The Association of Flight Attendants (AFA-CWA) is calling for a ban on infants on laps during flight. A string of recent fiery incidents involving turbulence on flights triggered safety concerns leading to the call.
There have been similar motions in the past and in light of recent events, once again, the issue has come to the forefront.
Union President Sara Nelson, while alluding to drops of more than 4,000 feet in seconds on airplanes, said, “no mother or father, no matter how much they love their child, can protect him from that.”
Currently, air travel allows children under two years old to fly without occupying a seat. However, the union is advocating for every individual, regardless of age, to have their own seat and a corresponding safety system, such as a lap belt. This issue was recently raised once again at the FAA safety summit, which took place last week.
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