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Yesterday, 8:21 am
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Posted By Ancient Observer

The number of new cases is a little bumpy. The...

The number of new cases is a little bumpy.
The best website I have found is Sky's, but I cannot vouch for its accuracy.

Hounslow - where LHR is - has been single digit new cases for a few days....
Yesterday, 8:14 am
Replies: 942
Views: 255,440
Posted By Ancient Observer

Good luck to all involved. This sounds like a...

Good luck to all involved. This sounds like a terrible place to be in!

If BASSA essentially want to retain the legacy contracts, they are going about it in a very peculiar way.
Refusing to...
May 24, 20, 6:04 am
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Posted By Ancient Observer

As I have said before, the only people to gain...

As I have said before, the only people to gain from BASSA's current approach will be solicitors and barristers.

Certainly not the staff.
May 23, 20, 3:27 am
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Posted By Ancient Observer

The structured and pre-arranged consultations...

The structured and pre-arranged consultations that I have been involved in, in the UK and elsewhere, always had the TUs in. (Except for groups where TUs were not recognised). Where the TUs had...
May 22, 20, 10:34 am
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Views: 255,440
Posted By Ancient Observer

Waterhorse. Sorry if the terminology came...

Waterhorse.
Sorry if the terminology came across badly. I did not mean any offence - I was simply looking at the world from WW's perspective. You will have seen from my other posts on here, that is...
May 20, 20, 3:40 pm
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Views: 255,440
Posted By Ancient Observer

There are massive legal problems with what BA are...

There are massive legal problems with what BA are seeking to do.
However, refusing to engage, and hoping that later legal action will work is a most peculiar action.
BASSA have form about this...
May 20, 20, 6:47 am
Replies: 91
Views: 4,896
Posted By Ancient Observer

I was due to go to France in early July for a...

I was due to go to France in early July for a cruise. BA LHR to LYS. (Lyon).

The cruise company/TA cancelled it about a week ago. Like many others, they are refusing a refund, and have sent me a...
May 20, 20, 6:35 am
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Views: 255,440
Posted By Ancient Observer

If I were a paying member of BASSA, I would want...

If I were a paying member of BASSA, I would want to know what its reps and officials were doing and why they were doing that, and not something else!

A lack of engagement by the regime at BASSA 10...
May 18, 20, 12:02 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 5,021
Posted By Ancient Observer

Raffles, As you well know, it is neither fair...

Raffles,
As you well know, it is neither fair nor honest.
May 18, 20, 11:49 am
Replies: 46
Views: 5,021
Posted By Ancient Observer

PR? Spin? Whoever would have thought...

PR?

Spin?

Whoever would have thought that BA would do that?

Meanwhile, back to the Empoyee Relations of BA and how they treat their people.......................
May 18, 20, 7:15 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,773
Posted By Ancient Observer

Having a daughter who works in the NHS as a...

Having a daughter who works in the NHS as a dietician, and whose duties have been changed from office based consultations to more ward work, (creating diets for the ill/very ill) she is clear that...
May 18, 20, 6:54 am
Replies: 44
Views: 4,392
Posted By Ancient Observer

The whole thing was done via e-mail. to the UK...

The whole thing was done via e-mail. to the UK service e-mail. I just put in my Travel ref and name. I didn't even use my SQ number. Flight was mid-March, LHR to Vietnam. Vietnam stopped issuing...
May 18, 20, 6:48 am
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Views: 1,187
Posted By Ancient Observer

Thank you for posting that. It is good to hear...

Thank you for posting that. It is good to hear some good news stories.
May 16, 20, 3:37 pm
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Views: 9,590
Posted By Ancient Observer

Unexpected destinations - diversions on BA flights.

I have not seen a thread on this, so please excuse me if this should go somewhere else.

The point of this thread is to discuss BA flights that took you to somewhere other than the scheduled...
May 16, 20, 2:56 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 4,392
Posted By Ancient Observer

My refund took 6 weeks. All e-mail based. I...

My refund took 6 weeks. All e-mail based. I received the "up to 16 weeks" e-mail, and was happy with 6 weeks. Payment and refund to Amex, with a UK based card.
May 16, 20, 8:24 am
Replies: 942
Views: 255,440
Posted By Ancient Observer

This question about "newly trained" versus...

This question about "newly trained" versus "experienced" is easily answered. Try travelling on Legacy USA airlines with lots of "experienced" CC.
I would prefer a keen CC member.................
May 16, 20, 8:20 am
Replies: 3
Views: 934
Posted By Ancient Observer

bisonrav. Interesting. Unfortunately,...

bisonrav. Interesting.

Unfortunately, nostalgia is not what it used to be...........
May 16, 20, 8:17 am
Replies: 185
Views: 25,277
Posted By Ancient Observer

In an interim job I did with a large...

In an interim job I did with a large multi-national, they had a crazy deal with a US airline that meant I was never going to fly long haul with that particular Co., even though I would have flown in...
May 15, 20, 2:46 am
Replies: 185
Views: 25,277
Posted By Ancient Observer

In the end, the customer pays. So if the customer...

In the end, the customer pays. So if the customer wants on the spot, "now" service, that is what they will get.
May 15, 20, 2:43 am
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Views: 255,440
Posted By Ancient Observer

Worth a read. This combination of Furlough and...

Worth a read. This combination of Furlough and "Redundancy" will keep solicitors and barristers busy for a while..............
...
May 14, 20, 3:23 pm
Replies: 942
Views: 255,440
Posted By Ancient Observer

I am not sure what anti-union sentiment is. I...

I am not sure what anti-union sentiment is.
I am very pro those parts of Unite and other TUs that I have worked with.
I am very anti some of them - such as the nutter Trots that wanted to close...
May 14, 20, 6:00 am
Replies: 185
Views: 25,277
Posted By Ancient Observer

An American friend of mine is really torn by the...

An American friend of mine is really torn by the travel vs VC debate. As a non-Techie troubleshooter for a vendor of systems for small and medium size businesses, he is used to travel, and the sort...
May 14, 20, 5:52 am
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Views: 255,440
Posted By Ancient Observer

As WW was fully engaged back in 2010, I guess it...

As WW was fully engaged back in 2010, I guess it will not be long before all those "from a source" allegations about BASSA, their interaction with Unite, Finance "complications" and leadership...
May 14, 20, 5:46 am
Replies: 44
Views: 4,454
Posted By Ancient Observer

T4 was at its best before they put all the shops...

T4 was at its best before they put all the shops in. It had vast open spaces, and was light and airy...........apart from that awful walk to some gates..
Now all airports have overly large shopping...
May 13, 20, 11:02 am
Replies: 185
Views: 25,277
Posted By Ancient Observer

Er, really? I assumed it was a punishment. Maybe...

Er, really? I assumed it was a punishment. Maybe for minor crimes such as speeding.
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