February 24, 2010 at 10:47 am 2 comments

British airways

British Airways Cabin Crew have voted in favour of strike action. This is madness.

Last year, BA posted losses totalling £401 million.

Surely it is clear to all, except the 38,000 employees, that such a company cannot survive without cutting cost and generating new revenues. Instead, cabin crew appear to be intent on sticking two fingers up to the 80,000 passengers that used to travel on the 650 flights a day. Passengers, many of them frequent business travellers, who, I suspect, will now be looking to alternative carriers. So, there goes any new revenue stream.

BA cabin crew earn some £29,900 per annum compared with £20,000 for EasyJet, £14,400 for Virgin Atlantic, and, £12,000 at BMI. Wake up and smell the coffee. Open your eyes and see the writing on the wall. The status quo is unsustainable.

Do the cabin crew not see that they are just hastening their own demise, and, possibly, the end of the company? And, I am sure that the alternative jobs at MacDonalds and stacking shelves at Tesco will not pay anything like the same…..

Now, how am I going to get to Vienna next week?


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Graeme  |  February 24, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    Fire everyone over 70 years of age and that will get rid of half the aged grumpy unhelpful staff!


  • 2. Wingnut  |  February 24, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    Sheer stupidity and a clear example of unions having to much power. They should be grateful they have a job. It’s almost like a mini version of Greece!

    I hear Austrian are very good for flying to Vienna.



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