JetBlue Airways Corp. pilots voted to join the Air Line Pilots Association, ending the carrier’s status as the biggest U.S. airline without a union and erasing a gain in the stock.
Employment at U.S. airlines rose 0.2 percent in December, the first time since June 2008 that passenger carriers created more jobs to keep pace with rising demand for travel.
U.S. regional airlines may have a tougher time hiring pilots under legislation passed by Congress mandating at least 1,500 hours of flying, six times higher than now required.
Continental Airlines Inc. and United Airlines pilot unions agreed on a framework for joint contract talks with management, a first move toward meshing work groups as the two carriers prepare to merge.
American Airlines , the second-biggest U.S. carrier, is seeking as many as 4,000 of its managers to train as replacements for flight attendants in case of a strike.
"If their expectations are that you pay me exactly what they pay Delta and American and United, you need to look at other factors."
- Jerry Glass on Apr 22, 2014