Some Cyprus flights cancelled as BA pilots begin 48-hour strike

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Some Cyprus flights cancelled as BA pilots begin 48-hour strike

Post by Paphos Life » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:22 pm

Three daily scheduled flights from Heathrow to Larnaca and Larnaca to Heathrow on Monday and Tuesday and one from Gatwick to Paphos and back on Monday have been cancelled due to a two-day strike by British Airways pilots. "The flights are cancelled, unless the situation changes" a spokesperson of the airline confirmed on Monday morning....

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Re: Some Cyprus flights cancelled as BA pilots begin 48-hour strike

Post by emgee » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:27 pm

Terrible people.

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Re: Some Cyprus flights cancelled as BA pilots begin 48-hour strike

Post by harveywinning » Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:52 pm

BA pilots, according to UK papers earn £167,000 per year plus allowances plus free accommodation plus they receive free or heavily discounted (90% discount) fares for themselves and family.

I know they have responsible jobs with lots of training involved but so do many other trades/professions - and these people receive nothing like the pay of BA pilots.

Something wrong somewhere but am I missing something?

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Re: Some Cyprus flights cancelled as BA pilots begin 48-hour strike

Post by WHL » Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:05 pm

harveywinning wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:52 pm
BA pilots, according to UK papers earn £167,000 per year plus allowances plus free accommodation plus they receive free or heavily discounted (90% discount) fares for themselves and family.

I know they have responsible jobs with lots of training involved but so do many other trades/professions - and these people receive nothing like the pay of BA pilots.

Something wrong somewhere but am I missing something?
Dont believe everything you read in UK papers.

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Re: Some Cyprus flights cancelled as BA pilots begin 48-hour strike

Post by memory man » Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:15 pm

Commercial Pilot: Salary Guide 2017

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Re: Some Cyprus flights cancelled as BA pilots begin 48-hour strike

Post by Austin7 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:37 pm

https://www.cityam.com/tube-driver-sala ... ite-train/

Compared to London Underground train drivers some of whom earn over 100,000 pounds a year :o

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Re: Some Cyprus flights cancelled as BA pilots begin 48-hour strike

Post by galexinda » Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:43 pm

No ''lessons have been learned'' since at least 2010 when my holiday part using BA flights was messed up due to the threat of a BA strike which was eventually called off the day before the actual flight. Had to cut short one leg of the journey to accommodate this threat in order to be in the right place at the right time for the onward connection at extra cost for rearranging BA flight (which I found ironic as it was BA that forced me to change it).

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Re: Some Cyprus flights cancelled as BA pilots begin 48-hour strike

Post by Kili01 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:53 pm

Pilots salaries are dependent on their qualifications, experience and ability, and time on the job. The figure quoted is likely to be for a senior Captains salary, new first officers earn substantially less. Even so, as others have said BA pilots salaries are Known to be very generous compared to many independent airlines, and they have excellent perks! I don’t feel very sympathetic to their cause, but their union is a very strong one. So these negotiations will be done by them.
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Re: Some Cyprus flights cancelled as BA pilots begin 48-hour strike

Post by WHL » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:54 am

I think the BA pilots are entitled to strike for more money, they all took a pay cut, when BA were in financial trouble, now they have made very good profits, its not unfair that the Pilots, want their wages back to former levels.

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Re: Some Cyprus flights cancelled as BA pilots begin 48-hour strike

Post by The Aquila » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:13 am

I have always been against strikes and striking but in this case I think it’s justified considering all of the talks to reinstate the salaries to the original levels have failed.

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Re: Some Cyprus flights cancelled as BA pilots begin 48-hour strike

Post by merchant_banker » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:57 am

Greed

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Re: Some Cyprus flights cancelled as BA pilots begin 48-hour strike

Post by Happy in Cyprus » Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:43 pm

A merchant banker condemning greed...nice one! :lol: :lol:

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Re: Some Cyprus flights cancelled as BA pilots begin 48-hour strike

Post by Chaddy » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:15 am

WHL wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:05 pm
harveywinning wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:52 pm
BA pilots, according to UK papers earn £167,000 per year plus allowances plus free accommodation plus they receive free or heavily discounted (90% discount) fares for themselves and family.

I know they have responsible jobs with lots of training involved but so do many other trades/professions - and these people receive nothing like the pay of BA pilots.

Something wrong somewhere but am I missing something?
Dont believe everything you read in UK papers.
That's right WHL,the Guardians reporting will favour the pilots striking and the Mail will not be in favour of it. :?


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