Priority Pass cardholders jetting through Sydney Airport can now access Regional Express’ Rex Lounge in Terminal 2 to relax and unwind before their flight.
Situated past security screening, the lounge welcomes Priority Pass passengers travelling from Sydney with any airline – including not only Regional Express, but also Virgin Australia, Jetstar, Fly Corporate and FlyPelican, which all fly from Terminal 2 at Sydney Airport.
Passengers departing on Qantas and QantasLink flights from Terminal 3 could also choose to visit this lounge in T2 as these terminals are a short walk apart, although this approach would require two rounds of security screening as Terminals 2 and 3 aren’t linked airside: so allow extra time.
Located near gate G2, passengers can find the Rex Lounge by turning right after clearing the terminal’s main security screening point, and following the signs.
This lounge opens at 5:30am Monday to Friday, 6am on Saturday and 8am on Sunday, closing at 7pm daily – so if you're visiting during those opening hours, you'll find a range of seats inside, many of which are geared towards relaxation…
… particularly the sofas…
… and of course, the massage chairs in the far corner:
Business facilities available include computer terminals…
… and a small number of laptop benches, although access to power is limited here, and these are also positioned right next to a TV:
On the food and beverage front, there’s Nespresso coffee, juices, soft drinks, iced tea and flavoured milk, joined by wine and beer from 3pm, plus a range of light bites and snacks throughout the day such as cereals, yoghurts, fruit, potato chips, chocolates and cheese and cracker packs.
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The Rex Lounge is the only lounge accessible by Priority Pass cardholders in Sydney, although the program does also offer $36 of dining credit at Bistro 2020 & Bar and MoVida in Terminal 2, along with outlets in other terminals, which each count as one ‘lounge visit’ under your membership.
An unlimited Priority Pass membership will set you back US$409 (A$531) each year, although many high-end credit cards offer this at no extra cost, with the American Express Platinum Charge Card being the most generous, offering two unlimited memberships per card.
AMEX Platinum Charge Card holders can also present their AMEX card (not their Priority Pass card) for access to Virgin Australia's lounge in the same terminal, but only when travelling onward on a Virgin Australia flight.
Regional Express’ other lounges, located in Melbourne and Adelaide, are not currently participating in the Priority Pass program.