Qantas Opens Up Airport Lounges
Qantas plans for the first time to allow low-tier frequent flyers to purchase single-visit passes to its domestic and international airport lounges, David Flynn’s Australian Business Traveller Web site reports
Lounge passes will cost A$49 (or 7000 Qantas points) for entry into domestic Qantas Club lounges; $69 (or 9900 points) for international business class lounges (such as Sydney, Melbourne and Los Angeles); and $99 (or 14,500 points) for a new category of single-class “Premium International” lounges at Hong Kong and Singapore and, from March 2017, London), Flynn reports.
Alas – sorry, would-be lounge lizards – passes won’t be sold for Qantas’s more up-market first class lounges. And there are catches: the scheme is being introduced on a trial basis, with passes restricted to bronze and silver-grade Qantas frequent flyer members travelling in off-peak periods.