Flight Attendant Union Applauds DOT Efforts to Ban In-flight Voice Calls

Washington, DC – The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) issued the following statement today after the Department of Transportation (DOT) announced a process that would possibly ban in-flight voice calls:

“We are thankful for the leadership of Secretary Foxx and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for stepping in to ensure that all aspects of using mobile devices for in-flight phone calls are thoroughly evaluated.

“Flight Attendants and the travelling public have been vocal in our opposition to the FCC allowing in-flight voice calls. AFA looks forward to participating in this process and keeping the cabin a calm and safe environment.”

The Association of Flight Attendants is the world’s largest Flight Attendant union. Focused 100 percent on Flight Attendant issues, AFA has been the leader in advancing the Flight Attendant profession for 68 years. Serving as the voice for Flight Attendants in the workplace, in the aviation industry, in the media and on Capitol Hill, AFA has transformed the Flight Attendant profession by raising wages, benefits and working conditions. Nearly 60,000 Flight Attendants come together to form AFA, part of the 700,000-member strong Communications Workers of America (CWA), AFL-CIO. Visit us at www.afacwa.org.

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