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AFF #9 - Cairns 16-18 October 2015
QFF Platinum (OW Emerald) LTSilver & 99.2% to LTG, Velocity FF Silver, UA Nothing (thank goodness), HHonors Diamond, IHG Rewards Platinum, SPG Gold, Hertz Gold No 1, Ansett -- nothing any more!
Read the thread. A number of people have stated that all clothing, neat and tidy or dirty, in the hi viz category should be banned.A huge generalisation. No one is suggesting that neat and tidy workwear be banned.
But not irrelevant to the post to which I replied.Irrelevant to the topic.
It does however support my contention that the demand is limited while island dining is in operation.Your lack of observation does not mean it doesn't happen.
I totally agree but again that is a reply to another post that did raise the CL.Irrelevant. Same comments apply. CL is not a qantas club.
Last edited by medhead; 30th April 2012 at 01:55 PM.
Excluding of course the proliferation of Flounge passes that can be purchased on ebay - which only underlines the fact that it's an everyday, vanilla flavoured, bog standard airline lounge......not a gentleman's club!
Wow what contraversy over clothes. So much snobbery.
I am a FIFO miner and sometimes if i'm rushed somewhere there is no chance to change or I need to go directly to site. I am WP, are you saying I should not be allowed in to the J lounge, even if i am WP and flying J on account of fluro coloured clothes? That's absurd.
I don't like to wear good clothes to site because they get wrecked by the red dirt, so yeah you'll see me in there with thongs and shorts. I also wear the same in the F lounge.
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The simple solution to this alleged problem is for QF to buy some enormous closets and have all lounge patrons check their clothes in at the door! But it may create a whole other problem.
I don't recall having seen hi-viz patrons in any Qantas lounge (certainly not in large numbers, maybe the odd one here or there) and that will be because I don't fly at the right times from the right ports, but I cannot see why their gear should be a problem, as long as it is neat and clean and all the appropriate body bits are covered. As with any other sort of gear worn by other patrons. Naturally there is a 'minimum' standard of dress, and just what that minimum is will vary in different people's minds. I really don't like singlets (on blokes) and think they are probably inappropriate in a lounge or even in flight. But that is just an opinion, and even disliking them does not mean I am trying to force my opinion on others who choose to wear them. I can only recall wearing shorts once on a flight (from JTR-ATH, and just about everyone on the flight was in shorts), but as long as they are neat and clean etc. I don't object to to others wearing them. If people wish to wear thongs in the lounge/on the plane I don't think they're being very practical (quick evacuations onto abnormal terrain for example), but again, no objections.
You would not see me (in normal circumstances, there are exceptions to every rule e.g. the JTR-ATH flight) in any of those items in a lounge or plane - but in hi-viz, why not?
Some might be saying 'bye', but they'll be back.
Coming soon to an Airport near you, the all new Wanquer LeSnob inspired SBF Poshy Lounge,
Our lounges offer comforted seclusion away from the hustle and bustle of the terminals before your flight. To better fulfill the requirements of the sophisticated modern traveller, our lounges are seperated into exclusive zones, each catering to the travellers desires:
- The Ultra Premium zone - where bag tags, boarding passes and status levels determine just how many footsteps further you're allowed in
- The Executive Senior Chief Chairmans lounge - catch up with the old boys to discuss how risk-free your prominent position actually is
- The high-viz zone, specially dimmed for added visability, knock back a few after a few weeks of hard yakka, dont forget to wipe your feet on the DMS at the entrance.
- The family and kids zone, with new noise absorbing padding to prevent the desprate cries of want from the "i" generation.
- The Revolving Door - for those without any kind of status who need some direction in life.
- The "Oh Suits You Sir" area, where white collars kick back, relax and unwind before the tedium of catching their commute home - now with special Chateau Le Plonk on tap
- The MyFi zone our blistering internet connectivity area, specially built for updating your social networking status (pre-filled with "at lounge")
- The Bar - unlike other lounges, ours is set very low.
Last edited by SeatBackForward; 30th April 2012 at 12:51 PM. Reason: Typos
I'm in the SYD J lounge right now and there are two Gents from the Army next to me in their fatigues.
I find their camouflaged uniform repulsively offensive so I'm torn between asking them to change into a more appropriate attire or rounding up a team of private school educated fellow platinums to chase them out armed with pitchforks.
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