Australia’s Qantas have reopened most of their domestic lounges and the Qantas Club Adelaide is no exception. Due to the pandemic, there are some changes to the facility, but things are largely similar to what one would expect.
Adelaide does not have a domestic business lounge, so all frequent flyers use the same facility. It is also used for any international departures, such as those by Qatar Airways.
Qantas Club Adelaide
Upon entering the lounge, you immediately come into a large business area with desks and meeting rooms. Turning left takes you to the bar and barista coffee, while going straight on takes you to the food.
Some of the lounge seating is all bunched up together and roped off, with the remaining furniture arranged to ensure people are socially distanced during the pandemic. The lounge did get busy before some flights, but was never full during my time there.
Like other Qantas Club lounges, there is barista coffee available throughout the day. This is a popular feature, with a constant stream of people placing orders.
There are eight coffees available, with favourites such as Caffe Latte, Espresso, Cappuccino, Flat White, Long Black and Mocha among others. Service is swift and the coffee is decent.
Due to the pandemic, the Qantas Club Adelaide buffet selection is no longer. Instead, you go to the food area and a server will ask you what you wish to have and then give it to you.
They really want you to get away from the buffet as fast as possible. I felt that I wasn’t really given a lot of time to contemplate what I wanted, but then again that could just be prompt service.
Filled with mirrors, the bathrooms are quite bright and I found them to be spic and span. With the low passenger numbers, this is perhaps not too surprising.
No complaints whatsoever here, of course. Qantas have pretty thick disposable hand towels for drying your hands, which I like. It’s always good to find clean facilities too.
The Qantas Club Adelaide is a decent enough lounge, with some views of the tarmac, depending on where you’re sitting. The food quality is very good and the staff I interacted with are all quite friendly.
I didn’t care much for the overall aesthetic, but I find Qantas Club lounges to be focused on function rather than wow factor when it comes to their design. With the lower throughput, it is a comfortable experience, if you overlook the occasional screaming kids.
Have you been to the Qantas Club Adelaide before? What do you think of it? Thank you for reading and if you have any comments or questions, please leave them below.