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Would you like me to refill your water bottle?

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Old Dec 26, 18, 10:35 am
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Lets remember that the plastic waster bottles are entirely recyclable and if BA separates them in the waste, the impact on the environment is a lot less than throwing them away. I do strongly support the use of glasses of water with meals in the premium cabins though - if only as a matter of "class", the crews often don't seem to offer glass of water with meals these days unless asked.
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Old Dec 27, 18, 2:01 pm
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Old Dec 27, 18, 4:22 pm
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Originally Posted by MFCC View Post
There does become a point that, on full flights, we may have to start refilling from a big bottle. It’s literally the same water - Highland Spring 1.5L vs. Highland Spring 500 ml (or Crystal Geyser), but you’ll be surprised how many people are bothered by this.
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Currently drinking a cup of tea made with Highland Spring....my local water supply on tap!

I dont have an issue if it is refilled from a large bottle.

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Old Dec 27, 18, 6:38 pm
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Currently drinking a cup of tea made with Highland Spring....my local water supply on tap!

I dont have an issue if it is refilled from a large bottle.

But would you have an issue if I had a cough/cold and had put my mouth around the lip of my bottle and the cabin crew refilled it from a big bottle and when doing so the lip of the big bottle rubbed against the lip of my bottle that has been in my germ filled mouth?

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Old Dec 27, 18, 7:34 pm
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But would you have an issue if I had a cough/cold and had put my mouth around the lip of my bottle and the cabin crew refilled it from a big bottle and when doing so the lip of the big bottle rubbed against the lip of my bottle that has been in my germ filled mouth?

Here in Argentina it's common for a yerba mate to be passed around a group of strangers using the same bombilla. If you complained about catching other peoples germs you'd be seen as weird...or British.
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Old Dec 27, 18, 11:06 pm
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Here in Argentina it's common for a yerba mate to be passed around a group of strangers using the same bombilla. If you complained about catching other peoples germs you'd be seen as weird...or British.
And what if one one the strangers has a runny nose or a festering cold sore? Do they still get invited to use the same bombilla?
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Old Dec 27, 18, 11:59 pm
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Originally Posted by KeaneJohn View Post


But would you have an issue if I had a cough/cold and had put my mouth around the lip of my bottle and the cabin crew refilled it from a big bottle and when doing so the lip of the big bottle rubbed against the lip of my bottle that has been in my germ filled mouth?

Sure, it's not ideal, but it probably doesn't challenge your immune system a whole lot more than breathing the same germ-filled air as hundreds of other passengers for 12 hours. Planes are basically giant petri dishes. It's sort of like people who do regular longhaul flying worrying about a few extra plastic bottles ending up in landfill - their attitude is right and we should minimise unnecessary waste, but longhaul flying is hilariously bad for the environment and we all know (or should) know it.
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Old Dec 28, 18, 12:54 am
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Originally Posted by HIDDY View Post
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You lot with lounge access could fill it for free while us without lounge access just go to an airport shop and buy a bottle of water to take on board.
Actually quite a few airports around thw world -- Heathrow included - have free water bottle refill stations set up airside. No need for lounge access.
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Old Dec 28, 18, 1:05 am
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Originally Posted by rossmacd View Post
I ask for my reusable Sigg bottle to be refilled. This bottle has circled the globe many times over the last couple of years. Absolutely no need whatsoever for additional plastic to be consumed.
I have one of those double insulated water bottles. In the majority of airports in the world, there is a starbucks after security or a pub/bar - i as them to fill it up with ice and tap water and that usually lasts me flights up to 8 hours AND keeps my water ice cold - i usually refill with the small bottles i get too.
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Old Dec 28, 18, 1:08 am
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... I do strongly support the use of glasses of water with meals in the premium cabins though - if only as a matter of "class"...
Absolutely, where’s the Waterford Crystal glasses?
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Old Dec 28, 18, 1:21 am
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Originally Posted by richardwft View Post

Absolutely, where’s the Waterford Crystal glasses?
That is used to serve water with the meal, isn't it?
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Old Dec 28, 18, 2:30 am
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I seem to recall the water glasses used during the meal service were ‘Dartington’ rather than Waterford.

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Old Dec 28, 18, 2:38 am
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Originally Posted by MiraculousM View Post
I have one of those double insulated water bottles. In the majority of airports in the world, there is a starbucks after security or a pub/bar - i as them to fill it up with ice and tap water and that usually lasts me flights up to 8 hours AND keeps my water ice cold - i usually refill with the small bottles i get too.
That's a great idea. At many airports the airside traders are required to provide free water to those that ask, and where fountains are not provided. Stansted is I think the largest such airport in the UK now, but I've seen that rule in other countries too (e.g. Icelandic airports apart from KEF). The largest airport in the BA network without fountains is LCY. There is a guide to water fountains when travelling with BA in the Dashboard, LHR is now well provided and LGW has some handily by the lift from the lounge.
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Old Dec 28, 18, 2:40 am
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Originally Posted by DoctorCopper View Post
I seem to recall the water glasses used during the meal service were ‘Dartington’ rather than Waterford.
The First ones are Dartington, notably the crimson glass. I'm not so sure about the new CW glass.
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Old Dec 28, 18, 4:35 am
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Lack of small water bottles solved

I had the same problem on a recent flight. The FA simply gave me a big bottle with was very much appreciated for my onward train journey.



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