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It’s day 2 of the China Airlines Pilot Strike.
Hundreds of CAL pilots went on strike as of 6 a.m. Friday, forcing the
airline to cancel 26 flights that had been scheduled from Friday to Sunday.
The canceled flights include those for destinations such as Los Angeles,
Manila, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Bangkok.
According to information from the airline, 12 flights were cancelled today
and 3 were delayed, affecting more than 1,000 passengers.
Three cancellations for Sunday have also been announced.
It is the first time that Taiwan’s air travel during a Chinese New Year
holiday has been disrupted by a strike.
It remained unclear how long the latest strike would last.
CAL pilots have demanded better pay, more rest hours, and greater pilot
autonomy for nearly a year. [SOURCE]