A threatened industrial dispute with Qantas long-haul flight attendants which would have grounded the airline’s international flights has been averted with 85 percent of cabin crew supporting a new deal.
According to Qantas, the agreement removes a number of legacy rostering practices, where crew is effectively limited to working on Airbus A330s only, or on Airbus A380s and Boeing 787s only.
Qantas said the new agreement will enable all crew to be trained to work across all three wide-body aircraft types, which significantly broadens the different destinations crew can travel to and increases operational flexibility for Qantas.
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