by The Editor
Sydney – 0615 Friday
Usually one is grateful when a tailwind results in early arrival at the desired destination. In this case, I felt hard done by, an early arrival meaning denial of an extra twenty minutes sleep on the flight from Darwin and being forced to add that time to my Sydney stopover. Disembarking the Qantas Club is almost directly opposite the gate from which I have just emerged. Without any hesitation I make my way towards the large, frameless glass sliding doors and scoot up the escalators in pre-dawn silence.
This is one of Qantas’ flagship lounges, situated as it is in the air transport hub of Australia. A world city with visitors from all points of the compass, the international reputation of the company must exude from every pore of the space they occupy in Terminal 3. One imagines, from a branding point of view, this is the place where Qantas must invest a lot of energy. Read the rest of this entry »