Qantas lounge pass & access [8 ways to gain entry]

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Overview

We all want access to Qantas’ premium lounges, so how do you score entry? This guide takes you through the 8 Qantas lounge pass options!

As Australia’s main carrier, Qantas is the go-to airline for lounge access, offering over 50 of their own premium lounges globally. Gold and Platinum Qantas Frequent Flyer members are also granted access to hundreds of additional partner lounges, via the Red Roo’s oneworld alliance.

It’s important to note that offers several lounge types. These include the Qantas Club, Domestic Business Lounge, International Business Lounge, Qantas First Lounge, and the most exclusive of them all, the famous Chairman Lounge.

In this guide, we take you through the 8 entry options, including some complimentary options for guests and kids, before providing a run-down of the different types of Qantas lounges. Each section provides details on access rules.

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Qantas lounge pass: Pick one of 8 access methods

There are 8 ways to access one of Qantas’ premium lounges.

  1. Your ticket’s cabin class
  2. Redeem a reward flight with points
  3. Qantas Frequent Flyer status
  4. oneworld status
  5. Paid ‘Qantas Club’ membership
  6. Guest
  7. Children
  8. Single-pass

#1: Buy a ticket (cabin class)

When flying with Qantas, Emirates or Jetstar, your class of travel determines Qantas lounge access.

If you’re holding a Business or First ticket, you’ll be able to access either the less-fancy Qantas Club or the respective Qantas premium Lounge, whether Business or First. Note, Jetstar customers must purchase the highest Business ‘Max’ bundle to receive lounge access.

When travelling with a Qantas oneworld partner ticket in Business or First, you’ll also receive access to their premium lounges. Non-oneworld partner airlines, like Emirates and China Eastern, also offer similar lounge access.

Eligible ticket-holders may be accompanied by one guest who is travelling on the same flight.

#2: Redeem a reward flight with Qantas points

If you use your points to book a Qantas, Emirates, or a oneworld carrier reward flight, your class of travel determines Qantas lounge access.

Booking in Business or First allows you to access either the Qantas Club (domestic lounges only), or the respective Qantas premium Lounge, whether Business or First. Eligible Qantas reward seats also permit entry to Qantas associated lounges across the globe.

Eligible ticket-holders may be accompanied by one guest who is travelling on the same flight.

#3: Use your Qantas Frequent Flyer status

Qantas lounge access is also granted to Qantas Frequent Flyers members with Platinum, Gold, and to a lesser extent, Silver Status (read more below). However, to access an eligible lounge, you must be flying with Qantas, or a partner airline (regardless of travel class). Partner airlines include Emirates, Jetstar, China Eastern, along with oneworld carriers, like of Cathay Pacific and British Airways. Access is subject to the member’s status level.

Those with Platinum status can access the full gamut of Qantas lounges, including the Red Roo’s world-class International First lounges (excluding the famous Chairman’s Lounge, which is invite-only). Platinum status also grants access to the Qantas Club on arrival at Australian airports after both domestic or international flights.

Those with Gold status may access Domestic Qantas Club lounges (but not the higher-tier Domestic Business Lounges, unless flying on a Business ticket), along with all Qantas International Business Lounges.

Platinum and Gold frequent flyer members may be accompanied by one guest who does not need to be flying (two guests for Platinum, both before and after your flight).

Qantas also send Silver members 2 single-use Qantas Club passes. These permit entry to Domestic Qantas Clubs and a restricted list of Qantas owned International Business Lounges only. Learn more about single-use passes here.

#4: Use your oneworld status

Qantas lounge access is also available to those holding premium oneworld status, if flying with Qantas, or a oneworld partner, regardless of travel class. Access is subject to the member’s oneworld status level.

Those with Sapphire status may access the Qantas Club lounges when flying within Australia (but not the higher-tier Domestic Business Lounges), along with all Qantas International Business Lounges.

Those with Emerald status can access all premium Qantas lounges, including the Qantas First lounge (but excluding the Chairman’s Club).

Eligible oneworld members may be accompanied by one guest who does not need to be flying.

Qantas lounge access is available via a paid membership. The cost-structure involves a) a joining fee and b) a recurring membership, which is available in either 1 ($540 or 78,000 Qantas points), 2 ($980 or 155,000 points) and 4 ($1,850 or 285,000 points) year editions. The one-off join fee, after a recent increase in September 2017, is currently $399 (or 70,000 points). Annual guest cards, for guests travelling with the membership holder on a regular basis, are also available at $350 (or 50,000 Qantas points).

