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BA to lease 9 Qatar A320s + crews during strike

BA to lease 9 Qatar A320s + crews during strike

Old Jun 22, 17, 9:20 am
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BA to lease 9 Qatar A320s + crews during strike

BA are leasing 9 A320 family aircraft from Qatar for the duration of the strikes.

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Old Jun 22, 17, 9:23 am
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Interesting move.

BA have been very careful with their wording about their success in the last strike, saying that every passenger got to their destination, but didn't mention the people who had to be downgraded. Hopefully this doesn't happen next time, but those jets have only a small number of fixed J seats.
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Old Jun 22, 17, 9:25 am
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Originally Posted by Jumbodriver View Post
BA are leasing 9 A320 family aircraft from Qatar for the duration of the strikes.

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That's interesting. Do you know if they are wet-leasing them Jumbodriver?
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Old Jun 22, 17, 9:27 am
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Originally Posted by Jumbodriver View Post
BA are leasing 9 A320 family aircraft from Qatar for the duration of the strikes.

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Do you have any source for this? This is interesting, especially because of the fixed configuration.
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Old Jun 22, 17, 9:29 am
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Originally Posted by florens View Post
Do you have any source for this? This is interesting, especially because of the fixed configuration.
I probably should have said 'have applied' to lease, but, the CAA rarely refuses.
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http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/33/2227.pdf

​​​​​Sorry if the link doesn't work. Posting from phone and it doesn't seem to like it.
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Old Jun 22, 17, 9:31 am
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Originally Posted by Jumbodriver View Post
BA are leasing 9 A320 family aircraft from Qatar for the duration of the strikes.​​​
At mates' rates?
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Old Jun 22, 17, 9:33 am
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At mates' rates?
I'd imagine both airlines spotted an opportunity in adversity!
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Old Jun 22, 17, 9:33 am
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Wet leases so with QR cabin crew and also flight crew I assume. Should be interesting for those who end up on a QR aircraft!
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Old Jun 22, 17, 9:35 am
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Originally Posted by KARFA View Post
Wet leases so with QR cabin crew and also flight crew I assume. Should be interesting for those who end up on a QR aircraft!
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Old Jun 22, 17, 9:50 am
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Originally Posted by KARFA View Post
Wet leases so with QR cabin crew and also flight crew I assume. Should be interesting for those who end up on a QR aircraft!
I wonder what the QR crew will think of the BA F&B standards! Not to mention the BoB. I wonder if a Green Al Maha will be flown in as well. That would be something interesting for local spotters.
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Old Jun 22, 17, 2:43 pm
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Originally Posted by KARFA View Post
Wet leases so with QR cabin crew and also flight crew I assume. Should be interesting for those who end up on a QR aircraft!
To be clear, the document doesn't say that the aircraft are owned by Qatar Airlines, merely that the aircraft are registered in the State of Qatar.

Although I don't think anyone else in Qatar owns 9 aircraft ...
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BA apply to CAA to operate Qatari Airbus during strikes

Hearing tonight BA have applied to the CAA for permission to operate 9 Qatar Airways A320 and A321s during the forthcoming strike periods. Aircraft would be operated by Qatari flight and cabin crew.
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Old Jun 22, 17, 3:20 pm
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And the thread title is obviously meant to say strikes not strimes....
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Old Jun 22, 17, 3:43 pm
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The number of ways this says screw you to the unions is amazing.
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Old Jun 22, 17, 3:48 pm
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Wow. Imagine QR must be delighted to get extra use out of aircraft that were banned by GCC countries and others, plus good for them as a shareholder in IAG.
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