Peek inside the world's best first class lounges

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  1. sobore
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    Nobody wants their flight to be delayed. But there's one group of travellers who respond to that "we apologise for any inconvenience caused" announcement with a nonchalant shrug, maybe even a smile.

    Those are the travellers ensconced in the first class lounge where that extra hour can mean time for a second course of restaurant-grade food, another glass or two from a fully-stocked bar, or even a last-minute visit to a beauty spa for a pre-flight facial.

    First class lounges are less about simply waiting for your flight, and more like a five-star escape from the masses.

    These spacious and stylish sanctuaries are a cut above the business lounges favoured by most frequent flyers and business class passengers. As the name indicates, first class lounges are aimed at the well-heeled high flyers who travel in the pointiest end of the plane.

    However, many first class lounges also welcome top-tier members of an airline's frequent flyer scheme. For example, a Platinum member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer scheme can luxe it up in the Qantas First Lounge at Sydney and Melbourne international airports – even if they're actually flying in economy.

    And, as first class lounges go, the Qantas First Lounge in Sydney is easily among the world's best.

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  2. drewbles
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    As a QF plat I regularly "luxe" it up. Or just drink copious amounts of Taittinger. Both are good ;)
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    I have yet to experience any First Class lounge.:(.....but don't worry, I love to fly.:)
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