Member since 28 Feb 2014
Total posts 55
Hi - flew out of Sydney 2 weeks ago, and had noticed the service of the Etihad lounge had dropped.
Firstly, when I sat down there were no
menus. It took some time to explain that
I wanted to order dinner. Eventually,
when the menu came out I asked for a meal and a drink, I was told everything
was self-service except for the main items on the menu. A couple next to me told me they had the same
issue, and gave up and just went and got themselves of cheese from the
Now I know this is a first world issue,
however one of the selling points for me to start using Eithad was there Sydney
lounge (it always felt like a mini first Qantas 1st class lounge) ,
and while it can get busy was a great place to eat and get organised so I could
sleep on the plane. Has anyone else seen
a drop in service at the lounge, or was it just some staff having a bad day?
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 08 Aug 2016
Total posts 112
from what all the blogs are saying it seems that the service has dropped in most lounges. probably due to etihad going into cost cutting most.
Member since 08 Feb 2016
Total posts 5
it’s a shame, it’s similar everywhere. Flew Dublin to Melbourne recently, lounges
in both cities both showing big signs of cost-cutting. Food is a shadow of its
former self. Dublin used to have a beautiful breakfast menu, now it’s a buffet.
Melbourne menu is much tighter than when it first launched, and the cocktail
menu is gone.
Member since 30 Aug 2017
Total posts 1
I have been to Dublin over the past two years and concur with previous comments. I too was looking forward to the beautiful breakfast. No doubt there is a mark decline.Talking to staff it appears the A380 may be withdrawn from Melbourne.
Member since 24 Apr 2012
Total posts 1,097
Correct: announced in April and taking effect from October.Etihad drops Airbus A380, first class 'Apartments' from Melbourne
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 13 Dec 2015
Total posts 27
Just told the only food comes from the buffet...
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