According to the Daily Mail, British Airways is considering canceling several flights to lucrative destinations due to the actions of their cabin crew on the ground.
From the article:
Topless air hostesses and champagne-fuelled pool parties have prompted a flood of protests about wild behaviour.
The raucous parties are mostly involving BA’s youngest cabin crew – also called “mixed fleet” crew. When there was a snafu over a cabin crew contract renewal, the mixed-fleet concept was started as way to save the company money. Not surprisingly, this younger generation of flight attendants are really enjoying the traveling lifestyle, and the high-end hotels they are put up in.
The article specifically mentions the route to Nairobi, where there is only one approved hotel. There, cabin crew have held wild room parties and run around the property naked. If that hotel drops the contract, the route will become financially unstable and will be forced to be canceled.
What are the other routes involved? London to Las Vegas, San Diego and Mauritius, all where the drinking age is 21 and older, forcing crew to drink heavily in their rooms, rather than socially in a bar.
The crew often purchases alcohol from the plane at crew discounted rates, saving them money from purchasing alcohol elsewhere. When asked for comment, British Airways says crew face disciplinary procedures if policies are violated, and that they talk their hotel suppliers on a routine basis and only have a small number of complaints.
So, if you’re flying to Nairobi and don’t know of what to do one evening, make sure you find out the location of the BA cabin crew, that way you know where the party is at!
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