Thanks for posting this Matinee-Allstars. It gives me (and others who viewed the marriage also as a disaster) no pleasure to see the IB pilots at the point of committing Hara Kiri on behalf of the whole company.
The relationship appears irreparably damaged.
The fatal errors key to this part of the dispute should be firmly placed at Walsh’s door:
– he failed to have IB embark on restructuring well prior to the wedding. IB on the other hand had successfully lobbied BA to sort their pension and employee structural issues in advance.
– apparently Walsh had committed to treating the IB pilots the same as the BA pilots, keeping them on a uniform contract. – A commitment that didn’t have a cats chance of being kept.
…plus many other appalling decisions culminating in BA being shackled to a corpse. Walsh hasn’t the wherewithal, intellect or business nous to be running Lydd Air let alone IAG or BA.