Type of People in Departure Lounges

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Harpoon

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For work travel my attire is mostly determined by the weather of my destination. So for places up north, shorts, tshirt and runners. For NZ jeans and tshirt and jumper. Once arrived I wear a suit to the office but that's always in my bag for travel, UNLESS I've had to go straight from the office to the aiport or vise versa which is rare though. I always try to make sure I don't have to be in the office on the same day as travel.

I'm often unshaven as well when travelling, so it'd be fair to say I often look like a bit of a bum sitting in J, which gives me a thrill to some extent hehe. I love that look on faces sometimes when I'm in 1C looking like I just escaped from pentridge as people walk past my aisle seat. That eye people give you that says..."are you sure that's your seat?" Love it.

And who said travel is boring! ;)
 

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I'm often unshaven as well when travelling, so it'd be fair to say I often look like a bit of a bum sitting in J, which gives me a thrill to some extent hehe. I love that look on faces sometimes when I'm in 1C looking like I just escaped from pentridge as people walk past my aisle seat. That eye people give you that says..."are you sure that's your seat?" Love it.

And who said travel is boring! ;)

Same, why shave. :)
A day off is always good.
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Same, why shave. :)
A day off is always good.
E

Yeah I'm pretty lucky that work encourages us to 'travel responsibly' which means not doing red-eyes then working 12 hours the next day, which I know a lot of people do out of necessity. Plus i don;t necessarily see it as a day off - work is asking me to travel, so if it takes 9 hours to get there taking a whole day, so be it.

I don't mind travelling on a Sunday morning to be in the office on Monday, but I'll never travel Sunday Evening flight to get in past midnight or do a proper red-eye to get in at 6am. Nobody works effectively as a zombie the next day ;)

Anyway, bit off topic woops :p
 

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Whenever I am travelling, even to BKK, I am wearing smart business/casual attire. Not a suit but a business/casual shirt with pocket, pair of pleated trousers, black leather shoes and jacket.

The difference in dress code between T2 and T3 in SYD is very noticeable. I have also noticed a huge difference in the type of attire worn on DJ flights to QF flights.

Yes I know you should not judge a book by its cover but I do not feel comfortable when I am flying from T2 in SYD....
 

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Same day travel and work I'd be in whatever dress code the client requires. That would mean suit or casual.

Travelling off days, I'll dress very comfortably for the destination. So this may mean shorts, t-shirt and thongs for warm locations like hong kong to trackie dax, jumper and runners for tokyo.

dress codes be damned, i'm melbourne through and through :mrgreen:


A few years ago I screwed up departure times SIN/LHR/ARLanda and forgot to retrieve my day bag from my luggage (I was running around Singapore like a madman filling Mrs! orders) as I checked through Changi.

I got to LHR and it was -3 and sleeting, had to bus between terminals...

ARLanda was -9 and snowing...

I was in shorts, thongs and a Tee (and a Hugo Boss jacket purchased at LHR). The looks I got from the BA Lounge staff are etched in my memory forever - the BA dragon even asked if I felt I was suitably dressed for the lounge - I bit my tongue...

Not every slob in the QC (or others) are tourists!! :) (meant in the nicest possible way)

My work atire, anything from a suit to jeans and a polo (Hi Viz) and I don't dress to impress whilst flying!

Mr!

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My attire:
"Casual" = jeans + collared polo/short sleeve/long sleeve with casual design
"Work" = "Casual", except shirt has to look somewhat formal-ish; perhaps substitute jeans for trousers
"Business" = trousers + long sleeve business cut shirt; tie optional
"Formal" ~= "Business"; anything more formal (e.g. tuxedo) and - what the....what are you doing flying in that??!! ("Just Married" and "Just Stumbled Out Of A Formal Event" situations excepted)

Frankly, if the lounge dragon wants to make a statement about what I'm wearing, I'd be very surprised. I don't care whether it's 32 degrees Celcius or 32 degrees Fahrenheit outside, or whether I'm at 30 degrees south or north of the Equator. I think I dress fairly well for travel - some people would probably say overdressed. Then again, I'd listen to how the lounge manager says their statement: they may be joking/making banter, in which case an equally comical repartee will be exchanged.

On the other hand, you can tell which ones are trying to be more pretentious...more "What on earth do you think you are doing here?" In which case if I do not see fit to control myself a less pleasant repartee will be imparted :mad:. Fortunately, the latter situation has not occurred yet.
 

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I wear as I please, even if it is wearing board shorts, t shirt and a pair of thongs in the lounges ;)

Guess I must have passed the lounge dragon just like you did :D
 

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The looks I got from the BA Lounge staff are etched in my memory forever - the BA dragon even asked if I felt I was suitably dressed for the lounge - I bit my tongue...

