You are currently on Part IV: SYD - SIN Qantas QF5.
After Arriving on QF568, i had to visit the domestic lounge to guest in 2 FFAers (Frequent Flyer Australia Facebook Group members). Fortunately it was not for long as i looked forward to this First lounge visit!
QF provides a complimentary Domestic to International connection service for passengers with QF and Oneworld International connections. This was handy as the other means of transport between the Domestic and International terminals was to take a paid train trip across the tarmac. A short bus ride across the tarmac later, routed by the main SYD runway, and i was deposited at the bowels of SYD T1 Check in area.
Thankfully i had an express path invite again which helped cut the massive immigration and security queue that was growing across the check-in hall.
Circumnavigating the duty free maze was an easy task, stopping my to marvel at the fantastic IWC watches, and i found myself back into the familiar surroundings of the Qantas International First Lounge.
First thing first, Breakfast!
A fresh glass of orange juice welcomes me as i lance upon the QF 744 being spruced up at gate 23.
I ordered a light breakfast, it's a pity i can't show you that as the file is apparently too large :(
My table afforded fantastic views of heavies on the OW side of T1, and the freight terminal!
After an hour of brekkie, it was time to head off to the spa to get my skin all fresh and smooth! :D
Living Wall in the Spa Reception
Spa Reception table
The hallway leading to the spa suites
Inside the spa suite - another living wall
Comes with a shower which i didn't use
The spa 'bed'
After a wonderful and relaxing spa which left my skin all radiant and smooth, i retreated back to the restaurant for some lunch.
Lets start with the all famous Salt and Pepper squid with tartare and green aioli
Accompanied with a glass of Penfold's 2012 RWT. Fantastic drop!
Then followed by a King Prawn cocktail salad with tomato jelly
Here's a Video courtesy of Qantas on how to make the prawn salad!
After the 2 fantastic appetisers, i move on to the main course
Crispy Duck with Broccolini, shiitake, sesame, ginger & jasmine rice (file too large)
Feeling a wee bit sinful after all the fried food, i ordered a fruit platter for dessert, thinking that it would be the perfect end to a fantastic meal. However the fruit was more like a meal than a dessert!
A Glass of De Bortoli Noble One 2009 Botrytis Semillon accompanied the 'dessert'
Oh i feel so full! :D
Now at that point of time i felt a lil guilty of over indulging, and subsequently booked a suite on the spot to work on some reports prior to boarding the flight.
Here are some pictures of my suite :P :D
Best thing is it comes with its own printer and playstation 3! :P
Whilst taking breaks by walking around the lounge, something caught my eye!
Apparently its a children's menu! great to see QF also takes care of the young ones! :D
Fully drunk and full, i waltzed into the boarding gate when the boarding announcement was made in the lounge.
Entering the plane, the Business cabin was split into 2 cabins, each with 18 seats.
The seats were similar to those found on older A330s which were the non lie flat skybed Mk1s which were designed by Marc Newson and custom made by Recaro.
I plonked myself in the seat and drifted off to dreamland till when the seatbelt sign was switched off and we were in the air.
Meal service commenced, and i only had a starter which i couldn't remember. This was the only remnant that i could salvage from my phone :(
Rest of the flight was uneventful and we disembarked pretty quickly. I rushed to the Qantas lounge before heading back to the gates area to board EK349 up to Colombo.
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