- Sep 24, 2004
Strike dates announced on BA 29-31 January, 5-7 February, 12-14 February
Kell Ryan, the co-founder of Irish-based discount airline Ryanair, said yesterday unionised workers at airlines such as Qantas and British Airways needed "to wake up" or risk the airline going out of business.
Unions serve their purpose. However, they really need to wake up and smell the environment around them. The cushiness that once existed, doesn't really exist any more...... airlines would go out of business if they continued to battle militant unions. He said there was no future for the style of unionised airline run by Qantas and BA "because change is happening all around them".
No, you won't get a refund for a single sector of an ATW ticket. And if you used some other means to get to the next destination then your ATW ticket is invalid since all coupons must be used and be used in the order issued.odoherty said:I see on the BA website that if a flight is cancelled, one of the options is a refund.
In my case, I am mid way through a round the world ticket.
Is it possible to get a refund for a single sector? If so, any ideas on how this would be calculated?
It' wasn't just the unions in Oz; Up until a decade ago, Oz two airlines and their staff fed of a bottomless tough known as "the two airline system".Mal said:... Unions serve their purpose. However, they really need to wake up and smell the environment around them. The cushiness that once existed, doesn't really exist any more...
And there was no need to spoof the fare price by adding a fuel surcharge! The $208 actually included the cost of the fuel for the flight - what a novel idea indeed.serfty said:e.g. In 1985, the cheapest MEL-SYD return was a called something like a "Super Apex" fare and was AUD208. Sales as we know them today were extremely rare so that was as discounted as it gets.
The one time my upgrade waitlist has not cleared was for a SIN-BNE flight at the time of the BA catering strike which resulted in many BA flights being cancelled. No way an upgrade was going to be successful when BA business class passengers were being downgraded to economy just to get them to their destinations.htchapman said:I have just called QF to request a U/G - LHR-SYD this Sunday; and the strike has had an effect on all their flights I was told. All classes fully booked already. She put a request through, but I'm not hopefull.
Bugger I paid for a more expensive fare so it was eligable.
Hope they pre-paid it for you, rather than promising you reimbursement. I'm still waiting for a the cheque from BA for my pre-approved hotel charges, when a connection delay forced a 2-day wait in London in July.htchapman said:Not suprised - mine was overbooked LHR-SYD on Sunday. They offered a few people hotels and compensation.
I didnt get offered (and wouldnt have taken) it.adrian said:Hope they pre-paid it for you, rather than promising you reimbursement. I'm still waiting for a the cheque from BA for my pre-approved hotel charges, when a connection delay forced a 2-day wait in London in July.