Singapore Air asks pilots to take unpaid leave

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.cnbc.com/id/46679021

    Singapore Airlines Ltd. has asked pilots to voluntarily take as much as two years of unpaid leave amid slower than expected growth in cargo and passengers.

    Pilots below the rank of captain can apply to take unpaid leave ranging from one week to two years, the carrier said in a statement Friday. The airline will allow pilots to work elsewhere during their leave, it said.

    Singapore Airlines spokesman Nicholas Ionides said the global economic turmoil in 2009 and 2010 meant that growth in travel had slowed and the airline had more pilots than it needed.

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/46679021
     
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    Maybe if they stopped making customers mad with a variety of cutbacks they wouldn't be short so much revenue ;)
     
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    Time to start lowering fares and actually doing a better job with satisfying customers than their own wallets.. ;)
     
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    Such as having Caviar for "all" long haul F flights! ;)
     
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    Exactly! :D
     
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    Couldn't agree more!
     
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    And maybe even (gasp) opening up a few seats for their partners for awards. Some revenue (times multiple empty seats) would be better than none!
     
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    Like those US routes, that has nobody in F...
     
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    Yes - back when I could get F there were often only 2 or 3 in F (or more which were often pilots or families of pilots!)
     
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