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FA woke me up “for a joke”

Old Sep 15, 19, 7:47 am
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FA woke me up “for a joke”

I wondered how some of you would have handled this...

I was in Business on an overnight transatlantic recently and I had just settled in, eye mask on, ear plugs in, blanket pulled up - the whole deal. I was woken with a start by a flight attendant shaking me, I pulled off the eye mask and pulled out the ear plugs to be greeted with the words “I’m sorry sir but this is a no sleeping flight” followed by him laughing. I confess I didn’t react well.

I know they must get bored on these flights but I thought it was uncalled for. Ever been “pranked” by the flight crew ?
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Old Sep 15, 19, 8:30 am
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Originally Posted by Fonsini View Post
I know they must get bored on these flights but I thought it was uncalled for. Ever been “pranked” by the flight crew ?
What? No. Hopefully you reported that poor excuse for a flight attendant.
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Old Sep 15, 19, 8:34 am
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Maybe you were snoring really loudly and they didn't want to embarrass you?

If not, its pretty inappropriate.
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Old Sep 15, 19, 8:37 am
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It seems bizarre. Often people pay more for business class precisely so that they can sleep.

Airline and route? Could this "joke" be associated with some industrial action against the carrier?

In another thread recently, people claimed that unwanted touching is assault, so perhaps you were assaulted by this flight attendant. [That assertion was in the context of a passenger touching a FA's elbow to get the FA's attention.] Was there a purser around?

Sometimes FAs must wake passengers to check that seat belts are fastened during severe turbulence, but that doesn't seem to be the case here.
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Old Sep 15, 19, 1:20 pm
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
It seems bizarre. Often people pay more for business class precisely so that they can sleep.

Airline and route? Could this "joke" be associated with some industrial action against the carrier?
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It was American PHL to MAN - and the guy that did it was the senior FA on board. He did apologize.
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Old Sep 15, 19, 3:00 pm
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That's so, so weird. Had you been having a laugh with the FA beforehand that may have made him think it'd go down well? That wouldn't excuse it by any means, but it would perhaps explain it.
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Old Sep 15, 19, 4:13 pm
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Maybe he thought you were dead and had to make sure?
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Old Sep 15, 19, 4:17 pm
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Oh.

It's AA. Out of Philly.

Makes sense now.
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Old Sep 15, 19, 7:37 pm
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I may have punched him in the face and said "Sorry, this is a no laughing flight".
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Old Sep 15, 19, 10:15 pm
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Were you in the air or on-the-ground?
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Old Sep 15, 19, 10:20 pm
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Not that AA will do anything but this is one where I'd push just about as hard as you can for compensation and an apology from AA. And while I know the union will protect him, I would do everything in my power to see him reprimanded for such an action.

That's absurd -- especially if you are like me where once you wake up you can't fall back asleep -- such an action would essentially destroy the value of the bed for the remainder of the overnight flight.
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Old Sep 15, 19, 11:07 pm
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It sounds absolutely bizarre. Do you think he might have thought have mistaken you for someone he knew?
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Old Sep 16, 19, 8:44 am
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Originally Posted by bitterproffit View Post
Maybe you were snoring really loudly and they didn't want to embarrass you?

If not, its pretty inappropriate.
Probably this.
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Old Sep 16, 19, 9:43 am
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Originally Posted by CPRich View Post
I may have punched him in the face and said "Sorry, this is a no laughing flight".
Definitely complaint worthy. Not punch-in-the-face worthy unless you wanted upon arrival to be greeted by a personal escort that would whisk you away to government-funded accommodation of the sort you don't find reviewed on TripAdvisor.
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Old Sep 16, 19, 10:49 am
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government-funded accommodation of the sort you don't find reviewed on TripAdvisor.
Mattress too firm. Toiletries not up to my standard. Roommate a little rough around the edges. Hearty food but a little bland...better than the typical Fairfield Inn spread tho. 2 1/2 stars.
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