Your AFA

AFA Built the Flight Attendant Career

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, (AFA) AFL-CIO represents nearly 50,000 Flight Attendants at 17 airlines. AFA is the union that has advanced the Flight Attendant profession for 75 years, beating back discrimination and improving wages, benefits, working conditions, and aviation safety, health and security in the aircraft cabin. AFA also partners with the 700,000-member strong Communications Workers of America (CWA), AFL-CIO.  AFA advocacy has achieved important contractual, legal, legislative, and regulatory improvements, including:

  • Elimination of Height, Age and Gender Restrictions
  • Women’s Right to Lead Flight Attendant Positions
  • Single Hotel Rooms
  • Seniority Merger Protections
  • Domestic Partner Benefits and Equal Pay
  • Duty Day and Crew Rest Protections
  • Minimum Staffing on Aircraft
  • Improved Cabin Safety, Including Floor-Level Exits and Less Flammability of Aircraft Cabin
  • Whistleblower Protection
  • Equal Access to Family and Medical Leave
  • Flight Attendant Drug and Alcohol Program (FADAP)
  • Defined OSHA Standards in the Cabin
  • Known Crewmember (KCM) for Flight Attendants
  • No Knives on Planes
  • Training for Recognition and Reporting of Human Trafficking
  • 10 Hours Minimum Rest
  • Payroll Support Program

AFA’s mission is to unite all professional Flight Attendants in order to achieve fair compensation, job security, and improved quality of life through organizing, bargaining and political action while serving as the leading voice for a safe, healthy and secure aircraft cabin for passengers and crew alike.

We are committed to equality at work for all.