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American recalls hundreds of former TWA attendants

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By Bryce Moore By Bryce Moore

DALLAS (AP) -- American Airlines is recalling 200 flight attendants who were furloughed from now-defunct TWA in 2003.

American said Friday it also agreed to hire 30 new Mandarin-speaking flight attendants to staff flights to and from Shanghai.

It's American's second announcement this month about hiring new flight attendants. Last week, the airline said it would bring back 368 furloughed attendants because of a pickup in international flying.

The Association of Professional Flight Attendants said half the 200 recalled workers would start by July 15 and the rest by Oct. 15.

AMR Corp.'s American Airlines has 14,906 active flight attendants; the recalled workers will boost that total by nearly 4 percent.

American spokeswoman Missy Latham said the latest group of recalled employees worked for TWA, which AMR bought in 2001 and combined with American.

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