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Old 04-17-2018, 11:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Al Czervik View Post
The Norwegian Air scum that had the audacity to put Babe Ruth on the tail of one of their 787’s.
Norwegian has three employee workgroups:
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Norwegian Long Haul
...and the infamous Norwegian Air Intl.

They are currently all Nordic/Euro Pilots, under those respective labor rules. The last one, NAI, only flies 737s. The current 787s you see flying today are Norwegian LH pilots. They have been are fighting their mgmt over scope and don’t want to see 787s given to the NAI workgroup either. In fact all the Ireland registered AC have been re-registered in Norway or UK, meaning the NAI we fought to deny, has in fact died.

If you want something to be mad at, check our what Swiss did with their new 777s—They gave them to their regional partner to operate, how bout that. They fly them to the US too.
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Old 04-18-2018, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Fr8Thrust View Post
Norwegian has three employee workgroups:
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Norwegian Long Haul
...and the infamous Norwegian Air Intl.

They are currently all Nordic/Euro Pilots, under those respective labor rules. The last one, NAI, only flies 737s. The current 787s you see flying today are Norwegian LH pilots. They have been are fighting their mgmt over scope and don’t want to see 787s given to the NAI workgroup either. In fact all the Ireland registered AC have been re-registered in Norway or UK, meaning the NAI we fought to deny, has in fact died.

If you want something to be mad at, check our what Swiss did with their new 777s—They gave them to their regional partner to operate, how bout that. They fly them to the US too.
Yup. The TOTD is the MGT schmuck that had the idea of the business model and put him on the tail.
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Old 04-18-2018, 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Fr8Thrust View Post
Norwegian has three employee workgroups:
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Norwegian Long Haul
...and the infamous Norwegian Air Intl.

They are currently all Nordic/Euro Pilots, under those respective labor rules. The last one, NAI, only flies 737s. The current 787s you see flying today are Norwegian LH pilots. They have been are fighting their mgmt over scope and don’t want to see 787s given to the NAI workgroup either. In fact all the Ireland registered AC have been re-registered in Norway or UK, meaning the NAI we fought to deny, has in fact died.

If you want something to be mad at, check our what Swiss did with their new 777s—They gave them to their regional partner to operate, how bout that. They fly them to the US too.
You have a link to info on the Swiss deal?
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Old 04-18-2018, 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Fr8Thrust View Post
Norwegian has three employee workgroups:
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Norwegian Long Haul
...and the infamous Norwegian Air Intl.

They are currently all Nordic/Euro Pilots, under those respective labor rules. The last one, NAI, only flies 737s. The current 787s you see flying today are Norwegian LH pilots. They have been are fighting their mgmt over scope and don’t want to see 787s given to the NAI workgroup either. In fact all the Ireland registered AC have been re-registered in Norway or UK, meaning the NAI we fought to deny, has in fact died.

If you want something to be mad at, check our what Swiss did with their new 777s—They gave them to their regional partner to operate, how bout that. They fly them to the US too.
NAI actually didn't get 787 so the ones in fll I see aren't the bad guys.... oops
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Old 04-18-2018, 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Al Czervik View Post
Yup. The TOTD is the MGT schmuck that had the idea of the business model and put him on the tail.
Exactly. I share that piece because a lot of people paint all Norwegian planes and crews with the same paint brush. If only we spent those same efforts fixing our own internal scope issues (regional airlines).

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You have a link to info on the Swiss deal?
Look up “Swiss Global Airlines” and “Swiss Intl Air Lines”. Wikipedia should tell it all.
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Old 04-20-2018, 03:29 AM
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My company buys me full fare tickets and I still check in with the flight deck and introduce myself to the lead F/A. Its nice to know you have at least one trained ABP in the back.
I have never "checked in" with the flight crew of an flight on whcih I'm a ticked passenger. Why on earth would they care? I'm just another passenger. I'm not special because I happen to be a pilot.
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Old 04-20-2018, 04:10 AM
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I have never "checked in" with the flight crew of an flight on which I'm a ticked passenger. Why on earth would they care? I'm just another passenger. I'm not special because I happen to be a pilot.
Fixed it for you.

Anyway... some cabin crew like to know there’s an ABP onboard in the event they need to be located to an emergency exit row seat.

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Old 04-20-2018, 04:45 AM
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Fixed it for you.
Thanks.

What's an APB? Additional Pilot (something) ? At my carrier there's "ACM" (Additional Crew Member) but I'm not a crewmember, I'm just a ticketed passenger who coincidentally happens to be employed as a pilot at another, unrelated carrier.
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Old 04-20-2018, 04:49 AM
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Originally Posted by A Squared View Post
Thanks.

What's an APB?
All Points Bulletin. They are coming for you!
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Old 04-20-2018, 04:51 AM
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Originally Posted by A Squared View Post
Thanks.

What's an APB? Additional Pilot (something) ? At my carrier there's "ACM" (Additional Crew Member) but I'm not a crewmember, I'm just a ticketed passenger who coincidentally happens to be employed as a pilot at another, unrelated carrier.
Oops... dyslexia... ABP “Able Body Person”.
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