You are a card Krug, I guess you believed the hospital waiting list from the previous government too – the reported figures were accurate, pity the plethora of people excluded from joining the queue; or the Rail companies who changed the definition of “Late Arrivals” when it looked to bad – hey presto it worked – trains upto 9 mins late were no longer defined as late.
So what is the definition of a cancelled flight? – Is it cancelled if it was merged with another, or withdrawn more than 24 hours before schedule take-off? Is it cancelled if it takes off but has no passengers aboard as there are insufficient cabin crew but the plane needs to be down route to pick-up stranded passengers and crew?
Maybe you have never heard of off balance sheet accounting; paying debts early and deferring income – was that how Walsh managed to engineer a crisis with his “fight for survival”? Problem is with that type of manipulation you can only do it once, then it catches up with you .. oh yes then less than a year later it did!
Having weathered volcanoes and the worst IR on record BA still manged to report a nice profit and Walsh awarded a 11% pay increase plus a bonus of £1.63 million. Pretty galling for the hundreds of staff suckered into giving up a weeks pay to save the company.
Brilliant leadership or manipulation?… I’ll ponder that and reflect on the facts on the ground.
Krug, being so highly informed, has there been an airline who has been fined more than BA for corrupt practices across the world; lost more than BA in fuel hedging; embarrassed a nation more – than BA with the T5 debacle; had such an abysmal IR and IA record than BA? Had books published about its “Dirty Tricks” (surely if they were lies BA would have sued and the book withdrawn)
What is the common trait here….. ah the leadership. Guess you won’t get it though.
Keep on paddling and pedalling…