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1.11.02 – (LAA) – Picking Up Optional Exchange Trips

This is George Price with the APFA HotLine for Friday, January 11, 2002.

As a reminder to Reserves, please remember that when you pick up an Optional Exchange trip during your reserve month and you do not meet your monthly maximum, those OE hours will be absorbed into your guarantee. Also, as we reported last week, Management has taken the position that those on Reserve who pick up an Optional Exchange, will automatically waive their 30-in-7 legalities for the remainder of that month. APFA will be filing a Presidential grievance on this issue, as this is a violation of our contract, Article 10.D.2 and Appendix I, Article 10.D.2. Until this issue is resolved, however, the Company does intend to continue waiving the 30-in-7 in this situation. If you have picked up an OE on Reserve and have involuntarily had your 30-in-7 waived as a result, please contact the APFA Scheduling Desk at Headquarters, extension 8161.

American Airlines has acknowledged that those American Airlines Flight Attendants furloughed on November 1, 2001, were inadvertently denied medical coverage after December 31, 2001. If you were furloughed on November 1, you are entitled to medical coverage for ninety days from your furlough date, which would be January 29, 2002. American has assured us that this problem is in the process of being resolved.

The following information was inadvertently omitted from the latest edition of Skyword:

In accordance with the APFA Constitution, resumes are now being accepted for the following administrative and committee positions at APFA:

  • Ballot Committee members
  • Budget Committee members
  • Six (6) Division Representatives
  • Communications Coordinator
  • Scheduling Coordinator
  • Contract Coordinator
  • Safety Coordinator
  • Health Coordinator
  • Hotel Coordinator

These are two-year terms commencing either April 1, 2002, or May 1, 2002, depending upon the position. Resumes should be returned to the Office of the APFA Secretary no later than Friday, February 15, 2002.

Send resumes to:
APFA Headquarters
Attn: Linda Lanning, APFA Secretary
1004 W. Euless Blvd.
Euless, TX 76040
Fax #: 817-540-2077

Only active members in good standing shall be considered eligible for nomination to these positions. Further information regarding eligibility requirements and duties may be found in Article IX of the APFA Constitution, and Sections 3, 6, 13, and 14 of the APFA Policy Manual. Both the APFA Constitution and the APFA Policy Manual are available in the “Members Only” section of the website at or you may contact your APFA Base Representatives for further information.

The Chicago APFA Reps will host a meeting for all furloughed APFA members in the Chicago area on Wednesday, January 16th. The meeting will be held at the Radisson O’Hare located at 6810 Mannheim Road in Rosemont, Illinois. beginning at 10:00 a.m. Representatives from the Illinois Department of Employment Services and APFA will be on hand to make presentations and answer questions. Please contact the Chicago office as soon as possible to RSVP at 773-380-1202, extension 1.

Thank you for calling the APFA HotLine.

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Euless, Texas 76040

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Fax: (817) 540-2077


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