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Old 8th Mar 2015, 16:30
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Actually not all of us sat back and watched it happen, we were just ignored.

So, no, not all of us did this. But now you expect our help.

Nah you're right. Dunno what led me to think what I do. Nor can I be bothered to post anything more to you on the matter. Most of us are behind the strike and that is enough.
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Old 8th Mar 2015, 16:38
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Yet because I have to spell out reality to you you think I am not? That's very presumptuous.
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Old 8th Mar 2015, 18:12
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OSM

Ermm Interesting LNIDA your comments what makes it possible for OSM to hire pilots in Spain, are they licensed there?
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Old 8th Mar 2015, 18:39
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Norwegian, like Ryanair and to a lesser extent easyJet are a trans European airline and it makes perfect sense for them and for many employee's to pay their taxes and social contributions in the country where they are based as required by European law.
I believe easyJet is still over twice the size that Norwegian is. With about 50/60% of its fleet based ex-UK.

Although easyJet pilots are heavily unionized, the matter is that IA in any continental base are broken by the use of pilots on a UK contract. They cannot refuse to operate under UK law.
The pilots in easyJet have already been split up in to many different contracts per country in order to comply with the law so that social security is paid in the country where the pilot is based.

I'd say that easyJet is THE example of a trans European airline. Unlike Ryanair who continues to employ people on contracts in Ireland.
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Old 8th Mar 2015, 20:08
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OSM offices are in Malaga near the port, not sure if that helps answer your question
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Old 8th Mar 2015, 21:29
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Thanks but just wondered how they employ the crews based in Spain?. Anyone know ?
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Old 9th Mar 2015, 00:24
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" OSM also manage the HR functions for NAR.ES which employs pilots after 24 months, OSM are an agency NAR.ES is an wholly owned subsidiary,"


What have you been drinking man ? ?



"manage" ? well, the tsunami has passed, and the mopping up continues

OSM would not like to be called an agency, they are a very respected employer of seamen . . . . . .

NAR ES , last time I checked, was an " inmobiliaria" I.E an Estate Agency. Still waiting to see who is the "accountable manager/chief pilot/HR Director" etc etc of this "wholly owned subsidiary" . . . . I do hope you haven't been drinking too much Koolade (nothing else up there affordable) working up in OSL on your days off, you are normally at least accurate when you try to offer praise. . . .

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Old 9th Mar 2015, 02:59
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"OSM would not like to be called an agency, they are a very respected employer of seamen"...laughing out loud. Isn't OSM, behind the cypriot companies, the former SAS pilot who got fired after a flight from SFO to CPH after SAS figured out he was body-leasing pilots to Nor Shuttle.
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Old 9th Mar 2015, 08:32
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Yep, got it in one. . . . . I don't think the SAS Cabin Crew were too enamoured with his involvement in hiring Spanish CC to crew Finnairs BCN "base" either.
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Old 9th Mar 2015, 13:37
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fusion/consolidation coming?

That for sure is interesting news

Kan gå mot fusjon mellom Norwegian og Ryanair
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Old 9th Mar 2015, 15:15
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@gpsavd; that looks like a great read, any way of viewing it in English or could you translate the headline and I shall search for it online.
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Old 9th Mar 2015, 15:58
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@gpsavd; that looks like a great read, any way of viewing it in English or could you translate the headline and I shall search for it online.
Take a seat.

The 2 airlines may merge. (FR and Norwegian).

my god, good luck in this industry guys.
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Old 9th Mar 2015, 16:38
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OH MY!!! Thanks Greenlights
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Old 9th Mar 2015, 19:31
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Originally Posted by Greenlights View Post
Take a seat.

The 2 airlines may merge. (FR and Norwegian).

my god, good luck in this industry guys.
Highly doubtful. MOL/FR is known for doing anything for publicity (like this stunt, I imagine) and secondly, one does not make these merger talks public before anything happens. The statements usually come out after the merger has happened
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Old 9th Mar 2015, 20:26
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maybe maybe not.
Personnally, after all what we see, I would not be surprised at all. So I don't doubt a single second from what I read.
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Old 9th Mar 2015, 20:33
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Sorry, running late...

Here's a go with Google translate, but read with caution, it is a bit of a wacky translation.


https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=no&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nettavisen.no%2Fna24%2Fkan-ga-mot-fusjon-mellom-norwegian-og-ryanair%2F8551861.html&edit-text=

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Old 9th Mar 2015, 21:48
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gpsavd thanks so much that is brilliant!!
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Old 9th Mar 2015, 22:26
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Westforce Aviation

And who are they?
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Old 9th Mar 2015, 23:03
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Westforce Aviation is a company set up by Norwegian.
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Old 10th Mar 2015, 00:01
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A merger makes strategic sense but it is unlikely. Merging with Norwegian would give MOL access to 787s and options he covets for a longhaul operation that he could legally operate out of 20+ Euro bases to the States. More importantly, a merger would remove a growing competitor. Common Boeing fleet types would facilitate a merger - let BK keep the Airbus NEOs for his leasing company.

That said, I also agree with others that a merger is unlikely due to politics and a battle of wills/egos between MOL and BK...

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