Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 16 Apr 2014
Total posts 8
I am travelling to Denpasar on Qantas in the next few weeks and have to transfer through Sydney for 2 hours.
Member since 14 Dec 2016
Total posts 57
The Amex lounge is nice, however it is officially tiny. Last time I tried to go there i couldn't even get a seat. It also becomes quite loud because there was so many people in such a small space.
I personally would go to the Qantas International Business lounge any day over the AMEX lounge.
Member since 25 Feb 2016
Total posts 26
I did the same earlier this year - went to the Amex Lounge on the way to Bali because like you I had access via a card and regretted not going to the QF lounge instead.
Member since 18 Nov 2013
Total posts 61
The toilets in the AMEX lounge are strange, like you might expect in a park. Otherwise, the AMEX lounge is nice but as others have mentioned, it's tiny. If you can access the Qantas lounge, that's where I'd go, and save your passes for if you're traveling on an flight with no other lounge options.
Member since 18 Jun 2015
Total posts 81
Is the skyteam downstairs lounge part of the same amex lounge since they are both managed by plaza premium or is it just that small area on the one level? If its just the small area I would go to the QF lounge.
Member since 20 Aug 2014
Total posts 141
I am in a similar situation flying out of Sydney Int'l (not my home airport). Sounds like QF lounge over AMEX. What about the Emirates lounge? Flying QF business late morning I should have access to that too right? Is that better than the QF lounge?
Member since 06 Jan 2017
Total posts 3
I went into the Amex lounge recently mainly just to have a look, it is small and was quite crowded. I got in the lift there and went down to the Star Alliance lounge? here it's much more spacious,I'm not sure if you are allowed to enter that way, but happy to stick with the Qantas Lounge
Member since 15 Dec 2016
Total posts 171
Any AMEX Centurion Lounge in the world is overcrowded because US version of Platinum Card, all cardholders (including the authorized user) can bring 2 guests in for free, and first 3 authorized user only costs cardholder an extra US$175 from US$550 annual fee.
Member since 11 Apr 2012
Total posts 85
Member since 31 Jul 2017
Total posts 14
AMEX longe is good if you get there early but as others have said it is only small and get crowed. The advantage of the AMEX over the star alliance is that the AMEX has better coffee but the star alliance has more room. Qantas lounge can also get full - go between both - it fills in the time
I like the emirates lounge better than qantas business - less crowd and I thought better food
Member since 21 Mar 2011
Total posts 428
Pick the EK Emirates lounge at SYDint if you have access.
Member since 16 Nov 2014
Total posts 4
the EK lounge is way better (food AND wine/real champers) than QF lounge which gets pretty crowded in the mornings, even though large. I used it on AKL flights on EK/QF ticket until they canned the AKL flight grrr. BUT as EK only now have flight to Chch, the lounge now gets shuttered early - about 8am? - after Chch flight has gone as I found out a couple of months ago. Presume it opens later in the day/afternoon for evening flights to Dubai/BKK etc.
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