Price Points
Join Fee $399 70,000
1 Year $540 78,000
2 Year $980 155,000
4 Year $1,850 285,000

Qantas Club paid-membership allows access to either the Domestic Qantas Club (but not the Australian-based Business Lounges) or International Business Lounge when travelling on a Qantas, Jetstar or partner operated Qantas code-share flight. It’s important to reiterate here that if you’re travelling on a non-codeshare partner carrier, including oneworld airlines, you can not use a lounge with your Qantas Club pass.

Child access and guest privileges benefits are included.

Access to Qantas’ associated lounges, like the American Airlines Business lounge in Los Angeles, is also included when flying on a Qantas (QF) ticket.

However, sometimes access is restricted to lower-level lounges in airports with multiple facilities. For example, Qantas Club members can access American Airlines’ Admirals Club in New York’s JFK airport, but not the fancier ‘Flagship Lounge’.

There are even (although not many) some popular international ports with no access at all. In Nadi, Qantas Club members are left on the outer, without premium lounge access.

The Fiji Airways Premier Lounge is one of the few Qantas associated lounges that excludes Qantas Club members. Access is limited to eligible Qantas ticket holders and Frequent Flyer members only.

 

You can view the full list of Qantas associated lounge locations, including those with Qantas Club access restrictions, here.

At the airport, Qantas Club paid-membership also allows you to jump the check-in queue via premium Qantas check-in counters and ‘On Departure’ seat upgrades for domestic flights. In the air you’ll enjoy additional checked baggage (32kg on domestic flights and 12kg on international trips).

Bronze and Silver Qantas Frequent Flyer members earn triple Qantas points on every dollar spent on Qantas Club paid membership.

Discounted Qantas Club membership

From time-to-time Qantas heavily discount Qantas Club memberships. If you can wait for a promotion, savings of up to 40% are possible. Sales typically occur in the second quarter each calendar year (around April – June).

As an example (40% discount promotion), the discount brings the annual membership fee down to $324 for a one-year membership or $278 if you pay for 4 years. You will of course also be up for the reduced $240 join fee. Learn more about Qantas Club discounts in our Promotions Hub.

Qantas lounge pass - discounted qantas club membership

Purchase a recurring Qantas lounge pass from 1 to 4 years.

A range of rewards credit cards, including Qantas co-branded cards, offer discounted paid membership.

#6) Access the Qantas lounge as a guest

If you’re lucky enough to be travelling on the same flight as someone with access to a Qantas operated lounge (see above access options), you can receive a complimentary pass to the Qantas Club, Domestic Business Lounge, or the International Business Lounge as a guest.

If you’re seeing off a Platinum member who’s travelling on a domestic flight, you don’t even need to hold a Qantas ticket (this does not apply at the International Business Lounge).

Guest access is a little different with shared international lounges. Eligible ticket holders or members can, most of the time, bring guests into Qantas associated Business Lounges if travelling on the same flight.

Associated Lounge Guest Access Rules

Unlike the Red Roo’s generous kids’ policy, Children 0-17 years of age usually count towards guest allowances when visiting Qantas-associated lounges overseas. These include shared lounges (like the Los Angeles Business Lounge in LAX’s Tom Brady terminal) and partner airline owned sites. The specific allowance varies on the lounge, and your method of entry.

We’ve included the details on guest and child access for some of the major Qantas associated international lounges below. Confirm via the Qantas associated lounge location links on the Qantas website.

US & Canada
Asia
New Zealand/ Fiji
Middle East/ South Africa
US & Canada

Los Angeles Tom Bradley – International Business Lounge (Shared)

One guest allowed when holding a First or Business ticket (QF flight # only), Business or First reward seat booking (QF flight # only), or Qantas Platinum/Gold/Qantas Club member (QF, JQ or oneworld flight #).  Children 0-17 years of age count towards this guest allowance.

Dallas/Fort Worth International – American Airlines (Associated)

One guest allowed when holding a First ticket (Business is not eligible, QF flight # only), Business or First reward seat booking (QF flight # only), a Qantas Platinum/Gold frequent flyer member (QF, JQ or oneworld flight #) or a Qantas Club member (QF or AA flight # only).  Children 0-17 years of age count towards this guest allowance.

San Francisco – Air France Business Lounge (Associated)

One guest allowed when holding a First or Business ticket, Business or First reward seat booking, or Qantas Platinum/Gold/Qantas Club member (you must be travelling on a QF flight # for all access methods).  Children 0-17 years of age count towards this guest allowance.

