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Long live the Queen: We say goodbye to a big chunk of the passenger 747 fleet
"In the last episode Jason said. Go What did I say you said that you could still fly on a British Airways seven, four seven at the time that I said it that was a true statement. And it was a true statement for all of seventy two hours. Then British Airways said, no, you can't. No, you can't they're gone. They're gone effective immediately and we will never fly again. We don't even know if they're going to get any sort of official sendoff for celebration or anything do the at calm rumors necessarily but kind of scuttle. But around the water cooler such as it is says that they are not inclined to participate in any sort of send off because of the current climate they find themselves in. Well. That is just extremely on physician by I think more. So than any other airliner, even really any other aircraft and I know people are going to argue in bicker about this. And L. means emails. Two four DOT com. When I, think of British Airways I think of the seven four, seven I think of the seven four, seven, I think of British Airways the two are intrinsically linked. To imagine a British Airways were about seven, four seven is really difficult for me. Yeah. It's. It's of those things that You know there was a couple. Are a couple lines that you immediately associate the seven, four seven with an obviously the the first and foremost him just because of the history there. But then when when you kind of think of like the top three or four airlines, I, immediately think British Airways KLM. And the. KLM has already retired or I think mostly retired. So they have to serving in in cargo capacity to combat serving cargo Carl only capacity. But but yeah, they're not flying passengers and yeah and KLM only had a few towards the later days but British Airways a significant chunk of its widebody fleet was still seven four. Yeah I mean they were operating a fleet of thirty. So I mean that's not we're down to two tons of with twenty eight young. British Airways we see to retire its entire seven, four, seven fleet by either twenty, twenty, three, twenty, four, twenty, four. So the writing the wall but the wall we've got a whole lot closer right the the wall basically fell. Fell on top of the fleet but there are still some four sevens out there. There are still chances may be two to fly them. Should you want to go out and do that? Obviously, your best chance is going to be Lufthansa at some point, they haven't announced anything about retiring. There's they're putting them into two storage. Planning bring them back So twenty, their Korean Airlines has twelve China Airlines has four Air China has eight, and then you kind of start to whittle things down I. I would say that the under a Russia has nine, but I would say that there's a good chance that may be Thai Airways with eight is probably not bringing there's back or if they do, it won't be for long. But I could be wrong. Indy only has four in. It'll be interesting to see what they ended up doing with there's and then there's a few charter airlines like wellness has five and Atlas Air has four. So you can't really book a ticket on those but you know you've got stand up on you. You've got a decent chance of flying on those if you book a ticket on other airlines. So thankfully at least for my New York City centric mind, we have three airlines that to be the three airlines operate the seven, four, seven, Dash Eight. Tonnes a Korean Air, China all at some point operated the the dash eight two K. typically in the summer. So I hope we see them again. But honestly, there is a a likely reality in which JFK does not see a seven, four, seven in regular passenger service. Again, I don't think it's out of the question that that's a possibility and that makes me very, very sad. Yeah. I. Mean I. I was thinking about this the other day when we were putting kind of listing who who, still flying him and things like that and and I was supposed to do a trip hin in April. Originally, we were going to do something really cool and one of the things that I was really looking forward to flying the Lufthansa's dash eight but did not get that chance but maybe next year year after it'll still be there and still be a possibility. But yeah, I. Mean the fleet was just such you know. That that livery. Deliveries on the for seven just looked so good and then when they did the the heritage liveries games, they just looked so
Vodafone Group falls 5% in US trading; British Airways owner IAG drops 3.6%
"Group has fallen 5% in US trading. The mobile phone company set of revenue gauge slid 1.3% in the fiscal first quarter. The corona virus pandemic, cut it to photo phones, rolling fees and slowed sales. British Airways owner I G has dropped 3.6% the camera sense evaluating a plan to raise cash by selling shares to current stockholders. Maggie's rights offering, maybe as much as Theis quibbling of $3.2 billion.
British Airways retires its entire fleet of Boeing 747 jets
"Airways is retiring its entire fleet of the Boeing 7 40 seven's because of the travel industry downturn because of the virus. British Airways flies Mohr, 7 40 Sevens and any other airline but said in a statement. It is unlikely the iconic jumbo jet will ever operate commercial services for British Airways again.
British Airways Retires Fleet of Boeing 747s
"Its entire fleet of Boeing 7 40 seven's immediately because of the travel industry downturn during this pandemic. British Airways flies more than 7 47th and then the other airline. This is unlikely that the jumbo jet will ever operate commercial services for British Airways again. The airline says it's going to operate more flights on modern, fuel efficient aircraft, such as the new A three fifties and the 7 80 sevens. Netflix
British Airways Announces Immediate Retirement of Boeing 747 Fleet
"Airways has just announced this morning a little bit in line with Qantas that effective, almost immediately They're going to be retiring. Their whole fleet of seven forty sevens is currently have thirty one still in operation, which be taken out of the fleet, now of course is because a few passenger numbers and less capacity needed because all of these airlines are very well. They kind of need to get to a point of being carbon neutral they they need. Need to be of good pr, so the older planes get out of the fleets much earlier, but I thought it was exactly that there's still four hundred sixteen flying around the world at the beginning of this month, and I love how many had been manufactured and fifteen, one, thousand, five, hundred, fifty eight from fifty years ago. So when you think one in three of those planes is still in active service is an extraordinary number, and when you think about the seven forty seven hundred. If we want to sort of get a little bit. Nostalgic, there's there's really no other airline air aircraft that that's come close me yesterday. Three Eighty you know came out as as a full length, double decker but when you think about the the golden age of flying, we can go back and look at seven Oh sevens. What those meant to Pan and and and Flying Clippers and concord, but there is something about the seven forty seven as well it was, it was quite democratic to with an airliner of charter charter brands as as much is of course. Some of the world's leading carriers got you around the world. Yes back in the fifties began when the airlines began to say the US. Airlines began to sites by. Can you build us a plane? Maybe that's two and a half times bigger than anything else we currently have. They came up with the Boeing. It was tested in the late sixties. It went into service in nineteen seventy, but there's something about that shape. The court, every kid's imagination you. Remember being young and looking up at the sky and you'd see that, Silhouette. You could be the most useless plane-spotter in the world. You knew what you were saying. And there's something also just was glamorous about the notion that you could go up the spiral staircase and and up in another floor of a plane. And oddly we may have seen double deckers committed with the a three eighty. It doesn't have the glamorous. Double Decker bus. There was something about being in that little secret part at the top, it was almost like being on a private plane attached to a regular commercial flight that was that was glamour, and there was there was kind of sexiness about, and there's something side I mean depending on where we get. Over the coming months I do wonder if there's an opportunity 'cause we've seen Qantas have been looking at. Marketing sort of these these last flights on on on the seven forty seven, and of course they're still other carriers who still have them We'll see move. The Japanese are lens some years ago. They retire the for a lot for all of the same reasons. I mean for the fact that they are gas guzzlers. They don't have the most efficient engines that they they are. They are allowed. There is of course a new generation of a seven forty seven and it seems that the president of the United. States will be getting a few of them, but Do you think that this is all a bit knee-jerk or this is? This goes with the Times or do you think maybe be able? Look at this in a few months? Things improving or maybe we shouldn't have retarded them quite so quickly. Well as we've just said you, you just look how reliable they are. The the they have been evolving crashes in the past, but very rarely for technical reasons or design flaws to the plane and the. Great work is often many than there's. Versions, which is still being used in Kaga, but here Monaco. We've had some great stories. We flew on a seven four seven weeks in Andhra all the way from Tehran to Caracas via Damascus. With with Iran. We went on the emperor's plane. In Japan so the seven four seven has so many kind of extraordinary stores to is sad I think kind of going out service as you said still roughly four hundred. We'll be up
British Airways Owner IAG Said to Prepare Review of Strategy
"Let's take a look at the latest business stories now with you and pulse from Bloomberg you in the last few months have not been a great deal of fun for the world's airlines, but the company which owns British Airways is trying to figure out its future. Andrea spoken about. At the beginning of the year it will be a very different story, the company which owns British Airways and at Berry of Spain and also. was very profitable likes to start itself as the world's favourite airline, certainly one of the world's best run airlines of the most most prosper had an operating margin almost fifteen percent last year, but like all of the industry it's in big trouble at the moments eighty four billion dollars of losses across the globe within the industry in two thousand twenty from the coronavirus crisis and Bloomberg understands. The IHOP is reviewing its strategy to help reposition the group as it emerges from the pandemic. It's working with a couple of American banks to study. It's feature. Feature Business. Model and its liquidity needs problem is it's burning through about six hundred million pounds of cash every month? So needs to account to how it can raise more equity or efficient raise more acce- and how it can raise more debt now as a response to the crisis has been somewhat controversial, topped a number of UK government programs like a lot of big companies here topping into government supports. It's also said it's GonNa. Act Twelve thousand jobs 'cause a lot of trouble with the unions who say that the company is. Well paid jobs and planning to employ people on worse contracts members of parliament, branding the airline a national disgrace. The combative Chief Executive Willie Washer fighting back has ever saying that this is not a disgrace lying down on surrendering rather fight were Betas Christ and we will not do that so pretty tough times at International Airline
Airlines launch legal action against UK quarantine policy
"Three airlines have launched legal action against the British government describing the country's planter quarantine most incoming travelers as flawed British Airways easyjet and Ryanair say the quarantine have or will have a devastating effect on tourism in the wider economy the airlines want the government to re get topped its previous quarantine policy work quarantine is limited to passengers from high risk
