Qantas Pubbing from NOON

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If i missed a post (highly likely) Moderators please delete this thread… but I have to announce, to my astonishment, the booze is flowing from 12pm in all domestic Qantas Clubs!

I only found this out, when I decided to be in a QP B4 1pm the other day... Since January my lunchtime flight lounge process had been - anything prior to 1pm, then visit The Lounge (if co-located and easy walking distance of my departure gate)... so the other day, after the usual fabulous DIY sandwich and bubbles input from Virgin, I thought (as I was in T2 SYD) departing from the Qantas Group pier, damn it, i'll head back to the QP, even though it's before 1pm and I won't get a scotch...

Well, low and behold, the closed signs on the bar weren't present, and I must have stood there @ 12.30 looking perplexed, as one of the staff asked "can I help you?" So, having arrived a little tanked from The Lounge I enquired about a scotch @ 12.30, and it was delivered! [I have 2 admit, that some of the best staff Qantas have working for them are their lounge contract staff, but the question "what can I do for you?" is one I normally hear, only in Virgin Lounges.]

Anyway, I was scotch in hand, and back to my table (with a tarmac view), before anyone could say - but it's not 1pm yet!
 

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I havn't seen this yet myself, but if it is nationwide, then it's a nice change.

Once again though, I presume that "The Lounge" having earlier bar opening hours has affected the bar opening hours of the Qantas Club. Thank you Virgin Blue for the competition.
 

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Currently in the Brisbane Pub, arrived around 1230 and the bar was already open. :D
 

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I was pleasantly surprised by this on Thu at the MEL QP. Amex was also offering free Taittinger for people who apply for their cards but I managed to snag a freebie. :p
 

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Well, I've just missed you ksthommo, pity I was here at 1.15pm and checked out the line at the drinks servery (I'm now sitting just past the servery, on the tall table with laptop).

Boarding now to SYD...
 

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Not that it affects me directly (I don't drink alcohol!) but I noticed that the QP in Brisbane was opening from noon as of Easter Monday.
 

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According to the bar tender at the CBR Qantas Club, the change to noon bar opening was at the beginning of March.
 
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Always drinkies in the International QP's :)
Since 90% of my flying is international then this is a good thing.... also since its international the chance of me driving at either end of the trip.
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Evan said:
Always drinkies in the International QP's :)
Since 90% of my flying is international then this is a good thing.... also since its international the chance of me driving at either end of the trip.
E

A couple of missing words there Evan? Been to the QP a little early today?
 

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simongr said:
A couple of missing words there Evan? Been to the QP a little early today?

That must be it... too early, only 1.40 before the flight... But it was a great flight i was well looked after down the back in whY.

(Actually i have been known to be a bit dyslexic, never diagnosed but it was noticed a little when i was young, it never even occured to me this was the case until many years later in my late 20's when speaking to my auntie who was a doctor. Anyway jst shows i should use a spell checker)
 

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Thanks for the heads up Petch; currently sitting in QF Pub in Cairns with a drink and its just gone 12;20pm, never to early for a drink. :p

Open earlier due to its popularity.
 

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Should be open whenever the lounge is open, some of us are shift workers, remember!

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Mal said:
Thank you Virgin Blue for the competition.
Yes, exactly.

Someone please let me know when QF offers barista service all day, every day. Until then, the Lounge still wins, IMO. ;)
 

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I think I'm correct (from reading the sign in the MEL QP) that Barista's are there from 6am to 8 or 9am only. I haven't seen the same signs in the SYD or BNE QP's (not that I'm looking, as I don't drink coffee).

Can't see QF extendig it frankly, so DJ will continue to win your business Yada Yada.
 

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Yada Yada said:
Yes, exactly.

Someone please let me know when QF offers barista service all day, every day. Until then, the Lounge still wins, IMO. ;)

Yes, this would be much more useful to someone like me who doesn't drink but enjoys a good coffee. With Virgin offering all day coffee, I would love it if QANTAS did the same. Not that I think it will make much difference, but I emailed QANTAS Club asking for this.
 

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beardoc said:
Yes, this would be much more useful to someone like me who doesn't drink but enjoys a good coffee. With Virgin offering all day coffee, I would love it if QANTAS did the same. Not that I think it will make much difference, but I emailed QANTAS Club asking for this.
Yeah, it has to be coming soon. Everyone these days is much more "coffee aware" than in times past so I don't think they will be able to hold out for too long. :)
 

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Lindsay Wilson said:
I think I'm correct (from reading the sign in the MEL QP) that Barista's are there from 6am to 8 or 9am only. I haven't seen the same signs in the SYD or BNE QP's (not that I'm looking, as I don't drink coffee).

Can't see QF extendig it frankly, so DJ will continue to win your business Yada Yada.

Syd QP only offers from 6am to 9am.

I would support a 5.30am start to help with the 5 hours to Perth every Monday morning leaving at 6.10am.:D
 

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So we should all mail QF asking for the same thing :) see if it happens.

I hate morning and i hate the fact tomorrow morning i need to depart Suzhou at 5:30am for my early KA/CX flights back to SIN. I seem to remember a distinct lack of coffee in either the CX or KA lounges @ PVG.

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Evan said:
So we should all mail QF asking for the same thing :) see if it happens.

Couldn't hurt - after all, people on here are likely high value QFF members to QANTAS - they might have more sway than the average person!
 
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