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Alaska Air to appeal $78 million judgment over pay for Virgin America flight attendants

FILE – In this Monday, April 4, 2016, file photo, a Virgin America plane taxis past an Alaska Airlines plane waiting at a gate, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. Alaska said Wednesday, March 22, 2017, that it will retire the Virgin brand, probably in 2019. Alaska announced in 2016, that it was buying Virgin, but CEO Brad Tilden held out hope to Virgin fans that he might keep the Virgin America brand, and run it and Alaska as separate airlines under the same corporate umbrella. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

A U.S. District Court in California this month awarded $78 million to a class of about 1,800 flight attendants who alleged violation of state and city labor and wage laws while they worked for Virgin America. Alaska, which acquired Virgin in December 2016, plans to appeal the ruling.

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