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Typical, I just booked a load of flights with them!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/6285177.stm


That's it. Not going to use them any more.
Get more cancellations than Air France FFS!
They've really got quite sh1te over the last 3-4 years.



Average of 22 days sick has gone down to 12.
Wow! They should really be working in France
with that amount of sickies!!!
 

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It's ironic that staff working for a company that brings people from different parts of the world closer together haven't woken up to the fact that their firm doesn't owe them a living and that there are 120 million people in Europe alone who'd kill for their job...

Maybe BA should emply their crews from Bulgaria... :)


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Nev said:
Average of 22 days sick has gone down to 12.
Wow! They should really be working in France with that amount of sickies!!!
I heard about this 22 days sick thing. It seems quite likely to me.

1. flying tends to make you ill because of low air quality
2. flying tends to make you ill because extended exposure to bugs
3. flying tends to make you ill because it's physically stressful
4. flying tends to make you ill because of jet-lag
5. all of the above would make you particularly susceptible to colds
6. you cannot fly with nasal congestion - so need more time to convalesce

Now I get two or three bad colds a year - and I don't fly anything like as much as cabin crew. Given that a cold leaves me snotty for 4-5 days, that could already account for 15 days sick....

So 22 seems quite likely to me.
 

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Shouldn't this thread traditionally be accompanied by a picture of BA Baracus saying "Ain't gettin' on no plane, foo"?
 

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I'm a bit concerned as i have bookings with them for the 1st Feb and 28th Feb. The planned strike is a little close for comfort for me, especially as the new talks could delay the strike through my travel period.

I do however find it hard to imagine BA will let it go that far, because surely in the long run it'll end up costing them more being grounded for 3 days than it would to increase salaries fairly in line with inflation.

My personal travel plans aside, i think its time these people got real about this situation the unions are living in the 70's. In this day and age striking is unlikely to gain you any ground or respect for that matter, and it will most likely cost you your wages for those days if not ultimately the sack!
Ralf S. said:
there are 120 million people in Europe alone who'd kill for their job...
I know its probably not feasible in this case but if i was an employer in that situation i would sack the lot of them, nobody is irreplaceable.

Bloody trade unions!
 

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Still, better BA than Ryan Air in my view.

Having said that BA are getting a kicking on Watchdog tonight
 
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Still, better BA than Ryan Air in my view.

Having said that BA are getting a kicking on Watchdog tonight

You say that, but here in Nice, if
your BA flight get cancelled, they are no
better than slEasyJet or Ryanair.

I lost holiday time due to a flight being cancelled
minutes before boarding. They had two people
on the desk dealing with 150 people's diverts.

In the end I had to call London and they couldn't
get me on a flight to LHR to get my connection
to Miami. It was only 8am and the Miami flight
left LHR around 2pm. Go figure. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

No real apologies or anything. Finally got a
flight the next day.

Ever since I've used them less and less.
And I'm not the only one it's happened to.

They've been drive too down market by the low-cost
shorthauls but it shows on their longhaul routes too.

:(
 
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