EA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 12951 posts, RR: 62 Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1932 times:
The reductions were done to eliminate unnecessary positions; the flight attendants' contract requires them to do light cleaning of the aircraft between flights (grabbing newspapers, wrappers, etc).
Rather than paying extra fleet service people to do this function, the flight attendants will be handling this duty, with the heavy cleaning of lavatories, sweeping, and the like being done by a smaller fleet service crew (two per plane instead of four or five).
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