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Qantas: Lounge closures

Qantas: Lounge closures

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Introduction

If the airline ain’t flying internationally, then it makes sense to close all your international lounges. Unsurprisingly, all 18 of the international lounges (First and Business) will be closed as the international operation shuts down over the week starting 23 March. In fact, I wouldn’t bet on the named lounges being open after the 23rd. Goodbye to Sydney and Melbourne First Lounges. Adieu to crappy Auckland first lounge. Farewell to Singapore (already announced) and Los Angeles.

Qantas International Lounge Closures – by end of March 2020

  • Auckland Business
  • Auckland First
  • Brisbane
  • Hong Kong
  • Honolulu
  • London (Heathrow)
  • Los Angeles Business
  • Los Angeles First
  • Melbourne Business
  • Melbourne First
  • Perth Terminal 1
  • Perth Terminal 3
  • Singapore Business
  • Singapore First
  • Sydney Business
  • Sydney First
  • Tokyo (Narita)
  • Wellington Business

And you can forget about partner lounges too. Access to the following will be suspended:

  • Bangkok
  • Christchurch
  • Dallas Fort Worth
  • Dubai
  • Jakarta
  • Johannesburg
  • Manila
  • Nadi
  • New York
  • Noumea
  • Queenstown
  • San Francisco
  • Santiago
  • Tokyo (Haneda)

Qantas Club Domestic Lounge Closures/Still Open

But, don’t despair – where they are still open, those eligible for access to the Qantas Club, you will now be able to access the Business Lounge, so there!

  • Brisbane
  • Canberra
  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • Sydney

However, some Club lounges and Regional lounges are remaining open:

  • Adelaide
  • Alice Springs (under renovation)
  • Broome 
  • Cairns
  • Coffs Harbour 
  • Coolangatta
  • Darwin
  • Devonport 
  • Emerald 
  • Gladstone
  • Hobart
  • Kalgoorlie 
  • Karratha 
  • Launceston 
  • Mackay 
  • Port Hedland 
  • Rockhampton 
  • Tamworth 
  • Townsville

Chairman’s Lounge closures – members slumming it

  • Adelaide 
  • Brisbane 
  • Canberra 
  • Melbourne 
  • Perth 
  • Sydney 

Meeting Room closures

  • Brisbane
  • Canberra
  • Perth 

2PAXfly Takeout

When you stand down 20,000 staff members, then this is sure to affect lounge staffing.

Seriously, this is an appropriate move. When virtually no one is travelling internationally, and very few domestically – why keep them open. The closing of the larger ones or the ones that are more expensive to maintain (Chairman’s Lounges) is a wise move.

The upside is that lowly Club members get to see the Business Lounges, and the Chairman’s club habitues get to see how crappy and badly maintained the Business lounges are. I’m talking to you Alan Joyce about the deplorable state of the Sydney Business bathrooms!

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