Qantas’ Perth Transit Lounge is already pretty exclusive – serving only those passengers jetting to London on flight QF9, or connecting from London through to Melbourne on QF10 – but the access list is now even tighter than before, with digital lounge passes currently ...
POSTED 25 Jun, 2018 5 Comments
Qantas' much-touted Perth-London nonstop Boeing 787 flights will begin this weekend, taking passengers on a 17+ hour trek with no hops required on this new spin on the Kangaroo Route. That journey will begin at Qantas' dedicated Perth transit lounge, located in the newly-built international wing...
POSTED 23 Mar, 2018 86 Comments
Biztravel 101 | Single-use Qantas Club lounge invitations often come about through high-end credit cards and when reaching Qantas Frequent Flyer Silver status. For starters, Silver frequent flyers receive one lounge invite each year while ANZ Qantas Black, Westpac Altitude Black, American Expres...
POSTED 22 Dec, 2015 11 Comments
A Qantas lounge opening its doors to Virgin Australia frequent flyers? No, you're not dreaming. Gold and Platinum members of Virgin Australia’s Velocity Frequent Flyer program can now use the Qantas International Business Lounge at Perth Airport when travelling on Etihad’s new d...
POSTED 3 Sep, 2014 10 Comments
Qantas’ regional lounge in Broome has completed its recent expansion, which gives passengers more space to relax and work prior to their flight. Open from 60 minutes before each flight departure and with a new tarmac view, the lounge features complimentary light refreshments, magazines, ...
POSTED 2 Apr, 2014 1 Comment
Qantas will move its Los Angeles-Brisbane service to the newly-renovated Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) from May 1 to bring all LAX departures under the one roof. "Qantas is streamlining the customer experience and consolidating all departures to Tom Bradley International Terminal" a&...
POSTED 13 Mar, 2014 12 Comments
Tamworth Airport gained a new Qantas lounge this week, to cater for what the airline describes as "the growing demand for premium air travel from the region’s business and leisure travellers." Part of Qantas' network of regional lounges, it's a scaled-down version of the Qantas Club model....
POSTED 19 Jul, 2013 1 Comment
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 and Optus have completed a nationwide and almost year-long overhaul of wireless Internet at the Red Roo's Aussie airport lounges. And it's fast. On recent visits to the Qantas Business Lounge in Sydney we've clocked around 20Mbps, even during morning and evening peak periods, as mea...
POSTED 1 Nov, 2012 1 Comment
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
Thinking of joining the Qantas Club? Sign up for an $840 year-long membership this month and you'll pick up 40,000 Qantas Frequent Flyer points on top of the usual Qantas Club benefits, from booking to boarding and luggage to lounge. That's the sweetener in a Qanta...
POSTED 6 Dec, 2011 0 Comments
Telstra is out and Optus is in at Qantas' airport lounges – and some travellers are being surprised, perhaps even stunned, by the speed of the new wireless network. The souped-up wireless is already running in Qantas lounges at Sydney Airport T3 and Brisbane's International and Domestic ai...
POSTED 6 Dec, 2011 6 Comments
IN BRIEF | Qantas is dropping Telstra as its airport lounge ISP, with challenger Optus winning the contract to connect business travellers with the outside world. An Optus spokeswoman confirmed the win this afternoon, although she told Australian Business Traveller that no other details were ava...
POSTED 11 Oct, 2011 3 Comments
In Brief | Visitors to Qantas domestic and selected international business lounges will soon be able to while away the waiting time on a borrowed iPad 2. Following trials of an iPad loan programme at Sydney and Melbourne lounges in May this year, the airline “will be rolling out (the iPad ...
POSTED 20 Sep, 2011 0 Comments
Comfortable seating, good coffee and satisfying snacks: they’re three must-haves for any airport lounge. But can you rely on the free Wi-Fi in airport lounges for business-grade internet access? On a recent mid-morning visit to Sydney Airport’s Qantas business lounge, Australian Bus...
POSTED 13 Sep, 2011 1 Comment
In brief: Qantas is expanding its allegiance to Apple by offering travellers the free loan of an iPad before their flight. The program is currently limited to the Qantas Business Lounge at Sydney domestic airport, where a dozen first-generation iPads are available to guests as part of what a&nbs...
POSTED 31 May, 2011 1 Comment
Qantas may have more than twice the market share of its closest international rival but the Australian flag-carrier is determined to hang onto every one of its passengers – especially those in the ‘premium’ space of business travel.As part of its Q Futures programme the airline ...
POSTED 20 Jan, 2011 3 Comments
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
UPDATE | We're pleased to report that since this article was written, Qantas has rejigged the design of the recessed AC outlets in its laptop-friendly airport lounge benches. Two of the four AC sockets in each panel have now been repositioned to sit horizontally instead of vertically. This allo...
POSTED 22 Nov, 2010 7 Comments
This weekend's opening of the new Canberra Airport terminal saw the debut of three all-new Qantas lounges: the Qantas Club, Business Lounge and Chairman's Lounge. With a combined area 4,500 square metres they encompass the same space as their Sydney counterparts. The 482-seat Qantas Club is Aust...
POSTED 15 Nov, 2010 0 Comments
The Qantas Business Lounge at Sydney’s domestic airport is first on the list as Qantas refreshes all its domestic lounges to more closely align them to their international counterparts – especially at the top tier levels for Frequent Flyers. The lounge is also the scene for this Thu...
POSTED 14 Nov, 2010 0 Comments
Qantas' new Next-Generation Check-in pack is out and we've got a first look at the whole kit, cards and bag tags that'll be landing in the letterboxes of Qantas Platinum members from this week (we're told that Golds and Silvers may have to wait a little longer). It's a little black package wrapp...
POSTED 2 Nov, 2010 1 Comment
Qantas will reveal its revamped domestic business class service on Thursday, November 18th.CEO Alan Joyce will launch the beefed-up business program at a media event being held at the Qantas Business Lounge of Sydney’s domestic airport.The press conference will preview the airline’s a...
POSTED 2 Nov, 2010 0 Comments
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