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At Dusseldorf yesterday,BA941 the new outsourced ground team asked for people to put bags in the hold as the flight was ‘completely full’
5 minutes later the request was made again
5 minutes after the second announcement, when nobody came forward came the ‘threat’ – ‘if we don’t get any volunteers we will select passengers to put their baggage into the hold’ as you can imagine this generated a great number of bags being given over (2 actually), even though they were not offered priority boarding.
Once boarded, the flight was probably 80% full, and there was no need for any bags to be put into the hold.
I wonder why the ground staff took such an aggressive approach, and is this a sign of things to come – especially when they add the additional seats to both the 320s and 321s?

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