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With Qantas already flying to San Fran from both Sydney and Melbourne and talk of Brisbane when next batch of 787s arrive. Do you think Qantas will open their own lounge???
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I'd be very surprised if they do
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With qantas going three flight a day presumably at much the same time they will need something largish.
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They need to do something about the current situation, which seriously detracts from the quality of their product on those routes.
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There is an end to this story so would be interesting to read what happened next. Crowded lounges can lead to the occasional spat. Did you get your seat back?
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SFo lounges in that A terminal, barring CX are all a right royal mess thanks to space issues.
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For a planned three planes a day, I can’t see it happening.
I didn’t. I got stuck into him but his command of English wasn’t great and he basically just ignored me. Ended up leaving the noodles in the buffet area and going to the gate to sit there. I’ve tended to book with other airlines for work trips to SF since. Not having the ability to work productively in the lounge is a major negative.
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Based purely on seat numbers, not sure I understand your logic, Red Cee.3 x B787-9's (each with 236 seats) into SFO would account for 6 flights with a total 1,416 seats per day. Compare that to Honolulu (HNL) which has an existing QF lounge and only 4 QF (A330 or B747-400 seasonally) and 2 JQ B787-8 flights per week. Since the QF B787-9 does not carry First Class, there would be little to no demand for a separate First Lounge, but a case could certainly be made for a 300-350 seat Business lounge (depending on scheduled arrival / departure time ex SFO). Given that the 3 flights would represent SFO-SYD/MEL/BNE, the expected operating pattern may well be similar to that operated by QF in LAX ie: grouped closely together, rather than scattered throughout the day. So, to operate you might see 2 x 6 hour daily staff shifts (out-sourced to whatever appropriate hotel group).Remember also that SFO has been served longer than any other QF destination in the Americas. In excess of 50 years IIRC, so there is a bit of historical significance attached to SFO as a port. I mention this not in the vein of a 'vanity' point, but one where the addition of a dedicated QF lounge would be a decided marketing and revenue advantage to QF. AA does not yet have a new style Flagship Lounge at SFO and the existing Admirals Club Lounge is a bit on the average side.As is stated elsewhere, a combined Oneworld lounge would be the best answer / solution, but based on number of flights a QF Lounge could conceivably be justified, It also may be possible for QF to secure space within the terminal for a smaller, dedicated lounge -whereas the larger space for an integrated oneworld shared product may be a stretch.
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Thanks @Himeno for your good explanation of the future SFO International plan, of which I am personally aware.
However, it is cogent to bear in mind that QF's international lounge development plan is currently devised somewhat along the lines of a 2 year window, based on forward capex, formulation of airport contract(s), design, supply of labour, materials etc - so we already have a picture on what is planned over the next two years ie: SIN First Lounge, redevelopment and expansion of SYD Business Lounge etc.I'd counter that if QF were to nominate plans for a new lounge in SFO tomorrow (a somewhat highly unlikely event) that it would take 2-2.5 years to come to fruition, in any case. So, with the current SFO International Airport development plans underway, I wouldn't suggest that this would impact on QF at all - in fact, it may well be accreditive.My point - as previously stated - is that a composite oneworld lounge at SFO would be the preferred solution, but with most things, never say never. Airlines such as BA, QF, CX, AA would have 'insider' insights to the overall SFO plan, which we are not privy to.
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