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Lounge Memberships and Frequent Flyer Programs

The University will generally not fund memberships for frequent flyer programs or airline lounge memberships.  In special circumstances however, such memberships may be paid by UTS if recommended by the Dean/Director and approved by the relevant member of the UTS Executive.

Travellers with frequent flyer points gained from approved business travel are encouraged to use them wherever possible for university travel (eg: accommodation and air travel)

Staff who exchange frequent flyer points for flights on university travel will not be reimbursed for the value of the air travel.

Utilisation of the 'lowest logical fare' for a journey overrides all personal airline preferences and/or the accrual of frequent flyer points.

Virgin Australia Lounge Membership

UTS has a corporate membership with Virgin Australia for the Virgin Australia Lounge for travel within Australia and international lounge access for international travel.

Staff wishing to become a member of the Virgin Australia Lounge can do so by joining the Virgin Velocity Frequent Flyer program.

Then with you Velocity membership number, contact the UTS Strategic Procurement Team - Ray Meier  on 02 9514 2874.

Membership Fees

Joining Fee (once off) Membership Fee (per year)
$100 $200


Qantas Club Lounge Membership

UTS has a corporate membership with Qantas Club Lounge under corporate scheme number 4673807.  Qantas has lounges in major airports within Australia and lounges with Oneworld partners for international travel.

Staff wishing to become a member of the Qantas Club Lounge can do so by contacting the Qantas Club Service Centre on 131131.

Membership Fees

Joining Fee (once off) Renewal Fee
$230  $275 for one year or $475 for two years

Frequent Flyer Programs

The University does not fund frequent flyer programs and staff are free to choose their own programs.  The airline agreements that UTS has in place are largely supported by the following frequent flyer programs.

Velocity Frequent Flyer is Virgin Australia's loyalty program and they have an extensive list of global partners.

Qantas Frequent Flyer is Qantas' loyalty program and they have an extensive list of Oneworld global partners.

To join, apply online with Velocity Frequent Flyer or Qantas Frequent Flyer.