Oh, God. So you left about 3am? Did the lounge stay open?PER > MEL redeye, delayed 4 1/2 hrs, 2 queues, I suspect they called boarding for pax in the lounge after most of the gate pax had been boarded, which is fair enough given the delay and there was only a single aerobridge.
Feel for you, I was doing that bloody trip every second month for 6 years, excruciating.MEL > PER Arrived at the gate a little early, loose grouping of passengers waiting near the priority queue, no one willing to commit, as soon as business and status called first, they all rushed for the queue, processed via 3 machines, no boarding passes pre-checked.
PER > MEL redeye, delayed 4 1/2 hrs, 2 queues, I suspect they called boarding for pax in the lounge after most of the gate pax had been boarded, which is fair enough given the delay and there was only a single aerobridge.
As a surprise this trip, Priority Baggage worked .
4am was feeling pretty wrecked, lounge stayed open and most lounge pax claimed bench seating to spread out.Oh, God. So you left about 3am? Did the lounge stay open?
I have decided I am never going to do that timing again if I can help it, I thought I was comfortable with an 11.30pm departure but the delay just killed it, lucky I had nothing on the next day.Feel for you, I was doing that bloody trip every second month for 6 years, excruciating.
Yes, yes, YES!SYD-MEL today - no one in general queue and about 35 people standing loosly around in priority queue.
Boarding for "business and premium" was announced.
First 3 pax in premium queue presented but were asked to stand aside and a firther announcement was made that general boarding had not yet commenced.
A couple of others between the priority tapes exited and/or let others go past.
That was the last I saw as I then boarded.
You must have been given the abridged version of the spiel?... Announcement made
"Business class only to the left , economy to the right " ...
... No idea what would have happened had I gone in the business queue without a business seat (platinum here )
Dropped it? Qantas never actually had a grip on it in the first place, just fumbled with it and tried to convince us otherwise.Has QF gradually dropped the ball? My success rate seems to be hovering probably at 20% currently. There are couple of flights which effectively had nearly boarded when I arrive at the gate so having any segregation would be moot at that point but in nearly all the other cases both queues have boarded simultaneously.
I've started to send feedback using this Customer Care feedback form. Hopefully it's the right form / channel to use.