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Old Apr 20, 04, 6:55 pm
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Qantas Sydney lounge

Hello Folks:

Just a quick question. I'm arriving in BA 15, can I go to the Qantas Lounge and then clear immigration?

thank you in advanced.

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Old Apr 20, 04, 6:57 pm
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No. Arrivals are separated from departures. The only way to get from the arrivals sections to the departures area is through the transit area and only if you already have a boarding pass for a connecting flight from the international terminal.

There are no arrivals lounges at SYD.
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Old Apr 21, 04, 5:30 am
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Taking Nell's point,

What is the concensus on such a facility in SYD given that the majority of flights arrive in the early hours and would no doubt be of great benifit to those that have endured 2-sectors from the UK/Europe or a 14-hour flight from the US. I think it warrants some thought.
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Old Apr 21, 04, 5:38 am
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"What is the concensus on such a facility in SYD given that the majority of flights arrive in the early hours and would no doubt be of great benifit to those that have endured 2-sectors from the UK/Europe or a 14-hour flight from the US. I think it warrants some thought"

I don't think so. Those connecting onwards have likely got lounge access and SYD is a short hop to the city. I don't really see a benefit

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Old Apr 21, 04, 1:01 pm
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...Apart from being able to freshen up when you feel like crap after a long flight...
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But there are showers in T1 both in departures & arrivals so why the need for a lounge?
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Old Apr 22, 04, 5:37 am
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Originally Posted by goosegreen
But there are showers in T1 both in departures & arrivals so why the need for a lounge?

But those are opened to the great unwashed.

Erk, common people.....
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Old Apr 22, 04, 6:00 am
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But those are opened to the great unwashed.

Erk, common people.....
Even worse. They can be used by the great unshowered...ewwwww

At London, I would say that would be on average a much longer time between leaving the airport and getting to destination compared to Sydney. Those who would be eligable to use the lounge who are flying out further that day , would have access to showers in the departure QF Lounges

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Old Apr 22, 04, 4:32 pm
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Yes, but one must consider that, as most flights arrive in the early morning, there is a chance that one's hotel room will not be available on arrival, at which point, it would be nice to have a shower facility. In addition, are those needing to go straight to work when leaving the airport.
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Old Apr 22, 04, 11:15 pm
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Originally Posted by Dave Noble
Even worse. They can be used by the great unshowered...ewwwww
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Which reminds me of the last time I was at the baggage carousel. No one ever told me to pack a peg! There was a man...well...I shouldn't really go into it cos it's quite revolting but let me just say that it involved butt cleavage, pants that weren't quite in the right place & the end of a 14 hr overnight flight.
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Thanks so much for sharing that with us goosegreen.

I think the correct term is "builders crack"
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