PHOENIX (3TV/CBS5)-- American Airlines is in the process of restructuring Phoenix operations.
A spokesperson for American Airlines told Arizona's Family that 700 Phoenix-based flight attendants will need to look for a new hub.
"This is a slap to the face of the Phoenix base," said Alana Billingsley, a flight attendant.
They're being asked to move to either Dallas-Ft. Worth or Los Angeles.
"It's about a third of our base," said Billingsley.
The Phoenix-based crew were first notified of the change on Wednesday.
"(The company email) gave no clear direction in how this reduction is going to happen," Billingsley said.
She added the number of flight attendants won't drop, just that they'll be relocating.
"They're asking us to uproot our lives and our families and move to a different base," said Billingsley.
Billingsley said she hasn't been notified of any compensation for volunteering to move.
There is no word if any flight attendants have already volunteered to leave.
American Airlines hopes to relocate 700 Phoenix flight attendants in the next couple of years, citing restructuring from the US Airways merger several years ago.
She said some of the employees are from the original Tempe-based America West Airlines. American then merged with US Airways in 2005.
"Right now everybody is so unsure of what comes next," said Billingsley.
The reduction of Phoenix-based flight attendants will not impact American Airlines flight schedules at Sky Harbor.