Have you received your Golden Ticket?Back to Forum
Anonymous2 Feb 2013
Waking up at home this afternoon after resting from a bleary eyed arrival at Heathrow from Singapore this morning, the postman had delivered a Golden Ticket for me to hand to any member of BA staff delivering excellent service.
Have you received your Golden Ticket?2 Feb 2013
I think it is good initiative and a step in the right direction. It’s easy to criticise and complain but it’s important to praise when appropriate.
However, I agree a carnet of tickets would have been more useful!2 Feb 2013
Some far from positive cabin crew reaction here…..2 Feb 2013
“Have you received your Golden Ticket?”
Not yet and if I do, it will go in the shredder.
I say thank you to the people who look after me and take the time to do it sincerely. Giving a ticket is *****.
If the airline wishes to this properly, it should use mystery shoppers, regularly.2 Feb 2013
“Not yet and if I do, it will go in the shredder.”
Unsurprising comment from the anti-BA agenda!
The point is the feedback from the customer gets formally recognised by the airline.2 Feb 2013
Cant really see the point of it. All reminicent of getting a gold star at school.
Starwood have a similar voucher scheme, but you get 10. I genrerally give them all to my favourite Starwood Manager and ask him to dish out as he sees fit!2 Feb 2013
And I hope Martyn that he rips them up rather than giving them to staff that may not perform as they should. What you are doing is encouraging someone to reward favorite people rather than people who a customer feels they deserve recognition.
It may not be a perfect system, but we are all quick to complain but often forget to praise.2 Feb 2013
I dont need to give a gold badge to praise someone for doing a good job.
In hotels where good service has been provided, I always ask whether the GM is available for a quick chat. Its amazing how defensive they appear from the start and they sometimes seem gobsmacked that a guest has taken the time to thank them.
With the airlines, its the same. If there is exceptional service, always ask to speak to the person managing the team to thank them, thats whether its in the air or on the ground.
Giving a gold star, to me, is a little patronizing….. but thats only my opinion.3 Feb 2013
I think the point is Martyn that the staff member hands these in so they get recorded. It is hardly patronising recognising good service, whilst you might have the time to chat to the manager etc, not everyone does. The biggest complaint from customer facing staff in all industries is lack of recognition for good service.
On a number of occasions I have received excellent service but have forgotten after a few flights which one it was that particular staff member excelled. Some recognistion is better than no recognition.3 Feb 2013
“Unsurprising comment from the anti-BA agenda!”
Not anti-BA, just not rabidly pro, like you.
“The point is the feedback from the customer gets formally recognised by the airline.”
According to some in the know on FT (i.e. BA crew), at least some of these vouchers will never get to the airline.3 Feb 2013