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Reduced Seating Capacity

#1 Post by llondel » Sun May 08, 2022 10:22 pm

I see that EasyJet is taking seats out of its A319 aircraft so it can operate with one fewer cabin crew. I guess they've figured it's cheaper to lose a few paying passengers than have a fully booked flight that gets cancelled because of staff shortages. That's how they're spinning it, although the "we don't expect to fill an aircraft on those routes for months yet, and we can economise on staff costs" could be qanother way of looking at it.

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-61370175
EasyJet plans to remove seats on some of its planes this summer, so that it can operate flights with fewer cabin crew.

The airline is battling staff shortages as it attempts to return to pre-pandemic levels of service.

By taking out the back row of seating on its A319 fleet, EasyJet said it will be able to fly with three cabin crew instead of four.

That would limit numbers on board to a maximum 150 passengers.

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#2 Post by reddo » Mon May 09, 2022 8:06 pm

Yeah, above 150 seats = 4 cabin crews. Therefore, 150 seats max = 3 cabin crew. Now you'd think they'd then give a bit more leg room... but I doubt it. TOP easyJet Forum has lit up with a lot of photoshopped options, such as a food vending machine, slot machine, selfy machine, ball pool, a bed etc. :D
The cabin crew shortages are pretty bad. Even the pilots aren't turning up for Indocs.

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#3 Post by barkingmad » Tue May 10, 2022 11:28 am

Obviously airline and airport management has not improved since I hung up my headset nearly 9 years ago.

Another snippet from MailOnline;

"Holidaymakers jetting off today face airport chaos, with delays to flights and queues stretching outside the terminals.

Passengers at Manchester Airport say they are facing a two-hour wait at security check-in this morning, with queues leading outside the terminal and into to a nearby car-park.

Meanwhile, at Birmingham Airport, passengers have complained of ‘ridiculous’ queues at departures today, with long queues outside the main terminal building.

There are also delays to flights, with at least ten late flights at Manchester and four at Birmingham as of 8am this morning. Meanwhile at Stansted, there were also claims of two-hour delays at passport control last night.

The reason is that airports laid off almost half their staff during the pandemic, and despite Birmingham saying it began a recruitment drive in November, six months it seems is not long enough to recruit and train replacements for the lost workers. Manchester, however, admitted it only began its recruitment drive last month."

The phrase “proper planning prevents poor performance”, also known as the “5P's of success”, promotes the importance of planning for a successful outcome. For more try:- https://www.conundra.eu/blog/proper-pla ... erformance

One has to wonder if all the staff laid off due to the 'plague' will ever return or will they understandably seek safe sinecure in other industries? :-w

Meanwhile, back in the management offices, as they congratulate each other on a successful 2 years of completing their diversity, inclusion and multiculturalism brainwashing courses, they suddenly noticed that someone had left the bath plug askew and there is now a previously but ignored forecast water shortage. =))

P S. Reddo, what are "Indocs"?

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#4 Post by G-CPTN » Tue May 10, 2022 10:00 pm

new hire #airline #pilot indoctrination, commonly known as #Indoc #training.


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#5 Post by Woody » Wed May 11, 2022 6:38 am

One has to wonder if all the staff laid off due to the 'plague' will ever return or will they understandably seek safe sinecure in other industries?
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We’re actually beginning to see some staff that left the company returning, obviously we think that they’re completely mad and have given them the name “retreads “. :-o
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#6 Post by Wodrick » Wed May 11, 2022 8:27 am

BM seems to be pointing at EGCC dunno. Staff laid off will I expect have found better paid jobs with much better working conditions. Go back - must be joking.
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#7 Post by barkingmad » Wed May 11, 2022 10:56 am

G-CPTN wrote:
Tue May 10, 2022 10:00 pm
new hire #airline #pilot indoctrination, commonly known as #Indoc #training.


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I suspected that "indoc" might have something to do with newly arrived trainees, but to use such a word is to confirm just how far down the road BigCorp has progressed towards 1984, Brave New World etc etc.

indoctrination, noun;
the process of repeating an idea or belief to someone until they accept it without criticism or question.....religious/political/ideological indoctrination. The lasting effect of indoctrination should not be exaggerated.

More examples
"The level of indoctrination among the nation’s youth had reached fever pitch.
Ten years of indoctrination produced a generation of young bigots.
Propaganda and indoctrination reinforced the pressures on people to change their way of life and thought."

If that is what airline (mis)management thinks is necessary for new recruits to the job of airframe movement then I will take another look at the shipping companies, except of course P&O... ~X(

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#8 Post by k3k3 » Wed May 11, 2022 12:56 pm

When I joined NATO AWACS in 1983 the type training, something like an RAF Q course, was referred to as indoctrination by USAF personnel.

I began to wonder whether this was a job or a religious order.

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