British Airways flies to Nassau empty
the strike against the airline, but if what has been happening with flights to
New Providence in the past few days is any indication, those within the union
who have said they would not be “sad to see BA fail” might yet get their wish.
that the strike will continue until June 9. Apparently the crunch is now over
never reinstate concessions to staff who went on strike. Derek Simpson, the striking
Unite’s joint leader replied: “He has refused to reinstate travel concessions
in full despite Unite making it clear that the union would suspend the strike
if he did so.”
changes in working practices and cost savings in the longer term,” said Jonathan
Wober, an analyst at Societe Generale SA in London with a “hold” recommendation
on the stock. “Shareholders seem to be regarding this as a one-off cost, as long
as the results that are realized are in BA management’s favour.”
12,000 cabin crew.
the world see what this is all about,” he said. “If people could see what he (Walsh)
is doing, they would know who to blame.”
mouthed protesters who interrupted delicate union-management negotiations in support
of the cabin crew last week. Even an angry union leader had to shout them down,
telling them that if in fact they supported the cabin crew they would leave the
building immediately. Their behaviour certainly did not help the union’s cause
— certainly not with the public who witnessed their skin-head behaviour.
action because more cabin crews were reporting for duty. On the Internet, in the
meantime, BA is advertising round-trip fares to London as low as $296 return.
airport on Wednesday with only the flight deck on board — three persons. There
were no passengers, although, we understand, the aircraft was fully catered for
passengers. It arrived at its 3.25pm scheduled time Wednesday, and left, again
on schedule, at 9.40 the same evening. This is what we have confirmed.
empty, rather than remaining at Heathrow. The person asked was not certain, but
presumed that it was a slotting problem at Heathrow airport. In other words an
aircraft has a parking time slot, which it has to vacate when its time is up.
We were not able to confirm this report.
the person did not know, but believed it was something to do with union agreements
that an aircraft cannot get airborne unless it is fully catered. Again this report
has not been confirmed.
rules say food cannot be given to the poor after a certain number of hours. Again
the dumping of the food is an unconfirmed report.
happened on Saturday — the Boeing arrived empty and left empty.
few passengers. The same is expected to happen again tomorrow.
who are not arriving in the Bahamas.
that there are some empty flights. Others imply these are few, and that some
of the planes are carrying freight….. Some appear to be from people involved
in the strike, and some totally opposed to it. So a mixed bag …..