Trip Report: Australia (part 19) Qantas Domestic Business Lounge

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Introduction
British Airways First Class Lounge O’Hare
Cathay Pacific First Class ORD-HKG
Hyatt Regency Hong Kong Tsim Sha Tsui
Cathay Pacific’s The Wing First Class Lounge HKG
Cathay Pacific Regional Business Class HKG-KUL
Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur
Around Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia Airlines Golden Lounge KUL
Malaysia Airlines Business Class KUL-MEL
Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens Melbourne
Australia Open Day One (2nd round of tourney)
Around Melbourne
Great Ocean Road Excursion
Australian Open Day Two (4th round of tourney)
Park Hyatt Sydney
Sydney Opera House Tour
Bondi Beach
Qantas Domestic Business Lounge Sydney
Qantas Domestic Business Class SYD-BNE
Qantas Business Class BNE-LAX
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Qantas Domestic Business Lounge Sydney 

(Please note: I wasn’t sure I was going to review this lounge so forgive me for the lackluster photos)

Since we were connecting from Sydney to Brisbane we had access to Qantas’ Domestic Business Lounge while in Sydney.  We found the lounge entrance easily on the ground level but once inside you take an escalator up to the 2nd floor.  There is a checkin desk in which an agent reviewed our boarding pass and allowed entrance.  Everyone needed to be checked in. There were some busy business travelers rushing in the lounge without waiting in line and they were asked to show there boarding passes before entering as well.      The lounge is open from 5am until last departure.

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Qantas Domestic Business Lounge

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Qantas Domestic Business Lounge

The lounge was large and had tons of seating. The lounge was configured in a square with the seating along the edges as is a typical lounge configuration with bathrooms and such in the middle.  The seating appeared to be in good shape and overall the lounge felt like it may have been recently remodeled in the past year or so.  The lounge offers a great variety of local and international newspapers and magazines.  Do know that the lounge also provides shower rooms as well in case a traveler is in need of a freshen up. (I did not view the shower rooms)

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Qantas Domestic Business Lounge

There was a fair sized computer lab area with 5 iMacs and a printer.  The lounge of course also offered free wifi for our own devices which was plenty capable.

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Qantas Domestic Business Lounge

The Qantas Domestic Business Lounge in Sydney had a very decent selection of food and beverage on offer.  There were lots of passengers/customers in the lounge taking advantage of said food and drink.  There was a decent buffet area in which you could grab your own plate of food. There was also a line for the kitchen counter in which a barista could fix you a drink and there were some other  a la cart food offerings it appeared at the counter.  I didn’t think to view the menu however.  (please note I did not take pictures of the entire buffet)

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Buffet

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Buffet

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Tea and Coffee area

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Bar and kitchen area

We were not very hungry but my wife did want me to grab her a piece of toast and since we never tried Vegemite while in Australia she wanted to try some.  She spread the black stuff on the toast and took a bite.  She wasn’t able to eat much more so I tried a bite and can say its one of the rare foods I don’t like!

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My wife tried the Vegemite before we left Australia

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TV’s displaying gate information, news, and weather

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Work desk area

 

Overall the lounge was a nice, comfortable area to relax before our flight.  It provided respectable food and beverage offerings along with good wifi speed and a variety of comfortable seating and work areas.  I think this is a great benefit for Qantas frequent fliers or the business professional that crisscrosses Australia throughout the year to have such a good domestic lounge on offer.
-pointspinnacle


 

 

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