David_itl
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No Aer Lingus Fliights From Friday

Wed May 29, 2002 4:30 am


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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RJ100
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RE: No Aer Lingus Fliights From Friday

Wed May 29, 2002 4:36 am

Oh, not good!

Why do the pilots strike??

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daks
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RE: No Aer Lingus Fliights From Friday

Wed May 29, 2002 5:23 am

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 .
 
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RE: No Aer Lingus Fliights From Friday

Wed May 29, 2002 7:24 am

The press release today from EI confirms this:

http://www.aerlingus.com/cgi-bin/obel01im1/Corporate/display_news.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@1743396870.1022624083@@@@&BV_EngineID=hadceeciijkfbedcfigcfcjg.0&P_OID=-8049&Category=0&NEWS_OID=536882114

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...

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richcandy
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RE: No Aer Lingus Fliights From Friday

Thu May 30, 2002 1:00 am

Hi

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

Rich

 
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RE: No Aer Lingus Flights From Friday

Thu May 30, 2002 1:18 am

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.
 
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RE: No Aer Lingus Fliights From Friday

Thu May 30, 2002 2:51 am

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....
 
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RE: No Aer Lingus Fliights From Friday

Thu May 30, 2002 4:44 am

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).
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decman
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RE: No Aer Lingus Fliights From Friday

Thu May 30, 2002 4:52 am

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.
 
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RE: No Aer Lingus Fliights From Friday

Thu May 30, 2002 6:33 am

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.

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