In brief: Qantas flights could face disruption following a vote by pilots to take industrial action, which could extend to strikes that would effectively ground many international services.
94 per cent of eligible members of The Australian and International Pilots Association voted in support of industrial action following months of discord over pay and conditions.
A strike by pilots remains one of the options now available to the union, although the AIPA must give Qantas three days' notice of any industrial action.
Qantas engineers called off their own planned industrial action last week following the grounding of Tiger Airways.
The Australian Licenced Aircraft Engineers Association (ALAEA) cancelled the rolling stoppages due to hit Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide and Darwin airports, citing the impact on Qantas as customers booked on the grounded low-cost carrier rush to make alternative travel arrangements.