Champagne Flight

December 18, 2009

in Attendant & Pilot Stories

We were on a “champagne flight” from Newark to Jamaica, where they offer everyone a glass of champagne, along with a nice meal. My husband was seated near the window, I was in the middle, and our son was on the aisle seat. The first thing we observed was, as one of the attendants opened a bottle of champagne, the cork flying across the cabin and striking someone in the corner of their eye. No apology or sign of concern was forthcoming! Other travelers helped and had to ASK for ice on her behalf.

They subsequently served a meal of some kind of chicken with rice, and as they included an empty cup with the food tray, I could clearly see lipstick marks on the cup. It wasn’t my lipstick and when I pointed it out to the flight attendant, I wasn’t offered another cup. They just shrugged and walked away. I decided not to have a cold drink and, as the drink cart came up, asked for coffee. I was actually SCOLDED and told that this was the COLD drink cart and I would have to wait!

Then, as they were clearing the food trays, one of the attendants was carrying three or four trays stacked on each other, and as she passed my son one came tumbling down. He was covered with rice! She just retrieved the tray and carried on – nobody offered him as much as a napkin to clean up! I got up, walked over to that flight attendant and said, loudly, “I’ll help you get the paper towels you’re going to use to help the little boy you just spilled food onto.”

Suffice to say we have no intentions of flying that airline again.

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Demotage December 18, 2009 at 4:56 pm

My guess: Air Jamaica

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Lickedy Split December 19, 2009 at 12:39 pm

Balls.

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Jason December 19, 2009 at 10:37 pm

You will be doing the flying public a favor by revealing this wonderful airline.

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BlueMole December 22, 2009 at 7:18 pm

Yes, please reveal the airline. Or was it a charter flight?

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MudMonkey December 27, 2009 at 10:00 pm

Air Jamaica. All they do is lose money. Looks like they will lose some more.

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Guest February 12, 2012 at 1:59 pm

LIAT?

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