Flight Attendant Union Commends Crews on Safe Evacuations

afa-media-release-blue-new.pngIn the wake of incidents in Denver and New York this week, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA)’s International President Sara Nelson issued a statement:

“The action taken by the crews of Delta flight 1086 and U.S. Airways flight 445 highlight our role as aviation's first responders and made Flight Attendants throughout the industry proud this week. Maintaining the safety, health and security of airline passengers and crew is the reason civil aviation regulations around the world require Flight Attendant staffing on passenger flights. In both Denver and New York, passengers and crew are safe in the wake of critical incidents. We commend our flying partners at both Delta Air Lines and American Airlines. Flight Attendants are aviation’s first responders and last line of defense.”


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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 67 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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