Gone are the days where everyone got dresses to the nines when they were traveling on an airplane, but has our dress code while traveling gotten too casual?
Qantas is ramping up enforcement of a “smart casual” dress code in their airport lounges. While it’s not 100% clear what won’t be allowed, it seems that some folks are upset with their fellow traveler for dressing a bit too casual:
Some frequent flyers have long complained about the tendency for some passengers to wear attire such as singlets, shorts and thongs in the lounges, particularly in Perth and Brisbane.
“The dress guidelines for our lounges are the same as most restaurants or clubs,” said Qantas head of domestic product and service Helen Gray. “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.”
High-visibility workwear required at mine sites is also common in the lounges – and another bugbear with a certain set – but it is classified as a uniform and therefore it will be allowed even under the stricter regime.
The stricter standards will be applied on a case-by-case basis on a customer’s overall standard of dress rather than by individual items. That means a man wearing tailored shorts and a polo shirt with thongs or a woman wearing a singlet will probably be allowed in.
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