Qantas will close its domestic Business Lounges at Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra airports this week so they can undergo "routine cleaning and maintenance" across the Christmas and New Year period.
The four flagship domestic lounges will shut their doors following the last flight of Christmas Eve, on Tuesday December 24th, and reopen on Monday morning, January 13th 2014.
Globetrotters are spared such deprivations, however, with the airline's international business lounges remaining open throughout that period.
Qantas says the 19 day closure of its domestic lounges will be used to give them a combined spruce-up and fix-up after a solid year of business travel wear and tear.
In the meantime, passengers who usually enjoy access to the Qantas Business Lounges – including those flying business class, holding Platinum Qantas Frequent Flyer status or the equivalent Emerald status with a oneworld partner airline – will need to 'rough it' in the Qantas Club.
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