Qantas Lounge Tokyo Narita Bottom Line
As a quieter alternative to the JAL lounges at Tokyo Narita, the Qantas Lounge offers all the basic amenities, plus tons of power outlets, better views of the tarmac and more quiet.
The Good: Lounge was well stocked with power outlets and it was much less crowded than the JAL lounges.
The Bad: The food selection is very limited, but it is good enough for an early morning departure.
The Noteworthy: There are sweeping views of the apron, where you can see departing aircraft as well as other aircraft that are parked at the terminal.
Arrival at Narita
I had checked in online for my flight from Tokyo to Colombo, but I nonetheless wanted a cardstock boarding pass. There were two agents checking in people for Sri Lankan airlines, and no one was in line in the business class line. Within a matter of minutes I had my boarding pass and was heading over to security. Going through security in Narita is really unusual. Sometimes I find a very thorough security agent, who goes through all my stuff in detail, or they just let me go through when I forget to pull out two laptops from my backpack. This time, it was the latter. I headed over to the Narita Terminal 2 Satellite, where my flight to Colombo would be departing from.
Accessing the Qantas Lounge
Usually, any oneWorld premium cabin passenger can access the Qantas lounge, as well as any mid to upper elite on OneWorld carriers. Since one of the JAL lounges is being renovated, some JAL agents are turning people to the Qantas or Cathay lounges in order to avoid overcrowding at their own lounges.
The lounge itself is quite ample, and can easily accommodate the Qantas premium passengers for their departures. After you enter the lounge, you will see the first of multiple seating areas. This one is upholstered in blue, with small coffee tables facing each other. Further down, there is the second seating area, this one upholstered in grey and burnt-orange.
Along the opposite side of the lounge, there is a large glass window with sweeping views of the ramp. While I was there, there was an Air India 787-8 waiting to depart. The window is lined with tables with many power ports and USB outlets. There are also dining tables in the same area.
If you keep walking down the lounge, you will find more seating areas, as well as a smaller dining area. This area has a countertop with a coffee machine and drinks. Finally, at the very end, you can find the TV room, with a small TV set to NHK Television.
As I mentioned before, there is a separate coffee and drinks countertop close to the smaller dining area.
The main dining area had all the basics for breakfast while I was there. There were also some Japanese breakfast options but there were very limited. Coffee, tea and more drinks were also available.
The Qantas lounge is a welcome alternative to the usually crowded JAL lounges. There is tons of space and outlets aplenty. I would rather eat at the JAL lounge, and then relax in the Qantas lounge, as the JAL lounge has a more ample food spread. Considering how empty and quiet it was, it is definitely the better lounge to relax in.
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