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Yeah, that's me, the one standing in the aisle wearing flammable polyester...

Airlines Slow to Respond to Health and Safety Standards for Flight Attendants

Initially, the Harvard Flight Attendant Health Study set out to learn how flame retardants in the home affect the endocrine system. Who better to study than people overexposed to flame retardants? Airplanes are covered in flame retardant. Enter flight attendants. Harvard teamed up with the Association of Flight Attendantsunion (AFA) and surveyed hundreds of flight attendants…

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Brace Yourself: In Defense of “Hysterical” Flight Attendants

An AirAsia plane “plummeted” from the sky, and in every news report I read, passengers complained that flight attendants panicked. I’ve been a flight attendant for over 20 years. I have a hard time believing the crew panicked. They may have looked shocked, but panicked? Define panicked. One passenger told Seven News network television: “Hostesses started screaming:…

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