Eva Air 777

EVA Air Flight Attendant Strike Comes To An End

EVA Air has been having significant operational issues lately, due to a labor dispute between management and flight attendants. The flight attendants have been on strike for over two weeks, and this led to about 2,250 flights being canceled. For a while…

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Filed Under: EVA Air, Unions
American Mechanics

American Maintenance Delays: Which Are Legitimate?

As many of you are probably aware, American is having huge issues with their mechanics. They're currently in a labor dispute, and management and the unions will be in court starting tomorrow. Even though American has had a restraining order against their…

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Filed Under: American, Unions
American 737 800

Union Raises American Airlines Safety Concerns

“If you care about your families’ safety, do not put them on an American Airlines flight until this injunction is vacated.” American Airlines' situation with their mechanics just keeps getting messier and messier. American Airlines and their mechanics…

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Filed Under: American, Unions
American Planes Ord

Judge Orders American Mechanics To Stop Delaying Flights

A few weeks ago I wrote about how American Airlines filed a lawsuit against TWU-IAM, which is the union representing their mechanics. American and their mechanics union are currently in the middle of a heated contract negotiation. Or more accurately…

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Filed Under: American, Unions
American Mechanics Union

OMG: American Mechanics Union Threatens “Bloody” Battle

Yesterday I wrote about how American Airlines filed an injunction against TWU-IAM, the union representing their mechanics. According to American's management, the union has tried to “illegally gain leverage in contract negotiations by directing a coordinated…

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Filed Under: American, Unions
American 767

American Accuses Mechanics Of Causing Delays & Cancelations

Things just got serious... As I noted at the beginning of the year, this is going to be a tough year for contract negotiations between American management and their employees. American's flight attendant contracts become amendable as of December 2019,…

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Filed Under: American, Unions
United 737

America’s Most Powerful Flight Attendant

Fortunately the government isn't shut down anymore, though late last year and early this year we had the longest partial government shutdown ever. While federal workers weren't being paid, it's interesting what seemed to tip the scales in reopening the…

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Filed Under: Unions
American 737

American Pilots Will Be Making Bank This Holiday Season

A few days ago I posted about how a computer glitch at American caused 15,000 flights over the holidays to be scheduled without pilots. This impacted flights between December 17 and 31, 2017, where apparently pilots were able to “trade” off holiday trips,…

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Filed Under: American, Unions
Cockpit

Delta Pilots Are Getting A 30%+ Pay Raise

Roughly 82% of Delta's 13,000 pilots have voted in favor of a new contract, which will see them getting a pay raise of over 30% over four years. Pilots had voted down an earlier contract, so while this one will be costly for the airline, at least they…

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Filed Under: Delta, Unions
Lufthansa First Class

An End Is Finally In Sight For The Lufthansa Pilot Strike!

Today Lufthansa's pilots are striking for the sixth day since last week, which has led to about 4,500 flights being canceled, and over 500,000 passengers being inconvenienced. Up until now there has been no end in sight for the strike, as the pilots…

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Filed Under: Lufthansa, Unions
Lufthansa First Class Lounge Frankfurt – 43

Lufthansa Pilots Are Going Back On Strike This Week!

This past week has been a rough one for Lufthansa, as their pilots went on strike for four days (on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday), causing hundreds of thousands of passengers to have their travels disrupted. The pilots have been unwilling…

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Filed Under: Lufthansa, Unions
Lufthansa A380

The Lufthansa Pilot Strike Lives On: Day 4

Well, it looks like no end is in sight for Lufthansa's pilot strike. Initially Lufthansa's pilots union announced a one day strike, which was supposed to take place on Wednesday. Then it was extended until Thursday. Then the union announced a strike…

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Lufthansa Strike

The Lufthansa Pilot Strike Continues: Day 3

Lufthansa's pilots have been on strike for the past two days (and really for the past several years of their careers, it feels like). Initially the strike was just supposed to be on Wednesday, but then they extended it through Thursday. This strike impacted…

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Filed Under: Lufthansa, Unions