Bad manners and style on an airplane are one thing. But at the airport itself... seriously, who gives a damn if you're wearing sweatpants? Well, apparently, Qantas Airways does.
Beginning April 1, the Australian airline will make all of its business class passengers wear “smart casual dress” in their lounges before they fly. Meanwhile, everyone in Economy still gets to wear FUBU jerseys and eat Cinnabon. The dress code will apply to lounges at airports in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Adelaide, and Brisbane, where travelers will be forced to wear clothes they'd wear to work, because flying wasn't awful enough already.
Before the ridiculous rule is enforced, the airline is posting signs outside its lounges to shame anyone wearing yoga pants or Crocs. Though the people in Crocs probably have no shame already, anyway. The dress code announcement comes after the airline received numerous complaints from fussy business travelers. And as Yahoo notes, Qantas already bans rubber flip flops, clothes that have “offensive slogans” printed on them, and bare feet -- so unfortunately, your Big Johnson t-shirt/flip flops combo already wasn't making the cut.
According to a statement from the airline, "lounge staff will use their discretion to determine if a visitor to the lounge meets our smart casual dress guidelines."
Which should include Coed Naked shirts, because they're way classier than Big Johnson.