United to furlough 685 flight attendants as too few take leave

[CHICAGO] United Airlines is preparing to furlough 685 flight attendants after offers of leave and part-time work failed to produce enough volunteers to forestall job cuts at the world's second-largest carrier.

Negotiations between the airline and the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) are still underway, and the current furlough total may fall, Christen David, a United spokeswoman, said on Wednesday.

"Successful airlines do not lay off workers, they work with the union for solutions," Greg Davidowitch,...

BT is now on Telegram!

For daily updates on weekdays and specially selected content for the weekend. Subscribe to