Global airline ADRs updates
"France's Airbus is falling eight point six percent the French government unveiled a rescue plan for the playmaker and its suppliers that's valued at about seventeen billion dollars Airbus's ADRs had risen for six straight days and gained a total of forty eight percent European airline ADRs are dropping as U. S. peers also pull back British Airways owner IAG is down six point eight percent in Air France KLM is down seven point two percent Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways has risen five point three percent the carrier is selling four billion dollars in shares and warrants primarily the city's government and receiving a billion dollar loan from a government linked entities Cathay Pacific's largest shareholder is Hong Kong Swire Pacific who's eighty ours are also up five point three percent
Cathay Pacific to Get Bailout Led by Hong Kong Government
"Of the Hong Kong government's gonna bail out Cathay Pacific with thirty billion Hong Kong dollar loan and a steak that's according to the the South China morning post and they're also going to undergo a forty billion Hong Kong dollar capital restructuring it comes off the back of a lot of speculation as to what is going to be the next step man yeah I think if you look at that story yes if anything well who owns cafe you've got Chinese because one you've got contact the discussion was that they go for rights issue Singapore Airlines went for rights issue at six point six billion U. S. dollars but that the issue is this around what eighty five billion dollars has been pumped into our lines in the form of bay lights delta says it's gonna be three years before demand returns and all the one buffet bailed on delta I ten name but if you are online so this sat this is an ongoing story British Airways trying to challenge the issues against at the pilots at the moment amber it's here in the region also in our
American Airlines to Cut 30% of Management and Administrative Staff
"American airlines announcing that they are cutting thirty percent of their management and administrative staff and that would end up being about five thousand of the seventeen thousand management and support workers that they currently employs about five thousand job cuts currently coming from American here I was trying to figure out how this is working jacket so I know they're offering buyouts year so basically voluntary voluntary layoffs the bailout provisions that took said no layoffs furloughs reductions in pay allowed in till the end of September so would this be a decision that this is an offer for a buyout and then saying look if we don't get enough of these buyouts come October one we're doing layoffs that's what it looks like this is from the Wall Street journal it says that they will make force cuts if there aren't enough the decision will be announced in July employees that take these cuts were are forced out will still remain on the payroll through September thirtieth so it gets here's the thing that I come back to on this we all remember how it felt back in March when you know there were questions about what the heck the economy was going to look look there's still a question but they were in a really deep questions about what what are these companies gonna do are they going to survive in the best that we could do for workers after backstopping these companies to allow them to continue to operate and definitely the best we could do for workers to say Hey we're gonna give you just a temper thirtieth and what is American coming out and saying that they're going to do yup we're gonna fiery on October first so I'm with you Chuck but if the demand isn't there isn't this a cheaper option than putting the person on planet it is a I mean is this a better option I I know you can't I mean I I guess what do you do instead of this I mean you can't create demand for the airline industry Hey there there have to be cut down there I'm I'm not saying that there shouldn't be caught Sam I'm saying that we should have given twenty five billion dollars to the airlines okay for like how many times of airlines gone through bankruptcies in the last twenty years right like every major U. S. delta went through it twice in a three year period American did United did like you go down the list every major U. S. airline pretty much aside from southwest has gone through bankruptcies in the last twenty years and it doesn't mean that they stop operating it doesn't mean that they're permanently out of business it means that the people that invested in those companies get wiped clean and investors have to come in with the promise saying Hey maybe it's gonna be different this time maybe I can make an airline profitable and they never really are okay so my my point is Hey if we're going to give twenty five billion dollars to an industry that is dealt with bankruptcy successfully in the past anyways and come out on the other side of them still operating what are we really doing here other than bailing out shareholders who I don't think really deserve to get bailed out Hey I'm with you on that truck I guess my counter argument would be that these airlines are competing directly with effectively state owned and subsidized businesses of other countries yeah you take a look at you know airlines in China and Singapore in yeah parts of Europe yeah those are airlines that are also notched real public entities and so if you determine that this is an integral part of our site you know I agree you know busier lines have gone through bankruptcies and they've come back out on the other side but is there a concern that they won't be able to because of the competition from state owned entities here's why I'll say no on that if you look at American Airlines revenue in this is according to Forbes from November of twenty nineteen so for about six months ago yeah out of Americans forty billion in passenger revenues by twenty nine point six billion of that was domestics about seventy five percent as domestic revenue if you look at how airline routes are handled as far as where airlines are allowed to fly on international travel in general when we talk about domestic travel international carriers carriers that aren't based in the country where the trip is both originating and finishing typically are prohibited from offering those routes that's why you don't see British Airways flying from New York to Los Angeles right they're typically not allowed to so internationally those are the rules of the road when it comes to how we allow airlines to operate now you can have certain situations where those are waived the most common one is what are known as fifth freedom routes where effectively let's say the British Airways is flying from one day in to Boston and then they have a connecting flight down to the Caribbean or something like that that's flight from Boston to the Caribbean would be known as that fifth freedom route because it's flying not from the country of origin one the U. K. but instead from a second country to a third one but it's originating still in the original country so when I talk about you know Hey is international competition gonna put American Airlines are dealt out of business internationally obviously there's all kinds of competition there when you're talking about routes to you know the Middle East and Europe and places like that but international carriers can't compete domestically because the laws don't allow them to yeah that's that's a fair view point I guess my big question would be okay we build these guys out October one there in late bunch people off if air travel hasn't returned or we're gonna be facing the same question again on November one and what's gonna be the answer I'm gonna bail out again yeah it in that's the question is where does it end and and that's why again the company an airline going bankrupt doesn't mean that they stopped flying it does mean that they need to find financing and get rid of all their old debt and this and that but it doesn't mean they stopped flying in it I just if it bothers me a little bit that we gave this money to airlines in there doing exactly what they said they were going to do they're going to lay these people off and they're going to try to maximize shareholder return on the back of U. S. taxpayer dollars it's a very real and very fair concern and you know to come back to a common theme here we are furthering that divergence between the you know lower class individual and the the person who has investments in
British Airways suspends all its flights at Gatwick Airport
"Britain's largest airline is cutting out flights from Gatwick airport which and ways who suspended all its flights not from got to get pulled in with a collapsing Dimond because of the could hit nineteen operate the carrier says restrictions on the challenging market environment has led to the decision the aviation industry has been hard hit by the pandemic this prompted travels around the world to stay home apple some cells also slowing down just fifty three flights would you take off or land that's got to work on Tuesday according to aviation data provider flight stats beginning Wednesday Catholics runway lonely be open to schedule flights from two PM to ten PM will close one of its two terminals London city airport closed its runway to usual traffic last week chose to live as well London
Filling the gaps
"I'm Steven Seagraves. Joined by Seth Miller and Fayza Mood Gentlemen. How are you doing? Well Yeah are you. I'm feeling a little better. Not One hundred percent. But I'm getting there. Just good this. This episode is being recorded solely with your right year. Yes yes so. I have no since of Stereo should we? Should we record him on? Then that's what it feels like the spoiler alert. They're all mono gotta time production and that's where they always end. We should edit this so stevens voice only comes. I left to come out of the right now. The problem is I can't do that. You can do that man. Let's let's think that'd be mean to our listeners. Think it'd be really peel off for sure A. Let's just start off by talking about what we're doing to fill our time. I'm working from home Seth I'm guessing you are as well and I got a call at work call today and so I was like. Oh so you know how you adjusting us in that. You're going to work. I always work from home did I. And I actually don't even go out on a normal day anyways this really has to say it hasn't affected me because it definitely has but on a day-to-day basis. My experience is very very similar. To what normally as I don't go to the gym I was GonNa say how can affect you in your navy reporter. Well right I mean mentally. I'm a disaster but physically. I'm sitting in the same place. I would have been anyways this weekend though normally would be on my way to Hamburg Aircraft Interiors Expo that has postponed slash canceled. I think it will actually cancelled but they admitted that That was supposedly Friday. Actually somewhat pleasantly surprised. I was able to D M American Airlines and British Airways cancelled. The flight was booked on the American and American process. The refund. They. I want me to go. Do it myself And the American process for getting a refund on their website is crap but when I went click the button is. We're sorry you can't cancel this ticket online. Ibm's him back and last night. That took care of it for me and this morning got back in touch with me told me is getting one hundred thirty two euros refunded calls. That make you feel Stephen. That's the opposite experience of united. Yes I mean at this point. I think I'm just going to file a charge. Back in right at the OT complaint wasn't what our friends at the exact same issue five tickets United Future Refunds Fry Open disputes and FAU DOT complaint if they even had chesser columbine. But if I have issues. I do the exact same thing. So here's a question for you guys. Because I believe it or not. In a similar scenario scenario my ticket home from Hamburg was an SAS operated reward issued by united and again. That's flights aren't operating. So they're gonNA is. This is just an award ticket. At worst I pay seventy five dollar redeposit. Fina get my points back. But they've canceled the flights in theory in any other scenario the the points would just get refunded for free. I can obviously issue a charge back for the taxes