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Update: as commenter Christopher Tin noted, this labor issue has been resolved. I should have checked current status before I posted. I fell behind news while in China where the WSJ and many other news outlets are blocked, and even VPNs are now being blocked, so I skimmed through everything in a batch yesterday and did not take the care appropriate.
“The Flight Attendants Union says members will consider refusing to serve food or alcohol or even smiling at customers during the upcoming weeks of peak holiday travel time.”
So reports the WSJ in Cathay Attendants Threaten to Withhold Smiles, on Cathay Pacific’s labor dispute.
Those flight attendants may need a crash-course in bad service, and Rapid Travel Chai readers can lend a helping hand, especially those familiar with US airlines.
So, readers, give your suggestions, based on experience, of how Cathay Pacific’s flight attendants can let passengers know they could be on one of those other airlines.
I might just have a surprise, seductive prize award for my favorite, comment by end of 2012!
(My favorite moments from years of commuting between China and the US were always when Asian passengers unfamiliar with US airlines would push the call button and expect someone to come and provide service. Hahahahahahaha! Some would push and push and no one would come. When someone does come, there are great grunts from the flight attendants such as “Is there an emergency?” then walking away the the ‘no’ answer, “I’ll get it later” and never getting ‘it,’ “Someone else will bring it,” of course not, “It is not time for water service,” and of course, the lengthy death stare of rage.)