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Forum: Middle East
18th Jan 2021, 21:24
Replies: 1,330
Views: 1,398,983
Posted By Xulu

The overall picture is looking good. Vaccination...

The overall picture is looking good. Vaccination programmes are accelerating in general.

I’ve had 6/6 jam packed flights in all classes since leaving. There is no fear factor from passengers at...
Forum: Middle East
27th Dec 2020, 10:42
Replies: 1,330
Views: 1,398,983
Posted By Xulu

Glofish Thanks for your sharing your...

Glofish

Thanks for your sharing your sympathy, and fears. But this isn't an a380 bashing thread.

It is of course the wrong aircraft right now, but there simply isn't a choice. With the 777...
Forum: Middle East
26th Dec 2020, 21:10
Replies: 1,330
Views: 1,398,983
Posted By Xulu

It's boxing day though to LHR as it enters Tier 4...

It's boxing day though to LHR as it enters Tier 4 lockdown. There's a reason they upped this from 4 to 5 daily last week.

Another driving factor has to be Expo 2020 - now running October 21 until...
Forum: Middle East
26th Dec 2020, 16:08
Replies: 1,330
Views: 1,398,983
Posted By Xulu

American Airlines starts recall of 17,500...

American Airlines starts recall of 17,500 furloughed staff.

https://www.newsbreak.com/texas/fort-worth/news/2133415970162/american-airlines-starts-recall-of-17500-workers


Perverse to spread...
Forum: Middle East
24th Dec 2020, 19:09
Replies: 1,330
Views: 1,398,983
Posted By Xulu

Nah. The market did not crash, debt and...

Nah.

The market did not crash, debt and mortgages propped up by government handouts, some sectors infact boomed during covid.

Most kept their jobs, and after hibernating are now sat on more...
Forum: Middle East
24th Dec 2020, 13:29
Replies: 1,330
Views: 1,398,983
Posted By Xulu

Is it true? Are the great unwashed (a380) going...

Is it true? Are the great unwashed (a380) going to be called back to duty this summer? Unlikely to be that fast but things are looking up.

Whilst we can argue about the timing, the global...
Forum: Middle East
22nd Dec 2020, 20:33
Replies: 560
Views: 469,205
Posted By Xulu

While I expect most to begrudgingly return for...

While I expect most to begrudgingly return for licenses/recency, I can imagine many families staying at home this time.

Who wants to go through all this hassle twice again (there and back)?
...
Forum: Middle East
20th Dec 2020, 20:08
Replies: 560
Views: 469,205
Posted By Xulu

Join the club. Nearby all the EPL 3,...

Join the club.

Nearby all the EPL 3, two-stripers were protected as they hadnít been around long enough to accrue many sick days.

Then they flipped to seniority at the very end, protecting FOs...
Forum: Middle East
2nd Dec 2020, 09:05
Replies: 1,330
Views: 1,398,983
Posted By Xulu

Thanks Glofish. I think saying 2029 is just...

Thanks Glofish. I think saying 2029 is just absolute nonsense and scaremongering.

Please understand, many of those earlier doomsday predictions are positioned purely to either:

a) get state...
Forum: Middle East
1st Dec 2020, 21:40
Replies: 1,330
Views: 1,398,983
Posted By Xulu

Border Openings IATA says 4.5 billion...

Border Openings
IATA says 4.5 billion passengers flew in 2019 from a population of 7.8 billion people. Does that mean over half the World flew last year? Of course not. (If you flew LHR to SIN to...
Forum: Middle East
28th Oct 2020, 03:15
Replies: 1,330
Views: 1,398,983
Posted By Xulu

Lol. I did see some interesting grumbles from EPW...

Lol. I did see some interesting grumbles from EPW having to actually live with hubby now.

This has put a lot of strain on some marriages. Many held together by time apart and brunches.

Bliss...
Replies: 54
Views: 9,502
Posted By Xulu

It is indeed premature to start training. I...

