News and notes from around the interweb:
- Delta flight attendants will no longer verify medical credentials of people offering medical help onboard in an emergency.
Delta Air Lines recently changed its policy after a black doctor said a flight attendant discriminated against her during an emergency about two months ago.
…Cross wrote in her post that she hopped up to help an unresponsive man, but a flight attendant told her, “Oh no sweetie put ur hand down, we are looking for actual physicians or nurses or some type of medical personnel, we don’t have time to talk to you.”
Cross said she continued to communicate that she was a physician, to which the flight attendant responded with surprise as she allegedly bombarded Cross with questions regarding credentials.
I wonder though if Delta’s new announced policy invites people to pretend to be doctors inflight?
- Alaska Airlines has introduced new, cheaper short haul awards and 5000 mile one-way awards allow connections… and a stopover!
- The best time to call Aeroplan is between 3pm-5pm Eastern each day. Anything to ward off the two hour Aeroplan hold special.
- Kuwaiti embassy pressured to move event from Four Seasons DC to new Trump Hotel
- “There is a high, positive correlation in our data between those people who are extremely satisfied . . . and the amount of money they spend in the airport..” People seem to like airports that fashion themselves as high end malls, though I don’t see ,a href=”http://viewfromthewing.com/2015/09/21/uniteds-c-concourse-at-ohare-will-lose-moving-walkways-because-retail-shopping/” target=_blank>airports removing moving walkways to encourage more shopping as passenger-friendly and bear in mind everyone whose hand is out pushing you to spend more at airports.
- Economic impact of a presidential temporary flight restriction over Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach
Re: the Delta doctor thing, almost every airline contracts with 1 of 2 medical programs that provides guidance to flights in the event of medical emergencies. One of those programs is on the top floor of my hospital and I even got to see it in action one night last year — you’d be amazed at what an Emergency doc can assess and recommend over the phone to a plane 35,000 feet in the air. While having a doctor or other medically trained professional on board is desired, it’s not required. And anybody who offers help and doesn’t assess Circulation, Airway, and Breathing in an emergency first can be taken to be a fraud 😉
Fun fact: AA 187 ORD-PEK is the most common flight they get a call from (at least when I asked last year)
I called Aeroplan around 4PM ET on Tuesday and got through with one ring. I was shocked!
@Gary I’m not sure I ever understood this fear that non-doctors will suddenly want to play doctor on an airplane packed with witnesses/passengers. Assuming liability for someone’s life in such a way isn’t something you can exactly just walk away from after the flight lands…
i agree. whenever they ask for volunteers i’m always hoping there’s SOMEONE else on the flight to push the button. that’s the ultimate “not it”
Amol got the order wrong.
It’s alway Airway, Breathing, then Circulation.
Sam’s info is out of date. The 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines did indeed change the order for CPR (in most cases) to Circulation-Airway-Breathing (CAB).