IMO HP would not require their FAs to serve BOB if there weren't some financial benefit to HP.
I dont know if HP
was forcing the F/As to sell them. I dont think that selling BOB is even in their current contract. So anyway, basically its no cost to HP
to even do this program at all. We used to have the Balance Bars on the plane from the company who makes the bars and it was at no cost for us to do this program as well, we didnt even have to pay for the bars. It was an advertising thing for Balance Bars at no cost to us. Same thing with BOB.
Most FAs I've spoken to about BOB say that it's a pain but that they feel they are contributing to their companies bottom line so they put up with it. HP might have a small rebellion on their hands if their FAs found out they were doing this extra duty for the sole financial gain of LSG.
Never heard of any complaints at all. But they didnt sell well when we first put them on the transcons. After awhile they were getting popular. No one is required to buy a BOB.
I'm sure you were told what you've stated, I just question the validity of your source.
My source?? As I stated before, I worked for HP
at the LSG Sky Chefs Facility. Like I said, I should
I agree with dl757md. It is definitely part of HP's business model. Otherwise, I would see no reason for airlines (which are into cost cutting) to do it.
It was not a part of HP
's business model. LSG approached HP
about the possibility of putting LSG's BOB on HP
's flights and asked for permission to do so. HP
agreed to the experiment and the program was set up, but as far as controlling which flights get the BOB and when was at the discretion of HP
I'm sure the LSG person told you that. Perhaps it was an exaggeration on his part.
I dont listen to the LSG personnell. I never have and I never rely on what they say. I was told this by 3 HP
people. My supervisor (no longer employed at HP
), Food and Beverage Manager (laid off by HP
), and the T4
Pax service Manager (still at HP
) at a catering security employee meeting before the launch of the BOB. I wont name names because this is an open forum.
I should also mention that I was also one of the many many people who helped set up for the BOB before it was launched at HP
soo I should know.
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