American 737 Max Business Class – 8

American Airlines Flight Attendants Are Angry & Offended

American Airlines flight attendants are angry -- about both their working conditions and about their options for taking a leave of absence. This displeasure is expressed in the form of a letter from Lori Bassani, the President of the Association of Professional…

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Filed Under: American, Unions
Airline Flight Simulator – 5

American Airlines’ Offer To Pilots

It's impressive how fast airlines can come up with solutions when they need to. As you'd expect, at this point American Airlines has way more pilots than they need. They're down to operating three long haul international routes, and beyond that are also…

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Filed Under: American, Unions
American Planes Ord

American Airlines & Mechanics Reach Agreement

The very drawn out dispute between American Airlines and the company's mechanics is finally coming to an end, and it looks like mechanics are winning big time. American Airlines & TWU-IAM reach agreement American Airlines and the TWU-IAM (the unions…

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Filed Under: American, Unions
American 787

American Airlines Pilots File Lawsuit, Refuse To Fly To China

I'd be surprised if all US airlines don't suspend China flights across the board within 24 hours... Yesterday afternoon the Allied Pilots Association (APA) filed a lawsuit against American Airlines, and told their pilots to stop flying to China immediately.…

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Filed Under: American, Unions
British Airways Lounge Toronto – 4

British Airways Pilots Accept Pay Deal

For the past several months, British Airways pilots have been in a pay dispute with management, which has even led to some industrial action. Well, it looks like this dispute has now officially been resolved. For several months now, British Airways pilots…

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

British Airways & Pilots Union Reach Tentative Agreement

It looks like the drawn out labor dispute between British Airways and their pilots is coming to an end. For several months now, British Airways pilots have been in a pay dispute with management. In early July, talks broke off between British Airways…

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Filed Under: British Airways, Unions
Lufthansa A320

Lufthansa’s Controversial Flight Attendant Strike, Part Two

British Airways has been in the news most lately for their industrial action, though a labor dispute is greatly intensifying at Lufthansa as well, with a second strike imminent... sort of. UFO, the union representing Lufthansa flight attendants, has…

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Filed Under: Lufthansa, Unions
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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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Filed Under: Unions