A UK airline captain has accepted an apology from his employer, which initially sanctioned him for refusing to fly because he said he was fatigued. Captain Mike Simkins was suspended by Thomas Cook Airlines, a UK charter operator, for six months and threatened with dismissal after refusing to fly his Boeing 767. Simkins took the case to an employment tribunal, which ruled in his favor. The British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA), of which Simkins is a member, said he took the ...

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