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Continued: Flight attendant fatigue poses safety risks

  • Article by: PAT DOYLE , Star Tribune
  • Last update: May 28, 2013 - 10:18 AM

But others cite the FAA studies to argue that changes are needed for safety’s sake.

“As airlines restructure and cut corners to make ends meet, flight attendants are experiencing an industry trend that must be put to rest … forced to work to the point of exhaustion,” said the Association of Flight Attendants. “Reaction time and performance diminishes with extreme fatigue — an unacceptable situation for safety-sensitive employees.”

 

Pat Doyle • 612-673-4504

 

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