Gifts for flight crew

Feb 20th, 2007, 07:44 PM
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Gifts for flight crew

Has anyone every brought a gift for the flight crew on international flights? If so, what did you bring them?
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Feb 20th, 2007, 08:30 PM
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Read through this thread first:

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...=2&tid=1288831
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Feb 20th, 2007, 08:35 PM
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Usually I give the pilot a new car -- preferably an Astin Martin. I think diamond bracelets are nice for the flight attendants. I really appreciate what they do.


Huh?????
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Feb 20th, 2007, 08:57 PM
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Ralph Fiennes , actor , recently gave Qantas flight attendant Lisa Robertson on the flight from Darwin to Mumbai membership to the mile high club . It has been splashed all over the papers .She has been dismissed from her job for accepting gifts from passengers. Some would say it was a bit too generous of Ralph . I say vulgar and unnecessary .
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Feb 21st, 2007, 01:09 AM
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$dollar bills$...they work everywhere.
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Feb 21st, 2007, 01:21 AM
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Patrick, diamonds are so, so yesterday. Plus they're not PC. Sapphires will probably blend with their uniforms better.
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Feb 21st, 2007, 01:25 AM
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What lovely tokens of appreciation, Patrick.

Diamonds go with everything.
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Feb 21st, 2007, 02:21 AM
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In real life, certain flight attendants do receive gifts, generally from people who fly the same route 50 or 60 times with the same flight crew.
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Feb 21st, 2007, 03:25 AM
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I am addicted to this board!

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Feb 21st, 2007, 04:35 AM
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I do agree with lawchick!!!! I have been crying with laughter over the 'how much should I tip the pilot' thread! To be read by everyone on a grey day (like it is here today) Really did me good!

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Feb 21st, 2007, 06:34 AM
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Yes. Quite a few years ago my father and I were trying to get on a flight from Kathmandu to Delhi and the Indian Airlines plane was booked. My father, in his inimitable way, chatted up the pilot and they made an arrangement. I sat in the cockpit and my father got some kind of a makeshift seat. The gift to the pilot was a bottle of Johnny Walker Black. (Imported alcohol was very scarce in India back then)

We became friendly with the pilot and his family and had a number of visits with them after that first flight..both in India and at my parent's home in the US. My parents attended his daughter's wedding in Delhi years later.
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