United Airlines sweetens voluntary exit deal for flight attendants

Reuters

Posted at Jun 17 2020 01:04 PM

A United Airlines passenger jet takes off with New York City as a backdrop, at Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey, US December 6, 2019. Chris Helgren, Reuters/File Photo

CHICAGO -- United Airlines sweetened a voluntary exit package for flight attendants and extended the application deadline, saying that while "thousands of employees" signed up, "we're finding that's not enough," according to a document seen by Reuters.

Under the new deal, which came ahead of an initial June 18 deadline, flight attendants would receive a $1,500 health credit for every year worked, up to $45,000. The new deadline to apply is July 8. 

More details to follow.