The travellers-magazine is online!
We are a group of friends who all went to uni together in Sydney. Now some of us live overseas, and most of us travel for work… so what better way to keep in contact than post all of our adventures, travel tips and finds.
I personally spend so much time in the Qantas club , they should really start hot-desking my office. There are so many different lounge categories now, and depending on your “special-ness” you have Marc Newson designed, day spa variety all the way to where I am sitting now in the more bog standard comfy chair, wifi and a dash for the free catering.
I still have fond memories of going to see Dad off on a long business trip, mum, my sister and I would all bundle up in the car in our ‘nice’ clothes making sure we got there with plenty of time to spare. Going to the Qantas club was the real treat, when something as exotic as all-you-can-eat biscuits and mini pastries would be the highlight… (I would have been around 10).
Or going to Melbourne to visit Nan with my sister (who would have been about 16) and Dad. Rocking up at the Qantas Club reception and my sister being told that she didn’t meet the dress code! I think she had about 2cm of midriff showing… We were both going through a grunge/scruffy phase, so I don’t think she really liked the idea of either of us entering at all. I remember Dad taking off his jumper to lend to Nell could she could get in, looking even more ridiculous and conspicuous sitting having afternoon tea in a massive tent of a jumper.
According to http://www.airreview.com/Qantas/Lounges.htm there is a way to get in to the First Lounge with out actually shelling out for a first class ticket. According to them all you need is a One world emerald card and a ticket on a domestic leg of an international flight like QF 74 or 136 to Melbourne. Well I have 20 minutes until boarding… I am going to spend it constructively daydreaming about all the delights that lie behind the First club door.