which were not insignificantly than Europe. But do you think stand a chance of getting my points for free or just assume? I'M GONNA pay the five dollars and have not combined until dollars you'll be able to do without the Without the thing is they're dragging their feet on refund simply because they don't want they want to hold onto the cash right so their latest policy is they will. Your ticket will stay OPEN FOR YEAR. And then they will process a refund for you right. Which assuming they're in business assuming they're in business. I mean I would hope that. If the government doesn't give these airlines a lifeline that part of those stipulations they can play stupid games. This is just ridiculous. I had a a friend asking me. His parents were supposed to go. This pet last Wednesday supposed to be on the united nonstop to Cape Town and then from there to Singapore on Swiss and then home if you or whatever and then back to the states and was asking me you know how to get out of it. Essentially we've been going back and forth like a month trying to help him out on that and Donna Mile. Just wait. Just wait. Just wait as the rules as more and more cancels things will get better for you and he eventually got to the point where they took a voucher because I think the united out athletes still operated even though this we're canceled at that point but he said his his parents. His parents were concerned that the vouchers would be nullified in a bankruptcy. I would be too I. It's a fairly assumption is it? I've thinking back of other airline bankruptcy. I don't remember that being something that they went after as far as assets they haven't but there's nothing asserted that they won't. I mean this might be more dire than anything else. They've had to go through in the past we. We are certainly unprecedented in unprecedented Era The industry. But I feel like I feel like I get I get. Why United's trying to do it. I think that they're doing it in the wrong way. Like you know. If American like American said to us they cancelled your flight. They're going to refund the. There's no reason. United should be like. Oh well we're GONNA keep your money and you're gonNA get a certificate for that case like Eve. In my case I would say my cases the like the extreme in maybe so mine is they delayed thirty two hours and basically making me leave a day early to to make connections. Chicago incidents Thirty two hours. And I like that may be a scenario where it's inconvenient for me. I could see cancelling it and keeping a credit. I don't like it. I think it's wrong but I think cancellation of a flight is more important than than my scenario. You know what I mean like. Think it's more. It's more useful for that person to get a refund in comparison to me so I don't know I just. It's disappointing that united to doing it. This way You know just actually has a flight scheduled for Wednesday that she's supposed to Austin she's not going to take the trip but I mean there's four people on the plane and amazed. I'm amazed Alaskan cancelled. It was actually talking to someone earlier today. Alaska of all the US carriers. Alaska Airlines has reduced. Its schedule. The least yeah which is really strange to me If you WANNA put on your foil hat and go for a fun ride. One of the arguments was. Maybe they want bankruptcy to undo the mess they made with the Virgin America by how might be a little bit extreme. But yeah it's really interesting how little they've adjusted their schedules Compared to obviously the big the biggest airlines Delta American united have cut massive chunks. But a lot of that international and international that Alaska never did anyways but domestic loads crater. Like jetblue is doing whether calling rolling cancellations where a day or two before the flight. If the loads are too low. They're just canceling. The trips. Reminded one hundred one hundred fifty of the eight hundred flights a day. They're doing that too now because they literally I mean. These aren't flights with single. Digit numbers of passengers. And I've pilot friend of mine. They're posted on Instagram of thirteen souls. Onboard for crew was ninety four crew nine passengers. Which is you have to cancel it. I would think a one off whatever maybe not but this is not a one off. This is the new regular. Yeah and like. That's the thing with justice flights. Like if they really wanted to they could cancel her flights and re Booker via Seattle or San Jose City And maybe put more people in planes but from what I've seen is just been masking insulations on her plate where Whitley were full. 'cause it's break here and no one's traveling now so these are all regional flights This is Portland Austin. Non-south is one seventy five thousand guys. No no it's it's not to Airbus seven seven. Three nine on the way back doesn't do anything at the regional contracts. It's it's the hipster expresses usually full. Well you know what's funny? Obsessed mention keep to honor their nose. Looking Newer Capetown is going out empty. Capetown Newark is coming back full. Everybody's evacuating Africa. Yeah it's crazy. Well that would cause I was wondering why they're running that play all the way through the end of the schedule and they cancelled everything else. I started looking at the loads mccaw. That makes more sense. Yeah there's a lot of very symmetrical loads right now Someone was saying the China Southern puts three eighties back on L. A. X. Three times a week now for those you worry that the eighties never fly again. At least for the very short period of time China Southern brought back by apparently the the SCUTTLEBUTT is empty coming into L. A. And full gone out with three Patriots Knees China as well so take with a grain of salt. It was shared by someone who is a Chinese national by suggesting that the Chinese of the United States are fearful especially in Los Angeles area. If you're full of the medical system WANNA get back to China where they think they'll be treated better. I think at this point China's probably the safest China or South Korea Safest PLACES TO BE. Certainly the most skilled incompetent in dealing with the situation. Exactly I I did find it interesting. That Singapore has now banned even transit passengers. I mean that's kind. I mean that's a. That's a new one for me now. There's a lot of countries doing now Part of that is they're they're not allowing entry of non residence and as flights are being canceled and operations are going to how they don't want to get stuck with someone who is now living in the airport
Airline stocks slammed by coronavirus fears
"One travel stocks getting hammered this morning following the new restrictions on travel delta American United Airlines Lufthansa and the I AG the parent to British Airways all down more than ten percent Air France lower by fourteen percent Norwegian cruises and royal Caribbean are down more than twelve percent on carnival cruises is off by about ten
European airlines suspend flights to and from Italy
"Major European airlines cancelling flights to and from Italy after the country put a nation wide lockdown in travel British Airways said today it's canceling all flights to Italy and couldn't confirm the status of future
It's an ill wind: Covid 19
"This week ill wind. It's an ill wind that blows nobody any good. And this week's wind is of course the cove nineteen corona virus outbreak. It's bad for most people but there are some upsides as we'll see in a moment I think the most serious aspect of all this is the uncertainty nobody knows is gonNA play out an already markets down serious consequences of beginning to. We don't know how dangerous viruses going to be all how far will spread by ninety nineteen. Spanish flu killed more people than ever died in the war times very different than there was limited understanding of the disease a No to treat infectious side effects like pneumonia governments decided that it would damage morale to tell the truth and in the US and Europe. Reports of the disease were widely suppressed. Medical advice was ignored a not shed with citizens so no bans on public gatherings and parades soldiers returning from the front with the infection spread widely through such events and eventually killed some fifty fifty million people across the world. That's a mortality rate of two to three percent. Saas which broke out in two thousand and three is another corona virus the maturity rate for that was ten percent but the number of cases was very much smaller less than nine thousand before the outbreak was stumped virus of nineteen as already seeing more than ten times the number of cases that occurred with Saas with a mortality rate of about three percent. That could be overstated. If not all cases of being recognized if more people are actually suffering from the virus then the percentage must be lower. We can only wait and see on that most fatalities occurring in patients with pre existing health problems but most people infected by Covy nineteen experience relatively mild symptoms. Nevertheless it's wrong to treat it like seasonal winter flu in the UK about six hundred people die from winter flu each year which is a lot less than a tenth of one percent. We just don't know how fog covered nineteen will spread but for the moment the mortality rate looks much higher. I don't want to speculate about future outcomes because we can really only just watch events unfold. That doesn't mean we take action in our lives businesses. If you don't risk assessment and work out all the different angles at your business could be impacted from you know sort of studies that you will already have done for the climate crisis and for brexit planning for risk is all about the supply chain and the supply chain goes both ways. I of the sleep. Your supplies motor manufacturer. Jaguar has warned that a shortage of components from China could lead to layoffs and suspended production in the next few weeks. They are by no means alone. But it's not only manufacturers that are affected British Airways rival Ryanair of canceled. Hundreds of flights is bound for travel drops amid fears about the spread of the virus. The moment a very small number of locations worldwide are affected but some people are still nervous about booking holidays. It's likely that the cruise lines will lose. Business with ships quarantined recently and fatalities on the passengers. It's well known that a norovirus can run right through closed environment like a ship. Few will want to take that risk. We've covered. Nineteen reluctance to travel is already affecting international conferences. I'm planning to go to one in Paris in August but I certainly have booked yet. What are the implications for twenty six? This is billed as the most important cop yet. The one where countries are brought up to the mark to fulfill the Paris accord obligations. We can't afford it not go ahead. The long-term stakes much higher than the immediate corona viruses. Use COULD COP. Twenty six be the first major international online conference. Surely we have the technology scholley. It's a showcase that the web conferencing companies can't afford to miss safari kids. Go both ways so while your supplies maybe secure your market. Maybe depressed on the other hand. If you're a Jaguar dealer with customers but no 'cause you still have a problem if the situation develops to the point that we are discouraged from visiting public spaces. High street retailers will suffer significantly. It'll be particularly by at restaurants unless they can replace bookings takeaway orders but no restaurant. Food is suitable for them. Supermarkets have seen an upsurge in orders for delivery and that trend is more than lies continue. Supermarkets are already working together to ensure that a range of products will always be available to provide a balanced diet while accepting the number of product. Lines that they can offer is likely to be much reduced. He's only good news at all as well reduced. Flights mean reduced emissions satellite imagery from above Wuhan in China. The site of the original outbreak shows a dramatic reduction in nitric oxide in the atmosphere Jew. Of course to the Infos treasurer of many factors in the area which in turn gives global customers? Supply-chain problems could people get used to life which involves consuming less and avoiding foreign travel? Oh will we see a rebound once? All this is over.
