- Jan 29, 2017
Not sure anyone could consider the EK lounge at SYD can come even close to Qantas First when it has a buffet vs a la carte menu, machine coffee vs barista and self-serve drinks vs tended bar.Visiting the QF First Lounge 5-8 times a year, I noticed that it is not the First QF Lounge it used to be. Tonight I travel on a EK flight with a QF number so I went to QF First Lounge first to have my favourite salt & pepper squid, but was disappointed with the "enhanced" selection of champagnes & wines.
As my flight to Dubai is delayed at least 30 minutes I went to visit the Emirates Business Lounge and found it far more superior to QF First Lounge. There was a good selection of food and the choices of wines and champagnes is much more attractive than in the the QF First Lounge.
Wondering what others think???
Not sure anyone could consider the EK lounge at MEL can come even close to Qantas First when it has a buffet vs a la carte menu, machine coffee vs barista and self-serve drinks vs tended bar.
Did the comparison again myself recently just to check Qantas was still the best option and saw nothing (other than the Champagne) to suggest otherwise...
I do indeed, I’m someone who bought a spare Westinghouse Australian made fridge before the Orange factory closed. It’s in storage waiting it’s time in the sun.Good to see people have high moral values. Hope you also make sure not to buy anything made in China. You know, because of the things China represents
totally off topic, but I have that fridge (in use, not a spare sadly) and it’s an absolute cracker. Your foresight has won you the internet tonight, congrats!I do indeed, I’m someone who bought a spare Westinghouse Australian made fridge before the Orange factory closed. It’s in storage waiting it’s time in the sun.
I’ve found searching out and buying smart has served me well when it comes to lifecycle costs and product longevity.
Interested how you find CX, AY and JL offerings in J and F Skip?Averse I reckon. Never heard of an adversion!
Never tried the SYD EK lounge, but I’d rank the BNE EK lounge on par with the revamped QF lounge. Better wines in EK but gets rather crowded. Far superior to QF’s former F broom cupboard.
Never thought about it before, but on reflection I’d rather sit in the QF BNE lounge than the SYD F lounge. Love the choice of stalls or dress circle upstairs to watch the crowds in the orchestra pit with a view of planes thrown in.
QF better than EK on a lot of occasions. Every ride on an EK 777, the majority of their fleet, in either J or Y, is guaranteed awfulness.
Always had a good feed at EK SIN lounge. IIRC QF closed the BKK lounge.I'm glad I don't drink wine/champagne as it can be so restrictive to lounge choices. At least most vodkas/gins taste the same so I can focus on which lounge has the better food.
In BKK it's EK lounge, SIN it's EK lounge, HKG it's either EK or QF lounge or both, BNE it's EK lounge but SYD/MEL it's the QF First lounge.