BA boss: Airline industry in crisis
The airline industry is in its deepest crisis since the age of mass air transport began in the 1970s, British Airways chief executive Willie Walsh has said.Full Story
#1 Sep 21, 2008
there will always be an airline....just as there's always a bus. If airlines keep going under it's not our problem it's the management problem of the airline. Why does everyone fight to keep an airline alive but not a train line or bus line? It's transportation and it doesn't have a soul!
#2 Sep 21, 2008
No, airlines don't have souls but the employees of those airlines do have souls and when they all lose their jobs, there is a ripple effect in the economy, as other support service companies are downsized....and many more souls end up unemployed....And remember, all those souls will eventually find employment with new airlines BUT now, at starting wages which are the same or only slightly more than they were 20 years ago....really nice after 20 years of constantly upgrading your skills and re-training every year...not to mention your dedication to your profession....I'm glad that they at least attempt to save SOME of these airlines
Since: May 08
#3 Sep 21, 2008
It's the recognition of the obvious by the HMFIC, that keeps him rich and employed. I can tell you as a mere ramp worker I was oblivious to the state of my work place. Coming soon, BA announces, that "Wow the A-380 is big."
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