andz
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SAA Pilots On Strike?

Tue Aug 09, 2005 5:53 am

A friend who was supposed to fly to London tonight was told at JNB that the flight was cancelled because "the pilots are on strike", however when I mentioned this to my wife (currently out on a flight) she came back to me later and said that SAAPA (pilots' association) said there is no strike at present. Anyone got any other info?
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SA7700
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RE: SAA Pilots On Strike?

Tue Aug 09, 2005 6:13 am

SA236 has been cancelled, but I am not sure whether it went technical.


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pogo
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RE: SAA Pilots On Strike?

Tue Aug 09, 2005 7:14 am

They were on strike a week or so ago but we are still getting them into LHR tomorrow, i'll be running the cargo on the first one in tomorrow morning.
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B744F
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RE: SAA Pilots On Strike?

Tue Aug 09, 2005 7:55 am

maybe some of them are striking in support of the striking mine workers
 
andz
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RE: SAA Pilots On Strike?

Tue Aug 09, 2005 2:41 pm

Quoting Pogo (Reply 2):
They were on strike a week or so ago

That was the cabin crew, the pilots were threatening to strike because they are unhappy with top management and the way the airline is being run.
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SAA201
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RE: SAA Pilots On Strike?

Thu Aug 11, 2005 10:10 pm

The flight in question was cancelled because the previous evening, the aircraft (ZS-SAW I think) that would have done the flight was struck by a catering truck at LHR causing some damage.

The airline did not have a replacement aircraft available (as all the B744's are deployed on flights to LHR, LOS and IAD) and the flight was cancelled.