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Pet airport lounge hates

Mattg

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Most airport lounges would be great... if it wasn't for the other passengers! If you're a frequent flyer, you've probably seen your fair share of antisocial behaviour in airline lounges. Passengers displaying a lack of lounge etiquette can seriously detract from the experience, yet few airlines actually post lounge etiquette rules or guidelines... and even fewer enforce them.

So, here's my hypothetical question: If you could ban/remove one thing from airport lounges, what what it be?

Personally, I think I would ban video calls made on loudspeaker.
 

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In my experience people talking very loudly on their phones is a more frequent annoyance than video calls on speaker, so I'd ban ANY voice over a quiet conversational tone, into phone or between guests.
 

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I can't decide between loud phone calls and people watching videos without headphones... and it's not the kids
Ugh, people watching videos without wearing headphones is another pet hate of mine. And quite often nobody will say or do anything about it. I even had a guy sitting across the aisle from me in Y on a redeye last week doing this - I wished someone would just give him a pair of headphones to make it stop.

Another thing that annoys me in airport lounges is people handling food from the buffet with their hands...
 

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Ugh, people watching videos without wearing headphones is another pet hate of mine. And quite often nobody will say or do anything about it. I even had a guy sitting across the aisle from me in Y on a redeye last week doing this - I wished someone would just give him a pair of headphones to make it stop.

Another thing that annoys me in airport lounges is people handling food from the buffet with their hands...
I’ve told kids off for picking up rolls and putting them back. Parents nowhere to be seen.
 

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I’d ban the cheap shutty crappy sparkling wine that *A Member F Lounges offer to SQ R/F pax when F pax from those same *A Member Airlines get to enjoy Piper Heidsieck Rare in SIN - simply criminal!

And to go even further I’d ban the cheap shutty crappy sparkling wine that *A Member J Lounges offer to SQ J pax when J pax from those same *A Member Airlines get to enjoy Charles Heidsieck in SIN - simply even more criminal!
 

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Phone calls don't even have to be extremely loud to be annoying, if they're made by Mr Important Businessman who can't sit still and has to pace up and down for 30 minutes while on the phone.
 

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Ugh, people watching videos without wearing headphones is another pet hate of mine. And quite often nobody will say or do anything about it. I even had a guy sitting across the aisle from me in Y on a redeye last week doing this - I wished someone would just give him a pair of headphones to make it stop.

Another thing that annoys me in airport lounges is people handling food from the buffet with their hands...
Should swing by a QF gate and grab a handful of headphones to hand out :p
 

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I can't decide between loud phone calls and people watching videos without headphones... and it's not the kids
Ugh, people watching videos without wearing headphones is another pet hate of mine....
Agree! Although I think people sometimes just don’t realise how much the sound carries. We were in the AY lounge at HEL one late evening when it was very quiet..except for the one person watching videos on their laptop with no earphones. I saw several people directing glaring looks her way but she was oblivious....until I went over and politely asked if she’d mind turning the volume down. :) She was startled but happy to comply...I think she just had no idea !
Andona
 

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I would ban crumbs on the carpet.....
Bit harsh wanting to ban @JohnK from lounges :)

This just happened to me the other week in the ADL QP. Sitting somewhere nice and quiet. Another group pull up at the next lot of seats and insist on having a loud conversation. They weren't even seppos!
 

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Can we introduce things as mandatory as well? Displaying walking times to gate next to flight info on monitors would be a good start.
 

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actually why cant we start a petition to enforce a ban on video / facetime over loudspeaker?

if enough people complian surely qf would think about it...
 

kiwitripper64

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actually why cant we start a petition to enforce a ban on video / facetime over loudspeaker?

if enough people complian surely qf would think about it...
If QF can ban thongs and shorts, they should be able to request no devises without headphones
 

Blinky

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Can we introduce things as mandatory as well? Displaying walking times to gate next to flight info on monitors would be a good start.
Very good point. They manage to do this in the Silver Kris Lounge at Changi. And a good thing as some gates can be 15 minute walks away.
 

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