Sydney Airport Lounge Review: Air New Zealand Lounge


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Sydney Airport has seven business class lounges in its international terminal. Passengers may be able to access more than one lounge with their ticket, so it is important to choose the best lounge at Sydney airport.

If you are flying Qantas, Business Class passengers can choose between the Qantas International Business Lounge and the Emirates Lounge. Delta’s business class passengers can choose between the Air New Zealand lounge and the new SkyTeam Lounge. These latter two lounges can be accessed by passengers traveling on any Star Alliance airline.

In my opinion, the Air New Zealand lounge is the best Star Alliance lounge at this airport, with a great array of food and a pleasant eating area, and they serve great cocktails on request, too.

The lounge is located one level above the departure concourse and adjacent to the Singapore Airlines SilverKris lounge. It has a relaxing color scheme of black, cream, and purple and has a nice ambiance.

You can access this lounge if you are a Business Class or First Class passenger flying on Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Asiana Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, United Airlines.

Equally, if you are an elite member of a frequent flyer scheme, you get access to Air New Zealand Airpoints Gold, Elite, and Elite Priority One before Star Alliance and Virgin Australia flights. Virgin Australia Velocity Gold, Platinum, and The Club.

The lounge itself is split into different zones so you can work or relax or drink and eat, according to which zone you choose.

The views onto the tarmac are particularly decent in this lounge, and you can see some of these above, so there is always something to watch.

The food is also good with salads and fruits (an array giving you more than enough choice) along with light bites and more comprehensive meaty dishes. There is something for everyone, so you will not be disappointed on the food front, either.

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