United Airlines will hire new flight attendants for the first time since 2001, the carrier said last week. It began accepting applications Sunday for 2,000 positions to be based in Chicago and Washington and will begin training in January. The openings are a result of a decision not to return by approximately half of the 5,500 voluntarily furloughed flight attendants. All of those who chose to return were back as of Oct. 31, a United spokesperson told ATWOnline. "We have essentially ...

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