Flight Attendants Urge the Flying Public to Deny Norwegian Air International

Washington, DC (December 19, 2016) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) this week will urge the flying public to tell the President to stop Norwegian Air International’s (NAI) foreign air carrier permit. The Department of Transportation on December 2, 2016 approved NAI to fly to the U.S. setting a dangerous precedent that risks hundreds of thousands of U.S. aviation jobs.

“Passengers need to know how the NAI decision will impact their communities and the oversight of the regulations and trained professionals who keep them safe,” said Sara Nelson, international president of AFA. “Aviation was born in the U.S. and built faithfully by the workers who make our airlines fly. Flight Attendants and hundreds of thousands of workers have fought for the highest standards of aviation safety and security. These good people and thousands of good U.S. jobs are at risk with this decision.”

The NAI decision sets up a ‘flag of convenience’ model in aviation; the first step to outsourcing U.S. aviation jobs. It fails to uphold the labor protections of the U.S.-EU Open Skies Agreement.

Passenger Leafleting Details:
*all times local

Los Angeles (LAX) December 20 - Terminal 6, 6:00am - 2:00pm
Portland (PDX) December 20 - 7:30am - 3:00pm
Seattle (SEA) December 20 - Skybridge 4, 7:00 - 11:00am; 12:00 - 4:00pm
Seattle (SEA) December 21 - Skybridge 4, 8:00am - 12:00pm
Los Angeles (LAX) December 22 - Terminal 6, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Chicago (ORD) - December 23
Dallas (DFW) - December 23
Honolulu (HNL)
San Francisco (SFO)
Washington, DC (IAD)

For more information, visit afacwa.org/DenyNAI.

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The Association of Flight Attendants is the Flight Attendant union. Focused 100 percent on Flight Attendant issues, AFA has been the leader in advancing the Flight Attendant profession for 71 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 50,000 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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