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New Iberia Strikes  
User currently offlineTYCOON From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 379 posts, RR: 3
Posted (2 years 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3000 times:

Pilots have just announced 30 new strike days, every Monday and Friday from 9 April to 20 July to protest against the launch of Iberia Express.

It is estimated that each strike day is costing Iberia 3 million euros. Doesn't bode well for the coming high season of late Spring and Summer holidays.

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User currently offlineAIR MALTA From Malta, joined Sep 2001, 2462 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (2 years 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2950 times:

Quoting TYCOON (Thread starter):

Pilots have just announced 30 new strike days, every Monday and Friday from 9 April to 20 July to protest against the launch of Iberia Express.

These pilots should get a reality check! When is WW gonna react?



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User currently offlinespantax From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 321 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2777 times:

Also general strike in Spain on March 29. Thus, the whole day chaos at Iberia calling centres and confusing messages on their website. I hope Iberia Express will be a success as with the regular Iberia there is no hope of redressing.


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User currently offlineTalaier From Spain, joined May 2008, 490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2609 times:

This is getting kamikaze.....

User currently offlinelhr380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (2 years 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2595 times:

Quoting Talaier (Reply 3):

Have to agree their. IB Express is here to stay. All they are doing is loosing the company that pays them money, upsetting and disrupting the people that pay them, and causing harm to the brand.


User currently offlinespantax From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 321 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (2 years 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2544 times:

I forgot to explain my case: I have a flight for March 29 via Madrid. The initial duration was 4h50'. This morning they sent me a message with a new proposal; new duration (believe it or not): 36h00' (sic). Obviously I had to refuse and find a solution, but their call centre was almost out of order and it took me a century to get through. To summarize my feelings about Iberia right now would be... a kind of chainsaw serial killer in action.


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User currently offlineLHRFlyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2010, 800 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (2 years 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2473 times:

This is madness.

Without Iberia Express, Iberia's short-haul network will simply shrink and IAG is not going to back down on this.


User currently offlineTalaier From Spain, joined May 2008, 490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2415 times:

Quoting spantax (Reply 5):
I forgot to explain my case: I have a flight for March 29 via Madrid. The initial duration was 4h50'. This morning they sent me a message with a new proposal; new duration (believe it or not): 36h00' (sic). Obviously I had to refuse and find a solution, but their call centre was almost out of order and it took me a century to get through. To summarize my feelings about Iberia right now would be... a kind of chainsaw serial killer in action.

The minimum agreed number of flights for this general strike (which affects all airlines anyways) is much, much smaller than in regular IB strikes by its staff. Therefore, it is expected that your re-scheduling is of a worse nature than what one would initially expect.

Even if you are booked in a non-Spanish airline, chances of being delayed are quite substantial given the reduction in airport staff.


User currently offlinelightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12416 posts, RR: 100
Reply 8, posted (2 years 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2188 times:
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Quoting TYCOON (Thread starter):
Pilots have just announced 30 new strike days, every Monday and Friday from 9 April to 20 July to protest against the launch of Iberia Express.

They're shutting down the two highest RASM days? Oh, that's going to help them long term.

Quoting Talaier (Reply 3):
This is getting kamikaze.....

This is very Eastern...

Quoting Talaier (Reply 7):
Even if you are booked in a non-Spanish airline, chances of being delayed are quite substantial given the reduction in airport staff.

That wouldn't cause anyone to avoid a business trip to Spain...   


I support the right to strike. This is just counter-productive.


Lightsaber



I've posted how many times?!?
User currently offlineFlighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 8201 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (2 years 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2155 times:

This reminds one of those teenage girls who cut themselves, thinking that other people will be impressed.

...No! We like you. Please don't cut yourself.

[Edited 2012-03-27 19:03:58]

User currently offlineghifty From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 841 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2137 times:

Why protest IB Express? Lower wages?

Quoting lightsaber (Reply 8):
I support the right to strike. This is just counter-productive.

+1

Quoting Flighty (Reply 9):
...No! We like you. Please don't cut yourself.

We like them?



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User currently offlineghost77 From Mexico, joined Mar 2000, 5197 posts, RR: 51
Reply 11, posted (2 years 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1778 times:

IB might fall.

Iberia's rebookings and cancellations are insane.

Maybe this will expedite, Iberia Express to even grow faster and higher all SpanAir's crews.

g77



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User currently offliner2rho From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2497 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (2 years 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1672 times:

Quoting ghost77 (Reply 11):
Maybe this will expedite, Iberia Express to even grow faster and higher all SpanAir's crews.

Agree, all this may do is simply make IBX ramp up operations faster!


User currently offlinePezySPU From Croatia, joined Dec 2011, 283 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1501 times:

Quoting ghifty (Reply 10):
Why protest IB Express? Lower wages?

Yes, as far as I know, much smaller wages. Mind you, not because the new ones will be low, but because the current ones are way too high.


User currently offlineghost77 From Mexico, joined Mar 2000, 5197 posts, RR: 51
Reply 14, posted (2 years 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1428 times:

Quoting ghost77 (Reply 11):
and higher all SpanAir's crews.

Ooops!! And HIRE all SpanAir's crews!!!

It's interesting how all this is going. It's very bad noise all over for IB's brand in general.

g77



Ricardo Morales - flyAPM - ¡No es que maneje rapido, solo estoy volando lento!
User currently offlinebergkampsticket From UK - Scotland, joined Jan 2012, 34 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1201 times:

Apparently the pilots are concerned this will bring about job losses. If they're not going to use their right to strike over the future of their job when can they strike?

User currently offlinezhiao From United States of America, joined Jan 2011, 380 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1185 times:
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Unfortunately, this is a metaphor for the whole Spanish economy which will have another terrible year of negative growth, more cuts in spending, etc.

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