DarrenL wrote:.. landing with Ryanair at Bratislava (cough) Vienna ...
.. which not that long ago (OK, ~100 years now) were in the same country, and by the standards of that country were regarded as fairly adjacent. They still share a common second language (Magyar: Pozsony
) </history nerd>
Last summer I flew BA shorthaul for the first time in decades, London-Tirane and back (A319/320). I do not know what the scheduled fare would have been because I was on a tour package. No catering, ungenerous seat pitch, adequate but ungenerous cabin crew numbers, cabin announcements (including recorded safety brief) only in English for passengers who, in my judgement, were mostly Albanian. It was very different from my distant childhood memories of BEA London-Geneva (Viscount, Vanguard, Comet, Trident), shorter route but on which a full meal was served, and cabin crew were evidently competent in English and French. The Easyjet service (A320 Birmingham-Inverness and return) on which our Air Cadets went to Camp at Lossiemouth not that long ago was distinctly pleasanter in many ways.
[To allude to the B.. word
: even if the EASA qualifications including Type Ratings of UK ATPLs/CPLs (and Cabin Crew and Engineers) remain valid, might those who hold only UK citizenship need a local Work Permit to be based at a EU airport outside UK ? ]
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