American Airlines Crew Reject Union Contract

US Air American Tails

The vote by more than 16,000 flight attendants at American Airlines (AAL) on a new contract with the merged airline came down to just 16 votes this weekend. The narrow rejection of a five-year deal by the Association of Professional Flight Attendants means an arbitrator will decide the terms of a contract to cover American […]

Flight Attendants Union Fighting FAA Electronics Rule

Cell phone in airplanes

The largest American flight attendants union says it wants airline passengers to return to stowing phones and other electronics during takeoffs and landings, but the group’s arguments didn’t seem to fly Friday in court. A lawyer for the union argued before a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit that […]

United Airlines offers flight attendants $100,000 in voluntary buyout

United Flight attendants

United Airlines and union officials said Monday that eligible flight attendants will be paid up to $100,000 to leave the company through a voluntary buyout, in a deal that aims to end furloughs at the over-staffed airline. The agreement comes six years after United, which employs more than 23,000 stewards, retired a number of its […]

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 […]

US Airways Flight Attendants Support Court’s Decision to Expedite American Airlines Merger Trial

US Airways Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), issued a statement after a federal judge scheduled an expedited trial date for the Department of Justice’s anti-trust case against the US Airways/American Airlines merger. AFA US Airways President Roger Holmin said the following: “US Airways Flight Attendants are ready to make the […]

FAA Issues Policy to Improve Workplace Safety for Aircraft Cabin Crewmembers

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), working with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), today issued a final policy for improving workplace safety for aircraft cabin crewmembers. While the FAA’s aviation safety regulations take precedence, OSHA will be able to enforce certain occupational safety and health standards […]

Delta Flight Attendants Begin Using Windows Phones for Customer Service

More than 19,000 Delta Air Lines flight attendants today begin using new Windows Phone 8 handheld devices that will streamline on-board purchasing as Delta continues its investment in technological innovation to improve the customer experience. “Delta’s 19,000 in-flight professionals are there for the safety and comfort of our customers, and equipping them with innovative solutions […]

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 […]

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 […]