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Mattg

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@AIRwin and I are in the BNE lounge. Lots of cancelled flights on the boards and only moderately busy.

The food has definitely improved since my last visit. Party pies, salads, hot soup, sandwiches, cheese plates & nachos available. My cappuccino, however, is basically just a flat white with chocolate powder.

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As mentioned...food looks yummy.

Choice of sandwich or wrap (latter very yummy)
Plated options of Wild rice salad, chicken and pesto salad with feta, or vegetable frittata with beetrot and slaw.
Thai chicken soup + bread
Choice of 4 beers, 5 wines. Crackers and crisps available at the bar too, and I spotted cheese and crackers in the fridge as well.

Don't want to eat too much, still got the meal on board to go. Doesn't preclude more drinking though......hic.......

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As mentioned...food looks yummy.

Choice of sandwich or wrap (latter very yummy)
Plated options of Wild rice salad, chicken and pesto salad with feta, or vegetable frittata with beetrot and slaw.
Thai chicken soup + bread
Choice of 4 beers, 5 wines. Crackers and crisps available at the bar too, and I spotted cheese and crackers in the fridge as well.

Don't want to eat too much, still got the meal on board to go. Doesn't preclude more drinking though......hic.......
Were you able to pick up the items yourself or still have to ask a Team Member? Last time I was in BNE lounge I still had to ask for foods on plates and drinks but was able to pick up packets of chips, cookies and apples myself. It's gradually changing.
 

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Were you able to pick up the items yourself or still have to ask a Team Member? Last time I was in BNE lounge I still had to ask for foods on plates and drinks but was able to pick up packets of chips, cookies and apples myself. It's gradually changing.
I had that experience in Brisbane too, but was just in Perth lounge a few minutes ago and the guy wasn't letting anyone taking the packet of chips, even though the packets were facing us. Could depend on who is serving though
 

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Were you able to pick up the items yourself or still have to ask a Team Member? Last time I was in BNE lounge I still had to ask for foods on plates and drinks but was able to pick up packets of chips, cookies and apples myself. It's gradually changing.
All behind Perspex so had to ask the staff. But they were always present, never waited more than 20 seconds. I attempted to gain a reasonable sample size.......for research......

The one thing I'd say could improve, and it may well be outside of their control with the restrictions....having to go up and ask for a glass of water instead of the self service zip taps which are much more convenient.
 
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All behind Perspex so had to ask the staff. But they were always present, never waited more than 20 seconds. I attempted to gain a reasonable sample size.......for research......
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The one thing I'd say could improve, and it may well be outside of their control with the restrictions....having to go up and ask for a glass of water instead of the self service zip taps which are much more convenient.
Yes I agree. I'm sure I'm not alone in hoping things will be back to how they once were asap.
 
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In the Syd Lounge for a few hours, can't guess though :( pretending to work and happy to be distracted if anyone is coming through!

Also maybe it's just too much time recently spent in the QF version, but the food is so much better here. Avocado toast for breakfast, fresh salads for lunch that actually look appetising. Think QF need to have a look here!
 

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In the MEL VA lounge at the moment. Nice spread here for breakfast. Muesli and cereal, juices, yogurts (3 kinds), raisin/plain/wholemeal toast, bacon, potato rostis, pancakes and baked beans. Plus usual coffee/tea.

You would have to try hard to be unsatisfied with the offerings.
 

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