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Nov 21, 20, 4:26 pm
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Views: 23,834
Posted By Ancient Observer

Club World Mugs to and from JFK are currently...

Club World Mugs to and from JFK are currently available for 6396 for travel next week.
Nov 10, 20, 9:10 am
Replies: 79
Views: 8,770
Posted By Ancient Observer

I think the age thing is a bit like BA's supposed...

I think the age thing is a bit like BA's supposed Covid boarding procedure. Board from the back first, only filling the front seats last. Look how successful that has been.

Imagine the queue at...
Nov 9, 20, 5:51 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 8,770
Posted By Ancient Observer

No mention of where GGL and Gold will be in the...

No mention of where GGL and Gold will be in the queue?
Nov 5, 20, 11:23 am
Replies: 446
Views: 244,809
Posted By Ancient Observer

Oh no! A whole 4 week period without any...

Oh no!

A whole 4 week period without any Aviation DYKWIA!!!
Nov 4, 20, 11:45 am
Replies: 1,490
Views: 255,201
Posted By Ancient Observer

As this thread is about all staff, and not just...

As this thread is about all staff, and not just CC, how about a positive shout-out for the phone agents who have to manage all the consequences on the SLF from our Government's changing plans, and...
Nov 4, 20, 7:16 am
Replies: 31
Views: 4,776
Posted By Ancient Observer

Smile OK, I smiled. Apostrophes matter!...

OK, I smiled. Apostrophes matter! .................But a bit harsh on the OP, given the .... they have been getting from BA??
Nov 4, 20, 7:01 am
Replies: 1,490
Views: 255,201
Posted By Ancient Observer

Can we drop this Seniority aspect of the debate...

Can we drop this Seniority aspect of the debate now, pretty please?

I think that given all of the above writing, there is nothing more to be said. The Pilots and CC are there for our Safety, and...
Nov 4, 20, 6:49 am
Replies: 475
Views: 63,012
Posted By Ancient Observer

Asking the Government for a "bailout" for one...

Asking the Government for a "bailout" for one subsidiary of a Spanish registered/listed Company, many of whose shareholders are foreign, just won't work. Qatar has 20%, and is richer than the UK.
...
Nov 2, 20, 5:45 am
Replies: 2,613
Views: 459,992
Posted By Ancient Observer

Bertie Badger's comments reflect my experience...

Bertie Badger's comments reflect my experience with BA/Amex.
I currently feel very positive about Amex, due to this, and their speed with chargeback/Section 75 refunds.
Nov 2, 20, 5:28 am
Replies: 446
Views: 244,809
Posted By Ancient Observer

When I used to "live" on aeroplanes, I found...

When I used to "live" on aeroplanes, I found those personalised greetings at check in rather embarrassing. I would have preferred that they just didn't happen! Indeed, a friend of mine's boss, the...
Oct 26, 20, 8:21 am
Replies: 249
Views: 23,039
Posted By Ancient Observer

Pret are great in their stores, everything I have...

Pret are great in their stores, everything I have eaten there has been fresh. (My favourite lunch when I used to work in Central London).

The focus is on FRESH.

Why ruin your brand by letting...
Oct 23, 20, 11:15 am
Replies: 113
Views: 12,502
Posted By Ancient Observer

The info that I received is much less than...

The info that I received is much less than everything they hold on me. If I had asked for the full DP declaration, there are lots of other things that I hold on my records. I would always "test" what...
Oct 22, 20, 10:58 am
Replies: 30
Views: 3,909
Posted By Ancient Observer

I wonder whether or not they will actually clean...

I wonder whether or not they will actually clean the interior?
BA found it so, so, difficult to clean the interiors of its planes.
Oct 22, 20, 10:44 am
Replies: 68
Views: 4,767
Posted By Ancient Observer

Ever since I reached the dizzying heights of...

Ever since I reached the dizzying heights of Blue, I have found various places in LHR and LGW to get good coffee and great food.

So I would miss these, on the assumption that the lowly Golds and...
Oct 20, 20, 8:39 am
Replies: 113
Views: 12,502
Posted By Ancient Observer

Mine came through in about 15 minutes. I...

Mine came through in about 15 minutes.

I have a vague memory that some years ago, BA did encourage us all to correct all contact details. I did that when I moved back to the UK in 99.

One old...
Oct 19, 20, 12:07 pm
Replies: 113
Views: 12,502
Posted By Ancient Observer

This is not the full declaration of everything,...

This is not the full declaration of everything, which requires serious pestering of their Data people. The reply from their data people is normally limited as initially they don't try too hard.
...
Oct 19, 20, 12:04 pm
Replies: 1,490
Views: 255,201
Posted By Ancient Observer

The median annual earnings for full-time...

The median annual earnings for full-time employees in the United Kingdom was approximately 30.35 thousand British pounds in 2019.
Oct 19, 20, 6:02 am
Replies: 2,249
Views: 401,810
Posted By Ancient Observer

Probably tastes much the same, aswell.

Probably tastes much the same, aswell.
Oct 19, 20, 5:51 am
Replies: 1,490
Views: 255,201
Posted By Ancient Observer

Littlegirl has a fair point about the past, and...

Littlegirl has a fair point about the past, and UK industrial history.

However, in 2020 with many sectors in crisis, I believe that TUs need to work with employers and customers more to create,...
Oct 18, 20, 7:56 am
Replies: 23
Views: 3,282
Posted By Ancient Observer

I went to check BA's version of my travel...

I went to check BA's version of my travel history, but for the late 80s/early 90s, BA's records are terrible. I used to go to India and Pakistan a lot back then, but according to BA, I never flew...
Oct 17, 20, 5:30 pm
Replies: 173
Views: 27,722
Posted By Ancient Observer

Er, is there any danger that you could just...

Er, is there any danger that you could just agree to disagree?

We all have definitions of words, but to argue it out on here is strange.
Oct 17, 20, 5:16 pm
Replies: 1,490
Views: 255,201
Posted By Ancient Observer

Whilst there was a huge amount of empathy for all...

Whilst there was a huge amount of empathy for all BA staff - CC and others, caused by the way in which BA went about the numbers reduction, if BASSA or anyone want to hang on to anachronistic working...
Oct 15, 20, 4:45 am
Replies: 1,490
Views: 255,201
Posted By Ancient Observer

Some time back in 2010, some part of BASSA/Unite...

Some time back in 2010, some part of BASSA/Unite formed some sort of alliance with the SWP. (Socialist Workers Party).
Nothing formal was made public, but the SWP did turn up to locations to be used...
Oct 14, 20, 4:24 pm
Replies: 1,490
Views: 255,201
Posted By Ancient Observer

1A I am puzzled that this needs spelling...

1A

I am puzzled that this needs spelling out.

BA treated its staff in an awful way. I have not heard anyone say they did what they did in a good way.

However....................

It is a...
Oct 14, 20, 12:48 pm
Replies: 1,490
Views: 255,201
Posted By Ancient Observer

I am rather concerned that BASSA with its...

I am rather concerned that BASSA with its reduction of 4000 members is trying to suggest that it still runs BA - as it tried to do 10 years ago.

In this dispute, BA management have been awful. ...
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