Starting soon, one of LX's ZRH-JFK-ZRH A330s will be operated with WK cabin and flight deck crews. I'm told this is due to crew shortage at Swiss. I'm unsure of the duration, can anyone confirm on shed light on the news?
[Edited 2012-09-24 18:03:48]
|Quoting KaiTak747 (Reply 1):|
I do not understand the chronic crew shortages with Swiss. I would imagine they are a good company to work for, and are not short of cash due to their profitability. Maybe somebody could shed some light on this.
|Quoting saab2000 (Reply 3):|
I was on the LX side of the company when SR and LX joined. About 600 pilots from LX were let go, myself included, in 2003. I was offered my old job back about 3 years later but by then no longer had my living and working permits for Switzerland and the company was unwilling to help with that administrative task and that was the end of that. Unfortunately. I would love nothing more than to return to my second homeland (not of my birth, though, so once a foreigner, always a foreigner) and fly for LX again. I am told it is practically impossible these days with the political climate to get the working and living permits, even for skilled labor.
|Quoting LXA340 (Reply 4):|
Unfortunately the swiss prefer to give out permits to people causing crime instread and then everyone wonders why the crime rate went up drastically over the years. Hopefully a miracle will happen and you will get hired again