My flight from Sydney to Los Angeles was on a Qantas A380, and after spending time in the lounge, I headed down to the gate, ready to board.
To find the Qantas International Business lounge, look for the Travelex desk next to a set of escalators once you have survived the duty free maze after security and immigration.
To get to the Qantas Business Lounge at Auckland airport, turn right after security and go past the duty free shops and then up the escalators. The doors are directly in front of you. The First lounge is also here, requiring a left turn once you have gone through the doors
Traffic can cause havoc with your plans.
Our flight back to Australia was again on an A380 and again we were able to use points to upgrade to Business class.
The Oneworld First Class lounge at LAX is located on level 5 of the Tom Bradley terminal and is open to all Oneworld first class passengers and those that have platinum or the equivalent status.
After a slight delay we were called to board our flight home to Melbourne. Our Hong Kong adventure was over.
When we were checking in at the Qantas First Class desk at the Hong Kong airport the gentlemen behind the counter gave us directions to the lounge. Except he didn’t. He gave us directions to the Business Lounge, not the First Class lounge.
Wow. That pretty much sums up our first class experience on the A380. It was amazing. You can read about it, see pictures of it, but nothing prepares you for how truly great it is until you are actually sitting in that seat.
Qantas’ First Lounge in Sydney is its flagship lounge and after spending almost three hours here I can see why.