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...]
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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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...]
Osaka's Kansai Airport is closed until further notice following the most powerful typhoon to hit Japan in 25 years. The typhoon, which killed at least 10 people in Japan, caused extensive flooding and damage to Kansai International Airport (KIX). Following the storm, 3,000 passengers and airport staff were stranded inside the airport terminal after a tanker hit the main bridge … [Read more...]
Qantas has announced plans to upgrade six of its airport lounges. Qantas lounge upgrades are due for Sydney, Brisbane, Auckland, Tokyo, Hobart and Tamworth, with work to begin on some lounges later this year. However, there are no immediate plans to upgrade the overcrowded Qantas Singapore Lounge or the outdated Melbourne International Business Lounge. Here's an overview of … [Read more...]