Guaranteed way to get upgrade on BA

Mar 19th, 2007, 04:11 AM
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Guaranteed way to get upgrade on BA

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Mar 19th, 2007, 06:01 AM
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Interesting. What should the airline do? If they have traveled half the distance, there may not be enough fuel to return. Returning will also cause major scheduling problems. Perhaps sitting them on the toilet and saying the bathroom is out of order would be the best answer?

I can see why they picked a flat bed.
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Mar 19th, 2007, 07:38 AM
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They did the best they could (maybe assuming the last rows in coach were full).

But the live passenger CERTAINLY deserves some compensation for the experience, not just "get over it."
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Mar 19th, 2007, 10:17 AM
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But who gets the frequent flier miles?
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Mar 21st, 2007, 06:55 PM
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Hey I want the free bar then.
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Mar 23rd, 2007, 05:01 AM
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Having just updated my will, I regret to inform the public that I have once again neglected to compensate anyone other than my immediate family (and the tax department, not necessarily in that order) on the occasion of my demise.

My advance apologies for any inconvenience to the travelling public that could be caused by my remains. (I shall try in future to travel with 'air-Wick' or some such deodorizer on my person, in the event of my death.)

Alternatively, you could sue my survivors. Better yet, turn up at the wake - the booze will be free, unlike on most airlines these days.
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Mar 25th, 2007, 06:06 PM
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In other words, get stiff (pun intended.)
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Mar 25th, 2007, 08:36 PM
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"wailing family who were all moved from economy to sit with their dead relative."

Why didn't they put the body in a seat next to one of the relatives?
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Mar 26th, 2007, 02:21 AM
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What should the airline do ?

Certainly not put the stiff in the first class cabin....

On any long haul 747 and that includes BA, the FA crew has rest quarters with ~4 beds. Why not lay the stiff on one of the beds?

But I suppose in a typical BA style, the crew's rest is more imporant than a high paying, first class passengers rights.


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Mar 26th, 2007, 02:27 AM
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here is a picture of the rest quarters:

http://tinyurl.com/2ozaxe
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Mar 26th, 2007, 11:03 AM
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Interesting photo. My first thought was if they had room to move the corpse and the wailing family to first class they could have moved several coach passengers up so a row of seats was cleared and strapped the stiff in there and let the family in there too. But, the crew quarters seem to be best option now.
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Mar 27th, 2007, 10:10 AM
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Wonder how often people die on flights? Some poor soul died on my flight last week from Mumbai. I believe he was a Business Class passenger and after the crew and a doctor had tried to resusitate him for quite some time, he was put into a seat with a blanket covering him.
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