Booking flights? Several airlines may be affected by strikes


Like any traveler, I appreciate a heads up of any matter that may create a kink in my schedule. 

Have you heard?

 

Lufthansa pilots may strike…voting closes Feb 17th

Lufthansa Pilots Ballot on Strike Action

Comparecarrentals.co.uk

Posted: January 25th, 2010

Written By: Ted Harris

(excerpt)

It now seems that the German pilots union Vereinigung Cockpit is balloting its Lufthansa members on strike action. According to reports Vereinigung Cockpit has sent the ballot to 4,500 pilots employed by Lufthansa, Lufthansa Cargo and Germanwings. The voting closes as of February 17th.

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British Airways may strike 1st week of March. BA training employees to fill in just in case.

British Airways Is Training Employees as Fill-Ins if Attendants Strike

The New York Times – Travel Section

Posted: January 25, 2010

Written By: Julia Werdigier

(excerpt)

British Airways began Monday to teach employee volunteers, including engineers and pilots, how to serve meals, conduct safety demonstrations and sell duty-free goods on a flight if the attendants walk off the job. Unite, Britain’s biggest trade union, has asked the 12,000-member British Airways cabin crews it represents to vote now through Feb. 22 on whether to strike.

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