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Pilots agreed a deal, Terminal staff are voting on a deal, cabin crew, after refusing to negotiate are now belatedly asking for the same deal as the pilots. The unions have really messed up. What happened to the strike threat? https://www.headforpoints.com/2020/08/11/unite-british-airways-redundanc...Jump to post
Are air mail ussually bulk loaded in like bags or are they placed into pallets and containers? Do airlines make money from air mail especially right now when mailing rates haven’t gone up? For a while mail bags were being loose flown in overhead bins, certainly on some JFK flights. Now seems to be ...Jump to post
British Airways are still flying plenty of mail on their cargo only US services using passenger aircraft, especially on Sundays and Mondays.Jump to post
27L has reopened during the day, but is closed from 8pm until 7 am overnight Monday to Friday until at least September, maybe longer depending on how the work progresses.Jump to post
Has BA started to fly out the remaining 747s from Heathrow. The taxiway cul-de-sac along the Eastern Perimeter Road seems to clear out at a rate of one 747 per day. They've been shifting them around the maintenance area this week, but all 9 are still currently at Heathrow. First ones expected to le...Jump to post
At least the BA 744s had a bit of a swansong with the repainting of three of them into 'heritage' livery for last year's anniversary celebrations. Maybe a little flypast of four 744s in the BOAC, Negus, Landor and current [chatham dockyard?] liveries over Heathrow one afternoon could be arranged ju...Jump to post
All now in the maintenance area I think. The Negus was towed over from T5 a few weeks ago. Most are literally right next to the road, travel around the Eastern perimeter road from Hatton Cross to the 27R runway and you will see them. The current situation is this : Heathrow (9) : G-BYGF, G-CIVB (Neg...Jump to post
None left at Bournemouth now. 14 at Cardiff, 9 at Heathrow, 5 at Teruel, and 3 at Kemble.Jump to post
There's a nice spot for the BOAC** 744 on the roundabout approaching T5 at LHR. Perhaps even replace the model Emirates A380 on the M4 Spur. Better still open one to the public on the undershoot of the old runway 23. There's a nice green area there crying out for an aviation park. https://www.googl...Jump to post
One of my most memorable approaches was in a Delta TriStar from Cincinnati to La Guardia in October 1994. Was sat right near the back in economy, great flight, good service, loads of space, and then the approach low over houses turning one way and the other like it was being flown by a fighter pilot...Jump to post
egnr wrote:FlightRadar24 shows AP-BID is operating on its way to Manchester as PK701 this morning...
Video of a BA Cargo PPE run to/from Beijing this week....
What seems strange to me is that they kept all of these people employed whilst all of their flights were cancelled, but now that flights are coming back they start firing people. Surely there would be a better way - a 6 month 50% reduction in working hours or something like that. That's because of ...Jump to post
A 7-page letter to the Unite Union from BA management of Cargo at Heathrow has stated that there will be no enhanced voluntary redundancy programme due to it being prohibitively expensive, and that they will meet minimum statutory obligations only along with any contractual notice pay.Jump to post
BA Cargo, Iberia Cargo, and Aer Lingus Cargo were all merged to form IAG Cargo a number of years ago. I work for BA Cargo on a BA contract but with all branding, management, sales, etc made at IAG level. Up until now the 12000 figure didn't include us, and we'd had a message from the Cargo CEO whic...Jump to post
BA Cargo, Iberia Cargo, and Aer Lingus Cargo were all merged to form IAG Cargo a number of years ago. I work for BA Cargo on a BA contract but with all branding, management, sales, etc made at IAG level. Up until now the 12000 figure didn't include us, and we'd had a message from the Cargo CEO which...Jump to post
arcticcruiser wrote:DoctorVenkman wrote:Nothing in the article mentions flight time, range and/or speed. How long can this bird fly?
About a 120 feet...
