US Airways Flight Attendants Applaud Decision to Expedite Merger Trial

  • Aug 31, 2013 6:02pm GMT

WASHINGTON, D.C. – US Airways flight attendants applauded a court decision by a federal judge regarding the US Airways / American Airlines merger anti-trust case. Represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), the flight attendants issued a statement after the judge expedited the trial date.

“US Airways flight attendants are ready to make the most out of the opportunities available through the creation of the world’s largest airline, which will provide real competition for Delta and United and a positive outlook for workers. Our union supported the motion for a November trial date because both US Airways and American Airlines front line workers deserve to know what our future holds.

“We applaud today’s court decision for a November 25 trial date and we are optimistic that the judge will agree that the benefits of this merger, for both workers and consumers alike, will help to create a stronger aviation system.”

The Association of Flight Attendants is the world’s largest flight attendant union.