Qantas Club membership extension to early 2022

An extra seven months will be added to all current Qantas Club memberships as well as lounge passes.

By David Flynn, August 30 2021
Qantas Club membership extension to early 2022

Qantas Club members will enjoy another extension to the paid lounge program which will take their membership through to early 2022 – a time when the airline expects most people to be flying again, both within Australia and to a handful of overseas destinations.

Qantas says it will add seven months of complimentary membership to any Qantas Club membership account due to expire on or after 30 June 2021, along with new members and membership renewals made between 30 June and 25 August 2021.

The seven month extension also applies to partner memberships and annual guest cards – but not to Qantas Club memberships provided as a benefit of the Qantas Points Club Plus program, as the airline considers those as 'complimentary' and not eligible for an extension.

Also getting a seven-month boost to their expiry date are those handy single-use Qantas Lounge invitations which can be used to visit domestic Qantas Clubs and international Qantas Business lounges before a flight – provided the passes were issued on or before 30 June 2021 and were still valid as of 26 August 2021.

"The extension will be automatically applied to your invitations and updated in your profile," Qantas says. "You can view the expiry dates of your invitations via the Complimentary Lounge Invitations portal."

The airline won't be issuing new Qantas Club cards showing the revised expiry date, and recommends installing the Qantas App on your smartphone, as this includes a Qantas Club digital card which you can flash at lounges to gain entry.

The Qantas Club membership extension runs alongside the airline's most recent status extension for frequent flyers whose wings have been clipped by Covid.

Qantas plans to restart international flying in December 2021, pending the government's promised easing of travel restrictions once Australia passes the 80% vaccination milestone.

Popular overseas destinations Singapore, London and Los Angeles are among the first to return, with lounges at those airports also set to reopen (although as Executive Traveller reported last week, Qantas will permanently close its popular Hong Kong lounge).

Also read: Is Qantas Club membership really worth the money?

David

David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

04 Sep 2019

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not "ALL" qantas club memberships. 

us pointsclub plus members arn't changing 

06 Jun 2017

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What about people who have received Qantas Club status as apart of Points Club Plus?

24 Oct 2010

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We've checked with Qantas and been advised the airline considers Qantas Club memberships provided as a benefit of the Qantas Points Club Plus program as 'complimentary' and not eligible for an extension (and the article's been updated with that info).

What about those members who have two years Membership and have expiry date as June 2023?

29 Oct 2018

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When were the single use lounge passes going to be extended? I've just checked my account and all still have their original expiry dates.


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