Delta Air Lines affirms no leaves for airline attendants
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- September 5, 2020
Some uncommon uplifting news from the aircraft industry arrived behind schedule Friday: Delta Air Lines says that gratitude to intentional leave and early retirements, it won’t need to vacation any extra airline attendants this year, reports View from the Wing.
“With the overwhelming response of flight attendants choosing to participate in our creative staffing options — and based on our current network schedule — we are positioned well to be able to successfully manage through our flight attendant overstaffing situation,” Delta spokesperson Amanda Eatman told TPG. “We’re grateful for the continued rallying spirit of Delta people during the pandemic.”
17,000 Delta Air Lines workers took early retirement or buyouts.
Back in July, Delta CEO Ed Bastian said the carrier was doing all that it could to keep away from cutbacks. What’s more, that exertion seems to have been effective up until now — in any event with regards to airline stewards. In August, Delta said it would need to leave of absence upwards of 2,500 pilots and would minimize three airline attendantbases as part of a scaling back.
The news on airline attendants is a superior sign.
Delta airline attendants have taken to online media to communicate their appreciation. One worker tweeted, “Thank you Delta for doing everything to avoid furloughs for flight attendants like me.”
TPG’s Ned Russell reports Delta is just anticipating flying half of its 2019 schedule before the finish of 2020.
Both American Airlines and United Airlines have declared they would cutback a huge number of representatives in front of the lapse of the CARES Act. That is the bailout Congress gone to assist aircrafts with making due during the extreme plunge due to Covid. Subsidizing to keep paying pay rates lapses on September 30. Industry lobbyists and unions are pushing Congress to broaden the payroll assurance program through March 31, 2021.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has cautioned the industry won’t completely recoup until 2024.