge is that there’s almost always something new to try. That’s not just because the extensive menus (see what's being served for breakfast and all-day) boast so much variety, on top on daily specials. The menus...

    POSTED 8 Jul, 2012 0 Comments

  • Is this Qantas' new First Lounge at Hong Kong? (No, says Qantas)

    UPDATE | According to Qantas, these realistic images are not the shape of the new Qantas First Lounge at Hong Kong. "They are not the (HK First Lounge) designs, they are incorrect" a spokesperson tells Australian Business Traveller. A bit of a shame, as we think they're rather cool! T...

    POSTED 6 Jul, 2012 10 Comments

  • Behind the scenes: fine dining at the Qantas First Lounge

    We’re unabashed fans of the world-class Qantas First Lounge. One of its stand-out features is the superb dining – surely the best way to begin any overseas flight (or even some domestic ones, as savvy frequent flyers have discovered). Built around menus designed by Aussie superchef N...

    POSTED 4 Jul, 2012 6 Comments

  • Qantas swaps lounges in Singapore as new First Lounge takes shape

    Qantas is swapping the location of it First and Business lounges at Singapore's Changi Airport – and, for time being, changing the access rules for who gets into which lounge. The Red Roo's switcheroo comes as the airline builds an all-new first class lounge in Singapore which wi...

    POSTED 24 May, 2012 9 Comments

  • Qantas: new First Class lounges for Singapore, Hong Kong by year's end

    Qantas will open new First Class lounges at Singapore and Hong Kong airport by December this year as part of a $15m investment in its premium services for top-paying travellers. These will be followed in 2013 by all-new First and Business lounges at Los Angeles, with a footprint some three times...

    POSTED 11 May, 2012 7 Comments

  • Qantas First Class lounge: what would you pay for a one-off visit?

    How much would you pay for one-off entry to the ritzy Qantas international first class lounge? For those who aren't flying first class or holding a platinum Qantas Frequent Flyer Card, the answer seems to be $100. At least that's the going price on eBay, where 'complimentary invitations' to the...

    POSTED 13 Apr, 2012 9 Comments

  • AusBT Awards 2011: Best Airport Lounges

    Best Australian Domestic Airport Lounge: Qantas Many Australian business travellers spend as much time at airport lounges as they do in the air. Our panel voted unanimously in favour of the Qantas Business lounges – open to business class passengers and Qantas Frequent Flyer Platinum memb...

    POSTED 20 Dec, 2011 0 Comments

  • Lounge access restricted for Qantas Platinum Frequent Flyers

    Qantas' most valuable Frequent Flyers – those with top-tier Platinum status – only have a few weeks left to enjoy  Qantas lounges regardless of which airline they're flying with – or even when they're not flying at all! The delightful 'Anytime Access' perk for Platinum car...

    POSTED 10 Jan, 2011 5 Comments

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