A recent trip to the Qantas First Class lounge at LAX (courtesy of my airline status) reminded me that the Australian flag carrier is now allowing passengers of all airlines and all cabins to pay to access some of its lounges around the world. When you see what some of these lounges are charging you may be tempted to give one of them a try.
The entry criteria to the American Airlines arrival lounge at London Heathrow T3 have always been stricter than the entry requirements to most other oneworld airline lounges and now it seems that the lounge is about to get even more exclusive as Qantas pulls the plug on access for its flyers.
Today marks the opening of the new Qantas First Class lounge in Singapore which will work in tandem with the existing Qantas Business Class lounge at Changi Airport Terminal 1. Qantas has now released details and a few images of the new lounge and it looks pretty good.
A review of the Qantas A330-200 Business Class cabin, service, and experience on an evening flight between Sydney and Perth. Get a view inside the A330 all-aisle-access Business Class cabin, have a look at the food served onboard and find how good or bad the service was on this 4+ hour flight.
The first of Qantas' newly refurbished Airbus A380 aircraft took to the skies yesterday complete with a new cabin arrangement, new/updated seats in all cabins and a newly designed onboard lounge area where First Class and Business Class passengers can relax away from their seats.
Qantas is in the process of sending out emails to its "Qantas Red" email subscribers in which it's giving advance notice (and access) to a 24-hour flash sale which will run to 13:59 PDT tomorrow, 24 September 2019.
Qantas is currently running a promotion in which it’s promoting its “Qantas Red” email newsletter by offering a discount off a Qantas international Economy/Premium Economy fare (departing the US) or a one-time pass to a Qantas Business Class lounge in Australia.
Qantas and American Airlines recently had their price-fixing enterprise/joint venture partnership rubber-stamped by the US Department of Transport and now it’s time for the airlines to start keeping some of the promises they made when they begged the DoT to let them collude at the expense of the flying public.
I was fortunate to be in Sydney shortly after Qantas had taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and, as Qantas was using its Sydney - Melbourne route to get its crews acquainted with the new aircraft, I burned some Avios and took a ride in the Dreamliner’s Business Class cabin.
Qantas has said that it plans to grow its North America network by starting up two new routes between Australia and the US. Once the DoT gives the formal go-ahead for the American Airlines/Qantas JV (a rubber stamping exercise now that tentative agreement has been given), Qantas will launch non-stop service from Brisbane to Chicago and San Francisco.