New York JFK (T8) – American Airlines Flagship Lounge (Associated)

One guest allowed when holding a First ticket (Business is not eligible, QF flight no. only), Business or First reward seat booking (QF flight # only), a Qantas Platinum/Gold frequent flyer member (QF, JQ or oneworld flight #), Qantas Club members can only access the Admirals Club lounge.  Children 0-17 years of age count towards this guest allowance.

New York JFK (T8) – American Airlines Admirals Club (Associated)

One guest allowed when holding a First ticket or Business ticket (QF flight no. only), Business or First reward seat booking (QF flight # only), a Qantas Platinum/Gold frequent flyer member (QF or oneworld flight #) or a Qantas Club member (QF flight # only).  Children 0-17 years of age count towards this guest allowance.

Vancouver (T8) – Plaza Premium (Associated)

One guest allowed when holding a Business ticket (QF flight no. only), Business reward seat booking (QF flight # only) or a Qantas Platinum/Gold/ Qantas Club member (Qantas flight # only).  Children 0-17 years of age count towards this guest allowance.

Asia

 

Denpasar – Premier Lounge (Associated)

One guest allowed when holding a Business ticket (Qantas flight no. only), Business reward seat booking (Qantas flight # only) or a (Qantas, Emirates, Jetstar or oneworld flight #) or a Qantas Club member (Qantas flight # only).

Jakarta (T3) – Plaza Premium Lounge (Associated)

One guest allowed when holding a Business ticket (Qantas flight no. only), Business reward seat booking (Qantas flight # only) or a Qantas Platinum/Gold/ Qantas Club member (Qantas flight # only).  Children 0-17 years of age count towards this guest allowance.

Beijing (T3E) – Cathay Pacific Lounge (Associated)

One guest allowed when holding a First or Business ticket (Qantas or Emirates flight no. only), Business or First reward seat booking (Qantas or Emirates flight # only) or a Qantas Platinum/Gold/ Qantas Club member (Qantas flight # only).  Children 0-17 years of age count towards this guest allowance. Cathay Pacific are generally accommodating of additional children, and infants under the age of 2 are allowed free of charge.

Shanghai (T1) – China Eastern No 36 VIP Lounge (Associated)

One guest allowed when holding a Business ticket (Qantas flight no. only), Business reward seat booking (Qantas flight # only) or a Qantas Platinum/Gold/ Qantas Club member (Qantas flight # only).  Children 0-17 years of age count towards this guest allowance.

Tokyo Haneda – Sakura Lounge (Associated)

One guest allowed when holding a Business ticket (Qantas flight no. only), Business reward seat booking (Qantas flight # only) or a Qantas Platinum/Gold/ Qantas Club member (Qantas flight # only).  Children 0-17 years of age count towards this guest allowance.

Osaka – Japan Airlines Sakura Lounge (Associated)

One guest allowed when holding a Business ticket (Qantas flight no. only), Business reward seat booking (Qantas flight # only) or a Qantas Platinum/Gold/ Qantas Club member (Qantas flight # only).  Children 0-17 years of age count towards this guest allowance.

Osaka – KIX Airside Lounge (Associated)

One guest allowed when holding a Business ticket (Qantas flight no. only), Business reward seat booking (Qantas flight # only) or a Qantas Platinum/Gold/ Qantas Club member (Qantas flight # only).  Children 0-17 years of age count towards this guest allowance.

Bangkok – Louis’ Tavern CIP Lounge (Associated)

One guest allowed when holding a First, Business ticket (Qantas or Jetstar flight # only – Jetstar fares must be the highest Business ‘Max’ bundle), Business or First reward seat booking (Qantas flight # only), or Qantas Platinum/Gold/Qantas Club member (Qantas flight # only).  Children 0-17 years of age count towards this guest allowance.

Bangkok – Emirates Lounge (oneworld)

One guest allowed when holding a First or Business ticket (Qantas or Emirates flight # only), Business or First reward seat booking (Qantas or Emirates flight # only) or Qantas Platinum/Gold frequent flyer member (QF or EK flight # only).  Children 0-17 years of age count towards this guest allowance.

