Wanted: A few good recruits at American Airlines
NEW YORK (AP) -- Wanted: A few good recruits for an airline that's seen better days.
To replace some of its departing staff, American Airlines will hire 1,500 flight attendants starting next month, with training beginning in January.
The airline says 2,250 of its flight attendants have taken $40,000 buyout offers to leave the company. The Association of Professional Flight Attendants says briefings on the buyouts have been standing-room only. Sign-ups to take the offer ended Sept. 20.
American is operated by AMR Corp. and is based in Fort Worth, Texas. The company said Wednesday that it lost $238 million in the third quarter on employee severance payouts and other costs related to its bankruptcy.