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American Airlines Passenger Punches Flight Attendant Due to Blocked Restroom. Reports now show that a 63-year-old man, who was apparently enraged by a beverage cart that was blocking his path to the bathroom, punched a flight attendant. This, once again, proves that when someones got to go, they got to go. This 63-year-old Massachusetts man was on an American Airlines flight that was bound for JFK. He became very upset when his path to the bathroom became blocked by a beverage cart. He reportedly kicked and knocked over the beverage cart and then punched the flight attendant. He was flying into New York from Rio de Janeiro when he punched a male flight attendant in the stomach after the crew member grabbed his arm.A spokesperson for American Airlines said that they had a disruptive passenger on the flight. He was subdued and turned over to the local law enforcement on arrival in New York. The report goes on to show that Carrico, a fellow flight attendant and a passenger put plastic cuffs on Isabelle after wrestling him to the ground. The New York Port Authority police then took Isabelle into custody upon landing. The crew took him to a hospital for a psychological evaluation. The flight attendant did not file criminal charges against the old man. Once again, this shows the kind of thing that some flight attendants have to put up with while trying to serve passengers. Although they are there to help people, some passengers tend to get short with them. Overall, it proves just how hard it is to work with the public on a day-to-day basis. (provided by Curt Lewis & Assoc.

Flight Attendants second rate?
With some 280,000 jobs at stake in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill, you'd think Senate lawmakers would be working together to get those jobs in the pipeline as soon as possible. Not. First Republicans used the bill as vehicle for their near pathological obsession to repeal health care reform. Now, with the support of most of his Republican colleagues, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) wants to use the bill to take away workplace safety and health rights for flight attendants-and in effect put passengers at risk as well. The bill extends Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) protection to flight attendants and other air crew, something air crew workers have been seeking for decades. Paul's amendment would cut those protections from the FAA bill. Currently, workplace safety standards and enforcement falls to the FAA. Flight Attendants (AFA/CWA) President Veda Shook says: To date, OSHA has been kept out of the aircraft cabin and that means Flight Attendants and passengers are subject to an environment absent sanitation standards, temperature standards and proper procedures for clean up of bio hazards. This is inexcusable. AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department President (TTD) Edward Wytkind says Paul's action shows that "he seems to believe that flight attendants, of all people, are undeserving of basic safety and health protections." Sanitation, air quality, temperature and humidity levels, noise and blood borne pathogens on airplanes are just a few of the hazards that have gone unchecked for too long. Flight attendants have an on-the-job injury rate that is far higher than the national average. And remember, flight attendants aren't the only ones on aircraft-millions of Americans fly every day and they will benefit as well from enforcement of safety standards http://blog.aflcio.org/2011/02/03/rand-paul-attacks-flight-attendants-safety/




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