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Crew Attitude On Czech Airlines
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I flied from Tel Aviv to Prague on Apr 21, 2009 @ 6:05 AM, flight OK 287. The plane was quite full; however one of the stewardesses would not allow anybody to use the last row # 27 (6 seats).

When a young mother with a baby wanted more space and moved there, the stewardess told her with a voice of a drilling sergeant to move back to her seat. The stewardess declared that those seats are reserved for the crew. Apparently, the stewardess wanted the space for her to sleep, which she did.

I never heard of seats being reserved for the crew and the captain’s announcement told us that the crew’s job is to make the passengers more comfortable, not to sleep while working.

Also, no earphone was given on an over 4 hour flight.
     
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Ben There on 2009-04-22:
I have seen a lot of airlines that will block the last row of the plane for the crew. Some airplanes have dedicated seats in other parts of the plane.
Crown Jules on 2009-04-22:
I've been on an overseas flight before where a section of seats was reserved for the flight crew. Granted, mine was an overnight, 8 hour flight from Chicago to London, but it's possible the flight attendants on your plane had just come off of a similarly long shift and needed a bit of a rest. You really shouldn't assume they were sleeping on the job, being a flight attendant must be absolutely thankless work.
Anonymous on 2009-04-22:
A lot of people don't understand how much flight attendants work. If a flight is delayed, it can overlap into their days off. Sometimes flight attendants get called in to work on their days off as well.
Anonymous on 2009-04-23:
Very common to have seats blocked for crew, especially on long-haul flights.

The pilots for the airline I worked for had it in their contract that when they were being flown somewhere at the company's request to work, they were flown in business class.

Many times I had to "arrange" seats for the crew because seats had not been previously blocked.

Not your fault you didn't know, it's just the way it is.
Ben There on 2009-04-23:
While Tel Aviv to Prague might not be as long as a flight from the USA to Europe, the crew probably works both the flight from Prague to Tel Aviv and back to Prague. I just looked at the airlines website, and the flight originates in Prague at 11:55pm the night before. Considering that they have duties to do before the flight, and the plane does not land until 915am, this is at least a 12 hour overnight shift which would make it longer than a transatlantic flight with double the work to do.
PepperElf on 2009-04-29:
So a 4 hour flight and you feel the crew has no right to sit down and rest... they must be up and walking around the entire 4 hours.

Great but that's not the only flight they do in a day.
Ghost of former member on 2009-05-04:
I'm going to let you in on a little secret, okay? The flight attendants are HUMAN BEINGS!!!! They need to rest! They are not mindless robots who can just go non-stop 24/7 without a break.
Ghost of former member on 2009-05-04:
Proudly voted NH.
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Perfect Flight to Russia
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I flew with Czech Airlines from Prague to St. Petersburg, Russia and back a week ago. All flights were on time, all flight attendants were pleasant, the food was tasty, and the overall experience was a great one. I fly a lot, and I have never been disappointed by this airline. For those of you out there considering a flight to Europe, consider this airline. The planes are all new, and Prague airport (right smack in the center of Europe) is a great starting point for seeing Europe.

Prague airport (CSA's home) is relatively small and easy to navigate, and this is a great thing to discover after a long flight. And Czech Airlines is also part of the Sky Team Alliance, so your miles are good with frequent flier programs with Delta, Northwest, Air France, KLM, and others. Have a great flight!
     
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bargod on 2008-04-14:
Will give them a try,thanks. I flew Russia's national carrier Aeroflot before and it was awful.
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