If you’re a regular visitor to Qantas Club lounges, you’ve probably been in this situation. You have just a few minutes in the lounge before your early morning flight starts boarding, and all you want is a cup of coffee… but the queue for the barista is twenty-people deep. This is exactly what happened to eddie 73 on a recent lounge visit:
Queued up for an espresso with all the other weary eyes early risers. I hate queues. I have an espresso machine at home, so don’t mind this alternative to hand made coffee. I got a double espresso to bang down, luckily joining a queue of about 4 people.
By the time I was ready for a 2nd hit, there was 20modd people in the queue. I am too impatient for that, so did about 3 victory laps of honour around the lounge to discover no self-serve espresso machine.
The problem is made worse by the fact Qantas has removed most self-service drinks machines from its newly-refurbished domestic lounges, such as the new domestic Qantas Business Lounge in Melbourne.
But did you know that there’s no need to queue for Qantas Club coffee at all?
You can pre-order your coffee before you even get to the airport using the “Skip” app. Simply download the app and place your order for the relevant airport lounge. You can choose the type of coffee you’d like and even specify your preferences. There is no charge for this service, and you’ll be given an estimate of the time that your coffee will be ready. It’s a popular little trick among AFF members…
Use the Skip app, avoid the queue 🙂
I usually order my coffee as I leave the taxi – and it’s waiting for me when I arrive in the Lounge. What queue?!?
This service is available at the domestic Qantas Club and Business lounges in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and Canberra.
By the way – while I have your attention – please remember to be polite to the baristas and other staff working in the Qantas Club! This goes without saying, but there are far too many lounge guests that seem to check in their basic manners along with their luggage when they get to the airport. A simple “please” and “thank you” goes a long way.
Join the discussion on the Australian Frequent Flyer forum: What! No more espresso machine after MEL Dom J lounge upgrade???
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