United Airlines Flight Attendants: Behind the Scenes of Contract Negotiations [Roundup]

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  1. United FAs ought to wait until AA (hopefully) strikes . The time is not now . The ringmaster decides when the acts appear for their performances .

  2. LAX is my home airport. Traffic at LAX is much the same as it has been for decades. Just figure it is going to take some time. I have used all sorts of transportation getting to and getting away from LAX. I have never missed a flight there.

  3. They make duct tape that is “rolled” flat (not around a wide core). I always have that in my carryon in case my checked bags suffers a malfunction or the aircraft needs “assistance.” Never had to use it yet.

  4. BTW “travel size duct tape” is the search phrase at a major online retailer. No financial interest.

  5. Can we please get rid of unskilled Flight Attendants? We don’t need a McDonalds employee who’s wearing a Flight Attendant uniform to give us ice-water. If the airlines INSIST on having flight attendants aboard to “pretend” to keep the peace, then can those attendants PLEASE be trained in some type of peace-keeping, and PLEASE do something beyond giving an oxygen-mask speech?

    100% OPPOSED to paying $91/hr for flight attendants.

  6. Looks like Lindy is Jealous of the $91.00 for topped off Flight Attendants. But also many do not make it to the top off. If they worked at BK would they be more qualified Lindy? Also flight attendants don get paid 40 hrs a week. Do your research Lindy..

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