Why on earth would anyone feel the need to BYO food and drink onto a flight if they were travelling in F with CX?i can totally understand this! The food in the QFi J lounge goes within about 1 minute of it being put out. I don't blame people for piling their plates up. If you snooze you lose (takes a long time for the next dish of stuff to come out).
A random date HKG-JFK round trip in F = 11-18 December returns a fare of HKD252,286. Around AUD47000. It's possible these pax actually pay that fare and CX is willing to 'entertain' their foibles. CX has probably done the cost-benefit calculations
Guilty as charged, we honeymooned there and I did slip 2 bottles in my luggage on the way back home.All inclusive resorts like Bedarra Island also cop a real hiding on checkout. It was pretty obvious some people were lugging bottles of everything .... the clinking was a deadset give away.
.........and they let you board after consuming a full bottle? At least after that you wouldn't care if you were in Y or J (or possibly remember)I must put my hand up and admit to being one of the scum.
I have no interest in food, but many a time I have taken custody of a full bottle of whatever swill (Gentlemans Jack, etc) and delightedly consumed this in the gala event of being in a lounge. And the staff will never say boo about it.
But sheer food? How many sandwiches can you actually want?? I get my booze thing - you just want no limits. But real food items? that is just wrong, even for me.
Maybe you're just not hungry.I don't really get it. On my last trip, I ate nothing in the QF BNE J Lounge (it was a 5am flight in J), ate nothing on board - but I was transferring to the SYD FLounge, and happy to wait to eat there, and at a more reasonable hour. When I arrived in LA, only went to the Flagship lounge to shower, then went to the Eagle's Nest lounge as the flight was delayed by 30 mins after I arrived at the satellite terminal. Also ate nothing in that lounge, and perhaps had some chips on the flight up to PDX. Similar story on my flights back.
On family trips, we've often used hotel lounges as somewhere to have a pre-dinner drink, and for Little Miss to snack/have dinner from the snacks before we go out (so she doesn't get hangry or pouty if her preferred kind of food isn't available at dinner). Not as a way to pile up as much "free" food as possible.