Bangkok – Cathay Pacific Lounge (oneworld)

One guest allowed when holding a First or Business ticket (Qantas or Cathay Pacific flight # only), Business or First reward seat booking (Qantas or Cathay Pacific flight # only) or Qantas Platinum/Gold frequent flyer member (Qantas or Cathay Pacific flight # only).  Children 0-17 years of age count towards this guest allowance. Children 0-17 years of age count towards this guest allowance. Cathay Pacific are generally accommodating of additional children, and infants under the age of 2 are allowed free of charge.

Bangkok – Japan Airways Lounge (oneworld)

One guest allowed when holding a First or Business ticket (Qantas or Japan Airlines flight # only), Business or First reward seat booking (Qantas or Japan Airlines flight # only) or Qantas Platinum/Gold frequent flyer member (Qantas or Japan Airlines flight # only).  Children 0-17 years of age count towards this guest allowance. Children 0-17 years of age count towards this guest allowance.

Manila (T1) – Manila Lounge (Associated)

One guest allowed when holding a First or Business ticket (Qantas or Emirates flight # only), Business or First reward seat booking (Qantas or Emirates flight # only), a Qantas Platinum/Gold frequent flyer member (Qantas, Emirates, Jetstar or oneworld flight #) or a Qantas Club member (Qantas or Jetstar flight # only).

New Zealand/ Fiji

Christchurch – Manaia Lounge (Associated)

One guest allowed when holding a First or Business ticket (Qantas or Emirates flight # only), Business or First reward seat booking (Qantas or Emirates flight # only) a Qantas Platinum/Gold frequent flyer member (Qantas, Emirates, Jetstar or oneworld flight #) or a Qantas Club member (Qantas or Jetstar flight # only).

Queenstown – Manaia Lounge (Associated)

One guest allowed when holding a Business ticket (Qantas or Emirates flight # only), Business or First reward seat booking (Qantas or Emirates flight # only) a Qantas Platinum/Gold frequent flyer member (Qantas, Emirates, Jetstar International or oneworld flight #) or a Qantas Club member (Qantas or Jetstar International flight # only).

Nadi – Fiji Airways Premier Lounge (Associated)

One guest allowed when holding a Business ticket (Qantas/Fiji Airways code-share flight # only), Business or First reward seat booking (Qantas/Fiji Airways code-share flight # only) or a Qantas Platinum/Gold frequent flyer member (Qantas/Fiji Airways code-share flight # only). Qantas Club members are not eligible in this lounge, thus cannot bring a guest.

Middle East/ South Africa

Dubai (Conc. 4) – Emirates Lounge (Associated)

One guest allowed when holding a First or Business ticket (Qantas or Emirates flight # only), Business or First reward seat booking (Qantas or Emirates flight # only)) or Qantas Platinum/Gold frequent flyer member (Qantas or Emirates flight # only).  Children 0-17 years of age count towards this guest allowance.

Johannesburg – Shongolo Lounge (Associated)

One guest allowed when holding a First or Business ticket (Qantas flight # only), Business or First reward seat booking (Qantas flight # only) a Qantas Platinum/Gold frequent flyer member (Qantas or oneworld flight #) or a Qantas Club member (Qantas flight # only).

#7) Children under the age of 18

Children may access all Qantas operated lounges, where the eligible ticket-holder or member holds lounge access. The children must be travelling on the same flight. Qantas state that 2 children are permitted, which is in itself pretty generous, with minors contributing to guest numbers in most global airlines’ lounges. However additional passengers under the age of 18 are generally accommodated in all Qantas operated lounges (but not Qantas associated and shared international lounges). If you are travelling with more than two children, it may be best to request this in writing from Qantas directly, especially to present at Qantas operated International lounges, as front-desk knowledge of this policy is a little shaky. You can email the Frequent Flyer team via frequent_flyer@qantas.com.au.

Children 0-17 years of age count towards guest allowances when visiting Qantas-associated lounges. These include shared lounges (like the Los Angeles Business Lounge in LAX’s Tom Brady terminal) and partner airline owned sites, like American Airlines and Emirates Business lounges. Usually, these airlines allow two guests (which means two children).

If you’re seeing off a Platinum member who’s travelling on a Domestic flight, you don’t even need to hold a Qantas ticket (this does not apply at the International Business Lounge).

Single-pass holders may be accompanied by children under 18 years of age, free of charge. This applies to Qantas operated domestic and international lounges only (not Qantas associated lounges, where single-use Qantas lounge assess passes do not gain entry).

