British Airways is Giving iPhone XRs to All Its 15,000 Cabin Crew Members 

British Airways is Giving iPhone XRs to All Its 15,000 Cabin Crew Members 

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British Airways has announced that it is giving iPhone XRs to all 15,000 of its cabin crew. The move is part of a "£6.5bn investment for customers" that will help the airline offer more personalized service. It follows a successful trial of iPads for senior cabin crew.

The new phones will be loaded with a selection of apps to help crew offer customers instant additional assistance during their journey. They will also have access to a range of customer information at their fingertips, including previous flights and meal preferences, enabling them to personalise every interaction. The investment is part of British Airways’ continued commitment to ensure customers receive the best customer service at every stage of their journey.

Bradley Smith, 27, one of the first cabin crew to receive a new iPhone XR, said: “Recently, when a customer realised that he had forgotten to order a special meal, he was really impressed when I quickly took out the phone, logged onto and ordered a meal for his return journey - all within a matter of minutes in the middle of the flight. It felt so rewarding to be able to immediately resolve the situation for the customer. All my crew reference guides are also loaded onto the phone, so everything I need is in my pocket throughout each flight; it really has made a huge difference already.”

Karen Slinger, British Airways’ Head of Inflight Customer Experience, said: “Our customers spend up to 14 hours with our cabin crew on a single flight and we know from the recent success at the Skytrax Awards that the care provided by our people has a huge impact on the overall customer experience and is what sets us apart from other airlines. This investment is about further empowering our crew and providing them with everything they need to deliver the very best service to our customers while in the air.”

British Airways is also planning the installation of high-speed Wi-Fi across its fleet which will help cabin crew access information for customers while in flight.

British Airways is Giving iPhone XRs to All Its 15,000 Cabin Crew Members 

almantle - August 22, 2019 at 8:48pm
Maybe they should sort out their staff always going on strike first before giving them iPhones.