Luckily I have only EVER gone through LHR twice. And I actively avoid LHR when European trips come up. Sadly, one of my Hong Kong friends wants to get married in Scotland, so may not be able to give it a miss.

And is I got a comment like that, it would depend on my mood and why I was dressed like that. Which reminds me to check what the various dress codes are for airline lounges.

As I said again, Melbourne establishments are not very fussed about dress codes. I had a nice dinner at Vue De Monde in summer in a t-shirt, shorts and crocs. Totally beside the point that I spent about 1200 for 2 for that dinner.

Sometimes my shorts, t-shirt and shoes may cost as much as an Armani suit.
 

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As long as you comply with the Qantas Lounge terms and conditions:

10.7 Smart, casual dress standards apply at all times. Individual Qantas Club lounge managers will have discretion to alter these standards if circumstances warrant.

Others might have, but I have yet to see any QP personnel speak to any member/guest concerning their dress code.
 

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As long as you comply with the Qantas Lounge terms and conditions:

10.7 Smart, casual dress standards apply at all times. Individual Qantas Club lounge managers will have discretion to alter these standards if circumstances warrant.

Others might have, but I have yet to see any QP personnel speak to any member/guest concerning their dress code.

Goes off to pack a pair of jeans in his backpack...:D
 

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Have been in the QF/BA/CX/JL Flounges in shorts/t-shirt/runners a number of times, not even looked at, even in Japan they didn't look at me strange, but it was hot hot hot !!! 29 degrees at 11pm at night and again when returning at 9am in the morning also 29 (nice that they have LCD temp signs as you pull into the arrival drop off).
Didn't really notice what everybody else was wearing, mostly suits i think :-|

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The looks I got from the BA Lounge staff are etched in my memory forever - the BA dragon even asked if I felt I was suitably dressed for the lounge...

It would be a very brave or foolhardy lounge dragon who asked that of me!

":)Gee, sweetheart, I dunno... Since my monthly spend on airfares is probably about the same as your annual salary, I don't think your opinion really matters all that much, does it?:)"
 

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":)Gee, sweetheart, I dunno... Since my monthly spend on airfares is probably about the same as your annual salary, I don't think your opinion really matters all that much, does it?:)"


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One thing I notice flying DJ and wandering the halls there seem to more "20-somethings" flying them than either families or "traditional" suits.

I have also noticed a change in QF over the last 7 years. When I first started travel to rural NSW in 2001, I'd be coming home via SYD, and when I got onto peak hour SYD-MEL flight it would be all suits except me in jeans (or on occassions shorts) and polo shirt. Get on the same flight today, I'm sure there'd be fewer ties, fewer suits and lot more jeans.
 

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Hi everyone,

It just struck me the other day that even though I fly through Brisbane 8 or 9 times a year, I haven't been in the Qantas Pier for over 5 years.

Which got me thinking, is there a noticeable difference in the type of people in a Virgin Blue or Jetstar terminal and a Qantas terminal. The way I see it, most families and travellers in general will go for the airline with the lowest prices (DJ and JQ).
You seem to be presuming that DJ will have lower fares than QF (since QF and JQ compete rarely, I am ignoring this one).

They are quite often similar, and QF CAN be cheaper.

(Apologies, I came straight in and corrected this erroneous post, not sure if others have already done so. I had to do it as soon as I saw it).

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One thing I notice flying DJ and wandering the halls there seem to more "20-somethings" flying them than either families or "traditional" suits.

I have also noticed a change in QF over the last 7 years. When I first started travel to rural NSW in 2001, I'd be coming home via SYD, and when I got onto peak hour SYD-MEL flight it would be all suits except me in jeans (or on occassions shorts) and polo shirt. Get on the same flight today, I'm sure there'd be fewer ties, fewer suits and lot more jeans.

I think this could be largely in part to the increased travel by people in the mining industry, where a tie is often not required even in corporate office.

Evan, funny you should mention that regarding the lounge in NRT. I was in the J lounge, and a guy was walking around with no shoes on! Maybe it's the norm these days, but I'm not so sure...
 

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Evan, funny you should mention that regarding the lounge in NRT. I was in the J lounge, and a guy was walking around with no shoes on! Maybe it's the norm these days, but I'm not so sure...

Not sure about that but in Japan you know you have inside shoes and outside shoes :) yes they look the same in a lot of cases, but if you goto the gym in your runners you should then change to your "inside" runners !!! very strange.

I can sort of understand slippers inside a house etc, but the gym example just amazed me when if first had to do it.

E
 
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