TN757Flyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2772 times:
I'm certainly no fan of media coverage of airlines, but based on everything that has been going on with AZ, I'm not so certain the BBC is being unfair here. Numerous sources, including various airline news sites, have basically reported what the BBC story did. The one sentence blurb from Alitalia was not exactly reassuring from my perspective. They have been teetering on collapse for years now. It would be at all surprising if they just stop flying tomorrow. On this one, I'd have to say AZ's version of the story is circumspect.
The Alitalia news PDF states flights are operating normally. It's simple. Flights get cancelled normally. Precious few companies can say they had a 100% full operation in day but it does happen. My point is cancellations are normal if the Alitalia press blurb is interpreted from Corporateze and is and attemp to stem any tide of passengers from making reservations.
Now these flights that obviously DID cancel are from causes unknown or rather untold. Could they perhaps be simple technical reasons or just maybe were they crews that no-showed to express their displeasure with corporate reality or both?
Perhaps the crews were out looking for future job prospects.
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