Taking flight again in The New Year

Taking flight again in The New Year

The Sky Steward plans to return to American Airlines

The Sky Steward plans to return to American Airlines

I’m Gailen, Vote Me!

I have just announced that I will be running for a position with the APFA, which is the union which represents the flight attendants at American Airlines. Why you ask? Well, my dream of creating a commercial aviation museum in Miami is becoming a reality and I’ve completed putting together the first exhibit. I’m now confident that I can easily handle a return to flying along with keeping American Airlines in check with my first union position.

My plan is to run for the MIA Base Vice Chair position and my running mate is James Gillard. The election takes place in February 2013 and then my arbitration date regarding my return to American Airlines is set for mid-April. If all goes as planned, I will be flying for American again within months and holding a union position which will allow me to stand up for workers at American Airlines who’ve been working in a very difficult environment– more on my platform soon!

Many people ask me why I would return to flying. The main reason is the people I work with followed by amazing material for my blog and videos!

@ gailendavid

Gailen David is co-creator of He was a flight attendant for American Airlines for 24 years. He's Executive Producer and Co-Host of national TV travel talk-show , "The Jet Set"as well as a correspondent with CNN Airport Network. Gailen is also very passionate about improving the lives of airline workers who've sacrificed so greatly throughout the years to help their companies survive and thrive. Gailen's Website and his Facebook Page..Plus, his Aluminum Lady and Delta Dawn videos are based on the corporate culture that exists at US airlines.

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