Qantas lounge dress code at international lounges?

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longwayround

Delta Air Lines - SkyMiles

Member since 11 Jun 2018

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I am flying out ex Syd on Fiji Airways J next week to the US. I have a 6 hour layover and plan on using the QF J lounge in T1. Generally an Etihad flyer, I am accustomed to wearing a fashionable blend of Adidas, Under Armour and thongs into lounges inc the First Class lounge whether booked in Y, J or F.


I was wondering if anyone had an update on what Qantas is considering appropriate for lounge access nowadays? Reading the website, the dress guidelines are said to be applicable to domestic lounges ... however, I suspect International will adopt similar standards.

whoppersandwich

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

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I think heading in with shoes on would be a safer bet, though it would appear that swapping your shoes for thongs once inside may work based on what I’ve heard...

freshthoughts

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best to just have a comfy clothes (like PJ's) in your carry on and wear nicer clothes into the airport and the lounge

patrickk

Qantas

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I think PJs and flip flops despite what they are now euphemistically called called: 'sleep suits' or 'under armour', are still a big no-no.

Chris Chamberlin

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As you read on the website, the dress code applies only to domestic lounges, not international.

ausJCP

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International does not adopt similar guidelines; they have a far more relaxed approach to guest attire. I suspect this is largely to conform with oneworld partner policies. The international lounges have a greater volume of partner elites that wouldn't know the dress codes / have different cultural norms in terms of appearance. These lounges are also likely to see travelers transiting from long haul flights in active-wear or sleep-wear.

jmphoto

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

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I have to agree with freshthoughts. You're flying J - what's wrong with dressing well? It's hardly an athletic journey.

longwayround

Delta Air Lines - SkyMiles

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Thanks everyone - much appreciated!



AJW

Member since 16 Nov 2011

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I have to agree with freshthoughts. You're flying J - what's wrong with dressing well? It's hardly an athletic journey.

By the same token it isn’t a fashion parade either. And ones clothes provided there are no offensive slogans have zero effect on other passengers.

Bondi

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AJW you don't speak on my behalf! I don't want to see people's bare midriffs, muffin tops, or dirty feet when I'm in the lounge. It turns me off my food. And besides it doesn't cost a lot of money these days to look presentable and be respectful.

brettepi

Member since 10 Jul 2017

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i normally wear kmart tracksuits however with the qantas lounge i don my myer tracksuit

Joe

Member since 03 May 2013

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Transiting through DXB with QF in the past, it was always quite telling while in the F lounge at DXB....you could spot the Aussie travellers a mile away dressed like they were going on a Himalayan trek. This was compared to the generally smart/sophisticated dress of locals and other international travellers. QF offer PJ's in J and F thus not sure why some premium pax still choose to dress with little class at times. Thongs/PJ's/track suits for adults esp are just plain bogan in my opinion.

Last editedby Joe at Jun 13, 2018, 05:54 PM.

longwayround

Delta Air Lines - SkyMiles

Member since 11 Jun 2018

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I sent this feed to one of my friends today, she replied siding with the majority stating "comfort dressing is the downfall of society".


I fly through Abu Dhabi 2 - 4 times per month. The lounge has a gym which I always use so I never really think twice about dressing in athletic wear. It is now just habit.

In the coming months I have several QF international lounge visits - I am now considering potentially I need some new habits!

Hambly

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Dressing nicely makes me feel like I'm being respectful to the airline and it's staff, as they are usually impeccably dressed, and provide us quality surrounds, food and drinks. You know this old chestnut. "Sometimes you can take the bogan out of economy, but you can't take economy out of the bogan."

Nick Sydney 2

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If in say the Perth QC then athletic wear is fine. Personally I try and dress appropriately, chino's, shirt, shoes (occasionally the RM Williams) knowing that I'll be going through typically the Qantas Lounges at SIN, LHR, HK, LAX. London is a very nice lounge with the gin bar and so and you don't really want to go in there looking daggy. HK is superb of course and having access to the CX lounges means you would stand out like a sore thumb if in the Pier, Wing or Bridge compared to immaculately dressed Asian travellers. Same applies to DXB.

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