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Hawaiian Airlines flight attendants get 15% raise over four years

By Star-Advertiser Staff


Hawaiian Airlines flight attendants will see their wages rise by 15 percent over the next four years under the terms of a new contract. Hawaiian's 1,350 flight attendants ratified the agreement, which was reached earlier between the company and the Association of Flight Attendants, the company said Wednesday. The new agreement runs through 2016.

The pay increase will be "offset by increased productivity," said Keoni Wagner, Hawaiian Airlines spokesman.

Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian's president and CEO, said, "This agreement, which spans nearly five years, recognizes the excellent contributions of our flight attendants to our company's success and provides cost stability as we add flights between our islands and outside of our state."

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Tony96822 wrote:
How much do they make now?
on April 19,2012 | 05:14AM
Kaleo744 wrote:
15% raise over the course of 4 years, did anyone do an analysis on what the cost of living will be four years from now...25%,35%,50%????? whats so funny is when the Airlines says it will offset it with what they call " increased productivity" do you mean higher prices to "US" the public? if so, say so....talk about all of these surcharges and taxes and fees and baggage cost..its so ridiculous the promotional sales gimmick that gives you a lower prices one way and double the price on the way back, and we are caught in-between and forced to pay these high prices due to what they call higher fuel cost....give us a break!!!!and as long as their is only one airlines (not including the smaller commuter airlines) we all will be subject to this kind of price manipulation. it sucks lucky "we live Hawaii"
on April 19,2012 | 05:23AM
E_Ogawa wrote:
The 15% raise over four years essentially amounts to about 3.5% year-over-year, which is around the cost of living increases, or inflation growth projected over the four-year time span, so I would say this was a fair deal on the wage increase. To get to your hypothetical 50% over four years would mean an increase in inflation of close to 11% per year, and that's not possible. Believe me, you'd see interest rates skyrocket before that to contain spending. As for productivity enhancements, in the airline industry, it normally amounts to working more hours, shortening the "time off" between flight assignments, less vacation or reduction in sick leave, anything that would off-set the raise with more work and less time off. It has nothing to do with the fares being charged because the idea is the increse in income is captured by making employees work more. As for the "sales gimmick" you discuss, you need to understanding airline pricing, which is very complicated and done so to confuse the flying public. I could go into this, but even as a former airline analyst, I don't think I'd be able to give you an easy explanation. Also, promotional sales are available within a time frame, so it's very possible that you can book the outbound within the time and the return outside of that time frame, which results in the wide difference in price. That's just the way it is.
on April 19,2012 | 07:50AM
Kaleo744 wrote:
15% raise over the course of 4 years, lets see the cost living in fours year will be what 50%??? I think the union could have done better than that,I dont think Hawaiian being the only major inter-island air carrier cant give all thier employees a better deal then that but hell they'll only pass the cost to us the "captured consumer" with what they call "INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY" but then again the "service that the flight attendants give could be much better then it is now, a lot of fake smiling,truly needs training when it comes to hospitality.
on April 19,2012 | 05:32AM
Ripoff wrote:
Great, another excuse to raise airfare along with "rising fuel costs" i should go work for HA haha
on April 19,2012 | 08:22AM
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