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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.

Working out: Store Norske avoids possible strike, may possibly strike it rich by reopening mines

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Store Norske just finished shutting nearly everything down four months ago and most of the relatively few remaining workers were talking about going on strike. But the labor dispute was resolved quickly last week and a sustained rebound in coal prices is allowing the company putting together a proposal to resume operations at one or both of its two main mines next year.

Whew, it’s over! Norwegian Air strike ends a week before masses begin arriving for eclipse

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Everybody can now just start worrying about whether the sky will be clear.

Norwegian Air resumes Svalbard flights despite strike

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Norwegian Air resumed flights between Oslo and Longyearbyen despite a week-long pilots’ strike that is grounding virtually all of the airline’s flights in Scandinavia.

Norwegian Air halts flights in Norway, Sweden and Denmark due to strike; may affect Svalbard starting Friday

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A pilots’ strike at Norwegian Air that resulted in the cancellation of nearly all Scandivian flights Wednesday, affecting about 35,000 people, could have major consequences for Svalbard beginning Friday.

Strikers planning to put work in a brief deep freeze

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It may be -20C and gusty, but a group of folks standing around outside will be burning hot.