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May 3, 20, 7:41 am
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Posted By V10

(bolding mine) Nah. If that was the case,...

(bolding mine)

Nah. If that was the case, why wouldn't they just come out and say so in the first place. Politicians aren't the sharpest tools in the box in the first place, and expecting them...
May 2, 20, 3:56 pm
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Posted By V10

change.org is just virtue signalling and will...

change.org is just virtue signalling and will make zero difference.

The unions will do what they can and stand the best chance of reducing the impact, but there will be any number of employers...
May 2, 20, 10:42 am
Replies: 87
Views: 13,053
Posted By V10

Not really, no. I don't think the benefits...

Not really, no.

I don't think the benefits of that shiny card will be left untouched. Flying generally - already quite onerous in some aspects - is going to get even more so as adjustments...
May 1, 20, 9:48 am
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Views: 255,229
Posted By V10

That's great then. I'm sure that a HR lawyer...

That's great then. I'm sure that a HR lawyer would do this entirely off their own back without any direction from senior management whatsoever.
May 1, 20, 9:36 am
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Views: 255,229
Posted By V10

No wonder the BA staffers here are unhappy. ...

No wonder the BA staffers here are unhappy. There are no depths to which the managers of this company won't sink.
Apr 30, 20, 4:25 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,539
Posted By V10

There's more chance of winning the national...

There's more chance of winning the national lottery than there is of Heathrow expansion going ahead.
Apr 30, 20, 9:12 am
Replies: 137
Views: 20,074
Posted By V10

Exactly this. The long term damage in this is...

Exactly this. The long term damage in this is not the virus, it's the trashing of the global economy as a result. My personal view is that the rubicon has been crossed as far as aviation is...
Apr 30, 20, 6:11 am
Replies: 941
Views: 255,229
Posted By V10

The most recent one, yes - and I said that that...

The most recent one, yes - and I said that that was the right thing to do at the time although it would have been widely criticized had it tried to go ahead with it.
Apr 30, 20, 2:39 am
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Views: 255,229
Posted By V10

I'd be quite surprised if they didn't.

I'd be quite surprised if they didn't.
Apr 30, 20, 2:27 am
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Views: 255,229
Posted By V10

The problem is that this looks crass given last...

The problem is that this looks crass given last year's dividends. I get that these are related to prior performance but the employees are directly paying the price for shareholder largesse and that...
Apr 19, 20, 2:32 pm
Replies: 195
Views: 11,233
Posted By V10

In reverse this makes me think of GIB, which I...

In reverse this makes me think of GIB, which I think is the only airport I've been through without ever actually involving an aircraft.
Apr 19, 20, 11:54 am
Replies: 195
Views: 11,233
Posted By V10

Here we go - some probable shockers for me: ...

Here we go - some probable shockers for me:

Los Angeles (transit to SFO)
Atlanta (Visit outside the city, so I'm not counting that I've not seen anything of Atlanta itself)
Rome FCO
Hong Kong...
Apr 14, 20, 12:35 am
Replies: 58
Views: 7,545
Posted By V10

Consider me sceptical about this. It'll be...

Consider me sceptical about this. It'll be impossible to adhere to existing social distancing rules with half of seats occupied in a typical densified short haul or economy cabin. If they're...
Apr 2, 20, 8:40 am
Replies: 121
Views: 22,493
Posted By V10

The right decision. Continuing with dividend...

The right decision. Continuing with dividend payments given ongoing economic uncertainty would be deeply irresponsible.
Apr 2, 20, 12:46 am
Replies: 121
Views: 22,493
Posted By V10

The same one where BA has generated significant...

The same one where BA has generated significant profits up until this point, and where its owner claims to have a large cash pile and was able to return chunks of the profits to investors including a...
Mar 30, 20, 7:53 am
Replies: 70
Views: 16,350
Posted By V10

You have my sympathies.

You have my sympathies.
Mar 30, 20, 3:33 am
Replies: 70
Views: 16,350
Posted By V10

Or spent a month in Riyadh...

Or spent a month in Riyadh...
Mar 24, 20, 9:11 am
Replies: 71
Views: 13,205
Posted By V10

Sounds like the politicians are learning. :tu:

Sounds like the politicians are learning. :tu:
Mar 23, 20, 10:48 am
Replies: 71
Views: 13,205
Posted By V10

I was hoping (possibly unwisely) that that nice...

I was hoping (possibly unwisely) that that nice percentage that gets creamed off by my pension provider for "managing" the fund involves a little more proactivity and assessment of risk than sitting...
Mar 21, 20, 4:05 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 13,205
Posted By V10

Thanks for the patronising missive, but no, I...

Thanks for the patronising missive, but no, I wasn't.

And we shouldn't have been going down the road back then, either.
Mar 21, 20, 3:14 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 13,205
Posted By V10

Quite so. We don't want to be going down the...

Quite so. We don't want to be going down the road where shareholders are able to capitalise when things are going well, but are insulated with public funds from getting a haircut when things go...
Mar 20, 20, 2:28 pm
Replies: 142
Views: 37,099
Posted By V10

That's really quite scummy behaviour from a...

That's really quite scummy behaviour from a company that already has healthy levels of cash on hand.
Mar 17, 20, 6:49 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,536
Posted By V10

UK government is now advising against all...

UK government is now advising against all non-essential travel abroad for the next 30 days. Only you know how essential this trip is but it would be prudent to heed the official advice.
Mar 16, 20, 5:28 am
Replies: 245
Views: 55,019
Posted By V10

It's just the stark reality of the situation. We...

It's just the stark reality of the situation. We are truly in interesting times.
Mar 16, 20, 4:57 am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,452
Posted By V10

It's probably good news for shareholders, and bad...

It's probably good news for shareholders, and bad news for BA rank and file staff.
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