Priority Pass members have complained that they have not been offered refunds, even though they have been unable to travel and many airport lounges have been closed since March. Priority Pass sells annual memberships which, under normal circumstances, grant access to over 1,300 participating airport lounges & restaurants around the world. This includes 8 lounges and 15 … [Read more...]
Airports & Lounges
Airports & Lounges is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. In this category we provide tips, tricks and chat about various airports and their lounges including Qantas Club membership and the Virgin Lounge.
Australia is planning to build the first paved airport in Antarctica. Davis Aerodrome will be open year-round and feature a 2,700m runway capable of handling Boeing 787s and Airbus A330s. A site has now been chosen and planning is well underway, with a Request for Tender released. The project is still subject to environmental approvals. Why is this airport being built? The … [Read more...]
Qantas and Virgin Australia have both been forced to close their domestic airport lounges today due to new government-mandated COVID-19 measures. All Qantas-operated lounges worldwide, including Qantas Clubs and Qantas Business Lounges, closed at midday today. Qantas says that it is working through options for Qantas Club members that are impacted by the lounge … [Read more...]
Qantas will temporarily close its brand new Singapore First Lounge from next month. The closure is expected to last from 20 April until mid-September 2020, although it could be reduced or extended depending on how the COVID-19 situation evolves. The Qantas First Lounge at Singapore Changi Airport only opened in late 2019. It's currently less than four months old. The … [Read more...]
The new runway under construction at Brisbane Airport (BNE) is due to open on 12 July 2020, the Brisbane Airport Corporation has confirmed. The third runway at Brisbane Airport has been under construction for the past 8 years, after 40 years of planning. The runway surface is now sealed, and line marking on the runway and taxiways is now underway ahead of the July 2020 … [Read more...]