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Over 4,000 flight attendants faced unruly passengers in first half of 2021, says union

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(Reuters) – More than 4,000 U.S. flight attendants had to deal with unruly passengers in the first half of 2021, with one in five facing physical altercations, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA said on Thursday. The airline workers union cited results from its survey of 5,000 flight attendants across 30 airlines, the first of its kind, in which 85% of the respondents said they faced incidents ranging from shoving and trash throwing at flight crew to racist, sexist and homophobic slurs. “This is not a ‘new normal’ we are willing to accept,’ said Sara Nelson, president of the U.S. aviatio…

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