2nd Jan 2012, 20:00
According to this article in Dutch:
Stewardess met te veel drank op aangehouden | nu.nl/binnenland | Het laatste nieuws het eerst op nu.nl (http://www.nu.nl/binnenland/2705949/stewardess-met-veel-drank-aangehouden.html)
a flight attendant was arrested in AMS for failing an alcohol test. She was fined and ordered to sober up for 12 hours before starting duty again. It happened in the morning of Jan. 2nd.
Does anyone know what airline and flight was affected?
Een Amerikaanse stewardess (48) is maandagochtend aangehouden op Schiphol omdat ze te veel had gedronken.
An American stewardess (48) was apprehended Monday morning at Schiphol because she had been drinking too much.
6th Jan 2012, 22:31
An American Stewardess under the age of 70 :eek:
mona lot, the US Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) protects certain applicants and employees 40 years of age and older from discrimination on the basis of age in hiring, promotion, discharge, compensation, or terms, conditions or privileges of employment.
So the airlines can not fire them unless they fail their safety exams.
Couple that with some very poor union decisions in the past, and many American FAs do not have the money to retire at an age where the physical strain of the work coupled with the strains imposed by jet lag would indicate that retirement is prudent.
With European laws postponing general pension age, we appear to be going the same way in Europe.
But never fear, mona lot; with every sort of discrimination being alive and well in the Middle east, your coffee will still be served by fresh faced FAs from the Far East and Eastern Europe for many years to come. :ok:
Who get kicked out as soon as it pleases the company, and without a livable pension.
But that is none of your worry is it now?
7th Jan 2012, 10:47
Aparently there is a minimum interval that must be observed prior to flight after taking viagra. Always allow 10 hours between coming and going.