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United Airlines One Step Closer to Avoiding Pilot Furloughs

United Airlines has become the latest airline to make a move towards saving its pilots from furloughs in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a report from Reuters, the airline's pilot union and the airline have reached a tentative agreement to prevent pilot furloughs until at least early 2021. The news comes just weeks after the Chicago-based carrier announced that it would be furloughing nearly 3,000 pilots after payroll support funding runs out on Oct. 1. The airline…

Delta Air Lines Will Not Furlough Flight Attendants or Ground…

In a memo released Tuesday, Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian announced there would be no involuntary flight attendant or ground staff furloughs come Oct. 1. Bastian explained that these jobs were saved by the thousands of employees who volunteered to take unpaid time off, opt for early retirement or…

United Airlines, Pilot Union Avoid 3,000 Furloughs

United Airlines and the union that represents its 13,000 pilots have agreed to terms to avoid furloughs of close to 3,000 employees. United announced last week it planned to furlough 2,850 pilots in addition to almost 14,000 other staff. Neither party has yet offered details of the agreement, including how…

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,…

Delta To Furlough 1,941 Pilots on Oct. 1

As demand remains weak and Oct. 1 looms on the horizon, U.S. airlines are struggling to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 in the industry. In that context, Delta has announced in an internal memo that is planning to furlough 1,941 pilots once the CARES act prohibition on involuntary cuts ends.…

Kenya Airways to Sack Senior Pilots As Coronavirus Impacts Continue…

Kenya Airways, Kenya's flag carrier, is moving to slash half of its pilot workforce. The move is in line with cost saving measures deemed necessary due to the toll the COVID-19 crisis that has taken, Business Daily reports. Kenya Airways is looking to cut up to 207 of its 414…

EasyJet to Offer Pilots Alternative to Layoffs

In a move that may become increasingly common among airlines seeking to avoid layoffs, EasyJet will be offering pilots an alternative to being made redundant. The plan will offer pilots seasonal contracts, working for parts of the year and taking the rest of the year off. The offer comes as…

U.S. Airline Furloughs: Where We Stand

When SARS-CoV-2, the novel Coronavirus strain that causes COVID-19, first reached the U.S., nobody really knew how the disease, which at the time had not yet been granted pandemic status by the World Health Organization, would impact life in this country. Yet as the disease spread throughout the country throughout…

Delta Accused Of Penalizing Pilots Requesting Simulator Training After COVID-19…

As airlines slowly try to resume a semblance of normality after the collapse of demand experienced during the peak months of the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more issues are surfacing with regards to crew proficiency. Some Delta Air Lines pilots have been reporting that the airline has been punishing them…

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…