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Qantas to fully reopen Sydney and Melbourne international lounges

Qantas will fully reopen its Sydney and Melbourne international lounges on 27 March as overseas flights continue to ramp up.

Qantas’ two international lounges in each city were shuttered when the pandemic hit in March 2020.

Since overseas travel resumed in November 2021, eligible travellers have been directed to a hybrid business/first class space as a temporary arrangement that saw many people left without access – including single-use invite holders and customers of partner airlines.

From 27 March, things will return to ‘normal’, with both the International Business Lounges and International First Lounges reopening for all eligible guests, and with full service offerings.

The business lounges will once again welcome Qantas Club members, Gold frequent flyers, travellers in business class, eligible oneworld/partner airline customers, and single-use invite holders.

Guests can expect to enjoy complimentary food and beverages, shower facilities and wi-fi, though the lounge spaces themselves look quite dated.

The much more upscale first lounges will once again welcome Platinum and Platinum One tier holders, first-class travellers, eligible oneworld/partner airline customers and invite-holders.

They will enjoy the full ‘first’ experience including a la carte dining and day spa services in stylish surrounds.

qantas first lounge sydneyQantas International First Lounge in Sydney

This is great news for eligible Qantas and oneworld customers, and marks another key milestone in the rebound of international travel.

In separate news, Sydney and Melbourne’s American Express lounges are also set to reopen in the coming weeks (date TBC).

Want lounge access the next time you fly? Get two Qantas and two Amex lounge passes each year with our favourite Qantas card, the Qantas American Express Ultimate Card!

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