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AFA E-Lines: Apr 25, 2017

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  • Welcome New Hire Class 1705
  • Warmer Weather = Turbulence
  • Day of Action Supporting Our Sisters and Brothers at Mesa Airlines

Welcome New Hire Class 1705

Today we welcome the 49 graduating Members of class 1705 to the line. Our newest flying partners will be reporting to DCA/IAD and SFO to their respective base(s) May 2, 2017 for orientation and will be available to fly on May 4, 2017. Please help us welcome these new Flight Attendants to our family.


Warmer Weather = Turbulence 

The warmer weather is upon us and with its arrival comes turbulence. This is a good time to remember that safety comes first on every flight. Turbulence is an occupational hazard, one that we all should take very seriously. When it comes to cabin safety, place yourself and your fellow Flight Attendants first. To minimize injuries caused by turbulence, when not directly engaged in the service, it is a good rule of thumb to stow all service components that are not in use including carts, coffee pots, and glass bottles. Ensuring the use of cart housings, tie downs and latches can minimize safety hazards. It is through these efforts as Safety Professionals that we demonstrate our commitment not only to each other but to the passengers in our care.  Stay safe and always consider your own needs first! 


Day of Action Supporting Our Sisters and Brothers at Mesa Airlines

Today, AFA Members and our allies from other AFL-CIO Unions conducted Informational Picketing at Chicago (ORD), Dallas (DFW), and Phoenix (PHX) to support our Sisters and Brothers at Mesa Airlines who have been in contract negotiations for five years. When compared to other airlines operating under the American Eagle and United Express brands, Mesa Flight Attendants are not only among the lowest paid, they are 10-20% behind other Regional Airlines operating flights under the same brands. Our appreciation goes out to everyone who stood with Mesa Flight Attendants today.  Their fight to obtain a contract that reflects their personal commitment to our profession and our career is our fight.  We are stronger together, better together!

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