#8) Use a single-use Qantas lounge pass (credit card partner or Qantas offer)

Finally, a single-use complimentary Qantas Lounge pass (usually in batches of 2) are available via a number of different channels, including Silver Qantas Frequent Flyer members and rewards credit card partners. The free lounge invitation permits one-off access to selected facilities when travelling on a Qantas or Jetstar operated flight (oneworld carriers and other Qantas partners, like Emirates, are not eligible, except if it’s a QF code-share flight).

If you can get hold of one of these, they’re great value, especially if travelling internationally on Qantas or Jetstar from London, Hong Kong or Singapore. These are the Flying Kangaroo’s flagship international lounges, which are actually First/Business combined facilities. Here, the quality of service, facilities, dining and general finish, trumps most other Qantas lounges.

Which Qantas lounges can I use with a single-use pass?
How do I redeem a single-use Qantas lounge pass?
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How do I receive my single-use passes with Qantas Silver status?
Can I buy a single-use lounge pass from Qantas?
Which Qantas lounges can I use with a single-use pass?

A Qantas lounge pass allows entry to either the Qantas Club in domestic airports (the Domestic Business Lounge is excluded) or Qantas International Business Lounges in Australian international terminals and around the world. However, there’s one major caveat – the International Lounge must be Qantas owned. This includes Qantas’ Premium Lounges in London, Singapore, Hong Kong, as well as their Business Lounges in Tokyo (NRT), Auckland, Wellington and Hawaii (Honolulu).  Qantas associated International Lounges are notable exclusions. It’s important to reiterate the difference between a Qantas operated International Business Lounge and an associated one, the latter excluding single-use Qantas lounge passes. This means you cannot access ‘shared’ lounges, like the Qantas-BA-Cathay LAX facility, or other associated lounges operated by the likes of, Emirates, China Eastern. All oneworld partner carrier lounges are also excluded.

How do I redeem a single-use Qantas lounge pass?

Single-visit passes have historically been sent via snail-mail, however, the Red Roo are now beginning to ship them via ‘digital invitation’. This is likely due to Qantas clamping down on the significant Qantas lounge pass re-sale market, where hundreds of single-use passes are available for purchase on sites such as eBay and Gumtree. A current search on the popular classifieds site yields no fewer than 100 ad listings across the nation, ranging between $50 and $75. These include the listing of digital passes, which must be linked online to an eligible flight.

You will usually receive an email notification advising that your Qantas lounge digital invitation is now ready for redemption (see example screenshot).

Now you know that your digital invitation is ready, you can log on to the Qantas complimentary invitation portal using your Frequent Flyer account and link your pass to an eligible Qantas or Jetstar flight booking. You can link your pass to an eligible flight up to 24 hours before scheduled departure. Qantas will send a confirmation email confirming that your invitation has been linked to your eligible flights. You then need to present the confirmation email on entering an eligible lounge, with your Qantas or Jetstar boarding pass.

Note that digital invitations passes have a use-by-date (usually 12 months from receipt of invitation email). Once this is reached they’ll expire.

If your flight has been cancelled or you have changed or cancelled it yourself, your Qantas lounge pass may be reinstated for future use. We recommend that you contact Qantas Frequent Flyer for assistance.

Can guests and kids attend with single-use lounge pass?

Single-pass holders are not permitted to attend with any guests, unlike earlier Qantas lounge access options, however children under 18 years of age can gain complimentary entry into Qantas operated lounges (the Qantas Club and Qantas-owned International Lounges).

How do I receive my single-use passes with Qantas Silver status?

If you are able to reach or retain Qantas Silver membership, you’ll receive two free lounge invites. These are now distributed by ‘Digital Invitation, and the recipient must be travelling on a Qantas or Jetstar flight.

Can I buy a single-use lounge pass from Qantas?

Qantas has also begun experimenting with the sale of Qantas Lounge invitations to Bronze and Silver frequent flyer members that have already booked Qantas operated flights. These have retailed for $49 (or 7,000 Qantas points) for domestic Qantas Club Lounges and $69 (or 9,900 points) for Qantas-operated International Business Lounges. The next level up, Qantas Premium International Lounges (London, Hong Kong and Singapore), will set you back $99 (or 14,500 points).

In the past, these have only been available via direct email offer, so ensure you’ve updated your email address in your Qantas Frequent Flyer account online.

For short domestic flights, this is a relatively poor offer, where you’d be much better off using your points to book a Qantas Classic Reward in Business. These start from just 16,000 points, which includes access to the more-exclusive Domestic Business Lounges, priority services, more room in the air, and much nicer in-flight meals. It’s definitely worth going ‘all-in’ here!

