United, Continental flight attendants swap scarves, ties for friendship

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  1. sobore
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    A small gesture is getting big raves from flight attendants who now work for the company created by the merger of United and Continental Airlines but who continue to fly separately—in their traditional United or Continental uniforms—while union and contract issues are worked out.

    Flight attendants who came from the old Continental Airlines recently ratified a new contract, which means attendants can now negotiate a joint contract to cover the combined group of about 24,000 flight attendants – including about 9,000 U.S. flight attendants who came from Continental.

    “We have to two diverse cultures with completely different work rules, wants and needs,” said Sara Keagle, a Continental flight attendant who blogs as the Flying Pinto.

    The two teams will eventually be blended and issued new matching uniforms. But as a symbol of friendship and bridge-building, flight attendants from each airline have been swapping their regulation neckwear for the scarves and ties worn by the other team.

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    Nothing like some camaraderie to get the profession and co-workers respected by their own co-workers for their co-workers! :D.
     
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    Sounds very sweet!:)
     
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    It's a good move to build unity. When harmony exists within an organization the customer will ultimately be the beneficiary.
     
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    Good thinking, I can only support to 100%.:)
     
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    Had a sUA FA wear the sCO Tie this morning on my P.S Flug LAX-JFK so we had a good discussion about that in the Galley.
     
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    Kumbaiyah my Lord, Kumbaiyah.
    Kumbaiyah my Lord, Kumbaiyah......
     
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    Now if one can only get the "operated by a proud Continental crew" announcements to stop :mad:
     
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    I like those announcements, actually
     
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    When I was on AA this weekend, the pilots referred to themselves as TWA guys to me. So Continental's name might be sticking around a bit longer!
     
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    If I may quote Joy Behar 'who cares' about the clothing swap.
     
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    In a merger blending cultures is more important than swaping stuff. !!!
     
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    Yet the agents swapping stuff are much more likely to integrate the cultures more quickly and willingly.

    It is working.
     

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