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Aviation industry to Trump and Congress: End shutdown or risk more travel troubles

Posted : 11 January 2019 12:02:42 | By TWO Bureau | New Delhi

Aviation industry to Trump and Congress: End shutdown or risk more travel troubles

Two flight attendant unions, the Association of Flight Attendants-CW, AFL-CIO and the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, echoed the concerns Thursday in their own appeal to the government. It said its members and the traveling public are "less safe and secure'' due to the impact of the shutdown.

"End this shutdown,'' the letter says. "Do not put flight attendants, other aviation workers, and the traveling public at risk any longer. Border security is an important issue and it deserves a fulsome solution. Please return our government to full capacity now, and continue your discussions once that is done. We cannot sacrifice critical safety, security, and economic stability in the airline industry as another area of national security is discussed.''

The letter from 34 associations highlights 11 major areas of concern affecting travel, including:

Longer airport wait times and possible checkpoint shutdowns

Aircraft safety

Air Traffic Control

Pilot training




Tags : TravelIndustry, Aviation


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