American Airlines cancels voluntary leaves of about 3300 flight attendants

  • American is canceling voluntary leaves of 3,300 flight attendants, calling them back by the end of the year.
  • Bookings, led by domestic leisure travel, surged over the late spring and early summer, and now carriers are scrambling to increase staffing.
  • Getting employees who have been on leave or haven’t been actively working can be challenging and time-consuming.
  • Two-thirds of American’s flight attendants on leave will need to be retrained before they can fly, Byrnes said.
  • American, Southwest Airlines, Delta Air Lines and other carriers have been busy training hundreds of pilots who have been called back to work, a process that can take more than a month in some cases.
  • Those carriers as well as United Airlines and Spirit have announced plans to hire additional pilots to keep up with what executives expect to be robust demand next year.

Source: Texts excerpted from CNBC / Leslie Josephs / July 15, 2021

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