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For Flight Attendants, Sexual Assault Isn’t Just Common, It’s Almost A Give

For Flight Attendants, Sexual Assault Isn’t Just Common, It’s Almost A Given

“If someone grabs my butt or pulls me onto their lap, I tell them to knock it off and keep going.”

Originally published by The Huffington Post on November 22, 2017 by Jamie Feldman

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Flying with a pet for free is easier than you think

Flying with a pet for free is easier than you think

Originally reported by News Channel 3 Memphis, November 15, 2017

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Forget a lack of leg room, the next time you fly you might have to share part of your row with a large dog or even a farm animal.

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Standing Together: Raise the Standards for All Workers in Aviation

Standing Together: Raise the Standards for All Workers in Aviation

November 16, 2017 — AFA joined UNITE HERE! in Baltimore, Maryland yesterday for the Airline Catering Summit. UNITE HERE! gathered unions across the aviation industry, including AFA, SEIU, Teamsters, IAM, to share organizing and bargaining strategies to improve the lives of every worker in the aviation industry. UNITE HERE! members shared their stories about organizing in the airline catering kitchens (primarily LSG SkyChef and Gate Gourmet).

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First Thing Flight Attendants Notice

Here's The First Thing Flight Attendants Notice About You After Boarding A Flight

When you board an aircraft, the routine is pretty much the same: hustling to your (hopefully assigned) seat, squeezing your carry-on bags into the overhead compartments, buckling your seat belt, and preparing yourself for take-off. How often, though have you paid attention to one of the most essential components of the flight? We're talking, of course, about the flight attendants.

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Flights Attendants Union Salutes the 747 Queen of the Skies: Praises Men & Women Who Have Operated the Iconic Jet

Flights Attendants Union Salutes the 747 Queen of the Skies: Praises Men & Women Who Have Operated the Iconic Jet

Originally published on Paddle Your Own Kanoo, November 7, 2017

As United Airline becomes the latest airline to finally wave goodbye to its iconic Boeing 747-400, the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) salutes the much-loved aircraft with an emotional farewell. And while we’ll all remember the affectionately nicknamed ‘Jumbo jet’ for the good times, AFA has also paid tribute to the work of its members during some of the tragic events that have befallen the aircraft.

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AFA Salutes 747 ‘Queen of the Skies’

AFA Salutes 747 ‘Queen of the Skies’ and Honors Heroic Actions of Flight Attendants Amid Forty-Seven Years of Advancing Aviation Safety Throughout Her Majestic Flight

November 7, 2017 — Today, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) bids farewell to the Boeing 747, affectionately known as "Queen of the Skies," and recalls the safety advancements, heroic actions amid tragic events and personal connections aboard our first and most distinct jumbo jet. More than twice as large as the next largest aircraft when it took its first flight in 1969, the history of the B747 is interwoven with the history of modern aviation, and the history of aviation safety and security.

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Tightening the leash on fake service dogs

Tightening the leash on fake service dogs 

Originally published: Alaska Dispatch News by Michael Ollove, Stateline.org

WASHINGTON — Chris Slavin was in an elevator a couple years ago with Earle, her yellow Lab service dog, sitting calmly beside her wheelchair. The elevator doors opened and in walked a woman holding a purse. In the purse was a teacup poodle the color of apricots.

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