Qantas flight crew get clot warnings
Qantas cabin crew will receive detailed warnings about the risks of deep vein thrombosis (DVT – commonly known as blood clots) after discussions with the flight attendants' union yesterday. This comes after a male Qantas flight attendant collapsed last week at Los Angeles airport after a 15-hour flight from a suspected blood clot. Despite this, Qantas says there is no medical evidence which links DVT to air travel and its move to provide warnings to its 6,000 cabin crew is simply a precautionary measure.
To find out more about DVT, read our article Avoid clots on long haul flights.