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15th Feb 2016, 09:16
Replies: 255
Views: 101,589
Posted By Digitalis

Just to let you know that the captain of that...

Just to let you know that the captain of that flight is a past moderator of this forum and has read this thread, and is fascinated that some people seem to have a supernatural ability to second-guess...
11th Jul 2011, 09:46
Replies: 233
Views: 94,596
Posted By Digitalis

Paddles issued. Sale done and dusted. Balpa have...

Paddles issued. Sale done and dusted. Balpa have wasted 8 months of negotiation and a 97% vote for industrial action. The deal is the same as the one 'offered' on day 1, yet the threat of strikes has...
8th Jul 2011, 20:16
Replies: 233
Views: 94,596
Posted By Digitalis

I don't think this is over yet. The press release...

I don't think this is over yet. The press release from BALPA says that the company have issued a 'full and final' pay offer. As yet, no one knows what that offer contains, though the Times is...
28th Jun 2011, 00:50
Replies: 233
Views: 94,596
Posted By Digitalis

In a company with union membership of around 95%...

In a company with union membership of around 95% of the target workgroup, a ballot return of 94%, with 97% of those returns voting for industrial action, is extremely significant. As the 'union'...
19th Apr 2010, 08:17
Replies: 3,110
Views: 1,387,702
Posted By Digitalis

The problem here is that there is no quantified...

The problem here is that there is no quantified scale of risk and response associated with volcanic events. We have an ever-improving ability to monitor and detect atmospheric anomalies such as...
18th Apr 2010, 16:09
Replies: 3,110
Views: 1,387,702
Posted By Digitalis

The arguments here seem to be based on either one...

The arguments here seem to be based on either one of two polemics:

a) There is no problem. We've all been flying near volcanoes for years and only those aircraft unlucky enough to stray too close...
Forum: Questions
14th Mar 2010, 13:50
Replies: 7
Views: 1,750
Posted By Digitalis

Wake turbulence extends behind any aircraft in a...

Wake turbulence extends behind any aircraft in a cone shape, which will indeed - at least for a while - go above the level of that aircraft. We tend to think of wake turbulence being like the wake of...
14th Feb 2009, 10:52
Replies: 558
Views: 150,628
Posted By Digitalis

Using BA's figures, 10-12% loss of revenue in a...

Using BA's figures, 10-12% loss of revenue in a business where the good times produce only a 4-5% profit margin means that costs have to be cut to prevent the company losing its cash reserves -...
12th Feb 2009, 14:38
Replies: 558
Views: 150,628
Posted By Digitalis

Unlikely to be 380s or 747-8s for the majority of...

Unlikely to be 380s or 747-8s for the majority of LGW work (Orlando being the obvious exception) - the Caribbean airfields just can't handle them. In any case, the 747-8 would be an oddity in the...
7th Nov 2008, 09:49
Replies: 2,748
Views: 749,082
Posted By Digitalis

Unusual for Virgin to be making more profit than...

Unusual for Virgin to be making more profit than BA:
Forum: Cabin Crew
4th May 2008, 14:43
Replies: 43
Views: 7,212
Posted By Digitalis

strikertworedshoes you'll remember that at the...

strikertworedshoes you'll remember that at the end of the rather nasty episode back in January the Union and the Company agreed to enter further discussions about the whole cabin crew situation....
Forum: Cabin Crew
1st May 2008, 13:11
Replies: 43
Views: 7,212
Posted By Digitalis

It's a shame that so many cabin crew are so...

It's a shame that so many cabin crew are so gullible, because it means that people like teemok can easily cause chaos with their unfounded speculation and rumourmongering.

The role of the onboard...
29th Jan 2008, 09:00
Replies: 69
Views: 10,282
Posted By Digitalis

Absolutely! Ryanair get a serious mangling by...

Absolutely! Ryanair get a serious mangling by pilots on this website and they pay for it! And if the ad fires you guys up enough to listen to people like BottyTotty above, you might actually get off...
Forum: Cabin Crew
11th Jan 2008, 12:57
Replies: 151
Views: 13,834
Posted By Digitalis

Firstly: this is a pilots' site, constructed,...

