Sydney arrival shower?

By ChickenorBeef | Dec 21, 2017, 12:17 AM
Qantas P1 (top 5%) who often flies into SYD overnight from overseas for a day’s work before flying on to MEL the following night.

Would love to find a good arrivals shower. Qantas don’t provide one. Best I have worked out is changing into new days work suit when arriving through international, recheck bags for evening flight, head on the bus to domestic, join line in business domestic lounge for shower and go from there. Cumbersome and time consuming.

I hear there are showers at syd intl run by the airport but it’s a bring your own towel / soap deal.

Anyone cracked this?

Thanks.


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By moa999 | Dec 21, 2017, 12:40 AM
That's pretty much the two choices,
unless staying in a hotel that will let you into the room early/ allow you to use the gym shower, or facilities at your office
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By ChrisCh | Dec 21, 2017, 01:21 PM
If you can be bothered, you could always head across to the domestic terminal, clear security, and show your Platinum One card and/or your boarding pass for the arriving flight for access to the Qantas domestic business class lounge (which welcomes Platinum and Platinum One members with a 'same-day' flight, meaning before or after said flight), and there's nothing in the rules which says this necessarily needs to be a 'domestic' flight as such. ;)
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By dimi | Dec 21, 2017, 01:40 PM
Showers are "theoretically" also available on the departures level of Sydney International terminal.av
Have never used them myself, so can't comment anything on the experience.

According to SleepingInAirports site, these showers are BYO soap and towel though.

Last edited by dimi at Dec 21, 2017, 01.41 PM.
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By watson374 | Dec 21, 2017, 04:19 PM
I hear there are showers at syd intl run by the airport but it’s a bring your own towel / soap deal.

They exist, but they're part of the public bathrooms on the departures level, and are quite basic. They've saved me in a pinch, but they're really not that great.

If you have the time, you're much better off heading over to use the domestic lounges.
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By ChickenorBeef | Dec 21, 2017, 10:43 PM
Thanks everyone. Surely this is a business opportunity if someone is interested! The other 4 people in the domestic shower line in the bus dom lounge would also sign up.
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By watson374 | Dec 22, 2017, 10:18 AM
Thanks everyone. Surely this is a business opportunity if someone is interested! The other 4 people in the domestic shower line in the bus dom lounge would also sign up.

I think we need two things:
  1. Virtual queuing, so you can have a sit-down breakfast in the Business Lounge while you wait for your shower; and
  2. Shower pooling, so you can be diverted back to the Qantas Club showers with priority during periods of overflow.


Still, I agree that some sort of serviced shower facility would be fantastic for international arrivals into Sydney. I would happily cough up A$15 to have a good shower, complete with towel and toiletries (and possibly beverage and pressing services as optional paid extras); and given how massive the morning international arrivals bank is, I imagine that you and I are far from the only potential customers for such a service after arriving landside.

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By Goat Guy | Dec 22, 2017, 01:13 PM
Hopefully when Qantas redo the Business Lounge in Sydney Domestic in 2019 they fix the shower issue. At the moment you stand around waiting for a shower to become available and half the time they aren't even serviced. Get them tucked away in a corner where someone on a desk can control access and hang out buzzers to anyone in a queue..
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By newbieADL | Dec 22, 2017, 02:53 PM
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Hi ChickenorBeef - just curious, what do you mean by this? How do you know you're in the top 5%?
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By moa999 | Dec 23, 2017, 08:56 AM
Thanks everyone. Surely this is a business opportunity if someone is interested!

I'm sure if Sydney Airport saw a business opportunity they would happily open a pay shower operation.

Issue is one you add counter and cleaning staff it becomes an expensive operation
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By watson374 | Dec 23, 2017, 02:06 PM
Thanks everyone. Surely this is a business opportunity if someone is interested!

I'm sure if Sydney Airport saw a business opportunity they would happily open a pay shower operation.

Issue is one you add counter and cleaning staff it becomes an expensive operation

I would argue that in this day and age, we could eliminate the need for counter staff by installing some kind of check-in kiosk, so that only cleaning staff would be required (and pooled with the rest of the terminal's cleaning needs).

I also suspect that Sydney Airport are overly risk-averse and would happily stick to renting the space out to sell bad, overpriced food to tourists who don't know any better.
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By X | Dec 27, 2017, 07:06 AM
There is a gym at the Rydges Hotel in the carpark of Sydney International, and I imagine they have showers, without the need for a dayroom.

Reach out to the hotel manager and see if they'd like to create another income stream?
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By Steve987 | Dec 27, 2017, 08:55 PM
Hopefully when Qantas redo the Business Lounge in Sydney Domestic in 2019 they fix the shower issue. At the moment you stand around waiting for a shower to become available and half the time they aren't even serviced. Get them tucked away in a corner where someone on a desk can control access and hang out buzzers to anyone in a queue..

It’s not just the showers, if the bathroom is required a quick trip around to QClub is a better option than staying in the business lounge. Facilities in there are inadequate all round.
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By Doubleplatinum | Dec 28, 2017, 02:17 PM
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Hi ChickenorBeef - just curious, what do you mean by this? How do you know you're in the top 5%?

Clearly talking it up, anyone actually in the top 5% wouldnt feel the need to big themselves up online by pointing that fact out
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