CommutAir, a United Express Carrier, Reaches Agreement with IAM for Flight Attendants

CLEVELAND, January 8, 2020 – CommutAir, a United Express carrier, announced today that is has reached an agreement with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM).

“I’d like to thank the diligence of the IAM leadership and our negotiating team in reaching this agreement which addresses many key areas including compensation, benefits and quality of life improvements for our flight attendants.” said Joel Raymond, COO.

Representatives from IAM and CommutAir negotiated the four-year agreement, and ratifying it on January 8, 2020. Communication from IAM on the agreement can be found at

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CommutAir is in the process of expanding the size of its all-jet fleet of Embraer aircraft, and is actively hiring 400 pilots to fly them. CommutAir’s industry-leading benefits include:

  • Sign-On Bonus: $50,000 for captain-eligible pilots (1,000 hours) & $22,100 for First Officers
  • A dedicated path to United Airlines through the Aviate program
  • Guaranteed Captain Pay for First Officers after Year 1
  • Top-Tier pay and benefits, including the industry’s first Commuter policy.