Delta Business Class A350 – 32

New Campaign To Unionize Delta Flight Attendants

Of the "big three" US airlines, Delta has by far the fewest unionized employees, as only their pilots are unionized, while none of their other work groups are. Well, the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) is now trying to unionize Delta flight attendants.…

Continue Reading »

Filed Under: Delta, Unions
British Airways 747

Well Played: British Airways Pilots Call Off Strike

I'd say British Airways pilots just outsmarted management, and played their hand very well here, as they've called off their September 27 pilot strike. British Airways pilots are currently having a pay dispute with management. Pilots voted overwhelmingly…

Continue Reading »

Filed Under: British Airways, Unions
British Airways 787

British Airways Cancels Flights Ahead Of Next Pilot Strike

Earlier this week British Airways pilots went on strike for the first time in decades. The pilots carried out a two day strike that canceled hundreds of flights. This strike is over a pay dispute -- the company has offered an 11.5% pay increase over…

Continue Reading »

Filed Under: British Airways, Unions
British Airways Club Europe A320 – 7

Ouch: British Airways Pilots Lose Flight Benefits After Strike

British Airways pilots have spent Monday and Tuesday on strike, bringing British Airways' operations to a standstill. While British Airways has had their fair share of strikes, it's incredibly rare to see their pilots go on strike, and this was the first…

Continue Reading »

Filed Under: British Airways, Unions
British Airways A350 Arrival

Ouch: Pilot Strike Grounds British Airways

I'm a bit surprised it's happening, but it is... Virtually all British Airways "mainline" flights are canceled today due to British Airways' pilot strike, and we can expect the same thing to happen tomorrow. I don't think Heathrow's Terminal 5 has ever…

Continue Reading »

Filed Under: British Airways, Unions
American 777

American Airlines Resuming Negotiations With Mechanics

American has had huge problems with their mechanics the past few months. Management and the union representing mechanics haven't been able to agree on a contract, and talks broke off in April. Ever since, mechanics have been accused of intentionally…

Continue Reading »

Filed Under: American, Unions
British Airways 787

British Airways Pilots Announce Strike Dates

For weeks now, a British Airways pilots strike has been looming. Well, the dates are now official. The British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) has today announced that British Airways pilots will strike on September 9, September 10, and September…

Continue Reading »

Filed Under: British Airways, Unions
Delta Business Class A350 – 32

Why Delta Pilots Oppose Delta’s New Partnership

Foreign airlines pose a risk to aviation jobs in the US! Sound familiar? Nope, for once it's not Delta making these accusations against the Gulf carriers, but rather it's Delta's pilots union making these accusations against Delta management. A couple…

Continue Reading »

Filed Under: Delta, Unions
American A319

American Wins Court Battle Against Mechanics

American Airlines has been having huge problems with their mechanics for quite a while. Following the merger between American and US Airways, mechanics still don't have a single contract, as management and the unions haven't been able to come to an agreement.…

Continue Reading »

Filed Under: American, Unions
British Airways 747

Heathrow Strike Called Off For Second Day

A couple of days ago I wrote about how the Heathrow ground staff were expected to go on strike on August 5 and 6. This was due to a pay dispute, where the union and airport management couldn't come to an agreement. Airlines were supposed to take drastic…

Continue Reading »

Filed Under: Unions
British Airways Concorde Room – 2

Heathrow Ground Staff Are Going On Strike

This has the potential to be a really bad month for Heathrow travelers. Not only are British Airways pilots on the verge of going on strike, but Heathrow ground staff are also going on strike, unless a last minute deal can be worked out. The second strike…

Continue Reading »

Filed Under: Unions
British Airways 787

Court Of Appeal Approves British Airways Pilot Strike

We're one step closer to British Airways pilots going on strike, though goodness this sure is drawn out... A few weeks ago I wrote about how talks broke down between British Airways management and their pilot union over a new contract. Management had…

Continue Reading »

Filed Under: British Airways, Unions
Airline Flight Simulator – 5

Court Rules In Favor Of British Airways Pilots Union

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about how talks broke down between British Airways management and their pilots union over a new contract. Management has offered pilots an 11.5% pay increase over three years, though the pilots want more, claiming they want…

Continue Reading »

Filed Under: British Airways, Unions
British Airways 747

British Airways Pilots Vote To Go On Strike

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about how talks broke down between British Airways management and their pilots union over a new contract. British Airways is experiencing record profitability at the moment, and the pilots want their share of that. They…

Continue Reading »

Filed Under: British Airways, Unions
British Airways 787

British Airways Pilot Strike Imminent

If you're scheduled to fly British Airways in the coming weeks, this is at least something that should be on your radar... British Airways and their pilots have been in contract negotiations for quite a while, and not a whole lot has come of those talks…

Continue Reading »

Filed Under: British Airways, Unions
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…

Continue Reading »

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…

Continue Reading »

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…

Continue Reading »

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…

Continue Reading »

Filed Under: American, Unions