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Thoughts and Prayers for AirAsia Flight 8501


 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


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


(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


(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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Congress Takes Action to Stop Norwegian Air


Good work, AFA Members! Congress reinforced through the CRomnibus Funding Bill its will for DOT to deny Norwegian's request for a permit to fly to the U.S. under

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AFA Members, Allies Gain Ground in Fight to #DenyNAI


AFA-CWA members have taken persistent action to oppose DOT approval of the Norwegian Air (NAI) application for a foreign air carrier permit, a scheme set to ultimately outsource our jobs. Thousands of AFA-CWA members have rallied in force for the #DenyNAI campaign, visiting your Senators and Representatives on Capitol Hill, making phone calls, sending emails, Tweeting and spreading the word on Facebook.

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Bloomberg BNA Interviews AFA Intl. President Sara Nelson


Sara Nelson is the new president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, which represents 60,000 flight attendants, including 10,000 retirees, at 19 U.S. airlines. She became active in the union soon after becoming a flight attendant in 1996 at United Airlines and was its vice president from January 2011 until June 2014, when she assumed the presidency. As vice president, she led the AFA’s organizing efforts after the mergers of United and Continental Airlines and regional carriers Pinnacle Airlines, Mesaba Aviation and Colgan Air— now Endeavor Air—and the ‘‘no knives on planes’’ campaign to overturn a Transportation Security Administration decision to allow passengers to carry pocket knives.

Reproduced with permission from Daily Labor Report, 235 DLR C-1, 12/08/2014. Copyright  2014 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (800-372-1033)

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