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Originally Posted by Steve Oh
Yeah, she's the type who doesn't like to ask though.
After being in CE yesterday, I was asked almost every 5-8 minutes if I needed a drink, from the time the crew were out their seats until the 10 minutes to landing call. I'm sure your wife will not dehydrate.
Would I take drinks or snacks out of the lounge? No, I believe that they are there to be consumed during the time in which a passenger is in the lounge.
As for the FCO lounge, it gets a bad reputation on here, but it is not the worst lounge that BA passengers have the pleasure to visit.
Isn't bottled water available on board?
I've always managed to get water if I ask for it.
I once made the mistake of flying long haul in WTP. There was a small bottle of water on the meal tray, when the drinks trolley came around and I asked for a glass of water, the 'professional' BA stewardess pointed at the tray and said: "you already have water" and moved on....
Now I just ask for a Bloody Mary and skip the water.
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Originally Posted by Zaynab
Either man up, ask for the bottles (they have them on board too); or buy a 19 pence water bottle at Tesco's; empty it to be able to pass security; fill it with tap water in the lounge.
Clearly you've not flown from Rome before - they will categorically NOT allow an empty bottle larger than 100ml through security.
She has tried arguing with them, and seeing one Italian person argue with another Italian person is quite spectacular, and that's before the swearing starts
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When you are next in the United States, go to a REI store. They have plastic bottles that flatten to the thickness of a pancake when empty. I think they're Australian. So no problem with Security anywhere when devoid of liquid - they weigh approx 20 grams, depending on the various sizes available. I then fill these up in BA lounges the world over, no problem at all, frequently to the envy of my fellow passengers when stuck at the end of the tarmac waiting in the queue to get airborne on a hot day.