Qantas Club Reopening?

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greg959

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Member since 15 May 2019

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Does anyone have any intel on when Qantas is planning to open the Qantas Club again? I've had two flights out of Melbourne in the last week where there were literally no seats in the Melbourne Business Lounge and a 20+ minute wait for coffee each morning.

I get that reductions in capacity were necessary for Covid and that a lot of people got status extensions but as someone who is travelling in Business and would have retained my status regardless of the assistance it is a little galling to have to decamp to the food court while people who pay a few hundred bucks p/a for a Qantas Club membership are hogging the facilities.

I can't imagine why anyone would be booking flights during the double status credit promotion when there is effectively no difference between Gold and Platinum at the moment and Platinum members are receiving 600 status credits gratis.

Keith 1

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Member since 27 Jun 2017

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Very simple to find out just go to Qantas website and it will tell you.

https://www.qantas.com/au/en/frequent-flyer/the-qantas-club.html

ZQN Fan

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Member since 27 Nov 2017

Total posts 32

Originally Posted by Keith 1

Very simple to find out just go to Qantas website and it will tell you.

https://www.qantas.com/au/en/frequent-flyer/the-qantas-club.html

But Keith, it doesn't tell you. Which is exactly why greg959 has reached out to this community as to whether anyone has intel on reopening timeframes.

alansu

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Member since 22 Jan 2015

Total posts 87

I was in the Business lounge in MEL last Thursday and saw that there was a sign outside the QC lounge saying that it was welcoming back travellers from Thu 1 Apr, just in time for the Easter rush I suppose.

Keith 1

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Member since 27 Jun 2017

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As I said look Qantas website and it says this.

An update from the Qantas Club team

We know that access to our lounges is an important part of your journey, and we’ve now re-opened most of our Australian domestic operated lounges. However, due to the recent state and territory specific restrictions implemented, there are some temporary measures in place which include lounge capacity restrictions, physical distancing requirements and changes to our food and beverage offerings.

Our reopened Australian domestic lounge network includes:

  • Qantas Business lounges: Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney
  • Qantas Club lounges: Adelaide, Alice Springs, Broome, Cairns, Coffs Harbour, Darwin, Devonport, Gold Coast, Emerald, Gladstone, Hobart, Kalgoorlie, Karratha, Launceston, Mackay, Perth, Sydney, Tamworth and Townsville
  • Chairmans Lounges: Adelaide, Canberra (Monday - Friday), Perth, Melbourne and Sydney

The following lounges remain closed until further notice:

  • Qantas Club lounges: Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Port Hedland and Rockhampton
  • International lounges: Qantas International First and International Business lounges and all international lounges operated by partner airlines for Qantas passengers.

As restrictions begin to ease, we will look to increase lounge capacity and enhanced service offerings, providing you with the Qantas lounge experience you have always enjoyed. We appreciate your continued patience and understanding during this time.

Qantas Club membership renewals are currently unavailable.

russell

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Member since 04 Nov 2011

Total posts 203

I can tell you the sign out the front of the Qantas Club states that it's opening on Good Friday.

Last editedby russell at Mar 31, 2021, 08:43 AM.

sid

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vbarberini

Member since 16 Oct 2012

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Flew MEL-SYD in business on 17 April and the QF club was still closed. As a consequence the Business lounge was overcrowded, noisy and filthy. Reminded me of the horrendous BA lounges at Heathrow.

Begs the question: Does QF see nothing wrong with devaluing its business class offering to its most valuable passengers?

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