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American Airlines’ Pilots Asking for Compensation for 737 MAX Grounding

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The union representing pilots from American Airlines is asking for compensation from lost pay after the worldwide grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX fleet due to two deadly crashes.

According to airlines-pilots-demand-compensation-over-boeing-737-max-grounding-2019-10″ target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow noopener noreferrer”>Reuters.com, Allied Pilots Association President Captain Eric Ferguson said at a conference in Texas Tuesday that American pilots are looking for the same commitment from airline officials that Southwest Airlines offered its employees.

Southwest CEO Gary Kelly stated last month the airline would share any reimbursement from Boeing with its pilots and other workers. Ferguson said the American pilots are “looking for the same thing” after overall flying hours have decreased as a result of MAX cancellations.

American extended the airlines/american-airlines-extends-737-max-deadline.html” target=”_self” rel=”nofollow noopener noreferrer”>cancellation deadline through December 3, which has resulted in approximately 140 canceled flights per day.

“The effect has been real and calculable,” Ferguson told Reuters.

Boeing is currently in negotiations with impacted customers over the financial impact of the grounding and the manufacturer has paused the deliveries of more than 250 MAX planes which are still being built in Seattle.

As for when the 737 MAX planes will be allowed to fly again, a new report stated pilots from Southwest Airlines believe the grounded aircraft could remain out of commission until March.

Southwest officials revealed it would need between 45 and 60 days after government regulators unground the plane to begin serving customers with the impacted 737 MAX fleet again.

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Passengers Arrested After Violent Brawl on Plane

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Two easyJet passengers were arrested at Edinburgh Airport for a violently bloody fight on Thursday that left cabin crew and passengers distraught.

According to The Sun, the plane had been splattered with blood and some crew members were in tears.

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“It was very frightening for this to unfold in mid-air,” one witness said. “It was a violent confrontation and an area of the cabin was covered in blood. The cabin crew did a great job to try to contain it. But some were reduced to tears because of what unfolded.”

The flight landed in Edinburgh, Scotland from Copenhagen at around 1:30 in the afternoon, where the two men were quickly detained by police.

A spokesman for the airline said “We can confirm that flight EZY6980 from Copenhagen to Edinburgh was met by police on arrival as a result of two passengers on board behaving disruptively.

“EasyJet’s cabin crew are trained to assess and evaluate all situations and to act quickly and appropriately to ensure that the safety of the flight and other passengers is not compromised at any time.

The spokesman added, “The safety and wellbeing of customers and crew is our highest priority.”

It is unclear at this time what had prompted the fight. According to a spokesman for the Scotland Police, the two men, aged 28 and 42, are charged for breach of the peace.

“A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal,” the spokesman said.

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