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by Mortyman
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who will be the first airlines to retire their A380s?
Replies: 18
Views: 3301

Re: Who will be the first airlines to retire their A380s?

Would ANA be interested in more of them ?

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by Mortyman
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Italians recover A2A missile during Police raid
Replies: 12
Views: 1183

Re: Italians recover A2A missile during Police raid

flyingturtle wrote:
One of the people connected to this affair has worked at RUAG, an armament and aerospace company belonging to the Swiss government.



A bit big to put on a swiss army knife I guess … ;-)

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by Mortyman
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread
Replies: 72
Views: 9939

Re: Top Gun 2: Maverick - Aircraft, filming, production & rumors thread

Surprised / Dissepointed that they chose to use the F-18 for this. Should have gone for the F-35C

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by Mortyman
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wizzair to fly Gdansk (Poland) - Molde (Norway) from october ´19 ???
Replies: 16
Views: 1239

Re: Wizzair to fly Gdansk (Poland) - Molde (Norway) from october ´19 ???

I am aware that Wizzair is known for serving some routes that seem to make little sense at first sight to outsiders (like me) but usually seem to work somehow ... But - this announcement that they start flying to Molde from oct 28 makes me wonder where the "market" is. They will serve the...

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by Mortyman
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEO of Norwegian resigns
Replies: 19
Views: 5988

Re: CEO of Norwegian resigns

https://media.uk.norwegian.com/pressrel ... wn-2896374
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This has been known for some time that Mr. Kjos was about to step down. Nothing dramatic about it: https://media.uk.norwegian.com/pressrel ... wn-2896374

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by Mortyman
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your least favorite aircraft type ?
Replies: 86
Views: 4764

Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

mop357 wrote:
I was terrified of the A300. I hated taking it. I also had the DC10



May I ask why ?

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by Mortyman
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui retires A343 F-OSUN, PPT-HNL-VCV on 3 engines
Replies: 51
Views: 13436

Re: Air Tahiti Nui retires A343 F-OSUN, PPT-HNL-VCV on 3 engines

Sad to see the Airbus 340 leave the fleet. Flew on F-OSUN back in 2010. Loved it ! A far more elegant and pleasing to the eye aircraft than the the fat looking Boeing 787.

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by Mortyman
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Americans and electric stoves
Replies: 95
Views: 5222

Re: Americans and electric stoves

And, let's face it, America is not the promised land when it comes to elaborate home cooking... I know right? I mean, who doesn’t love a country that thinks sautéd snails was a good idea? Maybe we have to go to Italy for good Italian? Germany for a good brat? Japan for sushi? London for Fish n Chip...

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by Mortyman
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does JAL operate WB aircraft on domestic routes?
Replies: 45
Views: 4394

Re: Why does JAL operate WB aircraft on domestic routes?

I flew ANA Boeing 777-300 between Tokyo and Osaka. Basically a 1 hour 30 minutes flight … Could have taken the train, but as an aviation enthusiast it was an easy choice … :-)

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by Mortyman
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France, Norwegian Air and Lufthansa Intend to Start Flights for Pakistan - Aviation Minister
Replies: 45
Views: 6434

Re: Air France, Norwegian Air and Lufthansa Intend to Start Flights for Pakistan - Aviation Minister

Why would Norwegian want to fly to Pakistan? Are they planning to operate from LGW? The 5th largest immigrant population in Norway is Pakistanis: The 15 largest immigrant populations in Norway currently Rank / Country of origin / Population (2019) 1. Poland 111,985 2. Lithuania 45,415 3. Somalia 42...

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by Mortyman
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 358
Views: 24095

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

Why aren't the countries who owned the tankers and those whose products they carried as upset as the US seems to be? I thought Trump didn't want us to be the world's policeman anymore. We don't even need the oil... Cause they are not convinced that it is Iran who has attacked and know all too well ...

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by Mortyman
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline types that are/were only ever operated by a single airline
Replies: 51
Views: 4794

Re: Airline types that are/were only ever operated by a single airline

Former airline in Norway: Busy Bee: Boeing 737-2R4C ( with gravel kit and the only 737 certified to be used for parachuting ) https://scontent.fbgo1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/43043450_10156943998128109_5100986989348388864_o.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_eui2=AeFrtmz0yTWXBy0LDTg5cgfF_axkjsXrdpUpJri8hiDFguvS...

