For the next week a Qantas Club membership is half off. That means it will will cost ~ US$251 (AU$300 for the membership plus AU$99 joining fee).
Qantas Club membership includes American Airlines Admirals Club access when flying American.
When travelling with American Airlines, as a Qantas Club member you and a guest are welcome at American Airlines Admirals Club lounges. Simply present your Qantas Club card together with your boarding pass at the lounge reception. Both you and your guest need to be travelling together further that day on a flight marketed5 and operated by the partner airline whose lounge you wish to visit.
In contrast, American charges $550 – $650 for a first-year member, depending on the member’s AAdvantage frequent flyer status.
This is available until October 17 Down Under. There are other ancillary benefits of course, like priority check-in and extra baggage on Qantas flights, and access to other partner airline lounges.
To be sure many will prefer the Citi Executive card’s current offer to earn 80,000 bonus miles with qualifying spend, along with its $450 annual fee.