|Quoting RussianJet (Reply 3):|
I ask the honest question - is it the case that some airlines skimp on this element of infrastructure and could perhaps pay a little more to ensure a safer transfer for their workers?
We have within our pilot union, a committee who's sole function is ground transportation assessment. The airline can set up contracts after the union can assess companies, then pick what they feel offers the best and safest service.
A part of this process is a reporting system, whereby a crew can report to the committee, (and thus the airline) a less than optimum trip to and from the airport. If a trend is noted, then changes are made.
Sometimes it is just as simple as warning the company, or changing companies. Sometimes more drastic actions are taken.
As to whether the airline is "skimping", that is unlikely. It is more that they were not aware the condition exists. As an example, we had at a certain destination, the crew bus was hijacked and the crew robbed four times in one month. So the pilots simply told the airline they would not fly there any more until the problem was solved. The airline very quickly solved the problem!
|Quoting JBirdAV8r (Reply 4):|
I made a promise to myself to ALWAYS wear my seatbelt in the vans.
That is actually line one of our ground transport checklist. Are there enough seat belts for every passenger? If not, then only those with seat belts will travel. The rest take alternate arrangements, usually a taxi, and the bill is sent to the transport company.
Just because I stopped arguing, doesn't mean I think you are right. It just means I gave up!