Speedbirdcrew From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2377 times:
While its a bit early to be thinking numbers now it makes sense that with the move from 3 terminals to one will mean that some duplication will happen and I'm sure that BA want more people to make use of things like print your own boarding pass etc which will also cut down the amount of ground staff needed.
GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 12735 posts, RR: 79 Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2332 times:
Speedbirdcrew has it right, while the numbers are speculation, consider the rise of self service tickets, printing boarding passes etc, consider that the machines are shoehorned in where possible, for example in T4.
T5 will have rows of them.
T5 has been designed from the start for this and other automation advances.
Speedbird2155 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 847 posts, RR: 5 Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2250 times:
shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone.....yeah, it will mean some job losses, but those are unlikely until the airline is in T5 and actually knows how well things work and how staff function within the facility. As for the exact numbers, well those outside analysts should let BA determine that when the time is right rather than trying to rush things and get people all worked up.
Quoting Djmatthews (Reply 5): I think BA will look at some natural wastage between now and the opening of T5, some people will retire, some people will leave of their own accord. I doubt BA will replace these.
Actually, BA continues to recruit quite heavily at LHR....this has basically been an on-going process over the past year and looks set to continue over the next year. BA learnt its lesson about not having enough manpower to over its operations in recent years and won't be making that mistake again soon.