|Quoting LimaNiner (Thread starter):|
Given the recent BA strikes, why would I put my travel plans out on a limb with BA, when I could get VS service (which is at least as good), with much less risk?
Is there really that much less risk? The likelihood of Unite announcing strikes on the dates you book is fairly small. If however, they are announced, the likelihood of BA
actually getting you away from and back to SFO
is pretty high: 70% of LHR
longhaul currently operating, with the vast majority of others rebooked on other carriers.
Of course the tabloids will have interviews with the odd family who's holiday plans haven't quite worked out; but out of hundreds of thousands of people who are actually booked with BA
during these current strikes they represent a tiny proportion.
overall is an airline with much
better connections than VS
. They have a much larger presence in the USA, as well as much closer cooperation with AA
and others; the number options for rerouting you (if needs be) are huge. BA
has two daily LHR
services, and a number of backup a/c sat around LHR
has one daily service with (I would guess) less backup a/c. What happens if your VS
aircraft happens to go tech that day?
You mention you work in a non-unionsed industry. Doesn't your booking with VS
, due to the uncertainly caused by the strike action, represent another small victory for Unite?
[Edited 2010-03-28 17:06:38]
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