June 27, 2011 – APFA President, Laura Glading is currently in discussions with the company about this form. Stay tuned for updates.
American’s new ‘Enhanced Boarding’ has been met with mixed reviews. More often than not the result is congested aisles, and Flight Attendants having to explain to the bewildered and already stressed passengers why there is complete chaos in the cabin.
We have created a document that Pursers and #1 Flight Attendants can use to help address boarding times with Agents. APFA believes it is not necessary to board earlier than our standard boarding times that have been in place for years to achieve an on-time departure. In fact, according to the company's own communication regarding streamlined boarding they anticipate the new boarding initiative would actually result in a quicker boarding process. Therefore it should not be necessary to add additional time for boarding to achieve on-time or early departures.