BA in the media 2019

Old Jun 13, 19, 1:11 am
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Originally Posted by citiflyerUK View Post
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/926894...ways-stranded/

BBC Presenter Sophie Morgan claims she was left in her seat for half an hour with crew ignoring her. When they did appear she was told to calm down.
I really don't understand these type of reports in a media. I only fly a handful of times a year, but in the past 20 years i've probably had 60 or so flights with BA, in all cabin classes, and although i've had issues with the IFE or seat, i've never experienced a bad crew.
I know theres always 'The exception', or maybe I have just been lucky?
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Old Jun 13, 19, 4:17 am
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Originally Posted by npturner View Post
....I only fly a handful of times a year, but in the past 20 years i've probably had 60 or so flights with BA, in all cabin classes, and although i've had issues with the IFE or seat, i've never experienced a bad crew.
I know theres always 'The exception', or maybe I have just been lucky?
Bad crew are a small proportion, so you just havenít been lucky to get one. I havenít had one for a good while, which has been great.
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Old Jun 13, 19, 6:09 am
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Surely pinging the call bell repeatedly would get a better response than throwing headsets down the aisle... Where was she getting the headsets from anyway?

Incidentally, top work from the Sun headline writers - "stranded on 12 HOUR flight"... for 30 minutes.
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Old Jun 13, 19, 6:53 am
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Originally Posted by Deltus View Post
Surely pinging the call bell repeatedly would get a better response than throwing headsets down the aisle... Where was she getting the headsets from anyway?

Incidentally, top work from the Sun headline writers - "stranded on 12 HOUR flight"... for 30 minutes.
I was wondering that, she must have collected a fair few of them.
Also, she mentions she was left without her chair, but surely standard wheel chairs do not fit through the isle of a plane?
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Old Jun 13, 19, 6:53 am
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The article says that she called repeatedly so I assume this is via the bell. I imagine it doesn't affect able bodied people anywhere near as much, hence what might be once in 60 flights for you is probably a lot more for disabled people. Just look at Frank Gardner, almost every flight he was having issues at LHR. You don't realise how hard it can be until you're in that position.
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Old Jun 13, 19, 7:19 am
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Originally Posted by citiflyerUK View Post
...................Just look at Frank Gardner, almost every flight he was having issues at LHR. You don't realise how hard it can be until you're in that position.
Very good point.

I donít honestly recall to what extent his issues were down to BA as a carrier, or down to LHR personnel (I seem to think more LHR .... but perhaps a combination of both .... ?) ; but the fact remains he was let down very, very, badly. And if such poor treatment can be suffered by as highly resourceful and stoic an individual as Frank Gardner, then it can very well happen, sadly, to anyone else with significant physical disabilities.

Personally Iím struggling to think of a reason as to why the passenger in this report would wish to manufacture the pattern of events.
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Old Jun 13, 19, 9:05 am
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Originally Posted by Deltus View Post
Surely pinging the call bell repeatedly would get a better response than throwing headsets down the aisle...
I'd like to think the throwing of the headsets was a subtle use of metaphor and metonymy
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Old Jul 2, 19, 3:35 am
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Yet another report in the media about BA's food standards - https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ed-flight.html
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When I had a dog, I gave it much better food than that.
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Old Jul 2, 19, 9:00 am
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Looks like something my cat would like.
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Old Jul 2, 19, 9:03 am
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Looks like something my cat would like.
I'm not sure about your cat, but mine is highly discerning about what it eats. I'm pretty certain that if presented with that delectable example of the best that economy class catering has to offer, it would sniff it once and then walk off in disgust.
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Old Jul 2, 19, 12:00 pm
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OK, let's not make a meal of it.

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I'm going to light the blue touch paper and stand back.

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Old Jul 10, 19, 8:43 am
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Any chance of copy and paste? Fortunately I donít have a Telegraph subscription.
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Old Jul 10, 19, 8:47 am
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Any chance of copy and paste? Fortunately I donít have a Telegraph subscription.
You don't need a subscription, it's a free article. You only need to register. I'm not sure on the rules of copying and pasting an entire article, so I won't do it.
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