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|FLIGHT OPTIONS, LLC; FLEXJET, LLC; ONESKY
FLIGHT, LLC; FLIGHT OPTIONS HOLDING I, INC.,
INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF TEAMSTERS, LOCAL
1108; INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF TEAMSTERS,
| No. 17-3188|
Appeal from the United States District Court
for the Northern District of Ohio at Cleveland.
No. 1:16-cv-00732—James S. Gwin, District Judge.
Argued: October 5, 2017
Decided and Filed: October 16, 2017
Before: SUTTON, DONALD, and THAPAR, Circuit Judges.
THAPAR, Circuit Judge. Bad weather causes turbulence. As it turns out, so does
merging two luxury airlines. A few years ago, Flight Options announced that it would acquire
and merge operations with Flexjet. The airlines and their pilots’ union have been fighting ever
since—and have become frequent fliers in this circuit. This is the second time the parties have
been before us this year. Their first appeal was about how to combine the pilots’ seniority lists.
See Flight Options, LLC v. Int’l Bhd. of Teamsters, Local 1108, 863 F.3d 529 (2017). This
appeal is about how to integrate the pilots under one collective-bargaining agreement.
. . .
For the reasons set forth above, we VACATE the district court’s preliminary injunction
ordering the airlines to bargain over the union’s Section 6 proposals, and REMAND for further
proceedings consistent with this opinion.