Representing the Flight Attendants
of American Airlines

Representing the Flight Attendants of American Airlines

8.03.05

 

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Hello, this is Denise Pointer, DFW InfoRep with a hotline message for Wednesday, August 3, 2005.

 

American has announced nonstop service between JFK and Newcastle, U.K. Daily flights are scheduled to begin May 1, 2006, using a 757 with all-coach seating for 188 passengers. Tentatively, the flight is scheduled to depart JFK at 1945 and arrive at Newcastle at 0730. The return leg will leave Newcastle at 1100 and arrive at JFK at 1335.

Texas Congressmen, Dr. Michael Burgess and Kenny Marachant have been large supporters of the fight to maintain the integrity of the Wright Amendment. Last week, these two congressmen held a town hall meeting near DFW. Dozens of AA employees showed up to express their appreciation for these efforts. Thank you to all InfoReps who attended this meeting. Your time and efforts are appreciated.

As I have said in many previous hotlines, the Wright Amendment issue affects all of us at AA. The stakes are huge. Please encourage everyone on the line to go to www.dothewrightthing.com and send a message to Congress.

The hotel department has just completed a very large project that was designed to help flight attendants make the most of their layovers. Go to www.www.apfa.org, click on "Departments" then "Hotel". Under the listing "Layover Hotel List", you will see a new link to "Hotel Tips." There, you will be able to click on each city alphabetically and find a summary of discounts and services available to our crews. Currently, only domestic layovers have been completed. International cities will be done shortly.

You will also see a link labeled "Submit Hotel Tips". Please share your knowledge with the Hotel Department. It is very easy to submit your tips. Just click on the link and fill in the blanks.

The Contract Department has asked that if you currently have a request in for a base transfer and are no longer interested in a transfer, please remove your request from the system so that the next junior F/A can be accommodated.

Since January, APFA has been calling for all InfoReps to renew their commitment to the program. A deadline of July 15th was given. The InfoRep list has been purged and a new roster of committed InfoReps is in place. Thank you to everyone who responded. Soon, you will be seeing InfoReps in Operations recruiting new members and beginning an awareness campaign for this very important program. New PIN numbers for the InfoRep access code will be distributed with your InfoRep handbooks later this month.

Below is a list of newly appointed InfoRep Captains by base:

Base

Name

Email Address

Phone

BOS

Drew Pitcher

appitcher@juno.com

6!7-216-8493

BOS-I

Barry Goldminz

bcg7@adelphia.net

207-967-4821

BOS-I

Armani Jessani

grazie30@aol.com

630-430-3849

DCA

Tim Weston

apfachdca@earthlink.net

703-644-0267

DCA-I

Victoria Leahy

apfachdcai@earthlink.net

703-569-9271

DFW

Liz Geiss

flyinmom@comcast.net

972-724-1992

DFW

Michael Truan JR

michael71dfw@sbcglobal.net

214-520-0103

DFW

Sharon Harville

sharvi67@aol.com

817-451-0555

DFW

Nanci Yager

linae13@yahoo.com

972-393-1592

IDF

Juliette Robinett

juliette.robinett@gmail.com

214-390-0088

JFK

Leland Hinely

designboy31@netzero.com

718-263-2892

LGA

Ashley Bagley

acbagley@hotmail.com

704-277-9003

LGA

Clyde Schmahl

crschmahl@aol.com

954-873-7900

LAX

Tony Leonhardt

TonyLA1@aol.com

310-289-8887

LAX-I

Jerry Loomis

baselines@cox.net

619-846-7821

MIA

Will Amos

amos998@hotmail.com

954-873-6102

IMA

Kelly Skyles

imaocrirc@aol.com

503-254-4497

ORD

Liz Mallon

apfachord@earthlink.net

847-695-5346

IOR

Brian Pinkowski

bpink@charter.net

952-891-2860

RDU-I

Kevin Gallagher

tgallagherr@aol.com

919-469-9770

SFO

Les Pierce

SMFFA@aol.com

916-712-7582

SFO-I

Jan Zeppegno

janzep@aol.com

925-827-5940

SLT

Danny Cabrera

aaflyguy31@hotmail.com

773-562-5968

STL

Steve Hammer

stevenandjoseph@aol.com

631-821-5108

STL

Joseph LoBosco

josephhandsteven@aol.com

631-821-5108

STL

Cathy Whittington

bcboater3@aol.com

757-238-9162

I received one rumor question this week: an email from an InfoRep indicated that some flight attendants believe the recent APFA Online Bid Sheet Survey was connected in some way to APFA endorsing and opening the door for preferential bidding. The answer is simple and straightforward. Not true.

Our bid sheets are our life and the APFA Scheduling Department wanted a tool to provide factual data on what our flight attendants want base by base. There is no hidden agenda. Additional information regarding the summary of this survey will be addressed by our National Scheduling Coordinator in Friday’s Hotline.

That’s it for this week. Thanks for all you do for the InfoRep program.

Denise Pointer, DFW InfoRep
InfoRep Program
1004 W. Euless Boulevard
Euless, TX 76040
817-540-0108 Ext. 8743
inforep@apfa.org

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