News

Airline workers have lower rates of COVID-19 than the general population — and airline CEOs say it’s proof that flying is safe

Flight attendants and other airline workers have lower rates of COVID-19 than the general population, despite spending time in transit and in small, enclosed spaces. The data suggest that the various safety protocols airlines have adopted during the coronavirus pandemic are effective, according to airline executives and labour groups. However, […]
Airline workers have lower rates of COVID-19 than the general population — and airline CEOs say it’s proof that flying is safe
News

A stark photo of a packed American Airlines flight reveals that airlines are ignoring social distancing, even though they say they’re blocking seats and spacing out passengers

The number of travellers passing through TSA checkpoints has increased steadily for five days, reaching its highest point since April 3. The increase is small compared to normal passenger levels, but with airlines cutting capacity due to the coronavirus pandemic, a continued increase in passengers could mean more crowded flights. […]
A stark photo of a packed American Airlines flight reveals that airlines are ignoring social distancing, even though they say they’re blocking seats and spacing out passengers
Strategy

America’s most influential flight attendant helped end the longest government shutdown. Now she’s on a mission to revive unions — and she tells us why labour rights will define the next generation.

Sara Nelson is the president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, an affiliate of the AFL-CIO, and a prominent champion of workers’ rights. The New York Times has called her “America’s most powerful flight attendant.” In January, Nelson called for a general strike during the government shutdown. Days later, she […]
America’s most influential flight attendant helped end the longest government shutdown. Now she’s on a mission to revive unions — and she tells us why labour rights will define the next generation.