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Old Mar 5, 22, 9:32 am
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Originally Posted by carrotjuice View Post
To be honest, not hailing from the UK, I wouldn't have known this person even if her Louis Vuitton smacked me on the face...
Any more of that and you will get some Silly Black looks
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Old Mar 5, 22, 9:34 am
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Dear lord, PG, you are terminally hilarious! Thanks - unfortunately - for the hardy coffee nose snort this morning!
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Old Mar 5, 22, 11:26 am
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Originally Posted by PUCCI GALORE View Post
Darling - I never did Lounge Duty, but whoever she is deserves my undying admiration,

I did have a run-in with a Darling of UK television (according to the sycophantic press) who had unfortunately bought a Villa in the Sun where lots of British Expatriots buy, To say that she was detested by any crew that had the misfortune to fly with her. Odious was a word that must have been coined for her. She was vile. She travelled with a PA through whom she communicated. One day I was saddled with her. One did not address her directly and she certainly did not deign to even notice you. She had already flounced on and made a to-do over where her Louis Vuiton bag - which the PA carried was stowed and had managed to upset a couple behind her when she told the PA to "get their cr*p out of the way and make sure that they do not touch". "Her" seat was occupied by others so she had to sit opposite and was not happy about it. The PA had tried to get them to change but they were not British - had never heard of her - and were not about to budge.

After take off - out came the bar and I asked her what she would like to drink after I had served the other side of the aisle, Silence. I asked again and the PA told me that she would like Champagne and that I was not to speak to Darling but to her. Before I could stop myself I was told the she did not speak to the likes of me. I am afraid that I just took the brake off the trolley"and went to the row behind me as I was seriously concerned that I might say what I was really thinking. I started to serve the people behind and there came a roar of rage. "Who does she think that she is? Doesn't she realise who I am?" My colleague at behind me looked horrified but we both carried on sedately. I then heard this bellow

"Oi - you - Who the hell do you think that you are? I am a VIP on this shi**y airline. I snap and you jump - get me a Champagne now!"

I turned and smiles sweetly and replied "Ah! found our voice have we Madam? Champagne was it? I'll be with you as soon as I have finished here?"

"I said NOW"!! She roared and got up so everyone could see this "I'll have your guts for garters, you jumped up little b***h. How DARE you talk to me as your equal" Prior to that she had told me to - how should I put this - subject them to intercourse of a kind favoured in Ancient Greece (she used the Fishwife Word if you get my drift). I objected that I was not little (in fact I met the max height permitted back in the day)

Before she could scream further pretty phrases, A Gentleman strode down the cabin and told her in no uncertain fashion to watch her language as he had children there. The people in "her" seat told her unequivocally that they considered her very rude and that if there was any repetition, she would not hear the last of it. We went back to serving people who clearly knew who they were and I had 3 cards handed to me from people prepared to support me if she made a fuss. For every one of her - there are many others who are lovely, thank God. Lunch was served and I just asked if she want to eat and was ignored so I did not bother further. Whether the PA was hungry or not, I know not but I felt sorry for her working for a monster like that. Unaccustomed as she was to being challenged or not having her own way. She backed down and I used the lull in firing to deliver her drink and leave.

She stormed off the aircraft after landing some three hours later. The Station Manager came aboard and never said a word as we had much important things to do concerning the next set of passengers. I never heard anything more but I have saved that as she was my worst. Please forgive the face that this is some years old and I have changed one or two details for obvious reasons.
Sounds like you were to blame PG

Bet you'd never ignore "our Graham"

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Old Mar 5, 22, 12:50 pm
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Originally Posted by msm2000uk View Post
Sounds like you were to blame PG

Bet you'd never ignore "our Graham"

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Nothing new there then Darling - you would be surprised who I can and cannot ignore
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Old Mar 8, 22, 2:13 pm
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DYKWIA or antiDYNWIA?