Does anyone know why is BA flying double daily LHR-GRU with the 788 as regular BA247 and an hour later a 77W as BA3XXX for 4 days now in a row? Also I see a BA A380 to JNB for 2 days. Wasn't the A380 grounded? Definitely extra cargo, lots of vaccines coming through our warehouse at the moment (not ...Jump to post
BA vehemently denies the claim that it plans to fire almost the whole of its workforce. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52897418 Yet this quote from the linked BBC article says otherwise.... "We are hoping to reach agreement with you about these proposals, but if that is not possible (and ...Jump to post
I have seen pics from inside the cabin taken at Heathrow after the first flight of MMK back from Beijing, sull of boxes of PPE stacked on the floor and covered with cargo nets. Also see pics of MMGs interior with no seats other than first class. Unable to post any of these pics, but why do you doubt...Jump to post
G-VIIO, P, and R were new to BA at Gatwick. I worked the ramp on R on it's first revenue service. I told the captain on his pre-flight walk around, he wasn't even aware....Jump to post
Is BA using passenger flight numbers to operate cargo only flights? BA98/99 has been running LHR-YYZ-LHR daily as of late, but the flight isn’t bookable this month on their website. A lot of the BA flights are showing standard flight numbers on trackers, and when talking to ATC, but most of the lon...Jump to post
Willie Walsh, CEO of IAG has just publicly stated live on British television that IAG are not interested in buying or investing in Austrian Airlines at all, and that is was all a rumour.Jump to post
BA cancelled their original order for some A318 but later bought 2 used aircraft for the LCY-(SNN)-JFK service. The BA A318s were certainly not used aircraft, but brand new. I accepted them both in to Gatwick on their delivery flights from Airbus before loading engineering spares on to them for thei...Jump to post
The "lockdown" in the UK has been pathetic. Far too many people ignoring it and going out to DIY stores, parks, etc. Not enough police to enforce the rules, and good weather don't help. Flights from China to Heathrow have never stopped since the whole virus issue started, and until now nob...Jump to post
Sorry, forgot the link....
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... ecade.html
The CEO of Heathrow made a statement two days ago saying that the third runway will now not be needed for 10 to 15 years, if ever....Jump to post
Apparently G-LCYJ, S, and T are all due to be flown from Norwich to London City today. LCY has been opened just for today to allow some ferry/maintenance/training flights. G-LCYE is going to Warsaw for maintenance and the crew are bringing back G-LCYO also.Jump to post
The first British Airways Concorde RTW trip was a 16 day tour in November 1986. It routed London Heathrow--New York JFK--Oakland--Honolulu--Guam--Hong Kong--Denpasar Bali--Colombo--Bahrain--Cairo--London Heathrow. Total distance covered was 22,983 miles and airborne flying time was 30 hours 46 minut...Jump to post
"My bet is actually on LH Technik Philippines in MNL where they have facilities for line, base and heavy 380 maintenance." Very interesting. There is currently a British Airways A380, G-XLEG, on heavy maintenance in Manila, although I would be very surprised if this is the first for conver...Jump to post
It sounds to me as though some posters on here that clearly work for BA seem to think that what the airline is proposing is okay to "ensure it's survival". You have long service and are probably near the end of your careers anyway. We are not all in the same situation. So, announcing 12000...Jump to post
British Airways have so far today, May 3rd, operated 27 departures from Heathrow with 8 more still to go. These have been shorthaul ops to Glasgow, Edinburgh, Gibraltar, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Paris, Lisbon, Barcelona, and Berlin, as well as many widebodies packed with freight and mail to Tel Aviv, L...Jump to post
How do people expect them to be getting rid of their most expensive staff when layoffs start at the bottom of the seniority list? They would have to off the senior people a buyout/really good severance package for them to leave? Or are union contracts Europe very different then they are in Canada? ...Jump to post
RobTrueBlueFox wrote:A BA 747 has just gone into Kemble, low & slow all the way from LHR. Her final flight no doubt! Couldn’t catch a reg & the details on NATS were very odd, all zeros....
If the UK can create and make operational a 400 bed ICU in 2 weeks, why would you spend months converting a A380 which then would have to be certified if it was to be used as a flying hospital. It specifically states that they won't be used as "Flying Hospitals". The aircraft will fly to ...Jump to post
It's been operating in to London Gatwick LGW most days over the last week or two. Apparently not showing up on the trackers with any registration, just a type as "A21N".
Hope this helps?
What would happen if there was a worldwide lockdown of all flights? Who would go broke first? BA? I very much doubt that. IAG is a very profitable business, and BA has the advantage of the lucrative LHR base. Whilst they might suffer, unless we’re all wiped out mostly, London will always have stron...Jump to post
MSN 383 (SU#1) maiden test flight #AIB01GT MSN 386 (BA#5) out on another test flight #AIB03GP MSN 387 (OZ#11) on its delivery flight as OZ881D. #351. #4 in 2020. #1 in February MSN 388 (EY#5) rolled out of paint hangar MSN 389 (OZ#12) rolled out of paint hangar MSN 420 (QR#54) rolled out of FAL MSN...Jump to post