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Articles tagged “labor”

Lufthansa Pilot Strike Is a Bad Start to Holiday Travel Season — Skift Business Traveler

Lufthansa Pilot Strike Is a Bad Start to Holiday Travel Season — Skift Business Traveler

Grant Martin, Skift

Passengers flying on Lufthansa this week may want to recheck their itineraries -- Lufthansa pilots just authorized an extension to their strike into the middle of this week.

6 days ago

Lufthansa’s Pilots Say They’re Open to Talks After Four Days of Strikes

Lufthansa’s Pilots Say They’re Open to Talks After Four Days of Strikes

Reuters

While Lufthansa, Air France, Alitalia, and others struggle mightily with their labor challenges, companies like IAG that fought big battles in previous years can only sit back and watch with restrained schadenfreude.

6 days ago

Alitalia May Slash Jobs and Ground Planes in Turn-Around Effort

Alitalia May Slash Jobs and Ground Planes in Turn-Around Effort

Stanley Carvalho and Agnieszka Flak, Reuters

Alitalia's problems make Air France and Lufthansa's seem like a field day.

1 week ago

Lufthansa Pilot Strike Cancels 1,800 Flights Worldwide

Lufthansa Pilot Strike Cancels 1,800 Flights Worldwide

Associated Press

Long-simmering labor disputes aren't just bad for Lufthansa's growth or its business. It's bad for passengers, too.

2 weeks ago

Airline Labor Groups Worry Industry Boom Won’t Last

Airline Labor Groups Worry Industry Boom Won’t Last

Michael Sasso and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Since U.S. airlines have been on the upswing for so long, airline workers are now preparing for how the next downturn will erode their gains in recent years.

2 weeks ago

UK Judges Tell Uber It’s Kidding Itself That It’s Not a Taxi Service

UK Judges Tell Uber It’s Kidding Itself That It’s Not a Taxi Service

Jeremy Hodges and Jeremy Kahn, Bloomberg

A victory of common sense over the worst kind of Silicon Valley BS. Far too many companies want to say they are something they are not in order to avoid responsibility to both employees and customers.

1 month ago

United Needs More Revenue to Help Pay for Its New Labor Deals

United Needs More Revenue to Help Pay for Its New Labor Deals

Brian Sumers , Skift

Give credit to United CEO Oscar Munoz for reaching new labor deals with many of United's employee groups. But buying labor peace is expensive. And now United's new executive team needs to come up with some creative ways to offset the increased costs.

2 months ago

Delta CEO: There’s No Pilot Shortage, But We’re Giving Raises Anyway

Delta CEO: There’s No Pilot Shortage, But We’re Giving Raises Anyway

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Delta's CEO appears confident following third quarter earnings that were better than analysts predicted, and he maintains that Richard Anderson's departure was part of the succession plan all along.

2 months 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.

2 months ago

Norwegian Air CEO Interview: Regulators and Airlines Are Afraid of Us

Norwegian Air CEO Interview: Regulators and Airlines Are Afraid of Us

Brian Sumers, Skift

Many U.S. airlines and their employee unions are concerned about Norwegian's rapid growth — and for good reason. With its low cost, long-haul model, Norwegian is a threat to legacy airlines.

2 months ago

The Hotel Lab in Hong Kong Training Future Hospitality Leaders

The Hotel Lab in Hong Kong Training Future Hospitality Leaders

Colin Nagy, Skift

The world is in dire need of better, more realistic hospitality training and accreditation. Hospitality and social environments will only continue to grow as we desire to get off of our phones, look up from screens and take in generous hospitality and be surrounded by others in lively environments.

2 months ago

Southwest’s Tentative Deal With Pilots May Be in Jeopardy

Southwest’s Tentative Deal With Pilots May Be in Jeopardy

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Airline pilots have not had this much leverage in a long time, and it seems they want to use it. This is fine as long as carriers keep reporting massive profits. But if the industry suffers another downturn, airlines are going to have a tough time paying pilots so much money.

2 months ago