Brisbane Airport Domestic Terminal has to service one of the largest cities in Australia. As a result the Domestic Terminal has to be well equipped to cope with a high volume of flyers.
The airport terminal does provide a range of modern facilities and an opportunity to shop and relax like any international terminal.
Join me as I take a trip to:-
Brisbane Airport Domestic Terminal!
I arrived by hire car so once I dropped it off with there was a bridge walkway across to the terminal.
For those arriving by taxi or public transport there is an opportunity to be dropped curbside.
Since I was flying Qantas (a code share partner with Emirates) I was greeted by numerous self service kiosks at the check-in area. It seems as though Qantas have really moved away from the staff heavy check-in service. There were hardly any staff around. I managed to complete my check-in, as well as tag and drop my bag on the conveyor to the aircraft without ever speaking to anyone.
It was only when I went through the nearby security check that I had any human interaction.
Once through the security check there were a small number of gates off to my left hand side. However I, like most passengers immediately took the escalators upstairs to the main part of the Brisbane Airport Domestic Terminal.
Immediately you are in the heart of the food court. There is a wide range of places to eat. Don’t worry though if you don’t fancy anything here, you can just wander along this long terminal and you’ll find numerous cafes, restaurants and a bar to cater for your cravings.
Right beside the food court is one of a few newsagents. You need never go short of something to read. Somehow I always seem to manage my reading needs with my kindle.
Also very close to here is where you will find the Qantas Club Lounge. (-click on the link to see what it is like inside.)
As you take a gentle stroll away from the lounge you can venture down the long domestic terminal corridor. You’ll come across the Qantas information desk and a currency exchange (it is a domestic terminal but I guess someone needs it?)
The airport always seems to look brand new to me in spite of my many years travelling through it.
In fact the last time I was here I made use of the very handy pharmacy just a short walk from the food court.
As you continue along you will come across a number of accessories, electronics and clothing shops, including everyone’s favourite Victoria.
A little further down I found something many an American would love. (They seem quite popular here too.)
For a full guide of the shops available in the terminal you can see the guide here:-
Carrying on down further I came across another area where passengers feed into the terminal from airport security. There is also an exit door here for arriving passengers.
As I was approaching gate 39 and onwards was where the Virgin Australia area of the terminal begins. There was even a sign up to kindly advise me that there are no Qantas flight calls over the tannoy in this area.
Of course if you are flying Virgin Australia then this wouldn’t bother you. Keep on walking and you’ll even find the Virgin Lounge.
Free wifi at Brisbane Airport
To round off the trip to the Brisbane Airport domestic terminal I came across every traveller’s delight, yes Australian wifi is finally offered for free. Well half an hour free from Qantas if you are in their section of the airport.
The service was moderate but I still made sure that I used my choice of VPN to stay safe online, even if the wifi is offered by Qantas.
As you can see the Brisbane Airport Domestic Terminal offers a variety of shopping and relaxation areas. As long as you don’t arrive last minute you should easily find a seat whilst waiting at the gate for your flight.
Have you ever flown domestically from Brisbane? What did you think of the airport?