High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Association of Flight Attendants (commonly known as AFA) is a union representing flight attendants in the United States. As of November 2009, AFA represents 55,000 flight attendants at 22 airlines, making it the world's largest flight attendant union. The International President of AFA currently is Patricia A. Friend, a United Airlines flight attendant since 1966. Ms. Friend also represents AFA on the AFL-CIO Executive Council.