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SYD Airport Arrivals
Flying to Sydney in a couple of weeks on Qantas (thanks to what I’ve learned here!) and arriving about an hour before my friend. I’m going to wait for her and then we have a ride booked to the hotel.
Am I right that there is no landside arrivals lounge? Where’s the best place to wait? She’ll be arriving on Virgin Australia.
[USER=184]@MidSouth Skier[/USER] Don’t know anything about SYD but hope you have a great trip. Bad timing with your team just entering the playoffs :).
I do recall them winning the World Series when I was in Hawaii one year so maybe me going on vacation is actually a good thing!
Correct, no landside arrivals lounge. To my memory, there’s not really anywhere noteworthy to wait landside either downstairs in arrivals or upstairs in departures. There might be a half decent bar, reasonable sit down restaurant or something in the latter.
If were connecting onwards domestically, Oneworld sapphire or emerald status would give you access to Qantas airside domestic departure lounges. You don’t need a boarding pass to go airside, but you do need a same day Oneworld, Emirates or Jetstar one to get into a Qantas lounge. Similar applies to Virgin Australia if you have status with one of its partners. Domestic terminal is a bus/train ride away on the other side of the airport.
Thanks [USER=659]@thelongroadau[/USER] – Yeah, I figured if we were connecting I’d be in good shape but we’re stopping in Sydney for a few days. I’ll just hang out for a bit and then try to catch her when she comes out of the secured area. I see there’s free wi-fi at the airport so I can at least send her a tweet and let her know where to meet me.