Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 03 Oct 2016
Total posts 11
For those who are saying its just a toilet get over it, you clearly have never paid for business class before and maybe you don't see the benefit or want to pay which is ok. Business class is usually 4-8x more than economy and I push my budget to afford it for the listed benefits. One of the listed benefits is a toilet reserved for business class. If they can't / won't enforce it don't list is as a benefit.
Member since 27 Jul 2017
Total posts 21
A few months ago I flew a Qantas 737 in J from Brisbane to Perth. I was the last to board the (full) business cabin. The overhead bins were completely full - I had to put my bag below the seat in front which reduced the already restricted legroom. At the end of the flight I noticed that despite all the business class passengers having claimed their bags from the overhead lockers, numerous bags remained. Obviously economy class passengers had seen it fit to stow their bags up front before heading down the back. Just recently I took another flight in J and I witnessed first hand a passenger casually stow his bag above row two before walking back to economy.
Member since 13 Apr 2018
Total posts 25
I solely fly domestic economy. I also always am seated in row 4 as a WP. Even though the business class toilet is WAY closer than the back of economy class toilet, of which the aisle is always clogged with flight attendant carts, I always use the back toilet.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 26 May 2014
Total posts 307
Flying QF business to NZ on a 737 soon. I try to avoid the 737, but to Christchurch there was no choice. I am flying business because I will have flown overnight from Perth and therefore I don’t want to be disturbed by economy passengers queuing to use the business toilet. QF need to get their flight attendants to do their jobs and enforce the company’s rules.
Member since 18 Feb 2017
Total posts 60
It’s a big deal to me if I’ve paid $2200 instead of $300 in economy PER>BNE.
Member since 25 Mar 2014
Total posts 198
I know two very big Maori gentlemen that are excellent at letting the correct people in and out!!!
Member since 31 Mar 2014
Total posts 4
This is very simple; follow the rules. Eco pax to eco toilet (rules do state certain exceptions to this eg. medical emergency, etc).
Member since 15 Nov 2017
Total posts 143
The rope on VA seems very effective I can't remember seeing anyone taking it upon themselves to remove it to go through to the front. Having said that it was good to see the FAs assist an elderly gentleman with walking difficulties through to the front to use the bathroom. Got five 737 J sectors coming up as a part of a DSC run over the June long weekend HBA-DUD which should give a good perspective from the other side of the rope.
Member since 03 Mar 2019
Total posts 1
You've got to be joking? Aussies will step on another's head in heartbeat to get ahead. They may help out to provide a life-affirming tonic to the typically self-centered, all about no.1, keeping up with the Joneses routine....
Etihad - Etihad Guest
I normally travel in Economy so I just piss myself in my seat like any Econoscum/JQ passenger should. #satire.
Member since 11 Nov 2014
Total posts 3
Just a thought for you all and the airlines....some of us with medical conditions (IBS/Chrones etc) pay for a little more emotional security by paying for a better chance to find a loo (pax v toilets ratio) in business. So economy passengers should respect this fact and airlines should enforce it! When you have these or similar illnesses when you have to go you really have to go! See it's not always about "snobbery" and maybe the airlines should note this on pax info (FF info) so they are aware of it and can help out.
Member since 06 Dec 2018
Greg, if you're flying Perth to Christchurch with a stop in Sydney, then fly direct with Air New Zealand on their 777 or 787. Business class with lie flat seats will be far more comfortable and personal than the Qantas 737 business (with a stop in between). Obviously on bigger jets, business is not disturbed by economy too.
Member since 29 Nov 2018
Total posts 14
I don't think I've ever had a flight in VA business and not had someone open the rope to go in. And once one has, then people start to follow. However, when there's been an FA in the business cabin they've always politely told people to go to the back.
Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer
Member since 08 Jun 2018
Total posts 144
Playing devils advocate here as I agree with the basic premis. Rules are rules indeed, can’t imagine one person here has ever complained about Qantas carry on baggage ‘rules’.
Member since 02 Mar 2019
Total posts 7
I think Qantas need a social credit scoring system like China. Breach bag rules, frequenting the incorrect latrine, not going into flight mode etc should be marked and offenders are stripped of their status credits, or better yet their status.
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