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10.13.23 – Layover Safety

Layover Safety

Friday, October 13,  2023

APFA has been made aware of global protest/demonstration alerts this weekend. Please expect larger crowds and perhaps road closures near and around layovers.

Actions to Take:

  • Use local resources. Ask hotel personnel about safe neighborhoods for you to explore while on a layover.
  • Practice situational awareness. Try to avoid texting or talking on the phone while walking. Check your surroundings for suspicious activity before taking pictures. Remain vigilant, maintain contact with a crewmember or family member. Apprise them of your whereabouts and expected return time.
  • Exercise caution always: keep a low profile and stay together, with fellow crewmembers, when venturing away from the vicinity of the hotel.
  • Consider going out with someone or keeping your fellow Flight Attendants aware of your plans should you need assistance.
  • Monitor local media and communications for updates.
  • Try to avoid consuming mixed drinks. Opt for beverages in a closed can or bottle. Never take a drink from someone you don’t know.
  • Accessories such as watches, and jewelry might draw unwanted attention. High-cost PEDs should be kept out of sight as well.
  • Keep your hotel key card in a secure location, and refrain from telling strangers the hotel name or your room number.
  • Keep the Daily Ops phone number handy if you need assistance. Daily Operations: 682-315-7070 or 888-222-4737
  • The APFA Safety and Security Department is open 24/7, and may be contacted at [email protected]

In general, it’s a good idea to keep your personal safety in mind during all aspects of any trip. For more guidance, you can review the Personal Safety section of your manual:

IFM > Safety > Layover Safety and Personal Security

In Solidarity,

Andrew Rhinehart
APFA National Safety & Security Chair

[email protected]

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APFA Headquarters
1004 West Euless Boulevard
Euless, Texas 76040

M-F: 9:00AM - 5:00PM (CT)
Phone: (817) 540-0108

Call APFA

Contract & Scheduling Desk
M-F: 7:00AM - 7:00PM (CT)
Phone: (817) 540-0108

Chat APFA

After-Hours Live Chat
M-F: 3:00PM - 11:00 PM (CT)
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APFA Events

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