Pilot strike forces Thomas Cook to change flight times

 
Thomas Cook Airlines altered the timings of more than 40 flights this weekend as its pilots went on strike for a second time this month. Members of the British Airline Pilots Association walked out for 24 hours from 3am yesterday morning in a protest over payThe carrier has confirmed that all flights will go ahead in September, but some departure times have been changed. 
 
It is expected TCX will still operate all of their flights and get all of their customers to their planned destinations albeit potentially later than planned. It is expected that the aircraft will be crewed by non-striking and management pilots. Thomas Cook have also leased in some Condor aircraft to help who are part of the same group. 

Balpa has announced two more strike dates for Thomas Cook pilots as ACAS talks failed this week. Pilots will strike again on September 29 and October 6. The dates were announced as the first day of strikes came to an end a couple of weeks ago and the strike that went ahead yesterday, the first UK pilots’ strike in over 40 years.
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