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1st Sep 2020, 17:45
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Posted By The Blu Riband

I understand your fear, and why you're paranoid. ...

I understand your fear, and why you're paranoid.

I've operated 16 flts, and pax'ed on 28 since the 1st april. I've had 6 Covid tests, and 2 antibody tests (all negative).
Still here!

The death...
30th Aug 2020, 08:04
Replies: 2,005
Views: 1,719,840
Posted By The Blu Riband

SkyRocket10 It's not me! But I believe the...

SkyRocket10

It's not me! But I believe the chap in question had 3 months to retirement. So wasn't offered VR,
Retiring 3 months early may have actually worked against the CR calculations. It was...
29th Aug 2020, 13:09
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Views: 1,719,840
Posted By The Blu Riband

another cabin crew troll

another cabin crew troll
28th Aug 2020, 12:09
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Views: 1,719,840
Posted By The Blu Riband

I get a paid a fair salary for a long haul...

I get a paid a fair salary for a long haul captain.

The starter rates, and FO rates are also fair. You knew those when you joined and must have compared those salaries against other career options...
28th Aug 2020, 07:30
Replies: 2,005
Views: 1,719,840
Posted By The Blu Riband

Quite Those unfortunate to be made CR are...

Quite

Those unfortunate to be made CR are understandably angry/sad/ bitter but it's no excuse for pilots who joined on pp34 to stir the sh1t in this dangerously divisive way.

There was no vote...
27th Aug 2020, 14:31
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Views: 1,719,840
Posted By The Blu Riband

slast Very noble... But remember it's the...

slast

Very noble... But remember it's the gov that sets statutory redundancy pay, not Balpa, and certainly not me!

And who's paying for the CRS through a "voluntary" pay cut? the pilots! And...
27th Aug 2020, 14:15
Replies: 2,005
Views: 1,719,840
Posted By The Blu Riband

bex88 Very disingenuous. Remember that...

bex88

Very disingenuous.

Remember that during each pay negotiation, or change in t&c's, or any event affecting pilot numbers/recruitment or status (eg BMI integration) we have certain options...
6th Aug 2020, 15:34
Replies: 79
Views: 15,752
Posted By The Blu Riband

when is your flight?

when is your flight?
15th Jul 2020, 15:38
Replies: 2,005
Views: 1,719,840
Posted By The Blu Riband

negotiated by the union btw, which you don't...

negotiated by the union btw, which you don't subscribe to.....
15th Jul 2020, 15:36
Replies: 2,005
Views: 1,719,840
Posted By The Blu Riband

Flap 80 Nope, not true. And you sound...

Flap 80

Nope, not true. And you sound selfish and smug. Hey, but you're ok so [email protected] your colleagues eh?
14th Jul 2020, 11:10
Replies: 49
Views: 18,619
Posted By The Blu Riband

Every now and again I venture onto a Qantas...

Every now and again I venture onto a Qantas (Ozzie) thread to remind myself how vindictive and nasty Australians can be!
We are all -globally - in deep sh1t right now, let's cut each other some...
4th May 2020, 21:37
Replies: 2,005
Views: 1,719,840
Posted By The Blu Riband

mmmm You choose to disregard the fact that BA has...

mmmm You choose to disregard the fact that BA has restructured continuously since 9/11; earlier if you include the regions.

Make no mistake --- BA pilots are already on very competitive contracts....
4th May 2020, 17:34
Replies: 2,005
Views: 1,719,840
Posted By The Blu Riband

Ok.. so BA have a significant liquidity ...

Ok.. so BA have a significant liquidity

Shareholders may want a return, but remember BA didnt pay a dividend for decades until last year; and any decent investor should be prepared to ride this...
4th May 2020, 14:28
Replies: 2,005
Views: 1,719,840
Posted By The Blu Riband

Fair. And let's assume the total staff salary...

Fair. And let's assume the total staff salary bill is £60m (or even £70m) ( remember most staff are already on comparatively low salaries)
So a year of salary costs equate to £750m ish. About half...
23rd Dec 2019, 12:29
Replies: 6,993
Views: 6,535,874
Posted By The Blu Riband

PRIAM - an explanation of the name The...

PRIAM - an explanation of the name

The previous software system was named CASSANDRA. In Greek mythology she was able to foresee the future (but no-one ever believed her) so was an aptly named...
16th Dec 2019, 15:34
Replies: 69
Views: 55,427
Posted By The Blu Riband

You chose: to become a pilot to join BA to...

You chose:
to become a pilot
to join BA
to take an asap SH command

You could have changed fleets and be a LH FO and have some seniority like the many colleagues you assume don't want a SH job...
16th Dec 2019, 13:44
Replies: 69
Views: 55,427
Posted By The Blu Riband

You never stop moaning

You never stop moaning
16th Oct 2019, 21:42
Replies: 142
Views: 58,671
Posted By The Blu Riband

It doesn’t sound like a very professional or...

It doesn’t sound like a very professional or equitable method of selection to me!
Especialliy when you then state that only about 30% of those chosen (so randomly) actually pass the course!
15th Oct 2019, 11:49
Replies: 142
Views: 58,671
Posted By The Blu Riband

Or it means pilots undercutting each other,...

Or
it means pilots undercutting each other, getting sacked for minor infractions because management know there's always a pilot willing to work for less. It means pilots would feel obliged to...
5th Oct 2019, 17:45
Replies: 156
Views: 108,188
Posted By The Blu Riband

and , if you'd read my post you will have noted...

and , if you'd read my post you will have noted that I said I haven't been there for 3 years.
5th Oct 2019, 13:31
Replies: 156
Views: 108,188
Posted By The Blu Riband

Did you actually listen to the tape? He first...

Did you actually listen to the tape?
He first replied with ", I cant do that -I can do 160 to 4", he only became verbose when she made him G/A as a punishment. Nor was he rude (unlike you!)
5th Oct 2019, 13:22
Replies: 156
Views: 108,188
Posted By The Blu Riband

I guess that's a smart-alec comment, but it...

I guess that's a smart-alec comment, but it merits an explanation nevertheless.

Most BA pilots will try to avoid JFK (and other eastern seaboard destinations) as the "credit"/ block hours aren't...
22nd Sep 2019, 16:30
Replies: 577
Views: 696,410
Posted By The Blu Riband

I'm on 26.000 hours age 56 (BA 31 years)

I'm on 26.000 hours age 56 (BA 31 years)
27th Jul 2019, 12:43
Replies: 577
Views: 696,410
Posted By The Blu Riband

1. You understand wrong 2. No

1. You understand wrong
2. No
18th May 2019, 10:05
Replies: 6,993
Views: 6,535,874
Posted By The Blu Riband

schadenfreude?

schadenfreude?
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