We will Never Forget September 11, 2001. The passengers, pilots & other fellow employees and the Flight Attendants onboard those flights will forever be our heroes, and their memories will always bring an extraordinary meaning to the 11th day of September. This year marks the 17th year of Remembrance of the events of that fateful September 11, 2001 morning.
Do you sweat or freeze in the airplane cabin?
Download our App to report it!
Today, the FAA and the DOT have no operating requirements for cabin temperatures. As a result, in the summer, cabins can get too hot; in the winter, they can get too cold.
If it’s too hot, crew and passengers can experience symptoms ranging from the mild (fatigue, dizziness) to moderate (heat exhaustion) to catastrophic (heat stroke).
If it’s too cold, health effects range from cold stress to hypothermia.
Extreme temperatures also impact cabin operations, by degrading the crew’s awareness of possible security threats, increasing stress that can lead to air rage, medical emergencies, a return to the gate, and other operational disruptions.
Flight Attendants face these extreme conditions all too often. To make change, we need data to persuade regulators and legislators to establish airplane temperature standards. We define the problem with reports to get it fixed.
Download the iPhone/iPad or Android version of the 2Hot2Cold app, install it on your device, and submit reports on extreme temperature incidents you experience onboard flights.
In addition, come back often and check the links on afacwa.org/2hot2cold for the latest 2Hot2Cold news, updates on temperature events reported by the 2Hot2Cold community, as well as ways to inform the government and industry of your dissatisfaction.
Working together, we will end the scourge of 2Hot2Cold in air travel!
8/7/18 .... We are the only Country in the world to have different minimum rest for Flight Attendants and Pilots...........
Call the Senate Every Day for 10 Hours Rest
855-534-1774 =REST...10Hrs NOT 1 MIN. LESS!
Politico reported on Friday that Capitol Hill staff believe "there's a small window of opportunity to get the FAA bill on the floor very soon." The Senate Commerce Committee plans to start outlining an updated FAA package this week to meet the upcoming window. We need to make our calls to ensure Flight Attendant 10 hours rest and not a minute less is marked as a top priority.
Call 855-534-1774 - Tell your Senators to maintain the House language of 10 Hours Rest for Flight Attendants and not a minute less, in the FAA Reauthorization Bill. It's about safety, health and equality — we are the only Country in the world to have different minimum rest for Flight Attendants and Pilots.
Where 10 hours stands in Congress: The bipartisan House FAA Reauthorization Bill was already adopted, 393-13, with our 10 hours included in the base bill. The Senate bill has not yet been voted on. Currently, the Senate bill allows management to reduce 10 hours to 9 hours, and some of the airlines are working hard to keep it that way. Studies show we are fatigued - and more rest is needed to close this safety loophole!
Ten hours minimum equal rest with the flight deck is the bare minimum. Hold our elected representatives accountable for our safety, health and equality!
On June 21, 2017, American Airlines announced it will seek a new uniform vendor due to the many illnesses reported by AFA members and others exposed to the current uniforms provided by TwinHill.
AFA has communicated with management about our experience and research on uniform garment issues and this process of selecting a new uniform vendor. It is critical that the new uniforms will be safe and healthy, as well as durable and comfortable, for our members.
DO visit AFA’s uniform reactions reporting site and report any uniform reactions to AFA, in confidence.
Uniform Dos and Don'ts
To all AFA members who have experienced averse reactions to the new uniforms there is a website that AFA-CWA has designed to give you all the information you need to know about the Twin-Hill uniforms and your reactions. Even if you haven't had a reaction, you are still encouraged to go on the website to educate yourself on this topic.
On the website you are given detail instructions if you experience any reactions. Also we have Information on how AFA is presently advocating for you. There is even detail information on the chemicals that may be found in different uniform pieces that may cause skin irritants.
Please take the time and log onto http://www.afacwa.org/uniforms.