Travel tip: freshen up in the Qantas lounge after your redeye flight from Perth

By Chris Chamberlin, August 16 2016
Travel tip: freshen up in the Qantas lounge after your redeye flight from Perth

TRAVEL TIP | Jetting in business class on one of Qantas’ overnight flights from Perth to the east coast?

Then flash your boarding pass at the Qantas domestic business class lounges in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane for access after your flight, where you can freshen up with a shower, a barista-made coffee and a spot of breakfast to start your day.

There’s no rush to head into town either, with the Roo’s overnight flights touching down between 5:30am and 6:30am, giving you ample time to unwind before contemplating a move to your office or your own bed.

You could eat an airplane brekky, or tuck into a tasty 'plate of the day' on arrival...
You could eat an airplane brekky, or tuck into a tasty 'plate of the day' on arrival...

Read: Qantas vs Virgin: battle of the business lounge breakfast

It’s also a great way to maximise your sleep on those east-bound flights – having dinner or supper on the ground at the Qantas Perth business class lounge and breakfast in the morning after you arrive.

Qantas has confirmed to Australian Business Traveller that this applies only to three overnight flights from Perth: QF568 to Sydney, QF648 to Melbourne and QF652 to Brisbane.

Qantas Platinum and Platinum One frequent flyers are the exception to that rule, who can also swing by the Qantas’ domestic lounges after their flight, be it from Perth or any other destination.

Just don’t try this after a Virgin Australia business class flight: the airline has advised that lounge access ‘on arrival’ isn’t a privilege extended to business class flyers – only to Velocity Gold and Platinum members.

Read more: Visiting Qantas, Virgin Australia lounges after your flight

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Chris Chamberlin

Chris Chamberlin is the Associate Editor of Executive Traveller and lives by the motto that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, a great latte, a theatre ticket and a glass of wine!

20 Feb 2014

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Is it open to Qantas Club as well?

Nope, nor is it available to Qantas Gold flyers. From above:

"Qantas Platinum and Platinum One frequent flyers are the exception to that rule, who can also swing by the Qantas’ domestic lounges after their flight, be it from Perth or any other destination."

19 Aug 2016

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Hi Chris. Good to hear about business class access after the overnight flight:) from Perth. I can't find any information about this on qantas website. Do you have a link to confirm this information? Not saying I don't trust you!! Regards sam

Hi Sami, Qantas doesn't promote this openly so you won't find any mention of this on the Qantas website. Our confirmation came directly from Qantas HQ, however.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

31 Jan 2019

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Hey Chris, does qantas still allow this lounge access on the red eye from Perth to Brisbane to travelers in j to date? :)

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

20 Mar 2014

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Just used this benefit! fantastic to have a shower and some hot breakfast! :)

27 Jul 2011

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What happens with checked in baggage?

27 Aug 2017

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Hi Chris,


Thanks for the tip! Do you know if this is still the case?

M

23 Feb 2015

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Do this all the time on standard East coast routes. It is great to land, head upstairs and grab a coffee to go before heading into [insert city here].


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