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I searched for a reasonably up to date existing topic but nothing recent came up. I made my first BA CE flight of 2020 last week. I had a small bottle of champagne with my meal. The top was taken off the bottle and retained by the attendant. When we hit a 10 minute patch of turbulence I had to hold the bottle (with no top) in one hand and my glass in the other so I couldn’t eat until things settled down.
Why retain the bottle top? I noticed it was also done to the person across the aisle.13 Jan 2020
I flew Club Europe last night and also enjoyed (one) quarter bottle of champers. Although the CC did twist the bottle “open”, the lid was then screwed back on and given to me. So clearly what happened to you is an (unwise) CC preference, as opposed to a BA “policy”.
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I believe it is to stop the passengers taking the champagne of the flight, as happened on a CE flight to Rome a few year’s back when two passengers asked the crew for some bottles to take as presents for family…16 Jan 2020
I believe it is to stop the passengers taking the champagne of the flight, as happened on a CE flight to Rome a few year’s back when two passengers asked the crew for some bottles to take as presents for family…
I think you’re right. Years back (early 90’s) they had bottles of Floris smellies in the F loos. It must have dawned on them that they were disappearing inflight, as they started removing the tops from the bottles on departure and replacing them after arrival!16 Jan 2020
I don’t know about today …
But when I took many SAS flights years ago when SAS had huge business class loads (90% depending on the time and day of the week) the flight attendant would sometimes hand over several small bottles of unopened liguor to passengers who promptly stowed them in their hand luggage (for consumption on another occasion).
It was looked upon a perk for flying SAS business class and especially when returning to Scandinavia.16 Jan 2020
We were on an early morning flight to Glasgow in December and were offered champagne but declined due to the early hour. So the very pleasant cabin crew member said ‘here’s two bottles for later in the day’. Obviously varies from crew to crew.16 Jan 2020
SAA used to do that too. Because I hardly ever drank in flight, they would sometimes ask if I wanted to take a bottle with me.
I once ordered some wine from duty free and they didn’t have it stock and would I like an alternative….. I declined, and the steward came back 5 minutes later with two excellent bottles from F, Simonsig Tiara I think.16 Jan 2020