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British Airways Cabin Crew Face Dismissal After Accusations of Drunken Antics at Singapore Hotel

British Airways Cabin Crew Face Dismissal After Accusations of Drunken Antics at Singapore Hotel

British Airways Cabin Crew Accused of "Naked Orgy" at Singapore Hotel

Oh dear… it’s happened again.  British Airways cabin crew have been accused of more high jinx at their hotel in Singapore and now three members of crew are facing potential disciplinary action.

According to the Sun, a group of drunken crew got a little bit too carried away during their layover in the country and might even be sacked following an internal inquiry.

It’s not clear when the incident actually took place but apparently a British Airways worker who was staying in the same hotel reported the crew on their return to London.

Photo Credit: British Airways
Photo Credit: British Airways

It’s alleged the crew were taking part in drinking games, including the old favourite ‘spin the bottle’.  Things got out of hand when three crew were dared to strip naked and run down a hotel corridor, knocking on random bedroom doors.

“There were some frisky crew on this plane. There was snogging and stripping and fumbling between the crew, who were all naked,” a source told the newspaper.

The source went on to claim that crew had removed alcohol from the plane because drinking in Singapore is otherwise too expensive.  However, this is a totally unproven allegation and there doesn’t appear to be any evidence thus actually happened.

Given the prevalence of social media nowadays, the newspaper didn’t actually have any photo or video proof of the incident so it’s really hard to say whether this all went down exactly how it has been portrayed.

In a statement, a spokesperson for British Airways told us that they “expect the highest standards of behaviour from our teams around the world at all times and we’re investigating what happened.”

The spokesperson continued: “We do not tolerate unruly behaviour by colleagues and will always fully investigate claims and take whatever action is required.”

This isn’t the first time raucous behaviour has been reported in BA’s Singapore hotel – last year, the airline apparently had to find a new hotel after a series of incidents forced the hotel not to renew its contract with the airline.  It’s alleged the final straw was an incident involving a female crew member who ran through the lobby in just her underwear.

Disturbingly, several months later, a senior crew member alleged she had been raped by a colleague at the airline’s Singapore hotel.

Cabin crew are left under no illusion that they are ambassadors for the airline they work for – whether they are in or out of uniform.  Getting up to such messy behaviour in the crew hotel is just asking for trouble.

That said, I can’t help but feel that cabin crew are now under more scrutiny than ever before – has the behaviour of cabin crew gotten so much worse in the last few years?  Probably not.  Go back a couple of decades and this type of behaviour would of gone unnoticed.  It doesn’t necessarily make it more acceptable but it’s important to put it into context.

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