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Taking the Highland Spring (glass) bottles from the lounge

Taking the Highland Spring (glass) bottles from the lounge

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Old Apr 17, 17, 7:21 am
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Taking the Highland Spring (glass) bottles from the lounge

First time I've seen this, a guy picked up a large unopened glass bottle of water, opened it and took a swig from the bottle, then walked out with the whole thing

Acceptable?
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Old Apr 17, 17, 7:23 am
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Originally Posted by BAflyer90 View Post
First time I've seen this, a guy picked up a large unopened glass bottle of water, opened it and took a swig from the bottle, then walked out with the whole thing

Acceptable?
No...I don't think so. Would it be acceptable to fill your own water bottle?
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Old Apr 17, 17, 7:29 am
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If he took a swig from the bottle I wouldn't really want him to put it back either!

Seriously though, we have these threads every now and again. Theft is wrong but different people appear to have different views on the definition of 'theft'.

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Old Apr 17, 17, 7:34 am
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NOT acceptable.
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Old Apr 17, 17, 7:36 am
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Interestingly when I was flying recently, someone whipped one of those out of their bag and my first thought was, "that must come from the lounge!"

I don't think so in this case, but the thought crossed my mind!
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Old Apr 17, 17, 7:40 am
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Not acceptable, and it reflects poorly on the individuals concerned. You never know when paths might cross in future.

Sadly it's reflective of the self-entitled and wholly self-absorbed mindset of many frequent travellers these days.
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No. Not polite at all.

As an aside, in my opinion all lounges should offer small take-away water bottles
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If it was a small plastic bottle of water that was taken, (and I know there are non in the lounge) would a thread have been created?

I usually take a bag of crisps... and I always say thank you on exiting the lounge...
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Old Apr 17, 17, 7:51 am
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Sorry for starting another thread like this

My personal opinion is this behaviour is selfish. A small bottle or can of drink (singular) or a personal snack (e.g crisps) is fair game to be removed from the lounge. But not something in its entirety which is clearly intended to be shared between anyone using the lounge.

I don't think there's anything BA can or should do to prevent it, but as mentioned above it does shows character.
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He probably plans to sell the bottle on eBay.
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Originally Posted by Premier Owl View Post
If it was a small plastic bottle of water that was taken, (and I know there are non in the lounge) would a thread have been created?

I usually take a bag of crisps... and I always say thank you on exiting the lounge...
It would be nice if the lounges provided bottled water to go but even better if there was a bottle filling station. In the meantime there is the c-w-s guide: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/briti...ighlight=water
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It always struck me that one of those broken would make quite an effective weapon, certainly more so than the nail clippers they confiscate at security.
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Wouldn't do it myself but can understand why others would, rather than pay for water onboard.
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Wouldn't do it myself but can understand why others would, rather than pay for water onboard.
+1 BOB has a lot to answer for
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+1 BOB has a lot to answer for
Really? The change of commercial terms by an airline is a valid reason for theft?
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