Cathay Pacific - The Marco Polo Club
Member since 07 Jul 2017
Total posts 4
I visited the Qantas lounge in Singapore yesterday and was told that from the end of the month it's no longer possible forÂ MEN to wear shorts in Qantas lounges.Â The lounge member indicated that this had always been the case and they were merely going to strictly enforce it from the end of the month.Â My understanding was beachwear (ie. boardshorts) are a no-go but dress shorts and aÂ polo were ok -Â instead pants + t-shirt willÂ keep them happy.
The poor fellow had to explain it toÂ virtually everyone comingÂ in, including an older couple who couldn't seem to understand that it would be ok for her to keep wearing shorts but the husband would have to wear pants from now on.Â
The lounge member indicated that this was published on the Qantas website but I can't seem to find anything indicating the sharper rules?Â
Anyone else encountering this at other lounges?
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 14 Mar 2017
Total posts 149
Gotta keep the riff-raff out, no matter how much they've paid...
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 02 Jan 2015
Total posts 20
No Shorts in Singapore. Are you serious ? I wear smart shorts to meeting's when I'm there. Luckily the Emirates flight from Melbourne works the best for me so I'll stick to that for the time being so long as the Emirates Lounge don't mind my shorts
Member since 25 Mar 2014
Total posts 198
That's a bit silly in a tropical climate.
Member since 02 Sep 2015
Total posts 18
Im a regular visitor to the Qantas Singapore lounge and the dress standard has dropped. Just a few week ago I saw a family of 4 come in all wearing shorts and the 2 kids were wearing thongs. The farther was in shorts, tshirt and open sandles. The people wearing shorts in the lounge is ok but old t-shirts that i would not clean my car with is not a good look. Qantas, Yes I would like to see the dress standard improved in all lounges.
Member since 24 Oct 2010
Total posts 992
I can't see the sense in not allowing shorts in Singapore of all places, but I do feel there's room for a dress standard to permit 'dress shorts' or at the very least apply an overall standard of clothing being clean and presentable, rather people turning up as if they're at the footie. This is an airport lounge – a shared 'public' space – not a backyard BBQ.
Member since 04 Nov 2011
Total posts 196
I think shorts with a polo as an example would be most appropriate, particularly in Singapore. I am all for dress codes, but they need to factor geographic locations when enforcing them.
Member since 18 Nov 2015
Total posts 110
"Just a few week ago I saw a family of 4 come in all wearing shorts and the 2 kids were wearing thongs. The farther was in shorts, tshirt and open sandles."
They bought their tickets, they knew what they were getting into, I say, make them wear something half decent!
Member since 10 Jul 2017
Total posts 86
who cares what other people wear? dont sweat the small stuff
Member since 23 May 2014
Total posts 19
Hmmm... I always wear dress shorts and a polo or shirt when travelling longhaul.. and often flip flops in the warmer countries. Would hate to be in transit, looking for a shower, and be told no deal due to a dress code...
Member since 27 Nov 2014
Total posts 22
I assume Qantas is fine with "business casual" in the lounge.
Member since 05 Nov 2017
Total posts 1
yet in the domestic business lounges it appears to be OK for women to wear yogawear from top to bottom (including running shoes)
Member since 12 Aug 2017
Total posts 31
Damn! My valet hates ironing my tuxedo but as I'm flying BNE > CNS on QF business class I guess we'll have no option.
Member since 30 Jun 2017
Total posts 9
I think smart shorts are fine in the tropics. no need to be so melodramatic.
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