Firstly: this is a pilots' site, constructed, maintained and paid for by pilots. Other aviation trades are welcome, and many have been given their own forums, but no-one has a 'right' to be here.
...
Forum: Cabin Crew
10th Jan 2008, 08:15
Replies: 151
Views: 13,834
Posted By Digitalis

Scoobs, 016_FSM and anyone else with influence...

Scoobs, 016_FSM and anyone else with influence over crew: don't leave the Union! Unite is the only union empowered to negotiate for Virgin CC. If you leave the Union, you forfeit your right to have a...
Forum: Cabin Crew
8th Jan 2008, 10:06
Replies: 151
Views: 13,834
Posted By Digitalis

As 016FSM states, the strike was a busted flush...

As 016FSM states, the strike was a busted flush before it started. The Company was able to tell all those that needed to know that all scheduled flights would fly, almost certainly with full crews....
Forum: Cabin Crew
3rd Jan 2008, 16:19
Replies: 500
Views: 46,856
Posted By Digitalis

Be careful about suggestions that either one...

Be careful about suggestions that either one group or another will be stigmatised after this is all over. Remember that whatever your personal viewpoint, you will have to work together both before,...
Forum: Cabin Crew
3rd Jan 2008, 08:40
Replies: 500
Views: 46,856
Posted By Digitalis

Nice film synopsis - but it was 'Bugs Life', not...

Nice film synopsis - but it was 'Bugs Life', not 'Ants'! Oh, the pleasures of parenthood - I get to be an expert on kids' films!

VCCM, I don't think anyone here is disagreeing that our CC deserve...
Forum: Cabin Crew
2nd Jan 2008, 14:12
Replies: 500
Views: 46,856
Posted By Digitalis

Unfortunately you won't get an answer to this,...

Unfortunately you won't get an answer to this, because there are no specific demands from the Union to the Company. All they're after is something 'better'. As they can't define what 'better' means,...
Forum: Cabin Crew
2nd Jan 2008, 10:42
Replies: 500
Views: 46,856
Posted By Digitalis

Sadly, as is often the case during labour...

Sadly, as is often the case during labour disputes, people have begun taking swipes at each other rather than at the cause of the problems.

The cause, in this case, is not the poor pay at Virgin...
Forum: Cabin Crew
20th Dec 2007, 14:50
Replies: 389
Views: 38,477
Posted By Digitalis

Sadly, it seems that a minority of CC have...

Sadly, it seems that a minority of CC have achieved a vote to stop the airline working. I very much hope that the Company and the Union can find a way to get back to the negotiating table before any...
Forum: Cabin Crew
19th Dec 2007, 17:47
Replies: 389
Views: 38,477
Posted By Digitalis

Stansdead I'm sorry, I didn't mean to imply that...

Stansdead I'm sorry, I didn't mean to imply that you weren't in grasp of the facts, I was simply trying to explain that, even though no formal negotiations are in place or imminent, the pilot...
Forum: Cabin Crew
19th Dec 2007, 11:03
Replies: 389
Views: 38,477
Posted By Digitalis

jbflyer there has not been any reduction in pilot...

jbflyer there has not been any reduction in pilot flying hours contracted in the last 10 years. In fact, it has increased from 650 to 750 hours - though that was a very long time ago. What has...
Forum: Cabin Crew
18th Dec 2007, 09:42
Replies: 389
Views: 38,477
Posted By Digitalis

This is not now, nor will it ever be, a battle...

This is not now, nor will it ever be, a battle between pilots and cabin crew. Those who would make it so need to calm down and get a bit of perspective. Pilots and CC are just two of several...
Forum: Cabin Crew
12th Dec 2007, 11:15
Replies: 389
Views: 38,477
Posted By Digitalis

VS LHR is absolutely correct. For more...

VS LHR is absolutely correct. For more information, see this BBC link (http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/actionnetwork/A2053900) and other pages linked to from it.

'President Bush' (interesting choice of...
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