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Clarification: Picking up Service Items

Date: June 13, 2017
Type: AFA Article

We are receiving a number of inquiries into a recent article in United’s Inflight Services Weekly dated June 7, 2017. The article, “Picking up service items” is proving to be rather ambiguous.  This article advises that Flight Attendants are responsible for the collection and stowage of items prior to landing.  We would like to reiterate that picking up and stowing of items is not only a requirement, it is deemed a safety-related duty by the FAA. This regulatory requirement must be accomplished prior to landing just as it is for take-off.

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