Safety is primary role of cabin crew
Madam – The opening three paragraphs of Willie Kealy's article on the cabin crew rostering dispute (Sunday Independent, June 1, 2014), was not atypical. He was just short of referring to cabin crew as 'Trolley Dollies'.
He says: "I really don't care if the steward on the plane is knackered and can't wait to get home, as long as the pilot is awake and alert."
This shows complete ignorance of the role (not to mention the correct title) of a cabin crew member. Further, he said that "they were struggling to get my attention anyway" when he wrote about "a few hundred airline stewards, male and female".