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An Alaska 737-800 at Reagan National Airport (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Craig Fischer)

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America Cabin Crew Reach Key Step In Merger

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 union that represents over 50,000 different cabin crew members for various U.S. carriers. Jeff Butler, Vice President of guest and inflight services at Alaska Airlines said: “We're thrilled to have…