Member since 09 Aug 2015
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Member since 20 Apr 2015
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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
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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).
Member since 13 Sep 2016
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!
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.
Member since 05 Mar 2015
Total posts 24
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.
Member since 22 Jul 2015
Total posts 83
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.
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.
Member since 24 Aug 2011
Total posts 55
Virtually useless even in MEL. You'd have to store your luggage as well as go back through security.
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.
Member since 28 Nov 2018
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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