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Rumour: Possible Virgin Atlantic Pilot Strike?  
User currently offlineFCAFLYBOY From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 592 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 3608 times:

This was in the Travel news this morning, I have to say, I'd be surprised if it went
ahead to be honest.

http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articl...tic+faces+pilot+strike+threat.html

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User currently offlineFCAFLYBOY From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 592 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 3344 times:

Do any of our VS a.netters have any more details as yet?

User currently offlineEdina From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 743 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (4 years 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 3202 times:

It's no rumour.....more a distinct possibility......

http://www.balpa.org/News-and-campai...UTE--CALL-FOR--LAST-DITCH--TA.aspx



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User currently offlineFCAFLYBOY From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 592 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 3031 times:

Oh dear, that is NOT good!

The UK travel industry in particular has had a shocking year, the ash drama, numerous Tour Operator collapses
and off couse, the BA strikes. At least with the BA cabin crew strikes, Willie Walsh was able to draft in enough ground crew to leave them in a position to operate as many flights as possible.

However, it won't be as easy for SRB to find ground staff capable of flying A346/B747's. Let's hope this turns out well!


User currently offlineAirNZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (4 years 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 2933 times:

Quoting FCAFLYBOY (Reply 3):
However, it won't be as easy for SRB to find ground staff capable of flying A346/B747's.

Well, he can do what BA did.....lease aircraft.


User currently offlineFCAFLYBOY From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2006, 592 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 2864 times:

Quoting AirNZ (Reply 4):
Well, he can do what BA did.....lease aircraft.

Well he may be able to lease the odd 767/330, maybe even the odd 747, however, I'm pretty sure there are not too many of those larger aircraftlaying around, nor the qualified pilots to fly them.


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