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Should there be a dress code of some description in lounges?

I was in the Singapore lounge on Friday night in the meal section. The food was beautiful, very good selection, lovely presentation.

The staff there are very attentive and very good service.

Sitting there having a meal, when in comes the blokes, with singlets, shorts and thongs and start to down their bourbon and cokes.

The best thing for me to do was just get up and go, no use sitting there having to endure that.

Am I being a prude, or is this acceptable these days?

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Agree, not a pleasant environment and I'd leave too. Unfortunately enforcing a 'dress+behavioral' code is something that's not going to happen. Many threads here attest to that.

Another reason for abandoning the QF SIN lounge in favour of another (such as EK if you can manage it). No guarantee of sanctuary (as JohnK attested recently) but much bigger probability.

Watch out - HKG is next.

Edit: That said, a 'no thongs or flip-flops' rule would be easily enforceable at the door and should screen out many of the bogans.
 

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Agree, not a pleasant environment and I'd leave too. Unfortunately enforcing a 'dress+behavioral' code is something that's not going to happen. Many threads here attest to that.

Another reason for abandoning the QF SIN lounge in favour of another (such as EK if you can manage it). No guarantee of sanctuary (as JohnK attested recently) but much bigger probability.

Watch out - HKG is next.

Edit: That said, a 'no thongs or flip-flops' rule would be easily enforceable at the door and should screen out many of the bogans.

I wore thongs into a lounge the other day. Why? Because it was 40C and it took 90 mins of public transport to get there, and there was no way I was wearing closed shoes. Doesn't make me a bogan, and had no effect on my behaviour.
 
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I wore things into a lounge the other day. Why? Because it was 40C and it took 90 mins of public transport to get there, and there was no way I was wearing closed shoes. Doesn't make me a bogan, and had no effect on my behaviour.

Agree, and apologies for the wrong implication. But as a "general rule" it seems like the best 'yes/no' discriminator.
 

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Déjà vu, anyone?
 

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Sitting there having a meal, when in comes the blokes, with singlets, shorts and thongs and start to down their bourbon and cokes.

The best thing for me to do was just get up and go, no use sitting there having to endure that.

Am I being a prude, or is this acceptable these days?

Cheers,

How does the way someone else is dressed affect your enjoyment of the lounge (excluding extremes of being semi-naked).

If it is the behaviour, eg wildly drunk, loud, swearing etc, then this has nothing to do with dress code. Plus a person in a suit or fancy dress drinking wine could be equally offensive in their behaviour.
 

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How does the way someone else is dressed affect your enjoyment of the lounge (excluding extremes of being semi-naked).

If it is the behaviour, eg wildly drunk, loud, swearing etc, then this has nothing to do with dress code. Plus a person in a suit or fancy dress drinking wine could be equally offensive in their behaviour.

My thoughts exactly.

I flew last week in business class wearing shorts and a t-shirt. Why? Because I was going to the beach and it was >30 degrees. Today I'm also flying Business and am wearing jeans and a long sleeve collared shirt - why? Because it's 16 degrees where I am today.

I fly dressed for comfort during the flight and my destination. I've got a lot more important things to worry about than what people are wearing - as long as they don't smell.
 

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I call prude - you make no mention of their behaviour, so why would you get up and leave if there weren't any issues behaviour wise?

Dress code can really be a facade when you consider anyone can be rude and obnoxious no matter what they are wearing.
 

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How does the way someone else is dressed affect your enjoyment of the lounge (excluding extremes of being semi-naked).

If it is the behaviour, eg wildly drunk, loud, swearing etc, then this has nothing to do with dress code. Plus a person in a suit or fancy dress drinking wine could be equally offensive in their behaviour.

Do you get off the plane if the bloke sitting next to you is in short, T shirt and thongs ?

It could even happen in J as some had attested.

I don't mind an upgrade to your J spot if you choose to leave.

It's the behavior that counts.

Suits who ogle, leer and/or are boisterous on their mobile recounting their recent exploits are more objectionable.
 

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I call prude - you make no mention of their behaviour, so why would you get up and leave if there weren't any issues behaviour wise?

Dress code can really be a facade when you consider anyone can be rude and obnoxious no matter what they are wearing.

hear hear!! many have 'conditioned' themselves to 'pre judge' others purely by 'sight'.... 'clothes' DON'T maketh the man(woman) ... 'demeanor' DOES ... we've all heard the sayings "it's what's inside that counts" & "never judge a book by its cover"
 

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Sitting there having a meal, when in comes the blokes, with singlets, shorts and thongs and start to down their bourbon and cokes.

The best thing for me to do was just get up and go, no use sitting there having to endure that.

What was it that you were having to endure? Now if they sat down and started to drink your Bourbon and Coke... :D
 

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Should there be a dress code of some description in lounges?

I was in the Singapore lounge on Friday night in the meal section. The food was beautiful, very good selection, lovely presentation.

The staff there are very attentive and very good service.

Sitting there having a meal, when in comes the blokes, with singlets, shorts and thongs and start to down their bourbon and cokes.

The best thing for me to do was just get up and go, no use sitting there having to endure that.

Am I being a prude, or is this acceptable these days?

Cheers,

it's prudish :)

the SIN lounge is essentially a paid (or otherwise acquired) economy class lounge with a few business class passengers. Passengers in economy class want to dress for comfort and that's understandable.

Unless the clothing is offensive, or said clothing allows the expose of inappropriate body bits (for example diseased manky toe nails) i don't see a problem with comfort. Those passengers have paid their fare and paid for entrance just like anyone else.

Times have changed. I'm afraid if you want some chance of higher standards (not guaranteed) it might come down to buying a first class ticket on SQ :)
 

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Sounds like someone on a cheap Jetstar ticket.

So if it is 38C the only way to be comfortable it to wear singlet, shorts and thongs?

P.S If I could walk around with my eyes closed or looking down at the ground all the time then I would do it in a heartbeat....
 

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My last trip back from BKK I was flying J and wore shorts, shirt and runners. I don't care if you were offended. I'm a quiet traveller who doesn't drink and enjoys the lounge.

IMHO you should only be concerned about my apparel if it exposes unacceptable bits. And my behaviour if it is offensive.

I've worn shorts etc into the SIN J/F lounge with no problems.

I say judge the person by their behaviours not their appearance.
 

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My last trip back from BKK I was flying J and wore shorts, shirt and runners.
To be fair I can only guess the OP is describing trashy looking type of clothing.

I have seen how you dress. I dont think you wear singlets, shorts and thongs in the way the OP is describing them.

And yes it is none of my business....
 

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Am I the only one that thought the OP was referring to underwear thongs? :p
 

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I do not think you are being a prude. There is a difference between wearing a t-shirt, collared or not, and a singlet top. There is also a difference between wearing dress sandals and thongs. If some one is dressed in t-shirt, shorts and sandals or runners I would hardly notice, but singlet top, shorts and thongs I would feel the same as you.

It it is time that a dress standard was put in place and ENFORCED in all Qantas clubs.

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