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A Year of Pandemic Flying Exacts Heavy Toll on Flight Crews: Union Boss

Working conditions and the stress of the pandemic’s effects on the travel industry are wreaking havoc on lives of flight attendants a year into the pandemic. For people in the airline industry having to try to deal with all this on their own, and particularly for flight attendants, a lack of good information from the U.S. government has led to the isolation of people, genuine desperation as well as real disconnection from families and friends, Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), said in an interview. AFA represents almost 50,000 flight attendants at 17 airlines.

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