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Better rest times for flight attendants

On Tuesday, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration finalized guidelines requiring airlines to offer airline flight attendants at the least 10 hours of relaxation time among shifts.

Under present rules, flight attendants get at least 9 hours of rest time. However, because of quite a few situations, that time without work frequently ends up being an awful lot shorter.

Fresh Art at John Wayne Airport

A new exhibit at John Wayne Airport (JWA) in Santa Ana, California capabilities ceramic artwork by using Hawaiian artist Randy Au.

“Vegetable Series” is stimulated through Au’s love for nature. The ceramic shapes are stimulated through squash gourds which might be glossed and gilded in gold. The intricate designs are inspired through Oriental, Egyptian, and American subculture and history. 

Look for the show off publish-safety inside the Thomas C. Riley Terminal at John Wayne Airport, between Terminals B and C, throughout from Gate 14, till March 2023. 

Stop harassing the flight attendants


We didn’t want the #MeToo motion to understand that flight attendants are frequently subjected to verbal and bodily sexual harassment on the task.

But allow’s wish the #MeToo motion – and the latest survey of extra than 3,500 flight attendants at 29 one of a kind airline by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA – puts a forestall to it.

According to the take a look at, greater than two-thirds of flight attendants within the U.S. have experienced sexual harassment throughout their flying careers.

More than one-in-3 flight attendants say they have got experienced verbal sexual harassment from passengers, and nearly one-in-5 have experienced bodily sexual harassment from passengers in the last 12 months by myself.

What’s being completed about it? Not sufficient.

While Alaska, United, or even Spirit have taken some step to cope with the issue, 68 percent of flight attendants say they saw no efforts with the aid of airlines to deal with workplace sexual harassment over the past yr.

“While a great deal of the insurance of the #MeToo motion has centered on excessive-profile cases inside the leisure industry and politics, this survey underscores why AFA has long been pushing to eliminate sexism and harassment inside our very own industry,” stated Sara Nelson, AFA President. “The time while flight attendants have been objectified in airline advertising and marketing and people joked about ‘espresso, tea, or me’ desires to be permanently grounded. #TimesUp for the enterprise to place an quit to its sexist past.”

Here’s more element from the survey results:

*35 percent of flight attendants skilled verbal sexual harassment from passengers in the last 12 months. Of those, 68 percent faced it three or greater instances, and a third 5 or more times in the beyond year.

Flight attendants described the verbal sexual harassment as comments which might be “nasty, undesirable, lewd, crude, irrelevant, uncomfortable, sexual, suggestive, and grimy.”

*18 percent of flight attendants experienced bodily sexual harassment from passengers inside the ultimate yr. More than forty% of these suffered physical abuse 3 or greater instances. This type of harassment protected having their breasts, buttocks and crotch region “touched, felt, pulled, grabbed, groped, slapped, rubbed, and fondled” both on pinnacle of and underneath their uniforms. Other abuse protected passengers cornering or lunging at them accompanied with the aid of undesirable hugs, kisses and humping.

*Only 7 percent of the flight attendants who experienced abuse have suggested sexual harassment to their organization. More often, flight attendants stated they reply to verbal and sexual harassment via heading off the passenger, without delay addressing the passenger approximately their conduct or the usage of some other approach to attempt to diffuse or deflect the situation.


How a 747 layout exchange inspiration spurred the ’60-foot rule’

United Airlines’ final constitution flight to say goodbye to the airline’s fleet of 747 airccraft, become quite a celebration and you could see my story and pictures on the event on the Runway Girl Network.

But all through all the hoopla, a consultant of the flight attendant’s union referred to to me that debate over a trade within the 747 layout again in the mid-Nineteen Eighties spurred an vital protection rule – the FAA’s 60-foot rule – that applies to pretty much all airplanes nowadays.

The brief model of the story is that during 1984 Boeing proposed taking away a fixed of exit doors at the 747 jumbo jet to make greater room for seats. Flight attendants and pilots – and their unions – raised worries over the capability to get anyone off the plane in an emergency with out the ones doorways and pushed returned.

The Federal Aviation Administration ruled at the side of safety.

Read my full story on how this passed off in my Runway Girl Network story right here.

Photo courtesy Boeing Company

At SFO Museum: Fashion in Flight

Braniff International Airways hostess uniform by Emilio Pucci  1966 Boots by Beth Levine SFO Museum -

Braniff International Airways hostess uniform by way of Emilio Pucci 1966
Boots through Beth Levine
SFO Museum –

Eighty-5 years of airline style are now on view at San Francisco International Airport, courtesy of the SFO Museum.

Fashion In Flight: A History of Airline Uniform Design includes over 70 entire ensembles and add-ons from the likes of Dior, Balenciaga, Yves Saint Laurent, Oleg Cassini, Vivienne Westwood and others and offers insight into the layout records and evolution of the airline uniform, its iconic reputation in famous culture, and its dynamic relationship to the arena of favor.

Here are greater samples from the exhibition, which is on view via January 2017 in the International Terminal Main Hall & within the Aviation Museum and Library.

Trans World Airlines hostess uniform by Oleg Cassini  1955 Briny Marlin Coat & Suit Company Hat by Mae Hanauer SFO Museum

Trans World Airlines hostess uniform with the aid of Oleg Cassini 1955
Briny Marlin Coat & Suit Company
Hat through Mae Hanauer
SFO Museum

Virgin Atlantic Airways flight attendant uniform by Vivienne Westwood  2014 Courtesy of Virgin Atlantic Airways /SFO Museum

Virgin Atlantic Airways flight attendant uniform by means of Vivienne Westwood 2014
Courtesy of Virgin Atlantic Airways /SFO Museum