I am so angry I can hardly write this post.
How can British Airways staff justify this strike? Do they know that they’re the best paid in the industry? Or that their planes are staffed by the most number of cabin crew of any airlines in the world? Or that there are 2 million unemployed in the UK? Or that there’s something called a recession on? Or that their strike might be the last straw and pull the airline down and thereby well and truly lose them their jobs?
I think it’s telling that all the representatives of the BA cabin staff who’ve spoken on the radio or TV have appeared incognito. That speaks volumes: They know what they’re doing is WRONG.
I feel very strongly about this mainly because my mother and daughter are both due to fly home for Christmas on BA.
Every Christmas we face some kind of travel crisis as we always either fly to Finland or Sweden or my relatives fly to us here in the UK. Two years ago the fog was so bad at Heathrow that SAS refused to land there. In the end the flight was delayed by several hours, but I lost my sense of humour a few times, most notoriously when the Swedes nearly diverted to London City Airport. I guess they thought it was near to Heathrow. For us it would have meant a six hour detour. Another year all my mother’s luggage was lost. The tree was a little less laden with presents that year. Luckily the children were old enough to understand.
So this year we booked with BA as we thought they’d be the most reliable carrier.
Little did we realise BA planes are staffed by muppets.