Airlines slash routes, asks staff to take unpaid leave over coronavirus
"Says new infections of the cove in nineteen virus have dropped dramatically in China but are surging elsewhere including in the U. S. which is now recorded six deaths all of them in Washington state king county health officer Jeff Duchin this infection can cause very serious disease and people particularly people who are older and have underlying health conditions for the six people who died were residents of the same nursing home more from correspondent Kris van cleave airlines have already suspended flights of the hot spots but they're canceling other ones and say there could be more to come businesses like Amazon and Google are suspending business traveler for tens of thousands of their employees that means bookings are soft airlines are worried some are telling employees to take unpaid leave in freezing wages British Airways because of declining demand has canceled right around two hundred flights so far for this month including twelve to JFK typically that's their most lucrative route CBS news update I'm Jim
Warren Buffett & Berkshire 2.0; Market Sell-Off
"Get right to the markets because the Dow just at its biggest point drop in history falling eleven hundred and ninety one points. That's thirteen hundred points this week alone. That's a drop of more than eleven percent and in fact the Dow is down almost thirteen percent from its highs the S. and P. Five hundred had its worst day since August of two thousand eleven and by the way. This is the fastest correction a ten percent drop from the highs in the history of the stock market happening. Just about six days. Let's provide a little bit of historical context. Role is like this does not happen very often. look back at similar four day routes in the Dow show they are usually tied to an event usually very specific event in nineteen ninety. Eight was the collapse of the massive hedge fund long term capital and the Russian financial crisis. The Dow then lost a thousand sixty three points or twelve percent in two thousand one. The September eleventh attacks resulted in twelve hundred point. Drop also a twelve percent drop then then the big one two thousand eight. The financial crisis led to a four day decline in the Dow more than fifteen hundred points and today it is the corona virus in a four day loss now of more than thirty two hundred percent. That was a big one for for some people but the big one was nine thousand. Nine hundred seventy wasn't really precipitated. By any specific event other than portfolio insurance combined with the Vortex Future selling twenty two percent in a day twenty two percent today. But I want to make a point about all of these In virtually every instance there was a firewall and when I mean by a firewall was there was some kind of action that was taken to end the route. The Fed announced plans Treasury in case two thousand eight and now seven plans back. During long term capital plans were made. There were things that there was a new piece of news which seemed to Provide some semblance of confidence back into the market and so the question in this instance is what could that piece of news be or do we continue to go south and told that piece of news emerges or on a Friday the Dow going to walk into this weekend to hold onto stock because it could be a thousand cases that happened over the weekend and I don't want it to be worst this week but I've already gone. I've already gone past that and I've decided that this market has discounted a lot already. That's what I'm saying even on a Friday we are now. I mean we're we're looking at the possibility of of having a negative GDP near-term not sometime in twenty twenty and in China. Maybe a flat zero. I said that it was if you really think. That's look I can give you lots of optimistic that it wasn't a distance what was I wasn't mild symptoms. I read that was like that should be good now. I know it's spreading it and that's the problem is if you have something that has very severe symptoms it burns itself out because it's the mortality rate that we're looking at. We're not looking at with thirty. Five Percent Merson agree with SARS. You had a ten percent. What's out Ebola's ninety percent singing? Look I agree and put some money into the S. and P. Five hundred yesterday because I thought okay. This is a big selloff but I also think what happens if you start to see school closures. I mean it's the human reaction don't you think I think we're anticipating market already reflect. You know you're going to see school. Closures don't close. They're going to be on the line. So the whole protocol is you have to have a protocol so boats going out to corporations all over America saying non essential international travel ixnay non-essential domestic travel. No good so then. The question is when does that kind of News Role? Oh I hear from the health of it when when you brought up long term capital. It's like a hedge fund goes belly up we're talking about a global endeavor. Coming seems so much more and there is no magic bullet. I mean I could get some type of some kind of some kind of therapeutic but I'm trying to look at rates is not going to do it. Probably not by definition if you go twelve percent from the highs in the quickest time ever the market is discounting something really quickly nick and also. I'm not looking for silver linings. Although I think we shouldn't be all all gloom and doom necessarily but short sharp corrections typically are ones that are eventually settled by pockets gaming. Absolutely there's a hockey stick to this. At some point. The question is your. I'm worried about a big you. I know I'm no worry about that. Actually looking for me you. Just tell me what he along a hockey. Tell me what is the thing? That's going to flip it. That's what I did you ever know what the thing was before. No that's tough right now. Really in hindsight. You're you're acting like we knew something that was happening. There was real fear eighty. We had no idea how that was going to play itself out. I mean when you see all the Dow points single digits. That day I was looking at American Express at four dollars a share my screen. You weren't right now. We're in high school. Whs Anders Joke. What what how does it compare to nine hundred twenty nine? I was not there for twenty nine but I was there as a stockbroker just soil in my wares in nineteen eighty-seven under my desk. It was horrific and every time we go through that you don't know the Black Swan Event and don't know the the white dove Avec some updates on corona virus and the market selloff around the world in Europe. Travel disruptions have hit airlines thin air and I aged which owns British Airways have issued. Profit warnings in Germany's government has reportedly quarantined thousand people in town in the western part of the country in South Korea Hyundai Motor closed one of its factories. After a worker tested positive for the corona virus the total number of cases. There is above twenty three hundred Tokyo. Disney will close this weekend through March fifteenth. Japan has suspended all elementary junior high and high schools in the country for most of March New Zealand has confirmed its first case of Corona virus and Nigeria confirmed the first case in sub Saharan Africa and in China where this whole story began the total number of reported. Cases is nearing seventy nine thousand. Do we believe China when they say that that it looks like the severity is is less than he is leave. China's you believe medical expert who we had on yesterday. Who said look as they send people back to work? It's going to pick up again if people China did the right thing by shutting things down and sort of eighty thousand if you stopped at somewhere near eighty or one hundred thousand in a country with one point two billion people. I think the measures China took helped tremendously by really seriously shutting things down but now they are worried about the economic impact of that and sending people back door. I'd certainly I went to the gym yesterday and I told a guy that I know there who works I said. I hope you've saved some money because you're no one's going to be here in two weeks in my own line. I'm afraid and I'm discounting the worst case scenario and I'm not sure that comes to pass I I asked you know all all the machines sweating on machines. You think people are GonNa go there looking at the lunch. I think you're right but I also have already discounted. Maybe the market has discounted right. You don't head of this new stuff going to the gym to go based on yesterday just said but seriously I mean all the weights people. I couldn't help but think if you were there you'd be like you need things down but at the same time it's like this too will pass people here headlines like this and they get concern particularly as they headed to a weekend. A lot of this stuff is not the individual investor saying. Let me sell everything. I have a lot of this stuff is de leveraging where you have trigger effects with the counts that have to sell mass selling program orders. This is not the individual sitting home. Saying I don't want to own stocks anywhere right not seeing that. The first thousand point day was very unsettling. And then
"british airways" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Which is British Airways that down seven percent we've got run it down ten percent easyjet down eleven percent both budget airlines here in the U. K. Lufthansa is down six percent to six percent I'm a new intercontinental hotels or IHG Holiday Inn down six and a half percent so it is the usual suspects along with obviously the basic resource sector has concerns about impacts to supply chains in global Damone hello prices and commodity prices in general so it's a pretty broad based selloff and I think there's potential for an awful lot more to go and actually I'm surprised it's taken so long for investors to wake up to the risks this coronavirus could bring to the global economy because let's face it it's not really new phenomenon we've been talking about it for the last month or so so what explains the violent reaction we're seeing this morning given that corona virus has been something that the markets have been watching since it broke out in Wuhan more than a month ago it's quite simple really nice it is because it's spread beyond a user ID some broken and it's a it's a lease and its lease in a lock down in the in a lot of Sentinel initially airing in quarantine a northern Italy is really the economic engine of the Italian economy and let's not forget in queue for the Italian economy contracted so if you go north initially and not down that's bad news not only for its like please also bad news for Europe and the European economy in general because it's gonna be very very difficult for European countries to limit movements of people throughout the continent when you have free movement of people as part of the single market so the big question is can they contain this outbreak all the corona virus I think Cohn how far across Europe is going to spread you know there had been talk even before the corona virus reached Europe that there was going to be a need for fiscal stimulus in the eurozone on due to the possibility of further global economic slowdown over and above what's happening now does that put more pressure on governments to to do something about this with corona virus now their doorstep it will put more pressure on them but I'm not sure how any Sony fiscal stimulus will help also million for law all of the economic recovery that we've seen over the course of the past twelve to eighteen months has been very consumer if you have a pandemic the first thing you do is you locked down the movement of people and you put them in quarantine in that pre that prevents them from going out and spending money it goes that prevents them from going on being productive so ultimately I think for many of fiscal stimulus isn't likely to help in the short to medium term in the long term it might have an economic benefit but it's certainly not going to help stock valuations in the short term not only I think what investors are going to have to get used to is the fact that we're going to get an awful lot more profit warnings over the course of the next few weeks and months as economic activity across Europe gets hit quite substantially I mean we'd call anecdotal reports already the falcons team is holding back and I'm gonna give you a good example here and here and here in the U. K. based a village in Oxford is a very funny return destination for Chinese tourists ninety percent drop in full full over the course of the last two three months simply because when I have a Chinese New Year Chinese people tend to travel they haven't been doing that so they're not going out they're not shopping and as a result you sing returns getting hit as well that we are obviously seeing the equity market hit this morning certainly Michael Hewson chief market analyst at CMC markets with us from London this morning thanks so much for your insights Karen thank you it is five.
