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Airport security concerns ahead of busiest travel day


Steak knives with five-inch blades of serrated steel were being handed out by two swanky steakhouses at New York’s Kennedy Airport, past security checkpoints, with no apparent effort to keep passengers from carrying those knives onto airplanes.

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Take Action Today to Protect Our Jobs and Our Airlines!


AFA members are fanning out across Capitol Hill today, urging members of Congress to stop Norwegian Air International (NAI) from undercutting U.S. aviation workers’ jobs and our airlines by denying the NAI application for a foreign air carrier permit to fly in the United States.

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Hawaiian Airlines Celebrates 85 Years of Flying


Hawaiian Airlines first opened the aircraft cabin doors on November 11, 1929 as Inter-Island Airways, flying sightseeing tours of the islands. Within five years, the airline had introduced airmail and air cargo service to the Islands, followed by a string of other ‘firsts’.

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Flight Attendants Can Help Fight Against Human Trafficking – Take Action Now


Last year the highest governing body of our union, the AFA Board of Directors, unanimously passed a resolution committing to educate members on ways to end human trafficking and to partner with other transportation leaders to achieve our goal.

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Investigative Thriller: A Dark Reflection


Fact Not Fiction Films’ “A Dark Reflection,” which raises awareness about crew and passenger cabin air quality, will be released worldwide in 2015. Based on actual events, this Erin Brokovich-style investigative thriller tells a compelling story about cabin air quality and unravels what the airline industry knows about exposure to oil fumes inflight.

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AFA Coordinates Meeting with Key Agencies


Last night news reports confirmed an Ebola case in New York. A young emergency medicine doctor working with Doctors Without Borders, Craig Spencer, contracted the virus in Guinea and traveled to New York (JFK) on October 17. Although he traveled by air from Brussels, he did not exhibit symptoms until 5 days after returning to the United States – beginning Thursday morning, October 23. He was rushed to Bellevue Hospital from his apartment in Manhattan after reporting stomach pains and a fever. His apartment, two close friends and his fiancé have all been placed in quarantine. A new round of media attention and public concern is raging. It appears that the response in NY is more controlled - some lessons learned from Dallas.

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Doctor with Ebola in New York stable; nurse is virus-free


NEW YORK (Reuters) - Authorities retraced the steps of an American doctor with Ebola, who was listed Friday in stable condition at a New York hospital's isolation unit, while seeking to reassure a jittery public that the threat from the virus was limited.

Dr. Craig Spencer, 33, who was infected after working with Ebola patients in West Africa, on Thursday became the fourth person diagnosed with the disease in the United States and the first in its largest city.

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