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  1. P

    Arm rest etiquette

    What's the etiquette on armrests? On the occasions that I've had to endure a middle economy seat (never by choice), my window and aisle travellers seem to assume both middle armrests are theirs, even extending to elbows straying into the centre seat space. I know economy seating can be cramped...
  2. U

    No reply to disrespectful manner in which Qantas Club access was denied

    Disrespectful treatment by Qantas staff at the Adelaide Qantas Club I am adding my experience to the many others who have been denied access to the QANTAS Club. On the morning of the 22nd November, my office administrator suggested that I should go to the QANTAS Club in Adelaide, showing my...
  3. N

    Check-in Etiquette

    We are a group of 6 on 4 PNR’s Couple, 1 SG, 1 NB Couple, NB Single, PS Single, NB Question: Is it acceptable to all check-in together at a premium counter & if so, which one?
  4. Simsy85

    Inter-class etiquette - what is fair?

    Okay - here is a question for you: In three weeks time Mr and Mrs Simsy are shouting Ma & Pa Simsy to a 5 week trip to the states. Mrs Simsy had a work thing and is flying over the day after the rest of us. Ma & Pa Simsy are flying Y+ on AirNZ and i'm flying J (AirNZ's highest class of...
  5. markis10

    DJ Crew to get etiquette lessons

    VIRGIN Australia cabin crew are being ordered to take classes in etiquette, posture and language as part of the company's bid to take on Qantas as the airline of choice for business-class passengers. Among the changes, flight attendants will no longer be able to greet passengers as "mate" -...
  6. HarryB

    Dealing with poor manners

    I apologise if this has been discussed before so please forgive my laziness for not checking properly. No doubt most if not every AFF member has encountered bad manners of varying degrees while flying so how does everyone deal with it? What has prompted this is on a recent flight my wife and...
  7. kempvet

    WP asking Etiquette when flying International Y

    been offered many things in the past by the FAs as WP in Y, newspapers, NCHS, the odd wine from F. Just wonder what the asking etiquette should be, a meal from J too much to ask for or does this step over the etiquette line. Just wonder is there a limit to what should be asked for (or offered by...
  8. Cruiser Elite

    Takeoff and Landing - Regulation / Etiquette

    Flew VA J PER-SYD yestrday and a coupla things rteally struck me - would appreciate input from others. Part 1. After all pax loaded and doors closed - FS announced that doors are closed now and all mobile phones should now be turned off - pretty standard huh? As we are taxiiing to runway FS...
  9. yo yo ma

    A guide to good flight etiquette

    Nothing much new in this article: Don't play your music too loud Use consideration when reclining Don't take up all the carry-on space Don't hog the armrest A guide to flight etiquette
  10. tuapekastar

    IFE audio etiquette

    I flew BNE-MEL last night departing around 1910. I was listening to one of the music stations on the IFE (this was a non-AVOD 738) and I had it turned up pretty damn loud, maybe maximum (using the supplied el-cheapo headphones in Y). I was in 4C, 4B was vacant and a lady was in 4A. Well into...
  11. Taezar

    How many children per parent is "respectful" to other pax or even doable?

    I ask because today there was one parent w 3 children under 8, the two eldest were fighting, complaining, yelling to their parent and the youngest was a post toddler-too big for a bassinet (though they tried and the child fell through but was allowed to stay in). Obviously there are multiple...
  12. D

    My Pleasant Surprise - Well done VA and Velocity

    Long time lurker, first time poster.. I just had a very pleasant surprise flying back from SYD - MEL tonight.. I checked in through the premium lounge entry as normal and received my boarding pass. As I am always late, I didn't pay very much attention to it and just stuffed it in my pocket as...
  13. markis10

    Strange Attitude of DJ SYD lounge staff

    Maybe its just me or perhaps its the shirt I am wearing but tonight I have been informed that DJ have a policy of 2 beers in the first hour and 1 beer every hour after that in the Sydney lounge by the current attendant - Mr Juvic, I have also been informed that I cannot get beers for others...
  14. maureeng

    Etiquette advice please.

    We are travelling international with our friends this saturday 9th July. My husband can guest me into the F/L but our friends have only Q/P membership. I have never been in the first lounge and was really looking forward to it but we are arriving at the airport together. Would it be extremely...
  15. JohnK

    Manners, Attitude and Etiquete in Qantas Lounges

    I am currently sitting in BNE Domestic Business Lounge waiting for my flight to SYD. Grabbed a diet coke and went to the cold food/salad side and grabbed a plate and put some olives, ham and salami on it. The person behind mealso grabbed a plate and started getting cheese with his hands/fingers...
  16. markis10

    Dress Standards on Planes - Glad I dont travel to the LOTFAP!

    What can I say, lounge access would be interesting: Days before a gridiron player was arrested on a US Airways flight at San Francisco airport following a dispute over his saggy pants, the airline allowed another man wearing skimpy women's panties and mid-thigh stockings to fly, according to...
  17. Sprucegoose

    WP treated with respect in Y class on QF108 saturday 18th June JFK-LAX

    Myself and Select others were asked if we would like something brought from the J cabin. I elected a Shiraz and others wines and champers.Nice touch Qantas, I have heard of it previoulsy but not consistently.CSM Dorothy Carmichael was the first to recognize WP and higher down the back years ago...
  18. munitalP

    Lounge etiquette and it's non existence from airlines most frequent flyers....

    You wouldn't do it at home, so why is it deemed acceptable to do it in an airline lounge - or perhaps I'm wrong in this assumption, and a lot of people are pigs at home as well... I am always astounded with the pushing and shoving in around the food servers, the barrista service and the bars in...
  19. rtyuiop

    J dress code

    Hi folks, I'm a always-economy flyer (the vast majority of my travel is for work, and anything but economy is vanishingly rare in the IT industry) who's about to take business flights for the first time as part of an RTW award. Knowing the controversy around here on visible male shins or...
  20. 11sjw

    Qantas Club Dress Standards...Stubbies, singlet and thongs....What the???

    I'm not regarded as the snappiest of dressers but I sit here (BNE Q Club Lounge) staring at a guy that looks like a larger version of Paul Hogn from his 70's TV show. This prompted me to check the requirements and here is what I could find: Item 10.7 "Smart, casual dress standards apply at...
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