American reverses plans for flight attendant furloughs

Despite its plan to shrink capacity by 6% this year, American Airlines now says previously announced flight attendant furloughs won't be necessary. The airline had warned its union that up to 400 flight attendants might have to be laid off, but a voluntary leave program has alleviated the need for further cuts. "It's unfortunate to even be faced with the possibility of a furlough situation, so this is great news that so many flight attendants were in a position to take advantage of these options," an airline spokeswoman said.

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