HALFA From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1421 posts, RR: 14 Posted (3 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4489 times:
Flight Attendants at Hawaiian Airlines voted yesterday to ratify a tentative agreement which will provide for a 15% pay raise over a 4 year period placing them at or near the top highest paid group in the industry. When new per diem rates are factored in, the increase in pay is nearly 19%.
The new pay rates will be retroactive to March 7, 2012 and the contract will run through March 2016.
At present, HA has just over 1400 flight attendants with crew bases in HNL and LAX.
aloha73g From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2401 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (3 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4211 times:
Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 4): Will they be more productive to counteract the increase?
Per the news, yes: The pay increase will be "offset by increased productivity," said Keoni Wagner, Hawaiian Airlines spokesman.
Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 4):
Will they deliver better service to counteract the increase?
I'm not sure it could get better. HA's FAs are the best in the US (IMHO). They are the only airline I'm aware of that overstaffs above FAA minimums on domestic flights and still serve complimentary meals....all while flying to a supposedly "unprofitable leisure destination."
P.S. congrats to HALFA...I'm assuming you voted "yes"
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