You have heard of “gate lice“. Well now there is a new type of airport nuisance group, and boomy has coined a name for them:
Recently I’ve witnessed a group of people standing outside QF domestic lounge asking complete strangers to guest them. … Interested to hear what others think about this issue, is it ok to stand outside lounges and ask to be guested and should people agree to guest random strangers?
Other travelers posting in the thread seem to prefer the term “door lice”, but personally I prefer Lounge Hitchhikers.
As to how this form of person should be dealt with – opinions vary.
Would be a bit of fun to say sure, follow me. Get up to the dragon and say to him/her. This person is annoying your guests at the entrance ~Daver6
Qantas doesn’t respect my loyalty or my status. I would guest a total stranger into the lounge. ~JohnK
I’ve guested strangers into the Perth pub twice. … 1st time was a large family. … 2nd time was a troop of dancers (cabaret show) … so I (+ 2 associates I was with) proudly strolled into the QF pub with our gorgeous fillies on our arms … but then we went our separate ways. Oh such a brief encounter. ~nonpoop
Have you experienced this? Would you/did you let the Lounge Hitchhiker accompany you into the lounge as your guest?
And perhaps even more importantly, have you heard any other terms used to describe people who ask to be guested in? Or could you suggest a better term.
If this is a thing then we’re going to need a Twitter hashtag people, so please chime in with your suggestion/vote in the comments section below.
Read the thread in its entirety: Lounge Hitchhikers