 

Qantas Lounge Pass - Single use pass invite - london flagship

A single-use Qantas lounge pass gets you into all three premium Business/First Qantas Lounges in London, Hong Kong and Singapore!

Qantas partners offering free single-use passes

A number of Qantas partnered reward credit card partners offer single use Qantas lounge passes as a complimentary membership benefit. The conditions of each card vary, however here are a few of the main partners.

Westpac Qantas Club Passes
American Express Qantas Club Passes
Qantas Premier Platinum Qantas Club Passes
St George Qantas Club Passes
Westpac Qantas Club Passes

Altitude Black – Qantas or Earth Black (2 passes)

To be eligible for 2 complimentary Qantas Club complimentary passes, you must a) register and then b) use your eligible card in Australia to purchase selected Qantas products and services directly with Qantas. This appears to include Jetstar spend, gift-cards, annual Qantas memberships (like Qantas Club membership) and other Qantas branded products (like Qantas Holidays, Qantas Assure or Qantas epiQure). You’ll then receive your lounge passes as a digital Invitation via email.

Register links:

Digital invitation redemption instructions:

Click here to learn how to redeem your single-use Qantas lounge pass. Your digital invitation expires within 12 months of receipt.

American Express Qantas Club Passes

 

Qantas American Express Ultimate (2 passes)

Unlike other credit card programs, with the American Express Ultimate card, you are not required to register. To be eligible for 2 complimentary Qantas Club Lounge passes, simply use your eligible card in Australia to purchase any Qantas product or service. This includes purchases via your travel agent, gift cards, annual Qantas memberships (like Qantas Club membership) and other Qantas branded products (like Qantas Holidays, Qantas Assure or Qantas epiQure). You will then receive your lounge passes as a digital Invitation via email.

Digital invitation redemption instructions:

Click here to learn how to redeem your single-use Qantas lounge pass. Your digital invitation expires within 12 months of receipt.

Qantas Premier Platinum Qantas Club Passes

 

Qantas Premier Platinum (2 passes)

With the Qantas Premier card, you are eligible for 2 complimentary Qantas Club Lounge passes after paying your card’s annual membership fee each year. The benefit is not connected to any other ‘eligible spend’ criteria. You will receive your lounge passes as a digital Invitation within three months via email.

Digital invitation redemption instructions:

Click here to learn how to redeem your single-use Qantas lounge pass. Your digital invitation expires within 12 months of receipt.

St George Qantas Club Passes

 

St George Amplify (2 passes)

To be eligible for 2 complimentary Qantas Club Lounge passes, you must register online.  There are no additional spending requirements. You will receive your lounge passes as a digital Invitation via email.

Register links:

Digital invitation redemption instructions:

Click here to learn how to redeem your single-use Qantas lounge pass. Your digital invitation expires within 12 months of receipt.

Qantas lounge types

Qantas offers 4 main lounge types. These include the Qantas Club, Domestic Business Lounge, International Business Lounge and the prestigious First Lounge.

Most Qantas lounge access methods also permit entry into associated lounges around the world, where Qantas do not operate their own facility.

Qantas Club (Domestic)

Qantas Club Melbourne

Relax in the Qantas Club before your next domestic flight.

The Qantas Club is the lowest and most common category of Qantas lounges, but it’s more than adequate for those wishing to relax before their flight.

The Qantas Club network spans not only all Australian capital cities but larger regional locations. These include Tamworth (NSW), Coffs Harbour, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville, (QLD), Devonport, Launceston (TAS), Kalgoorlie, Karratha, Port Hedland (WA).

Qantas also operates their more exclusive Business Lounges in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Perth.

Due to its liberal access rules, the Domestic Qantas Club is generally a little busier than the Red Roo’s Business Lounges. especially during peak times. The former is arguably smaller, however, you’ll still enjoy decent food, beverages and service. Some Qantas Club facilities are a little dated, however, there’s a large refurbishment project currently happening across the nation. This includes new facilities in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.

The menu, along with bar service, varies at each location, however, all major locations feature barista-served coffee, IT facilities, WiFi and showers.

Most Qantas Clubs also feature a kids/family zone, which may make the lounge more attractive to young families.

Locations & access rules

Ticket & reward seat access

If you have purchased a Business or First ticket, or have booked a reward seat in the two most premium cabins with points, you may enter the Qantas Club before flying with Qantas, Emirates or if travelling on Jetstar’s Business ‘Max’ bundle.

