Member since 23 Jul 2020
Total posts 14
Can someone start enforcing this rule.
I almost gagged in the Sydney lounge when a family came in all wearing thongs and then the kids went barefoot to the food area - gross.
Etihad - Etihad Guest
Member since 06 Apr 2012
Total posts 82
Originally Posted by Ted Douglas
American Airlines - AAdvantage
Member since 13 Jul 2015
Total posts 50
Originally Posted by jubbing
Member since 08 Feb 2018
Total posts 132
I have no issue with thongs
Originally Posted by dm12
Member since 04 Sep 2019
Total posts 9
Originally Posted by RedWood
Gross and disgusting 🤮
Delta Air Lines - SkyMiles
Member since 16 Oct 2017
Total posts 165
All very well banning something, problem is staff don't enforce. I see that frequently, on board and in lounges. Virgin are usually more proactive than Qantas. It seems to me that Qantas staff just don't want to get involved.
Member since 24 Feb 2012
Total posts 65
Sounds like it was a happy and fun Easter weekend at the Douglas household
Member since 02 Mar 2019
Total posts 1
jesus! some pretentious people on the forum today. hope i never see mr. douglas relax a bit.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 15 May 2019
Total posts 39
I'm aware of the lounge rule, but I don't think they're banned in business class on flights. I've worn them regularly SYD-MCY in Business and SYD-LAX in First and never had an issue. Don't see how they're different to Birkenstocks or espadrilles. The 'bogan' commentary is just snobbery - I have an advanced degree from Cambridge and have knocked back plenty of nice Montrachets at decent hotels in pluggers and nobody has ever batted an eyelid... If they did, I couldn't care less.
Not the most edifying topic, but can I say that more often than not it isn't the thongs that are objectionable so much as what they contain. Smelly feet or fungus ridden toenails should not be inflicted on others, not anywhere nor anytime. Thongs on feet displaying some degree of hygiene can be more readily accepted.
Singapore Airlines - The PPS Club
Member since 19 Mar 2016
Total posts 53
Originally Posted by greg959
Member since 15 Aug 2017
I always say, if you don't like it, DON'T LOOK! Simple. I don't wear thongs in business but I don't see problem. People are so embarrassingly judgemental. If people are happy and doing their own thing, thats a great place be.
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