Coalition of Flight Attendant Unions
The Coalition of Flight Attendant Unions met in Washington last week to discuss issues affecting all Flight Attendants, including those at Delta.
The hot topic at this meeting was airport security, recognizing the frequency with which we manage issues with security screening and our critical role as the last line of defense in aviation security. The Coalition was briefed by representatives of AFA’s Air Safety, Health and Security Department regarding our success with avoiding invasive security screening for Flight Attendants and our efforts to obtain alternate screening procedures for all crewmembers. Flight Attendants are subjected to extensive background checks which makes additional screening at the airport unnecessary and time consuming.
The Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) raised the issue of taking food through security at LHR. The screeners routinely and inconsistently confiscate some food items from Flight Attendants which leaves them without nourishment during the long international duty day. The inconsistency in the application of the rule makes it impossible to follow and prepare for the flight. One day you might be allowed to carry peanut butter and on your next trip it is taken from you. If this has happened to you, please respond to this email. APFA would like to know if it is happening to everyone or just their members.
Delta Management Delays Progress
Management asked for additional time to respond to AFA’s January 14th brief regarding interference in our representation election. That request was granted and their response is now due on February 11th. Our brief can be found on the website, www.deltaafa.org