This is John Ward, President of APFA. Today is Wednesday, September 19.
This afternoon, the APFA National Officers, along with our APA and TWU counterparts, met with Don Carty and senior management to discuss the negative effects the events of last week have had on both the airline industry as a whole and our Company.
As a result of American’s planned 20 percent reduction and sharply reduced passenger demand, the Company announced it will reduce staffing by at least 20,000. Keep in mind that this figure, although approximate, is the combined number for the total cuts at American, TWA and American Eagle, company-wide.
What’s unknown at this time is how this planned reduction will affect each work group, and specifically how many flight attendants may be affected by these layoffs. We won’t have any concrete information regarding this issue until week’s end. APFA does have contractual language regarding a reduction in force. Please review Article 16 as well as Appendix F of the Agreement.
Please continue to call this hotline. It will be updated as more information becomes available. Thank you for calling. Please stay on the line for information regarding Memorial Services and funeral arrangements for the crew of flight 11 and 77.
This is Leslie Mayo, APFA National Communications Coordinator with an updated hotline.
Today is September 20, 2001. Following this short message, I will read an updated list of all scheduled memorial services for the fallen crew of flights 11 and 77.
If the media approaches you, please refrain from giving any interviews. This is not in the best interest of APFA or American Airlines. Further information regarding this policy is contained in the AA Naavigator.
Flight Attendants should pull up your HIHTL and HIDIR information for specific hotel layover information and transportation contact numbers. If your hotel transportation is not available outside it could be due to the fact that these vans are not allowed to linger in front of the airport for security reasons. Please call the specific transportation company when you land to let them know you are ready for hotel pick-up.
PhoneWatch is in need of local DFW area Flight Attendants who would be willing to give a day or two or even three to volunteer at APFA PhoneWatch. PhoneWatch has become an invaluable source to Flight Attendants throughout this crisis and will continue to provide information as long as we have the manpower to maintain it.
Please call George Berry at APFA Headquarters, extension 8411 if you are interested.
I would like to read details of the remaining memorial services that will be held around the system for the flight attendants and pilots of flights 11 and 77.
DCA MEMORIAL SERVICE
There is a DCA Memorial on Friday, September 21, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at the Hilton Mark Center Hotel located at 5000 Seminary Road in Alexandria, Virginia. The contact number for more information is 703.845.1010.
Full uniform is requested
September 22, 2001
MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR DIANNE SNYDER
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church RT. 79 & Durham Rd. Madison, CT 203-245-2584 Saturday, 9-22-01, 10:30am Uniforms please
MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR KAREN MARTIN
will take place on Saturday, September 22 at St. Mary of the Annunciation Parish. The church is located at 24 Conant Street Danvers, MA 01923
Take Route 128 to Route 35 exit to Danvers. At the end of the exit, take a right on 35 and proceed into the town of Danvers (approx. one mile). In the center of Town Square, turn right onto Conant Street.
Following the service, all are invited to a reception at the Davensport Yacht Club.
September 23, 2001
MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR BOBBIE ARESTEGUI
Sunday, September 23, 2001 12:30 p.m. Osterville Baptist Church 824 Main Street Osterville, MA Take the Mid Cape Highway to exit 5 (Route 149). Follow signs to Osterville. The church is in the center of town. There will be a receiption following the service. You are welcome to wear your uniform.
September 24, 2001
MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR RENEE MAY
Monday, September 24, 2001 Holy Cross Catholic Church 108 E. West Street Baltimore, MD
Parking is limited. You may park at the Harbor Court Hotel only five blocks away. Reception immediately following at the church.
September 25, 2001
SEA MEMORIAL SERVICE
Sponsored by APFA and AFA Flight Attendants Tuesday, September 25, 2001 6:00 P.M. Museum of Flight More information to follow
September 26, 2001
BOS MEMORIAL SERVICE:
APFA, APA, AFA and ALPA has organized a memorial service on September 26, 2001 at 12:00 p.m.
This will be held at: City Hall Plaza Boston, MA
20,000 people expected
September 28, 2001
MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR JEFFREY COLLMAN
A celebration of the life of Jeffrey Collman
Sponsored by Keith Bradkowski and friends Fort Heath Park Winthrop, MA 28 September 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire requested
SAN DIEGO MEMORIAL SERVICE
There will be a prayer and remembrance service in San Diego for all of the crew members who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. All airline employees and their families are welcome to attend. Please wear your uniform.
Friday, September 28, 2001 1 PM University San Diego Campus The Immaculata 5998 Alcala Park Parking is limited