United Airlines pilots accept agreement to avoid layoffs.

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United Airlines pilots have voted to accept a deal that would avert the immediate furlough of thousands of pilots, the company said on Monday, even without an extension of federal payroll aid the industry is awaiting, Reuters reported.

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“In addition to avoiding furloughs, this agreement greatly enhances our ability to bounce back – so we can welcome more passengers and return to the 2019 levels of seat and fleet advancement more quickly,” Bryan Quigley, United’s senior vice president of flight operations said in a memo to employees.

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