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Sep 21, 19, 2:06 am
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Posted By Austman

I do know that the Qantas first class check-in...

I do know that the Qantas first class check-in area in MEL T2 has the same restrictions re check-in with luggage. I've had to wait there a few times. It's three hours for all flights with the...
Sep 11, 19, 3:59 am
Replies: 14
Views: 3,761
Posted By Austman

It's directly beside the Emirates lounge in T1. ...

It's directly beside the Emirates lounge in T1. Here's a photo:

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Jun 20, 19, 4:56 am
Replies: 22
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Posted By Austman

Well, I've had quite a lot of them recently. ...

Well, I've had quite a lot of them recently.

I must admit I did go briefly to T3 around noon one time to check out where QR would be departing. And then it wasn't exactly the most pleasant but I...
Jun 19, 19, 4:22 am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,761
Posted By Austman

Wow. I wonder if late afternoon is what makes a...

Wow. I wonder if late afternoon is what makes a difference for my experiences?

Still, it shouldn't be a sauna at any time!
Jun 1, 19, 10:15 pm
Replies: 319
Views: 70,886
Posted By Austman

I had no problem, during Ramadan this year,...

I had no problem, during Ramadan this year, transiting from SE-Asia to Europe. My bottle of water was confiscated. My Duty Free, inside the regular STEB, was fine.
May 23, 19, 7:54 pm
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Views: 2,761
Posted By Austman

Two more visits to T3, on separate days, this...

Two more visits to T3, on separate days, this week:

Arriving: I thought it was actually quite cold. Maybe because arrivals is on a lower level and it was early morning? Not too much walking for...
May 19, 19, 2:29 am
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Views: 70,886
Posted By Austman

The Qatar Airways arrivals lounge buffet: ...

The Qatar Airways arrivals lounge buffet:


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May 16, 19, 3:12 pm
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Views: 2,761
Posted By Austman

Iíve been a few times through T3 and apart from...

Iíve been a few times through T3 and apart from the long walks and poor taxi arrangements, thought it fine.

It was not hot the other day. But I noticed that it was previously.

Iím back two more...
May 13, 19, 10:43 am
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Views: 2,761
Posted By Austman

Iíve used T3 and the new lounge several times and...

Iíve used T3 and the new lounge several times and both were fine.

Sure the walks can be long if you are unlucky and getting a taxi is a mess but the terminal is not all that horrible. The lounge...
May 12, 19, 10:39 pm
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Views: 2,761
Posted By Austman

Jakarta (CGK) T3 Check-In and Lounge

Qatar moved a few weeks ago from T2 to T3.

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May 12, 19, 12:15 am
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Views: 70,886
Posted By Austman

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Itís blocked from view but open. I was just...
Jan 21, 19, 4:40 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,299
Posted By Austman

But many of the FJ flights are still 737s? ...

But many of the FJ flights are still 737s?

According to www.airfleets.net (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/www.airfleets.net) the average ages of the 737 fleet is:

FJ: 13.2 years
QF: 10.7...
Jan 4, 19, 9:01 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 4,980
Posted By Austman

The clean floor issues in the Qantas lounges have...

The clean floor issues in the Qantas lounges have been mentioned on sites like FT and AFF for many years. Sometimes with a lot of criticism of how grubby the lounge guests must be. One problem is the...
Jan 4, 19, 1:33 am
Replies: 56
Views: 4,980
Posted By Austman

QF used to close the Business lounges over the...

QF used to close the Business lounges over the holiday period.

That got a lot of complaints.

So now they tend to close the Qantas Club lounges instead. So you then get a lot of families and...
Jan 3, 19, 3:48 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 4,980
Posted By Austman

Those appeared a few years ago. They are for...

Those appeared a few years ago. They are for making toasted sandwiches only. They actually don't get too bad. They, sort-of, self clean I suppose?
Jan 3, 19, 4:43 am
Replies: 56
Views: 4,980
Posted By Austman

During the holiday weeks over Christmas and New...

During the holiday weeks over Christmas and New Year, where Qantas has both a Qantas Club and a Business domestic lounge at the airport (eg MEL, SYD, CBR, BNE, PER), they often close one of those...
Jan 3, 19, 4:36 am
Replies: 56
Views: 4,980
Posted By Austman

It's been noted before that the SYD domestic...

It's been noted before that the SYD domestic Qantas lounges have carpet cleaning issues. It's usually not that bad but it is holiday time with lots of family travel and the standard Qantas Club was...
Jun 11, 17, 11:32 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 11,282
Posted By Austman

Looks good! But make sure you go to the...

Looks good!

But make sure you go to the "right" Miracle Lounge!

I was there a few days ago and went to the one nearest my gate. Which in huge BKK is not always a bad idea!

But it was a bad...
Jan 8, 17, 7:33 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 2,124
Posted By Austman

You must also have an MH J or F boarding pass...

You must also have an MH J or F boarding pass from your international arriving flight. But when I've done it, as a OWE with an MH J class BP, I've gone to the F side.

To note, the lounge staff...
Jan 7, 17, 1:13 am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,124
Posted By Austman

A first or business class international MH...

A first or business class international MH boarding pass should give you arrivals access at MH KUL lounges.

I've used that access recently.

A business class domestic MH boarding pass doesn't...
Replies: 147
Views: 2,158
Posted By Austman

Many think Sydney is pretty humid in summer. ...

Many think Sydney is pretty humid in summer. Being from Sydney and having lived in many other cities around the world, I agree. And some days are already reaching 30+ degrees.

This is just to...
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Views: 2,158
Posted By Austman

It's certainly doable with 6 hours. But if...

It's certainly doable with 6 hours.

But if you'd like to skip a shower after a long overnight flight followed by a walk for some hours around a humid city in summer (this is Sydney for the next...
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Views: 2,158
Posted By Austman

I think I'd want to be arriving at the airport by...

I think I'd want to be arriving at the airport by 1pm at the latest for a 3pm international flight if I wanted to shower and refresh in the lounge before the flight. You'd only realistically have...
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Views: 2,158
Posted By Austman

I think most are saying it's going to take about...

I think most are saying it's going to take about an hour to get from the gate to the city if it all goes well.

And who knows how long on the way back? But best to allow at least an hour for...
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Posted By Austman

Oh I think the OP would make it to the SYD CBD...

Oh I think the OP would make it to the SYD CBD area OK. But maybe only for 2 hours or so assuming they wanted some lounge time later (shower etc) before their next flight.

I suppose the OP could...
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