Member since 21 Apr 2012
Total posts 2,058
Is the path from the Qantas Club door to the Domestic Business Lounge door at Melbourne a queue or walkway?
There were these three large people strolling/lumbering their way down to the door of the Business Lounge this morning, as if they were taking a walk in the park.
Not wanting to disrupt migration of the Serengeti, I overtook the migrating herd and made my way to the Domestic Business lounge desk.
One of the members of the party took offence and made a shrill comment at the desk behind me, when he eventually arrived, which I didn't realised was aimed at me until I started to walk away.
Not happy that he didn't get a response, he came up to me at the coffee queue and asked if he could jump this queue, a legitimate queue I might add. He then went on to say how I embarrassed myself. Although frankly I thought he was embarrassing himself.
So what do people think? Is the pathway from the QC door to the Domestic Business Lounge door a queue or a walkway? How many meters before the door of the Domestic Business lounge, where trespassing in front of others is considered queue jumping?
I love and respect queues. But when is a walkway a queue?
Member since 27 Jan 2016
Total posts 40
Walkway definitely, and you're right he is just trying to make a thing about nothing. I hope his plane was delayed.
Emirates Airlines - Skywards
Member since 30 Nov 2015
Total posts 419
What an unsavory experience for you so early in the morning. Perhaps they had just had their Samsung Galaxy Note 7's taken off them... Hope those waddling Captains of Industry weren't too put out by your overtaking bounds of energy. I would have clipped them with my wheel on as well, oops, sorry about that Chiefs.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 04 Nov 2011
Total posts 220
Cant for the life of me see how that is a queue.
Member since 05 Oct 2016
Total posts 3
How bizzare. But then again so many people to tend to wander around the QantasClub as if it was their own lounge room, whereas it is a busy airport, and just a stop off pub for many of us.
Thanks everyone for your responses and reaffirming the fact that I've not gone completely mad...at least on this front!
You may have been perceived as upsetting their pecking order. Some of those old fuddy duddies think they are still at the Melbourne Club from the night before.
Member since 07 Feb 2015
Total posts 144
It's definitely not a queue and fair enough if you cut in within 3-5 metres of the door, them is a bit rude, but in your case, those guys were just pure inconsiderate and stupid. Some people are so up themselves, just because one can access the bus lounge, it doesn't mean he/she is the king/queen of the sky/lounge. If I were there, I would have totally backed you up and tell those guys to piss off. If they think they are so important, maybe they should work harder to get a Chairman club invitation so we 'ordinary' guys wont' have to mix with those arrogant prats.
I just love the fact that the Chairman's Club is so exclusive they have 'comped' about 105 memberships to our 'Pollies', can't see any decent Private Club comping anyone's membership dues, you could be admitting all sorts of trouble.
Member since 17 Jun 2011
Total posts 12
The more I travel the less surprised I am by the people and (lack of) manners I encounter. I've had all sorts of encounters with fellow PAX that rank from slightly bizarre to downright disgusting.
Member since 29 Nov 2013
Total posts 454
I don't think it has anything to do with them having access to the Qantas Business lounge.
Member since 11 Oct 2014
Total posts 396
TRB - this is tongue in cheek. You NEED to get out more!
It's a sad lament and commentary on the lack of simple manners and courtesy, in my view. These days, way-too-often, do we see people wandering aimlessly down the street, totally oblivious to people around them .. and either chatting to their friends or staring into a cellphone in their 'own' entitled bubble.
Growing up, like many others, I learnt to 'keep to the left' if I was obstructing others. It's a clear message that was last re-enforced as a 'courtesy' notice during the 2000 Sydney Olympics. I would be one of the happiest people in Australia if State Governments or Tourism Australia would resurrect this basic message to the general public.
By the way, if it happens again .. a 'subtle drop of some olive oil on a shiny floor and an accidental nudge' could work wonders - er, just kidding.
So, to answer your question: "Is the pathway from the QC door to the Domestic Business Lounge door a queue or a walkway?" Answer: Only if you recline without notice.
Nice answer kimshep...I was leaning more to the classic scene from Pulp Fiction... 'Say what again...' you know the rest. Sayin!
Member since 23 Feb 2015
Total posts 266
Hilarious, I was there this morning (was on the 7am to Sydney) and thought I overheard a conversation along these lines. Please don't tell me it happened twice!
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 22 Apr 2013
Total posts 36
Hah! Ignore them. They're everywhere. Just exhale, mutter "I hate people" under your breath and walk away. Well, try to. It's hard not to retaliate.
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