Continental Airlines, which announced 1,700 job cuts this week (ATWOnline, July 22), told the Air Line Pilots Assn. that 310 pilots, or 7% of the total, could be furloughed, the Houston Chronicle reported. "If reductions are necessary, we expect to begin furloughing pilots as early as Sept. 23. We expect these furloughs to be temporary but at least six months in duration," the airline said in a letter sent to 310 pilots who were selected based on seniority, ALPA told the newspaper.

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