British Airways cabin crew strikers prepared for long haul | Business | The Guardian

This is a shameful distortion of events. The Guardian reports that mixed fleet BA staff have fought for better pay for six months but, despite plans for further action, the airline won’t settle.

Source: British Airways cabin crew strikers prepared for long haul | Business | The Guardian

Actually, Corbyn‘s Marxist economy has not yet arrived in the UK. We live in a market based economy where the customer and market forces prevail, unless inertia intervenes – the unions are a classic example of inertia damaging what’s best for customers, both in terms of value and quality.

Because of militant unions and poorly motivated staff, BA has been going downhill for years. People like myself are scared to book a BA flight because of flight disruption. If I could use my airmiles, I’d be finished with BA for good. Let’s face it, BA just can’t compete with the likes of Emirates or Air Asia.

Surely, it’s time  to withdraw scheduled routes on the back of poor delivery, including strikes and service quality, measured by international benchmarks?

Thoughts?

US Stops UK Muslim Family’s Dream Holiday – Sky Online

Gatwick Airport Monorail.

Gatwick Airport Monorail. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is an amazing story reported by Sky. A UK Muslim family of 11, including nine children, were to fly to LA from Gatwick when US officials stopped them in the departure lounge.

Source: US Stops UK Muslim Family’s Dream Holiday

What are the terms of reference of US officials operating at Gatwick airport? Has the US already implemented Trump’s restrictions? Surely, the UK must provide proper protection for UK Muslims?

Just imagine if American children studying overseas were barred from returning to the US for Christmas?

Thoughts?