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25th Mar 2011, 06:45
Replies: 993
Views: 140,564
Posted By Joao da Silva

pcat160 If BA does what you are suggesting,...

pcat160

If BA does what you are suggesting, the company exposes its brand to a slow burn over a period of time.

That would be very foolish, in my opinion.

Getting the cost end of a business...
24th Mar 2011, 11:28
Replies: 993
Views: 140,564
Posted By Joao da Silva

Juan I agree with the thrust of what you...

Juan

I agree with the thrust of what you say.

However, a relatively small group of disaffected employees can be very troublesome.

When you have 5,000 voting for strike action, that is bound...
23rd Mar 2011, 10:29
Replies: 993
Views: 140,564
Posted By Joao da Silva

The market has changed considerably over the past...

The market has changed considerably over the past 15 years and the advent of low cost airlines has slashed margins on short haul flights.

BA undoubtedly needed to do something about the cost of...
22nd Mar 2011, 16:30
Replies: 15
Views: 1,229
Posted By Joao da Silva

I agree with Betty Girl and I don't work for BA. ...

I agree with Betty Girl and I don't work for BA.

Frankfurt can be a very big airport to find your way around, if you are not used to it.

Heathrow isn't great, but T5 is the best terminal there,...
22nd Mar 2011, 11:49
Replies: 52
Views: 10,766
Posted By Joao da Silva

Completely agree. When you are near the...

Completely agree.

When you are near the empennage, the action of the yaw damper can be quite pronounced, adding to the turbulence.
22nd Mar 2011, 09:23
Replies: 993
Views: 140,564
Posted By Joao da Silva

The dispute seems to be quagmired, presently. ...

The dispute seems to be quagmired, presently.

Even the BASSA branch secretary apparently acknowledges that a futher strike is unlikely.

It seems to me that there is a delicate balance at...
22nd Mar 2011, 05:46
Replies: 993
Views: 140,564
Posted By Joao da Silva

As far as I can see no-one has yet posted on...

As far as I can see no-one has yet posted on subject.

This thread is indeed entitled BA Strike - Your Thoughts & Questions V.

The content seems to be mainly about the minutiae of union branch...
21st Mar 2011, 16:31
Replies: 993
Views: 140,564
Posted By Joao da Silva

In Defence of Vintage Krug If you can get...

In Defence of Vintage Krug

If you can get him/her off the topic and into more general conversation about using BA mileage schemes and other such things, you will find it adds a lot of value to...
21st Mar 2011, 13:09
Replies: 1,094
Views: 144,039
Posted By Joao da Silva

My vote would go to shut it. The weirdness...

My vote would go to shut it.

The weirdness of this thread takes me back to the days when Captain Ed used to post on PPrune.
7th Mar 2011, 16:20
Replies: 22
Views: 5,606
Posted By Joao da Silva

In my opinion, it very much depends on the...

In my opinion, it very much depends on the inconvenience it causes.

On business, if I book a non stop flight, then I expect it to go non stop and I plan around that, accepting that one may...
7th Mar 2011, 15:40
Replies: 9
Views: 2,318
Posted By Joao da Silva

Momo I'm tempted to say the best thing to do...

Momo

I'm tempted to say the best thing to do in Riyadh is go back to the airport and leave, but that would not be entirely fair.

I have stayed at this property and it is a decent enough place...
7th Mar 2011, 11:33
Replies: 1,094
Views: 144,039
Posted By Joao da Silva

Ancient Observer I just popped in for a look...

Ancient Observer

I just popped in for a look this morning.

The handle 'Vintage Krug' is well known on the Business Traveller and Flyertalk fora.

If it it is the same person, s/he claims not...
28th Feb 2011, 12:01
Replies: 1,094
Views: 144,039
Posted By Joao da Silva

pwalhx What you see is your truth and I'm...

pwalhx

What you see is your truth and I'm sure it will influence your future purchases.

However, don't forget the part 'management by fear' plays behind the EK smiles; I lived and worked in the...
28th Feb 2011, 11:55
Replies: 1,094
Views: 144,039
Posted By Joao da Silva

For the benefit of those huffing and puffing...

For the benefit of those huffing and puffing about Litebulb's (one in particular, who seems a little pompous, or should I say gassy?)

I think, knowing Litebulb's style, it is likely that he is...
27th Feb 2011, 06:38
Replies: 1,094
Views: 144,039
Posted By Joao da Silva

Thought I would drop by again and see what has...

Thought I would drop by again and see what has happened on the forum over the past few weeks.

I see that we are now comparing a military special forces extraction to the day to day operation of an...
10th Feb 2011, 21:21
Replies: 7
Views: 983
Posted By Joao da Silva

ExxB You have the wrong endof the stick...

ExxB

You have the wrong endof the stick here.

The contract is irrelevant to AO's position, except in that she paid to travel on the aircraft.

Even if the tour operator overbooked the flight...
10th Feb 2011, 20:37
Replies: 1,094
Views: 144,039
Posted By Joao da Silva

Please read my words again and you will see that...

Please read my words again and you will see that no criticism is contained.

For the avoidance of doubt, this is not a snide comment, just an observation from my perspective about your empowerment...
10th Feb 2011, 20:17
Replies: 1,094
Views: 144,039
Posted By Joao da Silva

MPN11 I have not done any statistical...

MPN11

I have not done any statistical analysis on the number of posts v other threads, but my impression is that this thread is dominating, however you may be right.

Actually, I am a BA...
10th Feb 2011, 19:48
Replies: 1,094
Views: 144,039
Posted By Joao da Silva

Tightslot I think that thread drift had...

Tightslot

I think that thread drift had ended.

However, this thread has been dominating the forum for over a year now and, speaking frankly, it is affecting what used to be a very good forum.
...
10th Feb 2011, 18:38
Replies: 1,094
Views: 144,039
Posted By Joao da Silva

As the whole BASSA IR is thread drift itself, I...

As the whole BASSA IR is thread drift itself, I don't see the problem with a little deviation into an interesting area.

Thanks, Papillon, for your lucid comments.
10th Feb 2011, 17:21
Replies: 1,094
Views: 144,039
Posted By Joao da Silva

Papillon Maybe we are talking at cross...

Papillon

Maybe we are talking at cross purposes here, I was commenting on the difference between classic and vulgar latin.

Have a good evening.
10th Feb 2011, 17:19
Replies: 1,094
Views: 144,039
Posted By Joao da Silva

Baggers, I was educated to love, honour and obey...

Baggers, I was educated to love, honour and obey the Oxford 'zed', but am now accused of 'American' spelling when I write words like legitimize.

No amount of explanation will persuade some Brit...
10th Feb 2011, 17:15
Replies: 1,094
Views: 144,039
Posted By Joao da Silva

In which case, Papillon, where are the...

In which case, Papillon, where are the declensions in English? (Or Romance langauges) :E

Perhaps you ean 'vulgar Latin?"
10th Feb 2011, 17:11
Replies: 1,094
Views: 144,039
Posted By Joao da Silva

Don't you mean Romance vocabulary grafted on to a...

Don't you mean Romance vocabulary grafted on to a Germanic language?

Out of interest, there are appx 600m speakers of Germanic languages and 800 million Romance, with 70% of the latter being...
10th Feb 2011, 15:44
Replies: 7
Views: 983
Posted By Joao da Silva

Ancient O If easyJet paid the tour operator,...

Ancient O

If easyJet paid the tour operator, then good for them.

However, it does not release them from paying the compensation to you, in my opinion

Here is a summary about EU261/2004

It...
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