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#641 Post by Undried Plum » Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:57 pm

Aluminium tube incubator of disease.

What could possibly go wrong with humanity while some make money?

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#642 Post by llondel » Thu Jul 15, 2021 1:42 am

Undried Plum wrote:
Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:57 pm
Aluminium tube incubator of disease.

What could possibly go wrong with humanity while some make money?
I think flying in the aircraft itself is fairly safe with the airflow and the filters, it's all the mixing with the unwashed in the airports either end. I seem to have survived my excursion to the US East Coast last month.

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#643 Post by Woody » Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:40 pm

Somehow I don’t think that the vouchers valid for 24 months are going to be much use :(

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#644 Post by Woody » Fri Jul 30, 2021 1:36 pm

Might have to get myself ready to go back in :((

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#645 Post by G-CPTN » Fri Jul 30, 2021 2:21 pm

You'll have to be retrained first . . .

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#646 Post by Woody » Fri Jul 30, 2021 2:23 pm

G-CPTN wrote:
Fri Jul 30, 2021 2:21 pm
You'll have to be retrained first . . .
Which is particularly ironic as I trained most of the trainers :))
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#647 Post by barkingmad » Fri Aug 13, 2021 6:47 pm

“DO YOU SEE IT YET?!”
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... b19WBbl2Xc

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#648 Post by Woody » Sat Aug 14, 2021 9:15 pm

Part of an email that came from Big Airways the other day, but I’ve only checked my inbox today :)
As you can appreciate the plans are changing constantly and there are still a number of complexities to work through but we have taken the decision to progress with plans which will start to see the return of colleagues into the business from the CRP.
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#649 Post by PHXPhlyer » Sun Aug 15, 2021 12:26 am

Canada announces vaccine mandate for air travel

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/cana ... index.html

Ottawa, Ontario (CNN) — Canada will require most commercial passengers traveling by air, rail or large ship to be fully vaccinated by fall.
The vaccination requirement "includes all commercial air travelers, passengers on inter-provincial trains and passengers on large, marine vessels with overnight accommodations such as cruise ships," said Omar Alghabra, Canada's transport minister, during a virtual press conference Friday.
The Canadian government also will mandate that all federal employees be fully vaccinated by the end of October.
Canadian ministers speaking at the press conference indicated that they wanted to "set an example" for other employers and Canadians as they continue to try and safely reopen more sectors of the economy.
In a statement released after the announcement, Air Canada said it supported the new mandate and said it was in line with science-based procedures for safe travel.
"Although Air Canada awaits further details about today's announcement on mandatory vaccinations, it is a welcome step forward in the evolving measures to protect the health and safety of airline employees, customers and all Canadians," according to the statement.

Canada has recently started to allow international leisure travelers across its borders, beginning with vaccinated Americans this week. There are tentative plans to extend discretionary travel to other vaccinated international visitors to Canada in early September.
In the United States, there is currently no consideration at the Department of Homeland Security to mandate vaccines for airline passengers on domestic flights, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told CNN's Pamela Brown Friday.
"There is not at this time," he said when pressed on the issue.
At least two US airline executives have said they don't expect vaccinations to be required for domestic travel.
United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby said Wednesday that "it's a government question, but I suspect that it won't happen domestically," and Delta Air Lines' CEO Ed Bastian said virtually the same thing in May.
Kirby said it is possible that vaccinations will be required for some international travel.

'An evolution' of vaccination requirements
Despite Canada having one of the highest vaccination rates in the world -- 71% of eligible Canadians above the age of 12 are fully vaccinated -- vaccination rates have plateaued in recent weeks.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said in recent months that he did not believe vaccine mandates would be necessary.
His ministers backtracked on that Friday and said their position was "an evolution of the government's posture" given new scientific data, adding that this new policy is an incentive for Canadians to get vaccinated.
Those with documented medical reasons for refusing a vaccine with be exempted, the ministers said, but they were not categorical about what would happen to those employees who refused to get vaccinated despite the mandate.
"You know what Canadians don't want? Canadians don't want to go back to lockdowns. Canadians don't want to go back to travel restrictions. Canadians want to go on with their lives and go back to normal as quickly as possible. And you know it's not uncommon for government to play a regulatory role when it comes to protecting the overall health and safety of Canadians," Alghabra said.

While this is a wide-ranging policy that will be implemented nationally, many Canadian provinces are currently not requiring health care or education workers to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.
Canadian public health officials confirmed Thursday that the country is in the grips of a fourth wave of Covid-19, and that the virus is mounting a "strong resurgence."
Canada has seen a doubling of active Covid cases in just two weeks, and hospitalizations have inched up more than 10% in the last week alone.

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#650 Post by barkingmad » Wed Aug 18, 2021 12:05 pm

I suppose the pre-descent checklist will have to include an assurance from/to/by both pilots that neither is suffering from a blood clot or neurological symptoms?

https://www.bitchute.com/video/sKoZMoqXDLLq/

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#651 Post by barkingmad » Thu Aug 19, 2021 8:33 am

“And another one bites the dust”?!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58239790

I can imagine a few relaxed sphincters amongst the airline CEOs and the xAAs when the first few inflight crew unwell incidents start to become obvious, even though they might be just a “simple straightforwards heart attack or stroke or a dose of the shits”.

Whatever happened to the infamous “Peter Principle”, a stupid name if ever there was one for the full meaning “precautionary principle”.

Why name a safety precaution after an unusually small Male organ?

But of course I was castigated in this forum, way back at the start of the ‘plague’, for not advocating this basic safety measure which has now disappeared in the rush to poison the world.

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#652 Post by Woody » Thu Aug 26, 2021 6:14 pm

Haven’t read the email yet or heard anything on the grapevine, but for information.

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#653 Post by Woody » Fri Aug 27, 2021 4:07 pm

How they’ve managed to keep going this long is a mystery :-q

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#654 Post by ian16th » Fri Aug 27, 2021 4:33 pm

Never used them!
Was once booked on them,Stuttgart to Milano, but they went on strike!
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#655 Post by Boac » Fri Aug 27, 2021 4:38 pm

How they’ve managed to keep going this long is a mystery
Loads of Italian government funding disguised as something else to avoid 'upsetting' the EU?

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#656 Post by Woody » Wed Sep 08, 2021 1:10 pm

Panic attack, Big Airways phoned me this morning and asked if I was available to return to Perry Oaks International within a few weeks :-o
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#657 Post by Boac » Thu Sep 09, 2021 9:14 am

I see that BALPA appear to have 'recommended' their BA members to vote FOR a lower salary structure in the rumoured 'low-cost' Gatwick operation.

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#658 Post by llondel » Tue Sep 14, 2021 2:33 am

Boac wrote:
Thu Sep 09, 2021 9:14 am
I see that BALPA appear to have 'recommended' their BA members to vote FOR a lower salary structure in the rumoured 'low-cost' Gatwick operation.
Is that because the alternative is no salary?

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#659 Post by Boac » Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:13 am

You need to ask BALPA on that one.

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