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by Mortyman
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cathay Pacific Europe network
Replies: 18
Views: 2508

Re: Cathay Pacific Europe network

Wish they would fly to OSL

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by Mortyman
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your least favorite aircraft type ?
Replies: 86
Views: 4764

Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Your least favorite aircraft type ?


For me it's the CRJ's series. Annoyingly tiny space for cabin luggage. I try to avoid them like the plague

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by Mortyman
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 358
Views: 24095

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

A false flag operation, no doubt. One can say a lot about the Iranians, but they are not fools. They would not play into the hands of the warmongers in the US like this. If the Iranians show and tell the item they removed from the side of the ship and can say the item came from some other source, I...

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by Mortyman
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman
Replies: 358
Views: 24095

Re: Big trouble in the Gulf of Oman

A false flag operation, no doubt. One can say a lot about the Iranians, but they are not fools. They would not play into the hands of the warmongers in the US like this.

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by Mortyman
Sun May 26, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: D-Day plane returns to Europe for 75th anniversary
Replies: 7
Views: 2123

D-Day plane returns to Europe for 75th anniversary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgTS_yQuJHE


Wonderful to see and great that they managed to save it from scrapping.
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D-Day plane returns to Europe for 75th anniversary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgTS_yQuJHE


Wonderful to see and great that they managed to save it from scrapping.

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by Mortyman
Sun May 26, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russia plays near Alaska
Replies: 28
Views: 2907

Re: Russia plays near Alaska

dfwjim1 wrote:
So what happen if a Russian aircraft(s) that was being shadowed flew into that nation's airspace. If it didn't turn around would it be somehow forced down?



Forced to turn / down or as a last resort shot down. Why do you ask ?

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by Mortyman
Fri May 24, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1128
Views: 122036

Re: F-35 news thread

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsFsziXuw1E
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Norwegian F-35 visited Denmark so that the local people around their AFB could get a feeling for how much sound / decibel the F-35 produce compared to F-16's.

A video of the Norwegian F-35 entering Danish air space where it was escorted by Danish F-16

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsFsziXuw1E

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by Mortyman
Thu May 23, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russia plays near Alaska
Replies: 28
Views: 2907

Re: Russia plays near Alaska

During the 90's these types of missions from Russia basically went down to 0 as they didn't have the money, however they have steadely increased in the last 10 years and Norwegian and British fighter aircraft have to scramble to intercept. However we are still far, far away from the number of scramb...

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by Mortyman
Tue May 21, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Iran Threat Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 10819

Re: The Iran Threat Thread

The vast majority of the intelligence community has served under multiple presidents. I’ve got plenty of issues with his administration but picking on the line workers isn’t at all fair. I don’t think that’s what you meant to do but some people might of taken it that way. You might make the same cl...

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by Mortyman
Mon May 20, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Iran Threat Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 10819

Re: The Iran Threat Thread

You don’t view Iran attacking oil tankers and a Saudi oil pipeline as sabre rattling? Interesting. Source and evidence the attacks were done by IRGC..? a) United States intelligence b) The Norwegian insurer https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-iran-oil-tankers-exclusive/exclusive-insurer-says-ira...

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by Mortyman
Mon May 20, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Iran Threat Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 10819

Re: The Iran Threat Thread

Which nations would support the US in this war, I doubt any in Europe even the UK would get involved, the Australians have no stake in this, Japan and South Korea, not a chance, I doubt Turkey would get involved, so who does that leave? I even have doubts KSA would join in, so it it would be the US...

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by Mortyman
Sat May 18, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fly Bosnia
Replies: 14
Views: 3175

Re: Fly Bosnia

This is a joke. Sarajevo doesn't need a carrier to the Middle East, the airport needs to get its act together and make a deal with an LCC the same way Banja Luka and Tuzla did. Ryanair has been a godsent for Banja Luka and generally for northern Republika Srpska. well, Sarajevo has Norwegian, Pegas...

