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United Flight Attendants Voice Concerns Over Crew Quarantine Protocols
United Airlines’ flight attendants are sounding the alarm on the airline’s quarantine procedure who allege the airline is telling some crew members who test positive to keep flying and monitor for symptoms.
“Most of us feel that’s unsafe,” one employee told the outlet Reuters, who reported the news first.
The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), a union representing nearly 50K flight attendants at 19 airlines, including United, said it had received complaints from members about United not isolating crew who worked with an infected colleague.
“We’ve received concerns about quarantine protocols from flight attendants across the industry from carriers we represent and where we’re organizing,” said AFA spokeswoman Taylor Garland. She added that some complaints were from Delta Air Lines employees as well.
Travel Noire has reached out to both United and Delta Airlines for comment, but neither airline responded when this article was published.
This story is developing.