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February 12, 2019

REVIEW – Qantas Business Lounge – Sydney (Domestic T3)


Qantas Domestic Business Lounge
SYD – Qantas Domestic Terminal – T3


  • Class: Business
  • Access:
    • OneWorld First and Business Class Passengers
    • Oneworld Emerald status holders
  • Date visited: October 2016


After four utterly spectacular nights at the Park Hyatt Sydney, it was with heavy hearts that we made our way to Sydney’s domestic airport to continue our trip. Our next destination: Melbourne.

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The Qantas domestic terminal has a fast track lane limited to OneWorld Emeralds and those holding business class tickets (the same criteria that apply to the Domestic Business Lounge). Either way, the terminal was fairly empty at mid-morning in the middle of the week.

qantas lounge guidelines.

Immediately to the left of security, by gates 4 and 5, is an escalator leading up to the lounge. Australia is the only country I’ve visited that expressly forbids overly casual clothing in its lounges. My local friends tell me that this is largely due to mine workers (many of whom have Emerald status) who would frequently show up in fluorescent clothing, covered in dirt, ready to drink the lounges dry. This is also apparently the reason why the domestic lounges don’t serve alcohol until midday.

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Inside, the lounge seemed almost as busy as the terminal. The feel of the decor is bright and modern but I think it would really add to the overall feel if they added some dividing walls and plants, making this space feel less like a single, giant room.

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The floor to ceiling windows not only serve to bathe the lounge in light, they also give you a fantastic close-up view of the planes.

One of my favourite features of Qantas lounges is the freshly made barista coffee...One of my favourite features of Qantas lounges is the freshly made barista coffee...
...served in my favourite Marc Newson cups...served in my favourite Marc Newson cups
qantas lounge syd domestic

Running along from the barista station is a manned bar

qantas lounge syd domestic

Although a self service option is also available.

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The food on offer during lunch was not to the standard of what is served in the International Business Class lounge but there was a sufficient variety of hot and cold options, including a healthy salad and some decent cold cuts.

qantas lounge food sydney

I’m all for indulging in local cuisine whilst travelling but when it comes to lounge food, I generally try and keep things as healthy as possible, no use wasting the calories when something properly delicious awaits me later in the day. Thankfully, eating healthily whilst travelling is becoming easier these days (although most lounges in Asia have yet to get the memo 😜)

 


Conclusion


Although the lounge is very busy and distinctly lacking in privacy, the views of the planes, the barista made coffee and the healthy food options mean I would make an effort to arrive half an hour early to relax and refresh ahead of boarding my flight. 


The time I flew round trip to Sydney for £1080 in business class

Part 1:
Qatar Airways: Business Class – B787 – Oslo to Doha
Part 2:
Qatar Airways: Business Class – A380 – Doha to Sydney
Part 3:
Shangrila Sydney : Deluxe Grand Harbour View Room
Part 4:
Park Hyatt Sydney : Opera Deluxe Room
Part 5:
Qantas Domestic Lounge : Sydney
Part 6:
Qantas : Business Class – A332 – Sydney to Melbourne
Part 7:
Grand Hyatt Melbourne : Grand Suite
Part 8:
Sights and food in Melbourne
Part 9:
Qantas Domestic Lounge : Melbourne
Part 10:
Qantas First Class Lounge : Sydney
Part 11:
Qatar Airways : First Class – A380 – Sydney to Doha
Part 12:
Qatar Al Safwa First Class Lounge : Doha

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