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sualg Jul 22, 19 2:18 pm

Have a beer, itís much easier
 
Flew BA J LHR-SIN 2 days ago. 1st drinks service commenced. Frumpy BA Cabin crew member asked what I would like, I said I fancied trying one of the cocktails and she replied ďWhy donít you just have a beer, itís much easierĒ. I was so taken aback I laughed out loud. Why donít these staff go and work for a local council where they would better feel at home.

Did I get Do & Co catering? Either way the food was much improved

Samolyot Jul 22, 19 2:26 pm

Seriously? And that at the start of the flight? How long was it before the outright abuse started?

Scots_Al Jul 22, 19 2:35 pm

That can only have been an attempt at humour, surely!

polochick Jul 22, 19 2:46 pm

I really thought this was going to be a have a beer, stop worrying about the upcoming strike thread!

Dave Noble Jul 22, 19 2:47 pm


Originally Posted by Scots_Al (Post 31330818)
That can only have been an attempt at humour, surely!

The staff are supposed to be professional and should act accordingly - that the OP raised the issue should indicate that it wasn't viewed as a joke

ratechaser Jul 22, 19 2:50 pm

I hope that at least she managed to get your steak done medium rare... :rolleyes:

Deltus Jul 22, 19 3:15 pm

You should have said "Go on then, I'll have a Speedbird 100 if you can find one!" I bet she'd have come back with a Singapore Sling...

sualg Jul 22, 19 3:47 pm

It wasnít a joke by the crew member it was a ďI canít be bothered to make you a cocktailĒ comment. Just out of interest do these come pre mixed ?

its such a shame crew like this spoil what was otherwise a nice BA CW experience.

In fairness the remainder of the crew were all great

HIDDY Jul 22, 19 3:52 pm

I once had a Glaswegian crew member serve me in F on a GRU-EZE sector who said ''fancy a wee swally pet''.

eugegall Jul 22, 19 3:58 pm

Personally I think it says more about you having described the crew member completely unnecessarily "Frumpy" then her comment. It added nothing to your 'story'.

Maybe your attitude prior had created this response.

More to this story for sure!

UKTony Jul 22, 19 4:03 pm

So now BA flights are going to get a PA announcement "Is there a Mixologist on board?" when somebody takes up the cocktail option. Appears that little training has been given and whilst a good idea there really is not enough bar stock or time for these to be made correctly.

I've looked longingly at LGW GF pile of lime slices, tequila, and Cointreau for an ah-hoc Margarita - I do remember some time ago a thread about lounge cocktails.

Perhaps stocking the bar with some M&S canned cocktails might work - at least for some politicians.

Dan72 Jul 22, 19 4:04 pm


Originally Posted by eugegall (Post 31331152)
Personally I think it says more about you having described the crew member completely unnecessarily "Frumpy" then her comment. It added nothing to your 'story'.

+1

South London Bon Viveur Jul 22, 19 4:15 pm

Did the OP take the FA's advice and have a beer or did he stand his ground.......??? I'm intrigued ��

sualg Jul 22, 19 7:26 pm


Originally Posted by South London Bon Viveur (Post 31331207)
Did the OP take the FA's advice and have a beer or did he stand his ground.......??? I'm intrigued ��

Yep, the frumpy, miserable woman case back with the cocktail, no eye contact, no conversation and no interest in her job

Dicksbits Jul 22, 19 8:17 pm

I asked for one of the new cocktails in First on a LHR - JFK flight in May and the crew's response was "Oh what do they mean by that then?!" as she peered over me at the opened menu I was holding in my left hand.

Whilst it was delivered in a slightly banter-ish tone, it had an undertone of truthfulness.... I assume she either wasn't keen or familiar! The cocktail had to go back anyway as it was disgusting...far too strong!!


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