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Discussion in 'Your Questions' started by michaelblain, Jan 9, 2003.

  1. michaelblain

    michaelblain Junior Member

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    I am in the UK and pretty much fly in and out of LHR and Europe where BA very rarely ask for a Guest Pass when I take guests into the Lounges hence I have about 25 surplus ones which are coming up for expiration over the next 26 months.
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    Is there are market to get rid of these?
     
  2. thadocta

    thadocta Active Member

    There *is* a market on Ebay - but the only people who buy them are those who think it will get them into the lounge on its own (i.e. without a member accompanying them).

    I wouldn't bother trying to sell them, I have given some away, but I think their value is close to zero.

    Dave
     


  3. QF WP

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    I was trying to give some away through this forum, but nobody got back to me. Being Plat with fiancee Gold, neither of us need them...so second chance, does anybody need some - like Michael Blain and Dave, I certainly have no use for them
     
  4. donjsimons

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    Why would the guests want to go into such places? The way they swoop on the peanuts might give us some clue to their origin! Throw the passes away and give us important people a break!!
     
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    Donjsimons, oh how quickly you change your tune...quoting from the other thread in this area.

    So you are important but not an egotist?? Give us a break....
     


  6. icemann

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    I've got to say though, even though the 'dress code' for the QC lounge states 'smart casual' - I've noticed people walking in there in thongs and shorts, etc.

    Please, I'm no snob, but I would like to see that if people are going in there, they respect the dress code, because the other day, the BNE QC lounge looked like a heap of backpackers had just walked into it, when a group of 4 really scruffy looking guys came in wearing shorts and thongs. It's meant to be a business lounge, not a pub. There's a bar out in the concourse if you just want to come into the airport and get hammered before a flight.

    My whole point is - I wish people would consider other people when you go in there, and at least wear something clean and presentable ; it's just courteous.
     
  7. dajop

    dajop Senior Member

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    Well, pardon me, just because I don't work in an office all day long, I should stay down stairs in the bar.

    With over 100 Qantas flights a year I am just as entitled as you are to use the QC. Often I am transferring to a cityflyer service from a regional flight , after a day in the field I try to clean up at the regional airport if time & facilities allow. However this is not always possible and after a full day outside, (which can be hot and less than sparkling clean) I appreciate the use of a QC to freshen up (and sometimes shower if time permits).

    I do draw the line at thongs (although judging from what I saw whilst shopping in NY last April thongs are "in" again!), but I do consider shorts totally acceptable, especially in BNE!
     
  8. Rick93

    Rick93 Established Member

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    Scruffy?

    Icemann's got a valid point..... DRESSCODE.

    You would get passed the security guys at YOUR local RSL, if you didn't conform to the DRESSCODE! Yet, you MAY be a full Member (returned serviceman etc.) Why would you expect to get into the QC dressed 'outside' the dresscode?

    I was in the Gold Cost lounge one time, and a mother was asked (by staff) to take her 3-4 year old outside.... because the child was disturbing the 'ambience' of the Club...... I noticed a lady of 'senior years' had seemed annoyed with the child's occassional laughing loudly and playing!

    There are a number of reasons for refusing entry or asking people to leave.

    I think it's OK for staff to refuse entry, or ask people not conforming to the DRESSCODE to please leave. Even in Brisbane!
     
  9. thadocta

    thadocta Active Member

    As far as a screaming "argument for post-natal abortion" goes, I agree, it would be affecting the ambience of the lounge - people go there to relax before their flight, having a brat yelling and screming does nothing more than annoy people.

    But as far as dress codes go, I think they need to be looked at realistically.

    When in Queensland, I often wear shorts and a t-shirt, which strictly speaking is not within the dress code, since they are not "dress shorts".

    But you need to look at the climate involved, when I was in Townsville a few months back, the temperature was 33º and humidity was about 60% - anything OTHER than shorts would have been unreasonable (as it was, I was sweating like a pig).

    FWIW, I think the "dress code" should be seen as a guideline, with wide discretion allowed to staff. I would not allow football shorts, singlet and thongs into the lounge, for example, but I would certainly allow the shorts I usually wear (down to just above the knee) and a collared shirt, along with shoes and socks, into the lounge.

