DGAC strike (air traffic controllers), Sept 15th holiday.

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DGAC strike (air traffic controllers), Sept 15th holiday.

Postby admin » Tue Sep 15, 2015 12:36 pm

If you are flying in Chile, or to or from Chile, be aware that the DGAC (air authority) in Chile has gone on strike. The DGAC is not just air traffic controllers, but the guys that sign off on things like engine repairs, runway conditions, and so on. It is kind of like the entire FAA went on strike, and took all the air traffic controllers with them.

All flights are cancelled as of this evening. They are telling people to NOT go to the airport. All domestic flights are cancelled.

This is suppose to be 24 hours, but.....plan accordingly.

Happy 18th.
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Re: DGAC strike (air traffic controllers), Sept 15th holiday.

Postby admin » Tue Sep 15, 2015 12:43 pm

clarification. this is suppose to start at midnight.

Both sky and lan/tam are cancelling flights starting earlier than that; but, contact the airlines directly for more info.

I would go with, not being anywhere in Chilean airspace when this starts unless you really, really have to be there; just in case someone did not talk to someone else.
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Re: DGAC strike (air traffic controllers), Sept 15th holiday.

Postby admin » Tue Sep 15, 2015 12:59 pm

oh, and to make this super fun, the bus companies are already registering up to 250% price hikes in tickets for the 18th. I am sure they will jack those prices even more now, if a ticket can be found for the holiday.

We might also mention that the route 5, panamerican highway, for about 65 km through the 9th region, buses and trucks are suppose to be escorted in convoys now by the carbinerios due to the attacks by Mapuche on busess and trucks in the region, and the recent protest by the truck drivers over the lack of security. The buses companies insisted on the same security.

Really, find it amazing it took the Mapuche this long to realize that holding that piece of highway for ransom, was the fastest way to get the governments attention (don't think they really were that organizd, but the goverment's response highlighted the vulnerability). Just from a strategic standpoint, it is super-soft obvious target. fortunately / unfortunately, they don't seem to be able to get their collective sh%T together to fully exploit it. A couple teenagers burning a truck once in a while, is not going to really move the government one way or the other; but, if they made a move to seriously disrupt traffic in the middle of this holiday, given the flights are also grounded, they could effectively cut-off southern chile from the rest of the country; and the goverment would not be in any real position to do anything about it (come on, bachelet is president, of course they could not do anything).
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Re: DGAC strike (air traffic controllers), Sept 15th holiday.

Postby Andres » Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:35 pm

You mean they don't have any decent recon and/or sniper units in the Army?
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Re: DGAC strike (air traffic controllers), Sept 15th holiday.

Postby john » Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:56 pm

admin wrote:oh, and to make this super fun, the bus companies are already registering up to 250% price hikes in tickets for the 18th. I am sure they will jack those prices even more now, if a ticket can be found for the holiday.

We might also mention that the route 5, panamerican highway, for about 65 km through the 9th region, buses and trucks are suppose to be escorted in convoys now by the carbinerios due to the attacks by Mapuche on busess and trucks in the region, and the recent protest by the truck drivers over the lack of security. The buses companies insisted on the same security.

Really, find it amazing it took the Mapuche this long to realize that holding that piece of highway for ransom, was the fastest way to get the governments attention (don't think they really were that organizd, but the goverment's response highlighted the vulnerability). Just from a strategic standpoint, it is super-soft obvious target. fortunately / unfortunately, they don't seem to be able to get their collective sh%T together to fully exploit it. A couple teenagers burning a truck once in a while, is not going to really move the government one way or the other; but, if they made a move to seriously disrupt traffic in the middle of this holiday, given the flights are also grounded, they could effectively cut-off southern chile from the rest of the country; and the goverment would not be in any real position to do anything about it (come on, bachelet is president, of course they could not do anything).


Your comments indicate an ambivalence about the merits of the Mapuche case, tactics notwithstanding. Please clarify.
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Re: DGAC strike (air traffic controllers), Sept 15th holiday.

Postby SCL » Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:04 pm

Speaking of air traffic controllers and flights; NYTIMES has made some of the Sept 11 tapes available in its site: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011 ... tapes.html

Very disturbing and hard to take.

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Re: DGAC strike (air traffic controllers), Sept 15th holiday.

Postby Andres » Wed Sep 16, 2015 4:42 am

john wrote:Your comments indicate an ambivalence about the merits of the Mapuche case, tactics notwithstanding. Please clarify.

You infer what he neither says nor implies.
Hallucinating again, are we?
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Re: DGAC strike (air traffic controllers), Sept 15th holiday.

Postby admin » Wed Sep 16, 2015 8:05 am

Really john? That is what you took out of that?

I have discussed my views on the mapuche in other threads numerious times. Not going to repeat them here.
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Re: DGAC strike (air traffic controllers), Sept 15th holiday.

Postby john » Wed Sep 16, 2015 1:34 pm

admin wrote:Really john? That is what you took out of that?

I have discussed my views on the mapuche in other threads numerious times. Not going to repeat them here.


Sorry for misrepresenting your comments. :oops:
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Re: DGAC strike (air traffic controllers), Sept 15th holiday.

Postby john » Wed Sep 16, 2015 1:37 pm

Andres wrote:
john wrote:Your comments indicate an ambivalence about the merits of the Mapuche case, tactics notwithstanding. Please clarify.

You infer what he neither says nor implies. Apparently so!
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