How the TPG mobile app will change your travel strategy
"Coming to you from Austin Texas which happens to be the second largest teepee g office. We've got a team of fifteen engineers and product people working on the TV APP and one of our newest hires here. In Austin is a legend in the points. World he is. The founder of travel is free dot com which has been called the goat of all miles points blogs. I'm really excited to announce it he is now a part of TB G. and he's going to be leading development of tools and we're GONNA learn all about that today so drew macomer. Thank you so much for joining us today. Yeah Man Thank You. So drew your foremost expert in points miles. I mean you know these programs in out someone listening like what are some of the tools you've created. What are some of the other apps that you use a lot of times people are like? Where do I begin becoming an expert? What's your advice for that? Well I'd say first of all. Just start earning. Because it's hard if I were just explain to someone who's never heard of it. I'm sure you've seen this where there is. You can see that. They're checking out so I just say. Start earning the points and then once you have them and you go to use them you'll really learn and you'll retain that information because you're going to book a trip. So then it's about maximizing the miles you have if you go to my resource pay so travel is free dot com slash resources. There is a number of resources like this one is a chart that tells you which websites search for which airlines so for example like on American Airlines. It kills me when people search for Hong Kong. You'RE GONNA pay peak pricing to fly on an American jet right when the cafe. Experience is probably so much is so much better than any class of service Ryan. It's probably you know if available half the price or less but people don't know because it doesn't show up online so exactly you're a resource page each currency that you have and where you're trying to redeem you highlight what's not gonNA show online because exactly so for example a so someone who has American Airlines Miles. You have to call to book. People assume that airline websites show everything. But they don't but teaching yourself how to use British Airways Qantas you can search for the availability and then pick up and call. What are some of the other tools that you're particularly proud of for helping people? Mac Smicer points. We'll definitely the one that is used. The most her kind of brings people back are all the hotel maps. So if you have high at points or Marriott points or is g points you can look at where all the five thousand hotels are and there are nice. Five thousand point hotels across the world in each program filter by category on xactly. What are some of those hotels that are like low categories that you've been really impressed by? Are there any ones that in particular that you've loved while you know they always changed So some of them have probably changed a lot. One is in India. They have a park. Hyatt I think in Keanae. That's five thousand points. So where else are you gonNa stay at a Park Hyatt five thousand points? It's just not gonNA happen so honestly anywhere in India China. You're always gonNA get those deals so if you're really wanting to chase deals you could do
"british airways" Discussed on AFF on AIR Podcast
"Frequent flyer even if you fly often with Qantas and even if it's your main airline you don't necessarily have to credit all of your flights to the Qantas OPTUS frequent flyer program and in quotas points in status credits. If you're flying off with lots of other one ward airlines well it could make more sense to use the British Ede's executive club program. Now I'll start off by saying the British Airways doesn't technically allow Australia New Zealand residents to join the Executive Club program but there are some easy ways to get around this. For example you could list the address of an overseas friend or relative or you could conveniently how forget how to spell Australia until eighty live in a country that borders Germany and Switzerland. Not that I told you that but yeah there are a few reasons. If you did want to join that you might want to make the switch to be a and a lot of these have to do with status now. Firstly does not penalize you for flying with other one would airlines in the same way that Qantas does and just to give you an example if you're flying with Malaysia Airlines from Sydney to London and back in business class not only will Qantas this award. You status credits and points at flexible economy rates rather than the actual business class rate. But there's also a significantly reduced rate that applies to Malaysia Airlines flights. On those routes. So with Qantas he'd be earning I think it's around hunter native status credits for that round trip raise to credit the exact same flights to the British Airways Executive Club program in six hundred t points which is enough to reach the equivalent of Qantas Gold status. So it's around more than three times the rate over at British Airways and that's just one example. The other thing with British Airways is that they do. You have better benefits for very frequent flyers earned status with British Airways that is going to anyone would status which he can use when you fly with Qantas Airlines but in addition to like a Qantas has platinum one status but British Airways has what it calls. Gold guest list and these are additional benefits frequent flyers that any additional points beyond the requirements for gold status me and keeping my British Airways gold status is equivalent of Qantas platinum platinum or one would emerald and there are some very very decent benefits available for example. If you in two thousand five hundred points nearby get a goat upgrade for two out of three thousand five hundred points. He gets to go upgrade for one vouchers and at five thousand points he get a Concord Green Card. If you weren't five thousand points in the also receive goad ghastliest benefits this entitles you to give away one gold executive club part Nakada and who silver cards. So that's basically the equivalent of one quotas platinum and two Qantas gold cards in the one world equivalents. You can also book up to five or would seeds..
"british airways" Discussed on AFF on AIR Podcast
"Qantas's yet it to reveal what it plans to do with its newly-acquired slot at Haneda airport. It will either add a second daily Sydney Haneda frequency awards flights from Melbourne to NATO. Let's Home Airlines has confirmed that it will leave the one mode alliance Auma. I woke Tober. Two Thousand and twenty. You'll continue to receive one benefits. It's onl- Tom Airlines until then but after October next year you no longer to be able to use low Tom as part of a one world award ticket or a one would explorer around the world. Oh ticket Tom will remain a Qantas partner. Airline say you'll still be able to any redeem quotas points Philo. Tom Flights going forward. But you won't be able to end Qantas status credits on flats with an l a flight number after the leaves one. Would you also won't receive one word. Status benefits like lounge access excess once look. Tom Is no longer in one mode. So the loss of Tom from one. What is quite a big blow for travelers South America?.
"british airways" Discussed on AFF on AIR Podcast
"Who this is a if the strain frequent flyer podcast bringing you the latest news? Tips and tricks for stranding travelers. Get Welcome to episode so twenty five of on air and happy Black Friday and cyber Monday. We can't it Saturday. The thirtieth of November two thousand nineteen. And I'm your host Matt Graham coming up in today's episode Whitey British Airways Executive Club program could be a good alternative to Qantas frequent flyer. ridesharing service UBER launches..
"british airways" Discussed on NewsRadio 1080 KRLD
"Three percent of British Airways pilots voted to go on strike they're the ones I'm representing this dispute they're the ones I'm trying to broker a deal for. the ones the cloud back on top of the box office. the sequel to the recent remake of the Stephen King classic it took in ninety one million dollars over the weekend the second highest opening ever for a horror movie trailing only its predecessor which took in one hundred twenty three million on its opening weekend angel has fallen was a distant second followed by good boys two thirteen it's time for the cowboys report dak Prescott four touchdown performance in the cowboys thirty five seven to win over the giants yesterday ended up getting most of the attention but a lot also was paid was he kill Elliott play just days after ending is forty day hold out in signing a contract extension well the it was limited to fifty three yards rushing bunt scored a touchdown head coach Jason Garrett assessed Elian stay I thought he did a good job you know obviously you missed a lot of time in training camp and just practice three days this past week so we wanted to be mindful of how many reps we gave him in the game I thought we did a pretty good job of that he ended up in a couple longer drives in the first half so I think you got up over thirty five snaps in the game but seem like he handled it well a look like you ran the ways he runs you know I know over time when you practice a little bit more and it's a little bit more game experience we'll get more more comfortable but he's a really good football player it's great to have back dated parole newsradio ten eighty KRLD coming up update on the rack in Lewisville will obey traffic and weather together on the aide said three minutes get breaking.
"british airways" Discussed on Security Now
"Details from British Airways customers <hes> for let's see April May and June for three months <hes> back in twenty eighteen. I didn't know there was such a thing as a web based card skimmer. That's awesome yeah so it was it was infected Java script right which got in there and was capturing there you know all of their credit card information while they were putting it in so I don't know <hes> seems you feel like they're being scapegoated because they're big names and yeah and they've got deep pockets and like to add a sinks idea instead of finding him in collecting him in you know blinding your coffers. Make them spend that money on security saying like good now. You'RE GONNA spend ninety nine million dollars to make your system more secure and we want to seats. I think that makes a lot go better yeah. You know I guess if they're not sitting up paying attention to the hacks. Maybe the fine would get companies pay attention but doesn't feel like that no and <hes> did this information commissioner Elizabeth Denim in the U._k.. She she said the G._D._p.. Are makes it clear that organizations must be accountable for the personal data they hold biscuit include carrying out proper due diligence when making a corporate acquisition and an putting in place proper accountability measures to assess that only what personal data has been acquired but also how it is protected personal data she says has a real value so organizations have illegal duty to ensure. I'm sure it security just like they do with any other asset. If that doesn't happen we will not hesitate to take strong action when necessary to protect the rights of the public so you know I guess S. I guess I hope that they can't simply levy a fine. They I hope that that if for example in this case Marriott says no prove that we were negligent then there will be an investigation that the that that I see oh has to like you know <hes> <hes> undertake in order to demonstrate eight Marriott's negligence post acquisition 'cause she saying that they have an obligation even for organizations that they acquire so you know you imagine Marietta did something I mean we talked about at the time there was some you know looking at what it is that they're getting. They missed it clearly but you know everyone makes mistakes anyway. It'll be interesting to see how this how this plays out but I agree with you. Just telling them you you. We're we're going to we're going to force you to spend this money to make yourself stronger like well okay. We didn't want to spend it that way but it's better than you guys having it as you said the alighting the coffers didn't seem right speaking of fines although in this case of it's it's a different different nature because it was a policy decision that they are being hit with remember a few months ago. When we talked about Mark Mark Mark Mark Mark Zuckerberg addressing his shareholders and stating that they had set aside? I think those were his words some billions with a B. of dollars for an expected Federal Trade Commission fine in a settlement of the in the infamous Cambridge at Politica tied Privacy Violations Well The Wall Street Journal just reported that F._t._C. Commissioners have voted and approved a five five billion dollar settlement with facebook so there's a slap and <hes> you know certainly I in this case..
