This Airline Refuses To Let Passengers Wear Ugg Boots On Their Flights
Qantas Airways have pretty strict rules when it comes to their Business Class lounge.
There are few things in the fashion world more divisive than Ugg Boots, but even if you’re in the category that secretly believes they should all be burned at the stake, a company-wide ban on the product still seems more than a little harsh.
That’s exactly the situation Qantas Airways passengers have been faced with after Human League singer Joanne Catherall sounded the horn on the fact customers are being blocked from wearing the product in their business class lounge.
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In a tweet that has since gained a lot of interest, Joanne wrote: "Denied access @Qantas business class lounge in @Melair Melbourne Airport apparently Ugg (Australia) Boots are deemed sleepwear by the lady working there although no problem in any of the other lounges so far. Helpfully she suggested I go to one of the shops & purchase some shoes.”
This isn’t a totally new initiative on behalf of the airline – who are famously stringent when it comes to upholding their dress code. According to travel blog The Points Guy, signs located around the lounge specify that “head-to-toe gymwear”, beachwear, sleepwear, and flip-flops are not permitted under the "smart dress" policy.
Ugg boots and slippers are deemed “too casual or inappropriate” for the business lounge which puts paid to our dream of flying first class in nothing but a giant duvet and ridiculous slipper socks. Boo.
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