Numerous Air Safety Agencies have called for contaminated air detection systems to be fitted to commercial aircraft to prevent flight safety being compromised and to warn when their air is contaminated. The industry has ignored these calls and continues to fail to inform passengers when they have been exposed to contaminated air on aircraft.
The Department of Transportation (DOT) will soon decide whether or not to grant controversial low-cost airline Norwegian Air International (NAI) a foreign air carrier permit to fly to the U.S. NAI is seeking to establish a "flag of convenience" model in transatlantic aviation, just as has been done in merchant shipping since the 1950s.
Why should you wear your AFA pin at work? While it may seem trivial at first, taking the time to ensure your pin is a regular part of your uniform speaks volumes by sending a visible message of unity amongst our workgroup.
The presidents of the Air Line Pilots Association International, the Allied Pilots Association, the Association of Flight Attendants, the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, Communications Workers of America, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and the Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO sent a letter to Congress urging members to call on the U.S. government to open consultations with Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.Read more
As an outspoken and long-term advocate for workers’ rights, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), a member of the Partnership for Open and Fair Skies, is highlighting a new analysis released by Georgetown University professor Dr. Rob Britton, titled, “Reconsidering the U.S.-UAE Aviation Relationship.” The white paper details the $42 billion subsidies and other unfair benefits Qatar, Etihad and Emirates airlines received from their respective governments, clearly violating the Open Skies agreement. Read more
Last week, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), which would allow businesses, governments, and even first responders to discriminate against the LGBTQ community and other minority groups on religious grounds. Read more