"british airways" Discussed on Miles Away
"But british airways is kind of avoidable if you're in the u._k. And trying to get somewhere else i'm a big low cost fan so norwegian comes to mind and norwegian predominantly flies to gatwick especially in those transatlantic flights that u._s. Flyers might be taking from new york mark and miami l._a. San francisco chicago wherever it is they find a gatwick and notice to that norwegian actually flies to handful destinations around around europe from gatwick as well so you could potentially. I've seen even connections. If i'm looking from the new york area somewhere else in europe. I've seen gatwick connections. Yeah i would take those seriously because norwegian also is one of the only carriers in europe the offer wifi for free on intra-european flights. Let's say only thing you'll get for free. Though isn't it yeah yeah essentially but as long as you know what to expect as far as baggage don't take a big check in bag and expect to get because you won't the other locals car is will give you absolutely lino thing so at least that's right. They don't even have wifi for for purchasing. Some cases nice cases and of course london is one of the most connected cities in the world so you could fly most of the album carriers from the u._s. Obviously a lot of international airlines as well and so your options when it comes to redeeming points of miles or are pretty pretty vast the challenge though is taxes and fees so i actually wanna take some listener questions before we jump into towels so drew ass. Is there any way to avoid the crazy easy. High taxes unrewarded redemptions through in london and i think what you're talking about is the air passenger duty as part one but also a attached some crazy fuel surcharges especially in premium cabins. It's a struggle to get away from them. The government imposed taxes if you wanna leave london or the u._k. You're going to have have to pay them. There are some ways to get around it though but they take a bit of ducking and diving if you fly of jersey or inverness those two places in the u._k. Where you don't pay p._d. So starting cutting your fly in either of those places option and also leaving the u._k. To start you fly and flying home from somewhere else. That's the best piece of advice really is the only way to galvin. It also opens up options for other airlines who don't charges crazy fuel surcharges. Good examples might be taking madrid flying iberia where fuel surcharges way low and you'd have to pay a._p._d. Hopping over to dublin and flying on lingus or flying anywhere else in europe and flying on the various european airlines back to north america car remembering that to fly from london or other cities in the u._k. To these places super cheap and super-quick dublin you can often get flights for fifteen pounds or twenty any pounds you know twenty five dollars and it might take you fifty minutes the flight i've actually done london city to dublin the advantage of that is you don't have to get out to heathrow gatwick nick and you don't have to deal with the crazy security lines and immigration and everything and so it's less than an hour flight i think from london city dublin it's really fun. Take off to 'cause it's a really steep departure just because of the noise abatement procedures that they have there and so i- saved many hundreds of dollars by beginning my trip home from dublin so my booked really cheap i think like fifty pound ticket from london city to dublin ingesting the i have been known to fly from london to dublin to start ticket that dan rutz back through london so by starting in dublin coming back to london and then taking the flight you were going to take any way be a huge amount of the taxes and i've done that a couple of times to be careful not to skip skip that first leg otherwise they'll cancer your entire itinerary can't skip that first dublin london leg and just hope to hop on that second london to wherever because you have to be there for that first one and then another thing that i recommend is is flying into london beginning year europe for peer and so from wherever in the world you're coming from into london or the u._k. Start your trip here and then fly out of another country for u._k. People we love certain things like using virgin miles which are very easy to collect data. <hes> business classes fifty thousand points and five dollars sixty to fly to the case as a really great way to save on taxes. It's quite good redemption. All of miles miles just need to find that availability alex asks. Are there any new exciting. North american to london routes coming up and be has actually expanded quite a bit over the last year. I know they they launched new orleans right. <hes> there's a palestinian charleston. Nashville austin's been going for quite a few years now and that's been actually engaged aged a few times. I think to a seven forty seven but they're definitely getting creative. When it comes to north american destinations i heard alex cruz british airways c._e._o. Speaking about you know why a he and british airways are launching flights to these kind of second tier american cities and really it's comes out to the fact that they have no transatlantic ends atlantic connections nonstop and it seems like they've been able to kind of maximize on these routes in promoting nonstop routes from say charleston into london and then from there you can get anywhere in europe and it makes sense and i think if you're live around charleston for example if we live in louisiana somewhere near looking to go to europe and it makes sense to be able to drive just to new orleans rather than maybe driving to dallas or somewhere. That's a little bit farther off again. I mean even if you're continuing beyond the u._k. As you're coming back into the u._s. you have to your first point of entry. That's where you go through immigration. You've got a claim your bag there. You know sometimes sometimes you have to worry about connections right and so connecting in europe can be a lot easier than connecting back in the u._s. On your way home and i think other than a and other than those kind of cities we we just talked about unfortunately we saw the collapse of wow air which kind of took away an option for getting between the u._s. and europe at the same time westjet which which is a former. I guess still a low cost carrier canadian. They just took delivery of new dreamliner aircraft and they're flying those between london and calgary now which is exciting one to one lie flat in business class which is really exciting for a low cost carrier not any points in miles options there that that you can really take advantage of but at the same time a fraction of the price of what you'd pay for life flat with british airways or another full cost competitor and i've noticed in in general especially to asia but also europe sometimes the fares can be considerably less out of canada so if you book a separate ticket to say toronto or calgary or halifax faxer or somewhere else and then you know fly from there you might save a bit over a nonstop from the u._s. Us you guys are playing the same tricks we do. We call us. I guess you're doing your own xuxa. Yes yes trips absolutely and then once the 737 max returns to service. I think they're going to resume with the halifax service. That would air canada. Actually i think his air canada launched a couple of new max flights from eastern canada nor answering canada to on an as well. Emily loves a random the far east coast to europe route. I am a big fan of norwegians newburgh to newburgh and and so when it comes to hotel options. I found that the hotels in london are very expensive and i mean i guess you could say the same about new york but we're talking like if you come during the summer. If you wanna stay at a five-star chain hotel i mean you're easily looking at six hundred dollars a night op even with the current favorable exchange rate and so it does present some good options options to redeem your points instead emily. You're you're mentioning the conrad. You've stayed at yeah when i first moved here. The great joy of special with that was your home yeah. It was my home away from my home was really nice property. I highly recommend the conrad that said when i was saying there they were renovating the a club lounge the executive lounge some a hilton diamond member thinks my hilton aspire card and have access to the executive lounge but at the time they were renovating it so i'm curious to see what it looks like now but overall to really nice property great location by saint james's park and can walk up to kind of hyde park and buckingham palace. This is not too far off but you're in a really nice location great service great breakfast buffet and when i look the cash rate seemed somewhat reasonable for a hotel of that here sure but this is one example where you might really struggle to find decent redemption rates especially with hilton's variable pricing the cheapest i could find one hundred and thirty nine thousand <unk> honors points per night and it was four hundred dollars on that night so definitely you know look at the cash rates to don't just jump points as far as points redemptions. There are plenty of of options with marriott that are fairly reasonable. One hotel i really like with height is the size and so i've stated that before and it's just twenty thousand higher points per night even when rates can be six hundred dollars an up and so that's definitely redemption to keep in mind for sure as far as marriott though i've stayed at the w. w lester square is that how you pronounce it yeah. That's me good jobs to sco ester square which is very expensive cash but fixed it sixty thousand points per night so that is definitely wanted to consider. There's not too far from there when i looked at a little bit less with cash but also sixty thousand points per night there's sharpton and and the london edition actually both of these even though the cash rates are very different also sixty thousand marietta points per night london edition. I've heard good things about. I haven't stayed stayed there by being in their lifetimes vehicle restaurant attached to it called burners tavern. It looks great. Points guy himself stays there. Wow all right. It's gotta be a classic joint joint nikki you had mentioned the intercontinental park lane as well. Have you been in there before. Have you see there. I've been in their time having stayed that ground lodge a hotel right on hyde park and if you can get good rates there. I don't know what the points rates are per night. Basically it's it's at the upper end definitely for h._d. He's seventy thousand points per night. Considering the cash rates can exceed six hundred dollars there as well. If you have i h e points to burn that is nice property in a really nice location emily..
