Qantas set to reopen more Qantas Clubs, and Chairman's Lounges too

More Qantas lounges will open over the coming weeks and months.

By David Flynn , July 7 2020
Qantas set to reopen more Qantas Clubs, and Chairman's Lounges too

Qantas expects to fling open the doors to more airport lounges next week, including its Brisbane Business Lounge and Qantas Club, along with most other Qantas Clubs across Queensland.

They'll join the first wave of Qantas lounges, which pulled up the shutters as of July 1, and will mean more than half of the airline's domestic lounges will be back in business.

However, Qantas has confirmed to Executive Traveller that plans to reopen Melbourne's Business Lounge and Qantas Club from July 10 will be pushed back due to the state's second wave of Covid-19 infections, which this morning sparked a closure of the NSW and Victorian borders.

Brisbane's Business Lounge will be open in time for passengers making their farewells to the Qantas Boeing 747 on Wednesday July 15's 'Jumbo Joy Flight'.

Brisbane's Business Lounge and Qantas Club will soon reopen.
Brisbane's Business Lounge and Qantas Club will soon reopen.

Here's the list of Queensland lounges that are "scheduled for progressive reopening from July 10", as current gathering restrictions are eased and the mid-year school holiday season kicks in:

  • Brisbane Business Lounge and Qantas Club
  • Cairns Qantas Club
  • Emerald Qantas Club
  • Gladstone Qantas Club
  • Mackay Qantas Club
  • Rockhampton Qantas Club
  • Townsville Qantas Club

All Qantas airport lounges currently face capacity limits to comply with state-specific restrictions on indoor gatherings, either in terms of how many people are permitted to gather in a single space or in observing physical distancing of between 2-4m2.

As previously reported, self-serve buffet, snacks and drinks have been replaced by a more personalised service, including tray-around meals.

Why go to the buffet, when the buffet can come to you?
Why go to the buffet, when the buffet can come to you?

Read more: Executive Traveller reviews the new Qantas lounge experience

Sometime in August 2020, the elite Chairman's Lounges will once again welcome invitation-only members to what Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce has described as "probably the most exclusive club in the country."

Even the elite Chairman's Lounges will have a capacity limit.
Even the elite Chairman's Lounges will have a capacity limit.

August will also see the reopening of the following Qantas Club lounges, although this is subject to change and in some cases could even be brought forward if travel demand sees the already-opened Business Lounges of some cities reaching capacity faster than expected:

  • Sydney Qantas Club
  • Canberra Qantas Club
  • Gold Coast Qantas Club
  • Perth Qantas Club
  • Port Hedland Qantas Club
  • Hobart Qantas Club
  • Devonport Qantas Club
  • Darwin Qantas Club

As you'd expect, all Qantas international lounges remain closed while there are no international Qantas flights, although that's expected to change once 'travel bubbles' are established for selected overseas destinations such as New Zealand, SingaporeThailand and even Hawaii.

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.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

18 Nov 2013

Total posts 23

Will be good once the Perth Qantas club reopens. This morning I was in the minority of not wearing fluro gear. I think that is a major reason the business lounge didn't open until 0700 which was the time my flight departed so I had to buy breakfast and coffee. First world problem. Most of those FIFO girls/guys would have had gold status.

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

24 Jan 2018

Total posts 292

Good to see ANY lounges starting to re-open.

Let's keep it a clean one - box on !!

Jetstar Airways - Qantas Frequent Flyer

03 Jul 2018

Total posts 31

Where's Adelaide ? I'm pretty sure they are due to open in July, and Alice Springs in August.

02 Jun 2013

Total posts 49

Any update on QLD lounge opening dates please? I couldn't see anything on the QF website other than quoting "mid July". I am flying CNS-BNE on Saturday and was wondering if the QC CNS has reopened? I believe BNE is now open?


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