We’re hearing reports that Delta may be firing its flight attendants based in Japan.
A source told us today, “Tokyo flight attendants on my Delta flights to NRT and SIN told me that the Delta pullout of Asia and dehubbing of NRT is resulting in every single Tokyo and Japan flight attendant being fired. Delta will no longer have any Japanese flight attendants; only Americans who speak Japanese.” (Bold mine).
Another source mentioned, “They’re allegedly offering them positions elsewhere in the network, however they don’t have work visas, so they have no choice but retire with little to no benefits.”
Gary at View from the Wing wrote today that Asia-based flight attendants are being offered transfers to the Customer Engagement Center (fancy for “reservations”) at Narita.
I feel bad if these folks are indeed being pushed out of the company. It’s certainly important they have a job; but the flight benefits are amazing and I’m sure they’ll miss those perks. Here’s hoping they get hired on at another airline.