Escape Wizard
Destination Guide | How to use Escape Wizard


ALPA files lawsuit against Spirit Airlines

In the wake of the Air Line Pilots Association filing a lawsuit against Sprit Airlines, the carrier announced that the work rule concessions they have asked for are imperative for the airline to remain competitive. Fuel prices have tripled in the last 24 months and many carriers have ceased to fly due to the economic downturn. Spirit’s president and CEO, Ben Baldanza, recently announced: (quote) The work rule adjustments were among dozens of cost savings initiatives implemented at Spirit in response to unprecedented oil prices and a slowing US economy.(quote)Each of the changes is permitted under the existing collective bargaining agreement. We understand that some of our pilots are unhappy about the changes but, in our view, the work rule adjustments are critically necessary in these challenging times for the well being of the company and our employees. Each issue is being negotiated in already scheduled arbitrations or in our ongoing collective bargaining under supervision of a Federal mediator. (quote)

Baldanza further stated, (quote) the negative effect of current market conditions on the airline industry is unprecedented. Spirit certainly is not singling out its pilots, who do an outstanding job every day and have helped the company reduce fuel consumption and other costs. We believe that the airlines that step up to these tough choices will protect the most jobs and have the best chance at securing a stable future for their employees. (quote)

05.09.2008. 06:02




Recent Articles:

    JetBlue Announces Its Own Wine Expert, Jon Bonne
    SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/23/14 -- In anticipation of the launch of its new Mint service to San Francisco, JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU) today announces its very own wine expert, Jon Bonné. The esteemed wine expert is also the Wine Editor at The San Francisco Chronicle and author of the award-winning book The New California Wine.

    In this unique role, Jon is responsible ... Readmore
    JetBlue to Add Service Between San Francisco and Las Vegas
    SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/01/14 -- JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU) today announces plans to launch new nonstop service between San Francisco International Airport and McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. The award-winning airline will offer two daily roundtrips beginning January 5, 2015.

    To celebrate this new route, flights are now on sale starting at $38 one way (... Readmore
    United Airlines to Add Wi-Fi, Personal Device Entertainment to Regional Jets
    CHICAGO, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today announced plans to outfit more than 200 two-cabin United Express regional jets with Wi-Fi and personal device entertainment, with the first Wi-Fi-enabled flights expected later this year.

    The airline intends to install Gogo*s ATG-4 advanced air-to-ground Wi-Fi product on E170, E175 and CRJ700 aircraft and to complete planned i... Readmore
    United Expands Pacific Footprint with Four New Route Launches Next Week
    CHICAGO, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines will launch four new Pacific routes next week, beginning with nonstop service between Los Angeles and Melbourne, Australia, and between San Francisco and Tokyo*s Haneda Airport, on Oct. 26, 2014. Later in the week, the airline will also launch two new routes from its Guam hub – Seoul, South Korea, on Oct. 27 and Shanghai on Oct. 28.
    Spring Break 2015 In Costa Rica- Southwest Airlines Can Get You There
    Southwest Airlines® (NYSE: LUV) today published an initial flight schedule for new, daily nonstop service between Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport and Juan Santa Maria International Airport in San Jose, Costa Rica, facilitating connecting service between 17 additional cities in the U.S. and the carrier*s first destination in Central America, subject the approval of the... Readmore
    Southwest Airlines Celebrates Love Field*s Freedom To Fly
    Southwest Airlines® (NYSE: LUV) is giving away 1,000 free flights to celebrate its new-found freedom from its home airport, Dallas Love Field. The carrier is celebrating the repeal of the law known as the **Wright Amendment** which was imposed in 1979, limiting the reach of Dallas* convenient airport. Starting today, the airline begins offering new nonstop flights from Love Field to the first of ... Readmore
    Delta Airlines and Virgin Atlantic Celebrate Start of New Services
    ATLANTA and LONDON, October 24, 2014 - Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) and Virgin Atlantic this weekend are marking the launch of their new services between London-Heathrow and Los Angeles and London-Heathrow and Atlanta respectively.

    The new routes are the first transfer of operations between the two airlines since the launch of their joint venture earlier this year and will offer more choi... Readmore
    Delta Strengthens Support of Los Angeles Entertainment, Tech Communities
    LOS ANGELES, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) completed another step toward becoming the carrier of choice for Los Angeles* entertainment and production communities with the recent introduction of service to additional industry destinations. In partnership with Virgin Atlantic Airways, Delta will launch direct service to London-Heathrow on Oct. 26; in December, Delta will ... Readmore
    American Airlines To Expand Los Angeles HUB By Offering New Nonstop Flights To Atlanta
    FORT WORTH, Texas – Customers in Atlanta and Los Angeles will soon have new travel options between their cities when American Airlines launches nonstop service between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) on March 5, 2015. Customers may begin booking travel on these flights on Sunday, Oct. 12.

    These new routes will furth... Readmore
    American Airlines and Jetstar Japan Announce Codeshare Agreement
    FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines customers will have greater access to domestic Japanese destinations starting on October 22, 2014, thanks to a new codeshare agreement between American and Jetstar Japan.

    Under the new arrangement, American Airlines will place its *AA* code on services operated by Jetstar Japan between Tokyo Narita International Airport ... Readmore

Flight | Travel Package | Hotel | Cars | Cruise | Deals | Add to Google Toolbar | Manage Email Subscriptions
Help | About EscapeWizard | Press Mentions | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Terms of Use | Feedback | Sitemap | Destination Guide

© 2007-2014 Escape Wizard Travelers, All Rights Reserved.