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United Airlines says to close flight attendant base at Japan's Narita

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United Airlines said it would close its flight attendant base at Japan's Narita airport on Oct. 1, a move that will affect 270 flight attendants. Some of the 270 flight attendants may be eligible for a transfer to the United States, a spokeswoman said on Monday, confirming a plan first reported by Reuters in June that also affects the airline's flight crew bases in Frankfurt and Hong Kong. Chicago-based United said earlier this month it was preparing to furlough 16,370 U.S. workers… (www.yahoo.com) Plus d'info...

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abowland
Andy Bowland 2
Yes.

SECTION 26 26
MOVING EXPENSES
A. Qualifying for Expenses
The moving expenses set forth in this Section shall be paid to
Flight Attendants who are required by the Company to change
geographical location as a result of the following:
1 . Involuntary transfers, which include any transfer due to the
closing of a Base, a transfer to another geographic location at
Company request due to a surplus in the Base, and when a
Flight Attendant is recalled to a Base other than the one from
which furloughed .
2 . All transfers awarded to a newly opened Base for a period of
six (6) months following the date the Base is opened .
B. Allowable Expenses
Moving expenses for Paragraphs A .1 . and 2 . above shall be in
accordance with this Section and Company regulations, including
the following:
1 . Free contingent air transportation (may be substituted by any
other form of transportation when air transportation is not
available) .
2 . Shipping of personal effects and household effects:
A Flight Attendant shall be allowed moving expenses
connected with the shipping of personal effects and household
effects if accomplished within twelve (12) months of the
effective date of the new assignment . Notwithstanding Section
17 .H .1 ., Flight Attendants transferred in accordance with
Paragraphs A .1 . and 2 . above shall be allowed to use the three
(3) days allowed for settling at any time during this twelve (12)
month period, except that such time may be delayed by the
Company for not more than seven (7) days according to the
needs of the service .
3 . Mileage allowance for up to two (2) cars shall be provided in
accordance with Company policy .
4 . Storage of household effects .
5 . En route expenses .
6 . House-hunting expenses .
7 . Temporary living expenses .
jbsimms
James Simms 1
Will United pay for moving any personal items? That would suck big time losing your base but having to pay astronomical casts for moving any personal items.
nasdisco
Chris B 1
Mostly Japanese employees
Quirkyfrog
Robert Cowling 1
I had a series of flights scheduled for early this year to Japan, and, cancelled, but it would seem to make sense for the crews to be largely natives. Perhaps their cost exposure won't be so large.
nasdisco
Chris B 1
This was announced back in June and is a duplicate squawk
Quirkyfrog
Robert Cowling 0
That's going to suck for their flight attendants. Are they going to cancel their routes to Narita? Having to fight for temporary housing at far flung airports has to be such a pain in the butt. Ick...

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