First Class
Business

 

Frequent flyer & Qantas Club access

Members with Gold or Platinum status may access the Qantas Club if flying with Qantas, Jetstar, Emirates or a oneworld airline, regardless of travel class. Silver members can also enter with a single-use pass.

Platinum
Gold
Q’Club

 

Guest & child access

Eligible members and ticket holders may bring one guest into the lounge, if travelling on the same flight. Children aged 1-17, may enter free of change. Qantas state that 2 children (0-17) are permitted, however, additional minors are usually accommodated.

Guest
Children

 

Single-use Qantas lounge pass

Single-use Qantas lounge passes gain access the Qantas Club if flying with either Qantas or Jetstar. No guests are permitted, however, children aged 1-17 are allowed free of charge.

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Domestic Business Lounge

The Melbourne Domestic Business facility sets a new standard in Australian lounges.

The Business Lounge is the Red Roo’s opulent Domestic lounge. It’s located in less Australian airports than the Qantas Club, however, most major sites are covered, including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Canberra.

The Business Lounge is pretty quiet, however during the main commuter hours, things get a little busier.

It’s more a Platinum-standard lounge than a Gold one, which is reflected in the finishes, spaciness and stricter access rules. Instead of the more basic meal options in the Qantas Club, you’ll be greeted with a much improved sit-down dining experience, including some of the best breakfast options available from any airline lounge in the country.

All Domestic Business lounges include a host of IT facilities, including more-than-serviceable internet speeds, along with great shower facilities. Unlike Qantas Club lounges, there are no family zones in the Flying Kangaroo’s Business Lounges.

Qantas is slowly redeveloping all of its Business Lounges, and now features world-class facilities in Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne.

Locations & access rules

Ticket & reward seat access

If you have purchased a Business or First ticket, or have booked a reward seat in the two most premium cabins with points, you can enter the Domestic Business lounge before or after flying with Qantas or Emirates.

First Class
Business

 

Frequent flyer access

Access to the Domestic Business Lounge is restricted to Platinum members, flying with Qantas, Emirates, Jetstar or a oneworld carrier on the same day.

Platinum

 

Guest & child access

Eligible members and ticket holders may bring one guest into the lounge if they are travelling on the same flight. Children aged 1-17, may enter free of change if accompanied by an eligible traveller.

Guest
Children

 

Single Qantas lounge pass

You cannot enter the Domestic Business Lounge with a single-use Qantas lounge pass.

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International Business Lounge (Qantas owned)

Qantas lounge pass - Qantas Club Domestic Lounge access perth

Perth’s International Business ‘Transit’ Lounge boasts a wellness centre to get your ready for your journey. This provides a perfect Qantas lounge pass for ‘ultra long-haul’ travel onboard the Qantas Dreamliner to London.

Qantas’ International Business Lounges are located at all Australian international airports, however, the quality of service and furnishings do vary. For example, the Sydney and Melbourne International Business Lounges have not been updated for some time (upgrades are due for completion in late 2018/2019), whereas Brisbane and Perth feature new, world-class facilities.

In contrast, the standards at its major overseas hubs, like Singapore, are relatively consistent.

The International Business Lounges feature spacious surroundings, including break-out spaces, stylish decor and top-spec furniture. The popular facilities also boast multiple Rockpool-inspired dining options, bar service, and barista-made coffee.

Qantas lounge pass - Hong Kong Business Lounge access

Use your Qantas lounge pass to experience Neil Perry’s Spice Temple designed dishes and signature cocktails in Hong Kong

It’s also important to mention one of Qantas’ flagship International lounges, their new digs at London Heathrow (pictured below). This is a combined Business/First lounge, so if you can jag access, you’re in for a treat!

The lounge, which is located in Terminal 3, is definitely a step up on the rest, with the two-level facility finished in premium materials throughout. It’s one of the most spacious lounges on the Qantas roster, offering a Rockpool designed menu, multiple bars, and a swag of seating areas.

Qantas lounge pass - London Heathrow Business Lounge access

Those travelling on a Business fare, Gold and Platinum frequent flyers, Qantas Club members and single-use Qantas lounge pass holders can access relax in the brand new Qantas Business Lounge at Heathrow Airport, London.

Naturally, the lounge also includes extensive business facilities, showers and a family area.

Locations & access rules

Ticket & reward seat access

If you have purchased a Business or First ticket, or have booked a reward seat in either cabin with points, you may visit the International Business Lounge before flying with Qantas or Emirates.

