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United Trails American as Merger Benefits Fail to Show

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Henry Binder, a professor emeritus of medicine at Yale University, has been flying United Airlines for 30 years -- not happily, these days.

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President Video Update

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In seven minutes, AFA International President Sara Nelson covers numerous topics:  Silver Airways Flight Attendants join AFA, Alaska contract, Concluding United Bargaining, US Airways Collective Action, AA Wholly-Owned Equal Recognition Needed, Bridge the Gap between Mainline and Regional Contracts, KCM Changes, Ebola Follow Up - Advancing Safety & Health Policy, FAA Reauthorization in 2015, AirTran Last Flight, United 13, Honoring AirAsia, CAL 1404 Heroes, AFA Democracy and Collective Bargaining, Better Together.

 

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Silver Flight Attendants Join AFA

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We are thrilled to announce that, today, Silver Airways Flight Attendants voted to join our AFA-CWA family of Flight Attendants! We extend a warm welcome to our union’s newest members who join AFA’s 70-year-long tradition of Flight Attendants working together to raise the bar for our profession.

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Thoughts and Prayers for AirAsia Flight 8501

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 December 28, 2014 - We are all concerned with reports that AirAsia Flight 8501, flying from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore, lost contact with Indonesian air traffic control early Sunday in Southeast Asia. According to the airline, the Airbus 320-200 was carrying 162 people: 155 passengers (137 adults, 17 children and 1 infant), 2 pilots, 4 cabin crew and one engineer.

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KCM - No Uniform January 13

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Effective January 13, 2015, the TSA’s Known Crewmember (KCM) requirements will change for flight crew members: Flight Attendants who participate in KCM will no longer be required to wear uniforms.

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Terrorists Remain Fixated on Airlines, Departing TSA Chief Says

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(Bloomberg) - Terrorist groups like al-Qaeda remain fixated on U.S. airlines and continue to hone their bomb-making skills, according to the departing chief of the agency charged with protecting transportation.

By Alan Levin | December 16, 2014 06:00PM ET

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Airlines Poised for $12 Billion Global Windfall on Oil Collapse

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(Bloomberg) -- Airlines around the world are poised for a $12 billion windfall as the global oil crash cuts bills for jet fuel, the biggest expense in an industry that was battered by surging commodity prices last decade.

By Mary Schlangenstein, Michael Sasso and David Fickling | December 16, 2014 07:38PM ET

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