After a year of construction work, Qantas has officially opened its brand new domestic Business Lounge at Melbourne Airport. The Qantas Melbourne Business Lounge in the domestic Terminal 1 is not only larger than its predecessor, but it also now comes with an Asian spice bar. Part of the new lounge has already been open for a few months. But the final section of the … [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 and the Virgin Lounge.
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Qantas will finally open a dedicated First Class lounge in Singapore, addressing the overcrowding problem plaguing the current lounge. But the new Qantas Singapore First Class Lounge won't be open for another year. The new Singapore lounge will include seating for 240 passengers. Qantas promises a "luxurious" design for the lounge, which will offer "premium a la carte … [Read more...]
It's well known that a Business class ticket - or elite airline status - can get you into airport lounges before your flight. But many airlines also offer arrivals lounge access. Depending on your airline, status and class of travel, you may also be entitled to lounge access on arrival at your destination. Arrivals lounge access could be useful if you're meeting somebody at … [Read more...]
There are now less than two weeks to go until Virgin Australia's messy divorce with Air New Zealand is finalised. From 28 October, you'll no longer be able to earn or redeem Velocity points on Air New Zealand flights. Gold and Platinum Velocity members, as well as Virgin Australia Lounge members, will also lose access to Air New Zealand's lounges when flying to or within New … [Read more...]
There's not much worse after a long-haul international flight than waiting in a long queue to clear immigration and customs! The good news, if you're travelling to the United States, is that you may not need to. What is US immigration preclearance? The United States offers border "preclearance" at selected airports in six countries. US immigration preclearance is … [Read more...]