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I’ve been told that since I accepted their offer of a flight to Manchester there will be no compensation and no refund for the taxi. I mentioned how my options were given at 38000ft whilst woken up during a sleep a
…… As I said in 835665. As I have worked for airlines, I know how they operate. I’m not condoning it, just pointing it out.in reply to: Should BA pay for my Taxi and should I complain?18 Nov 2017
I will write a detailed review of how brilliantly Swiss have looked after me today, how perfect everything is about their service, the airport, the ground handling, and what a wonderful contrast it is to most other carriers.
The Swiss just seem to take an enormous pride in doing things properly.in reply to: BA v Swiss Business Europe16 Nov 2017
I also wanted to bid but can’t log in to the auction site.
My reasons for wanting to bid are the same as FDOS and LP, I do not want a model aircraft, least of all a BA one, I am not their greatest fan, but I would like Mr Michael’s wish to be achieved.in reply to: Business Traveller Online Charity Auction 201716 Nov 2017
Thank you for correcting me, LP. My wife, who is Catalan, told me once that Cruz was from BCN. It seems in fact that he spent a substantial part of his career, if that’s the right word in his case, working there.
You are correct, he is from Bilbao. I am glad we don’t have to bear the stigma of a shared culture with him.16 Nov 2017
The infrastructure has a long way to go before it is suitable for accepting large numbers of tourists, but the real problem is that if there is a regime change, it will only be the replacement of one evil by another. That said, getting the Mugapes out can only be a good thing.15 Nov 2017
Sounds like buying someone else’s castoff problems, but if it’s cheap and tatty enough it’s probably right for BA’s current strategy under the charmless pennypinching Catalan.15 Nov 2017
On my last flights with BA in September, 2 s/h and 2 l/h, in ‘business’, crews willing and friendly but barely competent MF youngsters on both longhaul segments.15 Nov 2017
The World’s Favourite Airline :
He later spoke to British Airways to question their procedure of handling deaths in flights – and was told to “get over it if you haven’t got any better ideas”, he said.13 Nov 2017
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They appear to be making a profit, although I doubt if their audit and disclosure procedures are the same as those in civilised countries.
The Emirates Group announced a 77 percent first half profit increase as it managed capacity better and benefited from improved foreign exchange rates.
Net profit in the six months to the end of September was AED2.3 billion dirhams (USD$631 million) on revenue up 6 percent at AED49.4 billion.
A combination of increased flying hours and an 11 percent bump in oil prices added to the airline’s expenditure during the year, but a slight reduction in staff numbers of just over 3,000 partially offset that.
The Dubai based group said the profitability rebound was “driven by capacity optimisation and efficiency initiatives across the company, steady business growth, and a more favourable foreign exchange situation.”
Emirates’ airline revenue increased by 6 percent to AED44.5 billion, with profit more than doubling to AED1.7 billion, a 111 percent uplift.
dnata, the group’s ground handling and airline catering unit, made a AED659 million profit for the six months, 20 percent higher than the previous year period.
“Our margins continue to face strong downward pressure from increased competition, oil prices have risen, and we still face weak economic and uncertain political realities in many parts of the world,” Emirates Group chief executive Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum said.
“Moving forward, we will continue to keep a careful eye on costs while investing to grow our business and provide our customers with world-class products and services.”
Emirates continued to add capacity and routes, but at a slower rate than in the past. It added four Airbus A380s, and six Boeing 777s to its fleet in the first half, and retired five older 777s.
The airline flew 29.2 million passengers in the six months, up 4 percent on 2016, with cargo tonnage carried up 5 percent at 1.3 million tonnes.
RPK traffic grew by 5 percent on an ASK capacity increase of 3 percent, resulting in a 1.9 percentage point increase in load factor to 77.2 percent.12 Nov 2017
Even if I wanted to fly EK, those pictures of business class are most offputting. I entirely agree with the comments above. I would defy anyone to relax, let alone sleep, in that environment.12 Nov 2017
Also not everybody will claim compensation.
Some don’t know they can, some don’t care, some feel that if the airline handled and explained the delay properly they won’t claim, which has been my approach a few times, and so on. Also we don’t know the reason for the delay, it might be ‘exceptional and unavoidable’ circumstances.in reply to: Why do EU carriers park at JNB for 10-12 hours?11 Nov 2017