Articles tagged “association of flight attendants”

United Airlines Accuses Rogue Flight Attendants of Fraud

United Airlines Accuses Rogue Flight Attendants of Fraud

Brian Sumers, Skift

United Airlines corporate security has been busy this year. First it caught some employees selling their travel passes. Now it has caught a small group of flight attendants who appeared to be scheming to take the best trips from their colleagues.

4 weeks ago

The Airline Industry’s Glass Ceiling Is Still Sky-High: A Skift Deep Dive

The Airline Industry’s Glass Ceiling Is Still Sky-High: A Skift Deep Dive

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

Aviation has terrible gender optics, and not just with pilots and engineers. The c-suite is nearly void of women for flimsy, unacceptable reasons. In this deep dive, women on the commercial side of aviation share how it feels to hit the glass ceiling in 2019, and occasionally break through.

2 months ago

U.S. Pilots Unions Demand an End to Sudden Flight Schedule Changes

U.S. Pilots Unions Demand an End to Sudden Flight Schedule Changes

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

In 2019, expect pilot and flight attendant unions to press for new rules that will limit the ability of carriers to make sudden schedule changes. Expect last-minute contract negotiations, too. American Airlines, Delta, and other carriers say that adjustments are sometimes needed to smooth operations.

5 months ago

U.S. Travelers Have New App to Report Uncomfortable Aircraft Cabin Temperatures

U.S. Travelers Have New App to Report Uncomfortable Aircraft Cabin Temperatures

Eliza Haverstock, Bloomberg

There's certainly a need for an app like this. But will U.S. airlines actually listen to the feedback?

9 months ago

Straighten Up and Fly Right, United to Flight Attendants on Sloppy Grooming

Straighten Up and Fly Right, United to Flight Attendants on Sloppy Grooming

Brian Sumers, Skift

United Airlines is never going to control how its flight attendants look in the same way as airlines in other countries. That's OK. There's no reason flight attendants all must look the same. But it's probably a good thing United is asking some outliers to clean up their approach.

11 months ago