Special Update – Apr. 19, 2013

Special Update – Apr. 19, 2013

Boston Under Lock-down

This morning, law enforcement in Boston has recommended that all persons in Boston shelter-in-place until further notice.  All public transportation has been suspended as the intense manhunt continues for the one remaining suspect who is believed to be responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing.  One suspect has already been killed.

It is recommended that all crews laying over in Boston monitor their pairings for changes but as of now, the airport is open and operating normally and there is no restriction for private transportation access to the airport. Again, public transportation in Boston is suspended.

Flight Attendants should always be aware of their surroundings and report any suspicious behavior or packages to law enforcement immediately.  This further emphasizes our position that the TSA should not be relaxing their rules for the transport of weapons in the cabin.

Your Union Representatives and AFA EAP is available and ready to help.  You can contact your representatives by calling 855-4-CALAFA.

That is all for now, fly safe.

In Unity,

Marcus N. Valentino
President, CAL MEC