• The Frontier “Spirit” Grows In Miami

    Frontier Airlines, the ultra low-cost carrier, has announced a list of new nonstop flights they’ll be adding from Miami International Airport. Although a low-fare option is a welcome addition in Miami, travelers may encounter unexpected charges for everything from seat assignments to carry-on luggage.   Miami Airport and Frontier announced the following...

  • Qatar Airways CEO Insults US Airlines and Their Flight Attendants During Gala Speech

    Airline CEO Calls US Flight Attendants “grandmothers” The CEO of Qatar Airways has taken another swipe at female flight attendants and this time he’s zoning in on those who fly at US carriers; poking fun at their age and appearance. During a July 5th gala event at the Intercontinental Hotel in Dublin, Ireland,...

  • Trump Administration Replaces Air Force One Cabin Crew with Industry Vets

    WASHINGTON, D.C. April 1, 2017 – Early Saturday morning the Trump Administration released information about the latest employee dismissals held over from the Obama administration and those on the chopping block? The cabin crew on-board Air Force One. In an off-camera press gaggle Sean Spicer provided information about the new appointees and stated...

  • Norwegian Flight Attendants Now AFA Represented

    Norwegian Air’s US-based flight attendants have chosen to be represented by the country’s largest flight attendants union, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA. Now, Norwegian’s flight attendants, who are based in the US, will be able to negotiate a fair contract and protect themselves against the company’s plans to offshore crew member positions...

  • American Airlines Faces Workplace Harassment Lawsuits

    Workplace harassment complaints at American Airlines are mounting as the news of two lawsuits filed in United States District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania have surfaced. Workplace Harassment Spreads to Social Media Chinery v American Airlines (June 2016) claims harassment and gender discrimination by a group of Philadelphia-based male flight attendants which...

  • Time For Flight Attendant Mega-Union

    In the past several years, airline consolidation has created powerful mega-carriers that have not only standardized airline products and fares — they’ve also shared their best practices for dealing with labor. Airline employees have taken note and realize how this “consolidation” strategy can work for them as well. >>Join CrewPower mailing list<< Flight...

  • Virgin America Cabin Crew to TWU: “Show Us The Agreement!”

    There’s supposed to be “More To Love” with the Alaska Airlines acquisition of Virgin America (as much as they call it a “merger,” it’s important to remember it’s technically an acquisition) but the Virgin flight attendants aren’t feeling the love from the company or the TWU and are seemlingly stuck in the...

  • American Joins United In Offering Basic Economy Fare

    American Airlines has unveiled a new “Basic Economy” fare which will be offered for tickets booked starting in late February. United Airlines also recently announced a Basic Economy product in late 2016. AAdvantage members received the following announcement via email today: From Flagship® First to our new, lowest fare – Basic Economy...

  • American Rewards Employees With Positive Space Tickets

    In recognition of the “flawless” integration of American Airlines and US Airways, American has been named Airline of the Year for 2017 by Air Transport World. To reward employees for their hard work, AA CEO Doug Parker announced each employee will be receiving two round-trip, positive space tickets. American’s introduction of Basic...

  • Norwegian Air Permit Would Allow Offshoring US Airline Jobs

    TAKE ACTION: Instruction below ↓ Airline workers across the United States are calling on Congress to stop Norwegian Air from being able to fly to the US using a “flag of convenience” scheme which allows it to shop the world for the cheapest labor to staff its flights. The issue is more about...

  • Amid Acquisition, Virgin Flight Attendants Certified to Sue Virgin America for Back Wages

    About 1,400 flight attendants for Virgin America Inc. secured class certification from a California federal judge Monday in their suit accusing the airline of shorting them on wages for time spent before and after flights, in violation of state law. The order from U.S. District Judge Jon S. Tigar certifies a class of...

  • Alaska Airlines Asks: How was your American Code-share Flight?

    The recent news predicting finalization of the Alaska Airlines acquisition of Virgin America this week cited sources stating Alaska’s code-shares with American and Delta are an area of contention holding up the deal. Today, Alaska sent surveys out to those passengers who booked and flew an American code-share flight and asked why they chose...

  • Sources: Alaska Airlines Acquisition of Virgin America to Finalize Next Week

    The Department of Justice has continuously asked for more time to explore the inner-workings of the proposed Alaska Airlines acquisition of Virgin America. Expected closure was the first week of October, then around October 17 and now the announcement is expected next week. According to sources, concerns had been raised referencing the...

  • Cathay Pacific US-Based Flight Attendants Plan To Vote Union

    Cathay Pacific’s US-based cabin crew have been under assault by the management at the airline which recently stopped paying into employee social security and medicare. These non-union flight attendants have begun the process to become unionized with representation by AFA — Association of Flight Attendants. The following press release has been issued...

  • American Airlines Pilots Push Union Merger

    American Airlines pilots may soon have the opportunity to choose whether to keep their union, Allied Pilots Association (APA), independent or to merge with the much larger Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA); according to a recent Bloomberg article. ALPA, which represents 54,000 pilots at 31 airlines, has secured more lucrative agreements for pilots...

  • American’s New Uniform…On Point or Poisonous?

    When American Airlines announced their intentions to introduce the first new employee uniform design in decades, their 80,000 employees were very enthusiastic. When employees learned the uniform would be manufactured by TwinHill, a division of Men’s Wearhouse, some expressed concern. Alaska Airlines had introduced a new uniform in 2011, also manufactured by Twin Hill,...