Member since 17 Jul 2014
Total posts 4
Recently visited the new
MEL QC and although aesthetically quite nice, it has to be the noisiest lounge
I've ever sat in.
The hard surfaces from wall to floor combined with
the narrow length of the lounge create an actual echo chamber, where every glass,
piece of cutlery and plate is continuously clanging regardless of where you're
seated. Obviously people's discussions adds to this, but once an announcement
comes over the PA or music starts playing, yikes it is a loud
Although it doesn't have to be the Emirates
business lounge in Dubai where it’s is almost a total silent environment in
every aspect, Qantas would be wise to make this a PA-free lounge and/or add
some carpet to absorb the nose, otherwise it is a rather unpleasant space to sit
in without grabbing the noise cancelling headphones!
Anyone else found the same issue during peak
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Member since 02 Sep 2018
Total posts 356
I agree. The hard wood floors really echos the sound of shoes and high heels. Cutlery sounds are unavoidable but the floor and the PA system is very loud. Given the amount of flights Qantas has, it would certainly wake you up in the morning if you weren't already.
Member since 13 Apr 2018
Total posts 24
And it's an absolute horror arriving there late afternoon / early evening. Nightmare trying to find a seat
Member since 21 Jan 2014
Total posts 271
Absolutely agree, it’s a shocker, my son has sensory issues so we had a quick breakfast and then left and wondered around the terminal, it’s the only lounge we have ever had an issue with, maybe it’s a new way of thinning the numbers.
Member since 21 Mar 2011
Total posts 431
Hardwood floors, cheapens the experience, but/and also makes it cheaper for QF cleaning wise.
Member since 04 May 2018
Total posts 42
Just need to read the marketing for Priority Pass to see what's needed. Lounges 'Aspire' to silence for an hour's sleep between flights.
Member since 10 May 2017
Total posts 55
I don't necessarily agree with this to be honest.
Member since 20 Jan 2017
Total posts 33
Whats the lounge like on Sunday evening? guessing it wouldn't be as bad noise wise compared to during the week?
Member since 08 Oct 2018
Total posts 1
The new lounge is akin to a cheap ikea inspired food court, the ambiance is terrible it feels cheap with the mixture of ikea looking timber chairs and metal picnic chairs, anyway good luck finding one of these poor quality chairs to sit down on when it gets busy. This make over has from my point of view lessened the appeal of Qantas,(along with there terrible service level particularly on international flights) the Virgin Melbourne lounge is much better.
Member since 07 Oct 2012
Total posts 767
Incorrect. Hardwood will need to be mopped or scrubbed nightly (which requires the floor to be fully swept or vacuumed) and then sealed/polished regularly. Particularly in an environment where there is food and drinks. There are pros and cons to both carpet/hardwood, but I doubt hardwood is cheaper than carpet to maintain (and also come with an increase in public liability risks).
Unfortunately it won't help with the noise issues raised by the OP, but it is worth noting that the lounge is not yet finished.
Good q - my visit was actually a Sunday night at around 6 - 7.30pm. Can't image the place at 6pm on a weeknight.
Member since 26 May 2014
Total posts 306
I pay premiem get out of my lounge
Member since 18 Mar 2018
Total posts 19
came into this thread expecting OP to point out how other patrons were looking over his shoulder and judging him on his weird internet habits...
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