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Better rest instances for flight attendants

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

Under existing policies, flight attendants get as a minimum 9 hours of relaxation time. However, because of lots of circumstances, that day without work regularly ends up being a lot shorter.

Fresh Art at John Wayne Airport

A new show off at John Wayne Airport (JWA) in Santa Ana, California functions ceramic artwork by way of Hawaiian artist Randy Au.

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

Look for the exhibit submit-safety inside the Thomas C. Riley Terminal at John Wayne Airport, between Terminals B and C, across from Gate 14, till March 2023. 

Stop harassing the flight attendants


We didn’t want the #MeToo motion to understand that flight attendants are often subjected to verbal and physical sexual harassment at the activity.

But permit’s hope the #MeToo movement – and the latest survey of extra than 3,500 flight attendants at 29 extraordinary airline by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA – puts a stop to it.

According to the examine, more than -thirds of flight attendants within the U.S. have experienced sexual harassment throughout their flying careers.

More than one-in-three flight attendants say they have got experienced verbal sexual harassment from passengers, and almost one-in-five have experienced bodily sexual harassment from passengers in the last year alone.

What’s being executed about it? Not sufficient.

While Alaska, United, or even Spirit have taken a few step to deal with the problem, sixty eight percent of flight attendants say they saw no efforts through airlines to address place of work sexual harassment over the last yr.

“While tons of the coverage of the #MeToo motion has targeted on high-profile instances in the enjoyment industry and politics, this survey underscores why AFA has long been pushing to eliminate sexism and harassment inside our personal enterprise,” said Sara Nelson, AFA President. “The time whilst flight attendants have been objectified in airline marketing and those joked approximately ‘coffee, tea, or me’ desires to be completely grounded. #TimesUp for the enterprise to put an stop to its sexist beyond.”

Here’s more element from the survey outcomes:

*35 percent of flight attendants skilled verbal sexual harassment from passengers within the final year. Of those, 68 percent faced it 3 or more instances, and a 3rd 5 or greater instances within the past yr.

Flight attendants defined the verbal sexual harassment as comments which are “nasty, undesirable, lewd, crude, inappropriate, uncomfortable, sexual, suggestive, and dirty.”

*18 percent of flight attendants skilled physical sexual harassment from passengers in the remaining year. More than forty% of those suffered bodily abuse 3 or extra instances. This form of harassment included having their breasts, buttocks and crotch area “touched, felt, pulled, grabbed, groped, slapped, rubbed, and fondled” both on pinnacle of and below their uniforms. Other abuse included passengers cornering or lunging at them observed with the aid of undesirable hugs, kisses and humping.

*Only 7 percent of the flight attendants who experienced abuse have stated sexual harassment to their business enterprise. More regularly, flight attendants stated they respond to verbal and sexual harassment by avoiding the passenger, immediately addressing the passenger approximately their conduct or using any other technique to try and diffuse or deflect the situation.


How a 747 design alternate proposal spurred the ’60-foot rule’

United Airlines’ very last charter flight to mention good-bye to the airline’s fleet of 747 airccraft, was quite a party and you may see my tale and pix at the event at the Runway Girl Network.

But during all of the hoopla, a consultant of the flight attendant’s union referred to to me that debate over a trade inside the 747 layout again within the mid-Eighties spurred an critical 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 getting rid of a hard and fast of go out doorways on the 747 jumbo jet to make greater room for seats. Flight attendants and pilots – and their unions – raised worries over the ability to get all people off the aircraft in an emergency with out those doorways and driven again.

The Federal Aviation Administration dominated on the facet of safety.

Read my complete tale on how this happened in my Runway Girl Network tale 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 by using Beth Levine
SFO Museum –

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

Fashion In Flight: A History of Airline Uniform Design consists of over 70 whole ensembles and add-ons from the likes of Dior, Balenciaga, Yves Saint Laurent, Oleg Cassini, Vivienne Westwood and others and gives perception into the layout history and evolution of the airline uniform, its iconic status in famous tradition, and its dynamic courting to the sector of favor.

Here are greater samples from the exhibition, that's on view through January 2017 within 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 via Oleg Cassini 1955
Briny Marlin Coat & Suit Company
Hat by 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 with the aid of Vivienne Westwood 2014
Courtesy of Virgin Atlantic Airways /SFO Museum