Articles tagged “ALPA”

Frontier’s Pilots Reach Tentative Deal on New Contract Making a Strike Unlikely

Frontier’s Pilots Reach Tentative Deal on New Contract Making a Strike Unlikely

Brian Sumers, Skift

No one wanted to see another airline strike. Good for Frontier and the pilots union for reaching an agreement. Passengers should hope it sticks.

6 months ago

Spirit Air Pilots Won’t Contest Judge’s Order Over Job Action

Spirit Air Pilots Won’t Contest Judge’s Order Over Job Action

Associated Press

We're not surprised the Air Line Pilots Association is not contesting the judge's order. Among all pilot unions, ALPA is considered the most sensible. The union likely had no appetite for a long-term court fight with Spirit.

2 years ago

Spirit Air Sues Its Pilots Union After Airline Had to Cancel Hundreds of Flights

Spirit Air Sues Its Pilots Union After Airline Had to Cancel Hundreds of Flights

Brian Sumers, Skift

It has not been a good week for Spirit's operation. But airlines often prevail in cases like these, so on-time performance could improve soon.

2 years ago

Norwegian Air Will Hire U.S. Pilots After Accusations of Flouting Labor Standards

Norwegian Air Will Hire U.S. Pilots After Accusations of Flouting Labor Standards

Brian Sumers, Skift

Considering how tight the labor supply is, and how much U.S. pilot unions dislike Norwegian Air, it will be interesting to see how many applications the airline receives. Then again, pilots love flying big modern jets, and the Boeing 787 is about as good as it gets.

3 years ago

JetBlue Is Training Pilots Without Any Previous Flying Experience

JetBlue Is Training Pilots Without Any Previous Flying Experience

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

It seems odd that an airline would train prospective pilots with absolutely no experience flying an aircraft. But while that's unusual for the United States, airlines in the rest of the world have used this approach for years. It works well.

3 years ago