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Representing United Airlines Flight Attendants based at IAH. Local CWA #26042

AFA Statement on Singapore Airlines Flight 321 (May 21, 2024)

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Elizabeth Hibbard

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Beth Fortner-Rodgers

Beth Fortner-Rodgers

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Gina Knowles

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Rene Trujillo

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AFA Statement on Singapore Airlines Flight 321 (May 21, 2024)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 21, 2024) — Association of Flight Attendants-CWA President Sara Nelson, representing over 50,000 Flight Attendants at 20 airlines, released the following statement on Singapore Airlines Flight SQ321:

"Turbulence is a serious workplace safety issue for Flight Attendants, and today we are sadly reminded it can be deadly.

"For flight attendants and passengers alike, the dangerous, shaky feeling in midair called turbulence comes from air currents shifting. While details of Singapore Flight 321 are still developing, initial reports seem to indicate clear air turbulence, which is the most dangerous type of turbulence. It cannot be seen and is virtually undetectable with current technology. One second, you’re cruising smoothly; the next, passengers, crew and unsecured carts or other items are being thrown around the cabin.

"As our climate changes, severe and clear air turbulence instances are on the rise. Always follow crew instructions and wear your seatbelt whenever seated. It is a matter of life and death."

Our Hearts are with the crew and passengers of Singapore Airlines Flight SQ321.

As always EAP is available locally at 844-242-4327. Take care of yourselves and each other.

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