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Goodbye to all our remaining USA based ground staff

Goodbye to all our remaining USA based ground staff

Old Jul 14, 17, 5:28 am
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Goodbye to all our remaining USA based ground staff

It seems that you do a great job but are too expensive.
The 10 remaining self handling stations are SFO, LAX, ORD, IAH, MIA, IAD, PHL, EWR, JFK and BOS.
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Old Jul 14, 17, 5:29 am
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That's rather sad, but a continuation of BA's race to the bottom driven by Alex's obsession with enhancing another pound off the headline fare.
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Old Jul 14, 17, 5:36 am
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Very sad


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Old Jul 14, 17, 5:41 am
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Im a newbie.. what does this mean for people passing through these airports?
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Old Jul 14, 17, 5:41 am
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Such a shame. Met some great BA staff at these stations and some have been there for years.

Another example of the only focus being the bottom line.
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Old Jul 14, 17, 5:45 am
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Presumably this means the end of the Lounge staff too; thinking of the Manager at SFO and Barman at IAD?

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Old Jul 14, 17, 5:49 am
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Originally Posted by msm2000uk View Post
Presumably this means the end of the Lounge staff too; thinking of the Manager at SFO and Barman at IAD?
Does the USA have any equivalent of TUPE?
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Old Jul 14, 17, 5:51 am
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That's quite a big risk on some major routes. If they start pushing the transatlantic customers away they really will be in trouble.
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Old Jul 14, 17, 5:52 am
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Originally Posted by Ldnn1 View Post
Does the USA have any equivalent of TUPE?
That would depend on the state. Don't expect much from Texas.

I thought BOS already was most outsourced; certainly I have had some quite stunning lack of help and cluelessness from the staff there, including denying that London City was an airport served by BA. So I thought they had already gone bad.
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Old Jul 14, 17, 6:19 am
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No ground presence at JFK sounds like a recipe for total disaster when something goes wrong in future. Strange decision if this is true - doesn't this station handle more BA passengers daily than any of the UK ones outside of London?
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Old Jul 14, 17, 6:27 am
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A total disgrace! SAD!
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Old Jul 14, 17, 6:40 am
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I have to imagine some BA staff will remain. At least a station manager?
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Old Jul 14, 17, 6:42 am
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Originally Posted by lost_in_translation View Post
No ground presence at JFK sounds like a recipe for total disaster when something goes wrong in future. Strange decision if this is true - doesn't this station handle more BA passengers daily than any of the UK ones outside of London?
I read it as all our stations going away from BA staff, except for SFO, LAX, ORD, IAH, MIA, IAD, PHL, EWR, JFK and BOS?

Otherwise, would be a disaster indeed!
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Old Jul 14, 17, 6:46 am
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No, all the others are already contact handling as will be the last 10.
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Old Jul 14, 17, 6:46 am
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Thank you

Sad news...big thank you to the BA staff at EWR and JFK, always giving me the impression it's not just an airline and I'm not just a low CIV.

Edit: the other stations I just didn't travel through enough, no differentiation intended.
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