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17th Nov 2021, 18:11
Replies: 145
Views: 52,562
Posted By RexBanner

BAreject Anecdotally (no experience of him...

BAreject

Anecdotally (no experience of him yet myself) AK is hopeless. Never assume conspiracy when simple incompetence will suffice.
16th Nov 2021, 22:33
Replies: 145
Views: 52,562
Posted By RexBanner

The reality of anyone joining for the supposed...

The reality of anyone joining for the supposed perk of the BA MSL has to fully understood. Yes technically you will be on the Master Seniority List however you will join with a six year engagement...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Sep 2021, 12:06
Replies: 17
Views: 1,772
Posted By RexBanner

there was nothing expert about United 175ís hand...

there was nothing expert about United 175ís hand flying into the south tower. In reality you see a desperate hard left bank at the last minute because Al Shehhi was a shitty pilot and hadnít taken...
25th Nov 2020, 17:21
Replies: 85
Views: 26,398
Posted By RexBanner

Iím not an anti-vaxxer by any stretch of the...

Iím not an anti-vaxxer by any stretch of the imagination but the thing being so blatantly overlooked here is that itís a very slippery slope once you start mandating stuff like this. So Airlines...
14th Nov 2020, 13:21
Replies: 114
Views: 40,043
Posted By RexBanner

Much more likely and realistic that YouTube will...

Much more likely and realistic that YouTube will just remove the audio from the video..
7th Nov 2020, 19:36
Replies: 90
Views: 20,821
Posted By RexBanner

+1 and said it on page one of the thread, the...

+1 and said it on page one of the thread, the very first reply. The demand is more or less still there, not as it was but not disastrous either. The moment Jersey introduced quarantine for the U.K....
22nd Oct 2020, 10:14
Replies: 90
Views: 20,821
Posted By RexBanner

The majority aren’t staying grounded because of...

The majority aren’t staying grounded because of fears about contracting the virus they’re staying grounded because of ridiculous quarantine rules introduced by various governments that make travel...
19th Sep 2020, 14:25
Replies: 2,005
Views: 1,726,284
Posted By RexBanner

Balpa can dress it up however they like but the...

Balpa can dress it up however they like but the fact is that it ceased to be LIFO the moment you had pilots with a weeks service to the company remain whilst more senior pilots walked the plank....
4th Sep 2020, 10:59
Replies: 2,005
Views: 1,726,284
Posted By RexBanner

Which would leave close to 80% of the Airbus...

Which would leave close to 80% of the Airbus First Officers redundant. Given how BA protected the 787 & A350 fleets due to a perceived inability to lose any pilots off the fleet and run the schedule...
2nd Sep 2020, 21:10
Replies: 2,005
Views: 1,726,284
Posted By RexBanner

You misunderstood. Iím just saying that theyíve...

You misunderstood. Iím just saying that theyíve not received the protections of LIFO in the MOA that listening to Balpa would have you believe have been upheld as part of the deal. There are several...
2nd Sep 2020, 19:40
Replies: 2,005
Views: 1,726,284
Posted By RexBanner

With that I wholeheartedly agree. LIFO applies...

With that I wholeheartedly agree. LIFO applies unless you’re a 787 or A350 pilot (you don’t need to have even started the training) or you’ve been a pilot
for a subsidiary airline or you’re an FO on...
2nd Sep 2020, 19:08
Replies: 2,005
Views: 1,726,284
Posted By RexBanner

Devilís advocate here (and vested interest) but...

Devilís advocate here (and vested interest) but because Gatwick and Heathrow were split into different fleets you were going to end up with more senior pilots getting shafted either way. The Gatwick...
30th Aug 2020, 21:09
Replies: 2,005
Views: 1,726,284
Posted By RexBanner

And thatís going to last forever, is it? Well...

And thatís going to last forever, is it? Well might as well call in the receivers now then if thatís the case.
30th Aug 2020, 20:57
Replies: 2,005
Views: 1,726,284
Posted By RexBanner

Jesus enough with the doom and gloom. Add to...

Jesus enough with the doom and gloom. Add to those figures the 200 out the door via VR, over 100 retiring in the next 12-18 months and PT measures taken at the outset of the crisis. BA will have rid...
9th Aug 2020, 09:28
Replies: 2,005
Views: 1,726,284
Posted By RexBanner

787 and A350, yes. Classed as high efficiency...

787 and A350, yes. Classed as high efficiency employees and pulled out of the line of fire because BA claimed they couldn’t fly the current schedule without them. Except some of those “high...
9th Aug 2020, 08:25
Replies: 2,005
Views: 1,726,284
Posted By RexBanner

No personally I wouldn’t actually because we were...

No personally I wouldn’t actually because we were told from day one ad infinitum that BA is a seniority driven airline but now you’re suggesting that pilots flying the same aircraft should be ordered...
8th Aug 2020, 19:32
Replies: 2,005
Views: 1,726,284
Posted By RexBanner

We all fly the same aircraft just from a...

We all fly the same aircraft just from a different runway. Iíve heard on the grapevine that the only reason Balpa split the A320 fleet was because there are 60-70 LGW P1s above 2981 on the MSL (the...
8th Aug 2020, 13:49
Replies: 2,005
Views: 1,726,284
Posted By RexBanner

GS-Alpha As far as we know the A380s are...

