Qantas Sydney international arrivals lounge

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Sparksy

Member since 09 Aug 2015

Total posts 11

Does anybody know if Qantas has ever looked at an arrivals lounge for Sydney T1? I think it'd make a lot of sense when you come in from those long overnight flights from London, the USA, even the red-eyes from Asia. SYD isn't as far away from the city as say London Heathrow or Hong Kong airports although they have the benefit of a fast train to the city which takes about as long as it would a taxi from SYD to the CBD. I'd certainly use it!

calmelb

Member since 20 Apr 2015

Total posts 8

If you are a Qantas Platinum/Platinum One/ CL you can use the domestic lounge upon arrival (which I know is pretty much useless for Sydney, but very good for Melbourne), and this is their half hearted effort for an Arrivals lounge

moa999

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Jul 2011

Total posts 835

I'm sure they've looked, but there isn't much space in arrivals at SYD (and I'm sure the airport would charge plenty).


But would you pay to use it, or pay more for a Qantas flight because of it??

FYI there are free showers at SYD arrivals (byo towel and soap) but they don't get much use, and most hotels will allow people to use gym/pool showers if a rooom isn't available.

Kevin Cheung

Member since 13 Sep 2016

Total posts 8

If you are a Qantas Platinum/Platinum One/ CL you can use the domestic lounge upon arrival (which I know is pretty much useless for Sydney, but very good for Melbourne), and this is their half hearted effort for an Arrivals lounge

Good point, it's easier done in MEL compared to SYD, just trying to use the Qantas transit bus from SYD T1 to T3 is a nightmare that would put you off visiting the Qantas domestic business lounge!

DeepAvThroat

Member since 21 Mar 2017

Total posts 22

Not widely known but a fact, when John Borghetti was still at Qantas as 'executive general manager' and had lounges, cabins and service all under his wing he was planning a Qantas Sydney Arrivals Lounge for T1, but then he left QF.

QFP1

Member since 05 Mar 2015

Total posts 24

I'm sure they've looked, but there isn't much space in arrivals at SYD (and I'm sure the airport would charge plenty). But would you pay to use it, or pay more for a Qantas flight because of it??

I think QF passengers would expect it to be free just like the BA LHR T5 arrivals lounge is and like the CX HKG arrivals lounge used to be. The issue would be overcrowding, even if this was a 'first class' lounge for first class passengers, Platinum Ones and Platinum I think it could get absolutely jam-packed in the mornings.

Nick Sydney 2

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 22 Jul 2015

Total posts 82

Sounds great. The majority of flights are red eye and getting in at 6 am and having to wait, as a visitor, until mid afternoon to check in is not great. When heading to LHR I use the Yotel at T4 landside to freshen up. Minimum 4 hours for $80 works well plus a nap if needed.

jpk77

QF

Member since 29 Oct 2012

Total posts 3

I've long wanted this, most of the flights arrive in the morning when you can't yet get into your hotel (the Marriott is actually good at this btw, providing lounge access and showers). It doesn't need to be amazing, I just need a shower and coffee before heading to the office. Also allows one to maximise rest on board.

reeves35

Member since 24 Aug 2011

Total posts 51

If you are a Qantas Platinum/Platinum One/ CL you can use the domestic lounge upon arrival (which I know is pretty much useless for Sydney, but very good for Melbourne), and this is their half hearted effort for an Arrivals lounge

Virtually useless even in MEL. You'd have to store your luggage as well as go back through security.

oceaneer

Member since 25 Feb 2017

Total posts 1

Many years ago I arrived into Sydney from Singapore overnight on QF6??, at that time I had to go to terminal 2 the get my onward, as Q did not fly into my hometown. Was a tad annoyed I was not allowed in for a shower, Gold and a Lifetime Club member. Been a mission of mine ever since. Have to say rang Virgin, status matched and have been Platinum for a long time and very happy to use the lounges on arrival. So many times have arrived into Australia or cross continent and had that welcome shower and coffee on arrival. Qantas followed suit not long after. It really is a great thing as frequent traveller.

LesS

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 28 Nov 2018

Total posts 1

When I arrived in Sydney from London on a business class in 2016 but connecting to an economy flight with a long delay in the domestic terminal I had no problem using the Business lounge. Was told it was within company rules.

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