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Possible Strike at Westjet and Possible War In Israel With Iran

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Possible Strike at Westjet and Possible War In Israel With Iran

Not sure which is more likely, a strike at Westjet or an Iran-Israel war, but you should be aware of both possibilities.
https://www.reuters.com/article/westjet ... SL3N1S31PY

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/ ... ew-heights
http://www.lepoint.fr/monde/un-ministre ... 785_24.php


An Iran-Israel war could have a major impact on oil prices and therefore airline ticket prices, particularly if somehow Saudi Arabia gets mixed up in the conflict. Iranian soldiers have already been killed in Syria by Israel, so many are calling retaliation "imminent". No related travel warning has been issued by either Canada or France.
https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/israe ... gaza-strip
https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/conse ... estiniens/#
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Uh oh, b0ne is flying WestJet after May 19.
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MonctonMan wrote:
Apr 26th, 2018 5:27 am
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...Middle East is unstable for last several millenniums...

...slaves and workers do strike also for millenniums...

what is new?

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Are Encore pilots the same as Westjet or are they separate for bargaining purposes?
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RyanS219 wrote:
Apr 26th, 2018 8:36 am
Are Encore pilots the same as Westjet or are they separate for bargaining purposes?
Encore is ALPA as is Westjet mainline - the issue is Swoop pilots are being hired as non-union pilots outside the ALPAs jurisdiction. Essentially WS saying it's a separate company that hasn't been unionized.

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/westjet ... swoop.html if you feel like reading almost 20 pages - the latest information is on the last few.
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Hindsight is 20/20 but I’m starting to regret not having travelled more during low oil prices.
In the first three months of this year, the airline reported higher revenue amid strong travel demand, but rising fuel costs ate into its bottom line, a problem it sees continuing throughout the year. American said the average per-gallon price of jet fuel rose 24% from a year earlier.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/american-l ... 1524745566
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Most airlines hedge to keep their biggest operating cost constant so I don't think you'll see significant price increases immediately.
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cn_habs wrote:
May 11th, 2018 8:04 am
Most airlines hedge to keep their biggest operating cost constant so I don't think you'll see significant price increases immediately.
Source? Oil price hedging went out of fashion a while ago.

It will be interesting to see if Air Canada jacks up their prices in light of the imminent strike at Westjet. I just reviewed the Westjet sale, surprised prices aren’t lower. Who wants to be stranded at the other end of the country or in Europe?
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keep checking the news if you are about to travel ...
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no 72hrs strike notice yet. I have my vacation booked in May, so I keep checking the news every hour
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they advised they would not strike over the long weekend, so I would expect fireworks to begin Tuesday if nothing is settled by then.
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lets hope they will not "block" the airport like swisport did ...
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They are pilots, they won't block the airport like Swisport workers.

They also said they won't strike to affect the long weekend travel.

Threat of strike is among the tactics used in negotiations. It gives them more teeth in their demands.
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Is Swissport still on strike, BTW? Could explain the chaos with luggage during a month ago with Sunwing at T3 during the ice storm.
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