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User currently onlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7735 posts, RR: 13
Posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2918 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, 4136 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2879 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 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2812 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 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2736 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, 840 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2642 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, 1469 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (13 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2612 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 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2571 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 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2518 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 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2520 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 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2471 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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