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US Airways flight attendants approve contract

Feb. 28, 2013 @ 11:51 PM

TEMPE, Ariz. — Flight attendants at US Airways approved a new contract on Thursday that wraps up some unfinished business from the airline's 2005 merger with America West, and gets them started on the next merger, with American.

Eighty percent of flight attendants voted to approve the deal, according to the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA. They had rejected two previous tentative agreements, although the most recent vote in September was very close. The new deal includes terms that address the proposed merger with American Airlines.

US Airways said that within 30 days, talks will begin to lay out a plan for a combined contract to cover flight attendants at US Airways and American. Those four-way talks will include both airlines and both flight attendant unions.

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