Emirates stewardess caught pouring leftover champagne back into bottle


vrDrew

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You know....

I'm kind of finding it hard to summon up much in the way of outrage or sympathy for the people flying Business Class on Emirates. A round-trip Business Class from Chicago to Dubai costs about $6,000. Versus about $1,600 in Economy.

If you've got the sort of disposable income that you can spend an extra $4500 to sit in a comfier seat (and not mingle with the riff-raff in the back of the plane) for twelve hours or so: Guess what, I think you can look after yourself.

Sort of like finding a stray hair in the bathtub of your suite at the Four Seasons. It kinda sucks, I know. But I'm sure if you make enough of a stink, they'll make it up to you. No help from Drew required.
 

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You know....

I'm kind of finding it hard to summon up much in the way of outrage or sympathy for the people flying Business Class on Emirates. A round-trip Business Class from Chicago to Dubai costs about $6,000. Versus about $1,600 in Economy.

If you've got the sort of disposable income that you can spend an extra $4500 to sit in a comfier seat (and not mingle with the riff-raff in the back of the plane) for twelve hours or so: Guess what, I think you can look after yourself.

Sort of like finding a stray hair in the bathtub of your suite at the Four Seasons. It kinda sucks, I know. But I'm sure if you make enough of a stink, they'll make it up to you. No help from Drew required.
So it's okay to okay to be offensive or sympathetic to people just because they may have the means to pay more for a service? Pay more, expect more? I imagine a lot of business class flyers are actually business men and women whose companies are paying for the tickets. Many companies have policies regarding employees seating class based on how far the trip is or how many trips they've made in the past x duration of time.

Whether this is first class or economy this is really disgusting at face value. Who knows what really is happening here though. Maybe the plumbing was broken. Maybe the flight attendant is some weirdo who collects the leftover wine and drinks it at home. At least it's alcohol, which kills pretty much everything. I highly doubt it's company policy to recycle drinks.

I recently was on a 6-6.5hr cross country flight and flew business class (which cost 2x+ more). Having a bad back definitely made it worth it considering BC, most importantly, actually allows the room for me to relax my shoulders... and I'm not exactly considered a big person. Even "premium economy" (extra legroom and usually niceties like power outlets) for me would be fine probably anything 2-4hrs. One leg of my recent trip was in a Bombardier Q200 which was an absolute cattlecar, but it was okay for the 45min jump.

Flying from Chicago to Dubai (13+ hours) in economy sounds like hell to me. Regardless, if the insinuation is true, that the woman was recycling the alcohol, it's not acceptable in any setting. I have a feeling that's not the case though.
 

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Likely she's pouring the leftovers back into a bottle to discard as one.
Seems like it would be easier to pour it into a basin or something, but I really hope you're right. That would be pretty friggin disgusting orherwise.
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You know....

I'm kind of finding it hard to summon up much in the way of outrage or sympathy for the people flying Business Class on Emirates. A round-trip Business Class from Chicago to Dubai costs about $6,000. Versus about $1,600 in Economy.

If you've got the sort of disposable income that you can spend an extra $4500 to sit in a comfier seat (and not mingle with the riff-raff in the back of the plane) for twelve hours or so: Guess what, I think you can look after yourself.

Sort of like finding a stray hair in the bathtub of your suite at the Four Seasons. It kinda sucks, I know. But I'm sure if you make enough of a stink, they'll make it up to you. No help from Drew required.
I don't think this is about finding sympathy for someone who has more money than you (although I struggle to understand why someone wouldn't be able to), it's about an expectation of a level of service that everyone should expect. I personally don't care if you paid $50 or $5000 for your seat, no one should be served a beverage that someone else had just been lapping out of.
 
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So it's okay to okay to be offensive or sympathetic to people just because they may have the means to pay more for a service?
I think you are misreading this.

Business-class passengers potentially drinking tired champagne? Uh, no. I'm not going to sit up nights worrying about the injustice.

African-American teenagers being killed in cold blood by poorly-trained cops? Pregnant Alabama teenagers being cut-off from medical care? Refugees in Yemen or Syria dying of cholera or chemical weapons? Lawyers and journalists being murdered by Vladimir Putin (while the US President cheers him on)?

Yeah. Those things I'll get concerned about.

But the 1% flying in Business and First Class can look after themselves. Really.
 

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I think you are misreading this.

Business-class passengers potentially drinking tired champagne? Uh, no. I'm not going to sit up nights worrying about the injustice.

African-American teenagers being killed in cold blood by poorly-trained cops? Pregnant Alabama teenagers being cut-off from medical care? Refugees in Yemen or Syria dying of cholera or chemical weapons? Lawyers and journalists being murdered by Vladimir Putin (while the US President cheers him on)?

