Member since 26 May 2012
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QF J Lounge over Christmas -- any word on closings?
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Member since 20 Mar 2014
Total posts 15
I know they need to have time to do repairs and give them a solid tidy, but it's always annoying....
I would like to know this too...
Member since 29 Nov 2013
Total posts 436
They wouldn't close the Sydney International First Lounge would they?
Member since 15 Apr 2011
Total posts 216
Imagine the rioting if that ever happened!
Member since 25 May 2012
Total posts 356
They usually announce the closures to the Domestic Business lounges in the first week of December.
International lounges, including the First lounges, usually remain unaffected.
Member since 21 Apr 2012
Total posts 2,059
I understand why they do it but the lack of candour is annoying. Repair/Maintenance/Cleaning as reasons are just lame.
We all know over the holiday period the volume of passengers, particularly business drops. It makes more financial sense to operate one lounge.
no im pretty sure the do maintinenace, etc. kitchen no doubt needed cleaning, etc.
i saw into one of the J lounges one as workmen were coming out and there was shit everywhere inside!
The lounges are closed for 6-7 hours overnight every night. That's 25% of each day that Qantas could utilise to do all this 'cleaning' that they apparently need to do.
If it really is 'cleaning' as they claim, then when do they find the time to 'clean' all their other lounges which are open 365 days a year? I don't mind the closure per se, but I agree with TRB - just be honest about it.
How long are they usually shut for?
Member since 20 Sep 2013
Total posts 316
Absolutly,heavy duty cleaning is a Qantas pastime.
Member since 24 Oct 2010
Total posts 988
Qantas say the business lounges will be open over this coming Christmas/New Year period :)
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