Fond flight attendant memories

15th_circle_buttons_web_sliced_01.gifIt seems like yesterday, but it really is 15 years since the flight attendants at American Airlines hobbled their carrier with a strike that lasted five days. If you had to declare a victor in that confrontation, and you shouldn’t have to, it probably would be the union: the carrier managed to sort of fly through at first, but the five days cost it about $190 million, leading to a $253 million loss in the 1993 fourth quarter. The union’s president, Laura Glading, was on the APFA board during that strike. Now, the Association of Professional Flight Attendants has posted a little site that brings back fond memories of those glory days.

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4 Responses to Fond flight attendant memories

  1. Forrest November 19, 2008 at 5:05 pm #

    I remember 1993, and this is definitely a different era and we are facing many more issues as a nation. Threatening to strike does not seem very wise given the state of the industry. Perhaps it was a small victory in ’93, but this time graver circumstances could result. I doubt if the flight attendants have thought this through, but would be wise to do so before lobbing idle threats.

  2. Not Laura Glading November 20, 2008 at 5:43 pm #

    Fond memories of glory days? You have got to be kidding me! Glading is bound and determined to push so hard we all lose our jobs. The issues then were different. I don’t want any more concessions but talk of a strike after a few months of negotiating is totally irresponsible. She should be replaced as head of APFA.

  3. Theron Codispot June 9, 2010 at 1:20 am #

    In my opinion, it is actual, I will take part in discussion.

  4. Buy Links December 14, 2010 at 9:12 am #

    Love the blog here. Nice colors. I am definitely staying tuned to this one. Hope to see more.

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