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Qantas Boeing 737 business class toilet 'invasion' by economy passengers

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gjspectre

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 21 Feb 2017

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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.

Neilwoods

Etihad - Etihad Guest

Member since 01 Mar 2019

Total posts 3

First World problems, hey ????

Mjudd

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.
Last editedby ChrisCh at Mar 04, 2019, 10:18 AM.

gjspectre

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 21 Feb 2017

Total posts 20

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 :)
Cheers

Joe

Member since 03 May 2013

Total posts 73

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.

russell

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 04 Nov 2011

Total posts 188

Gjspectre, get over yourself. In a 737 there is only 3 toilets...not a big deal if an economy passenger uses the business toilet.
Last edited by Mjudd at Mar 01, 2019, 10.31 PM.

So you don’t agree that people should get what they pay for....and believe that those who don’t pay should get it?

GBRGB

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 21 Jan 2014

Total posts 219

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.

dddale

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.

Let’s not forget too that Qantas changed their 737 toilets about three years ago so they’d be ‘slimline’ and could increase the capacity to 168 seats. So more people needing facilities... the same facilities.

Neilwoods

Etihad - Etihad Guest

Member since 01 Mar 2019

Total posts 3

It's a toilet, for God's sake. Can't have the plebs using up all the gold covered dunny roll.....
Last editedby ChrisCh at Mar 04, 2019, 10:19 AM.

hutch

Member since 07 Oct 2012

Total posts 746

Gjspectre, get over yourself. In a 737 there is only 3 toilets...not a big deal if an economy passenger uses the business toilet.
Last edited by Mjudd at Mar 01, 2019, 10.31 PM.

So you don’t agree that people should get what they pay for....and believe that those who don’t pay should get it?

It's a toilet, for God's sake. Can't have the plebs using up all the gold covered dunny roll.....

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

Stephen D

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 12 Nov 2017

Total posts 42

Which is why I fly Virgin. No one crosses the white rope!

jsf

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 22 Oct 2018

Total posts 3

Could just put a rope like Virgin does

jsf

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 22 Oct 2018

Total posts 3

The front toilet has better products.

New Mint

Member since 24 Feb 2012

Total posts 56

Which is why I fly Virgin. No one crosses the white rope!

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!

worldwanderer

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 13 Jan 2017

Total posts 17

Australian culture is generally egalitarian in nature and understand some of the responses here.

However, QF could quickly resolve the discontent and grumbling by either delivering on the implied promise or not making the promise at all.

"Rules" are rules and if the crew are ignoring them, that's not really acceptable
Last editedby worldwanderer at Mar 02, 2019, 01:31 PM.

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