Pilots at UK leisure carrier Thomas Cook Airlines staged a strike Sept. 8 for improved pay, the first time British flight deck crew have gone on strike in more than 40 years, according to the British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA). Thomas Cook said it was continuing to operate all services, using either non-union staff or BALPA members who did not support the industrial action. The 12-hour stoppage began at 3 a.m. local time and was staged because of what BALPA called deteriorating ...

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