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BA Glasgow Crew Base Closure  
User currently offlineEdina From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 745 posts, RR: 9
Posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4365 times:

Some more developments on this story......


http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/display.var.2464419.0.0.php

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/glasgow_and_west/7699756.stm


Another point to note is that the Senior Manager pushing this through (it has been on BA's wish list for a while at departmental level for over 2 years) has just accepted voluntary severance as part of yet another management restructure within the In Flight Service department and is more than eager to have the GLA crew base shut before she goes.

Find out more here...........

http://www.savebascotland.co.uk

[Edited 2008-10-30 13:34:26]


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User currently offlineEljonno From Australia, joined Sep 2008, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4083 times:

Purely out of interest, which routes do the Glasgow based crew fly? I assume that they operate on the shuttle services between GLA-LON), but do they also fly european sectors out of LHR/LGW? Do any of them operate on longhaul services from LHR/LGW? I ask this because I was waiting at the gate at LGW for my flight to NQY a couple of weeks ago and some of the crew from our flight were speaking to cabin crew from a different flight, one of whom was talking with what sounded like a Scottish accent. I assumed that most BA crew would be based at LHR/LGW as they don't really have any other hubs as such and was wondering where else they also have flight crew based at.

[Edited 2008-10-31 01:00:16]

User currently offlineANstar From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 5263 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4023 times:



Quoting Eljonno (Reply 1):
Purely out of interest, which routes do the Glasgow based crew fly?

I thought they flew all the AVRO (ie LCY) flights?


User currently offlineSandyb123 From UK - Scotland, joined Oct 2007, 1119 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4016 times:
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Quoting Eljonno (Reply 1):
one of whom was talking with what sounded like a Scottish accent.

You'd be amazed at the number of Scots who don't live in Scotland!

Sandyb123



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User currently offlineBMED From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 860 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3962 times:



Quoting ANstar (Reply 2):
I thought they flew all the AVRO (ie LCY) flights

These flights are operated by cityflyer crew who are a seperate crew.



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User currently offlineTheginge From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 1132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3917 times:

It sounds like from that article on the BBC website that some of the Scotish MPs would like BA to be rebranded 'Socialist Airways' where every airport in Scotland has a large base!

It does seem a bit of a waste having crew that can only fly one route in the European / Domestic market when it is more cost effiecient to have them based out of London.


User currently offlineAIR MALTA From Malta, joined Sep 2001, 2515 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3903 times:

BA just can't seem to come up with other things that job cuts, base closures, route cuts, franchises termination lately... This is just too annoying!


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User currently offlineSketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1778 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3867 times:

Its a shame to see another base close in the regions but BA have been trialling the operation since August as if the base was closed and although it didnt save any money, productivity was increased.

BA have pulled out of the highlands and islands but its not as if there isnt a service there for the people who live in those areas. Flybe are a reliable, safe airline who I suspect will do just as good a job as BA did.

Now, does anyone else notice that Wille Walsh seems to spend more time in the House of Commons that most other MP's Big grin



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User currently offlineBAStew From Australia, joined Sep 2006, 1028 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3706 times:

The GLA based mainline crew only fly some of the GLA - LHR - GLA sectors.

User currently offlineEdina From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 745 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3570 times:



Quoting Theginge (Reply 5):
It does seem a bit of a waste having crew that can only fly one route in the European / Domestic market when it is more cost effiecient to have them based out of London.



Quoting BAStew (Reply 8):
The GLA based mainline crew only fly some of the GLA - LHR - GLA sectors.

GLA crew currently fly about 70% of LHR/GLA & LHR/EDI services - they are in effect dual based. LHR crews generally work the first departures from LHR & the last departures from GLA/EDI with GLA crew working those in between.

Unlike the former MAN based mainline crew, their contracts allow them to work through LHR & into Europe on any short haul route, but currently BA choose to keep them on these two routes.

It only seems to be BA that find it more cost efficient to maintain a small number of crew bases - BMI base crew at all of their domestic stations, as do EZY, FlyBe etc etc. - that way they do not have hotel accomodation & transport costs for nightstoppping crews (necessary for the first depatures & last arrivals).



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User currently offlineBY738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2361 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3522 times:



Quoting Sketty222 (Reply 7):
Flybe are a reliable

You cant have used them very often then. Last flight with them cancelled and next one after that 2 hours delayed......and I was only going to MAN.


User currently offlineAirbuster From Netherlands, joined Mar 2007, 448 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3362 times:

KLM cityhopper have crew bases in Norwich, Humberside and Leeds, with a few "non official" bases in Bristol/Birmingham/Teesside and Edinburgh.

i think the most of any non british airline



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User currently offlineShuggie From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2007, 120 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3116 times:



Quoting BY738 (Reply 10):
You cant have used them very often then. Last flight with them cancelled and next one after that 2 hours delayed......and I was only going to MAN.

I use them regularly on have never had a single problem, everyone's experience is different.


User currently offlineBAStew From Australia, joined Sep 2006, 1028 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2789 times:

For the GLA crews working on flights thru LHR and onto Europe. Now this was taken from the BA Forum 'live chat' by the Eurofleet In-Flight service Manager (so take it with a grain of salt) but what was basically said is that the option of GLA crews working thru LHR was investigated but 1) There were DoT regulations that made it difficult and 2) It would have simply taken work away from the LHR crews. Any truth in that, I don't know.

[Edited 2008-11-01 09:11:10]

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