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User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7801 posts, RR: 13
Posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3038 times:
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BBC Ceefax reports that EI are to cease flights on Friday following the pilot strike on Thursday. No date set for return to normal operations.


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User currently offlineRJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4137 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2999 times:

Oh, not good!

Why do the pilots strike??


User currently offlineDaks From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2932 times:

EI have suspended 2 pilots because they refused to accept new work practices brought in by the airline . I'm not to sure what exactly they refused to do but thats basically it .

User currently offlineStar_world From Ireland, joined Jun 2001, 1234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2856 times:

The press release today from EI confirms this:


Apparently, EI say that they will not be in a position to resume normal operations after the strike ends on Friday, but that this will be reviewed on a daily basis.

I suspect that there is a lot more to follow on this story...


User currently offlineRichcandy From France, joined Aug 2001, 847 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2762 times:


Do you not think that this is the airline trying to shock the pilots into not going on strike??

We might end up with a much smaller company with just service to LON,MAN,GLA,BHX, FRA,CDG,AMS,NYC,BOS.

Let me know what you think


User currently offlineSQ325 From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 1470 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2732 times:

Could be the end of EI.
EI management should solve that conflict as soon as possible.
Anyway they are in a bad shape and a strike is not that good for the company.
The amazing thing is that most EI pilots support the position of the 2 guys.
Hopefully this will lead to a good end.

User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2691 times:

Yup, things are looking real bad. I hope the conflict is resolved somehow (I have no clue who is to blame, I'm not convinced by the pilot rhetoric on pprune).

Good luck to them, it would be terrible to have so many people laid off....

User currently offlineAerLingus From China, joined Mar 2000, 2371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2638 times:

Well, that sucks. I hope the airline cuts back to ORD in the states and starts using its codeshares with AA and Oneworld more heavily.

Obviously the airline needs to consider pulling back on their new policies. The company did just fine without them before and service reductions ought to make up for it, that is, assuming the cutbacks are related to financial troubles (most likely).

Get your patchouli stink outta my store!
User currently offlineDecman From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 107 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2640 times:

Oh no. Does anyone have any guesses on how long this thing will last because I'm flying with them in about 3 weeks. I hope its resolved soon.

User currently offlineBlink182 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 5499 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (13 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2591 times:

Does anyone know if Oneworld will help fill in? I think it would be wise for AA and/or BA to take the EI trans-atlantic routes for the meantime.


Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
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