Striking BA Flight Attendants Party It Up at a Hotel's '19th Hole'
All publicity is good publicity, right? Erm, maybe not for the British Airways staff who were caught carousing in a posh Cape Town hotel just before they started their strike. No word on whether it was the same group who earned the airline the nickname British Bareways last month.
But this may be some good publicity for the hotel in question, the Lord Charles, outside of Cape Town in wine country, since the Telegraph had the mind to tell us that there are two swimming pools, “multiple sun decks and seven acres of manicured lawns should one opt for a midnight stroll” (presumably you can also stroll in the daytime).
The Lord Charles is an NH Hotel, and although we’re not always fans of their dodgy marketing emails, hotel-wise, they’re normally a pretty good, stylish chain choice.
Unfortunately, the Lord Charles doesn’t sound like it’s necessarily one of them. TripAdvisor reviews are mixed, and it basically seems to be a transit hotel (hence the trolly dollies shacking up there). Imagine getting busted for that - totally not worth it. They should have gone for the Mount Nelson and done it in style.
But from the way the Telegraph reports it, it may as well be the Banyan Tree Acapulco. But then again, the way the Telegraph sees it, they appear to think that BA staff should have been wearing sackcloth and going into pre-strike purdah instead of daring to have a few bevvies on their stopover.
Either way, we'd love to know how their bookings go after this one. Less of the air hostesses, more of the lager louts?