Qantas To Close London Heathrow Lounge

Qantas is to temporarily close all of its international lounges in Australia and worldwide.

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Qantas London Heathrow Lounge (Image Credit: Qantas Airways)

Qantas is to temporarily close its lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 3.

This follows a decision by Qantas to operate no scheduled international flights from the end of March until at least the end of May 2020 at the earliest.

Qantas will also close all of its international lounges around the world. This includes Qantas operated lounges in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Singapore and in Australia.

A number of Qantas domestic lounges in Australia will also close. Full details are on the Qantas website.

When Qantas does resume international flights, it plans to operate two services a day between London Heathrow and Perth with a Boeing 787 aircraft until the end of September at the earliest.

Given we are approaching a near complete shutdown of international travel from the end of March and disruption is likely to run for many months, this is all of course somewhat academic.

A number of other airlines and third party operators are closing lounges and those who have not yet announced closures are likely to do so.

American Express is closing its Centurion lounges worldwide from Saturday 21 March.

Plaza Premium has also closed, or reduced opening hours at, a number of lounges around the world. Full details are on its website.

It is also now plausible that some airports and terminals will close entirely.

Passengers travelling from London Heathrow Terminal 3 on Oneworld airlines in business and First Class, and eligible members of Oneworld frequent flyer programmes, can use the Cathay Pacific business and First Class lounges as an alternative.

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