oneworld's questionable safety

Old Oct 10, 02, 3:24 am
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oneworld's questionable safety

From Airwise.com:

The global oneworld alliance has come under fire from its own cockpit crews who are calling on member airlines and their partners to "clean up their act on labor relations and eroding safety margins."

The call came today from the oneworld Cockpit Crew Coalition at its meeting in Hong Kong.

The OCCC, which represents 28,000 cockpit crew worldwide, said it had overwhelming concern over evidence of some of the alliance's carriers intimidating employees who raise safety and security concerns.

"What has been happening in recent months within some oneworld members and partner airlines is very disturbing," said the organization's chairman, Captain Nigel Demery.

"While these are difficult times for the airline industry, adopting unfair labor practices or compromising commitments to safety simply will not result in better service or profitable airlines in the long-term.

"We believe in the concept around which the oneworld alliance was built, but it appears that some members' practices have clearly strayed far off course."

The OCCC appointed a Task Force to investigate the disparity between Alliance members and partner airlines' standards and to make more detailed recommendations regarding further action on the issues.

Oneworld member airlines are Aer Lingus, American, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, LanChile, Japan Airlines, Swiss and Qantas). The alliance also has a number of code-share affiliates.

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Old Oct 10, 02, 5:40 am
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by crazycrab955:
From Airwise.com:


Oneworld member airlines are Aer Lingus, American, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, LanChile, Japan Airlines, Swiss and Qantas). The alliance also has a number of code-share affiliates.

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I notice this report lists SWISS as a Oneworld airline. Is this a sign of things to come?




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Old Oct 10, 02, 9:21 am
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I think the report has too many errors to be 100% credible? JL isn't a oneworld airline though it is associated with several.
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Old Oct 10, 02, 9:30 am
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And what has all this to do with SQ?? Is SQ planning on defecting from *A and joining 1W? As other posters have pointed out, Swiss and JAL are NOT OW members.
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Old Oct 10, 02, 9:32 am
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I'm going to move this thread over to the oneworld forum...

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/Forum83/HTML/001207.html



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