Posts Tagged ‘Flight Attendant’

US airlines hiring more Chinese-speaking American flight attendants

As the number of flights between China and the US increases, US airlines are looking to hire more Chinese speaking flight attendants to better serve their customers. American Airlines, Delta Airlines, and United Airlines are among the US carriers seeking flight attendants fluent in Chinese. Some of the airlines have held hiring events or recruited…

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US Airways Flight Attendants Slam Justice Department Over Merger, Vows a Fight

The union representing US Airways Flight Attendants came out swinging today, promising to fight efforts by the U.S. Department of Justice to block the merger of US Airways and American Airlines. The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) vowed to defend the merger on behalf of Flight Attendants. “The Justice Department seems to forget that…

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Horizon Flight Attendants Reach Tentative Agreement On New Contract Terms

Horizon Air Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), announced a tentative agreement with management today that includes increased compensation, a new scheduling system and substantial improvements in flexibility and quality of life for the over 500 Flight Attendants. Horizon Air is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alaska Air Group and offers…

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Flight Attendants Protest At Houston Airport Against Knives In The Passenger Cabin

The Coalition of Flight Attendant Unions and industry stakeholders will hold a press conference Monday, May 20, 2013 at Houston Intercontinental Airport (IAH) to continue engaging the traveling public in efforts to keep the passenger cabin free of knives that have been used as weapons. According to a recent Washington Post article “now the chatter is…

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Flight Attendant Union Takes No-Knife Fight Nationwide

On Monday, April 1, Flight Attendants Continue Series of Leafleting Against Knives on Planes at Multiple Airports across the Country The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), continues a series of leafleting events at airports around the country to directly enlist passengers in the fight to keep knives out of the aircraft cabin. Leaflets encourage passengers…

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Delta Connection Flight Attendants Reach Tentative Agreement For First Contract

Compass Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA), reached a tentative agreement for a first contract late last Thursday night. The agreement would provide double-digit pay increases on date of ratification along with an increased 401k match, schedule flexibility and a grievance procedure among other improvements. All things considered, the AFA…

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Air Transat Flight Attendants Accept Financial Cost Reduction Plan

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Yesterday, Air Transat (TSC/TS) flight attendants that are members of the CUPE Union (Canadian Union of Public Employees) voted at 66% (there was a 72% participation) for a significant cost reduction program. The plan includes cutting down the number of flight attendants from 11 to 10 on-board their Airbus A330’s. The vote was done via a…

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Hawaiian Airlines Flight Attendants Ratify Narrow-Body Aircraft Agreement

Hawaiian Airlines flight attendants have ratified a tentative agreement reached earlier this month between the company and the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) on new contract terms covering the operation of long-range, single-aisle aircraft the company plans to acquire to complement its current fleet of wide-body aircraft serving Hawai‘i from the U.S. West Coast. On January…

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United Airlines Flight Attendant Suffers Serious Injury on Flight to Chicago O’Hare – Report

A flight attendant on United Airlines flight to Chicago O’Hare suffered an undisclosed serious injury according to reports gathered by Airnation.net. United Flight 896, a Boeing 747-400, made an apparent routine flight from Hong Kong, China) to Chicago’s O’Hare Airport on February 17th but one of the flight attendants suffered he injury somewhere during the…

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US Airways Flight Attendants Issue Statement on American – US Airways Merger

US Airways Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), issued the following statement today after the official announcement of a merger between US Airways and American Airlines: “The merger between US Airways and American Airlines holds great opportunities for Flight Attendants. We will raise the bar for our profession and we look…

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American Airlines 757 Jet Aborts Takeoff Due to Flight Attendant Injury at O’Hare

An American Airlines 757 jet aborted its takeoff at Chicago O’Hare Airport on Tuesday due to a flight attendant injury according to the FAA. American Flight 54, headed for Manchester (UK), was accelerating on the runway when the takeoff was rejected. The FAA gave no other details regarding the attendant’s injury or his/her condition.

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