"673 flights set – tens of thousands of travelers are affected"
"At midnight came the news that the SAS pilots refused medlarnas commandments."
"Both the Swedish, Danish and Norwegian pilots have now gone on strike. "
"We are prepared for that it can be a long-term," says Wilhelm Tersmeden, president of the Swedish Pilotförening."
"673 flights cancelled on Friday, affecting tens of thousands of travelers."
"It was at midnight, the night of Friday, as negotiations between the unions and the employer broke down. "
"Initially announced Swedish pilotförening that their members have gone on strike, but in the early hours of the morning, after övertidsförhandlingar, also joined the Norwegian and Danish pilots. "
" Our assessment is that the parties are just too far from each other. Things need to change in order that further negotiations are to be meaningful, " said Jan Sjölin, mediators from the national mediation office, to Aftonbladet early in the morning."
"in Total there are 1409 pilots: 372 Danish, 545 Norwegian and 492 Swedish who are now on strike. "
"Requires a salary increase of 13 per cent"
"It was at 21 o'clock on Thursday night as Swedish pilotfacket no to medlarnas bid which involved wage increases of 2.3 per cent, but the pilots stood firm on the requirement of 13 per cent. "
"”the Situation is deeply unfortunate, it was not where we wanted to go. We had wished that the pilots taken on greater responsibility in this situation. But the pilots remain at its extreme excel about 13 per cent more despite the already high average salary of 93 000 per month,” says Torbjörn Granevärn, it's head of negotiations for the airline industry on the Carriers and the representatives of the SAS in the negotiations. "
"I Can work seven weekends in a row."
"One of the pilots' key demand has been greater predictability in relation to work and leisure. In a press release, write the three trade unions that many of the SAS-pilots do not have control over when and how long they shall work, and in the worst case can risk to work seven weekends in a row."
"– Everyone who has a family life can imagine how challenging it is to not know when you should be working, " says Wilhelm Tersmeden, president of the Swedish Pilotförenings, SPF, SAS section."
"170 000 travellers are concerned"
"Around 70 per cent of SAS's flights affected by the strike. Around 72 000 passengers affected by the strike Friday, while a further 100 000 passengers expected to be affected during the weekend. "
"Already at the evening the company announced that 205 flights cancelled on Friday – but on Friday morning had the figure has increased to 673 departures in total on Friday. "
"SAS has earlier announced that it is trying to book the affected passengers on to other flights. "
"It is deeply unfortunate that this pilotkonflikten now affecting our customers. SAS is prepared to continue to negotiate, but the requirements would have serious consequences for the company if they were met,” writes Karin Nyman, director of communications at the SAS in an email to the TT."
"SAS says on its website that passengers who are worried about being affected by a strike can book their trips for free, even if the flight has not yet been affected or cancelled. For flights with the SAS, not with the partners and under the following conditions:
"• the Flight is not set."
"• the departure date for your flight is between 26 to 29 april 2019."
"• Your ticket number starts with 117."
"• Your ticket is issued on april 24, 2019 or earlier"
"• Your original SAS-ticket has been booked through the SAS website, the SAS app or the SAS Call Center."
"Those who booked through a travel agent asked to get in touch with a travel agent directly."