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AFA Participates in Commercial Aircraft Vulnerability and Mitigation Program Exercise

AFA Participates in Commercial Aircraft Vulnerability and Mitigation Program Exercise

The Commercial Aircraft Vulnerability and Mitigation Program (CAVM) was established in 1990 in response to the directives of the President's Commission on Aviation Security and Terrorism and the Aviation Security Improvement Act of 1990. The CAVM program was reiterated after September 11, 2001 in the Aviation Security and Transportation Act of 2001.

 

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Why are you tuning out preflight safety announcements? Because you can tune in to your devices.

Why are you tuning out preflight safety announcements? Because you can tune in to your devices.

Originally posted by The Washington Post on June 27, 2018

Admit it, you don’t pay attention to those preflight safety announcements anymore. I don’t, either. “Now, we request your full attention as the flight attendants demonstrate the safety features of this aircraft” goes in one ear and out the other.

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Flight Attendants Have Higher Rates of Many Cancers, Study Says

Flight Attendants Have Higher Rates of Many Cancers, Study Says

Originally posted by TIME Magazine on June 25, 2018

Flight attendants are exposed to a number of known cancer-causing risks, but few studies have rigorously quantified that risk, and researchers say they are an understudied occupational group.

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Separated Families Intersecting with Aviation

Separated Families Intersecting with Aviation

June 20, 2018

Flight Attendants are first responders. We take pride in the job we do to connect people, bring families together, and serve as ambassadors of freedom as we fly to every corner of the earth. When we see someone in distress, we want to help. AFA condemns any action to purposefully separate children from their parents.

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TSA: Fliers will face more scrutiny for powders in carry-on bags

TSA: Fliers will face more scrutiny for powders in carry-on bags

Originally published in USA TODAY on June 19, 2018. 

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What You Need to Know: Janus v. AFSCME, Council 31

What You Need to Know: Janus v. AFSCME, Council 31

Any day now, the Supreme Court will decide a case called Janus v. AFSCME, Council 31, that threatens to take away the rights of working people to join together and negotiate for better wages and working conditions. The results of this case will affect people working in the public sector.

 

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Flying this weekend? FBI says mixing alcohol and sleeping pills on flights increases risk of sexual assault

Flying this weekend? FBI says mixing alcohol and sleeping pills on flights increases risk of sexual assault

Originally posted from MarketWatch on May 25, 2018

The #MeToo movement has reached 35,000 feet.

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