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BBC TV : Rhod Gilbert joins BA cabin crew for 'Work Experience'

BBC TV : Rhod Gilbert joins BA cabin crew for 'Work Experience'

Old Apr 5, 18, 4:33 pm
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BBC TV : Rhod Gilbert joins BA cabin crew for 'Work Experience'

Rhod Gilbert has been with the BA Cabin Crew this week as part of his "Work Experience". It has some information about the training the crew receive.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episod...8-3-cabin-crew
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Old Apr 5, 18, 5:18 pm
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It really shows how very under paid and under appreciated cabin crew are. As Rhod pointed out they can go from being a waiter(ress) to agony aunts to medics to all sorts all within a single flight. So thank you cabin crew.

Nice to see the new CW food display trolley too
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Old Apr 5, 18, 5:31 pm
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Incorrect title, he joins the Worldwide fleet.
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Old Apr 5, 18, 5:35 pm
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I like Rhod, thought it was covered well and reminds us that there’s more to it when we don’t get first choice of gin. A bit of goodwill and good pr for BA.
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Old Apr 5, 18, 5:45 pm
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Originally Posted by Can I help you View Post
Incorrect title, he joins the Worldwide fleet.
Hopefully he doesnít, heís not very good at smiling
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Old Apr 5, 18, 6:55 pm
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I actually enjoyed the programme and I think that it gave a good idea of our training and the job we do, but London to New York my arse.
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Old Apr 6, 18, 3:41 am
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Yeah it was Newark.
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Old Apr 6, 18, 4:14 am
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I thought it was a fantastic programme. Very well done. Showed BA in their best light and was funny too!
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Old Apr 6, 18, 5:33 am
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Originally Posted by flyingmonkie View Post
I thought it was a fantastic programme. Very well done. Showed BA in their best light and was funny too!
Yes, I don't know if someone in BA was being cunning here, the focus on health and safety, plus an onboard incident, really did take you a long way from thinking that cabin crew ("flight attendants"? Ha!) are there just to serve the drinking whims of the Money Class. It came across as one of the more genuine inside views of the airline that I have seen, and showed the very human and yet professional side of the people behind the uniform. I liked how Simon (who I've flown with many times) did the crocodile tears while Mr. Gilbert was in rant melt down mode. And yet when the emergency drill was done, you could see how it all clicked together, smiles put away, no headless chickens in sight. I just hope other airlines are as focused as this.

Worth 28 minutes of your time.
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Old Apr 6, 18, 5:37 am
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Originally Posted by Can I help you View Post
I actually enjoyed the programme and I think that it gave a good idea of our training and the job we do, but London to New York my arse.
He said New York initially but then it was pronounced New Ark later on.

I googled the aircraft reg anyway just to double check 😉 as I didnít think it was a JFK service.

I enjoyed it. I like Rhod, and thought he did well.

Hats off to all cabin crew. Just shows that you need to be calm across anything that gets thrown your way and the amount of responsibility that they can be expected to shoulder is phenomenal.
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Old Apr 6, 18, 5:41 am
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<drift>
EWR is part of the NYC cluster of airports in the same way that LTN is part of LON.
</drift>
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Old Apr 6, 18, 7:00 am
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Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
YAnd yet when the emergency drill was done, you could see how it all clicked together, smiles put away, no headless chickens in sight. I just hope other airlines are as focused as this.
To use an awful expression "that got me right in the feels". I spend a lot of time on planes and only see the "PING" side of things. Made me remember that actually those people are in charge of my life if something goes wrong and they are expected and required to be the last ones out...
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Old Apr 6, 18, 7:04 am
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Never heard of him, but thanks to the OP for flagging this up.

Thoroughly enjoyable and informative in equal measure. ^
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Old Apr 6, 18, 7:20 am
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Originally Posted by richi View Post
<drift>
EWR is part of the NYC cluster of airports in the same way that LTN is part of LON.
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According to Mr La Guardia, EWR is not New York.
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Old Apr 6, 18, 7:32 am
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Originally Posted by FlyingScientist View Post
According to Mr La Guardia, EWR is not New York.
And according to me, "London Oxford" isn't London (it isn't even Oxford, but Kidlington)
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