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by Mortyman
Sat May 18, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft
Replies: 180
Views: 22328

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft

Their transatlantic Boeing 767-300 is apparently without IFE in economy … They should fix that first ...

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by Mortyman
Wed May 15, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New route: Hainan Airlines starts OSL - PEK today
Replies: 0
Views: 421

New route: Hainan Airlines starts OSL - PEK today

New route: Hainan Airlines starts OSL - PEK today (15.05.2019) The direct route will be operated 3 times a week ( Monday, Wednesday and Fridays ) and the airline will use Airbus 330-200/300 on the route. The route is the first direct route between OSL and PEK ever and will carry both passengers and ...

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by Mortyman
Tue May 14, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Four oil tankers 'sabotaged' in the Gulf of Oman amid tensions
Replies: 39
Views: 2157

Re: Four oil tankers 'sabotaged' in the Gulf of Oman amid tensions

The whales' idea (or dolphins) is not about ramming the ships, but carrying explosives to them (suicide missions). I doubt you could hit the stern reliably, though. When I referred to the possibility of whales wearing body armor, I was making a joke. We have, however, just gone past shades of Day o...

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by Mortyman
Mon May 13, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you ever get nervous about flying solo to a communist country?
Replies: 36
Views: 2131

Re: Do you ever get nervous about flying solo to a communist country?

Maybe tell us what country you are planning on visiting ?

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by Mortyman
Mon May 13, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brussels Airlines future narrowbody fleet to be branded as Eurowings
Replies: 63
Views: 11448

Re: Brussels Airlines narrowbody fleet to be rebranded as Eurowings

Very sad and very dissepointed in Lufthansa.

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by Mortyman
Wed May 08, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-35 news thread
Replies: 1128
Views: 122036

Re: F-35 news thread

3 new F-35A for the Royal Norwegian air force arrived in Norway yesterday evening. Norway now has 12 in Norway and another 7 in the USA for training of pilots.

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by Mortyman
Wed May 08, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA results for April
Replies: 4
Views: 1540

Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA results for April

Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA results for April Better numbers, most likely helped in part by various cuts, but also easter holiday and the SAS strike https://media.uk.norwegian.com/pressreleases/norwegian-reports-passenger-growth-and-improved-on-time-performance-in-april-2869458 https://media.uk.norweg...

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by Mortyman
Tue May 07, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you could log any ten aircraft / airline combos, what would they be???
Replies: 24
Views: 2351

Re: If you could log any ten aircraft / airline combos, what would they be???

Airbus 380 - Lufthansa Airbus 380 - ANA All Nippon Airlines Airbus 350 - Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300 - Cathay Pacific Airbus 350-900ULR - Singapore airlines Airbus 340-600 - Iberia Qantas - Airbus 380 Boeing 777-300 - Air France Airbus 330 - AirCalin Airbus 330 - Hawaiian Airlines Out of service: ...

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by Mortyman
Tue May 07, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?
Replies: 79
Views: 12934

Re: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?

Airlines fly over warzones and confliczones all the time: Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, North Korea .... Nothing new Huh? What (major) conflict is there inside Iran? They are not even at a state of war with anybody (unlike North Korea, who is technically still at war against South Korea). Yes, but the U...

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by Mortyman
Tue May 07, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?
Replies: 79
Views: 12934

Re: KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace!?

Airlines fly over warzones and confliczones all the time:

Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, North Korea .... Nothing new

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by Mortyman
Wed May 01, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS on strike
Replies: 110
Views: 18123

Re: SAS on strike

According to NRK ( Norwegian television ) and a discussion / presentation yesterday on TV where the various parties were present, the numbers presented was: ( Monthly pay. Base salary with no adittions added like pr. diem, overtime etc ) First officer: Beginner salary 37000 NOK ( 4288 USD / 3817 EUR...

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by Mortyman
Wed May 01, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS on strike
Replies: 110
Views: 18123

Re: SAS on strike

A Swedish SAS pilot shared his salary slip: https://scontent.fcph4-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/58691886_10156152872436892_259687436546736128_n.jpg?_nc_cat=1&_nc_ht=scontent.fcph4-1.fna&oh=92c107f3b77aec6dc97a5213b15561bd&oe=5D6B4B1F €2540 or $2852 after taxes. But how long has he worked fo...

