No water on board tonight

Old Mar 17, 2023, 2:05 pm
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No water on board tonight

First time Iíve had this. Flight earlier today had no potable water loaded, meaning no tea and coffee service and sink out of use in the toilets - the little dettol wipes and hand sanitizer were offered instead.
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Old Mar 17, 2023, 2:11 pm
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Had this recently on a DUB-LHR flight, they blamed tight turnaround and not wanting to delay flight furtherÖ
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Old Mar 17, 2023, 2:13 pm
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BAís CE Champagne is also known to be a disinfectant so a bottle next to the sink will do
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Old Mar 17, 2023, 2:52 pm
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A recent BHD-LHR, overheard the cabin crew discussing the state they'd found the aircraft in. Waste tanks at 75% full, fresh water 25%. The general response seemed to be this is a common issue that's getting worse.
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Old Mar 17, 2023, 3:07 pm
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Have had some friends experience this issue on other carriers too recently (1-2 hour EU hops) - lavatories ending up in a horrific state. Would surely be a hygiene/health and safety issue for longer flights, if not at least too uncomfortable for traveling?
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Old Mar 17, 2023, 4:00 pm
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I had the same this week on LHR-BSL. BA752 on the 16th of March.
No running water on the plane.
It seems to be happening a lot.

Iím tempted to raise a complaint for some avios compensation but Iím not sure customer service would care at all.
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Old Mar 17, 2023, 4:37 pm
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Who cares about water on a jet aeroplane? Itís about glamour and thatís about bubbles!
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Old Mar 17, 2023, 7:11 pm
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Anyone concerned what summer travel will look like?

Perhaps a pre summer view will be provided around coronation date.
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Old Mar 17, 2023, 7:16 pm
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You're probably best not to drink the tea/coffee from the galley
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Old Mar 17, 2023, 9:58 pm
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Originally Posted by Duck1981
BA’s CE Champagne is also known to be a disinfectant so a bottle next to the sink will do
This is not true. Nicky Foo does in fact TASTE like disinfectant. Unfortunately, it doesn't in fact get bacterial counts low enough to actually function as a disinfectant.


Tastes like disinfectant but doesn't kill enough bacteria


Hope this helps.
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Old Mar 17, 2023, 10:01 pm
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Originally Posted by Pilou
Have had some friends experience this issue on other carriers too recently (1-2 hour EU hops) - lavatories ending up in a horrific state. Would surely be a hygiene/health and safety issue for longer flights, if not at least too uncomfortable for traveling?
Do what I do, get out on the wing and just relieve yourself
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Old Mar 17, 2023, 10:38 pm
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That's horrible, first time hearing of this happening on planes.
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Old Mar 18, 2023, 2:23 am
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I seem to remember that BA have previously run sectors between London and Singapore with no water on board. So whilst it's inconvenient for short haul, it's very much not off the cards for long haul as well.

Edit: added link to previous thread BA15 LHR -SIN 5th May left with empty water tanks

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Old Mar 18, 2023, 2:30 am
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Many years ago I was on a VS flight from LHR to HKG and the crew discovered we had no water somewhere over France. The plane was turned around, we overnighted at some hotel at LHR and began the journey again the next morning.
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Old Mar 18, 2023, 2:38 am
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Originally Posted by lorcancoyle
Had this recently on a DUB-LHR flight, they blamed tight turnaround and not wanting to delay flight furtherÖ
I wonder if I was on the same flight, or if DUB flights are just repeat offenders.

Wipes put in the sink, but it was made clear the toilets can still be used as they rely more on suction than water.

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