120 Flights canceled at Sea-Tac as Alaska Airlines pilots negotiate contracts, pay, and scheduling
- Seattle, WA
Over one hundred Alaska Airlines flights were canceled at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport amid a pilot shortage as workers for the airline up and down the west coast picket for better pay, along with better scheduling for pilots to see their families. The airline confirmed 120 flights have been canceled impacting 15,000 travelers with a high possibility of continuing cancellations through the weekend as pilots in Portland, Los Angeles, and San Diego join in negotiations.
In an email statement, Alaska Airlines said,
"A new pilot contract remains a top priority for Alaska. We’ve put a package on the table that’s competitive and addresses the issues most important to our pilots."
According to the union that represents Alaska Airlines employees ongoing negotiations have been happening since 2019, and were halted in 2020 due to the pandemic, and now hope to start renegotiations
Alaska Airlines said,
"We’re working as quickly as possible to make things right and get them to their destinations,"
If you are connecting through Seattle or departing from Seattle and have a flight on Alaska Airlines you can check the status of the flights through the Port of Seattle website by clicking the link, https://www.portseattle.org/sea-tac/flight-status?flight_date=2022-04-01&arr_or_depart=D&airline=AS&arrive_city=&flightNo=&datetime_start=&datetime_end=