Flight Attendant Union Statement on FCC Terminating Inflight Calls Proceeding

Washington, DC (April 10, 2017) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA International President Sara Nelson released the following statement on the Federal Communications Commision (FCC) announcement that it would terminate its inflight calls proceeding:

"The FCC is making the right decision not to pursue lifting the ban on inflight calls. The traveling public and crew members do not want voice calls on planes. It would jeopardize safety, security, increase conflict and exponentially raise the annoyance level of everyone in the cabin. Now the DOT should follow the FCC's lead and ban voice calls inflight. That's the only sensible, safe and secure course of action."

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