Key lawmaker quizzes airlines on delays, worker shortages

key lawmaker quizzes airlines on delays worker shortages

Sumary of Key lawmaker quizzes airlines on delays, worker shortages:

  • Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., who chairs the Senate Commerce Committee, sent letters Friday to the CEOs of American, Southwest, Delta, JetBlue, Republic and Allegiant.
  • This week, American cited rising passenger numbers in saying it will recall 3,300 flight attendants from long-term leave and hire 800 more before the end of the year.
  • Delta said it will hire between up to 5,000 workers this year to reduce long hold times for customers who call the airline and to deal with workers shortages at contractors such as food caterers and airplane cleaners.Airlines and their unions lobbied for the federal aid, which has been extended twice and is scheduled to end Sept.

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