United Airlines to Close Most of Its Foreign Crew Bases

By Paul Riegler on 6 June 2020
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United Airlines said it plans to close three of four flight attendant bases outside the United States amidst the plummet in travel demand due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The airline made the announcement in a memorandum to crewmembers that was shown to Frequent Business Traveler.

United will close its bases in Frankfurt, Hong Kong, and Tokyo effective October 1.  The London base will remain open, according John Slater, who authored the memo.

The move will affect 840 flight attendants. Those who are eligible to work in the United States will be offered the opportunity to transfer, the airline said.

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