How to book a private suite at the Qantas first class lounge

By David Flynn, November 27 2017
How to book a private suite at the Qantas first class lounge

Need to plough through some work ahead of your international flight from the Qantas first class lounge in Sydney or Melbourne? Each of these impressive lounges has two private rooms which travellers can book for free.

And when we say 'room' – well, they're more like a well-appointed office suite, with the added benefit of five-star dining just around the corner (and, if the staff offer, a glass of wine or champagne delivered to your room).

There's a spacious desk with a phone, an iMac (which you can nudge out of the way to make rook for your own laptop), printer and a seperate settee and coffee table.

I find them very handy for knocking over a few hours of solid work between breakfast and lunch, if I need to shut myself off from the rest of the lounge and focus on the job.

These rooms are usually set aside for visiting VIPs including Government ministers and celebrities, as they offer a modicum of privacy.

But when those high flyers aren't around, the rooms are freely and readily available for anybody who qualifies for entry into the first class lounge.

If you're travelling in Qantas first class, you can reserve a room when the First Lounge Concierge calls the day before your flight to offer a spa booking.

For anybody else, just ask at the reception desk on your arrival at the lounge.

Just note that these rooms – at least the ones in Sydney – can get exceptionally warm and stuffy, and even the Dyson fan in each suite isn't of much use, so you may need to leave the door propped open for circulation.

Also read: Expert tips for making the most of the Qantas first class lounge


David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

27 Nov 2017

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I have twice walked into the MEL FLounge with a 7-month old in tow and been ushered straight into one of these meeting rooms. In fact one of the rooms had a small stash of toys in it as well. So when not in use by more important people they are also used as "family rooms" to keep the noise levels in the open down!


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09 Nov 2018

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Works out well for both the family and the other guests in the lounge.

As a father and someone who travels regularly with our daughter it’s much appreciated.

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