- Alan Joyce spoke at the opening of the new Qantas London Lounge at Heathrow
- He shared some of the strangest culinary requests Qantas customers have made
- An American ordered a burger ‘extra burnt… so burnt that is was nearly charcoal’
- A customer asked for a burger and chips put into a blender served as a smoothie
- Mr Joyce said that there are absolutely no requests that the staff won’t deliver on
Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has dished on some of the strangest culinary requests that his staff have had to handle in the airline’s lounge at Sydney Airport.
‘Somebody asked for a plate of really small diced up vegetables raw,’ he said, struggling to keep a straight face at the launch of the new Qantas London Lounge at Heathrow Airport.
He also mentioned an American that came in and ordered a burnt burger, but not just a burger that was burnt – ‘a burger that was extra burnt so that is was nearly charcoal’.
Qantas CEO Alan Joyce opened the new Qantas London Lounge at Heathrow Airport today
During his speech at the opening, Mr Joyce shared some strange requests people had made
But the strangest request he’d ever received was someone wanted a burger and chips… but they wanted it in liquid form.
They ordered a burger and chips to be put into a blender and turned into a smoothie – which the staff did because ‘there are no requests that the staff won’t deliver on’.
The 236 seat London lounge features drinks from Rockpool Mixologists and unique Aussie dishes like brunch bowls, according to news.com.au.
It’s expected to burn through 50,000 servings of the most popular salt-and-pepper calamari dish, 38,000 scones and 200,000 bottles of champagne each year.
The lounge expects to serve 50,000 plates of the popular salt-and-pepper calamari annually
The new Qantas London Lounge opened at Heathrow Airport on Tuesday November 28, 2017
Mr Joyce said that the lounge, like the ones in other countries, can become venues for functions and birthday parties – and even weddings.
‘We haven’t had a wedding yet but I’m sure we can hire one out for that particularly when same sex marriage is legalised in Australia,’ he joked.
The new lounge opened on Tuesday at Heathrow Airport.