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ALERT: SAS strike cancelled at last moment, extra Svalbard flight scheduled to help cancer patient

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A full-scale strike by Scandinavian Airlines pilots in Norway was averted as the last moment, but that was still too late for Jørn Dybdahl, a Longyearbyen resident whose Thursday flight to Oslo to receive cancer treatment was cancelled. So Dybdahl, never one to shy from expressing his views, expressed his frustration to one of Norway’s biggest newspapers – and helped 112 other travelers stranded here by doing so.

BREAKING: SAS pilots threaten to strike starting Thursday; local concert cancelled, weekend events face uncertainty

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A threat by Scandinavian Airlines pilots to escalate a strike starting Thursday has resulted in the cancellation of a tour-opening concert by a Norwegian band that evening and may disrupt other events scheduled this weekend – plus, of course, travelers and businesses.

Briefs from Svalbardposten for the week of Aug. 11, 2015

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Say, aren’t you that rock star? Why are you driving my cab?  
If you think Rod Stewart is now a taxi driver in Longyearbyen, you’re excused.