JetBlue Airlines planes from Elizabeth, NJ will take off from Newark Liberty Airport on September 30, 2018.
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JetBlue Airlines According to the company’s message, if flight attendants do not quit their jobs from Friday to the end of May, they are offering a $ 1,000 bonus to flight attendants to help airlines ensure proper staffing in the event of a surge in travel demand. increase.
Flight attendants will also receive a $ 100 bonus for picking up open trips, said the message was shared with staff on Friday and was seen by CNBC. Part-time flight attendants receive $ 500 to reach their attendance goals.
JetBlue’s latest incentive is to be prepared to pay an additional fee to the crew to avoid potentially costly flight interruptions when travelers return to drive two years after Covid’s pandemic. Is shown.
During the peak of Covid, airlines were confused by staff shortages over the past year, especially in the widespread case of Omicron with the crew aside during the New Year holidays. JetBlue, United, American And others even turned to bonuses and triple pay to alleviate staff shortages.
“The Spring Rewards Program makes a difference on every flight because the time is tight and staff levels aren’t required,” said Ed Bakler, Head of Customer Care and Programs at JetBlue. It will be offered in time. “
Baklor urged flight attendants last month Please do not decline the allocation..
JetBlue didn’t comment immediately, but Wednesday COO Joanna Geraghty told CNBC that JetBlue “continues to ease capacity as needed” as the aviation industry is tackling staff shortages and rising fuel prices. Told.
The incentive program begins a few days after JetBlue makes a surprise. $ 3.6 billion, full cash offer How to buy a discount carrier Spirit AirlinesThrows a $ 2.9 billion deal in Spirit to combine with fellow ultra-low cost airlines Frontier Airlines To the problem.
Spirit said late Thursday that it would entertain JetBlue’s offer, but said the merger agreement was still underway with Frontier.
JetBlue executives told investors this week that the deal could help them grow rapidly and become more competitive with the four largest US airlines. deltaUnited, Southwest And Americans. Frontier Airlines said the partnership between JetBlue and Spirit will increase consumer fares.