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by JumboMaiden
Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 347
Views: 68831

Re: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant

Sorry to hear that GDB I'm seeing names still here (cabin crew) that should have gone and some great ones axed. Don't know if anyone else noticed our "(acting) head of ifce" has stopped signing things "acting"... so she seems to have scored a fat promotion. I'm more suspicious ab...

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by JumboMaiden
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways network updates
Replies: 316
Views: 54456

Re: British Airways route updates

What does everyone think the chances of this all holding together are? I'm hopeful but leary... It looks reasonable for Winter 21/22, for winter 20/21 I don't see very much travel between Europe and the Americas. It is interesting that there has been very few replacements of the 747 with the 77Ws, ...

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by JumboMaiden
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 347
Views: 68831

Re: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant

But.... my doubt is, under those numbers proposed at 28,000 for cabin crews 31,000 for Lead Cabin Crew and 39,000 for Managers....what number would BA still need to lay off? Or would that mean that if that was to be accepted by unions they could get through this without any redundancies? d. JumboMa...

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by JumboMaiden
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 347
Views: 68831

Re: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant

https://www.headforpoints.com/2020/06/19/british-airways-reveals-improved-cabin-crew-pay-offer-a-big-win-for-mixed-fleet/comment-page-1/#comments But.... my doubt is, under those numbers proposed at 28,000 for cabin crews 31,000 for Lead Cabin Crew and 39,000 for Managers....what number would BA st...

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by JumboMaiden
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 347
Views: 68831

Re: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant

Unite have now issued a vote of no confidence for Alex Cruz, and also an email to check everyone's details are correct in preparation for a potential ballot for industrial action. This is the exact same email they issued prior to the strike ballot of 2019 and 2017. Something's on the horizon, and t...

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by JumboMaiden
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 347
Views: 68831

Re: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant

Unite have now issued a vote of no confidence for Alex Cruz, and also an email to check everyone's details are correct in preparation for a potential ballot for industrial action. This is the exact same email they issued prior to the strike ballot of 2019 and 2017. Something's on the horizon, and t...

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by JumboMaiden
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 347
Views: 68831

Re: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant

How much is this supposed to raise? Currently £20m is being spent each day. It seems futile unless, like I said already, there is enough to make a significant number of VR positions available for cabin crew - or is this the "mulling" for tech crew VR the papers are writing about? Ugh. What...

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by JumboMaiden
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 347
Views: 68831

Re: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant

Here's the VR for WW and EF !

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by JumboMaiden
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Selling Lounge Artwork to Raise Cash
Replies: 11
Views: 3519

Re: British Airways Selling Lounge Artwork to Raise Cash

Hmmm. Do I see a sudden option for VR for cabin crew since that seems to be in the cards for the pilots.

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by JumboMaiden
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 347
Views: 68831

Re: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant

[/quote] No, the aim is to sack all the staff (on mininum, legal redundancy terms) and then rehire 75% of them on much worse terms and conditions.[/quote] I guess they're hoping enough WW and higher-end EF crew won't agree to stay on. It depends on that what % of those who are allowed to stay on get...

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by JumboMaiden
Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 347
Views: 68831

Re: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant

I can't imagine it will be pleasant onboard for a long time, as rehired and severely disgruntled employees will probably take their anger out on pax. I doubt many crew have that sentiment. I also hope those who make it through the culling won't sign a contract with the intention going back and caus...

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by JumboMaiden
Tue May 19, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 347
Views: 68831

Re: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant

Is there a larger breakdown for redudancy numbers in other departments?
Cabin crew numbers are quoted excluding IBMs.

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by JumboMaiden
Mon May 04, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 347
Views: 68831

Re: BA could make up to 12.000 employees redundant

IT issues sorry about the duplication and wrong quote

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by JumboMaiden
Mon May 04, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 347
Views: 68831

Re: BA could make up to 12.000 employees redundant

removal of almost all European nightstops (much like Aer Lingus) This is clearly nonsense. That first wave of arrivals into LHR are key connecting flights for the first wave of long haul departures. The only way that market can be supported is night stopping aircraft around Europe. BAs operating mo...

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by JumboMaiden
Mon May 04, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 347
Views: 68831

Re: BA could make up to 12.000 employees redundant

'[/quote] This would be exclusive of the hourly rate MF currently earn whilst at work which in a busy month could make £800-£1000[/quote] yes, sorry that's what i meant by no mention of the ehr elapsed hourly rate sum. The sum is also what I would expect a current starting rate to be, no suggestion ...

