“Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants union that represents nearly 50,000 flight attendants at 17 airlines, noted that the difference in passenger response to the pandemic compared with the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks has been ‘night and day.’ Twenty years ago, ‘every single person who came on our plane was completely on our team,’ she said. But now, flight attendants have become ‘punching bags for the public.'” There’s nothing that can unify Americans today. Not even a common foe like Covid. NYT (gift article for ND readers): Flight Attendants’ Hellish Summer: ‘I Don’t Even Feel Like a Human‘.