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American Airlines upping flight attendant holiday pay as critical travel season nears
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American Airlines is offering flight attendants a one-time holiday pay premium as travel ramps up around the nation, according to an internal memo obtained by FOX Business.
Flight attendants working "within the holiday peak periods" will receive a 150% premium, according to the memo from Brady Byrnes, vice president of flight service. Those periods are from Nov. 23 to Nov. 29 and Dec. 22 to Jan 2.
However, if a flight attendant has no absences between Nov. 15 and Jan. 2, the Texas-based carrier is offering a 300% pay premium for hours worked during the holiday peak periods.
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The funds are seen as a way to "recognize team members who have been and will continue to help us run a reliable operation," Byrnes said.
However, Byrnes also acknowledged how hard the current environment has been on flight attendants.