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Alaska Airlines teaches self-defence to flight attendants - report.

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Alaska Air Group Inc (NYSE: ALK) said that Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air pilots and flight attendants have taken part in self-defence classes taught for the first time at its company headquarters in Seattle by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

The courses, which consisted of three daylong self-defence classes, reportedly taught defensive rather than offensive tactics, with students learning how to subdue and restrain an attacker and how to improvise a weapon from items normally found on an aircraft.

According to the Puget Sound Business Journal, the Alaska Airlines employees learned self-defence tactics and techniques from officers from the Aurora, Colorado, Police Department.

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