(Seattle, WA) --They need workers right now, and they're willing to pay more for them. A staffing shortage is leading Seattle-based Alaska Airlines to offer double pay to flight attendants who work more than 100 trips in a month. Staff could get that extra money if they choose to work more trips this spring.

The airline, though, is insisting the incentives are only being offered for a short time as it's adding 700 more flight attendants in June. The company is the 5th largest domestic carrier in the country, and had more than 5,500 flight attendants as of the end of 2021.

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