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Pilots strike talks break down. [2008 thread]

Pilots strike talks break down. [2008 thread]

Old Mar 8, 08, 6:38 am
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I don't have any sympathy for the BA crews. BA needs to do something about the way their employees seem to continually throw their toys out of their prams! If it's not the pilots, it's the cabin crew, baggage handlers or ground staff sulking. Yawn.

Let the crews strike to get it out of their system. Who will be next - the BA aircraft?
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Old Mar 8, 08, 7:22 am
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If it's not the pilots, it's the cabin crew, baggage handlers or ground staff sulking
Of course you wouldnt ever consider the possibility that BA's moronic senior management may have a teensy influence. Does anyone believe BA is a well managed company? Chicken or Egg?
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Old Mar 8, 08, 7:23 am
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Originally Posted by bizgeez View Post
Let the crews strike to get it out of their system. Who will be next - the BA aircraft?
No, not the aircraft......it will be the turn of the BA passengers to strike.
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Old Mar 8, 08, 7:27 am
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Surely that only expedites a restart for outbound passengers, but leaves inbound passengers stranded for an extra day?
For the high frequence TATL services would it not help to leave aircraft and crews in position?
But the pax who would have been stranded on day 1 of the strike weren't. The crews will be in position as the crew that took the aircraft out would still be there. If you leave the aircraft downroute you have extra crews to find rooms for etc
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Old Mar 8, 08, 8:12 am
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Old Mar 8, 08, 9:05 am
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It will be interesting to see whether the pilots are willing to cause disruption over Easter. I am not informed enough to judge whether a strike is justified (but I do understand the depth of feeling involved), but wonder whether the pilots are willing to risk losing public sympathy. BA would almost certainly spin the blame for any disruption firmly on the pilots and not them. Could be testing times for all concerned, especially with T5 looming.

(mind you, with flights booked over Easter, I hope it is all resolved amicably!)
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Old Mar 8, 08, 9:18 am
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Irish - we've never had much in the way of public sympathy and we expect nothing less than outright hostility from BA, the press and large sections of the public once action gets under way. We've all understood that from the start and it won't make any difference to the campaign.
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Old Mar 8, 08, 9:31 am
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Originally Posted by Frequentflyer99 View Post
Can anyone confirm that this will not affect GB Airways flights ? According to the GB Airways website :-

21st February 2008

GB Airways NOT AFFECTED if strike action is taken
British Airways has today received confirmation from the British Airline Pilots Union (BALPA) that members it represents at the airline have balloted in favour of taking industrial action over the airline’s plans to set up a new subsidiary, OpenSkies, flying between Europe and the USA.

If the proposed strike action by British Airways pilots goes ahead, GB Airways flights WILL NOT be affected and will operate as normal.


Is this in fact correct ???
Yes ... GB are a separate company entirely and will not be affected by the strike ... only risk, according to some, nearer 29 Mar when EasyJet take over GB is the possible lack of crew - I´m not sure just how many are going Orange - do any of the LGW insiders know?
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Old Mar 8, 08, 10:02 am
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will comair, the BA subsidiary airline in South Africa be affected?
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Old Mar 8, 08, 12:49 pm
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My family and I have a trip coming up on 3/14 aa to lhr BA to Bud. Return BA Prg to lhr on 3/24. These are aa award tickets. What are our options if the strike is still going on on the 24th? Do I have to get us alternative tickets or will BA cover us or help us reroute?
Thanks for the help.
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Old Mar 8, 08, 1:26 pm
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why don't we all just take one step back.
wait for the facts.
wait for the dates to be announced (if they ever are)
wait for BA's contingency plan to be published and then ask what would happen on X date!?
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Old Mar 8, 08, 1:52 pm
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Originally Posted by pax agent View Post
why don't we all just take one step back.
wait for the facts.
^^^
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Old Mar 8, 08, 1:58 pm
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Originally Posted by pax agent View Post
why don't we all just take one step back.
wait for the facts.
wait for the dates to be announced (if they ever are)
wait for BA's contingency plan to be published and then ask what would happen on X date!?
Good point. There will be plenty of time to consider the options when/if the strike goes ahead.

I do not know many facts about the dispute, but there are obviously strong feelings amongst the pilots and BA would do well to listen.

In the end, however, strikes will be in no one interest apart from VS, *A, etc....
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Old Mar 8, 08, 7:48 pm
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Originally Posted by pax agent View Post
why don't we all just take one step back.
wait for the facts.
wait for the dates to be announced (if they ever are)
wait for BA's contingency plan to be published and then ask what would happen on X date!?
^

or be a good flyertalker and search for threads such as "can you believe it's now possible to fly from xxx to xxx via xxx exclusively on low cost??"

cheers

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Old Mar 9, 08, 12:32 am
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Originally Posted by pax agent View Post
why don't we all just take one step back.
wait for the facts.
wait for the dates to be announced (if they ever are)
wait for BA's contingency plan to be published and then ask what would happen on X date!?
Gotta disagree with this sentiment. You've obviously never heard of something called 'risk management', whereby you assign probabilities and time/cost impacts to possible future outcomes -thereby enabling the individual or business to minimise the impact of the possible negative event (in this case, a pilot's strike).

I'd far rather have a contingency plan in place now, than wait until the last minute when - following an (admittedly not yet definite) announcement of strike dates - everyone is trying to get booked on other flights. A bit like starting your Christmas shopping on 24 December.
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