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MK Airlines is free again!!

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MK Airlines is free again!!

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Old 11th Jul 2009, 00:45
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411A "......Not to mention the previous crew on 747 types with this same aircarrier, who could not get the airplane airbourne, in the required regulated distance......"

Not a clever comment, considering how many other carriers have had the same event happen to them, before and after, and only got away with it because there wasn't a great big earth berm sitting at the end of the runway.

Disrespectful.

They've made it through a tough year of Administration - and come out on the other side. I seriously doubt they would've been allowed to exit if the administrators, courts, banks and new financier hadn't been suitably impressed with their future proposals?

Your snide comment smacks of ill-placed judgement.

Charter man makes a good point however... have they changed their whole outlook (and I'm talking management now). If they continue to pursue the same avenues of business with the same old guys calling the shots, the end result appears inevitable. Back into Poo-Alley (it's around the corner from Poo-tree and Poo-bridge! )

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Old 11th Jul 2009, 08:31
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Day 11, no money. But we've been told it's on the way... What did somebody once tell me, ' MK, a General Aviation company dressed up as an Airline.
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Old 11th Jul 2009, 10:10
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...and the word is they are about to get two more tired old sheds, ex AAI.
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Old 12th Jul 2009, 10:32
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Hey, superspotter . . . are those in MK livery? . . . still parked at KUL-Subang [SZB] aerodrome? The ex BA -236 birds with junk engines peddled by the Bullfinch boys at HKG?
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Old 13th Jul 2009, 09:24
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Correct machines but I dont know who's colours Bullfinch have painted them in this week
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Old 14th Jul 2009, 08:52
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Day 14....no money...just a sucking sound of our accounts being drained...
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Old 14th Jul 2009, 09:30
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I'll second that. 'All monies have now been transferred'...where from, Middle Earth ?????
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Old 14th Jul 2009, 13:01
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How could you guys be wanting to work for a billy goat slave driver who had sent his crews on multi stop, round-robin flights across the pond. . . ? Are you expecting full pay from an outfit that was too cheap to position crews and pay for hotels . . . ?
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Old 14th Jul 2009, 16:30
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You're absolutely right, MK is a heap of s**t, not like Air France, DHL, Ryanair or any U.S. carrier you care to mention. So yes, actually I do expect to get paid. By the way, I also wanted to do Cindy Crawford...unfortunately that didn't work out either.
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Old 14th Jul 2009, 18:43
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Still no pay on day 14, I hope the crews still working put a halt to the flying programme until such time as they do get paid......
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Old 14th Jul 2009, 20:14
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STRIKE....STRIKE....STRIKE...! That's all these MF's will understand! Don't believe for one minute the "investors" want to save it.
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Old 15th Jul 2009, 11:15
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MK out of VA?

No sign of MK being back to normal business on the site of the off. UK registry Companies House ! They are still under
Voluntary Arrangement!?
Did anyone "hear" the judges decision on the 24th of June? Are they really free or is it just a big joke?
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Old 15th Jul 2009, 13:11
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No not a Joke, out of admin
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Old 15th Jul 2009, 14:48
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Out of Administration but still a big joke in the industry.
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Old 15th Jul 2009, 16:19
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Out of Administration but still a big joke in the industry

I cannot believe that in this over-regulated, nanny state a company is allowed to exit administration and then not be able to pay their crews (and maybe the rest of the staff at the end of the month?) AND to continue to tread the same well-worn path that led them into administration in the first place.
We all know that the regulators look at these forums, c'mon guys what about some positive action here?
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Old 15th Jul 2009, 16:36
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So nothing changes with MK then? Spent the last 18 or so years raping the cargo industry and reaping the benefit for a few. Go back to the original post on this thread, C'mon Cheekyflyboy, CentreFix25, zimoke et all, so full of praise for this cowboy outfit and where are you now? Time for reality and to read the more recent posts of the guys getting shafted. Day 15 and still not paid for going the extra mile to keep the outfit going. Thats what they think of the troops had some belief in them. A sorry state of affairs indeed. I admit I never had time for the airline but feel for those who have mortgages to pay and families to support.
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Old 15th Jul 2009, 19:38
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A telling move

Maybe the fact the the finance guy at MK has bailed out this week is a telling move? Apparently he took his bonus for getting through adminstration and now on to pastures new....
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Old 15th Jul 2009, 23:04
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And business as usual in the horse trade. There are people suffering major financial hardships yet the "Managing Director" seems untouched by all. The "manor" ticks on as if no bother. How can one flaunt so much excess whilst his loyal minions suffer untold burden? Where is justice? Where is right?
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Old 15th Jul 2009, 23:26
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It's called Feudalism. Anybody heard from the Chief Pilot...or is that a stupid question?
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Old 16th Jul 2009, 09:33
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Day 16. No pay. Word now is monies were never transferred despite what was said. Why is anyone flying?
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