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Off duty crew disturbance / London - Washington

Old Feb 11, 13, 4:29 am
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Off duty crew disturbance / London - Washington

UK press are reporting drunk off duty crew on a BA flight to Washington causing a disturbance onboard. BA apparently investigating.

Unfortunately if it proves to be true, this minority causing trouble may impact the privileges for all crew.

The annoying aspect is, when I travel for work in business class I'm prohibited from drinking and must always be appropriately dressed (according to my contract).
It can be annoying when your disturbed by rude passengers or children, but worse by off duty representatives from the airline.
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Old Feb 11, 13, 4:40 am
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And it's made international press

http://www.newstrackindia.com/newsde...on-flight.html
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Old Feb 11, 13, 4:47 am
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After reading here so many times about MF or WW, one wonders if it is a possible cause.
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Old Feb 11, 13, 4:49 am
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Originally Posted by Yachtman View Post
The annoying aspect is, when I travel for work in business class I'm prohibited from drinking and must always be appropriately dressed (according to my contract).
I wouldn't want to work for that company. Although maybe I did when I worked in Muscat and wasn't aware of the rule...
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The Sun has it covered, of course.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...-a-flight.html
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The Daily mail are blaming illegal immigrants and teenage workers who loaded the champagne onto the flight for this incident.
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Old Feb 11, 13, 4:53 am
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How exciting, never happens on my flights.
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Originally Posted by Can I help you View Post
How exciting, never happens on my flights.
I wonder why
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Old Feb 11, 13, 5:00 am
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Because I wouldn't let it get to that stage.
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Old Feb 11, 13, 5:02 am
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Well fancy that!

Originally Posted by The Sun
ANGRY passengers complained after a boozed-up off-duty British Airways crew ran amok during a flight.
Originally Posted by News Track India
Angry passengers on a British Airways flight have complained that boozed-up off-duty crew behaved uncontrolled during the flight.


Originally Posted by The Sun
Drunken stewards and stewardesses sparked uproar after downing bottles of champagne and red wine in front of stunned onlookers in First and Club premium cabins.
Originally Posted by News Track India
Drunken stewards and stewardesses sparked uproar after drinking bottles of champagne and red wine in front of stunned onlookers in First and Club premium cabins.


Originally Posted by The Sun
Passengers paying up to 7,500 per seat were left unable to sleep. After complaints to the on-duty purser, the crew were told they could have no more to drink sparking an almighty row.
Originally Posted by News Track India
Passengers had paid up to7,500 pounds per seat and were unable to sleep. After complaints to the on-duty purser, the crew was told they could have no more to drink, which sparked an almighty row, the report said.
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Old Feb 11, 13, 5:05 am
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Originally Posted by Can I help you View Post
Because I wouldn't let it get to that stage.
Your house, your rules...I imagine a few choice words would put a stop to any shennanigans if done at the correct time.
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They'll all have got the story from a wire, and modified it slightly for house style (Sun - capitalise words, show picture of topless BA stewardess, Daily Mail - add some casual racism and suggestions about house prices, Daily Express - link it to Diana)
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Originally Posted by 0hnoes View Post

The Daily mail are blaming illegal immigrants and teenage workers who loaded the champagne onto the flight for this incident.


Where does it say that?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#axzz2KX3Gb9nz
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Old Feb 11, 13, 5:36 am
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A journalistic piece that mentions neither, from the mail..that is a first!

I just assumed it would be along those lines
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