Continental Reaches Tentative Labor Agreement With Flight Attendants

Continental Airlines announced Tuesday that it reached a tentative agreement on a new labor contract with the union that represents its flight attendants.

The tentative agreement between Continental and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers will be officially voted on in the coming weeks.

"The negotiation teams were able to reach a fair agreement that is another positive step forward as we work to combine our companies,” said Sam Risoli, vice president of Inflight Service for the combined company.

The agreement affects about 9,300 Continental flight attendants across the U.S.