Delta Says It Will Not Need to Furlough Any Flight Attendants

By Paul Riegler on 4 September 2020
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Delta Air Lines said Friday that it will not furlough any of its flight attendants come October, even though its main competitors have announced plans to lay off several thousand.

Although the airline previously said it would furlough up to 2,000 pilots, the need to lay off flight attendants was ameliorated after a sufficient number of employees including flight attendants volunteered to take leaves or early exit packages.

“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,” the airline said in a statement.

American Airlines is laying off almost 9,000 flight attendants and United Airlines will lay off almost 7,000 as of October 1, when the federal bailout and payroll protection programs expire.

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