Now you can purchase airport lounge access in Sydney and Melbourne

Have you ever wished you could gain access to the airport lounge with an economy ticket? Now you can at selected Aussie airports.

Have you ever got to the airport really early, or had a layover or delay that's had you sitting around, whiling away time before your next departure? We know the feeling.

If you don't have access to an airport lounge (which is the majority of us, most of the time) this can be a long wait, as you search for a seat - or piece of carpet - around the terminal close to a power point to charge your devices, put down your luggage and settle in with a coffee or sandwich.

Cool concept

Some seasoned travellers may be familiar with purchase-to-use airport lounges, which lets you buy one-off access to a variety of airport lounges and use their facilities without needing an upper-class ticket.

They're common in the US and Europe, but now Sydney Kingsford-Smith and Melbourne's Tullamarine airports have opened a new luxury airport lounge called 'The House'.

Starting from just $80 person, you can purchase access online in advance or at the welcome desk to relax in the first-class comfort for up to three hours prior to departure, with the option to buy additional hours for that extra long layover.

Luxe offerings

During your stay, you can help yourself to a variety of tasty treats from the buffet, or request a cheese plate from the bar.

If you're keen for something a bit more substantial, you can dine al a carte at The House restaurant, a section of the lounge with formal dining options, full waiter service, and a menu featuring delicious pasta dishes, pizza and burgers.

If you are travelling for business and need to use a desktop computer, The House offers users Mac computers, speedy WiFi and a printer.

The company behind The House - No 1 Lounges - operate over 11 airport lounges internationally, and are about to complete work on their next lounge at Brisbane international airport. Exciting times ahead!

Find out more info and book at The House.

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