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September 2022, Virtual
September 29 2022, Virtual
BRITISH AIRWAYS is saying ”business as usual” whilst two of its most senior executives are on gardening leave following an OFT raid. Who is actually in charge of the commercial and public affairs departments the airline will not say but both areas are functioning as normal. An unnamed source in communications said, ”After all we trundle along when Iain is on holiday and so why not now?” The enquiry has been a major cause of speculation over the last week or so, both in the industry and the wider public. The very quiet departure of Paul Moore,head of Virgin Atlantic public affairs, in February, does however now gain some sort of significance. What was the real reason? It has been said that if Virgin had blown the lid on the alleged collusion whilst they may have gained immunity this side of the Atlantic, that was not the case in the US. ”The vulture lawyers will be after them,"said an expert experienced on these matters. As to Virgin America the same source was equally doubtful. ”Yes they can plead that in fact they were showing that they were whiter than white, but you can be just as sure that there will be others who are saying ” how can you allow people like this to invest in an American airline?"