Association Of Flight Attendants News
US Considers Plan Giving Fliers Option to Make Wi-Fi Calls
The Department of Transportation recently announced a proposal to require airlines to disclose whether their flights allow passengers to make voice calls via Wi-Fi. "Consumers deserve to have clear and accurate information about whether an airline permits voice calls before they purchase a ticket
Flight Crew Members Say Toxic Air in Plane Cabin Harmed Their Health
A former airline pilot and a flight attendant both say their lives were changed forever when they inhaled toxic fumes that entered an aircraft cabin, which they say caused lasting harm to their health. In an interview with ABC News, David Hill, a former airline pilot, described a flight six years
American Airlines Pilot Tackles Allegedly Drunk Passenger
Passenger Michael Kerr, 25, is now facing federal charges for allegedly interfering with a flight crew after the plane landed at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
Flight Attendant Investigated for Activating Emergency Slide
United Airlines says the flight attendant intentionally deployed the emergency slide upon landing in Houston.
Dramatic New Video Shows Passengers Escaping Burning British Airways Plane
A dramatic video has emerged showing passengers fleeing a British Airways flight Tuesday after an engine malfunction during takeoff led to a raging fire. The plane was taking off from McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas on its way to London when the fire started, authorities said. The video
British Airways Plane Fire Shows What Not to Do in Emergency
Thanks mostly to a well-trained, vigilant crew, all 157 passengers aboard the British Airways jet that caught fire during takeoff in Las Vegas Tuesday managed to avoid the flames, evacuating via emergency slides. Everyone was off the plane within five minutes of the initial distress call, according
Fear Among Flight Attendants After First Ebola Diagnosis in US
Flight attendants across the country are on high alert and amping up safety precautions after news of the first Ebola diagnosis in the United States. Some say they've been thinking about the deadly disease and how to keep themselves safe when they board flights. "It's on my mind, a lot more than
Flight Attendant Union Honors 9/11 Heroes
The Flight Attendants Association Observed a Moment of Silence and Other Memorials on Wednesday
FAA Might Allow for Some Gadget Use Before and During Takeoff
Alec Baldwin and all the others who get ticked off by the "please power down all your electronics" announcement before takeoff might soon not be listening to that announcement at all. The Federal Aviation Administration is planning to relax the rules for in-flight electronics usage, say reports
Holiday Travel Season: High Stress for Flight Attendants
Every day, 30,000 commercial planes take off in the u.S., packed with people and stress. And thousands of flight attendants are now preparing for the thanksgiving flights and they're testing time when passengers can push them to the break point. Abc's senior national correspondent jim avila.