This week’s featured link:
United and ALPA Reach an Agreement in Principle to Extend Pilot Contract – United Newsroom
United has been on a labor relations-roll since it kicked out its old CEO. It has a tentative agreement with its mechanics, it has decided to open negotiations with its airport workers early, and now it has a tentative deal with its pilots to extend its agreement a couple years.
While this is a positive sign for the company, it’s particularly interesting to see the pilot deal. Why is this happening so quickly? Well the big talk is about United finally bringing on a 100 seat airplane. It can’t be the 717 since Delta and Hawaiian own most of those. Will it be a bigger Embraer? Or will Bombardier finally get a C Series order it so desperately needs? If it’s the latter, I can only imagine what a smoking deal it’ll be. What’s your take?
Two for the road:
Air Canada Unveils Major Expansion to 12 U.S. Destinations – Air Canada Media Centre
Trump may be thinking about building his wall a bit further north. After all, this is a massive Canadian invasion of the US. Of course, this kind of invasion will be welcomed with open arms.
Fake Black Friday – Imgur
This has absolutely nothing to do with airlines, but in honor of Black Friday I couldn’t resist. If anyone needs some spare copies of Air Bud, I have 86 of them available.