GS-Alpha

As far as we know the A380s are coming back. Not all immediately but nowhere near 100 A380 FOs will have to move, 777 won’t be in surplus in the RHS after all the redundancies. There’s a...
8th Aug 2020, 13:41
Replies: 2,005
Views: 1,726,284
Posted By RexBanner

How many C32L vacancies do you reckon there’ll...

How many C32L vacancies do you reckon there’ll be? I would wager close to none.
8th Aug 2020, 11:01
Replies: 2,005
Views: 1,726,284
Posted By RexBanner

This is the drum I’ve been banging on their...

This is the drum I’ve been banging on their behalf on the Balpa forums; Gatwick pilots have been completely screwed over by not treating the Airbus fleet as one list. As soon as this is over and I...
2nd Aug 2020, 11:50
Replies: 2,033
Views: 1,449,537
Posted By RexBanner

Skopje is a sh1thole...almost literally....

Skopje is a sh1thole...almost literally. Witnessed a young girl accompanied by her parents defecating in the streets there in full public view. It felt like I was on the set of Borat in Kazakhstan...
Forum: Tech Log
27th Jul 2020, 13:47
Replies: 78
Views: 15,118
Posted By RexBanner

immediately call bullsh1t on that one but even if...

immediately call bullsh1t on that one but even if it were true, Hal wouldnít have the local knowledge to put it down at an airfield that wasnít in the database..
9th Jul 2020, 12:54
Replies: 2,005
Views: 1,726,284
Posted By RexBanner

FlipFlapFlop except it’s not really a matter of...

FlipFlapFlop except it’s not really a matter of opinion, is it? Yes liquidation of the company in a worst case scenario (maybe I should have written that) but everything else is fact open to very...
9th Jul 2020, 12:34
Replies: 2,005
Views: 1,726,284
Posted By RexBanner

I’m definitely one of those for temporary rather...

I’m definitely one of those for temporary rather than permanent but the immediate problem is becoming more and more severe. COVID cases in the US are skyrocketing and that market won’t be open any...
8th Jul 2020, 12:00
Replies: 2,005
Views: 1,726,284
Posted By RexBanner

I agree on the whole itís about the best we could...

I agree on the whole itís about the best we could have hoped for. But itís soured by the A350/787 issue. Balpa wanted to avoid a ďfleet lotteryĒ well theyíve got one now for sure, just a different...
8th Jul 2020, 01:56
Replies: 2,005
Views: 1,726,284
Posted By RexBanner

Experience = Basically Length of Service in BA so...

Experience = Basically Length of Service in BA so LIFO. However 787 and A350 pilots are exempt from CR. 450 surplus pilots includes 100 on the A350/787 that BA are going to absorb the cost of due...
4th Jul 2020, 19:50
Replies: 2,005
Views: 1,726,284
Posted By RexBanner

yes because they were decidedly uncompetitive...

yes because they were decidedly uncompetitive before Covid-19 with their £2Billion profits :rolleyes:
29th Jun 2020, 17:37
Replies: 2,005
Views: 1,726,284
Posted By RexBanner

The debate about LIFO is getting boring. Itís...

The debate about LIFO is getting boring. Itís been done to death. One thing to remember; Balpa are pressing ahead with LIFO+ (if we believe the newsletters) so you can be pretty damn sure theyíve had...
29th Jun 2020, 17:25
Replies: 2,005
Views: 1,726,284
Posted By RexBanner

Not only that but can anyone legitimately make a...

Not only that but can anyone legitimately make a case for fleet as being contractual? It’s mentioned nowhere in my employment contract and, I would imagine, that of every other pilot in BA.
28th Jun 2020, 16:10
Replies: 2,005
Views: 1,726,284
Posted By RexBanner

Sorry I really should proofread before posting!

Sorry I really should proofread before posting!
28th Jun 2020, 16:05
Replies: 2,005
Views: 1,726,284
Posted By RexBanner

3Greens, the Whatsapp rumours originally...

3Greens, the Whatsapp rumours originally suggested that the Gatwick pilots were going to be stood down on 50% pay. The Sun article suggests theyíre all going to be laid off. Either way that has...
28th Jun 2020, 15:01
Replies: 2,005
Views: 1,726,284
Posted By RexBanner

But thereís only 75 Gatwick P2s in the bottom 350...

But thereís only 75 Gatwick P2s in the bottom 350 of the MSL. How does that tie in with the report that most of the 350 redundant people will be Gatwick ďcockpit crewĒ? So either Balpa havenít...
28th Jun 2020, 14:17
Replies: 2,005
Views: 1,726,284
Posted By RexBanner

Thereís actually quite a disturbing message for...

Thereís actually quite a disturbing message for Balpa members reading between the lines of that article if itís accurate (which admittedly is a big if). ďPilot Union Balpa negotiators succeeded in...
Forum: Tech Log
18th Jun 2020, 23:47
Replies: 79
Views: 16,856
Posted By RexBanner

Donít want to start getting too far into it or...

Donít want to start getting too far into it or splitting hairs but regular visitors to Gatwick will know that the difference between making E or FR can easily add quite a significant amount of time...
Forum: Tech Log
18th Jun 2020, 23:18
Replies: 79
Views: 16,856
Posted By RexBanner

Well when youíre talking about making a saving of...

Well when youíre talking about making a saving of 8kgs but then you then wipe out that saving by taxying a much further distance (think E vs FR at EGKK for instance) then yes it is very relevant. I...
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