Qantas is now serving cocktails in its domestic airport lounges as part of a refresh of the entire lounge experience.
5pm to 6pm has been declared 'cocktail hour' in the Qantas Business Lounges in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra, adding a little more fun, and dare we say sophistication, to domestic travel.
"We're very much into bringing 'surprise and delight' into the lounges" says Helen Gray, the airline's Head of Domestic Product & Service.
The cocktail service will begin on Tuesday November 4, which is Melbourne Cup Day, and so the menu will feature classic race-themed tipples such as Mint Juleps (a mint and bourbon whiskey combo which is the official drink of the Kentucky Derby).
Gray plans for a roster of "summer-inspired cocktails" to be served through to Christmas, including a special Qantas Christmas Cocktail from December 17-30.
And although the cocktail hour will run only on weekdays, she suggested to Australian Business Traveller that "I'm sure the guys can rustle something up on special request on the weekends".
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