Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 21 Feb 2017
Total posts 20
Of late on 737 business class flights there has been an increasing number of economy passengers strolling through business class and using the toilet. On my last flight to Adelaide a clearly drunk passenger did this three times, with absolutely no resistance from the crew. I'm not particularly fussed, however perhaps their announcement at the start isn't enough? I've commented before that Virgin Australia with their white rope deters this effectively.
Etihad - Etihad Guest
Member since 01 Mar 2019
Total posts 3
First World problems, hey ????
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 14 Dec 2016
Total posts 57
In a 737 there is only 3 toilets...not a big deal if an economy passenger uses the business toilet.
Neil, the point is, Qantas announce pre-flight it's for business only, but don't do anything about it, Virgin mention it and enforce it. I'm an avid fan of Qantas, I'm simply highlighting an easy way to fix the issue :)
Member since 03 May 2013
Total posts 94
Get them back where they paid for I say. Qantas doesn't have single class service aircraft. They charge extra for convenience and people pay for it with points and/or money. I really don't see the argument its ok. It's like the apologists for Qantas who pay 16K for Qantas First and blindly accept their business class unsophisticated F product which does not equate the to super premium fare paid.
Member since 04 Nov 2011
Total posts 191
So you don’t agree that people should get what they pay for....and believe that those who don’t pay should get it?
Member since 21 Jan 2014
Total posts 227
Even worse is when they queue in the aisle waiting to use the toilet, it’s something the staff could easily address and tell them to go down the back.
Member since 06 Dec 2018
Total posts 23
My observation has been some keen observers wait until the cabin crew are busy or absent up front and then make their move. Personally, while I do sit in business class regularly on the 737, it’s not something that bothers me. I look at as when you got to go, then you’ve got to go.
It's a toilet, for God's sake. Can't have the plebs using up all the gold covered dunny roll.....
Member since 07 Oct 2012
Total posts 754
It is a toilet... But one positive of flying business, is it being less likely to have to wait or queue to visit the loo (Particularly on longer flights). Plus having less disturbance via foot traffic. Not the biggest deal in the world of course, but something which may annoy an airlines premium passengers
Member since 12 Nov 2017
Total posts 42
Which is why I fly Virgin. No one crosses the white rope!
Member since 22 Oct 2018
Could just put a rope like Virgin does
The front toilet has better products.
Member since 24 Feb 2012
Not true. I fly Virgin domestic business all the time and have noticed people moving the white rope and going to the front loo. While it doesn’t really bother me I think it should be policed properly. On some occasions I use points to upgrade or use my 4 “free” platinum upgrades, but mostly I pay for the privilege of sitting up front which means I’m paying anywhere up to 10 times more than the basic fare in economy. Hasn’t happened to me yet but I wouldn’t like to be busting to go and have to wait for an economy passenger to finish using the business loo! It doesn’t happen on international flights so I don’t see why domestic should be any different!
Member since 13 Jan 2017
Total posts 17
Australian culture is generally egalitarian in nature and understand some of the responses here.
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