• 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,...

  • Virgin America Flight Attendants Reject First Tentative Agreement

    The Transportation Workers Union just released the results of the first contract vote held for Virgin America Flight Attendants. The results are as follows: 415 YES 490 NO 88% of the flight attendant work-group voted. The first TA comes at a time when the airline is being acquired by Alaska Airlines. Although...

  • Forget something? Virgin America Passenger Has No Pants

    A young woman checking into a Virgin America flight brought a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘travelling light’ when she turned up with just a pair of underpants on her lower half. The blonde passenger shocked those queuing behind her at the check-in desk after brazenly speaking to a member of...

  • Power Outage Grounds ALL Delta Flights Worldwide. “Large-Scale” Cancellations Expected

    Tens of thousands of Delta passengers around the world are grounded this morning due to a system-wide computer failure caused by a power outage in Atlanta, with the airline unable to say when the problem will be fixed. “Our systems are down everywhere,” the Atlanta-based airline told customers on Twitter – while airport agents...

  • Emirates Jet crashes on landing in Dubai

    An Emirates Airlines Boeing 777 flying from the Southern state of Kerala, India, crash landed on arrival in Dubai this afternoon. All 282 passengers and 18 crew were able to evacuate the aircraft safely before the aircraft caught fire. While the cause for the accident is currently unknown it is assumed that...

  • Is United Tentative Agreement Just In Time?

    Renegotiate? Sorry United, Too Late A tentative agreement is currently being voted on by United flight attendants that, if ratified, would finally bring all flight attendants from the three pre-merger carriers together under one contract. Although ratification is not a sure thing, some flight attendants I’ve spoken with at United and other...

  • American Airlines Under Bed Bug Assault

    Infestations on 777 and 787 Planes A growing number bed bug infestations are occurring on American’s 777 and 787 aircraft and flight attendants at the airline are not having it — they say this issue has been festering for too long and American’s approach to dealing with it has been extremely negligent....

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