Hello Iakobos, and thank you for the nice welcome words.
You are absolutely right, BA
intentions are definitely not "honest" about this matter, especially BA
and their paneuropean " monopolistic" dreams. As far as IB
is concerned, they might have posted some profits recently but I personally would wonder how long this would last, as they definitely are miserable as far as their service is concerned. They should be the last to give lessons to others on that field.
Now SXFAN, I do absolutely agree with you about the renowned quality of the Olympic Airways pilots. I was once a very frequent flyer on OA
, with a Gold Icarus status, flew all their 734's and 732's, flew all their 727-200's which I miss so much - SX
-CBD "Mount Helicon " was my preferred one,their A300's flew even on their YS
-11's...It is the cabin crews which are inconsistent. I had wonderful flights the one day, horrible ones the other day... no matter which class you would be flying. But I also will never forget the Olympic I used to know when I was a child, a top class carrier with an outstanding reputation. Even celebrities and movie stars flew Olympic. Each flight was a dream.
Yes, they need areal Management, with a true strategic vision. They need a fleet revamp, a serious upgrade of their onboard service & IFE. Onboard service is more a problem of the FA
's overall attitude. Usually, and you can still read that on Skytrax or Airlinemeals, food is of good quality and generally even in Y-class far above what BA
will ever be able to offer on similar routes. But FA
's.... again, you may expect the best and the worst..... Sentimentally, I do wish the best for Olympic, although I also think that if it were to disappear, even if I would find it very sad, some people who "work" for Olympic deserve it, they have taken it for granted for too long.