FlyerTalk Forums

FlyerTalk Forums (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/index.php)
-   British Airways | Executive Club (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/british-airways-executive-club-446/)
-   -   Ask the staffer (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/british-airways-executive-club/1949283-ask-staffer.html)

Globaliser Jun 11, 19 5:22 pm


Originally Posted by speedbuslhr (Post 31189983)
Mixed fleet however are much stricter. Its very rare for them to separate unless they have a long wait between flights at Heathrow.


Originally Posted by shefgab (Post 31190054)
MF crew generally stay together as as group.


Originally Posted by alpha320 (Post 31191155)
Crew normally stick together, I think Mixed Fleet have no choice, they have to!

So is this a policy decision for MF? And are we allowed to ask what is the rationale behind it?

MFCC Jun 11, 19 5:23 pm


Originally Posted by Globaliser (Post 31193298)
So is this a policy decision for MF? And are we allowed to ask what is the rationale behind it?

Its just standard on MF. Were told we have to do it so we do - not sure why! Its just always been that way.

alpha320 Jun 11, 19 5:38 pm


Originally Posted by Globaliser (Post 31193298)
So is this a policy decision for MF? And are we allowed to ask what is the rationale behind it?

The same reason that mixed fleet have to wear hats and other fleets don't. Terms and conditions! You wouldn't believe the amount of agreements behind the scenes!

Flyiboy Jun 19, 19 9:48 am

I will be traveling in FIRST on the 747 (1K) in August to JFK. Instead of receiving the male version of the amenity kit, can I ask for the female version? Do they stock them according to seats taken or do they add a few extras? To be honest I prefer the female version because they seem to be more vibrant in color and in contents from I what I saw and heard.
Thank you..

JAXBA Jun 19, 19 9:58 am


Originally Posted by Flyiboy (Post 31218465)
Instead of receiving the male version of the amenity kit, can I ask for the female version?

Yes.

Read your signature! ;)

MFCC Jun 19, 19 9:58 am


Originally Posted by Flyiboy (Post 31218465)
I will be traveling in FIRST on the 747 (1K) in August to JFK. Instead of receiving the male version of the amenity kit, can I ask for the female version? Do they stock them according to seats taken or do they add a few extras? To be honest I prefer the female version because they seem to be more vibrant in color and in contents from I what I saw and heard.
Thank you..

You can certainly request one. Provided we can leave enough for the return then it shouldnt be a problem at all.

Can I help you Jun 19, 19 9:59 am

It will depend on how many ladies ones they use on your flight, the crew won’t want to give any extra ladies bags out as the may be needed for the return flight, I would say it will most likely be possible.
Saying that I wouldn’t be seen dead with the ladies bag but to each their own. :p

Flyiboy Jun 19, 19 12:46 pm

Thanks for all the replies..

DeathSlam Jun 19, 19 2:10 pm

Travelling JAL I seemed to get an F (class and sex) amenity kit with an M extension. 100% sure that doesn't happen on BA, but it's an interesting theory.

alex67500 Jun 21, 19 7:06 am

A message on the Golden ticket event thread got me thinking about AED (Defibrillators) and procedure in extreme cases.

I've seen some AEDs on some BA planes, but are they standard issue on all aircraft now? Are CC all trained on them? And would first-aid trained passengers be welcome to help, or would it be best to leave CC alone in that case? (30mns of CPR was mentioned, that is EXHAUSTING, so a bit of relief might be welcome, but maybe legal liabilities come in?).

demolineux Jun 21, 19 7:08 am

What do flight attendants think of people who are clearly flying CW for the first time? I suppose evidenced by them taking photographs and general excitement etc

milkyway88 Jun 21, 19 7:33 am


Originally Posted by alex67500 (Post 31225240)
A message on the Golden ticket event thread got me thinking about AED (Defibrillators) and procedure in extreme cases.

I've seen some AEDs on some BA planes, but are they standard issue on all aircraft now? Are CC all trained on them? And would first-aid trained passengers be welcome to help, or would it be best to leave CC alone in that case? (30mns of CPR was mentioned, that is EXHAUSTING, so a bit of relief might be welcome, but maybe legal liabilities come in?).

My professional background is a paramedic, so I've had countless examples of being part of a team that's done CPR for more than 30 minutes. Firstly if people rotate (3 minutes on - at least 3 minutes off), CPR isn't especially physically exhausting (if you're doing it correctly) you are using your weight to apply most the pressure. Added to which if it your first time or you don't you will get a significant adrenaline hit.

I imagine it is emotional aspect that cabin crew would find most exhausting.

MFCC Jun 21, 19 7:40 am


Originally Posted by alex67500 (Post 31225240)
A message on the Golden ticket event thread got me thinking about AED (Defibrillators) and procedure in extreme cases.

I've seen some AEDs on some BA planes, but are they standard issue on all aircraft now? Are CC all trained on them? And would first-aid trained passengers be welcome to help, or would it be best to leave CC alone in that case? (30mns of CPR was mentioned, that is EXHAUSTING, so a bit of relief might be welcome, but maybe legal liabilities come in?).

AEDs are fitted to all aircraft and is checked for serviceability before each sector. Every single crew member is trained in their use and is capable of completing CPR in line with BA Resuscitation Guidelines.
In the unfortunate event wed have to use the AED, it would be expected thatd wed rotate around crewmembers to ensure that the compressions were effective and not being delivered from someone who was exhausted.
We may (or may not) request assistance from healthcare professionals, however crew involved in CPR must adhere to BA Guidelines.

volar Jun 21, 19 3:22 pm


Originally Posted by MFCC (Post 31225325)


AEDs are fitted to all aircraft and is checked for serviceability before each sector. Every single crew member is trained in their use and is capable of completing CPR in line with BA Resuscitation Guidelines.
In the unfortunate event wed have to use the AED, it would be expected thatd wed rotate around crewmembers to ensure that the compressions were effective and not being delivered from someone who was exhausted.
We may (or may not) request assistance from healthcare professionals, however crew involved in CPR must adhere to BA Guidelines.

i did once, in the last year, unfortunately witness the AED being used on a flight. The crew did ask for any medics on board to help and the compressions continued throughout the diverted landing with the unfortunate passenger on the floor in the aisle throughout. Whilst clearly distressing for the crew and passengers, this one event gave me massive confidence in the ability of BA crew to handle this sort of situation and it moved me to write to BA to tell them how impressed Id been by this crew. It really made me feel Id be in safe hands if the same happened to me.

Lost-in-Space Jun 22, 19 3:46 am

This one for the ATCOs:

When (if?!) the third runway is operating at LHR, how will it be used? To get a balanced utilisation of all three runways, will one be in mixed mode i.e. departures and landings? And, if so, which runway would be mixed mode?

Thanks!


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:39 pm.


This site is owned, operated, and maintained by MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Designated trademarks are the property of their respective owners.