Covid-19 pandemic has caused a great impact on many people’s lives especially travel industry. A British Airways pilot has taken a temporary jobs as a delivery driver for Tesco after the airline has temporary grounding all flights.
Peter Login,a pilot is among 30,000 British Airways staff who are out of work due to Covid-19
Peter Login worked for BA airline at Heathrow for just four months before the travel industry was tremendously affected by the pandemic crisis. British Airways announced it was grounding all flights at Gatwick and cutting its services at Heathrow.
The company’s ground and cabin staff have been suspended with 80% pay while its pilots have agreed to take a 50% pay cut during April and May as the airline battles to survive.
Pilots have to take 50% pay cut and 2 weeks of unpaid leave
As for Peter Login, he has agreed to take a 50% pay cut during April and May and also been told to take two weeks of unpaid leave in each month – April and May. However, the reduction to the wages will be spread over the next three months.
So, he makes the switch from flying an airplane to driving a truck
Peter Login decided to make the switch after the company, Tesco said it was expanding its home delivery and click and collect capacity to deal with high demand from customers.
His tweet: “British Airways 747 keys hung up for a while. “Back in the cockpit with Tesco. #EveryLittleHelps #ToDriveToServe #StayHomeStaySafe.” has gained many replies and positive words from netizens. The former BA pilot has been hailed for helping those in self-isolation to get their food during the pandemic. Good job!
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