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Loung Access at SYD and ADL for Domestic J

Old Sep 3, 2018, 12:50 am
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Loung Access at SYD and ADL for Domestic J

Hi all: I'm a long time member in the United Airlines thread. I have one really quick question about QF Flying.

We're traveling SYD-CNS and then ADL-MEL in J (obviously domestic J). Do we get lounge access at either departure point? Is there a lounge that we can use, even if we have to pay for a one time use? If so , how much is it?

Note that the site Quantas Lounges is down.
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Old Sep 3, 2018, 1:16 am
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You will have access to the QF Domestic Business lounge pre departure as part of your J ticket. They are quite good lounges the free bar opens at 12:00.

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Old Sep 3, 2018, 1:38 am
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ADL has a joint QP (Qantas Club and J lounge), so its not separate.
Near Gate 20 on the QFd side, you will see a set of sliding glass doors, enter the right hand side, nearer to the newsagency, get your BP scanned, and then veer left to then enter the ADL QP/J lounge.
Edit: due to the fact that you are flying QF J, ie, QF business class, you will get access, just get your QF BP scanned on entry.
SYD has a separate QP and J lounge, they will have their names on the door, prior to using the escalators to go up one level.
The J lounge is near gate 6 in the QFd area, of T3.
Don't worry about pulling out your credit card, we are not like the US (*yet*).
You can't buy entry even if you wanted to, for QF, but as I mentioned, flying J, you will have right of entry to the 2 QFd J lounges.

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Old Sep 3, 2018, 2:07 am
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OP will find the SYD Business Lounge orders of magnitude better than any US domestic UC lounge. Free access with any Business Class ticket or OWE status.
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Old Sep 3, 2018, 6:43 am
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Its funny to think that it wasnt that long ago that a QF J domestic ticket didnt give you access to a lounge, like in the USA.
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Old Sep 3, 2018, 9:49 am
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Originally Posted by sxc
Its funny to think that it wasnt that long ago that a QF J domestic ticket didnt give you access to a lounge, like in the USA.
Its a fiercely competitive market here in Oz (well, sort of, slightly). So long as QF can create the sense of blind lotalty in the general population and lock in the CEOs and politicians via the CL program, then thats all that matters.
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Old Sep 3, 2018, 5:29 pm
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Originally Posted by sxc
Its funny to think that it wasnt that long ago that a QF J domestic ticket didnt give you access to a lounge, like in the USA.
FWIW, Domestic First class (until it was canned) did provide such access.

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Old Sep 3, 2018, 5:54 pm
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In Sydney, you will fly out of Terminal 3. With your domestic J ticket you get priority check in, priority security (use the left hand side line in the main security area in the centre of the departure hall - ignore the overflow small security gate on the far left of the hall), and free access to the Business Lounge.

Once through security, turn left, then almost immediately left again through glass doors on your left opposite gate 5. Go up the escalator, left again, and you are there. As others have said, this lounge is at least as good as any first class lounge in the USA. Drinks (including wine, beer & spirits), barista coffee, meals, snacks, wifi, fruit, newspapers - all included. Tipping is not expected and would be seen as odd. Plenty of seating and views out to the gates and tarmac. Enjoy!

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Old Sep 4, 2018, 12:17 am
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OP, maybe you have flown in Aust domestically, but some things to keep in mind.
We at this point in Aust, do not have a TSA (we do have Aust Federal Police seen around our airport terminals, but they are not as manic/maniacal as the US TSA.
They won't demand for id, you just have to present id for check in at the counter, or you can print out your BP from where you have access to a printer A4 is best.
With the bar code on the paper printed BP, or the cardboard type obtained at the airport check in counter, you have the right to access the plane.
No TSA means that while you and I have to go through domestic security, as does everyone, we don't have anything else to worry about.
No security agent will demand to see id, there are plans for the AFP to e able to do this, but at this stage, they don't.
You will be pleasantly surprised travelling domestically in Aust, if its your first, or a nice difference, if you have flown Aust domestic flights before.
On QFd, I would pick rows 2 or 3, some prefer rows 1.
AB aisle CD, we only have 737s flying ADL - SYD at the moment, rare that they put in a 330 on this route, QF have done it, but very rare.
If you are lucky, you might nab the 787 if they put one on a crew training flight that takes passengers.
You can use Smartgate to self process into Aust, so long as you have a ETA.
The US CBP scares me, I don't dare visit the US, fear their questionings.
Ps, enjoy your trip downunder!
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Old Sep 4, 2018, 12:49 am
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To OP, even the ADL QP is streets ahead of any of the US domestic lounges.
Because ADL does not have a separate business lounge, the catering in the ADL QP seems to be a bit better than the QP in other capital cities.
ADL also has a premium security lane (right lane of the common security screening area in the middle of the departure level).
Currently, you do not need to take your shoes off nor screen liquids and gels separately at domestic security screening.
The complimentary bar opens at 12 noon daily.
There is barista made to order coffee and other hot drinks such as chai latte and hot chocolate.
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Old Sep 4, 2018, 6:08 pm
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Originally Posted by phkc070408
Note that the site Quantas Lounges is down.
That site really doesn't feel right. Maybe not legit?

Try qantas.com.au rather than qantas.com.
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Old Sep 4, 2018, 11:00 pm
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Originally Posted by secondsoprano
That site really doesn't feel right. Maybe not legit?

Try qantas.com.au rather than qantas.com.
It's legit.

Qantas "own" www.qantas.com (and www.Quantas.com for that matter).

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Old Sep 5, 2018, 6:28 pm
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Originally Posted by AustralianPoochie
They won't demand for id, you just have to present id for check in at the counter, or you can print out your BP from where you have access to a printer A4 is best.
With the bar code on the paper printed BP, or the cardboard type obtained at the airport check in counter, you have the right to access the plane.
All this is true, but you don't need a printed BP. If you have the Qantas app your BP will be on your phone and they will scan it at the gate.
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Old Sep 6, 2018, 1:00 am
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Hi All: Thank you for the wealth of knowledge.

My only other experience with a non-US carrier was with CX in J between PEK and HKG. Since the premium cabin in the domestic US market is "First," I assumed that we were in an international market being in J and that was the reason we had lounge access in PEK. And boy, did their lounge blow any United Club away.

As for where to sit, being 185.5cm tall, I've made the mistake too many times of selecting seats in Row 1 without checking the status of the bulkhead wall. That said, we're usually Row 2 people.

Once again, Thank You all so much. Now, since JQ is the only carrier with a direct flight between CNS and ADL, it would be nice if they had a lounge, or even a premium cabin, but that's for another day.
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Old Sep 6, 2018, 1:49 am
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Originally Posted by phkc070408
Now, since JQ is the only carrier with a direct flight between CNS and ADL, it would be nice if they had a lounge, or even a premium cabin, but that's for another day.
Purchase a seat with extra legroom - exit rows or row 1 ( left side ).
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