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Old 5th Jul 2019, 05:57
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BA cabin crew enjoying themselves

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...en-antics.html

Great to read of antics that we got up to in BEA in the 70s are still happening but to send them home to face the sack!
SHAME
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Old 5th Jul 2019, 06:21
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Originally Posted by blind pew View Post
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...en-antics.html

Great to read of antics that we got up to in BEA in the 70s are still happening but to send them home to face the sack!
SHAME
Indeed, times have changed in this PC charged world we live in today!Would like to know who "reported" the party crew?After 14 hours in a "steel tube" you gotta have some fun (within limits of course) so you can sleep, or not!
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Originally Posted by blind pew View Post
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...en-antics.html

Great to read of antics that we got up to in BEA in the 70s are still happening but to send them home to face the sack!
SHAME
Double standards? Complain about drunk passengers, but not about crew running along a hotel corridor banging on everyone's doors and possibly waking them up?
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Old 5th Jul 2019, 06:33
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Nothing wrong with a decent orgy now and again.
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Nothing wrong with a decent orgy now and again.
Decent? I've been doing it wrong all these years!
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Indeed, times have changed in this PC charged world we live in today!Would like to know who "reported" the party crew?After 14 hours in a "steel tube" you gotta have some fun (within limits of course) so you can sleep, or not!
After more than one [email protected] nights sleep in airport hotels caused by idiots kicking off in corridors and banging on doors I have little sympathy.

There is indeed hypocrisy and double standards going on here. We rightly expect pax to respect the authority of the crew whilst onboard the aircraft and equally rightly ensure that any pax who is disruptive on non compliant is heavily sanctioned.

But when it some to the crew behaving like drunken louts and disrupting other people's rest (including other aircrew no doubt) it's "just letting off steam"? (Never mind that fact that the alcohol involved was "smuggled" off the aeroplane - is that another word for "stolen"?)

They're on the company's time and representatives of the company and the industry. It's entirely proper that this become a disciplinary issue.

I have no doubt that my comments will be met with choruses of "bet you're great fun downroute" etc - I am great fun when it's appropriate but I also know when to keep my head down and behave responsibly and would fully expect to be sanctioned / sacked if I stepped across the line.

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It is/was my view that you can have more fun in the room than in the corridor. " Nudge, nudge,wink, wink, say no more!"
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Old 5th Jul 2019, 07:55
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Some time ago I walked into the lobby in the early hours of a certain hotel in Cape Town after a night out with colleagues, only to find two of BA finest Essex / Mancunian girls having, what can only be described as a Cat fight a top a grand Piano while I presume there Captain and FO were trying to get them off it. I would love to know how they squared that with the hotel, as there was some damage to the Piano which looked like it could be expensive to repair. Incidentally the Mancunian won on points in my and my colleagues estimation.
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Old 5th Jul 2019, 07:56
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There is no “right” or “wrong” only “getting caught”!?!?!
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I would say that they were lucky the local police were not involved; a sacking would be the least of their problems out there.
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Old 5th Jul 2019, 08:54
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Certainly hope they do not loose their jobs.............
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Old 5th Jul 2019, 09:13
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BlindPew ; Agree. Fun time been toned down since the 70's though by the PC partypoop brigade. I was called in, only once, and advised to moderate but the Fleet Boss was also a Party-animal and we both just fell about larfing. Millions of recall but one springs to mind in BGR Maine where there was a bang on the door & a BA Captain, empty glass in hand, Bottle of whisky in the other and a tooth-brush in his night-shirt pocket exclaimed;" Won't get any sleep next to you lot tonight, so, I thought I would join you !" Marve !
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Old 5th Jul 2019, 09:39
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I agree with OvertHawk's post. One thing I just cannot tolerate are inconsiderate idiots who party and make a lot of noise in hotels in the middle of the night, whoever they may be! The sack? No, unless they do it again!
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Vandalism? Singapore? - Remember Michael Peter Fay?
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Old 5th Jul 2019, 11:49
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There is never any excuse for this sort of behaviour by ANYONE. And I might add that as a passenger I've always found BA to be a most unimpressive airline, with very poor cabin service. Will never fly with them again.
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Used to do a 14 hour day ending up in Chicago..as we checked in at mid day and the cabin only had 20 hours off duty there was no chance of a party. Hotel made us wait for 2 hours plus in a corridor before we got the out going crew rooms. Hotel always gave the FO a room adjacent to their hospitality room which partied until the early hours..add six hour time difference. So please don't just slag the crews off.
Our company hotel in Boston was even worse as the toilets were used as a gay playground.. stable doors on the cubicles with two pairs of trousers around ankles and a lot of groaning. Complained to front desk as loos open to public and children...tried 3 languages starting with switzerdeutsch before I realised they were part of the depraved circle.
Spare a thought for the girls in the 70s were sexual assault was part of the job description and accidental coffee pot spillage was the only remedy (along with the frequent crashes and tropical diseases).
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Off duty and not wearing company uniform then a paid suspension equal to the number of days before next flight and a warning not to get caught.
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If you all buy me a drink sometime, I MIGHT tell you what I saw a Gulf Air crew getting up to in a Hong Kong hotel back in 1989!
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If you all buy me a drink sometime, I MIGHT tell you what I saw a Gulf Air crew getting up to in a Hong Kong hotel back in 1989!
My Dad was CP of Gulf Air in 1989, Iím intrigued to hear your story but I doubt I would be surprised.
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Old 5th Jul 2019, 22:06
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Pictures (preferably video), or it didn’t happen!
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