First Class
Business

 

Frequent flyer & Qantas Club access

Frequent Flyer members with Gold or Platinum status may access the International Business Lounge if flying with Qantas, Jetstar, Emirates or a oneworld partner (Qantas Club members are only eligible on a QF flight number). Silver members can access via a single-use pass.

Platinum
Gold
Q’Club

 

Guest & child access

Eligible ticket holders, or members, may bring one guest into the lounge if they are travelling on the same flight. Children aged 1-17, may enter free of change if accompanied by an eligible traveller. Learn more here.

Guest
Children

 

Single Qantas lounge pass

Single-use Qantas lounge passes do not permit entry into Qantas associated facilities.

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Qantas associated International Business Lounge

Qantas lounge pass - Los Angeles Associated Lounges

Eligible ticket-holders, frequent flyer members and Qantas Club members can access the world-class oneworld Business Lounge in Los Angeles.

Qantas’ associated International Business Lounges are located in Qantas-serviced airports where the Flying Kangaroo doesn’t operate their own facility.

These are mostly operated by oneworld airlines, along with Emirates and China Eastern. Associated lounges are located in the US, Asia, Canada, New Zealand, Fiji, South Africa and the Middle East.

Most lounge access methods permit entry into associated lounges, except for single-use Qantas lounge passes (where entry is restricted to Qantas operated International Business Lounges).

Popular destinations include the Qantas/ British/ Cathay shared Los Angeles International Business facility (pictured above), which offers a luxurious lounge experience, complete a very fancy open fireplace! Kick back under the large glass atrium while dining on Californian-influenced Neil Perry-designed menus.

There are, however, some exclusions for Qanats Club members. For example, the Red Roo’s lounge-only customers are banished from Amercian Airlines’ ‘Flagship Lounge’ in New York (although there are no such exclusions in the neighbouring Admirals Club).

Qantas lounge pass - New York Associated Lounges - American Airlines Flagship Lounge

Eligible ticket-holders and frequent flyer members can access the American Airlines ‘Flagship Business Lounge’ in New York.

Another noteworthy exclusion is Fiji Airways’ revamped Premium Lounge, which leaves Qantas Club members with no facility in Nadi. Although a big exclusion at a popular Australian travel port, it’s one of the few international locations where Qantas Club members are left high-and-dry.

We’ve indicated the key Qantas Club entry exclusions in our location and access rules list below.

Locations & access rules

Ticket & reward seat access

If you have purchased a Business or First ticket, or have booked a Business or First reward seat with points, you may visit a Qantas associated Business Lounge when flying with Qantas (and sometimes Emirates – confirm via the location links).

First Class
Business

 

Frequent flyer & Qantas Club access

Gold or Platinum members may access international associated lounges if flying with Qantas, Jetstar, or a oneworld airline (plus Emirates for some lounges, confirm via the location links). Note, Qantas Club members are only eligible if travelling on a QF flight number and several lounges exclude Qantas Club members altogether (Nadi, and oneworld lounges without a direct rule – confirm via the location links). Silver members may also access via a single-use pass.

Platinum
Gold
Q’Club

 

Guest & child access

Eligible ticket holders or members can, most of the time, bring guests into Qantas associated lounges if travelling on the same flight. Children 0-17 years of age count towards guest allowances when visiting Qantas-associated lounges. These include shared lounges (like the Los Angeles Business Lounge in LAX’s Tom Brady terminal) and partner-owned sites. The specific allowance varies on the lounge and your method of entry (see location links).

Guest
Children

 

Single Qantas lounge pass

Single-use Qantas lounge passes do not permit entry into Qantas associated facilities.

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Qantas lounge pass dress code

There’s been much discussion in the media about the Qantas lounge’s dress code. Here are a few:

There’s actually no dress code for Qantas’ lounges outside of their metropolitan hubs. Sensibly, work wear, including hi-vis attire, is permitted. So long as it’s clean and tidy.

Qantas state that the “… guidelines are intended to create an environment everyone can enjoy, so please be mindful of your choice of clothing and footwear when visiting Qantas Clubs and Business Lounges in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.”

The main items that are not allowed are:

  • Beach wear
  • Thongs and bare feet
  • head-to-toe gym wear
  • Sleepwear
  • Ugg boots and slippers
  • Apparel with offensive images or text
  • ‘Revealing’ clothing
  • Unclean or torn clothing

You can read their full policy here.

 

 

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