Sunday, July 25

Furlough

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American Airlines is recalling 3,300 flight attendants from extended voluntary leave as it ramps up for a busy holiday season

American Airlines has told flight attendants on extended leave that it wants them back, per a memo. The airline also plans to hire 800 new flight attendants before March 2022 as travel rebounds. It furloughed more than 8,000 cabin crew members in October 2020 as travel demand slumped. See more stories on Insider's business page. American Airlines is canceling extended voluntary leave for about 3,300 of its flight attendants as it prepares for a surge in travel demand, which will last beyond the summer. Returning cabin crews will restart flights in November and December, and two-thirds will need to be retrained, the airline told e...