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2014-09-19 16:20:50

FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines and the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) have reached a tentative agreement on a new joint collective bargaining agreement covering more than 24,000 flight attendants. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130208/DA56847LOGO "We are building an airline that will compete aggressively in a global marketplace. Today's tentative agreement with our flight attendants is another step forward in our...

2014-09-19 16:20:23

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), the world's largest Flight Attendant union, is hosting an award-winning documentary about 9/11 Flight 93 hero Mark Bingham to kick off the union's Never Forget campaign aimed at bringing legislative and regulatory focus to critical aviation security issues. The Washington, DC premier of The Rugby Player is an uplifting and stereotype-shattering documentary about Mark and his mother, Alice...

2014-09-15 16:21:18

Company recalling all Flight Attendants on voluntary and involuntary furlough CHICAGO, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines and the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) today announced that United will offer its Flight Attendants an Enhanced Early Out Program, which allows participants a one-time opportunity to voluntarily separate from the company and receive a severance payment. United also announced that it is recalling all Flight Attendants who are on voluntary and...

2014-09-10 12:20:44

First mainline carrier to obtain FAA approval FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines was the first airline with a paperless cockpit, and now American's cabins are also paperless. The airline is the first mainline carrier to provide flight attendants with electronic manuals, accessible through a handheld tablet. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130208/DA56847LOGO "The accessibility and functionality that the tablet provides our flight attendants...

2014-09-02 20:20:20

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After months of intense pressure from a broad labor coalition, including the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) today denied an exemption for a foreign air carrier permit to Norwegian Air International (NAI). AFA urges the DOT to close the door on NAI permanently by rejecting the foreign air carrier permit outright. AFA International President Sara Nelson issued the...

2014-08-19 12:21:28

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), and the Transport Workers Union (TWU) called on the Department of Transportation (DOT) to reject an application for a foreign air carrier permit submitted by Norwegian Air International (NAI). In comments filed yesterday, the unions, representing over 80,000 Flight Attendants, urged the DOT to uphold the strong...

2014-06-23 16:20:58

LAN and TAM Airlines unions will take action this week in Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Argentina in support of strikes by LAN Peru mechanics and LAN Argentina flight attendants LONDON, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week, the aviation unions of the ITF (International Transport Workers' Federation) Network of LATAM Unions in Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, Peru and Colombia will be taking action to support the mechanics of LAN Peru and the flight attendants of LAN Argentina....

2014-06-16 16:20:27

CHICAGO, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today announced that dispatchers, represented by the Professional Airline Flight Control Association (PAFCA) and the Transport Workers Union (TWU), ratified a new joint labor agreement for all United Airlines dispatchers. The agreement covers more than 330 United dispatchers. "The ratification of this agreement is significant for our dispatchers and the company," said Tracy Lee, United's vice president of network operations. "We...

2014-05-27 12:21:27

CHICAGO, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today announced that the company has reached a tentative agreement on a new joint collective bargaining agreement with the Professional Airline Flight Control Association (PAFCA) and the Transport Workers Union (TWU) for United's dispatchers. PAFCA represents dispatchers at the United subsidiary, and TWU represents dispatchers at the Continental subsidiary. The tentative agreement covers and is subject to ratification by United's...

2014-05-26 12:25:07

OTTAWA, May 26, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced an important change that will benefit travellers flying with Canadian air operators, as well as the aviation industry. Passengers will soon be able to use portable electronic devices such as cameras, electronic games, tablets and computers during all phases of flight. This includes while an aircraft takes off, climbs, descends and lands, provided the device is in non-transmitting, or...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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