Today Qantas unveiled their brand new Brisbane international lounge to the media. I was fortunate to attend the event and be able to show you the new lounge. The lounge will open to the public in 2 days (20th October)

The lounge has been closely modeled around the brilliant Hong Kong and Singapore lounge but also reflects various aspects of Queensland which is a nice touch. The lounge has been created into a single premium lounge combining various aspects of both business and first class; the previous lounge had separate sections. Now the upstairs area is accessible and is only open in the morning. The lounge is now 30% larger and it’s definitely noticeable.

Qantas International CEO Gareth Evans said the international lounge was the first of several new facilities the national carrier would open in the coming months at Brisbane Airport as part of a multi-million dollar upgrade.

“Queensland is one of our most important markets with almost 60 direct international flights departing Brisbane every week. Queensland is where it started for Qantas, and we are proud to maintain such a strong presence after 95 years of flying.”

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The lounge is located where it previously was (opposite Gate 80). Business class guests, Chairman’s Lounge, Platinum one, Platinum, Gold, Qantas Club, Emirates Gold and Platinum and American Airlines Admirals Club members can access the lounge as well as Oneworld Sapphire and Emerald members.

Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Entry
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Entry
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Aboriginal Art
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Entry
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Entry
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Entry
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Entry
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Entry
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Entry

The lounge has ample amounts of seating spread throughout level 1 and 2.

Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Seating
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Seating
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Entrance
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Entrance
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Entrance Seating
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Entrance Seating

The bar also does coffee and tea as well as other non-alchoholic beverages.

Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Bar
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Bar
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Bar
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Bar

(Disclaimer – I did not drink, this was a friends drink.)

Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Bar
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Bar
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Bar
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Bar
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Bar
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Bar

The lounge has many jars’s full of Pineapple lollies.

Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Bar
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Bar

The dining area is in the center of the lounge on level 1.

Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Dining Area
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Dining Area
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Dining Area
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Dining Area

The food area has many self-serve options and is all fresh.

Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Food Area
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Food Area
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Food Area
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Food Area
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Breakfast Menu
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Breakfast Menu
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Food Area
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Food Area
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Food Area
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Food Area
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Seating Area
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Seating Area
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Seating Area
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Seating Area
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Seating Area
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Seating Area
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Seating Area
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Seating Area
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Seating Area
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Seating Area

Qantas has listened to what customers wanted and has increased the amount of power outlets throughout the lounge. They have two plugs plus 2 USB ports.

Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Seating Area
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Seating Area
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Seating Area
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Seating Area
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Seating Area
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Seating Area
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Bathrooms
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Bathrooms

The bathrooms are identical to the Hong Kong and Singapore lounges and offer shower rooms.

Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Bathrooms
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Bathrooms
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Bathrooms
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Bathrooms
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Shower Rooms
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Shower Rooms
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Shower Rooms
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Shower Rooms
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Shower Rooms
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Shower Rooms
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Shower Rooms
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Shower Rooms
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Shower Rooms
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Shower Rooms

Qantas has now made level 2 accessible, and it looks brilliant, to say the least. Level 2 can be accessed by stairs or the elevator.

Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Stairs To Level 2
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Stairs To Level 2
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Stairs To Level 2
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Stairs To Level 2
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Elevator
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Elevator

Level 2 has many seating area’s and it’s a great place to sit and relax.

Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Level 2
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Level 2
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Level 2
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Level 2
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Level 2
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Level 2
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Level 2
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Level 2
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Level 2
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Level 2
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Level 2
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Level 2
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Level 2
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Level 2
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Level 2 Coffee Machine
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Level 2 Coffee Machine
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Level 2
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Level 2
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Level 2
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Level 2
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Level 2
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Level 2
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Level 2 Breakfast Hatch
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Level 2 Breakfast Hatch
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Level 2 Breakfast Hatch Menu
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Level 2 Breakfast Hatch Menu
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Level 2 Breakfast Hatch
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Level 2 Breakfast Hatch
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Newspapers
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Newspapers
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Pineapples
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Pineapples
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge View
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge View
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge View
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge View
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Flight Timetables
Qantas Brisbane International Lounge Flight Timetables

Bottom Line

The new Brisbane international lounge is immaculate and definitely worth a visit. Qantas has done a brilliant job, and I’m sure a lot of travelers will be very happy with the upgrade.

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