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Jan. 19, Nationwide Strike By Alitalia, Again!  
User currently offlineKL911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5310 posts, RR: 15
Posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2274 times:

Italy: Airline strike

Report date: 10 Jan 2007


Airline, workers have strikes planned in the coming weeks that could affect transportation throughout the country. Delays in air traffic could occur at the following times and places: Jan. 19, nationwide strike by Alitalia workers; Jan. 22, all day ground workers strike at Veronas airport; Jan. 30, air traffic controllers strike in Milan, noon to four, and day-long ground workers strike at Venices Marco Polo Airport.


Anyone within Alitalia who knows which flights will be affected, and how many?

KL911

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User currently offlineLifelinerOne From Netherlands, joined Nov 2003, 1942 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2220 times:

For cryin out loud! In stead of getting to work to save their precious airline, they get it into more debt by a strike. Really, I know you can be mad at your boss, but killing the company won't do any good.

I hope Alitalia won't be part of the AF-KLM group, there's just to much going on with that airline and KLM already saw that when they allianced with them.

Cheers!  wave 



Only Those Who Sleep Don't Make Mistakes
User currently offlineKL911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5310 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2203 times:

I´ve got already loads of italian businessmen cancelling flights friday and booking AF BA etc etc. And nobody knows yet the size of this strike.... It´ll cost them money anyway... sad sad sad....

KL911


User currently offlinePHKLM From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Dec 2005, 1198 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2198 times:

Quoting KL911 (Thread starter):
Anyone within Alitalia who knows which flights will be affected, and how many?

Believe it or not but this is a dedicated chapter in the (printed) Alitalia timetable, it states exactly which flights will be cancelled during strikes and which not.
Domestic, allmost all, European, some, long-haul, almost none.


User currently offlineExpress1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2192 times:

Quoting KL911 (Reply 2):

it will be no good using BA as the cabin crew just announced strike action.

oh i can see one big bottle neck growing very soon!!

dave


User currently offlineZvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 64
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2188 times:

The best outcome would be liquidation. I hope no one buys or "invests" in AZ. But the outcome is not yet settled. Maybe they will find a benefactor. A fool and his money are soon parted.

User currently offlineLifelinerOne From Netherlands, joined Nov 2003, 1942 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2133 times:

Quoting Zvezda (Reply 5):
The best outcome would be liquidation.

It sounds a little harsh, but I agree, liquidation is the best outcome of this saga. Investing in Alitalia will mean investing in a bottomless pit. It's time to start over with people who know how to run an airline and with staff who want to make their company a success.

Cheers!  wave 



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User currently offlineCV580Freak From Bahrain, joined Jul 2005, 1033 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2117 times:

Surprise, surprise - another 'long weekend' off Sad


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User currently offlineGeorgiaAME From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1002 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2104 times:

One of the great things about Italy is that some things never change. Strikes were an integral part of our lives when we lived there 20 years ago. The country hasn't collapsed yet. Neither has Alitalia...


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User currently offlineCXA330300 From South Africa, joined May 2004, 1569 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2070 times:

Does Italy truly require a flag carrier at this point? Almost all of Alitalia's routes are served by other carriers, and even those that aren't are easily accessed by connections through CDG, ZRH, FRA, etc. As for domestic, I'm sure Air One and other carriers are able to fill the void?


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User currently offlineZvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 64
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2063 times:

Quoting CXA330300 (Reply 9):
Does Italy truly require a flag carrier at this point?

No, of course not.

Quoting CXA330300 (Reply 9):
Almost all of Alitalia's routes are served by other carriers, and even those that aren't are easily accessed by connections through CDG, ZRH, FRA, etc. As for domestic, I'm sure Air One and other carriers are able to fill the void?

Yes, all european airlines are able to fly domestic italian routes, so there is no need for AZ.


User currently offlineKL911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5310 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2039 times:

Quoting PHKLM (Reply 3):
Believe it or not but this is a dedicated chapter in the (printed) Alitalia timetable, it states exactly which flights will be cancelled during strikes and which not.
Domestic, allmost all, European, some, long-haul, almost none.

I was looking for it on the web, as last month they did have a page with all cancelled flights... Cant find it this time.. Anyone with a link?

KL911


User currently offlineFlyorski From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 999 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2035 times:

Quoting LifelinerOne (Reply 1):
For cryin out loud! In stead of getting to work to save their precious airline, they get it into more debt by a strike. Really, I know you can be mad at your boss, but killing the company won't do any good.

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User currently offlineKL911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5310 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1919 times:

Why is there still no news about which flights will be cancelled? Last time at least they did send us a list with cancelled flights 4 days before a strike. I'm being bombarded with Italian phonecalls, and don't know anything...!

We as travelagents ( business and leisure) should just boycot AZ for a year. I'm getting sooo tired of every month the same chaos and extra workload for us...

KL911


User currently offlineEmirates Skies From Australia, joined Nov 2001, 171 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1905 times:

I read a rumour somewhere that Merdiana (IG), the third Italian airline after AZ and AP is also due to be disrupted by a strike of its staff on January the 19th.

Heck... with all these strikes, why don't they get a little bit more organised and have them incorporated in their timetables?!! Flights cancelled with such a frequency ought to be reflected in their timetables. Maybe the EC ought to do something about it soon.



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