Mike Rutter, the chief operating financial officer at Aer Lingus recently announced that some staff had been stealing from passengers, colleagues and the airline itself. The damage is considered to be in millions. The airline is going to combat this with CCTV cameras, patrols and trolley checks. The staff objected to the use of CCTV and a meeting was to take place with Sitpu, the Services Industrial Professional and Technical Union.

Read more: https://www.independent.ie/business/irish/aer-lingus-chief-says-staff-stealing-many-millions-of-euro-from-customers-and-colleagues-37585746.html

UK’s CAA announced that it will go to courts over compensation Ryanair owes to thousands of British travellers. CAA has ruled that the summer disruptions due to strikes weren’t extraordinary and that the airline has to pay. Ryanair, on the other hand, refuses.

Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46451702

Sleeping at an airport is usually bad for your… everything, really. However, a company called Sleepbox is hoping to present you with these miniature nap pods that look like a hotel room that was squeezed into a closet. It’s like a capsule hotel you can stand in!

Read more: https://www.thrillist.com/news/nation/sleepbox-nap-pods-washington-dulles-airport

British CAA has also stated that airlines that offer timely alternatives to their cancelled flights will have to re-route the passengers over rival airlines. The EC 261/2004 regulation stipulates that this should be done anyway. But after reviewing the re-routing rules at 30 European airlines, CAA claims that there was little evidence of airlines doing that.

Read more: https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/flight-cancelled-civil-aviation-authority-air-passengers-rights-ryanair-easyjet-a8666606.html

Ryanair finally took the right steps towards solving the plague of strikes that befell in 2018 and signed Collective Labor Agreements with union in Germany. Meanwhile, Italian unions voted in favor for their new Ryanair CLA. Perhaps there will be fewer strikes next year.

Read more: https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/business/ryanair-sign-agreement-with-german-and-italian-cabin-crew-unions-over-pay-and-benefits-884055.html

Professional Pilots Union, which counts members of Virgin Atlantic among its members, announced the intention to strike on 22 to 25 December, 30 December to 2 January and 4 to 7 January inclusive. Despite the Union representing the biggest part of VA’s pilots, the airline refuses to recognize it.

Read more: https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/virgin-atlantic-strike-flights-cancelled-delays-christmas-airport-latest-update-travel-a8672566.html

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