Are flight attendants in rubber gloves bad for the airline industry’s image?

Do you, like Vice President Joe Biden, worry about catching swine flu in the Petri dishes that are airplane cabins? You shouldn’t, said experts quoted by The New York Times . But, that hasn’t stopped the Association of Flight Attendants, the union representing about half of all U.S. flight attendants, from pushing airlines for more safety precautions to prevent the spread of swine flu. “An industry consultant, Robert W. Mann Jr., said in an interview that airlines might be worried about…

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