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2nd May 2011, 17:19
Replies: 52
Views: 10,126
Posted By gr8tballsoffire

So nice to hear something positive about BA....

So nice to hear something positive about BA. People love to knock it, but it still beats the majority of carriers for service.

In the dim and distant past I have worked in what is now called...
11th Apr 2011, 19:30
Replies: 36
Views: 9,016
Posted By gr8tballsoffire

A Classic Colin Matthews story.. When he...

A Classic Colin Matthews story..

When he became a BA Director he decided to gatecrash our Ops conference (planned weeks before) and regaled us all with his history of firing staff at Ford.

Went...
8th Apr 2011, 11:16
Replies: 993
Views: 141,233
Posted By gr8tballsoffire

Litebulbs This is exactly the kind of...

Litebulbs

This is exactly the kind of profligacy that I despise in present day unionism.

Snas makes a good point about them joining the rest at the trough!!

We should be able to...
8th Apr 2011, 09:55
Replies: 993
Views: 141,233
Posted By gr8tballsoffire

Should the present BASSA leadership stay in situ...

Should the present BASSA leadership stay in situ as full time officials the IR relationship with BA would be in danger of remaining in a state of permanent dispute. I cannot see BA allowing that to...
2nd Apr 2011, 19:19
Replies: 993
Views: 141,233
Posted By gr8tballsoffire

One thing that is forgotten in this debate is...

One thing that is forgotten in this debate is that CC are able to apply for other roles via the internal system like any other staff member.

I know of many who have, and some of those ended up in...
1st Apr 2011, 10:37
Replies: 5
Views: 1,094
Posted By gr8tballsoffire

Mark in CA I agree with Betty Girl (I am...

Mark in CA

I agree with Betty Girl (I am also biased).

I travel this route on a regular basis and there is in fact no alternative to BA if you are travelling to Cambridge via Heathrow.
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31st Mar 2011, 14:12
Replies: 993
Views: 141,233
Posted By gr8tballsoffire

Fair point about the link.

Fair point about the link.
31st Mar 2011, 11:56
Replies: 993
Views: 141,233
Posted By gr8tballsoffire

Sorry BG, I don't agree wth you. The level of...

Sorry BG, I don't agree wth you. The level of debate on here is invariably conducted in an adult manner with the exception of the rare BASSA supporter.

All the unpleasant invective comes from one...
18th Mar 2011, 19:10
Replies: 1,094
Views: 144,867
Posted By gr8tballsoffire

Litebulbs Many apologies I just noticed a...

Litebulbs

Many apologies I just noticed a typo against your name. I assure you it was simply that, a typo!!
18th Mar 2011, 14:39
Replies: 1,094
Views: 144,867
Posted By gr8tballsoffire

Liebulbs Just to put the DH dismissal case...

Liebulbs

Just to put the DH dismissal case into context...

Some years ago an ex-GMB rep colleague got involved in a dispute with a passenger (in support of a CC member) on board whilst on duty...
6th Mar 2011, 23:10
Replies: 1,094
Views: 144,867
Posted By gr8tballsoffire

Litebulbs On the other forum you question how...

Litebulbs
On the other forum you question how BA can sack striking CC.
It is very simple...the CC who do not report for work on the first day of unprotected action are told verbally and confirmed...
3rd Mar 2011, 15:08
Replies: 1,094
Views: 144,867
Posted By gr8tballsoffire

Betty Girl It was a more of an opportunity...

Betty Girl

It was a more of an opportunity to share your thoughts, positive or negative. Very different to the old tick sheet.

I suspect you are right that I was given the form in order to...
3rd Mar 2011, 13:24
Replies: 1,094
Views: 144,867
Posted By gr8tballsoffire

Betty Girl At the risk of contradicting you, I...

Betty Girl
At the risk of contradicting you, I flew to Budapest last week in Club and was indeed asked to complete a feedback form (perhaps this differs from the old questionnaire). The flight was...
19th Feb 2011, 14:26
Replies: 1,094
Views: 144,867
Posted By gr8tballsoffire

Flew the 777-300 to Dubai in Clubworld a couple...

Flew the 777-300 to Dubai in Clubworld a couple of weeks ago. Great experience with the new IFE. Outstanding sound.
..and a seemingly happy crew!!
18th Feb 2011, 17:08
Replies: 1,094
Views: 144,867
Posted By gr8tballsoffire

Does anyone else think it odd that there has not...

Does anyone else think it odd that there has not been a single posting on the other thread since 10.30 yesterday morning?
1st Feb 2011, 10:26
Replies: 1,094
Views: 144,867
Posted By gr8tballsoffire

Pencisly Well spotted, great post.

Pencisly

Well spotted, great post.
27th Jan 2011, 16:06
Replies: 1,880
Views: 240,695
Posted By gr8tballsoffire

On the other forum there is debate whether PCCC...

On the other forum there is debate whether PCCC reps/officers should be paid.

I was a rep in the old Apex union in the eighties for almost seven years and along with three colleagues were never...
25th Jan 2011, 22:23
Replies: 42
Views: 5,761
Posted By gr8tballsoffire

Runway 24 You've got me, I have no idea what...

Runway 24

You've got me, I have no idea what you're talking about. If not BA than which carrier do you suggest and why?
25th Jan 2011, 16:13
Replies: 42
Views: 5,761
Posted By gr8tballsoffire

Tigger Too Like any business BA is not...

Tigger Too

Like any business BA is not immune to making mistakes, or not dealing with the situation to everyone's satisfaction. I believe they get it right more often than not.

It is not a...
25th Jan 2011, 10:39
Replies: 42
Views: 5,761
Posted By gr8tballsoffire

There are quite a number of relevant points here....

There are quite a number of relevant points here. Whilst it is true that some gates in T5 are quite a distance away it is still by far the best major terminal in the UK.

Travelling through any...
11th Jan 2011, 21:35
Replies: 1,880
Views: 240,695
Posted By gr8tballsoffire

Colonel White Excellent summary. I only wish BA...

Colonel White
Excellent summary. I only wish BA Press Office would pubish a rebuttal in the same vain.
22nd Dec 2010, 09:39
Replies: 1,880
Views: 240,695
Posted By gr8tballsoffire

I left BA in 2000 and up till that time Mike...

I left BA in 2000 and up till that time Mike Street was Director of Customer Service and Operations that included all cabin crew world wide.
I believe he retired in 2005.
Forum: Cabin Crew
8th Dec 2010, 18:46
Replies: 4,259
Views: 1,474,408
Posted By gr8tballsoffire

HKG based crews

On the face of it, it seems unfair and discriminatory and I agree with others that it is morally wrong.

The question is, is it legally justified or not? Do other airlines with HKG based crew have...
29th Nov 2010, 15:41
Replies: 1,880
Views: 240,695
Posted By gr8tballsoffire

Should be interesting legally. Will they find a...

Should be interesting legally. Will they find a reason for IA unconnected to the previous IA? Will BA take legal action to put a stop to it?
Will BA issue 90 day notice or just sit it out knowing...
12th Nov 2010, 22:17
Replies: 1,880
Views: 240,695
Posted By gr8tballsoffire

Good on her if that is the case.

Good on her if that is the case.
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