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

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

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.

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.

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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
David Flynn is the editor of Australian Business Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.
 

6 comments

  • Dave Hall

    skwashd

    5 Nov, 2014 08:20 pm

    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.

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  • eminere

    eminere

    6 Nov, 2014 11:03 am

    I too value peace and quiet in a lounge.

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  • Viscount

    Viscount

    6 Nov, 2014 06:19 am

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

    Enjoy This.....:-)

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  • TheRealBabushka

    TheRealBabushka

    6 Nov, 2014 04:27 pm

    LOL!

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

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  • AusFlyer

    AusFlyer

    6 Nov, 2014 01:11 pm

    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.

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  • gippsflyer

    gippsflyer

    6 Nov, 2014 06:07 pm

    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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