British Airways NOT improving

One of my old bezzers still flying for VS and ''in the loop'' on PPrune confirms that ''might be the case, but can confirm nor deny".

Major arrse (pun intended) covering exercise ongoing, definitely running scared and most likely advisedly so.

What is apparent, allegedly, is that the incredibly shiny product we see across the sandpit airlines in the advertising and indeed to be fair, in the air, is underpinned by some VERY shady management practices that at the very least make the most of the hazy employment legislation available in the region, particularly where non-dom/ex-pat staff are concerned.
There was a post from an Etihad pilot on another forum shortly after the ban; IIRC, a member of Etihad cabin crew wrote a tongue-in-cheek (and possibly other bodily locations...) guide for the pilots on how to 'groom' her colleagues which appeared on the website. Along with her name.

She was subjected to a number of libellous posts, and because Etihad management were said to already have issues with some of the anonymous comments on Pprune, this provided an opportunity and their lawyers waded in.

The owners (not Danny Fyne by that point) promptly provided the identities of all those who had posted on the board. From what I can recall, it was suggested that Pprune concluded that dealings with Etihad were far too much bother, handed over the details of all posters to the Etihad forum, and just banned reference to the airline - at least using 'Etihad': references to a middle eastern airline called 'Teahid' then started to appear.
 
Airline travel is so safe. In fact if one was to select the most dangerous airline for the previous year and fly on them every day, it would on average take them over 100 years to kill you.
 
With a major travel long weekend now upon us, is someone going to "accidently" disconnect the power to their computers again (allegedly)?.
 
Agreed. Also had decent long-haul with Cathay Pacific and JAL. I try to avoid anything that's US owned as they're a bit BA-ish in different colours.
I do like JAL - flew quite a few times with them from LHR to HND during 2016/17. Couldn't fault their service. Ever. Even in economy class. Flew with BA on the same route a couple of times as they were route share partners, were Bloody Awful (BA - get it?) in comparison.

Though, JAL have been in the press lately...with the most recent incident in LHR where the co-pilot was clocked at 2.5 times the legal driving limit and about 10 times the flying limit. Must've been quite a night/ day! That flight has a departure time of 7pm in the evening.

JAL pilots failed alcohol tests 19 times since Aug. '17, causing 12 flight delays - The Mainichi

That JL044 is one of the more popular flights to Tokyo and have been on it quite a few times.
 
A British national airline, owned by the Spanish?
As a gold card flyer, I stopped using them after the Terminal 5 bollocks, when they lost my luggage for 4 weeks. I hated their business class layout on long haul and their BC bags were crap.
Luftwaffe were far superior in all respects and I got to fly via Frankfurt, instead of that shithole they call Theifrow. Every other flight on Luft, they would upgrade me to First:cool:.....caviar, E50 shots of quality Weinbrand!
 
A British national airline, owned by the Spanish?
As a gold card flyer, I stopped using them after the Terminal 5 bollocks, when they lost my luggage for 4 weeks. I hated their business class layout on long haul and their BC bags were crap.
Luftwaffe were far superior in all respects and I got to fly via Frankfurt, instead of that shithole they call Theifrow. Every other flight on Luft, they would upgrade me to First:cool:.....caviar, E50 shots of quality Weinbrand!
It isn't owned by the Spanish. It's a multinational company which is registered in Spain but its international head office is here.
 
I'm flying to DUS and back again this week with BA instead of the usual Eurowings/Germanwings. I must say the latter two are equally as good as BA and are a big chunk cheaper (although I'm not paying)

In our project lead meeting we all gave a collective groan when the admin manager declared we were flying BA because we're going out later this day. We all offered to drag ourselves to LHR earlier to catch the 8am Eurowings flight, but he had already booked it
 
Gold card, yellow star, very similar.. justbe worried if the purser tells you that you’ve been selected.
Except for when you get upgraded at the last minute. Which is nice, especially on long haul. Mind you, that happened to me on BA only twice over the course of last 5yrs. No, the company was paying for all them flights.

I only fly with BA personally if they happen to be the most convenient/ similar price range of what I am looking for. That said, if possible, I try and stay with a certain global alliances for the points. JAL, for example, is miles ahead of BA with same/similar price on London to Japan routes. And they are all One World.
 
I'd agree they are declining. Lately they've been late on almost all the flights I've made, had to change aircraft a couple of times and that caused some of group on the recent trip to almost miss the flight. The customer service around late/missing bags is dire and dis-interested. All in all as others have said, if they're the cheapest or have best flight times I'll ask for them, otherwise I'm happy to fly with who ever gets me there and back.
 
Partner flew business class to New York, seat was reclined and wouldn't come upright, they knew about it. Put him in a crew seat for take off and landing.
Not a lot you can do - if the mech cant fix the seat on the turn around - then the crew seat is a better option than being bumped to another flight.

Imagine being the poor trolley dolly on a trans Atlantic when the entire IFE systems decided to take the day off, (Theres some airlines that will cancel / delay the flight and swap aircraft rather than subject staff to this).
 

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