Originally Posted by NEDude
NAS, NAI and NLH all operate under the same banner. You book tickets on one site, the planes are all painted the same, the crew uniforms are all the same. Just different operating certificates. So the question still remains, which certificate and which equipment is being used for the operations between the European territories in the Caribbean and the United States?
The problem started when the 737 pilots working for Norwgian Air forgot to include a scope clause in the their contract.
So the boss order a fleet of B-787s for long-haul and hire a bunch of contractors to fly them. Same owner, same paint job, same everything but with the liberal EU rules he started a "new" company in Ireland to bypass the Norwegian labor laws, then cranks up a base in Bangkok getting cheap cabin crews from that part of the world, a London base for ex-pat pilots getting tired of the Middel East and China paying them just about enough to get qualified applicants, but not a shekel more.
Then using free flight agreements they start flying to the US: Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, New York, San Fran, etc., while applying for permanent rights and routes using a temporary approval.
The above in a nut-shell but so far everything is legal, no scabbing, no violations, just setting the bar lower and lower.
With the present and future pilot shortage they will probably have to up the ante a bit, but for now it is working.
That you BA?