Alongside Qantas' new Brisbane domestic business class lounge open from today, frequent flyers can also enjoy a fast-track experience from the airport's departures hall to the lounge.
Dubbed a Premium Lounge Entry, it's located at the far left end of the domestic terminal alongside the current security screening area.
But the new digs are much nicer, and a definite time-saver for the busy business traveller.
For starters, the Premium lounge Entry has its own baggage drop facility – something missing from Virgin Australia's similar setup at Brisbane, which is for hand-luggage only.
There's also a trio of self-service checkin machines (in case you haven't already checked in online or via the Qantas app on your smartphone)...
... plus a dedicated security screening lane.
(Australian Business Traveller has been told that the space has provision for installing a second security lane, which we're sure will be needed during peak travel periods.)
After that, make your way to the escalator and glide up to the new 'lounge precinct'.
That precinct includes the Qantas business lounge, a soon-to-be-refreshed Qantas Club and from mid-year, a swish new invitation-only Chairman's Lounge (which is being built in the footprint of the former business lounge).
The Premium Lounge Entry is open seven days a week, from one hour prior to the first Qantas departure.
It's open to business class travellers, Qantas Platinum and Gold frequent flyers and their Oneworld Emerald and Sapphire equivalents, Qantas Club members and Platinum frequent flyers with Emirates' Skywards and China Eastern's Eastern Miles rewards schemes.
Qantas will also open a revamped valet facility with walk-in access to the premium lounge entry...
... but this won’t be available as a general drive-up facility for taxis and Uber drop-offs; it will be restricted to Qantas Valet customers.