Shower on arrival in SYD?

Old Jan 18, 18, 5:00 pm
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Shower on arrival in SYD?

I see a lot of older threads which bemoan the lack of a lounge, but now looking at Delta's site I see one. It seems to be a SkyTeam lounge, with showers, in the International terminal near gate 24.

Anyone know if this is now available to get a shower on arrival (in from LAX)?
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Old Jan 18, 18, 5:09 pm
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Looks like the answer is no, but you can always try asking in person to see if they will make an exception. FYI, in my experience, priority pass lounges don't care if you are coming or going, if that is an option.

First and Business Class

All First and Business Class passengers traveling on, or connecting to/from, a same-day international flight operated by a SkyTeam member airline have access to a lounge. Lounge access will be provided only at your departure and transfer airports, and not on arrival. For connecting customers, both the domestic and international flights must be operated by a SkyTeam member airline and all segments need to be booked in First or Business Class. Simply present your First or Business Class boarding passes for the lounge agent to validate for admission.

SkyTeam Elite Plus

Regardless of their travel class, SkyTeam Elite Plus members traveling on, or connecting to/from, a same-day international flight operated by a SkyTeam member airline have access to a lounge. Lounge access will be provided only at your departure airport and transfer airports, and not on arrival. For connecting customers, both the domestic and international flights must be operated by a SkyTeam member airline. Simply present your boarding passes and a valid Elite Plus membership card for the lounge agent to validate for admission.
https://www.skyteam.com/en/lounges/sydney/
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Also, have no idea why the font is so large in the above post, and could not get it to shrink.
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Old Jan 18, 18, 5:20 pm
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Originally Posted by tanglin View Post
I see a lot of older threads which bemoan the lack of a lounge, but now looking at Delta's site I see one. It seems to be a SkyTeam lounge, with showers, in the International terminal near gate 24.

Anyone know if this is now available to get a shower on arrival (in from LAX)?
No.
Lounges are on the departure side. Arrivals area & departures area are physically separated. If you are dong an international transit, you can use the transit door between the 2. You cannot visit the departures area to get lounge access.

Is SYD your final destination or do you have an onward flight on the day?

Look here Airport info SYDNEY (SYD) - amenities, transfers, transport
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Old Jan 18, 18, 7:20 pm
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It’s not in a club, but there are general shower facilities at Sydney’s International terminal, near check in on level 2. You do need to supply your own soap, towel etc though. https://www.sydneyairport.com.au/inf...ide-showers-t1
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No, and you can't ask/beg in person because you can't (physically) access the lounge on arrival anyway.

SYD has public showers as noted above. They are pretty decent, but you gotta bring your own stuff.
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Old Jan 18, 18, 8:43 pm
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Originally Posted by jdrtravel View Post

Looks like the answer is no, but you can always try asking in person to see if they will make an exception. FYI, in my experience, priority pass lounges don't care if you are coming or going, if that is an option.

First and Business Class

All First and Business Class passengers traveling on, or connecting to/from, a same-day international flight operated by a SkyTeam member airline have access to a lounge. Lounge access will be provided only at your departure and transfer airports, and not on arrival. For connecting customers, both the domestic and international flights must be operated by a SkyTeam member airline and all segments need to be booked in First or Business Class. Simply present your First or Business Class boarding passes for the lounge agent to validate for admission.

SkyTeam Elite Plus

Regardless of their travel class, SkyTeam Elite Plus members traveling on, or connecting to/from, a same-day international flight operated by a SkyTeam member airline have access to a lounge. Lounge access will be provided only at your departure airport and transfer airports, and not on arrival. For connecting customers, both the domestic and international flights must be operated by a SkyTeam member airline. Simply present your boarding passes and a valid Elite Plus membership card for the lounge agent to validate for admission.
https://www.skyteam.com/en/lounges/sydney/
What SkyTeam member operates domestic flights to/from SYD?

BTW, having separate tickets with a nonSkyTeam "connection" would seem to solve the problem in one direction as it would make you a departing rather than connecting passenger.
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Old Jan 18, 18, 9:52 pm
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As others have said, the policy is irrelevant. To access the lounges in the international terminal, you would have to clear Customs to enter Australia, then clear exit Customs to access the departures area and the lounge (which you cant do without a departing boarding pass). Then theres no ordinary way to get back into Australia once youre in the departures area of the international terminal. So its far more difficult than getting a gate pass to clear security at a US airport (which isnt trivial in the first place).

If SYD is your final destination, my suggestion is to use the public showers in the international arrivals area (as others have said, theyre perfectly nice, just BYO soap and towel; Ive used the ones on the check in level, one level up from arrivals) or go to the beach (seriously), dropping your bags at your accommodation first if its accessible (which you should be able to do even if you cant get into your room until the afternoon).

Note that if you have a domestic connection on VA, you can certainly access their (very nice) lounge and its showers in the domestic terminal.
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Old Jan 19, 18, 7:04 am
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Originally Posted by Mwenenzi View Post
No.

Is SYD your final destination or do you have an onward flight on the day?
Yes. Looks like I am out of luck - thanks all.
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Old Jan 19, 18, 7:06 am
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As others have said, the policy is irrelevant. To access the lounges in the international terminal, you would have to clear Customs to enter Australia, then clear exit Customs to access the departures area and the lounge (which you cant do without a departing boarding pass). Then theres no ordinary way to get back into Australia once youre in the departures area of the international terminal. So its far more difficult than getting a gate pass to clear security at a US airport (which isnt trivial in the first place).

If SYD is your final destination, my suggestion is to use the public showers in the international arrivals area (as others have said, theyre perfectly nice, just BYO soap and towel; Ive used the ones on the check in level, one level up from arrivals) or go to the beach (seriously), dropping your bags at your accommodation first if its accessible (which you should be able to do even if you cant get into your room until the afternoon).

Note that if you have a domestic connection on VA, you can certainly access their (very nice) lounge and its showers in the domestic terminal.
Thanks for the clarification. I'll take an old towel and discard it...
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Old Feb 1, 18, 7:57 pm
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Quick question...

is is there space in the public shower to securely stow my 2 bags?
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Old Feb 1, 18, 11:51 pm
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Thanks for the clarification. I'll take an old towel and discard it...
You should always travel with a towel.“A towel, [The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy] says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have.
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Old Feb 2, 18, 10:52 am
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