Flying back DUB-LON, some fat guy sat in my seat, 1A. Claimed he booked 1B, bit confused as many empty rows behind.

I asked the steward then moved back to one of the empty rows...
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Old Mar 8, 22, 2:27 pm
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Originally Posted by carrotjuice View Post
Why on earth would gate agents who, presumably, of all people would know, that a plane is lightly loaded hence more than enough cabin storage claim they its full? More work for the gate check people at departure, and luggage unloading people at destination.
Her ex is a baggage handler.
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Old Mar 8, 22, 2:41 pm
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Originally Posted by lostgoat View Post
DYKWIA or antiDYNWIA?

Flying back DUB-LON, some fat guy sat in my seat, 1A. Claimed he booked 1B, bit confused as many empty rows behind.

I asked the steward then moved back to one of the empty rows...
what has his size got to do with the post? Unless you were trying to denigrate him and other larger sized people?
Woukd you say “this black guy” or #This gay guy?
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Old Mar 8, 22, 3:01 pm
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I was sat in the CCR T5 terrace having breakfast this morning when a gentleman came and sat not far away from me. A CCR team agent came to see him upon which he complained about having just flown in from Riyadh in FIRST but not being driven from the plane to the terminal like another passenger who was escorted off the plane first along with their PA and driven to the terminal. He wasnt happy that the passenger had brushed his luggage a side to get past and that he had to walk. The agent said that the car service is only guaranteed for Premiers and she knows that there was a Premier on that flight.

The guy was clearly annoyed at not being important enough.
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Old Mar 8, 22, 3:04 pm
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Originally Posted by AlanA View Post
what has his size got to do with the post? Unless you were trying to denigrate him and other larger sized people?
Woukd you say this black guy or #This gay guy?
And for that matter, what has gender got to do with it?? Bit presumptuous to have used the word 'guy' when there are so many other possibilities.

Sheesh...

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Old Mar 8, 22, 3:19 pm
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Originally Posted by AlanA View Post
what has his size got to do with the post? Unless you were trying to denigrate him and other larger sized people?
Woukd you say this black guy or #This gay guy?
You didn't didn't answer my question...DYKWIA or antiDYNWIA?

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Old Mar 8, 22, 3:21 pm
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Originally Posted by ratechaser View Post
And for that matter, what has gender got to do with it?? Bit presumptuous to have used the word 'guy' when there are so many other possibilities.

Sheesh...

RC (maybe a bit fat but certainly not trying to leverage it as a protected characteristic )
Fat old guy forcing unnecessary seat change on slightly younger less fat guy but significantly more handsome seems to fine for this thread.
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Old Mar 9, 22, 11:56 am
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Originally Posted by lostgoat View Post
Fat old guy forcing unnecessary seat change on slightly younger less fat guy but significantly more handsome seems to fine for this thread.
Sounds to me like you should have raised the issue with the cabin crew?
Hardly a DYKWIA. Unless the other gentleman insisted? But you didn't say that.
Why on earth move, if you wanted and booked the converted 1A?
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Old Mar 19, 22, 6:10 am
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A lady has taken up the whole sofa by lying across it. The South Lounge has been very busy with space limited, especially this morning and this has not deterred her. I have moved twice just to help accommodate disabled passengers.
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Old Mar 19, 22, 7:04 am
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Originally Posted by flybymonkey View Post
A lady has taken up the whole sofa by lying across it. The South Lounge has been very busy with space limited, especially this morning and this has not deterred her. I have moved twice just to help accommodate disabled passengers.
Some people are incredibly un-self-aware. I find airports and planes exacerbate the situation.
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Old Mar 19, 22, 7:10 am
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Originally Posted by krispy84 View Post
Some people are incredibly un-self-aware. I find airports and planes exacerbate the situation.
Thank goodness planes have allocated seating. Imagine boarding and trying to find a free seat, with numerous cabin bags and rucksacks sitting proudly on empty seats whilst the owners pretend to be asleep, or looking out of the window.
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