Serious answer? It's not going to happen.
Sorry to prick the bubble, he was a sweaty little paedophile as well.He had Henry McGee. Mr Pugh ( "P-U-G-H. Poo!" )
Link: Charlie Drake- The Worker
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RAF in WW2.Trained as an airgunner (tailgunner). He said he was "The right size for the turret". Served in India. I don't know where else.
I've always hated comedies about incompetent people (e.g. Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em), but this one I loved. It's still good. Un-PC, well written and impeccable timing.
But in air travel terms...wouldn't Fred be the pilot?Another in these 'How to get an upgrade' articles, usually rubbish and this week's one was no exception;
Flight attendant Helena Afroughi explained: "What always works is when people bring some sweets to the crew, chocolates or whatever. And they make themselves known. Don't just give it and run away.
The practice it not new, was discussed a while back on a frequent Flyer Forum and there are actually people who do this, giving boxes of chocolates or gifts to the cabin crew- 'to show appreciation'
Not something I've even considered doing and I'm not going to start now, to me it's creepy and, however much the giver denies it, there's usually an expectation to something, like better service.
No one ever seems to produce the gift when they are leaving the plane.
"They are always so grateful" Of course they are, no cabin crew member is going to say "keep your sodding chocolates." however much they may be thinking it.
I guess if it's something you do, then you will defend the practice
Link is from the Express but the article has been widely syndicated.
How to get upgraded
If pleasing these professionals doing their job is so important, why not have a whip-round among the passengers ? - always worked for Fred the charabanc driver in the old days.
There is a semi-automated/automated rewards system in place at BA for frequent flyers but FWIW I’ve seen a few MPs and members of the HoL (including at least one ex-cabinet minister) “down the back” on BA services.…First trip ever to the USA flying American Airlines from Luton back in 1988. Wife and myself in the departure lounge, they start calling everyone up for their seats and we are the only two left in the lounge. “Errm, excuse me you haven’t called us up”.
The nice lady smiled and said words to the effect of, “I know love, go sit back down”. A few minutes later she waved us up, scribbled something on our boarding passes and wished us a good flight. When we got to the plane the stewardess lookedmat the passes and waved us off to the right.
We never figured out why, but we had been allocated some very nice business class seats.
If yo,want to get free upgrades on BA bedcome an MP, or member of the house of lords. The word was that BA has them on their database and they get auto-upgrades when buying a normal ticket. Similar with movie star types who use the larger international carriers, buy a cheapo ticket and pick up an upgrade.
My last personally paid for upgrade was at Frankfurt. Lufthansa sell off their empty first, business, and upper cattle class seats cheap. They charge 500 euros per level that you upgrade. I was in upper cattle and moved to business for the 500, which was cheaper than the 1000+ extra it would have cost if I had bought it when booking.
There is a semi-automated/automated rewards system in place at BA for frequent flyers but FWIW I’ve seen a few MPs and members of the HoL (including at least one ex-cabinet minister) “down the back” on BA services.…