Thursday, July 29

Flight Attendants

Aviation, Flight Attendants, Transportation

Flight attendants describe how passengers have hurled rage at them in the air, and some say it’s become an’emotionally abusive’ environment

Insider interviewed more than a dozen flight attendants about the rise in passenger violence. Flight attendants said they have been called expletives when reminding people to wear masks onboard. Many flight attendants said the increase in verbal harassment has hurt their mental health. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
FAA, Flight Attendants, mask mandate, Transportation, unruly passenger

Clashes over masks make up more than 75% of unruly passenger complaints, new data reveals, as flight attendants describe’unprecedented violence’ on the job

More than 75% of the FAA's unruly passenger reports in 2021 come from people refusing to wear masks. The FAA has received more than 3,200 reports of unruly passengers so far this year. The new data comes as flight attendants worsening mental health over passenger aggression onboard. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Flight attendants describe’unprecedented’ violence as travel returns and passenger aggression soars

7 flight attendants told Insider the rise in passenger violence has worsened their mental health. Flight attendants said the aggression stems from a divisive political climate. Some flight attendants want airlines to offer free, on-demand mental health services. See more stories on Insider's business page. When Nas Lewis, a Chicago-based flight attendant, went to cut off an aggressive, intoxicated passenger from drinking more alcohol, he told her: "If I had a Black Lives Matter shirt on, this wouldn't be a problem."Lewis, who is a woman of color, was taken aback and said she found the situation emotionally abusive. The aggression ...