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Can a Gelato Bar Entice Travelers to Book Business Class?

Where: Australia
August 14, 2014 at 10:49 AM | by | ()

Flying can be exhausting, even if your itinerary involves lie-flat seats in the front of the plane. As such, you can imagine our jubilation when we passed by a low freezer case filled with creamy gelato goodness during some downtime in Qantas' Business Class lounge at Sydney International.

Along with the standard free-pouring champagne, hot dinner and bountiful desserts, the Red Roo's lounge serves up the icy treat for passengers traveling on international flights in Business Class (or holding Oneworld Sapphire status). Ice cream is a lovely little luxury, perfect to be present in a lounge for a level of luxury travel.

Strategically placed next to the espresso bar, the gelato case houses flavors of pink grapefruit, peach, mixed berry, coffee and chocolate served up in cups. Sorry, no cones here. Following our dinner of chicken and bacon pie, we opted for scoops of pink grapefruit and chocolate. Frequent flyers should note that the flavors change every month!

Now, with a different Sydney lounge offering up hot dogs and this one scooping gelato, it seems as though Sydney is emerging as a hotspot for fun food in lounges.

Naturally the presence of the gelato bar itself won't convince travelers to pony up the cash or miles for a Business Class ticket; the extra fun of gelato is simply one of the sweet surprises which occasionally result from a premium ticket as airlines struggle to outdo each other.

[Photo: Rayme Gorniak/Jaunted]

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