Related: British Airways
For goodness sake British Airways! I try to love your brand and airline. I try to be a loyal Brit but you keep slapping me in the face.
This week, British Airways innovative new idea is to leave planes dirty between flights. Yes really!
British Airways is trialling ways to reduce cleaning. They are not bothering to clean their planes on European flights during turnarounds. They stay dirty until they get back to London.
Our “best of British” airline, which spends a great deal of money on its advertising campaigns (my thoughts on that here), is saving money by not cleaning their planes.
This was first reported on Paddle Your Own Kanoo who mentioned a memo from the cabin crew union at British Airways which outlines a test not to clean planes between intra-European flights.
The company has confirmed that this trial is being carried out, focusing on some short-haul routes. Flight attendants are being asked to collect as much rubbish as they can prior to arrival. Their union is telling them not to do any cleaning “under any circumstances” once the flight lands, emphasizing “it is absolutely imperative that crew DO NOT do any cleaning of seat pockets, crossing seatbelts etc”.
So if all goes to plan, expect cabins full of rubbish and old hankies and disturbingly dirty toilets. What a shame.
I wonder if the infamous British Airways bed bugs will return?
Cheap Luxury Hotels
Wherever you fly to, if you want to book a luxury hotel, use our luxury travel concierge. We offer free upgrades, free breakfasts, free hotel credit and VIP gifts at luxury hotels like Four Seasons, Aman, Belmond, Ritz Carlton, InterContinental and more… for the same price as the hotel’s own websites.
Best Rates Guaranteed
If you prefer 3 or 4-star hotels & flights, try Club1Hotels and get wholesale hotel rates that are guaranteed to be the best rates every time! If you find better, Club1Hotels will beat the rate* you find so you can’t lose! Join FREE here.
Want Another Bargain?
Take a look at our luxury travel auctions, one of the best places to pick up a travel bargain for a fraction of its actual price!
Disclosure: Most of our property, service & product reviews are sponsored by the proprietor or brand being appraised. All opinions remain our own & are in no way influenced by any sponsor.