United Airlines and union officials said that eligible flight attendants will be paid up to USD$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 F/As, retired a number of its planes, leaving the company 2,000-plus flight attendants above capacity.
While 1,450 were still on unpaid leave for the company this month, United said that it now is recalling all of its attendants so they may apply for the separation payment or return to work. Full Story - Air Wise
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