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Continental flight attendants agree to new contract

United Continental Holdings Inc. said late Friday its union-represented flight attendants ratified a new labor agreement with Continental Airlines. Get the full story »

American to bring back 200 more flight attendants

American Airlines is recalling 200 more flight attendants who were furloughed in recent years.

American said Friday it also agreed to hire 30 new Mandarin-speaking flight attendants to staff flights to and from Shanghai. Get the full story »

Continental, attendants reach tentative labor deal

Continental Airlines, now part of United Continental Holdings Inc., and a union representing thousands of flight attendants reached a tentative labor agreement Tuesday.

The two previously had reached an agreement in late September, a day before United Air Lines’s parent UAL Corp. merged with Continental to vault them over Delta Air Lines Inc. as the world’s biggest airline. Get the full story »

Continental fleet service workers ratify contract

Continental Airlines fleet service employees have ratified a contract reached with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

The airline, a unit of United Continental Holdings Inc., called the vote a “positive step forward” in a statement released Wednesday.

Flight attendants clear Southwest to fly bigger jets

Bloomberg News | A vote to approve contract changes Thursday by Southwest flight attendants has cleared the way for the airline to start flying larger737  jets on popular routes.

Continental attendants decline joint contract talks

Flight attendants with Continental Airlines Inc said they will not participate in contract talks with their peers at United Airlines, according to a report in Bloomberg.

United flight attendants had said in an exchange of letters they would have more leverage if they worked together, according to Bloomberg.

Representatives for Continental and for Association of Flight Attendants could not be immediately reached for comment. Get the full story »

JetBlue: Passenger accounts differ from Slater’s

A rogue JetBlue flight attendant’s explanation that an uncooperative passenger caused him to melt down and slide down a parked plane’s emergency chute may not hold water, the airline says in an internal memo.

And even if it’s true, a bad day at work is no excuse for flight attendant Steven Slater’s behavior, JetBlue says in the memo obtained Friday by The Associated Press.

Slater went onto the public address system Monday on a plane at New York’s Kennedy Airport after a JetBlue flight from Pittsburgh. He cursed out a passenger he said had treated him rudely, and then slid off the plane. Get the full story »

JetBlue: Incident feeds ‘your inner Office Space’

Taking it out on the fax machine. (Office Space)

JetBlue is finally talking about its famously flippant flight attendant … sort of.

In a company blog posting, the airline poked fun at the attention directed at the case of Steven Slater, who cursed out a passenger over a plane’s loud speaker on Monday and then jumped down the emergency slide.

“Perhaps you heard a little story about one of our flight attendants?” the blog joked. JetBlue didn’t disclose any information on the case, saying it will let “people speak on their own behalf.” Get the full story »