lets face it the price of oil is on the up. There are two wars actually more wars if you include civil wars taking place. The unions dont want any redunancies for the airline.
When the New bush started this new war, my contract for employment ended due to downsizing. They said the previous bush the one from the 1990's war taught them that before a war or just during the war begins its prudent for them to downsize, by getting rid of temping staff.
Wars have caused economic problems even global ones. In the 1991 when went on atrip to europe it was college trip. On the way back the travel firm that had provided the holiday trip foldedon the very same night we returned. We were lucky but even then others werent so lucky.