Flight attendants are feeling the heat of pent-up demand and a cancellation-filled summer

Jul 14, 2022
Commuting expenses and training backlogs are just some of the problems compounding staffing shortages, union leader says.
"You're not really fully compensated when a flight is diverted, you're taken off your schedule, and you get home 12, 24 hours later," says Sara Nelson, international president of the Association of Flight Attendants.
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As Delta starts to offer flight attendants pay during boarding, will other airlines follow?

Apr 28, 2022
Boarding passengers has become especially difficult during the pandemic.
Delta is the first domestic airline company to offer pay to flight attendants during the boarding process.
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Would you tip a flight attendant for good service?

Oct 9, 2013
Many travel industry employees -- hotel staff, rental car drivers, curbside baggage checkers -- receive tips. What about flight attendants?

Want to be a flight attendant? Get in line.

Mar 18, 2013
These days, you have a better chance of getting into Harvard than you do of becoming a flight attendant.

Massive snow storm snarls U.S. airlines, passengers

Feb 8, 2013
As snowstorm 'Nemo' approaches the East Coast, airlines are preemptively cancelling thousands of flights. That means headaches for many travelers, but how does being grounded affect those work in the airline industry?

Small talk: 'Bob Dylan bond,' 83-year-old flight attendant retires

Sep 7, 2012
The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: A social media site for the 1 percent, explaining the Bob Dylan bond, and the longest-running flight attendant in the history of aviation retires.

MID-DAY UPDATE: Retail sales rose in July...

Aug 13, 2010
... Great news if you like higher gas prices. Consumer prices rose, too. Did we mention higher gas prices? Severe school cutbacks will take not...

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