Isn't it time that airlines start mandating a dress code for lounges and probably in the premium cabins of planes?

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crosscourt

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Ha ha ha ... domestically yes dear sir but not internationally :) Seriously though, i dont know if there is a dress code ruling anymore. I'd like to know. Maybe it is about time these so-called "famous folk" are pulled into line. Look at the behavious of that Bieber idiot but that's anjother topic. In the Executive Lounge at the Conrad in Hong Kong and Singapore they stipulate a dress code and 98% adhere to it. In my view there should be a separate section for Plat1 and CL in QF lounge in Singapore. Im sure I'll get shouted down for that :).

Ben84

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Member since 23 Jan 2013

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I think you can look classy in a pair of designer slip ons (for men) and open toed sandals (for women). People should leave thongs for popping out to the shops or the beach though. 

People can still be poorly dressed even if wearing 'proper' attire. 

I like to dress up for a flight - I figure if I'm occupying a First class suite or a Business class seat then I should at least look like I belong there. 

In fact, I suspect being well dressed is what helped me (partly) score an upgrade from J to F on my last overseas flight. 

crosscourt

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I agree with what you are saying. There is poorly dressed and there is scruffiness.

am

Member since 15 Apr 2011

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Personally I couldn't care less what other people chose to wear. It has no impact on me whatsoever.

So long as you're all showered, wearing an acceptable level of odour relief (that goes both ways - most people wear far too much) and display decent manners (including the moving of bags off seats during busy periods and keeping your phone calls to a minimum), I really couldn't care less. I'd rather share the lounge with 100 courteous beach goers (complete with beach balls and body boards) than a single arrogant wanker. 

crosscourt

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delighted you have an opinion but from your language can't say you'd be one of the "100 courteous beach goers"

am

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Good on you for making such snap judgements, both here and in the lounge. 

I'm sure the vast majority would agree that a single bloke (drenched in cheap smelling lynx deodorant) shouting down his phone while smashing away at his keyboard is more annoying than a quiet couple wearing (prepare yourself) -thongs- sitting in the corner enjoying their holiday. 

MHerbert

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I'm probably in this camp as well... nothing worse than getting off a 12 hour flight, waiting in the lounge to board another 8+ hour flight that departs at an ungodly hour only to have the guy sitting next to you in the lounge talking for 2 hours on his phone... in the quiet area of the lounge!

He could've been dressed in a Tom Ford suit for all I cared, but he'd have been less of a wanker had he shown a little spatial awareness and been wearing Ugg Boots, in my opinion.

That said, I'll dress differently for QF First Lounge than I would for domestic Virgin Lounge etc.
Perhaps that's just because my Plat status is only newly minted so I still feel I need to look the part? 

crosscourt

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well if you are flying in the USA be prepared becaus ehe FAA has now approved passengers using personal mobiles in flight.

Andy B

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People with not enough or too much deoderant are bad enough in lounges but what about in flight (in Economy of course).......

MHerbert

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I also think that when I'm on the plane, I paid for the damn seat and I'll wear whatever I'd like to for comfort... although I'd never let bare feet be seen!

Flyman

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Can't even get into my local pub with flip flops on or a singlet. But seems to be fine for the loungers. Belive the QF club in Perth is now called 'The 'RSL'

Really

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Sydney is known as Mascot RSL.

mitchimus

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really don't care what other people wear...singlets, thongs...who cares it doesn't hurt me. Think polite behaviour is far more important - see plenty of people in suits n ties or 'well dressed' behaving like buffoons and making demands due to their self importantce. s to on plane dress code...you pay your money for comfort and amenity not to sit in a straight jacket of satorial elegance.

crosscourt

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I also don't pay my money to be looking at or being alongside scruffiness, bare feet etc in a confined area. As I stressed I am not for a minute suggesting collars and ties be the norm.

crosscourt

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I think things have gone off the point a bit. I am addressing appearance and the increasing issue of scruffiness. Things like manners, phone use in quiet areas, etc etc can be other topics an airline can enforce guidelines on. For goodness sake take some pride in oneself. You wouldnt wear thongs and singlets etc into a fine dining restaurant, if you tried to you'd be denied access, but at McDonalds there can be no complaints. Same applies here.

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