United Airlines, which last month said it would slash 5,500 frontline workers by the end of 2009 (ATWOnline, July 23), will furlough 1,550 flight attendants effective Oct. 31. The carrier said it hopes to achieve as many of the cuts as possible via voluntary programs, but added that it must lower its flight attendant workforce by 10% by the end of October and will make as many involuntary reductions as necessary.
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