|Quoting B752fanatic (Reply 4):|
Well, the person that works for AF in JFK said that those employees from BA will go on to work with swissport directly with BA, meaning that they won't lose their job, just that they will, in lieu of working directly for BA they will be working for a sub contractor, in this case Swissport.
|Quoting UPPERDECKFAN (Reply 6):|
Same thing happened to BA staff in Spain earlier this year, I remember them complaining about loosing some pluses with the employer change.
|Quoting Sketty222 (Reply 7):|
BA changed their staff in the the UK regional airports from BA staff to Swissport staff. Since this happened back in May IIRC
|Quoting Trekster (Reply 5):|
Then why are we not hearing this from BA staff that work in the US. I myself work for BA have have seen nothing about it on the local US intranet pages.
Why on earth would someone from another company know before staff IN the company!
|Quoting Edina (Reply 11):|
GLA/ABZ/MAN/EDI all cut over to Aviance handling staff....I think it's just NCL that is Swissport, however NCL has never been in house handling. GLA Aviance staff are OK after a few teething problems, but still lack the flexibility & initiative that the BA GLA staff had.
|Quoting Commavia (Reply 14):|
if AA and BA are able to get full ATI, which I see as eventually inevitable, I don't think it is out of the realm of possibility for them to shift U.S. operations handling (at least below-wing) in many of their smaller U.S. stations to AA
|Quoting Planesavvy (Reply 17):|
BMI sold off their in house handling a few years ago to what is now Aviance and they regularly are top of the on-time performance charts at LHR.
|Quoting LHRBlueSkies (Reply 19):|
And what's the big deal anyway, because it's the service in the air that most pay for, not that on the ground, and let's be honest, so long as the service is efficient and your bag arrives, does anyone really care who checks you in?
|Quoting B752fanatic (Reply 22):|
the AIRLINE REP, will be demoted to PAX SVC agent, which is a lousy title if you ask me, what is PAX SVC agent?
|Quoting B752fanatic (Reply 22):|
Really? the big deal is that for the workers, they won't receive the same benefits, they won't be working for an AIRLINE, they will be working for a company that its only contracted to do a job.
And costumer service does indeed get affected at the end, without any motivation, without having the privilege of saying I work for one of the best airlines in the world, the AIRLINE REP, will be demoted to PAX SVC agent, which is a lousy title if you ask me, what is PAX SVC agent? another fine word for a person that does not work for an airline, rather does services to passengers for a company that is not an AIRLINE.
There was a time long ago that working for an airline was the THING, nowadays is just merely a job.
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