teme82 From Finland, joined Mar 2007, 1865 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 6391 times:
Quoting FFlyer (Reply 2): Any estimates about how long this one will last? I have to travel to Finland soon. I won't be using Finnair anyway, but the fares on others might also go up due to limited availability.
Well the latest news is that there is now word when the talks will resume.
debonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2772 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5005 times:
...very strange. AY is still on strike (DEC 4th)-but the last reply on this topic is more than 24hrs old.
Anyway, HEL is now home to some very unusual airlines and visitors.
MONARCH is using A300 on AY flights to Phuket via BAH (crew-change in BAH?) and some A321 on European routes.
AURELA is flying their B733 on AY A319 routes (as both B757 of Aurela are impounded at QLA?!)
SMARTLYNX is using their A320 on AY A320/A321 routes
On the other hand, HEL is handling strange airlines like BULGARIA AIR (to HRG)- to replace AY charter service?!
BTW: AY is cancelling ALL scheduled long-haul flights, EXCEPT of Bangkok. Any idea why BKK is still served? Why not HKG- for connections onto CX network?!
HELyes From Finland, joined Oct 2010, 1285 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4830 times:
Quoting debonair (Reply 15): BTW: AY is cancelling ALL scheduled long-haul flights, EXCEPT of Bangkok. Any idea why BKK is still served? Why not HKG- for connections onto CX network?!
Probably because the BKK route is their busiest long haul route in winter with 2x daily service, a lot of pax stucked here in Thailand. The strike won't last much longer I believe, the talks will continue today.
Barbro From Finland, joined Jun 2005, 61 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4370 times:
Baaaaad news, the compromise was not accepted by the F/A-union, so the strike continues...
Meanwhile, other unions are planning "back-up strikes", including postal services union, refuelling services union and whatever-the-people-driving-the-trains-are-called union....