Yeah. Those things I'll get concerned about.

But the 1% flying in Business and First Class can look after themselves. Really.
Well presumably it could be anyone on the flight... assuming that is even happening. Again, for all we know this bottle was thrown out. But I don't think it has anything to do with drinking tired champagne. I think it has to do with drinking used champagne sold as new.

Who said anything about outrage? Obviously there are bigger problems in this world, but it's a (potential) problem nonetheless. Albeit probably an easy one to solve.
 
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So it's okay to okay to be offensive or sympathetic to people just because they may have the means to pay more for a service? Pay more, expect more? I imagine a lot of business class flyers are actually business men and women whose companies are paying for the tickets. Many companies have policies regarding employees seating class based on how far the trip is or how many trips they've made in the past x duration of time.

Whether this is first class or economy this is really disgusting at face value. Who knows what really is happening here though. Maybe the plumbing was broken. Maybe the flight attendant is some weirdo who collects the leftover wine and drinks it at home. At least it's alcohol, which kills pretty much everything. I highly doubt it's company policy to recycle drinks.

I recently was on a 6-6.5hr cross country flight and flew business class (which cost 2x+ more). Having a bad back definitely made it worth it considering BC, most importantly, actually allows the room for me to relax my shoulders... and I'm not exactly considered a big person. Even "premium economy" (extra legroom and usually niceties like power outlets) for me would be fine probably anything 2-4hrs. One leg of my recent trip was in a Bombardier Q200 which was an absolute cattlecar, but it was okay for the 45min jump.

Flying from Chicago to Dubai (13+ hours) in economy sounds like hell to me. Regardless, if the insinuation is true, that the woman was recycling the alcohol, it's not acceptable in any setting. I have a feeling that's not the case though.
I've done quite a few London/Auckland with one stop used to be LA before 11/9 now it's Singapore/Shanghai/Tokyo/Perth usually to Auckland but sometimes Christchurch 24 hours in the air.It's a doddle in economy though I've never been Emirates though they do the route and can be price competitive.Quantas/Air New Zealand/BA and Virgin are good they route share at times.Complaing about a little hop inside the US seems a bit sensitive not to mention the elitism of referring to cattle class.
I don't mean you by the way I'm just whinging.
 

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You know....

I'm kind of finding it hard to summon up much in the way of outrage or sympathy for the people flying Business Class on Emirates. A round-trip Business Class from Chicago to Dubai costs about $6,000. Versus about $1,600 in Economy.

If you've got the sort of disposable income that you can spend an extra $4500 to sit in a comfier seat (and not mingle with the riff-raff in the back of the plane) for twelve hours or so: Guess what, I think you can look after yourself.

Sort of like finding a stray hair in the bathtub of your suite at the Four Seasons. It kinda sucks, I know. But I'm sure if you make enough of a stink, they'll make it up to you. No help from Drew required.
$6K IS pathetic to pay. I also reckon that have of those that pay $6K have the company pay for it to deduct from taxes as a business expense. US Corporate employees like to show off
 

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It's only a little rich person's spittle. What's not to like.
What if it's the saliva of some prole sitting in Economy section who (brazenly) ordered champagne? So then his re-gurgitated (unfinished) drink might be juiced with saliva flavored with Salmonella? E coli? Tuberculosis? European socialism?
 
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Soo,that's another reason to stay away from airliners. If I need to travel,I got 4 other choices,all better than trusting and paying some airline.
1. Car,I can drive from my home to the exact location where I'm going,withouth carrying around the luggage in various terminals.
2. Boat,a large cruise ship like the QE2 is far more comfortable than an airplane seat.
3. Train,cheaper than flight,takes me from town centre to town centre,withouth passing an airport 10 kilometres out of town.
4. Private airplane,if I use my own plane,I don't have to deal with screaming children,people talking in strange languages,and another rerun of "spirit of St. Louis " on the airplane screen. Of course,my DH82 is not exactly comfortable,but still,in summer,the open cockpit biplane is far better than most airlines.
 

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What if it's the saliva of some prole sitting in Economy section who (brazenly) ordered champagne? So then his re-gurgitated (unfinished) drink might be juiced with saliva flavored with Salmonella? E coli? Tuberculosis? European socialism?
I'm not sure we really know what we're looking at in this video. But one thing I think we can be pretty sure of: The stewardess wasn't decanting the contents of a half-finished glass of champagne back into the bottle. My guess is that she had just handed out glasses of champagne, and there were one or two left on the tray. The champagne had been in a glass - but nobody's lips had touched the glass.

Economics and business realities have conspired to make air travel unpleasant in recent years. While the typical coach fare has decreased in real terms, we have to keep in mind that this is essentially subsidized by those astronomically-priced seats up in First and Business class.