Flight Attendant Union Releases Statement on Emotional Support Dog Biting Envoy Flight Attendant Inflight

WASHINGTON, DC (July 23, 2019) – On Tuesday, July 23rd, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), released the following statement in regards to an incident that occurred Monday, July 22nd, on American Airlines flight 3306 flying from Dallas-Fort Worth to Piedmont Triad International Airport where an Envoy Air flight attendant and AFA member was bitten by an emotional support dog.

“What happened on yesterday’s American Airlines flight is completely unacceptable and inexcusable. For years, AFA has supported the role trained animals can provide to passengers in the cabin, but we have also called for action in regards to setting standards for emotional support animals. We need the Department of Transportation to take action now, so events like the one that happened yesterday do not continue to occur on our planes. This is fundamentally about maintaining safety, health and security for passengers and crew, while ensuring accessibility for those who need it.”

Contact: Taylor Garland, press@afacwa.org

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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 73 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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