Thimbleful of champagne on departure

Old Jan 7, 19, 1:41 pm
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Thimbleful of champagne on departure

Sitting on the ground at LHR waiting for pushback to Doha. The crew came round with a tray of champagne and water. I asked for champagne but was given a glass less way than an inch full of champagne (see pic in the comments below).

Is is this a new cost cutting tactic or is it a reflection of the fact were on our way to the Middle East?
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Old Jan 7, 19, 1:42 pm
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Originally Posted by AndrewC View Post
sitting on the ground at LHR waiting for pushback to Doha. The crew came round with a tray of champagne and water. I asked for champagne but was given a glass less way than an inch full of champagne (see pic, if my upload worked).

Is is this a new cost cutting tactic or is it a reflection of the fact were on our way to the Middle East?
unfortuantely, no picture attached.
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Old Jan 7, 19, 1:43 pm
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sitting on the ground at LHR waiting for pushback to Doha. The crew came round with a tray of champagne and water. I asked for champagne but was given a glass less way than an inch full of champagne (see pic, if my upload worked).

Is is this a new cost cutting tactic or is it a reflection of the fact were on our way to the Middle East?

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Old Jan 7, 19, 1:47 pm
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That’s actually quite funny !

Nothing to do with the destination, rest assured. They will happily give you gallons of the stuff at the Al Mourjan or Al Safwa lounges in DOH.
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Old Jan 7, 19, 1:49 pm
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Haha, that's peak BA
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Old Jan 7, 19, 1:49 pm
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Really very strange. Dont know why they bothered.
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Old Jan 7, 19, 1:50 pm
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That is pretty poor. Perhaps it was the end of a bottle and they didn't want to open another.
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Old Jan 7, 19, 1:52 pm
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That is pretty poor. Perhaps it was the end of a bottle and they didn't want to open another.
No the whole tray was full of equally stingy glasses. When I saw the tray I initially assumed they were glasses that had already been drunk by other pax, but no they were handing them out!
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Old Jan 7, 19, 1:52 pm
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I had similar on the BA16 on Sunday night. I assumed it was because they had used too much on the first leg and weren't restocked in SIN... Maybe it's now policy though!
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If this were to happen to me Id certainly complain. I mean, really?
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You don’t say whether you’re in CW or F .... but either way, we really need to get that photo onto the BA website
It would convey just the right image (literally and figuratively)
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Old Jan 7, 19, 1:55 pm
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That looks very well enhanced. One more reason to Fly BA in 2019.

Is it just me that doesn't really like these new glasses? Feels like I'm being served a soft fizzy drink opposed to champagne.
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Old Jan 7, 19, 1:55 pm
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Originally Posted by subject2load View Post
You dont say whether youre in CW or F .... but either way, we really need to get that photo onto the BA website
It would convey just the right image (literally and figuratively)
This looks like a CW seat to me.
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Old Jan 7, 19, 1:56 pm
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When I saw the tray I initially assumed they were glasses that had already been drunk by other pax, but no they were handing them out!
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This looks like a CW seat to me.
That and the menu + safety card says Club World.
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