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Flyglobespan MOD charter to Falklands faces £ 4 million redundancies claim

Saturday, December 25th 2010 - 08:50 UTC
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Flyglobespan, the airline that had a contract with the UK Ministry of Defence to cover the twice weekly shuttle to the Falkland Islands and collapsed a year ago, is facing a £4 million claim from former staff over its failure to consult on redundancies. Read full article


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  • Think

    The goood ol' times when you could fly from Stanley to the Continent for under 10£ quid..................
    Anyone old enough to remember?

    Dec 25th, 2010 - 11:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    Anyone old enough to remember?

    I am old enough to cruise, and have think

    Dec 25th, 2010 - 12:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • mastershakejb

    UK's future = same as Flyglobespan's current standing
    Way to lose MOAR money UK, hahah, and just when you're in most need of it.

    Dec 25th, 2010 - 04:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    power back on master bait?

    Dec 25th, 2010 - 04:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Beef

    This was a poor excuse for an airline anyway. Much prefer the early afternoon flight from Manchester to Dubai on the Emirates A380. I recommend seat 20A or K on the upper deck. Just far enough away from the business class bar to get some sleep but near enough for a G&T before enjoying the fully flat bed :-)! Or just sod the main bar and use the in-seat mini-bar.

    Dec 25th, 2010 - 07:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • stick up your junta

    Flying the flag

    : Aerolineas Argentinas, government corruption

    Dec 25th, 2010 - 08:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (5) Beef

    Boring decadent capitalistic commercial flight experience…………

    During the 70’s; SU fishing crews returned to SVO from BUE on those classic and luxurious II-62’s.

    Typically, between REC and SAL the men got bored and began to miss that “gentle South Atlantic rolling motion” they were so comfortable with.

    As good Stolichnaya fueled proletarians; they instinctively organized themselves in a working brigade.

    With no warning, as one man, those 40/50 wee lads sporadically sprinted back and forth the alley, generating 45 degrees stallings that provided true socialistic fun to all of us……

    Better rollercoaster than DES, for sure :-)

    Dec 25th, 2010 - 09:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Beef

    If you think it is boring Think then you should have heard some of the conversations I have had after turning left on embarkation.

    From BWN-SIN I had a jolly conversation with the Sultan of Brunei's 747 pilot who was en-route to Hamburg to pick up the Royal Aircraft. I also had a great conversations when flying to Uganda (with miners going to the DRC usually). It is amazing the things you find out about the world. One miner I met flying from Amsterdam to Nairobi was half Colombian and we had a good chat about the drilling in the Islands, he never used the M word funnily enough!

    All together a much more refined and illuminating experience and the free champers is a bonus.

    Dec 26th, 2010 - 08:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Yeahh…. Travelling can open one’s mind.
    If one, by travelling means mingling, and not just trans-porting........

    By the way…….., why I earth should a polite half Colombian, conversing on a plane with a friendly stranger from Britain, feel compelled to use the M (alvinas) word?
    I wouldn’t………..

    You say:
    “All together, a much more refined and illuminating experience.”

    Risking sounding too philosophical, I say:
    Refinement and illumination are, all, all too often, on divergent courses.

    However……. What can I know Mr. Beef ?..... I’m from Argentina….. :-)

    Dec 26th, 2010 - 10:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Beef

    I have a problem with the concept of straight lines. Life is a fragmented experience.

    You are the one Argentine on these forums I actually admire Think. But remember, you only live life once and it is not a sin to enjoy the good things life offers. As long as you acquire them while caring for your fellow man (regardless of his nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation).

    Peace and a happy new year.

    Dec 26th, 2010 - 09:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    The Boulevard of Broken Lines.......
    Been there, done that..............
    No Worries.......................

    Peace to you too.......:-)

    Dec 26th, 2010 - 11:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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