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Finnair FA's On Strike  
User currently offlineFFlyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 732 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6295 times:

Just heard that the Finnair flight attendants have started a strike, and basically all the Finnair flights have been cancelled. Wasn't there just another Finnair strike a few months (?) ago....?

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User currently offlineteme82 From Finland, joined Mar 2007, 1400 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 6130 times:
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Quoting FFlyer (Thread starter):
Wasn't there just another Finnair strike a few months (?) ago....?

Last strike was a year ago when the ground staff were on strike... I think I posted in the Finnish aviation thread about this strike when it was announced some time ago..

Anyway this strike affects my work also a lot less customers for as since AY and KF FA's are on strike...  

Now there is news about AY outsourcing some stuff to 3rd countries were labor issues are non existent...



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User currently offlineFFlyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 732 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 6056 times:

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.

User currently offlineteme82 From Finland, joined Mar 2007, 1400 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5712 times:
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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.



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User currently offlineSjoerd From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 361 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5601 times:

I am flying with Finnair to Shanghai this Sunday. I thrust they will reroute me on their alliance partners if needed.


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User currently offlineFFlyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 732 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 5437 times:

I heard that this is something like a third (!?) strike at AY in a year... Pilots, tech, and now FA's. Scandinavian consensus disappearing, or management getting tougher?

User currently offlineteme82 From Finland, joined Mar 2007, 1400 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5083 times:
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The issue at had is how much rest the crew needs after longhaul. Now it's around 36h's and if I'm not mistaken AY would like to change it to 28h's....


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User currently offlinebj87 From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 447 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4655 times:

Quoting teme82 (Reply 9):
The issue at had is how much rest the crew needs after longhaul. Now it's around 36h's and if I'm not mistaken AY would like to change it to 28h's....

28 hours doesn't seem too bad, then again what do I know.

I do hope that they fix their problems in a hurry. It would be a disappointment to kids around the world if Santa's airline goes on strike during the Christmas season.

On a side note are they planning on putting Santa on a plane this year?
Loved the Santa on the md11


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User currently offlineHELyes From Finland, joined Oct 2010, 848 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4592 times:

Quoting bj87 (Reply 13):

On a side note are they planning on putting Santa on a plane this year?

No flying Santa this year it seems, unfortunately. Their A343 had Santa on it also.

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User currently offlinedebonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2354 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4326 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?!  


User currently offlineHELyes From Finland, joined Oct 2010, 848 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4151 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.


User currently offlineteme82 From Finland, joined Mar 2007, 1400 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 4 months 2 weeks ago) and read 4130 times:
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The talks has paused at 11 pm. of 4th of Dec and will continue on the 5th... Hope they get deal before the 6th of Dec. Why you may ask.... Look Wikipedia  


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User currently offlinedebonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2354 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4021 times:

Quoting teme82 (Reply 19):
The talks has paused at 11 pm. of 4th of Dec and will continue on the 5th... Hope they get deal before the 6th of Dec.

Well, you wish so... On AY's web-page everything up to DEC 7th is in "strike-mode".

1.POSTPONING YOUR TRIP, REFUND, REROUTING
If your trip begins on 7 December 2010 or earlier

2.During the strike, Finnair's flight timetables may be changed; .... Please check these links for preliminary flight schedules on: 5 December 2010 , 6 December 2010 and 7 December 2010.


User currently offlineteme82 From Finland, joined Mar 2007, 1400 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3952 times:
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Quoting debonair (Reply 20):
Well, you wish so... On AY's web-page everything up to DEC 7th is in "strike-mode".

Yeah they are preparing for the worst. Any airline would do that so ...



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User currently offlineBarbro From Finland, joined Jun 2005, 60 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3691 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....


User currently offlineteme82 From Finland, joined Mar 2007, 1400 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3506 times:
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This is what you get when government owns majority on AY... The unions use it for their politics...


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User currently offlineFFlyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 732 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3288 times:

What is with the story about the strike expanding to other airlines at HEL? Is it about ground handling? Is KLM affected?

User currently offlineusdcaguy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 870 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3277 times:

Quoting Barbro (Reply 14):
whatever-the-people-driving-the-trains-are-called

Engineers?


User currently offlineteme82 From Finland, joined Mar 2007, 1400 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3193 times:
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Quoting FFlyer (Reply 16):
What is with the story about the strike expanding to other airlines at HEL? Is it about ground handling? Is KLM affected?

Only for those airlines that are chartered by AY to fly it's flights...



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User currently offlineHELyes From Finland, joined Oct 2010, 848 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2875 times:

The strike is over.
I had some family members from Finland with me here in Thailand and their original flight was cancelled, they still hoped for a couple extra days more in sun  


User currently offlineteme82 From Finland, joined Mar 2007, 1400 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2727 times:
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Operations should be normalized during the weekend. =)


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