When Qantas opens its all-new Perth international lounge on March 24, it will be branded as an 'International Transit Lounge' – and with good reason.
The lounge will be available only to travellers in transit on those non-stop Boeing 787 flights between Perth and London, according to Qantas, with the sole exception of those starting their journey in Perth on QF9.
That's in keeping with the transit lounge's raison d'être, as well as key design features such as a menu geared towards "wellness" and more than a dozen shower suites with blue LED lighting set to a wavelength which gently revitalises the body ahead of, or after, that 17+ hour trek.
Plus of course, an outdoor area where you can soak up some natural rays.
The novel approach of creating a dedicated transit lounge at the new 'international wing' of Terminal 3 is just one of the measures Qantas is taking to give its globe-hopping flights their best chance of success – especially as the airline also has its eye on Perth-Paris and Perth-Frankfurt flights in the future.
What does this mean for passengers jetting out on Qantas' Perth-Singapore and Perth-Auckland flights, which will be relocating from Perth Airport's T1 international terminal to T3's international wing?
... and then make their way across to T3's international wing to catch their flight.
The same will apply to travellers booked on QF10 as a purely domestic Perth-Melbourne flight, even though that flight will depart from T3 (although passengers who've flown all the way from London on QF10 will of course have the lounge at their disposal).
Qantas' Perth International Transit Lounge at T3 will open its doors to passengers in business class, holding Qantas Platinum One, Platinum or Gold frequent flyer status (or their Oneworld Emerald and Sapphire equivalents), and Qantas Club members.
As we've previously noted, Qantas will also retain its recently-refreshed lounge at Terminal 1 for eligible travellers on Jetstar flights along with partner airlines including Oneworld members Cathay Pacific and Qatar Airways.