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Has anyone been given a Willy Wonka style golden ticket?

Has anyone been given a Willy Wonka style golden ticket?

Old May 1, 12, 3:21 pm
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Has anyone been given a Willy Wonka style golden ticket?

As the title suggests for those who are extra important has the golden ticket arrived yet?
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Old May 1, 12, 3:22 pm
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Am I missing something? Sounds intriguing, whatever you are on about!
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Old May 1, 12, 3:29 pm
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Originally Posted by 747_not_777 View Post
Am I missing something? Sounds intriguing, whatever you are on about!
Don't get too excited!

http://www.businesstraveller.com/new...ce-initiatives
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Old May 1, 12, 3:46 pm
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Sadly I'm not a GCH (or a Prem for that matter) so no.
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Old May 1, 12, 3:52 pm
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No but I could have done with a red card the other day when I asked for a bitter lemon and was told "I'm sorry - we have stopped doing it" - despite 2 of them in the cart, which I had to point out to him and it being on the menu.

Followed by a poor meal service... which had no priority (2nd time in 2 weeks) and I was then given the cabin crew meal of Pasta in CW... Don't ask.
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Old May 2, 12, 6:02 am
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Originally Posted by RJLondonGold View Post
No but I could have done with a red card the other day when I asked for a bitter lemon and was told "I'm sorry - we have stopped doing it" - despite 2 of them in the cart, which I had to point out to him and it being on the menu.

Followed by a poor meal service... which had no priority (2nd time in 2 weeks) and I was then given the cabin crew meal of Pasta in CW... Don't ask.
I thought cabin crew were getting CW meals now. Don't they get to eat whichever CW meals are left over after passengers have had their choice?
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Old May 2, 12, 11:31 am
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Mine arrived in the post today. Interesting trial.

RJLondonGold - the Bitter Lemon confusion I might forgive. But GGL not getting their first choice of meal is not forgiveable (unless the cabin was full of PREMs, which seems unlikely )
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Old May 2, 12, 1:06 pm
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My colleague's arrived tonight. Is it just a GGL and Prem thing? I wonder how they have selected the 3,000 candidates to take part...
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Old May 2, 12, 1:18 pm
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^ good idea
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Old May 2, 12, 2:32 pm
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Fun idea - will be interesting to see how it goes. I'm a pretty low-ranking Gold, so unless it's going out to all I won't be seeing it.

SPG has/ had 4 "thank you" type vouchers sent to all their Platinum customers to hand to someone who delivers great service. I never ended up using them, but I did carry mine around for 6 months or so.
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Old May 2, 12, 3:46 pm
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Very interesting idea.

I would definitely have found reason to hand a golden ticket to a purser on a recent GLA - LHR sector who was really terrific.

(I did, of course, promptly submit a ba.com/welldone)
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Old May 2, 12, 3:55 pm
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I received two today. Not entirely sure this will do what it says on the tin. I'll take them with me on my next flights and see if a good candidate shines through.
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Old May 2, 12, 4:07 pm
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Sounds like GGL only as opposed to basic Golds
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Old May 2, 12, 4:14 pm
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Originally Posted by KenJohn View Post
Sounds like GGL only as opposed to basic Golds
I think the official FT term is plebGold?
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Old May 3, 12, 12:40 am
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I got mine today although i am not ggl (yet). I did do 3'500 tps this year already and have a rtw trip planned in 3 days and 4 other flights til june. So either civ counts, given to all golds or the fact you have a couple of flights planned until end of june (when it stops). I will bring them along and ser where it goes.

Curious what cabin crew get out of them.
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