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BA's unique VIP Airbus heir to Concorde set to be retired

Old 2nd Aug 2020, 18:42
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BA's unique VIP Airbus heir to Concorde set to be retired

From NorthWalesLive https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/nor...-heir-18703273

An A318 which flew from London City to JFK flight number BA1 - same as Concorde.
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Old 3rd Aug 2020, 10:10
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Titan have got one from BA. It's doing sterling work flying to St Helena.
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Old 30th Aug 2020, 17:42
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It would have happened anyway, BA have been thinking about it for some time. With Crossrail coming soon it's easier for those in Canary Wharf to travel to Heathrow and fly on a bigger 777 or likewise.
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Old 30th Aug 2020, 19:38
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.....or not fly at all due to video conferencing.
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Old 30th Aug 2020, 20:50
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Originally Posted by SpringHeeledJack View Post
.....or not fly at all due to video conferencing.
That won't last, people prefer face to face conversations, "Zoom" is just another 'cool' thing at the moment, just like Facebook it eventually gets boring even though everyone has it.
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That's a good point, but it would seem that the financial industry is heading towards a leaner more focused way of operating. Yes, face to face meetings will occur, but perhaps only on a reduced scale that will not be enough to warrant transatlantic business/first flights on the scale witnessed over the last 30 years.
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Originally Posted by SpringHeeledJack View Post
.....or not fly at all due to video conferencing.
Advocates of video conferencing do not appear to understand time-zones.
Video conferencing is fine for one-to-one meetings, when you are in (approx) the same time-zones.
But the window for UK to Japan, UK to Australia or even UK to West Coast US are narrow...

Now, try and schedule a three way meeting with participants in California (GMT-7), London (GMT+1) and Tokyo (GMT+9). I'm having to cope with 5am and 10pm meetings Often in the same day, and on back-to-back days. Frankly it is messing with the last vestiges of my sanity!

Also, it is not really viable to be on an online meeting for more than a couple of hours, and multiway conversations are not practical.

Sure, Zoom/WebEx/Teams/Skype have a place, but face-to-face is more effective.
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