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The ground services strike at Helsinki Airport in Finland that started last week will continue this coming Friday (March 17) from 3PM to 7PM local time.

Finnair Strikes

The airline has cancelled roughly one third of its scheduled operations for Friday. Cancellations mainly affect domestic and European routes. No long-haul flights are cancelled as of now. [click to continue…]

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A LoyaltyLobby reader sent me a question by email about Finnair flight delay to Singapore that exceeded more than 20 hours and the airlines’ refusal to provide the required 600 euro compensation per EC 261/2004.

Finnair Money Claim Online

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The ground services strike at Helsinki Airport in Finland that I wrote about yesterday (read more here) will have a greater disruption to Finnair operations than originally planned.

Finnair Strikes

The airline has already cancelled one third of its scheduled operations for Friday which is roughly 100 flights. Cancellations mainly affect domestic and European routes. No long-haul flights are cancelled as of now besides Shanghai. [click to continue…]

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There seems to be a strike season going on in Europe considering the BA strikes over the past few months and the French ATC strikes that continue this week.

Finnair Strikes

There is also a strike in Helsinki affecting ground services that may lead to some flight cancellations and certainly reduced services on certain flights. Finnair also suggests that passengers should only travel with carry-on luggage. [click to continue…]

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Finnair is facing a pilot shortage and have been forced to lease planes from foreign operators while also canceling some flights including four long-haul flights (Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai & Tokyo) this past Sunday.

Finnair Pilot Shortage Flight Cancellations

Some of the pilots are going through Airbus A350 certification reducing the number that can operate flights throughout the spring. It doesn’t help that the airline and pilots have not been able to find resolution for a new collective agreement that has lead to pilots “work-to-rule”. [click to continue…]

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A LoyaltyLobby reader from Europe sent me two screenshots that illustrate how the changes that took effect on August 1, 2016 (read more here) have affected the number of award miles earned for partner flights when credited to AAdvantage.

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