Global First Turn Down Service ??

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  1. Traveling Cub

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    There have been several rumours regarding Turndown service for LongHaul GlobalFirst service that was going to start on November 1.

    I'm so curious - Had anyone experienced this new level of service? If so, what is it like?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jimgotkp
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    I'm going to predict... grumpy FAs who will be annoyed about having to do extra work and will half-ass it.. :)
     
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    I happen to agree with FAs. At their age, any extra work is a health hazard.
     
  4. Flyer1976
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    The new Turn Down Service will be FAs actually turning down every request in the F cabin. ;)

    Sent from my Sonic Screwdriver.
     
  5. mo26

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    This would be funny if there wasn't a good chance of it being true :)
     
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    ;)

    I certainly could see some staff misinterpreting the title of the staff notice.
     
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    If you look at the PRASM numbers, turn downs have been in effect for most of 2012.
     
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    They will only be able to turn down requests during take off, meal service, and landing. the in between time is for naps and reading magazines.
     
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    I just flew GF from ORD to AMS last week, and actually had a great flight crew. I was shocked when the FA saw me starting to relax and asked if I wanted the turn-down service before I went to sleep. I figured she'd hand it to me for me to apply the pad to the seat, but she actually very willingly and happily made up the bed for me.
     
  10. chz2215

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    Flying CDG-ORD in a week. Hopefully we get a good crew too. Will we automatically get access to the arrivals lounge at ORD for flying global first?
     
  11. legalalien
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    Yes, but only if you are connecting to another United flight I think. The arrivals lounge is in Terminal 1 and you will arrive in T5.
     
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    I actually thought this post was a joke after I had to help an FA about the same age as my mom struggle to get her travelpro in the bin overhead. she saw me take my coat off and said have a nice flight and didnt offer to grab it, hang it and just went straight for the lav...
     
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    Flew IAD to BRU today in Global First and they had a card detailing the new features including turn down service. And when I asked about it the FA cheerfully put down the bed and installed the mattress pad.
     
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    Just sat down CDG-ORD and FA explained turn down for when we are ready. Very nice touch!
     
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    Flew SFO to HKG and they cheerfully did it for me and my son. I have to say that I had an awesome crew. They treated my son like their own. Incredibly pleased. Could have used an extra pillow. Should have asked. But at least service was good. Good follow up without being constantly on us. Nice balance.
     
  16. ssullivan
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    New Global First turn-down info card:

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    We just boarded UA 933 FRA-IAD and the card was in the menu.
     

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