"british airways" Discussed on The Atheist Experience
"Certainly invented something they have nology they were using technology before christianity says they're adam and eve even existed that's all right because you see other day i found out the during the revolutionary illusionary war heroes came on and took out here our first the british airways they're coming and they're british airways obscene all those means online anyways is that the church street all say no i just i just wanna know if that was satisfactory answer 'cause i've got some more oughta graduates are great answer i wanna thank you guys very very knowledgeable and thank you frankie church religions got what they wanted our control and then they she had done it but you know i don't know what could ever stop the rain i don't know i think it's a but also on do it is that i'm gonna let you go franken inception are gonna talk about this a little bit off air but we appreciate you thanks man a what can we do about it it's being done yeah first of all religion is on the decline they the nuns any user here in the united states yet a worldwide as well in some demographics but but this whole thing about religion they wanted they got power and everything else right now there are people who are convinced that things were as bad as they could be and normally i would recommend they raid like stephen pickers book the better angels furniture and stuff but there are people who pool that it's far as i'm concerned i'm living in the best of all times ever that seems redundant but the thing that strikes me is that there's a backlash there's a backlash from particularly from begets who used to be in a position where they could push people around an exercise control and what they're seeing as their religions lose control over individuals and as society changes and we learn more is that they're not is able to do that as they were and so now you're getting louder voices more violent voices are more violent people in part of this doesn't mean the situations worse it's smaller pockets of people editors from my perspective like the last flailing gas so the drag secret animal yeah you know 'em and i look at that is positive because the data shows that things are improving and that the power that rested with this particular groups of hateful people on is diminishing i know it doesn't always feel like prepare yourself because you're about to get a ton emails from people telling you why the world is needs to be burned to the ground and i have to start over from square one i get it and i know how they got there and they're not entirely wrong and if if you take nothing else away 'cause were were not digging in on this topic is too many other call not enough hours in the day the solution to most everything is better education but one thing that happened in the nineteenth century there were people who were there view on religion was we've solved that problem let the little peons keep their religion in will stick with science and it created this this break between public perceptions of an intellectual is it also set us back because those people were not on watch for what could happen so in the nineteen fifties that's all of a sudden when we get the mccarthy era stuff and the national motto the united states changes from e pluribus unum to in god we trust it's when they start slapping at on the money in nineteen fifty four 'em that backlash is because people did not continue to put pressure towards a more.
"british airways" Discussed on AM 1590 WCGO
"Payment. Like, if you if a if there was a transaction that was made by visa MasterCard, American, Express, Diners Club, etc. And win a transaction is made and found to be fraudulent then an automatic charge that can occur. In other words. The retailer it was responsible for securing that payment enough educating it can suffer a law. So so when British Airways had their had their their mega cart. Breach where the card skimming breach. None of their customers lost money. We came back to to the company. Yes. The customer may have lost money, but the customer is reimbursed. Right. And that's what the charge is back. Yeah. Okay. What can we do anything? We can do. I mean, if a company if we go if we give our credit card to a company, we think you're secure and they're not security. I mean, we no way he'll cook. Can we even protect ourselves from that? Well, as a consumer you need to make sure that you're looking for secure websites. You should see HTTPS. That's right. Interestingly one of the things that Magna car did that was kind of genius on their end is they actually license security certificates while is available. So that nobody could identify those smart. They had nobody ever said they were stupid. They're very devious, and they're very smart, and they're very capable. And they have they have increased power in processing power nothing. Yes. Absolutely. But but does real the real protection mechanism that needs to take place? Here is from the retailer the merchant.
"british airways" Discussed on Kickass News
"Is that the victory that you relish the most? I talk about a number of similar victories right in the book. They. British Airways tried to drive us out of business and we took them to court. We win the biggest liable damages in history, and it happened to be Christmas time. We just distributed them to lost stuff equally at Christmas, and it became known as the British Airways, Christmas bonus and it and it was it was ready, ready, ready, ready, happy moment for Seoul. Those another story. I tell them the book when there was a new managing director of t. mobile, which is a mobile phone company in the UK and this man, we had a joint venture with them and he decided to try to invoke a clause in one of our contracts which would have given him. The one hundred percent of the Hsieh's for one pound shares were worth over a billion billion pounds, and and we took him to court and the judge was so angry with him that he handed all this has to us. One pound. So we walked away with half a billion pounds worth prophet as a result of that cool case, and that definitely put a big smile on face to. Do you ever worry as the head of a multibillion dollar company that one day virgin may be seen as the Goliath to some young, upstart, David. Well, I think foolishly burgeon is made up of lots of little companies, and then each of those companies. The the competitive company in their field. So budget Antic is still the competitive company to British Airways. Oh, maybe, yeah, fetching collect take. I mean, may maybe some people could argue that we don't have any well, we, we still go eat on Muskie's epic competition and Jeff Bezos. He's pretty big. So I think by buying large where we are more the the, the David rather than the cloth in most fields where we're going to take a quick break and then I'll be back with more with Sir, Richard Branson when we come back in just a moment..
"british airways" Discussed on AvTalk - Aviation Podcast
"They gave me some other stuff as well, including a model of triple seven that you know, we'll we'll give away and British Airways. They always give me a small model to auction offer to give away which is nice and spirit. This year actually spirit came through believe it or not in one of the things they have which I haven't even talked about yet. But probably mention it before. But actually have some free tickets to give away spirit. That's a new. Bishen here while I still have the southwest drink coupon that I won last year. That's right. We'll give anything away. It doesn't really matter. There have been some really awful things that nobody has wanted. But that's okay. There's a lot of stuff that we didn't think anyone would want. But they did anyway. So that's always nice, dad. I'll be there this year with or twenty four keychains and lanyard HS and some hats of our own. So we'll definitely be giving those away if hopefully people actually want those Brett tell us when exactly the event is taking place, and where it is just so people know exactly where to go if they wanna show up. Sure. So it is at day September twenty second. And it's officially from eleven to one out here it LAX. I have never left nets probably never left before two o'clock is my guess on that. The event runs from one Brett shows up to win Brett lead. I mean it starts before. I get there there definitely people who fly in in the morning and just go over and hang out and watch airplanes in the park. And you know, I tend to get there about eleven and then I tend to hang around until the end whenever people start dispersing. But at some point people decide they're going to move over to the other side of the airfield to get better photos, or whatever might be. So there's a little park across the street from the in and out at LAX. I don't remember the address off hand, but it's on supposedly boulevard, and it's just lower. We'll put a link in a map in the show notes. Okay. Perfect can find it. So right across from the in and out there. There's a little park, and you can just hang out. This really is not an organized thing. At all. The point is just show up watch airplanes have burger and hang out and talk shop with people, and that's part of the fun. And I know sometimes, you know, these airlines that are giving me things say, well, how many people do you think you're gonna show up, and I say, well, I don't know there's no ours VP will could be ten thousand it could be too. I don't know. But there are literally. Tens of. I would say we probably had maybe about seventy five or so, you know, like, I said it was more because the NYC folks that were there. So, you know, maybe it will be the same, but you never know any given weekend or, hey, if the if the loads are bad and a lot of the non ribs can't make it out then that hurts too. So you never know who's gonna show up, but it's always good group. And it's always fun to to just talk to all kinds of people about the stuff. We all love why I'm looking forward to joining in person for the first time, and I hope lot of other people are going to be able to make the trip or if they can't make the trip this year than they can start planning about the same time next year. I guess the secret now is not check the UCLA UCLA football schedule. And you'll know generally what weekend it's gonna happen. Yeah. That's right. It's always September. So it's generally the middle to end of September. You can play with it that way. I guess Brett thanks so much for joining us. And we will see you soon breath Schneider of cranky flier. Can be found on Twitter as cranky flier and check out his blog, which has some really great insights into the airline industry, which will have to have him back on at some point to discuss that even further breath. Thanks so much for joining us. Yeah. Happy to be here. I'm looking forward to seeing you next week. Thanks so much..
"british airways" Discussed on Global News Podcast
"It's experienced in twenty years of running a website. He told Justin Webb what data he thinks has been stolen name, address, Email address creek are information that would be credit card number, of course, expiration dates and the three letter code in the back of the credit card, right? So no IT era information, no frequent flyer data. No passport data has been compromised, but enough information from the con-. For it to be used, correct. And if cards are used and people come to you and say, we've lost money. What will you say to that? We are one hundred percent committed to compensate them period. I had more from business correspondent Thayer legged this data breach in terms of overall size wasn't one of the bigger ones. We've seen three hundred. Nine thousand people is still a lot. What's interesting about this one is the nature of the information that the hackers were able to take. So it included names addresses and credit county tells and the credit county tolls included expiry dates and three digit security numbers. So everything you would need in fact, in order to use those credit card details and online transactions than sewn. Now, one thing we're trying to get to the bottom of at the moment is how the hackers got hold of the three digit security numbers because under international banking standards, companies aren't meant to retain that information. And British Airways insisted didn't store that information. So how did the hackers get it? That's a key point. Also. What's the stolen data encrypted. The company won't say, citing the ongoing police investigation. So there are a lot of unanswered questions, but one theory that's being put forward by security analysts that I've been speaking to is the BA's website may have had third party software on it. For example, adverts running on one of its pages which contained militia software, which was able to scoop out customer details as they were being typed in now. That's just a theory is one theory that's doing the rounds, but suddenly there are a lot of questions unanswered at the moment and the nature of the data taken makes this a particularly serious security breach. Yeah. How common is it? The those three digits, the key security digits act. It's uncommon. A loss of hacking incidents, involve the stealing of encrypted data. So data stored in company databases where you have different levels of security and whether example a credit card number. If you look at the data in its encrypted form, you'd see a few numbers at the beginning of few numbers. At the end. The middle bit would be missing and you need virus mess. Thirds in order to unlock that including the three digit security code. So thank kind of information has been stolen number of cases, the theft of the three digit security code because it is not normally stored is much rarer, and it's also makes the hack itself much of it. Yeah, and also much more warring for British Airways and the shareholders and everybody who's concerned with this? Yes. Well, obviously, very worrying for British Airways customers that the company says it informed them as soon as it could. It began sending out emails communicating through social media. Now, anecdotal evidence suggests that with some customers, at least that information hasn't been getting through. Perhaps it should British Airways says itself is said, if any customers do end up out of pocket, then it's one hundred percent committed to compensating them what we haven't seen so far is any evidence of mass fraud. We haven't got reports flowing in of people who bought British Airways tickets, then having an account site, the may be cases of this, but we're not aware of any as yet business correspondent THEO legged. For disease x. have become increasingly popular among young people in Ghana. The products which are mostly sold in markets used by young men to boost this actual performance, but just bought in these local aphrodisiacs and what could be the possible side effects on consumers. Thomas nutty has been funny out. In Ghana Iman. Sexual prowess is unimportant part of his identity. So if there are problems in that department is not something a man will talk about really. There's even a freeze will open either which means you cannot satisfy ill lady in bed for many men. This is embarrassing. And so they tend to aphrodisiac products which are sold on the street. They have interesting names like long Jenny stone and common. Do. Warming Marseille in crop. It's a very busy area in the capital. I can see a number of retailers of local aphrodisiacs by the route side during breaks business. Some of the products are impounded..
