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Aer Lingus Pilots Bemoan & Protest Lack of Oneworld Pay Parity

Aer Lingus Pilots Bemoan & Protest Lack of Oneworld Pay Parity

Old Oct 3, 2000, 3:07 pm
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Aer Lingus Pilots Bemoan & Protest Lack of Oneworld Pay Parity

Union pilots at Aer Lingus have agreed to not accept work on their days off in protest over the lack of pay parity with their oneworld alliance counterparts at British Airways and American Airlines.
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Old Oct 4, 2000, 2:19 am
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I've been watching this very closely as I am in Cork right now and plan to return home to PHX on Saturday. I'm flying EI to Heathrow at 7:30am, and then connecting on AA the rest of the way to PHX.

I've seen on the Channel 3 news over here that there are additional labor disputes with baggage handlers, and customer service reps. All have threatened some kind "industrial action".

The Examiner reported the pilot's unions intentions yesterday, but I have not seen any additional print on the other unions.

Anyone else out there know anything? I've just got this really bad feeling that a Saturday 7:30am flight is a very good candidate to fall victim to one of these groups (particularily the pilots not working overtime). It's at the very end of the week, and people have to get up pretty early to support it.

Oh well, if anything happens I'll just add it to my list of unbelieveable adventure stories that I share with my colleagues at various times.

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Old Oct 14, 2000, 4:13 pm
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Did you make it back without too much adventure?
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Old Oct 14, 2000, 5:07 pm
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Old Oct 16, 2000, 10:34 am
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Yes, I made it home without any problems. However, my office in Cork just put out email that another American visit had to be postponed due to the strike.

I'm scheduled to return in early November. This will be my last flight for a while as I will be temporarily relocating there for 18 months. It never fails, just as you get status with an airline (AA), then you stop flying all together. With this new assignment I'll probably travel back to the U.S. twice a year. Which won't be enough to requalify next year.

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Old Oct 17, 2000, 7:22 am
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Tens of thousands of pax were affected when Irish national carrier Aer Lingus today cancelled some 200 flights because of a threatened 24-hour stoppage over pay by cabin crews.
http://news.airwise.com/cgi-bin/stor...971775313.html
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Old Oct 25, 2000, 5:42 am
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Unfortunately looks like a kind of reprise this weekend!
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