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Old 11th Apr 2021, 19:51
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not happening im afraid. Airline IT System migrations take months (somtimes years) of planing, they are often interlinked with other systems and are expensive.

Little chance of the Board signing anything off on this scale in 2021
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Old 11th Apr 2021, 20:55
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but as you’ve said, years of planning so maybe the budget had already been signed off on and the project allowed to proceed. They could be in the final stages where it would cost more to stop the roll out than not. 👍🏻
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Old 11th Apr 2021, 21:44
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We got our Win7 PCs replaced with Win 10 last week. Does that count? 😁
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Old 18th Apr 2021, 09:04
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He's not fat off the mark.
(courtesy of Simply Flying)

Qatar Airways CEO Likens British Airways To A Low Cost Carrier
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Old 18th Apr 2021, 11:05
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You CAN’T say that !
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Old 18th Apr 2021, 12:04
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When you practically own the oil supply and pay your cabin crew a grand a month, yes you can offer 5* for the price of 2!
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Old 18th Apr 2021, 16:49
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On UK & European routes that's what they've been for the last 10 years - and the business about the food was pretty much the final straw
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Old 19th Apr 2021, 00:16
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It's that bad QR have invested millions in BA. Al Baker being Al Baker. Nothing to see here, move along.
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Old 19th Apr 2021, 09:42
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Have BA and IAG made mistakes? Undoubtedly, but his comments about premium economy show how seriously they should be taken.

It would be an interesting counter-factual as to how the BA of 10 or 20 years ago would have survived this pandemic thus far.

I suspect the stage where the Government had to step in and take an equity stake would have long passed.
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Old 19th Apr 2021, 16:32
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AL Baker loves the sound of his own voice - he makes some good points but he is a bit full of himself
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Old 19th Apr 2021, 16:34
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When Air Arabia, IndiGo or Wizz start flying to dozens of airports from Doha.... then Al Baker might have a different viewpoint
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Old 19th Apr 2021, 16:35
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Don't BA CC salaries start at around 1500 a month? Not a vast difference in the whole picture?
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Old 27th Apr 2021, 11:06
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New Routes

British Airways has today announced four new short-haul routes to Wroclaw (WRO) and Gdansk (GDN) in Poland, Riga (RIX) in Latvia and Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) in Romania.

01JUL-26SEP
BA522 LHR0735 WRO1045 Thu/Sun 32S
BA523 WRO1135 LHR1245 Thu/Sun 32S

02JUL-26SEP
BA532 LHR1600 GDN1910 Wed/Fri/Sun 32S
BA533 GDN2000 LHR2115 Wed/Fri/Sun 32S

02JUL-26SEP
BA380 LHR1500 RIX1940 Wed/Fri/Sun 32S
BA381 RIX2030 LHR2115 Wed/Fri/Sun 32S

02JUL-26SEP
BA536 LHR0700 CLJ1150 Wed/Fri/Sun 32S
BA537 CLJ1240 LHR1340 Wed/Fri/Sun 32S


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Old 27th Apr 2021, 11:09
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Does somebody at BA perhaps have advance info about which countries will be green, amber or red ?
Alternatively, is this aimed solely at the VFR and migrant labour market with the assumption that quarantine is a less relevant factor ?
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Old 27th Apr 2021, 11:28
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Flight numbers above aren't correct. Riga is BA379/380, Gdansk is BA532/533, Cluj BA536/537 and Wroclaw 522/523.
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Old 27th Apr 2021, 11:32
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the latter I would wager
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Old 27th Apr 2021, 11:50
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There are seperate quarantine processes for seasonal agricultural workers living on farm.
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Old 27th Apr 2021, 11:59
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Changed. RIX is BA380/1.
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Old 27th Apr 2021, 19:04
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Good luck beating WZZ on their own patch.
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Old 27th Apr 2021, 21:02
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There are plenty of Poles in the UK who economically have done reasonably well for themselves. If 18 months ago you had walked around Canary Wharf at lunchtime, you would have seen quite a few suits with accents from eastern Europe.
Those that have money may well decide that they don't want the experience that is Luton and Wizz but still want a direct flight
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