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...]
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The Qantas Club is easily the most common airport lounge in Australia. Australian frequent flyers are always looking for information about the Qantas Club, and how to obtain a Qantas Club discount.
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...]
Many credit cards offer airport lounge access as a benefit for cardholders. Some come with airport lounge passes, while several Australian credit cards even offer cardholders unlimited, complimentary visits to a global network of airline lounges. But there are also some credit cards in Australia that advertise airport lounge access as a benefit, even though it really isn’t a … [Read more...]
Virgin Australia will no longer print Velocity Frequent Flyer membership numbers on boarding passes issued by airport check-in kiosks. The change, which appears to be for privacy and security reasons, took effect from yesterday. In addition, Velocity Frequent Flyer members are now required to show their digital membership card along with their boarding pass in order to … [Read more...]
Virgin Australia will temporarily close its lounge at Adelaide Airport from next Wednesday, 26 February 2020, to allow construction work to take place. However, the good news is that a brand new Virgin Lounge in Adelaide will open in April. The new lounge is set to be a vast improvement over the current lounge at Adelaide Airport which is relatively small, has mediocre food … [Read more...]