According to cabin crew website paddleyourownkanoo, British Airways has decided to let staff chillax when travelling on a non-rev (ie free or heavily discounted staff travel) ticket. This is in response to the more casual dress codes being adopted by fare-paying passengers.
In every cabin, including First Class, it is now acceptable for off-duty staff to wear:
- casual shoes
For good or bad, you will NOT be seeing:
- jeans that are frayed or have holes
- “overly revealing” clothing
- beach clothing (including flip flops)
- any kind of shorts or sportswear
The internal memo apparently suggests that off-duty staff on a freebie think of “fare paying customers and show sensitivity towards them.”
Of course you MAY want to consider wearing sportswear or flip-flops yourself in order that you are clearly identifiable as a fare-paying customer …..!
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