Alaska Airlines Heeds AFA's Call for Safer Coffee Makers

Alaska Airlines Heeds AFA's Call for Safer Coffee Makers

Alaska Airlines has agreed to address safety concerns raised by the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) about onboard coffee makers. Following months of advocacy by the AFA, the airline has now banned the use of older B/E Aerospace coffee makers without a protective Brew Shield, which prevents scalding injuries from hot coffee and grounds. These coffee makers have been a significant safety hazard, causing burns among the flight crew. The union welcomed this change but criticized the airline for its delayed response, urging a complete discontinuation of these older devices to ensure crew and passenger safety. The decision reflects a commitment to improving safety standards onboard, yet the union insists more actions are needed to safeguard flight attendants from various occupational hazards.

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