British Airways crew have been banned from an all-inclusive hotel after a drunk rookie flight attendant collapsed on the beach

British Airways crew have been banned from buying an all-inclusive package at a luxury hotel in the Maldives after a rookie flight attendant was found collapsed and drunk on a beach at the resort.

According to local media, British Airways is only paying a basic room-only package for flight attendants on a stopover in the Maldives, but pilots and cabin crew had until recently been able to pay out of their own pockets to switch. to an all-inclusive package with unlimited alcohol.

Following the latest incident, the hotel reportedly told British Airways that cabin crew would no longer be able to purchase the all-inclusive package. British Airways accepted the sanction because it is difficult to find other suitable stopover hotels in the Maldives.

The flight attendant involved had apparently only flown four flights with BA when she was found drunk on the beach. A hotel investigation revealed that she had not purchased the all-inclusive package, but had been given drinks by other crew members.

British Airways has opened its own investigation and the stewardess could face disciplinary proceedings.

In 2019, three cabin crew members faced disciplinary proceedings after alcohol hijackings at a stopover hotel in Singapore. Another crew member reported them to management after they were seen running naked through the hotel hallways.

The airline had previously been forced to find a new stopover hotel in Singapore after the previous hotel refused to renew a lucrative contract due to issues with a noisy crew that resulted in a crew member stripping and running in the hotel lobby.

British Airways was also forced to find a new hotel for the crew in Nairobi, Kenya, after drunken crew members allegedly caused damage to the hotel lobby.

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Mateusz Maszczynski


Mateusz Maszczynski honed his skills as an international flight attendant at the Middle East’s most important airline and flew throughout the COVID-19 pandemic for a well-known European airline. Matt is passionate about the aviation industry and has become an expert in passenger experience and human-centered stories. Always on the cutting edge, Matt’s knowledge, analysis and news coverage are often used by some of the biggest names in journalism.