The circumstances surrounding a cabin air quality event can be confusing, chaotic, and disconcerting. Timely and accurate communication are critical in these events. As Flight Attendants we must be prepared to react quickly and effectively to mitigate any potentially negative effects and ensure the most positive outcome possible.
Your AFA Air Safety Health & Security Committee (ASHSC) has been working diligently to provide more resources to you to more effectively respond to cabin air quality events, with a particular focus on tools that you can use as a situation is happening. The result of these efforts is the new AFA Flight Attendant Onboard Air Quality Checklist. The checklist allows you to provide a more accurate description of the situation to the pilots as well as others who immediately respond to a situation.
This new form is not an Alaska Airlines document or form and there should be no expectation that any other work group is trained or briefed on this document. It is not a substitute for ongoing communication or crew resource management (CRM) and is strictly a tool provided by AFA for Flight Attendants to accurately document and subsequently communicate information.
You can find the form, as well as additional guidance on use of the form, on the AFA Alaska website by clicking here. Printed copies will also be available from your Local ASHSC in all bases by the end of the month.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact your Local ASHSC. You can find ASHSC contact information on the ASHSC page of the AFA Alaska website.
Your MEC – Jeffrey Peterson, Brian Palmer, Linda Christou, Lisa Pinkston, Terry Taylor, Mario de’Medici, Melissa Osborne, Tim Green, Brice McGee, MEC ASHSC Chairperson Seth Heiple and MEC ASHSC Vice Chairperson—Air Quality Yvette Satterlee