qf2220 wrote:vhtje wrote:mutu wrote:
Does that mean then, BA could operate the same route if they wished with their current 789''s configured for 216 total (8F 42J 39W 127Y) ??
I spoke to a BA 787 pilot onboard a flight on DEL. He told me that the BA piliots had taken the idea of a nonstop BA LHR to PER service to BA management. There was no interest.
As it should be - pilots shouldn't be setting the route map - thats the job of the strategy and route profitability team.....
That is a gross misrepresentation of the conversation of the we had, and also grossly unfair to BA’s pilots. BA pilots do not ‘set the route map’ and at no point during the conversation did he suggest anything like that. The conversation, as I remember it, was more along the lines of the pilots trying to exploit and maximise the features of BA’s newest aircraft, to what they thought might be to the benefit of the company.
He struck me, in his enthusiasm for the new aircraft, as something akin to a child with a new toy - it was genuine and heartfelt. It was, in my belief, in the spirit of that enthusiasm that the idea was raised by the pilots with BA management. If BA has a company environment that welcomes and promotes such dialogue between employees and management, then well done BA, I say.