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by Mortyman
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS on strike
Replies: 110
Views: 18123

Re: SAS on strike

SAS lay off about 1000 employees

SAS lay off about 930 cabin employees and 70 luggage handlers as they at the moment don't have work for them due to the strike.

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by Mortyman
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS on strike
Replies: 110
Views: 18123

Re: SAS on strike

If this continues for too long, lets say another week, SAS may loose any possible surpluss that had been achieved after so much hard work. SAS is not in that good of a financial position. The parties are playing a very risky game here.

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by Mortyman
Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS on strike
Replies: 110
Views: 18123

Re: SAS on strike

Apparently several SAS flights are flying with alot of empty seats at the moment. People don't seem to understand that it's not all SAS flights that are cancelled … SAS perhaps need to communicate better to the public ?

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by Mortyman
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS on strike
Replies: 110
Views: 18123

Re: SAS on strike

SAS would have done the same thing as Norwegian if it was the other way around. Oh please... :roll: To be a fan of an airline is one thing, that's fair. But to be completely biased is another. First of all, considering your name here on the forum, I'm thinking you are a SAS fan. I think that is fin...

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by Mortyman
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS on strike
Replies: 110
Views: 18123

Re: SAS on strike

Also don't forget that it was us Danes that saved SAS a few years ago. Without that, all of Scandinavia would be f***ed. Who should've taking over? It would've taken any airlines ages to step in if SAS had collapsed. i think it was pilots across the pilot network in SAS ( Norwegian, Danish and Swed...

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by Mortyman
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS on strike
Replies: 110
Views: 18123

Re: SAS on strike

https://www.dn.no/luftfart/norwegian/sa ... 2-1-593963
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Norwegian has managed to add a few extra domestic flights in Norway. SAS pilot union is thankful for the help.

https://www.dn.no/luftfart/norwegian/sa ... 2-1-593963

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by Mortyman
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS on strike
Replies: 110
Views: 18123

Re: SAS on strike

More than 100,000 passengers are hit by the strike Friday and Saturday. It is still uncertain what happens on Sunday. SAS director Rickard Gustafson says Norway is the largest of the countries in which they operate, in number of passengers. He urges the pilots to return to the negotiating table. - S...

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by Mortyman
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS on strike
Replies: 110
Views: 18123

Re: SAS on strike

And in the news, the opposition (Norwegian Air) has increased its prices for the next few days, and is also removing a lot of flexibility to cancel tickets. https://www.newsinenglish.no/2019/04/25/sas-strike-threat-boosts-air-fares/ That is sure to lose Norwegian customer goodwill. Another nail in ...

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by Mortyman
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS on strike
Replies: 110
Views: 18123

Re: SAS on strike

And in the news, the opposition (Norwegian Air) has increased its prices for the next few days, and is also removing a lot of flexibility to cancel tickets. https://www.newsinenglish.no/2019/04/25/sas-strike-threat-boosts-air-fares/ That is sure to lose Norwegian customer goodwill. Another nail in ...

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by Mortyman
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS on strike
Replies: 110
Views: 18123

Re: SAS on strike

Apparently they want 13 % salary increase and according to the manager of the pilot association in SAS Norway, the party also entered negotiations with a requirement to get approximately the same agreement as the competitors Norwegian, Ryanair or EasyJet. This is about how a pilot can plan his or he...

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by Mortyman
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS on strike
Replies: 110
Views: 18123

Re: SAS on strike

https://www.nrk.no/norge/sas-flygerne-g ... 1.14528009

I Guess Norwegian will step in and offer their services instead ?
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1400 pilots alltogether in Norway, Denmark and Sweden has gone on strike. Already many cancellations.

https://www.nrk.no/norge/sas-flygerne-g ... 1.14528009

I Guess Norwegian will step in and offer their services instead ?

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by Mortyman
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS on strike
Replies: 110
Views: 18123

SAS on strike

https://www.sasgroup.net/en/the-swedish ... on-strike/
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SAS Swedish pilot union is on strike and it seems like Norwegian and Danish pilot unions follow

https://www.sasgroup.net/en/the-swedish ... on-strike/

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