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QF Domestic J Lounge - Dress Code

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justinbrett

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I'm SG and I've finally decided to redeem some points (currently have 250,000, never used any) to upgrade a MEL-BNE flight on Friday. Was booked on a relatively cheap fare so the 12,000 points was a good deal, IMO.

I have flown J several times before both domestic and international, and happy that there is no strict dress code in the J cabin (I dress very casual, but smart).

However I'm slightly concerned about the dress code in the J lounge (I've never been before). Given it's going to be the last Friday night before Christmas and quite possibly f'n hot in Mel, will I get away with a collared shirt, tailored shorts and sandals? I don't really have much else with me so I probably don't have a choice.

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The main rule is that you have to be dressed; beyond that you should be fine

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Just a word of warning - you are about to get flamed with two sets of very conflicting views - mostly about how people should look smart (and travel isnt what it used to be) and how dress code doesnt matter (and "my" casual trousers cost more than your entire wardrobe).

Personally - I dress to be comfortable and don't care if that offends or not. I havent worn shorts but that is just because I havent had a chance.
 

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Shorts are certainly considered well dressed in BNE.
Last month in QP at BKK several pax in stubbies and thongs.Yet when they wanted to use their phones they walked to the phone area unlike the "suits" who should have been the ones kicked out for "annoying the neighbours"(sorry but I just love the phone announcement on the limousine bus from NRT).
 

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If I was CL I would not be interested in a Dress code - if you are that important to be invited then you can wear what you want I would think...
 

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Shorts are certainly considered well dressed in BNE.
Last month in QP at BKK several pax in stubbies and thongs.Yet when they wanted to use their phones they walked to the phone area unlike the "suits" who should have been the ones kicked out for "annoying the neighbours"(sorry but I just love the phone announcement on the limousine bus from NRT).

Well being from Brisbane myself I know shorts are fine up there, I've also recently come back from a 3 year stint in Darwin where you could go to a nightclub in board shorts and thongs at 2am.

If I were making the flight in the other direction (BNE - MEL) I wouldn't have even bothered asking. I just find Victorians look at you funny if you are wearing shorts and aren't at the beach.
 

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If I was CL I would not be interested in a Dress code - if you are that important to be invited then you can wear what you want I would think...

Perhaps... but it's as high brow as you will find in terms of lounge standards in Oz
 

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I havent worn shorts but that is just because I havent had a chance.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again - if you have to go down one of those canvas escape-slides in a pair of shorts, you'll probably need skin-grafts on your calves. Not a good look. Avoid shorts, at least on takeoff and landing. Thongs too...
 

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or in the days gone by when a bowtie was considered de rigueur in the Chairman's Lounge
 

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That's funny the bouncer at the Vic on Darwin told me no reefs on Saturday night. :eek: :D

as a fellow qlder I just put the strange looks down to Victorians being strange. ;) but I think you be ok if subtley dressed as described.
 

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That's funny the bouncer at the Vic on Darwin told me no reefs on Saturday night. :eek: :D

as a fellow qlder I just put the strange looks down to Victorians being strange. ;) but I think you be ok if subtley dressed as described.

Actually you're quite right, after 8pm you needed an ankle strap (ie, Sandals etc). You could get in before that though and just stay in.

Those were the days...
 

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Shorts will be fine as I often travel in shorts and t shirt as I prefer comfort over style when travelling (and honestly who I am trying to impress)

NYCguy....the last thing I will be thinking if I am exiting the plane via the chute will be "damn that stings" I will be too preoccupied with "holy s&^t I am going to die";) (and I guess your name will change to CDGguy soon)

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Not meaning to offend in any way, and it is just my observation, but I would have to say, in my experience, that most people in the business lounges in SYD and BNE at the times I travel are very well dressed*. It is very rare to find a person in the business lounges dressed in anything less than smart casual.

Obviously the Qantas lounges are a different story and as with everything on an online forum YMMV....

* very well dressed = smart casual or business attire.
 

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I've said it before, and I'll say it again - if you have to go down one of those canvas escape-slides in a pair of shorts, you'll probably need skin-grafts on your calves. Not a good look. Avoid shorts, at least on takeoff and landing. Thongs too...

My sister says she'll still wear shorts domestically ;-)

But to answer the question, shorts and a shirt are fine.
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Times have changed. As Hayden said, anything above the borat "one piece" will suffice. If your a WP or J ticket, you have access to the J Lounge, may as well make the most out of it.
 
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or in the days gone by when a bowtie was considered de rigueur in the Chairman's Lounge

They were just following Great Leader!

 

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I just find Victorians look at you funny if you are wearing shorts and aren't at the beach.

Just put on your best skinny black jeans, black vest and skinny tie on a 40 degree day and you'll blend right in...
 
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