In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- You'll have a double cabin to yourself, but pay less because you won't know which one until you board the ship and the purser directs you, basically, to whichever cabin is still unoccupied.
- One of them was the purser of the vessel who told us that it all happened very quickly in rough seas.
- On flashing my ‘fear of flying’ card to the purser when boarding each flight, I got the most caring and thoughtful attention from the crews.
- John Heward, the purser, came bursting into the cabin and he shouted: ‘Nigel, you're going as well.’
- The first time that we found that gratuities would be added to the onboard charges, we went to the purser and asked for some information.
- In 1768 he was listed as purser of the Aurora and it was from there that he came to the Endeavour.
- I was then given what the pursers on British Air call a debriefing.
- In addition, pursers were in charge of making sure that all luggage was placed aboard a Clipper.
- Duggal, who started out as a storeman in the staff canteen, was promoted step-by-step to cabin-crew and eventually in-flight purser, where he was responsible for training African crew.
- Before the airplane takes off, the head or ‘A’ flight attendant or purser will make an announcement to ‘arm doors and cross-check’ or something similar.
- The 26-year-old, who asked not to be named, was dismissed days after being promoted to flight purser and told he was ‘not suitable for the job,’ according to the South China Morning Post.
- Your captain said there were fifty men aboard, himself not included - his first mate, cook, navigator, purser, boatswain, carpenter, quartermaster, and forty-three sailors.
- Statements were being taken from the pilot, the purser and other witnesses, and a decision would be made by the end of the week on the way forward.
- Although some of the private airlines have a lower age for retirement, they also hire men and women as ‘cabin crew’ and not as pursers and air hostesses.
- The purser, this big friendly black gal, said, ‘Honey, just let it go!’
- Enzo was the purser on a cruise ship up North and one of his jobs was to organise show time.
- Vogue has a diploma course in ‘Inflight Management’ for those who want to become an air hostess or flight purser with airlines.
- Those not wishing to use a credit card will need to leave a cash deposit with the purser's office at the beginning of the cruise.
- There were very few people in the lobby but the purser was giving me odd looks.
- Some lines just dropped it to save money and the labor required in the purser's department that might be better used elsewhere.
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