American Eagle flight attendants ratify agreement

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Flight attendants at American Eagle approved a new contract today, as the regional carrier restructures under bankruptcy protection.

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) represented employees voted 87% for the contract, which was the airlines' last, best and final offer.

"Today's ratification of the Association of Flight Attendants agreement is another important step forward as we continue to build the new American Eagle and create a successful future for thousands of employees," says AMR-owned Eagle, in a statement.

"American Eagle flight attendants are eager to move forward and focus on rebuilding our great carrier," says Robert Barrow, AFA president at Eagle, in a statement. "No one wanted to vote 'for' this agreement, but our members recognised that doing so was in our best long-term interest."

The union represents more than 1,800 flight attendants at Eagle.

Voting on the agreement began the week of 5 August.