Guam - Several Continental flight attendants who fear they may lose their jobs with the airlines are reaching out to local leaders. Speaker Judi Won Pat says the flight attendants learned that because of the merger with United - the airlines will be bringing replacement 777 aircraft to the island.
Won Pat says the flight attendants who are not certified to work on the aircraft fear they will be replaced with off island staff. She says the legislature is drafting a resolution to present to Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo and the airline's corporate office about the concerns.
She told KUAM News, "They are saying that they may go back and bring in those that they furloughed 900 of them to bring some of these individuals to fly in these planes and then put ours out, which really doesn't make any sense. Keep ours to continue on the same flight - 767 - continue to fly those until such time that they become one company and they have one certification."
Responding to the concern, United Continental Holdings communications officials state the merger creates opportunities to select and position the right aircraft to the appropriate markets in order to support growth and maximize revenues. Officials add the new united wants to do everything they can to ensure all of their flight attendants who want to work have the opportunity to do so.