100 American Airlines flight attendants test positive for coronavirus, union says

Airline will begin providing face masks
Posted at 1:37 PM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 14:25:52-04

MIAMI — One hundred American Airlines flight attendants have tested positive for coronavirus, according to their union the Association of Professional Flight Attendants.

The flight attendants' union says the airline has agreed to start providing face masks for frontline team members.

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More than 27,000 union members will have the option of whether they choose to wear a mask.

The masks are planned to be distributed this week.

American Airlines refused to comment on how many employees had tested positive for COVID-19.

The union says only about one in four of its flight attendants will be flying in May due to major cuts in the airline's schedule.