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BA Trial - Crew paid 10 to give aircraft 'light clean', save on cleaners

Old Mar 7, 2017, 3:13 am
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Unhappy BA Trial - Crew paid 10 to give aircraft 'light clean', save on cleaners

From that most excellent news source, The Sun:

Originally Posted by The Sun
RETCH FOR THE SKIES - Cost-cutting British Airways bosses let planes take off after a ‘light clean’ and without emptying the TOILET waste-tanks

COST-cutting British Airways bosses are letting planes take-off with just a “light clean” and toilet waste-tanks unemptied.

Crew members are being paid an extra 10 if they give the plane a quick tidy before departure, saving cash on paying contracted cleaners
- https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/302567...t-waste-tanks/

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Old Mar 7, 2017, 3:17 am
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I'd strike
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Old Mar 7, 2017, 3:19 am
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I wonder how many Sun 'journalists' empty the bins at home if it's only a 3rd full?
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Old Mar 7, 2017, 3:21 am
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Passengers wont notice as the planes are filthy anyway.

Crew would be mad to agree to this.
And what BA save in cleaning they will burn in parking fees as the crew wont start any such cleaning till they have had their breaks, so turnarounds will be longer. Crew would normally have their breaks while the cleaners are at work.
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Old Mar 7, 2017, 3:25 am
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That most excellent of news sources is also available in the BA lounges so I wonder if this article has made the actual paper.

If not actually had cleanliness issues on the planes I've been on lately, so it'd seem a shame if cleaning was made worse.

Do other airlines do this? Are the toilet tanks currently emptied at outstations (if they are currently emptied then this means carrying needless extra weight).

Also do full toilet tanks cause odour issues or would they be taken out of service if this becomes an issue? Those who travel Virgin Trains on the west coast may be familiar with the awful toilet smells that can go through the carriage on a Pendolino (hint - if in first class use Coach K, it's a half size carriage (kitchen takes the other half) and doesn't have its own toilet).
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Old Mar 7, 2017, 3:28 am
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It's not April 1st already is it?

It does however explain the recent trend for filthy planes - clearly nobody will notice if they're now cleaned less because they're used to them being grottier than the Paris Metro.
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Old Mar 7, 2017, 3:30 am
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Originally Posted by layz
Do other airlines do this?
I think Ryanair crews clean the planes during the 25 minues turnaround!
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Old Mar 7, 2017, 3:43 am
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Well to be honest, 10 GBP per segment for the crew is decent money, that could be like 50 GBP a day if they fly many segments!

It's BA so I am not surprised if it's true. Nothing new here!
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Old Mar 7, 2017, 3:43 am
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Perhaps BA could trial BoB cleaning whereby instead of a sandwich, passengers pay, say, 5 to have the crew clean around their seat for a couple of minutes?
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Old Mar 7, 2017, 3:44 am
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Originally Posted by florens
I think Ryanair crews clean the planes during the 25 minues turnaround!
Yes indeed!
Funnily enough they are quite good at it, I have never found Ryanair's planes to be dirty. Now the people flying them, that's another story all together, but that is not the fault of Ryanair or its crew!
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Old Mar 7, 2017, 3:48 am
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It's an article in the Sun, so it must be true

Then again, it's about BA's cost-cutting measures, so you could expect anything from them now...
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Originally Posted by ahmetdouas
Yes indeed!
Funnily enough they are quite good at it, I have never found Ryanair's planes to be dirty. Now the people flying them, that's another story all together, but that is not the fault of Ryanair or its crew!
do ryanair pilots talk dirty?
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Old Mar 7, 2017, 3:50 am
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Another example of the Skift Article "If one particular day we dont come up with an idea to reduce our costs, then were not doing our job."

I'm sure there's a middle manager at Waterside towers somewhere who got their picture up on the "Cost Cut of the Week" wall-chart, a gold star and a free flight to Band 1 (HBO) to say well done.

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Old Mar 7, 2017, 3:53 am
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Originally Posted by florens
I think Ryanair crews clean the planes during the 25 minues turnaround!
Not just Ryanair, other UK airlines too.
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Old Mar 7, 2017, 4:00 am
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Originally Posted by Ldnn1
Not just Ryanair, other UK airlines too.
which ?
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