News and notes from around the interweb:
- Up to 40 British Airways Boeing 777 pilots may fly for Qatar Airways this winter. Qatar is the largest owner of British Airways parent company IAG.
Meanwhile U.S. airlines are hiring pilots out of Australia, a lesser-considered consequence of Australia’s Covid crackdown could be long-term damage to its economy in unexpected ways.
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- The successor to transatlantic low cost carrier Norwegian, Norse Atlantic, plans to start service in summer 2022 between Oslo and Fort Lauderdale (South Florida), Stewart-Newburgh (“New York”), and Ontario (“Southern California”) in order to avoid direct competition. Here, by the way, is why low cost long haul airlines fail.
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- It’s not just their pilots: American Airlines mechanics union in Tulsa, against mandatory vaccinations. United reports 98.5% of employees vaccinated, Delta 82%. American Airlines hasn’t revealed its number.
- Flight attendants union head Sara Nelson is talking up workers banding together ‘across industries’ as she seems to test the waters for a run to lead the AFL-CIO.