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American Airlines Jet Has 3rd Fume Incident in 3 Months, 7 Flight Attendants Transported to Hospital and Released

American Airlines Jet Has 3rd Fume Incident in 3 Months, 7 Flight Attendants Transported to Hospital and Released

Originally published by ABC News, January 4, 2017

Flight attendants on an American Airlines aircraft complained about headaches due to an "odor in the cabin" following the Airbus A330's arrival in Orlando just before midnight Monday, the airline has confirmed.

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Libyan Flight Hijacked, Diverted To Malta; Most Of 118 On Board Released

Libyan Flight Hijacked, Diverted To Malta; Most Of 118 On Board Released

December 23, 2016 - A flight within Libya has been hijacked and diverted to Malta. It landed with 118 people on board; now, nearly all of them have been released.

Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat says as of 8:50 ET, 109 passengers have been evacuated from the plane and some crew members are in the process of being released.

We are keeping those affected, their families and friends in our thoughts and prayers. Should you need assistance following this event please contact AFA EAP at 800-424-2406.

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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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