"british airways" Discussed on Computer Talk with TAB
"Do our best to help you out four lines open on the Saturday morning. I know it's gorgeous. I know it's going to be kind of a crappy week and you're like, I'm going to enjoy the weather while I got not gonna call some Guinness studio, but we're here to help you out. Feel free to get online, and we'll read some news here. As we wait for your calls. British Airways, they've had issues in the past. They have a system and it's called the Amadeus system. And just recently that huge failure that caused the grounding of flights around the world. And when I say just recently as a couple of days ago, and basically it was from there Amadeus system, and I was hoping that would give us the ability to bump into that because how often do you get a chance to play the Amadeus tune from the eighties, but. They found that they couldn't get people on the plane because they're waiting for a load sheet. And so basically a load sheet has to do with knowing what you have for fuel weight, cargo weight, and people wait. So British Airways, newer, they wanted to go. They had all the people paid for all of them are sitting in the terminal ready to go. But the silly cloud based system called Amadeus was down and the Clinton print out the load sheet so they couldn't could leave. They didn't do make sure that the plane's not gonna fall out of the sky because it's overweight. And this is starting to get ridiculous. We're hearing this over and over and over again about these cloudy systems that go down and entire entire airlines or entire airports or down. Now, we work with our customers that deal with simple things like scheduling, right, and they've got, you know, a medical billing system or or a e HR system that relies upon scheduling where you're gonna have a patient walk in the door. And if your systems down, you're not going to know what the schedule is. So what do we recommend? They do print it out print a couple of days out ahead advance just in case something goes down. I guess the folks at the British Airways, even though Amadeus gone down over and over and over again, have not done that. Now. I don't know how instantaneous they're going to get that low cheat. Like, you know, what do they do back in the seventies when they all did it by hand, but you'd think you could print this out in advance and know if your plane's going to be to heavier, not. So they can take off. It's all it is, is my plane going to be too heavier, not and but no, they're not preparing for that. There always sitting around toolan thumbs waiting for days to come back up and I'll put the link up here for you, but you should see all the upset Twitter posts happening. We'll having if I'm a desk got a virus and you know, had to take a few days off the wrist. Get well. Yeah, they, these, there's people are just just a incensed about having to be sitting around for something this this silly. So come on guys. I know the cloud is very on waste paper. Come on. We got the hat lower carbon footprint. You gotta come up with some redundancies. You can't expect the system to always be up. You're kind of silly to keep thinking. It's going to always be up. You need some backups. You need to have some manual backups that work so that you're not relying on it. What else you got Bob? Anything else when the bring him? Oh, yeah. I got NASA Ames for moon space station for living astronauts in the next ten years. Ten years, really? Yeah. The gateway would linger in lunar orbit, making long-term missions, feasible, okay. National is reportedly planning to place a small space station in the moon's orbit by the mid twenty twenty s the lunar orbital platform. Gateway facility would make regular manned missions to moons more feasible USA radio.
"british airways" Discussed on Travelogue
"Lines one of them french be a love french b b e and they they used to be french blue but then when they realize they wanted to start flying out of the us airports they thought they might run into some confusion perhaps jet blue so they said and they just have a few routes but they're flying the a three fifty which is a wide body but that's the airbus version of the dreamliner the seven eight seven and that is a state of the art plane so that's also standing the sort of you know the new entrance startup airline model on its head because the way they used to start up was well get a few old creaky planes and you know and we can charge really low fares but this is a great airplane and they're flying from san francisco to paris just three days a week but really great fares and they're also flying from san francisco to tahiti so i mean that's i mean it's a very interesting new company and we also have level which is the sort of progeny of the british airways iberia group ag and they're flying they're gonna start flying to new york which is great news for us guys air but they're also going to san francisco from barcelona and also then they're going to start up a new operation out of paris so because of the eu you know there's a lot of these airlines that we always thought were sort of legacy national flag carriers and they would only fly out of their home countries that's all i really really good point which is the historic model for new aligns especially cheap ones was they would buy really crappy secondhand planes and you'd open the the had been the instructions will be in a different language from the one you a flying that stale cigarette smell right in.
"british airways" Discussed on The Jim Jefferies Show Podcast
"Nothing like it in the us yeah so if you do tweet him mazing it's only one terminal terminals that trying to getting love it's just terminal fun at heathrow is getting a lot of pressure on them as you tweeted please do hashtag jeffrey show so that we can find also if you are traveling through hey throw on the tape five transit terminal get fighters sent his phone is we have a member of our staff that's going to be doing that and the next day you don't have to do anything we like defecate or anything on the time zoe is going to be on the train and like today yeah we got plans what what where why are you going to lend in what's happening there so you brother's getting married to stop in london naive british airways terminal five all right here we got work then you'll be on it you're gonna have a hell of a time it's a fun period because you traveling but you don't have your luggage with you yet so you feel k free it's a good little trip denver does denver has trained that you gotta take to the baggage he the damage lanta has it as well but it's like at least it's different stops yeah yeah yeah these ones is one stop orlando has them to each one and then there's a door where you can clearly walk like along and they don't let you do that they never even let you walk so you have to take the trains always it's like i don't get why i was on i last time i was on a transit train was in las vegas and i was with chris i angell was on with me that was very exciting to the train levity he doesn't look as magical in real no i haven't action he he was.
"british airways" Discussed on Rooster Teeth Podcast
"And um i don't know if we can save our chicks london arm of either one of a spin announced yet but uh i had her bills the power lvls america's refused to ship yes so why does this what hap will use like you wanted to find american y k a k uribe british airways air okay i never fiber show us why american what this how israel at but because i could spend miles ago created right kanda mba yes you can now you can get miles yukon span yes can politics no paul shit is this terribly way going wrong gavin is that we have to do is call them and then you treat the past at the end of the phone like a pass it on a national willing to help you out there you go done it they said you can't spending mas because it's a british airways operate flight and economy great horse they're they're wild these the phrase are you show there's nothing you can day what does an inch they go abroad depending on how you say if he's at steny like a politely but stanley other horatianae then they may take if he knows and the angolan let me check and then they come back five minutes later on sunday after you've been on hold for a while and you've been about your own business louis told us he told the american airlines until going to be a okay 'cause i always to go through american though i like others that he can do in fact the british i was like an eta sorry see i'd i went to american they said gert screw yourself than they put me onto ba and i said ugandan miles with us there with the situation now anchoring it out and see his his y right right as i said fix because if you're not clear than your to blame right so if you we will do in the state house emily can you do this as it yeah i need to fly on american airlines and then i thought that's the specific enough because you can book codeshare through american but it might be operated by british airways so specific right and so i said.
"british airways" Discussed on The CyberWire
"Major funding for the cyber wire podcast is provided by silence i'm dave vitner in baltimore with your cyber wire summary for tuesday may thirty as twenty seven team british airways is completing recovery from an it glitch that was not apparently hack as several initial reports over the weekend put it breathlessly the incident is instructive in that it illustrates the way in which an accident can be easily misinterpreted as an attack it also illustrates that some glitches can be as damaging as a deliberate cyber attack against infrastructure the system outages disrupted flights worldwide with many passengers either stranded or pushed into buying pricey alternatives about seventy five thousand passengers on shorthaul flights from gatwick and heathrow were most seriously affected as british airways found it necessary to suspend flights from london's two principal airports the airline says the problems arose from a power surge that affected key aspects of its networks but how that actually happened is so far unspecified the company took a financial bath from the outage it's believed to have sustained losses that the times of london estimates said some one hundred fifty million pounds flight baggage and communication systems as well as their backups were knocked out by the incident british airways insists it's a oneoff as ceo alex crews put it in an apology to those affected absolutely this will not happen again at british airways there's been a fancy bear citing fancy may be pouring through malta's government servers according to sources in the united kingdom.