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US Airways Flight Attendants Applaud Court's Decision to Expedite American Airlines Merger Trial

  US Airways Flight Attendants Applaud Court's Decision to Expedite American
                            Airlines Merger Trial

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2013

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- US Airways Flight
Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA),
today issued a statement after a federal judge scheduled an expedited trial
date for the Department of Justice's anti-trust case against the US
Airways/American Airlines merger. AFA US Airways President Roger Holmin said
the following:


"US Airways Flight Attendants are ready to make the most out of the
opportunities available through the creation of the world's largest airline,
which will provide real competition for Delta and United and a positive
outlook for workers. Our union supported the motion for a November trial date
because both US Airways and American Airlines front line workers deserve to
know what our future holds.

"We applaud today's court decision for a November 25 trial start date and we
are optimistic that the judge will agree that the benefits of this merger, for
both workers and consumers alike, will help to create a stronger aviation

The Association of Flight Attendants is the world's largest Flight Attendant
union. Focused 100 percent on Flight Attendant issues, AFA has been the leader
in advancing the Flight Attendant profession for 68 years. Serving as the
voice for Flight Attendants in the workplace, in the aviation industry, in the
media and on Capitol Hill, AFA has transformed the Flight Attendant profession
by raising wages, benefits and working conditions. Nearly 60,000 Flight
Attendants come together to form AFA, part of the 700,000-member strong
Communications Workers of America (CWA), AFL-CIO. Visit us at

SOURCE Association of Flight Attendants

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