Ticky Dicky has been on BBC News and here are some choice quotes from the interview with my comments… (SRB’s comments in italics, mine in the usual)
“It’s been challenging”
New Tag-Line for the airline “Shit Happens”
Tag that up for all airlines, and we might be in business. But with what’s gone on the past 10 years… Shit happens sounds about right
“Government may have panicked closing the airspace”
Maybe. Better safe than sorry? Hindsight. Wonderful thing!
“Should had looked for better options”
Well a bit more flight testing might had been good, but
“It was the safe option to take”
And who would had been moaning if one of their 747’s/A340’s fell out of the sky?
“Not likely to see a blanket ban again”
Don’t bet on it beardy. If number two volcano goes into overdrive…
“EC Compensation will hopefully paid to Airlines”
… for those who were hit down-route. He’ll expect to happen – but it’ll take time.