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American Airlines aircraft at Chicago O'Hare International Airport. American is laying off tens of thousands of workers once CARES Act provisions expire at the end of September. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Greg Linton)

American Airlines Cuts 19,000 Jobs

American Airlines announced Tuesday morning that it will cut 19,000 jobs on Oct. 1 when federal subsidies from the CARES Act run out. Per the money it received, the airline was not allowed to involuntarily cut any staff through Sept. 30. Cuts in October will include about 17,500 flight attendants, pilots and mechanics in addition to 1,500 administration and management jobs. The cuts will make American 30% smaller than it was in March. “We have come to you many times…

United Airlines Offers Cabin Crews Additional Incentives to Accept Buyouts

United Airlines improved a voluntary exit package for its flight attendants and extended the application deadline for the buyout on Tuesday, adding that it needs “a lot more people to sign up” to avoid involuntary layoffs once CARES money runs out at the end of September, Reuters reports. The deadline…

How Brussels Airlines Is Preparing to Restart Flights

Aircraft, like rental cars, are not expected to remain parked for a long period of time. Most importantly, the same concept goes for the people whose job is to fly the plane, the pilots. Commercial pilots and cabin crew members who stopped working due to the reduction in flight operations…

Lufthansa Cabin Crew to Strike

German flight attendant union UFO has announced that its members will strike for five hours on October 20. The strike will occur at Lufthansa's hubs in Frankfurt and Munich and will also include staff who fly for Germanwings, Eurowings, Lufthansa's regional carrier CityLine, and SunExpress, a joint venture leisure airline…

EVA Air Cabin Crew Set to Strike

Following a vote earlier this week, the Taoyuan Flight Attendants Union has decided to strike against Taiwanese carrier EVA Air. The strike comes after two rounds of negotiations with EVA failed to yield results with the chief complaints concerning overtime, long working hours and pay. While no date for the…

British Airways Closes Hong Kong Cabin Crew Base

Britain's flag carrier announced that it will be closing its cabin crew based in Hong Kong at the end of October. This comes after a review in the company’s global operation dynamics and the decision to centralize cabin crew a the airline's home city, London. In a statement to the…

LATAM Workers Strike Causes Delays

On Tuesday, the Cabin Crew Union of LAN Express, a subsidiary of the Chile-based LATAM Airlines group, is starting a strike after mediation with their government failed to create a new labor contract. The strike is to affect all local flights and international connections in Chile of LATAM Airlines, a…

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America Cabin Crew Reach Key Step…

Just over a month after Alaska Airlines and Virgin America began flying under a single operating certificate, the Association of Flight Attendants declared that it had reached an agreement with Alaska Airlines. The tentative merger agreement represents 5,400 flight attendants working for the newly merged Seattle-based carrier under a labor…

Qantas Collaborates With GE Aviation on New Flight Data App

Qantas and GE Aviation, in a joint collaboration, have created a new flight data application for pilots that helps with flight efficiency and lowering carbon emissions. The new platform is called FlightPulse, and it is the first commercialized product to be developed with mobile services from GE’s Predix platform. FlightPulse…