It is indeed premature to start training. I myself started training during a downturn, and turned out to be very good timing; However that was sheer luck and naivety from a young man. Many of my...
Forum: Questions
30th Aug 2020, 19:50
Replies: 63
Views: 18,821
Posted By Xulu

Business travel will of course recover, for the...

Business travel will of course recover, for the same reason it was still growing in 2019 - despite Zoom and Teams already being here.

Middle managers at Companies A, B, C can all crow about how...
27th Aug 2020, 20:42
Replies: 114
Views: 35,735
Posted By Xulu

Will require airlines to not demand recent time...

Will require airlines to not demand recent time on type.

I donít see much poaching going on between airlines for a while. Most pilots will be thankful to stay in whatever job they have; seeing the...
23rd Apr 2020, 15:25
Replies: 1,280
Views: 500,390
Posted By Xulu

160 a day worldwide? UK alone is 7-800 a day of...

160 a day worldwide? UK alone is 7-800 a day of which itís being assessed to be double in reality due to mis-reporting of others.

Worldwide the figure is at 7000 daily deaths before mis-reporting....
Forum: Middle East
20th Feb 2020, 05:45
Replies: 4,950
Views: 3,075,090
Posted By Xulu

Boeing fleet is overstaffed so recruitment is...

Boeing fleet is overstaffed so recruitment is currently frozen; I think we'll see recruitment pick up again when the 777x deliveries begin. Boeing Command time was roughly 4 years but that'll likely...
16th Feb 2020, 15:40
Replies: 69
Views: 156,144
Posted By Xulu

It's ok. Social Media has branded them as heroes.

It's ok. Social Media has branded them as heroes.
25th Nov 2019, 11:05
Replies: 577
Views: 690,342
Posted By Xulu

There is only ever one way to win IA in this...

There is only ever one way to win IA in this modern age, stated in this thread several times and successfully demonstrated by RMT over and over again; the nuclear option that forced BA shareholders...
24th Nov 2019, 12:54
Replies: 577
Views: 690,342
Posted By Xulu

This bewildering capitulation just cannot be...

This bewildering capitulation just cannot be understated. I can only imagine the reps have been offered large brown envelopes under the table if this goes through.
29th Sep 2019, 11:08
Replies: 577
Views: 690,342
Posted By Xulu

The longer this goes on, the more time management...

The longer this goes on, the more time management has to implement plan B.

A secondary workforce sourced and ready to step in temporarily. If you donít think they are already planning this, you...
Forum: Middle East
28th Sep 2019, 06:38
Replies: 3
Views: 4,088
Posted By Xulu

I’m sure $600m doesn’t come close to the real...

I’m sure $600m doesn’t come close to the real loss. It’s like asking your Fleet Manager how many people they’ve fired - Multiply it by 3 and it’s probably the real amount.

Oh they didn’t get...
18th Sep 2019, 17:19
Replies: 577
Views: 690,342
Posted By Xulu

Oh dear. It is management that is supposed to...

Oh dear. It is management that is supposed to back down in order to protect the brand, not the workers.

What a let down.
15th Sep 2019, 07:24
Replies: 577
Views: 690,342
Posted By Xulu

Yup. It wouldnít be safe to work under this...

Yup. It wouldnít be safe to work under this stress. Youíre risking your passengers safety and your jobs.

Its really that simple.

Write an open letter to shareholders, apologising for the...
14th Sep 2019, 13:17
Replies: 577
Views: 690,342
Posted By Xulu

Just self-certify for 2 days each week. Announce...

Just self-certify for 2 days each week. Announce a month of strikes at short notice with £billion lost revenue.

They cannot fire you all, itíd destroy the business and the shareholders wouldnít...
14th Sep 2019, 09:36
Replies: 577
Views: 690,342
Posted By Xulu

BA Management has shown repeatedly they will not...

BA Management has shown repeatedly they will not be negotiating. They would rather lose hundreds of millions in revenue than give in. They will play nasty, threaten you, spread lies in the media...
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