Articles tagged “pilots”

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Spirit Airlines Offers Big Raises to Pilots in New Contract – Union Memo

The bargaining power of pilots continues as Spirit Airlines looks to bolster its workforce to meet booming travel demand in the face of a pilot shortage.

Spirit Airlines Offers Big Raises to Pilots in New Contract – Union Memo

Airline Weekly

How Delta’s New $7 Billion Pilot Agreement Will Put Pressure on Airlines Struggling With Costs

The cost of peace with pilots comes at a high price tag for Delta — and the overall airline industry.

How Delta’s New $7 Billion Pilot Agreement Will Put Pressure on Airlines Struggling With Costs

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Delta Offers Pilots Hefty Pay Raises as Unions Flex Power

Keeping pilots happy may be critical. Carrier’s planes are quite full, so U.S. airline growth depends on expanding routes and schedules. If Delta's labor pact happens, and JetBlue's merger with Spirit happens (leading to a boost in Spirit crew pay), labor wage (and fare) inflation is next.

Delta Offers Pilots Hefty Pay Raises as Unions Flex Power

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If Southwest Had All the Pilots It Needed, Here’s How Business Would Change

Filling Southwest's pilot shortage can't come soon enough for CEO Bob Jordan, who sees the staffing challenges as the biggest barrier preventing the carrier from further taking advantage of massive travel demand.

If Southwest Had All the Pilots It Needed, Here’s How Business Would Change

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Eurowings Pilots Plan 3-Day Strike Monday

Pilots at Eurowings have a lot of leverage now given the labor shortage and all of the disruption taking place at European airports.

Airlines

Sunwing Union Opposes Canadian Carrier’s Plans to Hire Foreign Pilots

The pilot shortage is prompting airlines to take steps that unions won't like.

Sunwing Union Opposes Canadian Carrier’s Plans to Hire Foreign Pilots

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Ex-Spirit CEO Ben Baldanza Thinks Electric Planes Face Huge Commercial Challenges

The future commercial use of electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicles, or eVTOLs, will be "highly challenging," according to former Spirit Airlines CEO Ben Baldanza, who's a fan of the technology's potential, but thinks industrial and military applications would take place first. The Archer Aviation Maker aircraft on its first flight in December 2021. Baldanza,…

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Lufthansa Pilots Could Strike Anytime After Rejecting Wage Offer

These days, pilot demands for automatic inflation compensation would be a very nice perk indeed.

Lufthansa Pilots Could Strike Anytime After Rejecting Wage Offer

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A Flight Attendant’s Tips for Travelers Reveal a Lot About the Industry Too

Are flight crews sometimes the last to know about cancellations? Veteran flight attendant Kristie Koerbel's tips for travelers on navigating the current travel chaos and cancellations, as published in The New York Times, also had some interesting tidbits about the airline industry as a business. Shown here, a Delta flight attendant offers complimentary welcome Bellini…

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American Airlines Pitches up to $64,000 Pay Raise to Pilots

American Airlines proposed a 16.9 percent pay raise to pilots in a contract offer to the Allied Pilots Association (APA) union, CEO Robert Isom said Thursday. The raise would bring pay for pilots at American in line with rates for their counterparts at United Airlines, Isom said in a video message that was first reported…