Above message was foward to me yesterday.
Cabin crew jargon
isf means inflight supervisor
c i = company disciplinary inquiry
offload = taking things off the aircraft (stealing)
ia = inflight auditor ( an appointment higher than ifs)
booze = liquor
gratuity = lump sum payment at retirement ( $50,000 for ifs retiring at
The ifs,chief stewards/stewardesses and leading crew are in charge of the
bar items in their respective work areas.
In some cases, the ones in charge of the bar wrote of the liquor as
"consumed" by the passengers and offload them to the hotels for their
Example: Opening stock of wines 5 bottles. Crew write off 3 bottles as
"consumed" by paxs.
Balance closing is 2 bottles. In reality, it could be only 1 bottle consumed
by pax and the remaining 2 bottles being offloaded by crew for their own
consumption or to sell them at outstations.
There were times when the crew in charge of the bar would coerce
their juniors to offload the liquor for them.
If the above ifs is found guilty of the offloading
or coercing his junior to offload the liquor,
he/she would be sacked and
would have his/her gratuity forfeited.
In some countries, it would be a crime to offload
liquors. The offenders could be fined or jailed or
subject to both.
The place was not Houston but Moscow, Russia. It was a stewardess's
father who complained against the ifs. It seems the ifs invited the
stewardess to his room for a drink (the Whisky was from the aircraft). It is
still unclear why the stewardess's father lodged the compliant. The ifs has