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by JumboMaiden
Sun May 03, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 347
Views: 68831

Re: BA could make up to 12.000 employees redundant

I've seen an alleged proposal of salaries (it's doing the rounds on social media) Supervisor salary £21500 Maincrew £13500 - no bonus - and did not mention ehr. Various shortening of some trips and removal of almost all European nightstops (much like Aer Lingus) I am wondering what kind of working l...

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by JumboMaiden
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 347
Views: 68831

Re: BA could make up to 12.000 employees redundant

One of their (LGW) crewmours (we crew are famous for rumor mongering but sometimes there's heat under the smoke) a while back was that ?IAG/Waterside? had wanted to have a Level/Vueling operation from LGW so perhaps this is an opportunity for them to do all the things that had been thought about any...

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by JumboMaiden
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 347
Views: 68831

Re: BA could make up to 12.000 employees redundant

Galway couldn’t disagree more its far easier and cheaper to ditch the young Mixed Fleet crews many of whom would cost very little to IAG and indeed even less if SSD terms applied - Major threats must surely be once again Gatwick crews and staff after such hard work to turn the business centre arou ...

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by JumboMaiden
Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 347
Views: 68831

Re: BA could make up to 12.000 employees redundant

Arion640 wrote:
Misleading thread title. It is IAG as a group. Not BA. Please could a mod correct?


Hope I am wrong but it does appear to be 12000 BA not IAG staff.
As one of them I am concerned about how they will pick and choose.

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by JumboMaiden
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA could make up to 12,000 employees redundant
Replies: 347
Views: 68831

Re: BA could make up to 12.000 employees redundant

I think there are currently around 5000 worldwide, 2000 eurofleet and 6000 mixedfleet cabin crew. Not sure how many at LGW.

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by JumboMaiden
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 202
Views: 33187

Re: Airlines unpaid leaves and layoffs thread

If you're at an airline, how is your airline feeding information through to you? At BA it has been 5 days since the head of "colleague engagement" disabled all yammer forum links and a Q&A online form was made available but not one answer has yet appeared. We want to know how the proce...

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by JumboMaiden
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation sector unpaid leaves and layoffs thread
Replies: 202
Views: 33187

Re: Airlines unpaid leaves and layoffs thread

How would BA manage the redundancies selection Cruz has said there will be? One huge list of all fleets combined or by fleet? Crew are not told anything... head of colleague communication and engagement has blocked access to yammer forums. Most daily updates telling about what easyjet and others are...

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by JumboMaiden
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB/Iberia Express questions
Replies: 2
Views: 930

IB/Iberia Express questions

What is the difference between IB and IB Express on European routes?
Is the cabin service the same (buy on board)
Is IBExpress a dedicated cabin crew?

Do Iberia cabin crew work on both longhaul and shorthaul as BA mixed fleet does?

Thanks

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by JumboMaiden
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B777-9 layout question
Replies: 0
Views: 723

B777-9 layout question

Most 777s have a fwd, mid and aft galley. Is there a design/weight/etc limit that would prevent the
aft galley on the 777-9 from being moved to doors 4 as on the 747-400?

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by JumboMaiden
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Capital Markets Day 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 8446

Re: IAG Capital Markets Day 2019

AstanaMagic wrote:
Hoping to see the Departure of Snr. Cruz and who will be next at the helm of BA


One hopes. Who would be likely though?

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by JumboMaiden
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion
Replies: 357
Views: 61632

Re: IAG to buy Air Europa for €1 billion

Good. Maybe they are in need of a new boss, I can think of one at Heathrow who would be an easy shift.

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by JumboMaiden
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Alex Cruz & Klaus Goresch leaving BA
Replies: 93
Views: 17977

Re: Rumour: Alex Cruz & Klaus Goresch leaving BA

Promotion to self-loading-cargo . . . The head of ifce moved on and there is a temp in that job. Apparently the external person approached turned the job down. I've heard variously no one from a real airline is interested so expect that will be internal too. Hope not though. Head of safety came fro...

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by JumboMaiden
Wed May 09, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways announces 3 weekly LHR-DUR
Replies: 45
Views: 9284

Re: British Airways announces 3 weekly LHR-DUR

Someone83 wrote:
When did BA last operated into DUR with their own metal?


