Human Nature sings up a storm at Melbourne's Qantas Club lounge

By David Flynn, November 5 2014

Aussie vocal group Human Nature put in an appearance at Melbourne Airport's Qantas Club on Wednesday November 5 as part of the airline's on-going 'surprise and delight' campaign in its domestic airport lounges.

Human Nature pop up at Melbourne's Qantas Club. James Morgan
Human Nature pop up at Melbourne's Qantas Club
James Morgan

The Sydney-born foursome, who are currently headlining a Motown-themed show in Las Vegas, played to a larger-than-expected audience of travellers delayed by a massive storm which swept through Sydney.

Crowds delayed by Sydney storms enjoy Human Nature at Melbourne's Qantas Club at Melbourne's Qantas Club. James Morgan
Crowds delayed by Sydney storms enjoy Human Nature at Melbourne's Qantas Club at Melbourne's Qantas Club
James Morgan

The pop-up pop performance was a twist on the pop-up food tastings which have to date ranged from gourmet pies and a 'classic American hot dog' to arancini balls from the Rosetta Ristorante of Qantas chef Neil Perry.

Passengers in the Qantas Club and its upmarket Business Lounge sibling were also treated to champagne for yesterday's Melbourne Cup, while the Business Lounge now has a cocktail hour from 5pm weekdays.

“We're trying to break up the monotony for people who travel all the time" Helen Gray, Qantas' Head of Domestic Product & Service, tells Australian Business Traveller.

"It's giving people variety and a little bit of fun, and putting that fun back into travel with something they're not quite expecting."

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David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

VA

17 Apr 2014

Total posts 12

I'd enjoy that less than a bunch of 3 year olds running around the lounge drinking cans of coke while their parents ignore them. I hope this is something VA that don't copy from QF.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

25 Sep 2013

Total posts 1136

I too value peace and quiet in a lounge.

12 Mar 2014

Total posts 46

Here you go TRB, No ABC television in the lounge?

Enjoy This.....:-)

LOL!

I should hardly think this is any better! Variety television...cat nip for suburbia.

10 Mar 2011

Total posts 531

A friend of mine was in the lounge when they "popped up" and said that it was great. I think it is a nice idea and I'm sure it didn't run for too long so as to disturb too many people. It's also great that Qantas are supporting and promoting local artists. Nice idea.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

10 Jan 2013

Total posts 715

I think it was a great that, unintentionally, this happened during a number of delayed services. You really need something then, and there is a captive audience!

It's great that AusBT let people know about these Qantas pop-ups, I just wish they also wrote about the VA ones too - like when they had the pop-up gourmet sandwich making service at MEL a little while back. If you don't know these things are happening, you might not come a little earlier to the lounge to be able to enjoy it.


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