Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 05 Apr 2012
Total posts 8
The Days of the First Int Lounge Domestic runs on QF / JQ is basically over. There are no QFs & only minimal JQs sectors available.
These are the only sectors I can find.
Time Day Flight Route
08:25 08:50 - - -W - - JQ11 SYD-OOL
13:00 14:30 - M - - - - - JQ1 SYD-MEL
17:20 18:50 - - - - - F - JQ4
Am I correct. My opinion now is AKL etc sectors are far more worthwhile when specials are on & the ease of Check In & Passport control to NZ in Sydney now
Opinions please. Thanks :) Keith
Qantas - Platinum
Member since 18 Jan 2011
Total posts 27
If the only objective of your taking flights and maintaining Qantas Platinum status was just to use the First Class lounge, wouldn't you prefer to just take your pick of fine dining restaurant and day spa every now and then?
Flying to Auckland (or even to the Gold Coast) JUST to spend some time in the First Class lounge seems like a lot of effort...
Member since 04 Nov 2010
Total posts 155
I can see the sense in taking a Sydney-Melbourne Jetstar flight out of the international terminal and enjoying some time in the Qantas first class lounge if you are planning a Sydney-Melbourne trip anyway. That makes perfect sense to me. But if are these 'lounge runs' where you book a flight just so you can use the Qantas first class lounge, well I'm sorry Keith but this seems a bit pointless to me.
mmm.no one likes the idea so far anyway...there has been several pages previously written. Below is just one....I leave it for your thoughts
Member since 01 Feb 2012
Total posts 218
When I've needed to travel Syd - Mel, I've definitely tried to plan it around the flight that departs from international terminal.
I've also chosen to take an international holiday rather than a domestic one because I wanted to use the first lounge. May take a holiday to AKL later this year.
I've never done a "lounge run" where the trip's sole purpose was to use the lounge. I think I'd rather spend more money and eat at the real rockpool.
Agree that there's never been very many of these flights. They also change all the time, I can't say if there's more or less now than a year ago. Might just be a temporary seasonal shift.
Member since 11 Jan 2013
Total posts 180
QF8 - DFW - BNE - SYD?
As far as im aware QF are still selling the BNE to SYD portion of this flight
Yes Nick. I forgot QF8 ex BNE Is agood option if you wish a Dom ride on the 747...timing a little unreliable at times. BNE Lounge noting out of the box...mmm Can you use the Emirates Lounge here ?
Member since 07 Oct 2012
Total posts 762
Not sure if the BNE lounge is exciting and on par with SYD. Will SYD-BNE-MNL make a return?
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