June 28, 2022
In February of 2021, we reviewed the difference between ISAPs and IORs. As Flight Attendants we have a unique perspective. As aviation’s first responders we are trained to monitor and address situations throughout the course of our workday. The reports we file documenting our experiences and how they were responded to provide information necessary to make positive changes to our industry and to advance safety initiatives.
As a point of clarification, when an incident necessitates an IOR it is important that ALL crew members file a report. If you were not directly involved in events that occurred or have no knowledge of details pertaining to the event that can be reflected in your report. It is important for working crew members actively file reports enabling AFA and United to quickly review submitted IOR’s and see a full picture of the events that took place. We are all a part of the operation and how we operate both together and autonomously while working plays an important role in the safety and security of the aircraft.
If you have questions about safety-related reports, please contact your Local Safety Health and Security Committee.