The American Association of Flight Attendants have asked each state Governor for Full Flying Privileges (FFP) during this pandemic. President of the AAFA, Dee Kruger FA, DCWES, XOXOX, EIEIO, said this:
“Flight attendants are located in every setting and geographic area that is impacted by COVID-19. Removing barriers to flying and ensuring that they can bring all their knowledge and skill to air travel will improve the efficiency of our air travel system”.
Ms. Kruger was reminded that the majority of flight travel has come to a halt and that many pilots are not flying due to the lessening demand. She responded:
“Outdated regulation needlessly bottlenecks the workforce by making it illegal for flight attendants to provide these services unless they get the education and training of a pilot. This requirement ties a state’s capacity to use flight attendants to meet air travel needs. Needlessly restricting the number of flight attendants who could fly planes creates unnecessary geographic maldistribution of services and delays in travel. Waiving these education and training requirements would remove a significant roadblock toward ensuring states have the necessary workforce capacity our nation needs during a pandemic.”
Since Ms. Kruger’s response made NO sense whatsoever, she was asked whether this really was a smokescreen to eventually have lesser trained flight attendants compete with pilots after the pandemic. She answered: