India Tours -Hundreds of passengers booked to travel on Air India flights sure for long-distance international destinations are seemingly to be stranded from Tuesday as one hundred twenty pilots went on sick leave late on Monday. The pilots, who reported "sick", belong to the Indian Pilots' Guild (IPG), the union, that represents the airline's 550 pilots operating long-distance international flights.
The IPG set to begin the agitation once discussions with the airline management over giving preference to IPG pilots to coach on the newly inducted Boeing 787 planes failed. IPG pilots are demanding preference over erstwhile Indian Airlines pilots. Air India and Indian Airlines were merged in February 2011.AI operates twenty three international flights daily - the very best range by any Indian airline(India Travel). Passengers guaranteed to destinations like London, New York, Toronto and Chicago would possibly get adversely affected with two hundred additional pilots set to hitch the agitation by Tuesday.
According to sources, talks failed as a result of the management failed to settle for IPG's demand to introduce time-bound promotions as compensation against sharing coaching slots on the Boeing 787 with erstwhile Indian Airlines pilots. "Until Sunday, the airline management had accepted our demand for time-bound promotions which suggests a pilot serving the airline for a selected range of years gets promotion by default. the sole matter of disagreement was the amount of years a pilot needs to place in to qualify for a promotion. However, on Monday the management fully discarded the proposal," said an IPG member requesting anonymity.
The dispute surfaced last November when erstwhile Indian Airlines pilots asked an equal right to coach on Boeing 787s. However, IPG members argued that their members weren't allowed to coach on Airbus 320s inducted by Indian Airlines in 2005 before the 2 airlines were merged. Last month, the Supreme Court dominated that the coaching slots ought to be equally divided between pilots from each teams. The AI spokesperson failed to reply to HT's calls.Then more detail for tours visit here Tours of India.