My Ride to LAX – A Qantas A380 named after Sir Reginald Duigan – Photo: Mal Muir – AirlineReporter.com
THIS IS A CONTINUATION OF PART 1 OF FLYING IN QATAS FIRST CLASS ON AN AIRBUS A380…
After leaving the Qantas Lounge, I headed back downstairs into the terminal in Melbourne and boarded directly through the lower airbridge to the Airbus A380 heading to Los Angeles. It was hard for me to realize that this was really happening. Â 2.5 years of waiting and the moment was here; flying in first class on a Qantas A380.
I was greeted at door 2L and then turned left. Â Left into happiness, left into exclusivity, left into REAL First Class. Â Qantas has its First Class Suites on the lower deck of the A380 unlike Emirates, Lufthansa or Thai AirwaysÂ which all have them on the upper deck.
Flying Qantas First Class – Photo: Mal Muir | AirlineReporter.com
I was beginning my day off the way any premium cabin passenger should; spending time in the lounge prior to my flight. Â But thisÂ wasn’tÂ just any lounge and thisÂ wasn’tÂ just any flight. Â For two and a half years I had dreamed and worked towards this day.Â I had been earning Qantas points purely for this reason:Â First Class flight on a Qantas Airbus A380.
Arriving at Melbourne Airport I was dropped off in front of the dedicated First Class check-in area, which can be easily missed if youÂ don’tÂ know where to look. Â Thankfully my driver did know as the check in was hiding behind a line of trees. Â I was a little too early to check in for my flight, but was able to sit down in the lobby area (which looks almost identical to the First Class lounge).