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JetBlue Pilots Vote to Join Union

JetBlue Pilots Vote to Join Union

Pilots at JetBlue Airways voted to join a union, the first-ever such move at the New York-based airline, which was founded in 1999.
After twice voting against a proposal to join the Air Line Pilots Association in 2009 and 2011 respectively, 71% of pilots at JetBlue said they were in favor of joining ALPA in the current round of voting, according to a statement released by the National Mediation Board.
The change …

London Underground Workers Call for Strike After Talks Fail

London Underground Workers Call for Strike After Talks Fail

Transport for London, or TfL, the agency responsible for much of the public transportation system in London, said that members of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers, or RMT, will go through with plans to stage strikes in response to a breakdown in negotiations.
Leaders of the union announced their plans after talks concerning pensions, pay, and safety issues with TfL failed.
The strikes will take place on April …

Delta Completes Installation of Lie-Flat Seats on International Widebody Fleet

Delta Completes Installation of Lie-Flat Seats on International Widebody Fleet

Delta Air Lines announced it has finished outfitting its BusinessElite cabins on all of its international widebody planes with fully lie-flat seats with direct-aisle access.
Aircraft in Delta’s fleet which offer the lie-flat seats include all of its Airbus A330-200, A330-300, Boeing 767-300ER, 737-400ER, 747, 777-200ER, and 777-200LR planes.
In addition, the airline plans to install the lie-flat seats with direct-aisle access on its Boeing 757-200 transcontinental fleet.  The carrier will launch three …

Cuba Travel Services to Offer New Miami-Holguin Flight

Cuba Travel Services to Offer New Miami-Holguin Flight

Cuba Travel Services announced it will launch a new, non-stop flight between Miami and Holguin, a city on the eastern shore of Cuba, on June 5. The new flight will offered once a week and will be operated by Sun Country Airlines, using Boeing 737-800 aircraft configured with two classes of service.
Flights are scheduled to depart Miami at 4:30 p.m. on Thursdays and arrive in Holguin at 5:45 p.m. Flights …

Lufthansa to Continue Partnership with US Airways

Lufthansa to Continue Partnership with US Airways

German flag carrier Lufthansa announced plans to it to continue its long-time partnership with US Airways as well as its non-stop flight between Munich to Charlotte, North Carolina.
The airline, which first launched the Munich-Charlotte flight in 2004, currently operates the route with a three-class Airbus A340-600 between the two cities.  According to Lufthansa, it is the only airline to offer a first-class cabin on that route.
Lufthansa announced that it will …

Heathrow Express Workers Plan 48-Hour Strike

Heathrow Express Workers Plan 48-Hour Strike

Rail workers who operate the Heathrow Express service will go on strike, the Rail, Maritime and Transport Union said.
Members of the union plan to walk off the job at 3:00 a.m. on April 29 for 48 hours.  The strike is to protest a workforce reorganization that the union says could imperil over 200 jobs.  Heathrow Express says that the changes are necessary to “improve customer service, improve safety and protect …

Bluefin 21 Completes Two-Thirds of Flight 370 Sea Floor Search

Bluefin 21 Completes Two-Thirds of Flight 370 Sea Floor Search

As the 45-day mark in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet struck, a Malaysian government met with relatives of the passengers who were on the ill-fated flight to discuss possible compensation, while an autonomous underwater vehicle continued to scour the ocean floor looking for signs of wreckage.
Malaysia’s deputy foreign affairs minister, Hamzah Zainuddin, who heads a government committee overseeing the needs of the next of kin, held meetings …