United Airlines closing Sea-Tac pilot base

United Airlines is shuttering its pilot base at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Though the closure isn’t official until March, Wednesday is the last day when the 39 United pilots at the base will be scheduled to start or end their trips out of Seattle. The move parallels the closure of United’s flight-attendant base at Sea-Tac, due to be final by the end of this month. United continues to fly out of Seattle, but it has reduced its presence over the past year as Delta and Alaska Airlines have expanded. Airline pilots …
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Contemporary Perceptions about Aviation and Pilots in the USA (Comedy)

Contemporary Perceptions about Aviation and Pilots in the USA

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Pilot Rules

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Lufthansa pilots to strike again on long-haul on Thursday

(Reuters) – Pilots at Deutsche Lufthansa AG (LHAG.DE) said they would strike again on Thursday on long-haul and cargo flights, after a two-day stoppage on Monday and Tuesday stranded thousands of travellers. The union said in a statement that short and medium-haul flights and those of budget carrier Germanwings would not be affected by the action on Thursday. The strike, the ninth this year in a dispute over an early retirement scheme, forced Germany’s flagship airline to cancel close to half of all scheduled flights for Monday and Tuesday, affecting …
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