A pilot laid off by the British Airways because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on airlines has got a new job as a Tesco delivery driver.
In a bid to survive the harsh times arising from the pandemic, Peter Login has switched from flying passengers around the world in a 747 to a temporary worker dropping groceries off to customers in lockdown during the crisis.
He tweeted to say his BA keys had been ‘hung up for a while’, but he is ‘back in the cockpit’ with the supermarket, adding a joke on the airline’s motto ‘To Fly To Serve’ with the hashtag ‘#ToDriveToServe’.
British Airways has grounded all flights at Gatwick, they are reduced at Heathrow and 30,000 cabin crew and ground staff have been laid off.
Over 4,000 pilots were also told they face a 50 per cent pay cut.
Peter has lost his job twice in the space of a year, having been working for Thomas Cook for three years before the airline went bust last September. The former DHL cargo pilot then went on to BA where he has worked for four months before the coronavirus pandemic stopped flights across the world.
Friends were quick to praise him for joining the frontline as a delivery driver.
Brad Tate said, “Shows a lot of character, Peter. I hope you’re back on the flight deck soon.’ Stu Whiteman said: ‘What an absolute superstar you are.
“That dogged spirit & can-do, will-do attitude will get us through this, yours is such a great example.”
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