British Airways flight attendant makes £50,000 mistake on first day at work
Thursday 19 January 2023
A new British Airways flight attendant had an embarrassing first day at work when he made a mistake which cost the airline around £50,000.
The unnamed cabin crew member accidentally opened an emergency door, causing the plane’s inflatable slide to deploy.
The staffer was working on flight BA75 to Lagos on Friday (13 January), and made the error shortly after pushback at Heathrow, the airline confirmed.
The open door caused the Boeing 777’s emergency slide to inflate and spring from the side of the aircraft, prompting emergency services teams to surround the plane, thinking it was about to be evacuated.
Passengers were then delayed for four hours as the airline’s crew laboured to get the plane back in flying shape.