Qantas 747-400. Courtesy, QF Qantas (QF) has confirmed to ATW that about 150 of its 2,000 pilots have taken unpaid leave after it reduced services to cut losses on unprofitable international operations (ATW Daily News, Aug. 15, 2011). The airline has allowed pilots to take unpaid leave since the 2008 financial crisis so they can work for overseas airlines such as Emirates. According to Bloomberg, the VP of Australian & International Pilots Assn. Richard Woodward believes the ...

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