Poor form or normal?

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TheRealTMA

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In BNE lounge this evening on DXB Flight, fellow in lounge keeps going to various bars and walking back with bottles covered in paper to put in his carry on. At least 2 bottles of scotch so far.:)

Fair? Pushing it? Normal?
 

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I may have swiped a few of those fancy hand-sewn cotton teabags from the Krisflyer lounge in Singapore before but I wouldn't have the nerve (or even the idea) to flog whole bottles of booze!
 
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Too funny.

He'll be having a very good flight, assume he'll be pouring his own.

I think is a common happening, the lounge is no different to other public places where everything seems to open for takeaway!

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are we allowed to take bottles of water from the lounge for the upcoming flight?
 

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I think the spirits are off limits.

Bottle of water. Can of coke. Bottle of beer. What does it matter?
 

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IMO - out of line.
I saw a guy try this in a hotel lounge in Tokyo once & after I told him what I thought about his greed, the polite hotel staff also reprimanded him.
 

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That's what you get for not having a dedicated F lounge!
 
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I saw it happen once, in one of the Heathrow BA lounges. In that case, it was a group of drunken young men. But I agree with others that it is plain theft.
 

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Theft, and should be treated (reported) as such.

Theft can be hard to establish in a situation such as this and I doubt if the police would really be interested in a low level allegation such as this.

Much easier to eject the people concerned from the lounge citing breach of membership/entry conditions and follow up with a warning that a repeat will see the total forfeiture of any points/benefits etc of their airline membership and being permanently banned from all of the airline's lounges.

Of course having their travel cancelled because there are concerns about their drinking will give the message some immediacy.
 

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Theft can be hard to establish in a situation such as this and I doubt if the police would really be interested in a low level allegation such as this.

Much easier to eject the people concerned from the lounge citing breach of membership/entry conditions and follow up with a warning that a repeat will see the total forfeiture of any points/benefits etc of their airline membership and being permanently banned from all of the airline's lounges.

Yep, that sounds like treating it as theft after it has been reported to the airline :)

Still, I wonder what the police guidelines are regarding what they do and don't respond to, when it comes to petty crimes.
A rock through our front window when no-one was home? No. Theft of $50 through a fraudulent online transaction when the identity of the person committing fraud was known and could be verified? No. Theft of phones when their locations can be tracked? According to news reports, no.

On one hand, I can understand this, as these situations would involve a lot of hassle and time spent for cases with no real danger to the public and a low chance of any conviction, but on the other hand, it seems to leave plenty of scope for a determined thief to get away with a lot, as long as it is done in small doses and without violence.
 

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Absolute disgrace I would have informed the lounge staff and agree it is technically theft, and the perpetrator should have been reported to the police.
 
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