American Airlines is offering flight attendants triple pay during peak holiday periods to head off staff shortages


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Zahra Tayeb
Sat, November 6, 2021, 7:02 AM

  • American Airlines is offering flight attendants triple pay to work during peak holiday periods, CNBC reported.
  • The airline said staff would need zero absences between November and early January to be eligible, per CNBC.
  • Staff shortages are plaguing industries in all corners of the US economy.

American Airlines is offering flight attendants triple pay to work during peak periods over the coming holiday season, according to an internal memo seen by CNBC.

The offer appears to be an attempt by the airline to head off staff shortages that contributed to it cancelling nearly 2,000 flights over the Halloween weekend.

Flight attendants who work trips between November 23 and November 29, and December 22 and January 2, will be eligible for 150% pay, the memo, sent Friday, said. If they have perfect attendance from November 15 through January 2, the will be eligible for an extra 150% pay on top, according to the memo.

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