This is Leslie Mayo, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with Hotline update for Tuesday, November 1, 2005.
Today, APFA and AA along with TWU Local 556 and Southwest Airlines are pleased to announce a flight attendant reciprocal cabin seat travel agreement that has been entered into on a six-month trial basis. This travel test will be effective November 15, 2005, and will be available for any active American Airlines, American Eagle, and Southwest Airlines flight attendant for travel in the domestic operation.
We have been working on this agreement for almost a year and both unions and companies feel that this will aid the commuting flight attendant as well as enhance the travel benefits enjoyed between these flight attendant groups. This travel will be on a cabin-seat space-available basis, and will be free of charge.
We cannot stress how important it will be to adhere to all policies and conduct oneself in a professional manner as this agreement will be reviewed after six months to make a final determination as to its future viability.
Please review the details on the APFA website or aaflightservice.com regarding procedures before taking advantage of this new travel privilege. We hope that this reciprocal cabin seat agreement will be helpful to you. APFA will continue to pursue opportunities with other unions in the future for enhanced travel benefits.
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