Jan? Feb? 1987.
It was a shuttle from Harare.

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by JumboMaiden
Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways B787-10 Update
Replies: 69
Views: 21437

Re: British Airways B787-10 Routes

I might be repeating rubbish gossip, but a captain told me that they were coming without bunks
If that is true they won't go to South America or California and probably not Texas either.

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by JumboMaiden
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA hiring flight attendants for LIM and EZE
Replies: 38
Views: 6217

Re: AA hiring flight attendants for LIM and EZE

What’s the benefit of LHR based Crew for JL? Do they also speak Japanese? Back to the topic, do these Crew also operate to MAD/BCN or other Spanish speaking ports? LHR/FRA JL bases certainly used to have to attend Japanese lessons in Tokyo as a part of the job, though I hear their 5 year employment...

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by JumboMaiden
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA hiring flight attendants for LIM and EZE
Replies: 38
Views: 6217

Re: AA hiring flight attendants for LIM and EZE

those folks should have found opportunities with Norwegian, Aerolineas, Austral, LATAM, Flybondi or Andes! Every airline is in hiring mode right now in Argentina. Incidentally, heard the other day that the daily BA245/44 is being moved over to the MF group around the June timeframe... One hopes... ...

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by JumboMaiden
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA hiring flight attendants for LIM and EZE
Replies: 38
Views: 6217

Re: AA hiring flight attendants for LIM and EZE

Long way around. WW > EK > MF

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by JumboMaiden
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA hiring flight attendants for LIM and EZE
Replies: 38
Views: 6217

Re: AA hiring flight attendants for LIM and EZE

Hopefully this is a good opportunity for my wonderful colleages turfed out when BA shut the EZE base
last year. (Along with Sao Paulo and Singapore)

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by JumboMaiden
Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair Widebody Plan
Replies: 32
Views: 9058

Re: Icelandair Widebody Plan

Could Icelandair use its slots (LHR for eg) to fly nonstop to the US? It has LGW and 2 a day at LHR so there is still plenty of opportunity to get to Iceland... Could eg. in the winter one of the LHR KEF/>USA connections go LHR Orlando or LHR Vegas? I could see an Icelandair 787 being as attractive ...

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by JumboMaiden
Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS UK division routes?
Replies: 7
Views: 1433

SAS UK division routes?

SAS subsidiary(?) based at LHR is recruiting (A320) crew to start in December 2017
Are they planning to operate new routes to non Scandinavian places?

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by JumboMaiden
Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA192/193 LHR-DFW MultiDay Cancellations?
Replies: 6
Views: 1577

Re: BA192/193 LHR-DFW MultiDay Cancellations?

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Antarius wrote:
LHRFlyer wrote:
...QR can handle it.


Along with any number of European flights operated by 8 QR A320s since the start of July and expected to
at least the end of August !!

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by JumboMaiden
Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA flights covered by Qatar schedule
Replies: 30
Views: 7257

Re: BA flights covered by Qatar schedule

May be BA should just outsource all European flying to QR. If it was 1 single penny cheaper, rest assured A. Cruz would do it with no 2nd thoughts. There aren't even any rumours running around CRC about what's really being thought or planned over 'all of this' If the Qatar blockade were to be calle...

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by JumboMaiden
Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA flights covered by Qatar schedule
Replies: 30
Views: 7257

Re: BA flights covered by Qatar schedule

TUGMASTER wrote:
3 newA320's joining the fun and games at LHR.
ADH/ADJ/LAD.
All will rotate thru IST during the next week.


Does that bring the number to 12 (I think there are 9 now??)
The strikes are planned to go on till the end of August but there has been no communication
for ages about any update or plans.

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by JumboMaiden
Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Long Haul - Is It Profitable? Is It Sustainable?
Replies: 67
Views: 15603

Re: Norwegian Long Haul - Is It Profitable? Is It Sustainable?

This doesn't answer question but : How many people (if anyone knows) DO NOT pre order a meal on a long Norwegian flight? I am BA cabin crew and came back from LA on Norwegian a few weeks ago. It was only just cheaper than our own flight and was already bought for me. (I couldn't risk standby because...

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by JumboMaiden
Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike
Replies: 169
Views: 39136

Re: BA applies to use Qatari aircraft to cover strike

Is it just planning that the Qatar airplanes have only been (so far) planned foronly 3 mixed fleet routes? (Kiev, Sofia and Oslo)

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