Stop Toxic Fumes!

TAKE ACTION: Stop Toxic Fumes! August 13, 2019 The Cabin Air Safety Act of 2019 aims to protect airline passengers and crew from the harmful effects of toxic cabin air. “Our workspace is the public’s travel space and in that space today, crews and passengers are breathing toxins and it has to stop,” said AFA International […]

Thank You!

Good morning: We wanted to share the background on a few changes that will be coming out today to our PAs. Those of you who have recently traveled on Alaska may have already noticed changes to their inflight announcements. We want to thank our brothers and sisters over at Alaska AFA for sitting down with […]

ASHS May Report

ASHS Report Out from April DAG Meeting First, we would like to start by giving you a little background on our committee. The Air, Safety, Health and Security (ASHS) Committee consists of the AFA MEC Chair, Bryan Grosvold – SEA; Council 16 Reps are Pamela Powell – BOI and Jennifer Levcun – SEA; and Council […]

Poor Air Quality on Aircraft? Report It!

  SICK FROM POOR AIRCRAFT AIR QUALITY? REPORT IT – EVEN IF YOU THINK YOU’LL BE BETTER SOON AND CALL AFA-CWA FOR HELP Many different types of chemicals can contaminate the cabin air, including exhaust fumes, deicing fluid, electrical fumes, and jet fuel. All of these can make you sick. AFA-CWA is especially concerned if […]

Fumes Onboard – Practicle Advice for FA’s

Fumes onboard? Overview and practical advice for AFA-CWA members   Have you read the recent high-profile media reports about crews getting sick from breathing toxic fumes (unpleasant, unexplained odors) inflight? AFA-CWA has long been a leader among unions in working to address this complex and difficult problem of fumes onboard, which the industry has tried […]

Onboard Exposure to Smoke and Fumes – Q & A

Answers to frequently asked questions: Onboard Exposure to Smoke/Fumes Prepared by: Judith Anderson AFA-CWA Air Safety, Health, & Security Dept. judith@AFAnet.org — 206-932-6237 What are the possible sources of smoke and fumes in the cabin? There are many sources of smoke, haze, fog, and odors (fumes) in the cabin and flight deck. In-cabin sources include […]

2 Hot 2 Cold?

Do you sweat or freeze in the airplane cabin? Download our App to report it! Today, the FAA and the DOT have no operating requirements for cabin temperatures. As a result, in the summer, cabins can get too hot; in the winter, they can get too cold. If it’s too hot, crew and passengers can […]