I got my points upgrade to First Class on Qantas for the long leg from Sydney to Dallas. Woohoo!! And this time I was notified early, not at the gate on boarding, which meant I got to experience the First Class Lounge at Sydney airport.
This is an all-day lounge, meaning you can check in as early as you want on the day you’re flying and take advantage of the services on offer.
I checked in about 9:30am, had breakfast of Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon, then had a spa treatment (back massage). Later I had lunch – three tasting plates of salt and pepper squid with green chilli and aoili, buffalo mozzarella with heirloom tomatoes, black angus minute steak, followed by pavlova with lychees and raspberries in a glass topped with pashmak. Delicious. And table service too.
A quick shower about an hour before boarding and I’m all ready and relaxed for my 16-hour non-stop flight, in First Class on an A380.
And we’ve just got the first boarding call…. See you on the flipside….