I have also heard that BA recruited an 18 year old bar worker as a CSM on Mixed Fleet. But this rumour came from the same circles that claimed that pilots were resigning from BALPA en masse to join Unite, that BASSA’s membership numbers were swelling and WW was losing support at Waterside so I knew what to do with it. It’s hardly surprising that some have an agenda of denigrating Mixed Fleet.
The crew I know of on Mixed Fleet are extremely enthusiastic about itand are enjoying the work. A bit of healthy competition at LHR is no bad thing and once Mixed Fleet beds in and after the inevitable clear out of the current BASSA leadership if they are replaced with reps that are prepare to engage with the business and not use fear to rule over their memers, many of the positive aspects of Mixed Fleet will trickle down to the LHR EF and WW fleets.