Qantas Airlines to Impose Dress Code in its Lounge

1st Apr 2015

Australian airline company Qantas Airlines is introducing a new dress code that all its Qantas Club members, as well as their guests, will have to adhere to if they want to enjoy the facilities of this carrier's business lounges in Australia and around the world.

Here is what Qantas website says about the terms and conditions for use of their business lounges:

"Smart, casual dress standards apply at all times. Individual lounge managers will have discretion to administer these standards as they deem appropriate in the circumstances."

The website's term and conditions do not explicitly say what kind of apparel one should wear while in the lounge, but it is safe to assume it does not include flip-flops, t-shirt and Bermuda shorts.

Speaking for head of domestic products and service at Qantas Airlines, Helen Gray said that the new dress code will first be enforced at Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Canberra lounges. Passengers will also see a "friendly remainder" on appropriate clothing at these lounges.

Speaking about the reason for implementing a new dress code in their business lounges, Gray explained that it was requested by the carrier's frequent fliers.

"The vast majority of our members meet and exceed the guidelines, but we have had some feedback from customers that they want to see those guidelines apply to everyone", Gray said.

There is no comment from Qantas about whether the same dress code will soon also apply for the in-flight clothing as of yet. However, it is safe to guess that it soon will.

Qantas has a total of 24 business lounges in Australia and 27 international lounges their Qantas Club members and guests can use.

Qantas Airlines is one of the top Australian carriers, running routes from Australia to Europe, Middle East, North Africa and back.

Lovers of leisure suits, flip flops and cut-offs, beware. At least one airline may turn you away if you want to use its airport lounges in between flights.

Signage advertising the dress code will be posted outside the lounges.