The Qantas Club Lounge Brisbane Airport is a modern although not overly spacious place to wait for your flight connections in Australia. Located close to the airport security the lounge is easy to find.
In years gone by I’ve found my access to the Qantas Club Lounge Brisbane Airport (or indeed any airport) highly restricted. With a Business Class ticket for a domestic flight I was often refused entry. In more recent times, this “Club” status has mellowed and access is now granted when I have one of the premium price tickets.
The Club Lounge on first appearances was exceptionally clean and well furnished. Bright and appealing as I entered following a quick registration at Reception.
Whilst there are quite a few seats, they are relatively close and the Qantas Lounge can often feel quite full.
Computers and power sockets
In one corner is a computer centre with at least 8 computers on desks. All computers are Apple Macs although offer Windows for those unfamiliar with Apple Mac.
The use of computers here was not very high as the Qantas Club Lounge in Brisbane Airport offered complimentary wifi service. No need for passwords, just agree to the terms and away you go. Admittedly the connection speed was impressive so no need to sit waiting for a page to load.
Whilst free wifi is a plus, the struggle to find power points is not. It took me a little while to find a power socket and thankfully the nearby seat was free. Unfortunately it was right beside the toilets so people were always streaming by.
I was quite surprised that there were no available electrical sockets by the computer desks.
Food in the Qantas Club Lounge
I arrived in the lounge around 10am on a Sunday so the food options were still very much breakfast orientated. Fresh juice and cereal selections abounded. I opted for the Weet-Bix (note it is not Weetabix) which admittedly tasted good.
There was also some pastry and yoghurt options. Alongside this, just like in the Virgin Australia Lounge a machine was available to make your own pancakes.
However, right beside the pancake machine was a serving desk with a Barista. Queues would form as people sought their morning caffeine fix. Not being a coffee addict I was slightly perplexed by this. The Barista was using a coffee making machine yet only a few paces away was a near identical self serving coffee machine. (I know Starbucks connoisseurs will tell me they are different but really either one would do for me and I prefer the without a queue option.) In addition there was a selection of sweets and cookies to choose from beside the self-service machine, how good is that?
Irrespective of the time of day there is something which I find always present in the Qantas Lounges and that is the presence of crunchy fruit. Yes, apples and pears were visible in almost every direction. Encouraging healthy eating is a big plus, unfortunately apples and pears can make noisey eaters as people bite into the ripe fruits.
The furnishings were fresh and modern as well as comfortable. Low back chairs is maybe not the way to get total comfort though.
Newspapers and magazines in the lounge
A wide selection of reading material was available as well as a TV screen showing a random broadcast. With an hour or so to fill, between eating, drinking, web surfing and reading there was plenty to fill the time.
Is it worth visiting the Qantas Club Lounge?
Now that the Qantas Club Lounge Brisbane Airport is not exclusively for Club members I appreciate access to the facility. The high speed internet and comfortable surroundings helps ease away from the hustle by the boarding gates.
It is however a shame though that the Qantas Club Lounge often appears crammed and power sockets are so few and far between.