Carry-On Baggage Endangers Crew, Passengers, Flight Attendants Say | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Most Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne-Monday

Airborne-Tuesday

Airborne-Wednesday Airborne-Thursday

Airborne-Friday

Airborne On YouTube

Airborne-Unlimited-05.20.24

Airborne-Unlimited-05.28.24

Airborne-FlightTraining-05.29.24 Airborne-FlightTraining-05.23.24

Airborne-Unlimited-05.24.24

Sun, Mar 21, 2010

Carry-On Baggage Endangers Crew, Passengers, Flight Attendants Say

AFA-CWA Launches Public Campaign To End Carry-On Crunch

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA) have released the results of a recent membership survey in which one out of two flight attendants witnessed carry-on items falling from overhead bins in the previous 60 days. The survey validated anecdotal reports that carry-on baggage is out of control, mostly due to recent fees to check luggage. The survey was released Tuesday.

"We now have compelling evidence that flight attendants and passengers are being injured by excess amounts of oversized carry-on items," said Patricia Friend, AFA-CWA International President. "AFA-CWA has been urging Congress, government agencies, and carriers to establish reasonable carry-on limitations that will improve the overall safety, health and security of crew and passengers inside the aircraft cabin. These limits will reduce injuries and distractions caused by carry-ons and allow flight attendants to devote more attention to the critical task of ensuring the safest and most secure flight possible."

According to the survey, over 80 percent of flight attendants sustained injuries over the past year due to dealing with carry-ons in overhead bins. The most common injury being strained and pulled muscles in the neck, arms and upper back. The survey was compiled from a representative sample of the 50,000 AFA-CWA members at 22 U.S. airlines.

AFA-CWA today also launched a new website dedicated to encouraging the traveling public to write to Congress, urging them to pass legislation that would ease the carry-on situation.

Currently, there is a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives that offers to set one standard for all bags carried on board U.S. commercial aircraft. The Securing Carry-On Baggage Act, H.R. 2870, would create a universal size for carry-on bags, instead of allowing each carrier to determine its own size requirements and requires the Transportation Security Administration to enforce the rules.

FMI: www.EndCarryonCrunch.org

Advertisement

More News

US Navy Returns Jet Trainer to Service

Engine Gremlins Flare Up for Second Operational Pause, But This Time It's (Probably) Fixed The US Navy's T-45C Goshawk trainer is back in action, after a 1-month operational pause >[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.27.24)

Aero Linx: The 1-26 Association (Schweizer) Welcome to the 1-26 Association. The Association’s goal is to foster the helpfulness, the camaraderie, and the opportunity for hea>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.27.24): Parallel Runways

Parallel Runways Two or more runways at the same airport whose centerlines are parallel. In addition to runway number, parallel runways are designated as L (left) and R (right) or,>[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.27.24)

"It is with great sadness that we must confirm the death of an RAF pilot in a tragic accident near RAF Coningsby today. The pilot's family has been informed and we ask that their p>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.28.24): Permanent Echo

Permanent Echo Radar signals reflected from fixed objects on the earth's surface; e.g., buildings, towers, terrain. Permanent echoes are distinguished from “ground clutter&rd>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2024 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC