Did BASSA militant dysfunctional crew arrange for the snow? I think they did. It is believed that this militant lot on a recent Entebbe nightstop, arranged for a shamen to pray for snow at Heathrow over the Christmas period, cheaper than Unite balloting for strikes ( apparently )
As for Volunteer Cabin Crew flying from Gatwick, I’m sure some have. Some have also flown from Heathrow to keep their 747 licences in recency. As you know, the 747 only flies from Heathrow.
How can BA be sending these people out on recency flights when snow and possible disruption was forecast a week in advance? BA is begging for volunteers to assist in T5 today, shame that they have so many ground staff, dispatchers and Ramp workers away on ‘Volunteer’ recency flights, and not working in their designated roles at the airport.
Who is suffering through this BAA / BA fiasco? The poor customer, as usual.