SPECIAL HOTLINE UPDATE
Wednesday, September 12, 2001
This is APFA President John Ward with a Special HotLine Update for Wednesday, September the 12th.
American Airlines has released a preliminary, partial passenger list and a crew list for Flight #11 and #77, which were involved in yesterday’s terrorist attacks.
The following Boston based Crew members were aboard Flight #11:
Captain John Ogonowski, who had been with American for 23 years
First Officer Tom McGuinness, 12 years.
Bobbie Arestegui, who had been with the Company for 12 years
Jeff Collman, 3 years
Sara Low, 2 years
Karen Martin, 11 years
Kathy Nicosia, 32 years
Betty Ong, 14 years
Jean Roger, 1 year
Dianne Snyder, 14 years and,
Amy Sweeney, 14 years.
The following Washington based Crew members were aboard Flight #77:
Captain Chick Burlingame, who had been with the Company for 22 years
First Officer Dave Charlebois, 10 years.
Michele Heidenberger, with 30 years seniority
Jennifer Lewis, 15 years
Ken Lewis, 15 years
Renee May, 14 years.
We’ve lost 17 of our brothers and sisters as a result of yesterday’s tragic events. They will all be sorely missed. On behalf of APFA and our Officers and Representatives, I would like to extend our most sincere condolences to all the family and friends of our fallen co-workers. As flight attendants, we’re part of a larger airline family and our sympathies extend to all those touched by yesterday’s horrible tragedies, including the Crew members from United Flights #175 and #93. An additional 12 flight attendants and 4 pilots were killed in those two incidents. My personal thanks go to the Leadership of the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) for working jointly with us in various areas to best assist our respective members during this very difficult time.
APFA’s Phone Watch is up and running. Volunteers are manning the phone lines at 1-866-ASK-APFA. This is a toll free call. Phone Watch will be your source for the latest, up-to-date, accurate information regarding operational issues for American Airlines’ Flight Attendants. This number is not for members of the media. Phone Watch will be open from 1000-1830 until further notice.
The Company currently expects there to be no flight originations through 1200 hours tomorrow, Thursday, September 13.
Thank you for calling. This HotLine will be updated as events warrant.