Julian Bray Aviation Expert writes: Oh what a good day for some better news: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have announced they will wed in Windsor on May 19th 2018!
And how very smart Ryanair is to finally recognise a pilots union, to be exact Michael O'leary said Unions would only be recognised "when hell freezes over" so recognition? Err well of sorts, it'll be a Ryanair only Union, more an old fashioned 'works council' style but it does get over the prospects of a pilot walkout over the Christmas season, and widespread disruption to countless festive travellers.
One affable aviation pundit doing the rounds of TV studios in freezing weather, says he was surprised, but if he'd kept his ear to the ground, in reality with Ryanair still seen as the ideal airline to train with, not so many recently qualified commercial pilots planned - before the current change - to stay with the Dublin carrier for more than a few years. Now its game on for the airline....
The smart move will however have a huge knock on effect as it will mean fewer available pilots for other airlines such as British Airways and Aer Lingus. But what is still a problem is that Italy and Portugal Air traffic control will still be on strike over the Holiday period. You have been advised!
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