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  • TominScotland


    interesting but what has this got to do with business travel?


    I would have thought more important and relevant the fine imposed on them by the ICO.


    TomiinScotland. A company’s culture and reputation is build upon how employees behave on and off duty (if it is known that they are employee of a particular company).

    I see a lot of BA bashing and mostly to management. Here is a case where alcohol was taken from aircraft and crews misbehaving consuming that. As a business traveller I would place this kind of behaviour as a factor what kind of service is expected.

    There were reports in the forum that alcohol ran out on some flight, one can assume that it was kept for other purpose even if it is not true.

    Also crew behaviour outside aircraft was discussed in this forum, you may search.

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    Stories like this are becoming more and more prevalent unfortunately.

    There are a number of theories us ‘oldies’ on the legacy fleets bandy discuss. We all got up to mischief back in our young days downroute but many say we had older/more experienced peers working/socialising alongside us to reel us in when we got carried away.

    My personal opinion is a little different. I think back when I was a 20-something partying downroute I had one nagging thought at the back of my mind if one of my colleagues suggested that we run naked through corridors of a hotel knocking on random doors or as was the case in our previous SIN hotel taking a pee in the lobby pond. That thought was ‘I am on a really good deal here and I cannot afford to lose it’. Pay, T&C’s, pension. Most Mixed Fleet crew don’t have that mentality. The money they earn is not sustainable in the long run, the T&C’s ensure they are exhausted after a couple years. So the overwhelming majority are at BA for a short stint after uni with no intention of hanging around. As they say ‘here for a good time not a long time’.

    I think another huge factor is social media today and personal devices. Back in the day we would hear murmurs of what ‘apparently’ happened in a room in Singapore or the Seychelles. Today someone will whip their phone out, record it and in a drunken stupor post it to some social media site to see how many ‘likes’ they can get.


    I think another huge factor is social media today and personal devices.

    Part of our brand management training to our new colleagues is simply this mantra….

    “Remember, you’re only one click away from being an internet sensation …..and becoming unemployed!! ”

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