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Old 15th Jun 2005, 16:57
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Qwantas crew can't keep hands off each other

Contact Counselling of Hosties Grounds Qwantas Crew

Qantas staff must often feel like throttling the odd angry passenger, but instead it seems they are taking their frustrations out on each other.

A pilot and two flight attendants were called home from Los Angeles on Tuesday, after being stood down following a fight at the group's motel in which police are believed to have been called.

The incident has sparked concerns that tight rostering schedules, bigger work pressures and alcohol are leading to an increase in aggressive behaviour.

Yesterday Qantas confirmed a pilot — who was suspended three months ago after a wild fight in a Tokyo nightclub that left a cabin attendant in hospital — had recently been dismissed.

It is believed another cabin worker is now also under investigation, and has been stood down from work, after an alleged assault in Singapore, unrelated to the other incidents.

The Los Angeles altercation, in which kicks and punches were apparently exchanged, happened in a private lounge area at the Bonaventure Hotel.

Qantas's head of customer service, Lesley Grant, said management had "returned the people involved" to Sydney and they had been suspended from duty.

"We are conducting a formal investigation," she said. "Qantas takes a firm line on any allegation of misconduct and a full inquiry will be conducted."

The head of the international division of the Flight Attendants Association of Australia, Michael Mijatov, declined to comment on the matter.

However, the union's website reveals continuing staff grievances over recent changes in accommodation in a number of overseas ports, including the Bonaventure Hotel, which some workers say is in an unseemly part of town with high crime.

The Tokyo brawl happened over the Easter weekend in March. The incident resulted in a flight being cancelled, while another service was delayed by 90 minutes.

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How could this happen?!?!?! I'm picturing something like this:


"Hi-yeeeeeee..... haven't I theen you thumwhere before....??"

*rolls eyes* "Yeah mate, I flew the f***in jet here that you were on. Remember?"

"Oh YEEEEAAAAAHHHH...!!! I THOH remember that. Thoh would you like to thit down? Can I puth your thtool in for you?"

*SMACK*

*sound of hostie hitting the floor, other one running away in hysterics with a broken nail*



Say, are Qwantas reduced to staying in MOtels now???
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Old 15th Jun 2005, 17:04
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http://www.smh.com.au/news/National/...?oneclick=true

Qantas staff must often feel like throttling the odd angry passenger, but instead it seems they are taking their frustrations out on each other.

In the third reported incident of staff-on-staff violence in as many months, a pilot and two flight attendants were called home from Los Angeles on Tuesday, after being stood down in the wake of a fight at the group's motel in which police are believed to have been called.

The incident has sparked concerns that tight rostering schedules, bigger work pressures and alcohol are leading to an increase in aggressive behaviour.

Yesterday Qantas confirmed a pilot — who was suspended three months ago after a wild fight in a Tokyo nightclub that left a cabin attendant in hospital — had recently been dismissed.

It is believed another cabin worker is now also under investigation, and has been stood down from work, after an alleged assault in Singapore, unrelated to the other incidents.

The Los Angeles altercation, in which kicks and punches were apparently exchanged, happened in a private lounge area at the Bonaventure Hotel.

Qantas's head of customer service, Lesley Grant, said management had "returned the people involved" to Sydney and they had been suspended from duty.

"We are conducting a formal investigation," she said. "Qantas takes a firm line on any allegation of misconduct and a full inquiry will be conducted."

The head of the international division of the Flight Attendants Association of Australia, Michael Mijatov, declined to comment on the matter.

However, the union's website reveals continuing staff grievances over recent changes in accommodation in a number of overseas ports, including the Bonaventure Hotel, which some workers say is in an unseemly part of town with high crime.

The Tokyo brawl happened over the Easter weekend in March. The incident resulted in a flight being cancelled, while another service was delayed by 90 minutes.
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Old 15th Jun 2005, 17:10
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Don`t you ever learn Bubba?What colour is your neck?.Lemme guess.....RED!!
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Old 15th Jun 2005, 17:38
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Still ‚d‚?‚?‚Œ‚?‚™‚…‚„

The Captain involved in the NRT fracas is still on the QF payroll.
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Old 15th Jun 2005, 18:28
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It was worthy of a chuckle though scrubbed...
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Old 15th Jun 2005, 20:08
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changes in accommodation...................the group's motel
Obviously Quantas places little value on their staffs' welfare and well-being, if they are using motels to accommodate them on their layovers.
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Old 15th Jun 2005, 21:58
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Question

are Qwantas reduced to staying in MOtels now??
Any QF crew care to confirm that you've been reduced to staying in a motel?
On my very first layover in LA, I unknowingly walked into the tail end of a gang shootout in the carpark adjacent to the hotel where we stayed (Marina del Ray), and which provided excellent security - for obvious reasons.
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Old 15th Jun 2005, 22:59
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HOtel - in Downtown LA. Contrary to what the CC will have you believe, the hotel itself is ok, and the area likewise. It just doesn't have the shopping that Pasadena did,which is apparently the only reason some people covet an airline job......
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Old 15th Jun 2005, 23:18
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In an effort to help company profitability on the YSSY - KLAX route, soon to be moving to accomodation at the back of Compton!
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Old 15th Jun 2005, 23:38
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Or how about Pancho's Happy Bottom riding club about 100 mile east of LA?
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Old 15th Jun 2005, 23:38
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Compton???

Are they issuing you with kevlar jackets?
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Old 15th Jun 2005, 23:42
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Perhaps they have been given accomodation, with customer service equitable with that which they provide......

Cheers, HH.

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Old 16th Jun 2005, 00:01
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Ahhhh Yes.

The Carlton Ritz is on the Horizon then?
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Old 16th Jun 2005, 00:27
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surfside, didn't anyone tell you our new uniforms have a kevlar fibre inner lining?
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Old 16th Jun 2005, 00:37
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Wow!

Gee I didn`t know that.Are we going to start slipping in Basra?
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Old 16th Jun 2005, 01:17
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surfside, apparently boxing gloves would be more appropriate these days!

Interesting comment about the pilot involved in the Tokyo incident!!
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Old 16th Jun 2005, 01:51
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Pilot... Not True

The Captain involved in the punchup in NRT is still on the QF books.His name and e-mail are still on the CIS contact list.This is the first thing updated when someone leaves or is dismissed.The media gets it wrong again.
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Old 16th Jun 2005, 02:13
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Psych testing must be working a dream.....
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Old 16th Jun 2005, 02:36
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Funny, I don't seem to remember this on the psych test:


Pick which one is MOST like you and one which is LEAST like you.

I am the type of person who:

a) likes classical music
b) relaxes easily
c) likes statistics
d) goes the biff


ruprecht.
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Old 16th Jun 2005, 03:31
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Isn't the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in LA the same hotel used for the filming of The Towering Inferno ???

Now if only Charlton Heston could bring a few old mates from the National Rifle Association to clean up the downtown LA area........
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