Articles tagged “labor”

British Airways Breaks Cabin Crew Strike With Qatar Airways Planes

British Airways Breaks Cabin Crew Strike With Qatar Airways Planes

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Qatar Airways had spare planes to lend to its partner, British Airways, because of laptop restrictions in the U.S. and its squabble with its Middle Eastern neighbors. It's all helping British Airways beat back a cabin crew strike at London Heathrow.

3 weeks ago

British Airways Seeks Planes and Crew From Qatar During Proposed Flight Attendant Strike

British Airways Seeks Planes and Crew From Qatar During Proposed Flight Attendant Strike

Brian Sumers, Skift

Most passengers would love it if British Airways could keep flying a full schedule even while many of its flight attendants are on strike. But will regulators let British Airways wet-lease nine planes registered in Qatar?

1 month ago

British Airways Passengers Face More Flight Cancellations if Cabin Crews Strike

British Airways Passengers Face More Flight Cancellations if Cabin Crews Strike

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

British Airways would be smart to drop its insistence on removing travel benefits for flight crews who participated in prior job actions. There's a tentative agreement in place over salaries so the punitive measures seem vindictive.

2 months ago

Uber Owes Millions of Dollars to Its New York City Drivers

Uber Owes Millions of Dollars to Its New York City Drivers

Tom McElroy, Associated Press

Uber's very bad year only seems to be getting worse.

2 months ago

Hotel Union Questions Anbang’s Motives During Contract Negotiations

Hotel Union Questions Anbang’s Motives During Contract Negotiations

Hui-yong Yu, Bloomberg

It was probably for the best that Anbang didn't wind up triumphing over Marriott to buy Starwood, especially given the confusing nature of its ownership structure.

2 months ago

Cathay Cuts 600 Jobs as It Tries to Get Costs Under Control

Cathay Cuts 600 Jobs as It Tries to Get Costs Under Control

Bloomberg News, Bloomberg

It might please investors to cut jobs but Cathy Pacific's problems run much deeper. It needs to work out where it fits in an airline environment that is rapidly changing.

2 months ago

Spirit Airlines Gets Support From Federal Court in Disagreement With Pilot Union

Spirit Airlines Gets Support From Federal Court in Disagreement With Pilot Union

Brian Sumers, Skift

The union said it will comply with the order. But does that mean Spirit flights will immediately start running on-time again? Probably not.

3 months ago

U.S. Resorts Face Staffing Shortages Following Visa Restrictions

U.S. Resorts Face Staffing Shortages Following Visa Restrictions

Jennifer McDermott, Associated Press

The U.S. government is looking to make it easier for companies to hire temporary workers, but changes will likely happen too late into the busy summer travel season to prevent a serious impact on hotels and restaurants across the country.

3 months ago

American Airlines CEO Hopes Huge Employee Salary Hikes Will Reset Relations

American Airlines CEO Hopes Huge Employee Salary Hikes Will Reset Relations

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

When it comes to compensation, we've seen bigger mistakes by CEOs. This will get Parker more support from the rank and file in the years ahead.

3 months ago

American Airlines CEO Rejects Criticism of ‘Unprecedented’ Flight Crew Pay Hikes

American Airlines CEO Rejects Criticism of ‘Unprecedented’ Flight Crew Pay Hikes

Dennis Schaal, Skift

American Airlines CEO Doug Parker is playing the long game. Surprise pay hikes for pilots and flight attendants will cost roughly $350 million in 2018 and 2019. But if airlines truly want to avoid more customer service-related dramas, one way to get there is to adequately compensate your workforce.

3 months ago

Some American Airlines’ Flight Attendants Still Have Health Concerns About New Uniforms

Some American Airlines’ Flight Attendants Still Have Health Concerns About New Uniforms

Associated Press

American Air isn't going to come out and admit the problem is as bad as some employees say it is, so this is likely as close to offering an olive branch as the airline will come.

4 months ago

American Is Leaving Thousands of Standby Passengers Stranded Says Pilots Union

American Is Leaving Thousands of Standby Passengers Stranded Says Pilots Union

David Koenig, Associated Press

General rule of thumb, given the fact that airlines tend to be more interested in meeting their bottom lines or getting on-time departure records: Try not to fly standby.

4 months ago