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United Airlines Flight Attendants Support Updated ATSB Application

Date: December 18, 2003

CHICAGO — Association of Flight Attendants, AFL-CIO, United Airlines Master Executive Council President Greg Davidowitch made this statement in support of United Airlines’ update to its previous proposal to the Air Transportation Stabilization Board (ATSB) for a federal loan guarantee:

“United Airlines has filed an update to its previous proposal to the ATSB for a federal loan guarantee that includes labor and non-labor cost reductions, revenue enhancements and other initiatives that have positioned United for success in today’s aviation industry and the ability to compete in the future.

“United Airlines is a stronger company today through the determination, substantial sacrifices and hard work of Flight Attendants and other employees. The collective work of Flight Attendants and all employees helped to create a viable business plan for the carrier and provide a springboard for the future success of our country’s historic airline.

“On behalf of United's 21,000 Flight Attendants, we are convinced that approving United’s application with the update to its previous proposal is consistent with the purposes of the Air Transportation Stabilization Act. Approving the loan guarantee is in the best interests of the airline industry, the flying public, our economy as well as the Flight Attendants and all dedicated employees at United Airlines.”

More than 40,000 Flight Attendants, including the 21,000 Flight Attendants at United, join together to form AFA, the world’s largest Flight Attendant union. Visit us at www.unitedafa.org.

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