Priority Pass adds Sydney & Brisbane to its portfolio of benefits for Australians.

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Priority pass has just added Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to their portfolio of benefits available to the Australian traveller (when travelling outbound) who has a priority pass card.

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Brisbane International Airport

Darwin International airport

Cardholders and accompanying guests will receive AUD$36 off the final bill per person per visit, valid on any type of meal and/or drinks in a single transaction upon presentation of a valid card.

So… this means if you live in Sydney or Brisbane and you have a top-level priority pass card, (unlimited entry) you can literally head out to these restaurants for a free meal (with alcohol) and without traveling!  conditions apply.

An article from the Australian Business Traveller:

Five Aussie credit cards come with Priority Pass membership, which can then open the doors to over 1,000 airport lounges around the world – as well as provide a $36 credit in selected Sydney and Brisbane Airport restaurants, cafes and bars.

Both the American Express Platinum Charge card and Citi Prestige card include full Priority Pass membership, which is automatically renewed each year along with your card.

The Westpac Altitude Black, St George Amplify Signature and Citi Signature cards come with two Priority Pass lounge visits per year.

It’s worth noting that the American Express Platinum Charge card also gives you unlimited access to Sydney Airport’s American Express Lounge, while Westpac Altitude Black provides two AMEX lounge passes per year.

If you don’t have any of these cards are and interested in buying Priority Pass membership, packages start at US$99 per year plus US$27 each time you want to use a lounge; US$249 per year with 10 free lounge visits (and US$27 a pop after that); or at US$399 per year, the Prestige plan provides every lounge visit free.

Under each Priority Pass tier you can also bring a guest into the lounge but at a cost of US$27.

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Qantas Business Class, Perth – Santiago from $4,478* return

Qantas has just released new fares in economy, premium economy and business class from Perth to Santiago at a very reasonable price.  I’d say this is probably the best route to South America (from Perth) and most comfortable flying on the 747’s.  (my favourite aircraft) (request bulkhead if your in economy)

Qantas offers three return services a week on the Sydney-Santiago route (Monday, Wednesday, Saturday), operated by a Boeing 747 that has been refurbished with award-winning A380-style cabins, seats and inflight entertainment.

LAN Airlines will codeshare on the Qantas services while the Australian airline will continue to codeshare on LAN’s daily services between Sydney and Santiago via Auckland. As fellow oneworld™ members, Qantas and LAN will continue to work together to promote travel between Australia, Chile and the broader South American region.

Considered as just a stopover point: Santiago, is the capital and largest city in Chile. Located in a country filled to the brim with stunning landscapes, historic beauty, local charm and delectable foods, it is fast-becoming more of a destination than a stopover.

The Business Class return fare

Just a reminder.. In my own opinion, Qantas has one of the best business class products in the world – after all, they did introduce “business class” to the skies in 1979.

More on Qantas to come (one of my favourite airlines), with an in-depth review coming up on their new Boeing 787 dreamliner fleet (when more of the information is released)

This is the latest Qantas International Business Seat – note the privacy screen in the middle can be lowered

 

The economy class return fare

Qantas celebrates its centenary in 2020.  What do you think of Qantas?

 

Visit qantas.com for more details