American Airlines seeking volunteers in case of APFA strike

American Airlines is seeking management volunteers willing to train as temporary flight attendants in case of a strike by the Association of Professional Flight Attendants. American has "a commitment to our customers and those who depend on us every day to keep the airline flying," according to a spokeswoman, explaining why the company "has created a contingency plan for staffing flights." American also used replacements during an APFA strike in November 1993, and the FAA says it would likely monitor training classes to ensure fill-ins could adequately perform their roles.

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