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Old 28th Feb 2019, 05:28
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First Class Hors d'oeuvre trolley. Set up on a classic 747.
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Old 28th Feb 2019, 07:18
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10 Jan Lifted back to Blighty on BEA Trident 2 - trip over. £££allowances good
Just curious how did it work for pay in those times with such disorganisation to plan. Was it all just for basic salary, and you just had to accept what was needed ? Was Sector pay significant, and was it therefore a loss if your planned sectors were cancelled ?

Was uniform compulsory on positioning ? I recall a BA 747 LHR-LAX where an MEA full crew were positioning from Beirut to Santa Barbara to pick up a 707 which had had the Q engine modifications done there, four quite beefy blokes very squashed into a 4-seat middle at the back of Y, and looking decidedly travel-weary and uniform-crumpled by arrival in LAX. They also repeatedly got mistaken for BA crew by passing pax, and plied with irrelevant questions, which the skipper handled very patiently (including mine about the Q mods).
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Old 28th Feb 2019, 07:58
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Just curious how did it work for pay in those times with such disorganisation to plan. Was it all just for basic salary, and you just had to accept what was needed ? Was Sector pay significant, and was it therefore a loss if your planned sectors were cancelled ?

Was uniform compulsory on positioning ? I recall a BA 747 LHR-LAX where an MEA full crew were positioning from Beirut to Santa Barbara to pick up a 707 which had had the Q engine modifications done there, four quite beefy blokes very squashed into a 4-seat middle at the back of Y, and looking decidedly travel-weary and uniform-crumpled by arrival in LAX. They also repeatedly got mistaken for BA crew by passing pax, and plied with irrelevant questions, which the skipper handled very patiently (including mine about the Q mods).
Allowances were a important part of the income. The basic pay might have been low, but this was compensated by the allowances, which were generously paid. In the early days in cash. Later, those, staying overnight, were paid cash allowances at the hotel. The benefit for the crew member was payment in local currency, which could be exchanged in to UKL at the best possible rate. If I remember it right, the allowances were even tax free. With aircraft getting bigger, with more crew to be entiteled to allowances, cash payments were discontinued. This was by agreement with the crews.
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Old 28th Feb 2019, 21:53
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Old 1st Mar 2019, 14:10
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And now news of another retro job. G-BNLY is to be painted in the BA Landor livery next month.
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Old 1st Mar 2019, 16:05
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And now news of another retro job. G-BNLY is to be painted in the BA Landor livery next month.
https://www.facebook.com/76903425829...8142473835830/
Yes!! This is the one I'm waiting for!
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Old 1st Mar 2019, 16:35
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An amusement for fans of the Landor livery (or their children, or their grandchildren): Aerocard BA B767
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Old 2nd Mar 2019, 10:05
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The BOAC livery 747 is due at heathrow 2.45pm this afternoon from San Fran
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Old 3rd Mar 2019, 08:23
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Originally Posted by MichaelKPIT View Post
Yes!! This is the one I'm waiting for!

Probably the best of the British Airways titled schemes. An enterprising local camera shop owner would take the above shot of your own approach into the old Kai Tak airport. If you called him from the UK before your departure, he would position himself opposite the famed Chequer Board on the approach to Rwy 13. This shot was of my co-pilot carrying out his first landing into Hkg!
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Old 3rd Mar 2019, 09:06
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Cabin Service Director (always a male) in charge of the aircraft.
And a CSD once told me about a BOAC trip
Surely, you mean ' a CSO'..or even an SCSO..?
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Old 3rd Mar 2019, 09:12
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Margaret Pennywhistle - Cabin Service Director at BOAC
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Old 3rd Mar 2019, 22:20
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When did Landor end? I'm neither Fore nor Against it.
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Old 3rd Mar 2019, 23:27
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When did Landor end? I'm neither Fore nor Against it.
Well, you are either For or Against it, or Fore and Aft of it - which is it?
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Old 3rd Mar 2019, 23:30
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Originally Posted by PAXboy View Post
When did Landor end? I'm neither Fore nor Against it.
With the launch of Project Utopia in Jun-97.
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Old 4th Mar 2019, 06:40
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'YGC left Kuwait a little while ago and is due in at Heathrow at 1250; seems to be a nice day so some may see it in the metal - I expect it'll come in via Lambourne, but if it's via Biggin my head will be out of the window.
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Old 4th Mar 2019, 14:35
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"To Fly, To Sell"...these days....
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Old 5th Mar 2019, 05:53
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Treadi: It did indeed arrive via Lambourne. Sadly, the day was not quite as nice as could have been hoped for but it did at least beat the rain, unlike the day it was delivered from Dublin!
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Old 5th Mar 2019, 08:14
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Currently inbound Heathrow, just passing Swansea and hopefully heading for the Epsom hold...
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