TWA flight attendants recalled
Thu August 30, 2012
American recalls the last of the former TWA flight attendants
It's back to work for some 200 ex-TWA flight attendants. American Airlines will recall the workers in November, according to U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill.
They were laid off back in 2001 after the 9/11 attacks hit the airline industry hard. American had cut 2,500 flight attendants in all during the slowdown, many of them were former TWA employees. The airline had bought out TWA earlier in 2001.
American Airlines is in bankruptcy protection and has offered buyouts to hundreds of flight attendants. A spokesman says the recall will ensure adequate staffing through that process.
Sen. McCaskill says she brokered the deal with American to bring back TWA flight attendants effective Nov. 17.