Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 21 Jun 2017
Total posts 9
Qantas P1 (top 5%) who often flies into SYD overnight from overseas for a day’s work before flying on to MEL the following night.
Member since 02 Jul 2011
Total posts 835
That's pretty much the two choices,unless staying in a hotel that will let you into the room early/ allow you to use the gym shower, or facilities at your office
Member since 24 Apr 2012
Total posts 1,110
If you can be bothered, you could always head across to the domestic terminal, clear security, and show your Platinum One card and/or your boarding pass for the arriving flight for access to the Qantas domestic business class lounge (which welcomes Platinum and Platinum One members with a 'same-day' flight, meaning before or after said flight), and there's nothing in the rules which says this necessarily needs to be a 'domestic' flight as such. ;)
Member since 13 Jul 2012
Total posts 150
Showers are "theoretically" also available on the departures level of Sydney International terminal.av
According to SleepingInAirports site, these showers are BYO soap and towel though.
Member since 17 Aug 2012
Total posts 1,285
They exist, but they're part of the public bathrooms on the departures level, and are quite basic. They've saved me in a pinch, but they're really not that great.If you have the time, you're much better off heading over to use the domestic lounges.
Thanks everyone. Surely this is a business opportunity if someone is interested! The other 4 people in the domestic shower line in the bus dom lounge would also sign up.
I think we need two things:
Still, I agree that some sort of serviced shower facility would be fantastic for international arrivals into Sydney. I would happily cough up A$15 to have a good shower, complete with towel and toiletries (and possibly beverage and pressing services as optional paid extras); and given how massive the morning international arrivals bank is, I imagine that you and I are far from the only potential customers for such a service after arriving landside.
Member since 03 May 2017
Total posts 15
Hopefully when Qantas redo the Business Lounge in Sydney Domestic in 2019 they fix the shower issue. At the moment you stand around waiting for a shower to become available and half the time they aren't even serviced. Get them tucked away in a corner where someone on a desk can control access and hang out buzzers to anyone in a queue..
Member since 07 Jul 2015
Total posts 55
Hi ChickenorBeef - just curious, what do you mean by this? How do you know you're in the top 5%?
I'm sure if Sydney Airport saw a business opportunity they would happily open a pay shower operation.
I would argue that in this day and age, we could eliminate the need for counter staff by installing some kind of check-in kiosk, so that only cleaning staff would be required (and pooled with the rest of the terminal's cleaning needs).I also suspect that Sydney Airport are overly risk-averse and would happily stick to renting the space out to sell bad, overpriced food to tourists who don't know any better.
British Airways - Executive Club
Member since 24 Jan 2012
Total posts 84
There is a gym at the Rydges Hotel in the carpark of Sydney International, and I imagine they have showers, without the need for a dayroom.
Member since 23 Feb 2015
Total posts 258
It’s not just the showers, if the bathroom is required a quick trip around to QClub is a better option than staying in the business lounge. Facilities in there are inadequate all round.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer Platinum
Member since 07 Feb 2013
Total posts 431
Clearly talking it up, anyone actually in the top 5% wouldnt feel the need to big themselves up online by pointing that fact out
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