If you have a Business class ticket, you'll generally have access to the Business Lounge ahead of your flight. But if you're connecting from a long-haul Business flight to a domestic or short-haul flight in Economy, you may also have lounge access while waiting for your connecting Economy flight. This little-known rule applies not only to Qantas flights, but is a standard … [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.
If you are interested in improving your travel experience, you should definitely read our Qantas Club Membership Guide which explains everything you need to know about the Qantas Club - including how to get discounted membership!
It's often said that you need a degree in lounge access to be fully across the many intricacies of airline lounge entry requirements. Lounge access rules can be extremely confusing, with so many different rules and exceptions. It's one of the reasons that AFF's Lounge Access Help Desk thread is still going strong after 5 years! In general, you'll have access to your … [Read more...]
Virgin Australia operates a network of 11 Australian airport lounges. These stylish lounges offer complimentary food and drinks, showers and business facilities. Virgin's Sydney and Brisbane lounges even boast premium entry points which allow eligible flyers to bypass the airport terminal and clear security in the lounge. Velocity Gold and Platinum members enjoy unlimited … [Read more...]
Regional Express, or Rex, is Australia's largest independent regional airline. Like Qantas and Virgin Australia, Rex too operates a network of airport lounges in Australia. The lounge network of Rex Airlines doesn't quite match its much larger competitors, but lounges are open in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. If you have a Rex Lounge membership, you and a guest can access … [Read more...]
On 28 October 2018, Virgin Australia's messy divorce with Air New Zealand was finalised. It's now no longer possible to earn or redeem Velocity points on Air New Zealand flights. Gold and Platinum Velocity members, as well as Virgin Australia Lounge members, have also lost access to Air New Zealand's lounges when flying to or within New Zealand. But Virgin Australia has … [Read more...]