Domestic air travel is continuing its slow but steady recovery, with Qantas now flying at an estimated 50% of pre-COVID capacity – which means there are plenty of would-be passengers still on the ground, and others hopping on planes fare less often.
To that end, Qantas is rolling out another extension of Qantas Club lounge membership – this time adding three months to the previous expiry date for paid members from 23 March 2021.
This includes individual, corporate, partner and group memberships and annual guest cards.
This is the third extension since COVID-19 hit in March 2020, with six months added to Qantas Club membership from 23 March 2020, followed by another six months at 23 September 2020.
Complimentary lounge invitations issued on or prior to 23 March 2021, and still valid as of that date, will also see a three-month boost to their use-by date.
Most Qantas domestic lounges have now reopened, with Darwin soon to join that roster.
Qantas has also been granting status extensions to frequent flyers, initially on a fully-complimentary basis and most recently offering the ability to stay at the Silver, Gold, Platinum or Platinum One tier through 2021 – and in some cases to the end of 2022 – with just a single domestic flight.
In addition, many frequent flyer will be allowed to roll over status credits earned in the membership year ending in 2021 to give them a head start on their 2022 status.
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