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Mar 16, 20, 3:27 am
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Views: 2,338
Posted By Porky Speedpig

Spot on I think. In what is a crisis of...

Spot on I think. In what is a crisis of unprecedented proportions you need the most experienced person available and this makes sense for customers, colleagues and investors. Good luck to everyone at...
Mar 10, 20, 3:04 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 715
Posted By Porky Speedpig

I don't order GF on BA because not only are most...

I don't order GF on BA because not only are most offerings gluten free but flavour free, in fact some of the packaging says "bland". I take my chances from the menu or get a Pret salad on shorthaul....
Mar 3, 20, 5:48 am
Replies: 940
Views: 165,486
Posted By Porky Speedpig

How does anyone know if you have been to Northern...

How does anyone know if you have been to Northern Italy it you are an EU/(UK) citizen unless you declare it yourself? Passports do not get stamped in Europe these days and in any case you can drive...
Mar 2, 20, 10:46 am
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Views: 165,486
Posted By Porky Speedpig

Just had a NCE LHR cancelled at the end of March....

Just had a NCE LHR cancelled at the end of March. rebooked on previous flight.
Feb 19, 20, 5:36 am
Replies: 17
Views: 3,807
Posted By Porky Speedpig

and the same one that was landed nose gear first...

and the same one that was landed nose gear first at TLV recently...
Feb 7, 20, 9:29 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,111
Posted By Porky Speedpig

French ATC strike?

French ATC strike?
Nov 12, 19, 6:39 am
Replies: 59
Views: 19,449
Posted By Porky Speedpig

Except where there is code sharing so BA flight...

Except where there is code sharing so BA flight number on QR metal etc. the 3x daily QR MAN DOH service has a BA code on.
Nov 12, 19, 5:27 am
Replies: 59
Views: 19,449
Posted By Porky Speedpig

Hello, Flying Pig here. I tend to agree though...

Hello, Flying Pig here. I tend to agree though although I am surprised that IAG have not used the Thomas Cook opportunity to push back against Virgin ex MAN.
Much of the traffic heading East has...
Oct 28, 19, 11:13 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,204
Posted By Porky Speedpig

Yes, didn't last long (was indeed on 734), more...

Yes, didn't last long (was indeed on 734), more or less block booked by one of the oil exploration companies. Operated twice a week I think. Very low loads but high yield.
Sep 24, 19, 9:21 am
Replies: 83
Views: 51,059
Posted By Porky Speedpig

Many of the experienced BA Press/PR team have...

Many of the experienced BA Press/PR team have left over the last two years or so - much the same as the senior folk in other roles. A few years back this would have been nipped in the bud straight...
Aug 21, 19, 8:00 am
Replies: 2,555
Views: 724,674
Posted By Porky Speedpig

Interesting - spoke with a few BA pilots...

Interesting - spoke with a few BA pilots yesterday - their understanding was that BALPA had given BA a final final deadline of noon today. Its 1500 now. No announcement seen.
Jul 25, 19, 2:31 am
Replies: 91
Views: 6,985
Posted By Porky Speedpig

No, because it is not a risk, it is an...

No, because it is not a risk, it is an operational limitation.
Jun 29, 19, 9:53 am
Replies: 31
Views: 5,126
Posted By Porky Speedpig

Took MAN-LCY a few weeks ago, 60 total customers,...

Took MAN-LCY a few weeks ago, 60 total customers, about 4 rows of CE I think (16 people). Lunch served by 1 x CC - choice of meals, very good and plenty of time.
Jun 28, 19, 11:52 am
Replies: 2,555
Views: 724,674
Posted By Porky Speedpig

Stock Market version of this forum reports that...

Stock Market version of this forum reports that UNITE has accepted the deal
Feb 14, 19, 1:28 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,026
Posted By Porky Speedpig

I flew LGW TFS LGW a few weeks ago - out in Y,...

I flew LGW TFS LGW a few weeks ago - out in Y, back in C. In Y one F&B run but as other posters said, no issue with going to the rear galley for re supply.
In C, semi constant topping up and...
Feb 8, 19, 6:57 am
Replies: 911
Views: 227,439
Posted By Porky Speedpig

Or without ETOPS authority - which the KT 737 did...

Or without ETOPS authority - which the KT 737 did not have. I had to be either a 707 or 757 and I think 1983 was too early for the -e4 ETOPS 757s.
Jan 30, 19, 1:16 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,533
Posted By Porky Speedpig

I set a personal best for time spent in BA lounge...

I set a personal best for time spent in BA lounge in MAN today. Arrived around 0730 for 0905 dep. Agree with comments about roads not gritted. 0905 and 1005 cancelled and transferred to 1400 on the...
Jan 6, 19, 4:37 am
Replies: 37
Views: 6,810
Posted By Porky Speedpig

IAG doesn't operate enough A380s to make a...

IAG doesn't operate enough A380s to make a maintenance facility viable - ideally at least two parallel heavy maintenance lines is the minimum efficient loading so you would be talking of a fleet...
Nov 27, 18, 2:41 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,123
Posted By Porky Speedpig

Expect widespread disruption at London airports...

Expect widespread disruption at London airports today due to thick fog this morning. There are bound to be more cancellations later.
Nov 19, 18, 5:39 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,445
Posted By Porky Speedpig

BA has a quote of movements that can be used at...

BA has a quote of movements that can be used at its discretion through each scheduling season (subject to the noise QC mentioned above). In reality these are supposed to be used for scheduled...
Nov 16, 18, 2:02 am
Replies: 4,115
Views: 1,996,243
Posted By Porky Speedpig

No recline is a huge step forwards. The is...

No recline is a huge step forwards. The is nothing more irritating in an economy class cabin that the person occupying the seat in front of you reclining it. Nothing.
Totally selfish.
Well done BA!...
Nov 15, 18, 2:51 am
Replies: 4,115
Views: 1,996,243
Posted By Porky Speedpig

Failed its acceptance flight yesterday I heard.

Failed its acceptance flight yesterday I heard.
Nov 11, 18, 10:02 am
Replies: 702
Views: 242,895
Posted By Porky Speedpig

Same on Cathay, Qatar, Etihad.....

Same on Cathay, Qatar, Etihad.....
Nov 1, 18, 3:33 am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,437
Posted By Porky Speedpig

Great golf course there when the weather is good,...

Great golf course there when the weather is good, superb curry house and also you could request a visit around the NATS centre if it all goes pear shaped for some reason!
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