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Flight and fight: Attendants learn self-defense in the air

Flight and fight: Attendants learn self-defense in the air

Originally published in The Washington Post, December 18, 2016

As a flight attendant, Gina Hernlem has mastered many skills: maneuvering a beverage cart down a narrow aisle without dismembering a passenger, finding just enough space in an overhead bin to squeeze in that last carry-on and easing the nerves of harried mothers flying with newborns.

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Stogner McDavid: Obama should stand up for U.S. airline jobs

Obama should stand up for U.S. airline jobs

Originally published in The Houston Chronicle 
Author: Ginny Stogner McDavid

Dec 7, 2016 - Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation approved a permit for Norwegian Air International (NAI) to start flying between the U.S. and Europe. The approval got very little fanfare in the media, as other news took center stage. But those of us in the U.S. aviation industry took notice, and we're not happy.

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DOT PERMIT BRINGS ‘FOC OF THE AIR’ CLOSER TO REALITY

DOT PERMIT BRINGS ‘FOC OF THE AIR’ CLOSER TO REALITY

Flag-of-convenience airlines took a step closer to becoming a reality after the U.S. Department of Transportation approved on December 3 a foreign air carrier permit for Norwegian Air International (NAI) to fly one of its subsidiary airlines into American airports.

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Grateful for Our Flight Attendant Family

Grateful for Our Flight Attendant Family

Dear Flying Partners, Friends and Family,

In November 1963, President John F. Kennedy, published his Thanksgiving Proclamation 17 days before our nation mourned the loss of our President. In it he wrote:

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Unity in Action Killed TPP

Our hard work over the last several years has stopped the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Congressional leaders and the Obama administration have said publicly that there is no path forward for the TPP in the lame duck session of Congress: they simply do not have the votes.

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Rise Up

Elections are always hard but they are just one day and every day is a day we can make a difference.

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Frontier Airlines flight attendants picket company during contract talks

Frontier Airlines flight attendants picket company during contract talks

Originally published by The Denver Business Journal

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