The union representing flight attendants for American Airlines says about 100 flight attendants have tested positive for the coronavirus.
The Association of Professional Flight Attendants, representing more than 27,000 flight attendants, disclosed the figure in a message to its membership. The union said masks are being distributed this week.
American would not comment directly on the union’s claim of flight attendants testing positive for the virus at the world’s largest airline.
In another message to its membership, the union indicated it expects only about 25% of its flight attendants to be flying in May, due to major cuts in the airline’s schedule.
The airline is prevented from involuntarily furlough any employees during the next six months as part of the terms of the coronavirus relief act that is expected to give $25 billion in grants to the nation’s passenger airlines.