A British Airways pilot unemployed due to the coronavirus pandemic has started a new job as a Tesco delivery driver.
Peter Login was hailed for his temporary career change as he abandoned the Boeing 747s for a Mercedes Sprinter to drop off food to the British as part of the coronavirus shutdown.
BA immobilized all flights to Gatwick and significantly reduced its services to Heathrow, while pilots were hit by a 50% pay cut for three months and were told to take two weeks off without pay in April and may.
Mr. Login tweeted: ‘@ British-Airways 747 keys hung up for a while. Back in the cockpit with @Tesco. ‘
British Airways pilot Peter Login with his partner, Marianne Whiston. They met while working for Thomas Cook, that is to say when they are represented
Mr. Login abandoned his Boeing 747 for a Mercedes Sprint after becoming a Tesco delivery driver
In his tweet – which garnered over 7000 likes – he joked about BA’s motto “To Fly To Serve” – adding: “#EveryLittleHelps #ToDriveToServe #StayHomeStaySafe”
His friends were quick to congratulate him, including Brad Tate, who wrote, “Show a lot of character, Peter. I hope you’ll be back on the flight deck soon.
Stu Whiteman said, “What an absolute superstar you are. This obstinate spirit and this proactive attitude will allow us to get through all of this, yours is an excellent example.
“For everyone, it’s simple; either help the nation by doing the key work required, or stay at home. Nothing else, just one of these two!
This is the second time that Mr. Login has been unemployed in a few months.
Mr. Login worked for Thomas Cook for three years before the airline went bankrupt last September.
The former DHL freight pilot then went to BA where he worked for four months before the coronavirus pandemic broke up flights around the world.
A Twitter user said, “I just took a look at your timeline, which was also rendered useless by Thomas Cook. You are sir what I call one of the life grafters. Excellent work, sir.
Another, called George, added: ‘Thank you for doing your part to help those in need. I hope you will return to heaven very soon.
Mr. Login’s partner Marianne Whiston worked for Thomas Cook as a cabin crew member.
She is now on the front line for coronaviruses at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals Foundation Trust.
M. Login behind the wheel of his Tesco pickup truck (left) and while working as a driver (right)
His friends were quick to congratulate him, including Brad Tate, who wrote, “Show a lot of character, Peter. I hope you will be back on the flight deck soon ‘
BA has removed 36,000 of its 45,000 employees, including cabin and ground staff, engineers and office staff, who will now receive 80% of their salary from the government.
The airline has cut all flights to and from Gatwick Airport and London City – with a greatly reduced schedule from Heathrow Terminal 5.
BA boss Alex Cruz also said he would not be paid for two months.
Elsewhere, Thursday IAG canceled its final dividend, saving £ 320 million ($ 366 million).
Last night, the number of coronavirus-related deaths in the UK increased from 621 to 4,934 and infections increased from 5,903 to 47,806.
Mr. Login’s partner, Marianne Whiston, is now at the forefront of the coronavirus at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals Foundation Trust