News and Updates


Major Step Forward for 10 Hours Rest

June 23, 2017 - This is a huge step forward – we are half way there and now we need to turn up the heat and our attention on the Senate.

AFA Visits the Department of Transportation to talk Flight Attendant Safety and Training

June 22, 2017 - On Tuesday, June 20th, AFA International President Sara Nelson and the AFA Air, Health and Safety Department presented to the Department of Transportation (DOT) lead staff on the roles, responsibilities and training required to serve as an FAA Certified Flight Attendant.

Flight Attendants Talk About Conditions in the Cabin on The Today Show

May 31, 2017 - The Today Show picked up on this and featured Flight Attendants' perspective on conditions in the cabin on Friday, May 26, ahead of the start of the busy summer travel season.

AFA International President Sara Nelson Speaks at International Aviation Club

May 23, 2017 - AFA International President Sara Nelson spoke at the International Aviation Club on May 23, 2017 in Washington, DC. Representatives from the aviation industry in attendance including Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Boeing, Airlines for America (A4A), the Department of Transportation, members of Congress, and more.

Flight Attendants for Flight Attendants

April 27, 2017 - No one knows your job and your issues like other Flight Attendants. That's why the Association of Flight Attendants believes we need to unite in one union focused exclusively on Flight Attendants to take full advantage of the leverage we have as a union of Flight Attendants, by Flight Attendants and for Flight Attendants.


In the Media


Flight Attendants Cheer Inclusion of Priority Safety Initiative in House FAA Bill

June 22, 2017 - The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) cheered Chairman Shuster’s introduction of H.R. 2997, the 21st Century AIRR Act, that includes the union’s top safety priority of 10 hours minimum rest for Flight Attendants - equal to the flight deck - and a Fatigue Risk Management Plan (FRMP).


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