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Crossair/Swiss Xenophobia...?

Old 17th Dec 2001, 16:25
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Dearest Saff,
Ill be waiting for you at the Lake end with a fur coat (Fake of course) and a warming mug of "Gluhwein" something cooler if its in Spring. Actually it sounds pretty good..Ill meet you half way if hes only demoted....deal?
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Old 17th Dec 2001, 18:36
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Hold at Saffa

If AD goes, I will run naked the length of Bahnhoffstrasse
Best you keep your shoulders covered;
Lest your chips are shown in public!
 
Old 17th Dec 2001, 18:59
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I picked this up from another thread on PPRuNe which is discussing Ryanair's Charleroi base. It's a quote from the one and only very angry little man who's had a lot to say here and on other threads, in defence of the xenophobic Swiss reaction to it's foreign pilots. What a little gem. Does this guy contradict himself or what?

Hold at Saffa said:
Flying from a Belgian base and not having a single Belgian pilot is just sensible.
"We would rather see Sabena destroyed than restructured."
Belgian Cockpit Association.

Thanks to the outrageous industrial behaviour of Belgians in recent history, I'd say your prospects are a bit grim for the next couple of centuries or so. But then again, you could always strike!
Go boy!

Edited for atrocious spelling! But only the ones I could spot...

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Old 17th Dec 2001, 19:15
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It's a quote from the one and only very angry little man
Neither angry or little, I'm afraid. I stand by my comment 100%, and so it would seem do Ryanair. Naturally, my comments do not extend to all Belgians, but you have to admit, the available collective impression of the Belgian work ethic and propensity toward militancy is legendary.

Does this guy contradict himself or what?
No, actually. Not in the least.

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Old 17th Dec 2001, 21:53
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Thumbs down

And there we all were thinking (and hoping) you'd finally wound your neck in and buzzed-off! (PLEASE?)
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Commander Saffa!
I always enjoy your posts and at at the risk of drawing considerable fire from you, I have to say that if you think LX has any loyalty to you, your 20 years of flying command not withstanding, than you are smoking crack!
It may even promt you to rethink that whole union thing.
Merry Christmas.
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Old 18th Dec 2001, 06:27
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I do think he is smoking crack...
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Old 18th Dec 2001, 12:16
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Hello Raas, and happy Christmas to you and your family too.

I am under no misapprehension about special treatment being given to me or any other non-Swiss pilot. Crossair is a commercial venture, not a sheltered workshop for airborne gypsies. The simple fact is, that there may well be a political dimension arising from such a large number of unemployed Swiss pilots consequencial to the failure of Swissair.

The initiator of this thread and others have claimed that the Swiss are somehow Xenophobes for seeking to protect the rights of their citizens. This is simply not true, and claims to the contrary are destructive.

The best prospects for employing the largest numbers of non-Swiss pilots for the longest possible time is to redouble ALL our efforts on making the expanded Crossair work, and work well.

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Old 18th Dec 2001, 12:51
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The initiator of this thread and others have claimed that the Swiss are somehow Xenophobes for seeking to protect the rights of their citizens
That's not the way I read it. I believe that what they are claiming is that the Swiss are Xenophobes! That they were xenophobic before the collapse of Swissair, that they are still xenophobic after the collapse and that they would be xenophobic whether or not Swissair or Crossair ever existed.

Furthermore; with comments like:
...a sheltered workshop for airborne gypsies...
you seem to have taken a little of that xenophobia (or is it your own personal, racist background showing) on board yourself.
 
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Thank you, Saffa, it had to be said!!

Quote:The best prospects for employing the largest numbers of non-Swiss pilots for the longest possible time is to redouble ALL our efforts on making the expanded Crossair work, and work well.

it's also the best way of keeping low-seniority swiss copilots in the job.
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