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Drunken cabin crew go on mid-air rampage

February 12, 2013, 9:58 amYahoo!7

A British Airways cabin crew has created headlines around the world, but for all the wrong reasons.

Drunken cabin crew in mid-air rampage
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British Airways is in damage control after an off-duty cabin crew went on a drunken rampage, sparking a sea of complaints from passengers.

Seated in First and Club Premium Cabins on a Jan 26 flight from London to Washington, the off-duty crew were allegedly downing bottles of red wine and champagne in front of stunned onlookers.


Fellow First Class passengers, who had paid approx $11,000 for their seats, were left unable to sleep with the ruckus going on around them. Tales of kissing and "heavy petting" abound.

One passenger told The Sun: "They were behaving like drunken spoilt brats and were incredibly unprofessional.

"They were running up and down the aisles, falling over and disturbing passengers. They let the airline down badly."

A spokesman for British Airways said: "We apologise to customers. We're investigating and will take any appropriate action."

Do you think passengers are right to complain?

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  1. Monya09:32am Thursday 14th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    unbelievable we can comment on rubbish like this but they have stopped all comments on the yahoo site in regards to political opinions about our great leaders....wake up yahoo....or did you get a warning from them ....you gutless pathetic site....remember we are what makes you exist...not politicians who can call and say what they want about any one under the protection of parliment

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  2. Jeff06:51pm Wednesday 13th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    can someone please tell older fading pop stars like J Lo to forget about showing the flesh...she looks silly up against all the young babes...and really the stupid sensationalism about someones leg...but yeh I think I see why people are upset..she's too old..someone please tell her

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  3. hugh05:34pm Wednesday 13th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    travelled ba twice never again sloopy cabin service middle age hostess who couldnt give a damm, only redeeming part we arrived on time now fly singapore or virgin atlantic.

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  4. Sifty01:08pm Wednesday 13th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Too often do you come across cabin crew that think they are able to walk on water and we should bow at their feet. I am a regular traveller and the arrogance I have observed from trolley dollys is disgusting. British Airways are in trouble and so is every airline that bow to these trumped up tea ladies. How about an upgrade to loyal customers rather than spoilt brats that should have a seat in the storage hold.

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  5. Snowy07:39am Wednesday 13th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    The Airline industry is one in which the Employees see themselves as being far more important than their Customers. Wouldn't the Airline have been better upgrading loyal customers to the vacant first and business class seats and putiing the teal ladies and butlers in economy class seats where they belong ?

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  6. A10:26pm Tuesday 12th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Wayne & Julia were on first class and their behaviour are still the same like scam bags!

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  7. Kathleen09:27pm Tuesday 12th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    The liberals crack me up. They were in first class, off duty employees. (which means they have been screened for background checks etc). They were non threatening to anyone unother than people trying to sleep. You liberals cant afford first class anyway, so why the bitching?

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  8. l.harry06:58pm Tuesday 12th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    At least they werent gay like most of Qantas , outside of that a little refund for disturbed passengers , and all is forgotten when they change to an Asia carrier like most of us have done .

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  9. Gerard06:04pm Tuesday 12th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    What about the 'On Duty' cabin crew!? Were they blind; or just afraid to do their job! If a regular passenger had misbehaved they would have been severely reprimanded, or band from BA, or even been arrested! The offended passengers should get a !00% refund; stuff an apology!

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  10. Jinny05:35pm Tuesday 12th February 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    No surprise less and less travellers are willing to pay big $s to fly 1st or business, when the airlines fill the spare seats with off duty freeloaders

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