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Old Apr 29, 19, 6:53 am
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Originally Posted by Tobias-UK View Post
If there were 9 passengers up front and 9 sides loaded that doesn't sound like a case of under catering but one of a greedy passenger taking an extra portion! Whilst pasta dishes are not traditionally served with a vegetable side, the vegetable side is a menu item and available to order. It appears you did not request the side when giving your order to the crew and by the time you did make the request the other passenger had already been given an extra portion. The menu is a la carte so best in future to ask for the vegetable side if it is not offered to you when your order is taken.
It's supposed to be F! Catering only exactly the correct number of items is under-catering in F as far as I'm concerned and ensures unless the stars align in a quite rare way someone will not get their first choice.
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Old Apr 29, 19, 7:29 am
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Originally Posted by lost_in_translation View Post
It's supposed to be F! Catering only exactly the correct number of items is under-catering in F as far as I'm concerned and ensures unless the stars align in a quite rare way someone will not get their first choice.
There was no under catering, pete3 received his first choice meal. What he didn't receive was a side of vegetables - because it was not ordered at the time his meal order was taken. A side of vegetables is not normally served with a pasta dish, had he ordered the side of vegetables when his food order was taken then he would have received it. It was only after all other passengers had ordered their meals was the extra side given to another passenger who requested an extra portion.
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Old Apr 29, 19, 7:43 am
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Originally Posted by lost_in_translation View Post
It's supposed to be F! Catering only exactly the correct number of items is under-catering in F as far as I'm concerned and ensures unless the stars align in a quite rare way someone will not get their first choice.
I don't do f every week.. But I have never ever in f or club not gotten enough food. And usually have more starters and multiple deserts Lol.
So I might be the case why others are undercatered.? 🤔😂
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Old Apr 29, 19, 9:58 am
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I don't think the crew does it for their comfort. I think it is this general left over imagination from the 50s that it should be warm to sleep. Lol
I was shown the crew "handbook" which suggests 22 centigrade as a "comfortable" temperature. Poppy-cock!
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I'm still reeling from the new first class pen. The old one was the exact right weight and I have collected many over the years - this new one is tiny with a strange rubber thing on the end. I'm appalled.
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Old Apr 29, 19, 11:02 am
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Originally Posted by Vasco Pridat View Post

I was shown the crew "handbook" which suggests 22 centigrade as a "comfortable" temperature. Poppy-cock!
i run hot generally and on the A380 especially, always find the F and CW upper deck too warm. I complain regularly about this on board, sometimes to great effect, sometimes not. Sleep science shows a cooler temp is more optimal...plus under the bedding adds more heat but is more comfy.

I wonder there the temperature guage is though because on the A380, once i run to the loo, past the heavy curtain, it is a heavenly chill and the curtain blocks the cool air from entering the cabin and seated in 1A, i have been so very tempted to partly open it but know the light would annoy others!
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Old Apr 29, 19, 11:02 am
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I'm still reeling from the new first class pen. The old one was the exact right weight and I have collected many over the years - this new one is tiny with a strange rubber thing on the end. I'm appalled.
That's a good point. I hadn't noticed. What's the purpose of the rubber thing given that it's still a twist mechanism? We should start a campaign to bring back the old pen for the customs forms we no longer have to complete


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I don't think the crew does it for their comfort. I think it is this general left over imagination from the 50s that it should be warm to sleep. Lol
1950s to today 2019. 69 years, at least three generations of FAs later, thinking remained the same or is it in some rule book ?
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Old Apr 29, 19, 11:49 am
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That's a good point. I hadn't noticed. What's the purpose of the rubber thing given that it's still a twist mechanism? We should start a campaign to bring back the old pen for the customs forms we no longer have to complete


I think the rubber bit is a stylus for you touch screen on your smart phone of tablets. BA is moving into the 21st century.
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I think the rubber bit is a stylus for you touch screen on your smart phone of tablets. BA is moving into the 21st century.
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Nice try but it's squishy and absolutely no use as a stylus.
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looks exactly like the type of thing we have on pens at work for people to use on iPads. Saves having to wipe the thing down after every user. Personally use my finger as it works better for me,
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looks exactly like the type of thing we have on pens at work for people to use on iPads. Saves having to wipe the thing down after every user. Personally use my finger as it works better for me,
It's about as much use as a stylus as a car is running with a flat tyre/tire.

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yep, the same, just don't press so hard! More a gimmick than anything useful.
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Originally Posted by golfmad View Post
It's about as much use as a stylus as a car is running with a flat tyre/tire.

that's sourced by the IT department so there you go SNAFU
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Originally Posted by golfmad View Post
Nice try but it's squishy and absolutely no use as a stylus.
I've got a ballpoint pen with the same material. The difference is that the squishy part is over the ballpoint tip exit. The material has a hole in it so that the pen can be extendedto write with. It was a promotional gift from a company and bears their details.

If you want a smaller and or less squishy tip then the stylus needs to be powered. Efrem on the Travel Technology board explains this as well as anyone

Originally Posted by Efrem
iPads have a capacitive screen. It responds to current conducted through your finger or a stylus. However, it doesn't just respond to current. It requires that current to be over an area more or less the size of a fingertip. If you touch it with something smaller such as a stylus nib, it needs extra current to fake a touch over a larger area. In most styli, that current comes from a rechargeable battery. That's what you charge via this port.

A chopstick, aside from its point being too small to work without additional current, doesn't conduct electricity - unless your chopsticks are made of metal. Mine aren't.
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/travel-technology/1966902-what-point-ipad-stylus.html
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