In an effort to take care of enough staffing ranges through the busy vacation journey interval, Southwest Airways Co (NYSE: LUV) on Saturday provided its staff new incentives to assist keep away from flight cancellations.
What Occurred: Flight attendants, pilots and operations staff might obtain as much as 120,000 Fast Rewards factors, a worth of greater than $1,400, in keeping with an inner Southwest memo.
Moreover, flight attendants eligible to work 36 days between Nov. 15 and Jan. 14, and cabin crews who work 28 days over that interval might get 60,000 factors.
Southwest can also be providing triple pay to staff in floor operations for Thanksgiving and Christmas, together with double pay for extra time shifts through the two holidays.
Why It Issues: Throughout Columbus Day weekend, Southwest was compelled to cancel greater than 2,000 flights, costing the airline $75 million.
In line with the memo, written by Southwest’s vice-president Sonya Lecore, in cost of inflight operations and cabin crews, the variety of no exhibits or inaccessible flight attendants has elevated lately. The airline has eliminated emergency insurance policies which required that flight attendants present a doctor’s notice to name out sick.
American Airways Group (NASDAQ: AAL), which can also be providing flight attendants and crew members additional pay for vacation shifts, was impacted by mass flight cancellations late final month and in early November.
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