sqb7e
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QF Lounge SYD

Fri Apr 13, 2007 4:22 pm

Hi

I will be travelling on BA F class in june from SYD. Im guessing i will be able to use the QF F lounge, is the new lounge open and if so how long before the flight am i able to enter as I have 7 hours transit time.

Another quick unrelated question BA website states 1 carry on per pax, is this regardless of the class you are travelling in?

thanks in adance

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RE: QF Lounge SYD

Fri Apr 13, 2007 5:20 pm

As long as the lounge is open you can enter, Qantas don't have any restrictions. I've spent 6 or 7 hours in the SYD or MEL Qantas Club lounges on many occasions when connecting between PER and a US-bound flight
 
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RE: QF Lounge SYD

Fri Apr 13, 2007 6:14 pm

The new SYD First Qantas Club Lounge will be open on the 10th May or there abouts. Until then you need to use the temp First Lounge.

I have never had any time restrictions, about access a lounge hours before a flight.

Enjoy.
 
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RE: QF Lounge SYD

Fri Apr 13, 2007 7:02 pm

Quoting Sqb7e (Thread starter):
Another quick unrelated question BA website states 1 carry on per pax, is this regardless of the class you are travelling in?

Yes. You are only allowed 1 carry on with BA regardless of class. This is
 
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RE: QF Lounge SYD

Fri Apr 13, 2007 11:10 pm

Quoting ANstar (Reply 3):

Yes. You are only allowed 1 carry on with BA regardless of class. This is

And 23Kg Baggage Allowance! Compared to various carriers 32Kg...

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RE: QF Lounge SYD

Fri Apr 13, 2007 11:17 pm

The QF staff didnt even bother to check my boading pass last week when I went into the lounge in SYD. The business lounge was one of the best lounges I have ever been in! Serve yourself beer (in frosted glasses), mixed drinks, wine ect. And they had food! The US airlines need to take some lessons from QF!!! I would definitly show up earlier next time just to spend more time in that lounge!
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RE: QF Lounge SYD

Sat Apr 14, 2007 6:01 am

To clarify,

you are allowed one piece of carry on luggage, and as your travelling F you are allowed 3 pieces of hold luggage up to 23kgs per bag, also up untill 30 september 2007 one of these bags can weigh up to 32kg.

http://www.britishairways.com/travel/bagchk/public/en_gb
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RE: QF Lounge SYD

Sat Apr 14, 2007 6:30 am

Quoting Georgebush (Reply 5):
And they had food!

This is standard for a biz-class lounge, isn't it??!! Isn't it? I would expect nothing less...

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RE: QF Lounge SYD

Sat Apr 14, 2007 6:40 am

Quoting Rivet42 (Reply 7):
This is standard for a biz-class lounge, isn't it??!! Isn't it? I would expect nothing less...

I presume you've never been in an Admirals Club, Red Carpet Club or US Airways Club  Wink I think Northwest have free alcohol in their Worldclubs.

On US carriers you'll need to go to the International First Class lounges (AA Flagship, United IFL) to get free alcohol and food beyond a packet of crisps...
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RE: QF Lounge SYD

Sat Apr 14, 2007 8:06 am

Quoting Rivet42 (Reply 7):
This is standard for a biz-class lounge, isn't it??!! Isn't it? I would expect nothing less...

I have been shelterd!!! But definitly an unforgetable experience from the amazing staff at QF! They raised my expectations!
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RE: QF Lounge SYD

Sat Apr 14, 2007 8:46 am

I had vichyssoise in the QF lounge yesterday and it was cold!

Seriously, the staff up there do a great job, and the food (roast vegetable and tomato soup, fresh bread for example) and wine (several good choices) were quite good. A visit to the lounge really is a reminder of what flying was like when it was still special.

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RE: QF Lounge SYD

Sat Apr 14, 2007 8:50 am

Yeah, the QF lounges really spoil you. I love them. But, check out how much an annual membership costs....it's more than double the American airline club fees. I'm glad I paid $400 for lifetime club passes for me and my wife at USAir when they opened their first one at old PIT back in 1984 or so. I figure I got that down to about fifty cents per visit in all these years.
 
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RE: QF Lounge SYD

Sat Apr 14, 2007 9:07 am

Quoting Georgebush (Reply 5):
The business lounge was one of the best lounges I have ever been in! Serve yourself beer (in frosted glasses), mixed drinks, wine ect. And they had food! The US airlines need to take some lessons from QF!!!

Am sure you'll be paying for booze in ALL Qf lounges once the yanks take control soon. You already pay for booze at LAX QF lounge. Must admit having a shower at LAX QF was fantastic. Wonder how much that will cost in a month or so USD$20 or more probably.
 
