Dresscode in the lounges

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No riff-raff, please!

This is getting a bit like Fawlty Towers ...... maybe we should be concentrating more on acceptable behaviour.

Wearing a suit does not make you civilised or better than the person who chooses not to. I remember early on in my QC life entering the Sydney QC for a Friday night trip to Melbourne to see my current girlfriend, and getting a few dirty looks from all the suits who were quaffing the claret after their latest pointless business trip. Didn't phase me a bit, and I had the last laugh when Harry Connick Jnr turned up wearing similar casual clothes and plonked himself down in the next seat!

Let's not all get too precious about a facility that is open to all who pay the membership fee.
 

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i think there should be bikini girls there to wait on you and serve you drinks and give you a quick shoulder massage ...

that would be an acceptable standard of dress for me to look at. i think business types in suits are not much to look at ...
 

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bigjobs said:
i think there should be bikini girls there to wait on you and serve you drinks and give you a quick shoulder massage ...

that would be an acceptable standard of dress for me to look at. i think business types in suits are not much to look at ...
Might be a bit cool for them in winter. Perhaps they could wear Qantas jimmy-jams from first class in colder weather? :D
 

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Kiwi Flyer would understand that ASB, JSB or CSB's are commonly known as FlipFlops.
 

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Diffrerent people have different ideas of "comfortable travel attire". And I respect people's different ideas. My idea of comfortable travel attire is what I will wear tomorrow when I travel MIA-LAX-HKG. I will be wearing Dockers trousers (non-iron), Timberland short-sleeve shirt, and R.J. Colt shoes. That is how I feel comfortable for 24 hours of travel.

But if someone else sitting next to me was wearing jeans, T-shirt and joggers, I would be very happy to converse with them and would in no way see them as unworthy of entry to the Qantas Club (well, Admirals Club in my case tomorrow), or business or first class cabin.

So long as people are not being offensive in their attire (and I have never seen anything approaching offensive attire in an airline lounge or on an aircraft) then I am not going to complain.
 

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I was in a lounge not long ago and has these little brats making noise and coming into my personal space, i find that most unacceptable and would rather look at singlets and thongs then having to listen to kids running a muck.
In a buisness lounge kids should be seen and not heard.
 

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holdenvxman said:
I was in a lounge not long ago and has these little brats making noise and coming into my personal space, i find that most unacceptable and would rather look at singlets and thongs then having to listen to kids running a muck.
In a buisness lounge kids should be seen and not heard.
You should see me in the QP with Jayden and Cameron - it is very much a strict "Be seen and not heard" regime. I won't let them go anywhere unaccompanied, and escort them everywhere (except the toilets, I will let Jayden - aged 11 - go to the loo by himself). Everywhere else, they go with me, and I rule them with an iron thumb.

I will say though that I have been in the lounge with NM and some mini-NM's, and they were perfectly behaved as well, a credit to their father.

Dave
 

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That's the whole thing about kids in any lounge, its all about parental control. Kids will only do what they are allowed to do, and we all know they take it to the limit. I suggest that the situation holdenvxman experienced in the lounge was not kids behaving badly, it was that they were not being supervised.
 

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Maca44 said:
That's the whole thing about kids in any lounge, its all about parental control. Kids will only do what they are allowed to do, and we all know they take it to the limit. I suggest that the situation holdenvxman experienced in the lounge was not kids behaving badly, it was that they were not being supervised.
Exactly - it wasn't kids behaving badly, kids will be kids after all (I wouldn't have it any other way), it was parents behaving badly.

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About the lowest dress standard I'll observe while travelling is jeans, colorado sneakers, and my "Six Days, cough" T-shirt (the arabic version, not the English one).

Yobs should just be hosed down at the door, and their Trackseedos set alight for the amusement of other patrons.
 

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Yobs should just be hosed down at the door, and their Trackseedos set alight for the amusement of other patrons.
Brilliant! :D
 

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shillard said:
, and my "Six Days, cough" T-shirt (the arabic version, not the English one).

That is one of the funniest things you have posted.

have noticed you've not been around recently ... clearly you are back now.

brilliant ... :D
 

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Maca44 said:
That's the whole thing about kids in any lounge, its all about parental control. Kids will only do what they are allowed to do, and we all know they take it to the limit. I suggest that the situation holdenvxman experienced in the lounge was not kids behaving badly, it was that they were not being supervised.
Exactly, and it's not just airline lounges; was at the Hilton ANC club lounge earlier tonight and it was overrun with 6-12 YO brats refueliing on copious quantities of Coca-Cola and the like.

It was interesting to see a room in a DFW Admirals Club set aside for members progeny. :idea:

(I was going to check if they could be locked in, but as they don't call flights I had to leave. :p )
 

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serfty said:
It was interesting to see a room in a DFW Admirals Club set aside for members progeny. :idea:

MEL Koru Club has such a room as well.
 

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Regarding children, could I have the "children are to be seen not heard" on board as well please?

The other day, I had to endure 2.5 hour flight with a brat throwing a tantrum and screaming at the top of his voice for the duration of the flight (literally) right behind me, with his older sibling frequently bashing me over the head. Their parents did nothing. Strangers were talking to each other about them because they were so bad.
 

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Commuter said:
Regarding children, could I have the "children are to be seen not heard" on board as well please?

The other day, I had to endure 2.5 hour flight with a brat throwing a tantrum and screaming at the top of his voice for the duration of the flight (literally) right behind me, with his older sibling frequently bashing me over the head. Their parents did nothing. Strangers were talking to each other about them because they were so bad.
I find a quick "Excuse me, would you mind controlling your children? Thank you" will often do the trick. If it doesn't, I ask the children if they have experienced wing-walking at FL350, and if not, would they like to try....

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Ah yes... I wish I could pluck up the courage to speak up a little.

I had a bad experience when I politely asked parents to control their child when one bashed my laptop a few years ago.

I got verbally abused by them (including being accused of being stupid and being told "What do you expect if you use a piece of equipment near a child" and called all sort of names) and threatened. Since then, I no longer have the nerve to say anything, especially when parents 'look' unreasonable (and those ones from the other day did).
 

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Commuter said:
Ah yes... I wish I could pluck up the courage to speak up a little.

I had a bad experience when I politely asked parents to control their child when one bashed my laptop a few years ago.

I got verbally abused by them (including being accused of being stupid and being told "What do you expect if you use a piece of equipment near a child" and called all sort of names) and threatened. Since then, I no longer have the nerve to say anything, especially when parents 'look' unreasonable (and those ones from the other day did).
In that situation, it's certainly time to get an FA involved; if no joy there, definitly get the CSM (head FA) involved.
 
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