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I rang the call button because I just wanted to give you this!

I rang the call button because I just wanted to give you this!

Old Nov 19, 03, 5:18 pm
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I rang the call button because I just wanted to give you this!

I had such an enjoyable flight with you today that I just wanted to give you this as a "thank you".

What do you think would be appreciated by a Cabin Crew member, as a "thank you" gesture?

Hand full of tenners?
Gold watch from the DXB d-f?
A liter of Bombay, decanted into a Highland Spring bottle?

Any serious responses please.

UA had some sort of appreciation cards that passengers could give out after special service.
cheers,
TLA
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Old Nov 19, 03, 5:40 pm
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Call me old-fashioned/British/completely-insane.... but I always think that the best "thank you" is to be GENUINELY nice, polite, sincere and cheerful...

I know its not "hard cash"/material (which seems to becoming more and more important - especially in the US), but if you can make someone feel appreciated and good about themselves, then you have normally made them quite happy (even if they are having a bad day).

Ok, I know it is mad (and I sounds like my mother), but this world would be a better place if more people thought like that...

Boo
(preparing to be packed off to the mad house...)
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Old Nov 20, 03, 1:12 am
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A sincere, sober, straightforward thank you for a job well done is all that I ever reward flight crews with.
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Old Nov 20, 03, 2:33 am
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All of the above, plus take down their name and send a positive letter to BA on your experience.

Details on where to send this letter can be found on this forum.
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Old Nov 20, 03, 3:21 am
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To save you the trouble of a search, you can write to: Joy Hordern, Head of Cabin Services, British Airways, PO Box 10
Heathrow Airport, Hounslow, Middx, TW6 2JA.
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Old Nov 20, 03, 7:43 am
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Slightly off the point but DXB d-f has generally higher prices than can be found in Dubai City. I checked both electronics and watches and found prices in city consistently and significantly lower.
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Old Nov 20, 03, 8:43 am
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by hvd:
Slightly off the point but DXB d-f has generally higher prices than can be found in Dubai City. I checked both electronics and watches and found prices in city consistently and significantly lower.</font>
Sadly, this seems fairly universal.
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Old Nov 20, 03, 9:05 am
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I know its impossible to get you BA folks back on topic once you start to drift off.. but:

I usually bring something like cadbury's chocolates or some other candy to give to the purser.. The number of times I've asked for the CSD or Purser and been asked "Whats wrong".. its nice to see the turnaround in their body langage when they get handed the chocs
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Old Nov 20, 03, 9:22 am
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by Brian-AAFlyer:
I know its impossible to get you BA folks back on topic once you start to drift off.. but:

I usually bring something like cadbury's chocolates or some other candy to give to the purser.. The number of times I've asked for the CSD or Purser and been asked "Whats wrong".. its nice to see the turnaround in their body langage when they get handed the chocs
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They can add that to all the choccies they raided when they raided the larder
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