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Old 23rd Oct 2008, 13:23
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Exclamation Facebook - Virgin Crew

Some crew members from Virgin had a facebook blog - they were stupid enough to post pictures of themselves

They slagged off of passengers - questioned the safety of LGW aircraft !!


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Old 23rd Oct 2008, 14:17
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No doubt the same virgin facebook groups where the girls all show off their stocking stops, very professional.
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Old 23rd Oct 2008, 14:25
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Devil Stocking tops

Virgin CC and stocking tops.... fantastic have to do SLF with Emirates... I suggest 90% of their cc wear a stocking over their head!
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Old 23rd Oct 2008, 15:47
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Oh please, this has been blown out of all proportion it is on every aviation website I have come across today. The only other stories that gather so much attention is accidents...

It was a bit of light hearted banter between colleagues..

And speaking from someone who flies out of LGW a lot as crew for another airline, The "insults" aimed at the majority of those passengers who fly Virgin from LGW were very accurate.

YES YOU ARE CHAVS!! be proud of it, or ditch the Elizabeth Duke bling

Many passengers have made similar comments about a number of aircraft they have flown on which receive high usage one persons/groups opinion does not make it fact, we need to remember this along with the fact, we are all entitled to our opinion.
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Old 23rd Oct 2008, 16:49
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Thanks Jim - i just hope the jokers who were poking fun get the boot !!

Head office aware who they are !!!
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Old 23rd Oct 2008, 17:29
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Heck, I want to see this. What should I search on facebook to find it?
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Old 23rd Oct 2008, 18:13
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The blog has been removed

And a quick update !!

We had been made aware of some maliciouscomments made on a social networking site by a small number of our staff and we have started an immediate disciplinary investigation.
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Old 23rd Oct 2008, 18:17
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I saw that groups and wondered how long it would take before h/o got wind of it.

Pretty stupid thing to do if you ask me - but then they are cabin crew !!

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Old 23rd Oct 2008, 19:27
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My comment on this thread got me an interesting PM, trying to work out if she's CC or not now, give me more clues
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Old 23rd Oct 2008, 20:02
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If that's bad, try and have a look at all "i hate ryanair" groups on Fcukbook

Silly thing to do if you ask me... Wanna tell the world about how bad your company is and how some pax are [email protected]?
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Old 23rd Oct 2008, 22:39
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Its funny, watch a BA plane disembark at Antigua and what you see is passengers with Panama hats, crisp linen trousers/shorts, collared shirt and a nice pair of loafers!

Watch VS disembark and its fake tan, havianas, football jerseys, boob tubes/sports bras and a hell of a lot of bling!
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Old 23rd Oct 2008, 22:48
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Watch VS disembark and its fake tan, havianas, football jerseys, boob tubes/sports bras and a hell of a lot of bling!
What do the women wear ??
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Old 24th Oct 2008, 00:10
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I take offence to Leezyjet's remarks implying that cabin crew are dim-
quote: "Pretty stupid thing to do if you ask me - but then they are cabin crew !!"

As cabin crew myself I have a 2:1 degree and also speak several languages. I do this job as I like it, love the travel and could never work in an office. I am paid well for the work I do. Why do people assume cabin crew are thick? Every day I fly with intelligent, funny crew who do an excellent job at work. We recieve extensive SEP and aviation medicine training and have recurrent exams every year. You must pass all practical and written assessments.

A lot of crew I fly with hold degrees and higher educational awards such as PhD's. I have flown with nurses, a former vet, teachers, police officers etc

As for the original topic of this post, yes it wasn't very clever to post on an open group on Facebook...I generally stick with a good moan in the back galley, emails (not work one, airline can get access into your email at work) anonymous forums, private forums etc

I know a lot of people may think cabin crew are robots with no thoughts or feelings but yes we do often 'slag off' (as someone put it) a handful of pax. Yes I know it's shocking but there is nothing you can do about it...we are entitled to our own thoughts and opinions.
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ouch that told us
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Old 24th Oct 2008, 07:44
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I see its made the BBC and ITV
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Old 24th Oct 2008, 07:50
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Virgin crew call travellers 'chavs' | The Sun |News
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Old 24th Oct 2008, 08:19
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I'm more of the opinion that a lot of the younger generation in general are particularly dim when it comes to the implications of "Facebook". Frankly whatever our age and whatever side of the flightdeck door we work on we've probably all been guilty of loose talk and loose behaviour ( Ohh Missuss!). You could get away with it in the days before everyone had a mobile phone with built in camera and the ability to post on the internet.........

So in this case were the Cabin Crew "thick" or "stupid"?- No, but at least one of them was incredibly naive.
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Wiggy - Well said; nice to see a voice of reason occasionally

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Old 24th Oct 2008, 08:39
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"Coffee, tea or me", very funny, couldn't comment on what it reminded me of!
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