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Pilots' union sues American Airlines to stop flights to China amid coronavirus outbreak

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APA President Capt. Eric Ferguson is asking his union members to not accept flight assignments to China and is asking those already in the country to leave as soon as possible. (www.wfaa.com) More...

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airuphere
airuphere 2
“Korean Air Lines Co Ltd and Singapore Airlines are sending additional crew to fly each plane straight back, avoiding overnight stays.

The South Korean carrier also said it was loading hazmat suits for flight attendants who might need to take care of suspected coronavirus cases in the air.”
airuphere
airuphere 2
Why not just cancel flights.. must be a huge additional cost to bring em home each night?
racerxx
racerxx 3
The executives won’t be able to line their pockets
jhakunti
Jayden Hakunti 1
It could contribute to unnecessarily accelerating destabilization.
Cactus732
Cactus732 2
Those examples are not relevant to AAs operation. You can’t deahead a crew on a 12-16hr flight and have them flight right back the same way that Korean or Singapore could with a 3-6hr flight.
alsise2
Donald Parsons 1
http://news.aa.com/news/news-details/2020/American-Airlines-Update-on-China-Flights-OPS-DIS/default.aspx
watkinssusan
Although people do "freak out" at the though of any kind of virus or communicable disease being spread,it is better to air on the side of caution, and american should abide by the APA wishes..
sstuff
sstuff 1
*Air? Do you mean err?

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