    The thing to remember - and to refer again to the previous post - is that it is pretty hard to block out a screaming brat, it is quite easy to block out someone whos clothes you don't like the look of (and which may be pretty subjective anyway).

    Dave
     
  10. icemann

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  11. Rick93

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    'screaming brat!'

    Actually, I didn't convey the scene accurately....
    The child wasn't 'screaming'.... the kid was simply playing with a ball and laughing and giggling a bit.... It was just that this 'stuck up' type socialite from the Gold Coast objected to children in general being in the Lounge at all!

    But, haven't you seen people in the 'cooler' climate areas wearing really inappropriate clothing? The shorts and t-shirt brigade really shouldn't be allowed in.... unless they're heading straight for the showers to change.

    I see your point about the 'hotter' climate areas though...

    Regards to all....
     
  12. shillard

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    Re: 'screaming brat!'


    Or straight to CNS, ASP, BNE.....?

    Sounds like a crock of crap to me. If I'm travelling for work in winter, you'll find me resplendid in my Hugo Boss great coat & suit (double breasted of course, I abhorr this button-up-to-the-throat fad), all I'm missing is a top-hat and a cape. I try to get in with my cane concealing a sword, but the security droids froth at the mouth.

    On holidays in summer? Cotton shorts and a polo shirt. Maybe even one with slogan like "Gun Control: Using both hands and hitting what you aim at".

    Far better to just ask for postcodes at the door, and boot those who don't measure up. :)

    Now if only we could get the vote taken back from those who don't own land.....
     
  13. Rick93

    Rick93 Established Member

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    laughing....

    I'm laughing....

    Great sense of humor there sir...... I'll just stand by the door, and take your coat. Thank you for allowing me into your club anyway.....

    YOURS FAITHFULLY....
     
  14. icemann

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    Re: 'screaming brat!'

    My apologies Gordon. I misunderstood.

    I've no problem with kids being in the lounge, that seems fairly harsh that they got booted out because a stuck up socialite complained.

    As long as the kids behave themselves, that's o.k. I take my hat off to people who also try and calm their babies down if they're crying, I know it's so difficult for them, and I commend them for showing courtesy to other patrons.

    That's what it all boils down to - courtesy. Personally, I can't stand people who think they're the ants pants and are arrogant with it, and unfortunately, some elite flyers believe that the gold / platinum badge gives them the right to be obnoxious. For these people, I would have expected better manners, given their 'apparent social standing'.

    And I can talk on that. I came from a working class family and served as a RAAF barman for 4 years and so I've seen a lot of things with respect to manners, and the nicest people to serve and talk to are the ones who don't necessarily believe that they are the most important, just because they're 'air commodore' or 'marshal'. Now, I'm a successful exec. I came from the bottom of the pile and went to the top through hard yards, but I always remember where I came from, so I have a lot of time for 'the little people'.

    Have to agree though, I have seen colder climate areas with people wearing inappropriate gear in the lounge.

     
  15. JakDac

    JakDac Junior Member

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    Bne to LA on Tues Dec 16 return Jan 11 from LA Guest passes

    Bne to LA on Tues Dec 16 return Jan 11 from LA Guest passes anyone got any spares Jak in Bne 0411357701
     
  16. icemann

    icemann Member

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    re: the peanuts of DonJSimons....

    That's nothing. Watch the 5-6pm rush in MEL QC lounge and the way that the corporate suits on the MEL-SYD flights swoop on the 'pastizzis' (tiny puff pastry pasties).

    FWIW, I actually tried one because I wondered what was in them. I was not impressed and wondered what all the fuss was about, because it was only Feta and spinach.

    Give me some MEAT. :)
     
  17. thadocta

    thadocta Active Member

    You should pop into CBR then - they have meatballs, with just the right amount of heat (as in spice) added to make sure that people do not have too many.

    Dave
     
  18. HardieBoys

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    I'm perfectly happy to see people in the QC wear t shirts and shorts, or t shirts and jeans, though I do draw the line at lime green caftans. Or anything by Donatella Versace.
     
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