A flight attendant collects trash on a flight aboard a Boeing 737 Max from Dallas Fort Worth Airport to Tulsa, Oklahoma, December 2, 2020.
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The country’s largest flight attendant unions on Wednesday voiced security concerns over politically motivated flight disruptions following a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitoland demand that the presidential election results be overturned.
The union’s comments came after at least two disruptions on board flights to Washington DC, including a Delta Airlines Flight with Republican Sen. Mitt Romney from Utah, during which some passengers sang “traitors”. Delta said it was aware of the incident and that “our crew quickly resolved and resolved the problem”. A spokeswoman for the senator did not comment.
“The mob mentality behavior that took place on multiple flights to the DC area yesterday was unacceptable and threatened the safety of every single person on board,” said Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, which represents approximately 50,000 cabin crew members United, Alaska and more than a dozen other carriers.
The unrest in the Capitol is another concern [participants’] Departure from the DC area, “said Nelson.” Actions against our democracy, our government and the freedom we claim as Americans must exclude these people from freedom of escape. “
On one American Airlines When passengers flew to Dulles International Airport earlier this week, they yelled and cursed each other and forced the flight attendant to turn on dimmed cabin lights and order passengers to their seats. This resulted in a video that Twitter user @MaranieRae said was on the flight.
Americans are reviewing the incident, said spokesman Curtis Blessing. “We welcome our excellent crew members for their professionalism in de-escalating a tense situation on board and bringing our customers safely to their destination,” he said.
Julie Hedrick, president of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, which represents American Airlines’ more than 25,000 flight attendants, said in a statement that the union “is incredibly concerned about the recent politically motivated incidents on board passenger aircraft.
“Regardless of political belief, the cabin of an airliner must necessarily be a quiet environment for the safety of everyone on board,” she said.
Cabin crew unions did not demand tolerance for such incidents. Interfering with the duties of a flight crew member is illegal and unruly passengers can be fined $ 25,000.