Monday, 14 December 2009

Public Transport Over Christmas (Not just in Torquay)

As you can see there are, as usual, no buses on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day and reduced services on other days. The curtailment of services on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve at 20:00 also continues. Plan your journeys with care.

If you were planing to fly somewhere this Christmas by British Airways, the peoples favorite airlines then I regret you wont be able to unless something dramatic turns up. The vote by 9 to 1 to strike leads one to a choice of 3 conclusions. One, the vote was rigged. Two, given BA's desperate financial situation, the cabin crews are all, well 90% of them, off their heads. Three BA really are treating their cabin crews very badly indeed. Choice one is the least likely in this day and age. It is hard to rig votes now a days given the scrutiny
that such a ballot would be under. Two I also find unlikely, there are just too many of them for all of them to have switched their brains off all at the same time. So maybe they have a justifiable grievance against management in which case lets hope, possibly forlornly, that this strike doesn't actually happen other wise in the short term there will be a million very upset people about this Christmas. In the long term; will BA stay the peoples favorite airline and more worryingly, will BA stay an airline.
At least there is one slight consolation if the strike does go ahead. It will put back the impact of global warming a few days with all these planes sat on the ground over Christmas.


Anonymous said...

Funny how Southern Vectis will be managing to run a Christmas Day service

Anonymous said...

Yes, Southern Vectis are running am amazing service!

No early finish on Christmas Eve, with the late night buses even running into the following morning (Christmas Day)

A Christmas Day service with buses finishing at about 11 o clock at night!

Boxing Day will have a full Sunday service (which is already good, basically the same frequencies as Mon-Sat bar one or two routes).

Night buses are running on New Years Eve, and a Sunday service on New Years Day.

All this on the Isle of Wight!

It embarrases the rest of the country!

Anonymous said...

Three cheers for Southern Vectis. Three boos for Stagecoach Devon. Both are tourist areas, both have low paid workers`who will have to use taxis to get to care jobs. Both areas have high populations of older people who will also have to rely on taxis.

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