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RE: QF Lounge SYD

Sat Apr 14, 2007 9:39 am

I'd be checking your facts...it isn't Americans that you have to worry about. The raid is being largely
conducted by home grown bankers*.

*is that the word for it?

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RE: QF Lounge SYD

Sat Apr 14, 2007 10:09 am

Quoting Easyas321 (Reply 12):
You already pay for booze at LAX QF lounge.

It is a joint Admirals Club & Qantas Club. They can't have free booze out because it is used so readily by the Admirals Club members travelling AA domestically.

If you are entering by virtue of non-AA oneworld Sapphire/Emerald or travelling internationally in J then you should have been given drinks vouchers.

First Class passengers and Emeralds get to use the Flagship Lounge with open bar.
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RE: QF Lounge SYD

Sat Apr 14, 2007 10:13 am

Quoting Easyas321 (Reply 12):
Am sure you'll be paying for booze in ALL Qf lounges once the yanks take control soon. You already pay for booze at LAX QF lounge. Must admit having a shower at LAX QF was fantastic. Wonder how much that will cost in a month or so USD$20 or more probably.

I dont think this will happen. QF already charge a premium for their JC fares which more than makes up for the free drinks and food. IF they did it would be suicide lets say.

Also when QF heads to its OWN lounge (shared with BA) in LAX everything will be free again.

Cheers
 
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RE: QF Lounge SYD

Sat Apr 14, 2007 10:50 am

Quoting Fbgdavidson (Reply 8):
US Airways Club

(Shudder) never.....again.

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RE: QF Lounge SYD

Sun Apr 15, 2007 7:40 pm

1 carryon might be the rule at LHR, but definitely nobody cared at BKK or SYD a week ago.
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RE: QF Lounge SYD

Sun Apr 15, 2007 11:49 pm

Quoting Airnewzealand (Reply 15):
Also when QF heads to its OWN lounge (shared with BA) in LAX everything will be free again.

Cheers

I don't think that will happen. The cost of running the lounge is way over budget when BA/QF had their lounge on the 5th floor. Once Tom Bradley Terminal is updated they will be using the OneWorld Lounge not run by actual airlines staff....

As far as getting free booze in AA/QF T4 lounge you'll need to present your boarding pass to an AA agent and they'll give you your free drink vouchers. Also, QF does have one staff on duty during the operation in the Flagship lounge should you run into any problem with AA agent.
 
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RE: QF Lounge SYD

Mon Apr 16, 2007 12:39 am

Ok, I stand corrected! I'm used to lounges like those at DXB where you get a full hot/cold buffet, 24 hours, with all kinds of drinks (including champagne) complimentary... That also applies in the generic business lounges at DXB,, which are at least as good as the EK lounges (in fact as an EK C class passenger you have four lounges to choose from!). I've only used lounges outside of USA (apart from the BA F/Concorde lounge at JFK), so maybe I've just been lucky..  Smile

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RE: QF Lounge SYD

Mon Apr 16, 2007 1:47 am

Quoting Georgebush (Reply 5):
The business lounge was one of the best lounges I have ever been in! Serve yourself beer (in frosted glasses), mixed drinks, wine ect. And they had food! The US airlines need to take some lessons from QF!!!

If you ever get the chance to fly CX to HKG, check out the Wing and Pier. Those are the best lounges I've been to. Beats any of the AA Flagship lounges, BA, or IB lounges. I've never been to QF lounge (except in BKK and HKG). For their first class lounge, once you are seated, an attendent comes by with a moist cloth towel and asks for a drink order. They have freshly squeezed juices, spirits, etc.

As far as food served, in their J class lounge, they have a noodle bar as well as assorted dim sum (similar to tapas portions). For their first class lounge, they have food that is prepared by the Peninsula Hotel group. For breakfast they have eggs cooked to order, smoked salmon, dim sum, stir fried noodles, and lots more.
 
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RE: QF Lounge SYD

Mon Apr 16, 2007 6:04 am

Quoting ANstar (Reply 3):
Quoting Sqb7e (Thread starter):
Another quick unrelated question BA website states 1 carry on per pax, is this regardless of the class you are travelling in?

Yes. You are only allowed 1 carry on with BA regardless of class.

The 1 carry-on restriction is ONLY for flights departing the UK per a government requirement. For all other BA flights, i.e. departing anywhere except the UK, you are permitted one piece of carry-on plus a laptop or briefcase. The BA website makes it clear that the 1-piece restriction is only when departing the UK. That also includes connecting flights. If you have two pieces of carry-on on the flight to the UK, they will take one piece away at the security checkpoint and require that you check it, unless the smaller piece can fit into the larger piece.

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