Representing the Flight Attendants
of American Airlines

Representing the Flight Attendants of American Airlines

8.19.11 – (LAA) – State of the Union Meetings, 9/11 Memorial Activities, WARR 2011, Wounded Warrior Charity Golf Tournament, Worst Governor Ever, Retirement Briefings

APFA Weekly Hotline Update

for the week ending Friday August 19, 2011


APFA wraps up the meetings next week with return visits to ORD and DFW.

We continue to receive positive feedback from Members attending the base visits.

No questions will go unanswered so please come prepared with a list of questions or rumors you would like addressed by APFA President Laura Glading, members of the Negotiating Team, National Representatives and your local Base Leadership.

The meetings are open to all members in good standing. We look forward to seeing you there.

The remaining dates are:

ORD/IOR – August 23, 2011 from 1300 – 1600
West Conference Room

O’Hare International Airport – Mezzanine Level

DFW/IDF – August 25, 2011 from 1000 – 1300
Yandry Center at DFW Airport across from Gate C2


On Sunday, September 11th the 9/11 Memorial Foundation in conjunction with APFA, APA, the Grapevine Fire and Police Departments and the Lake Grapevine Runners and Walkers Club will host memorial activities.

The day will commence at 0730 with the lowering of the flag and will finalize at 1930 with a remembrance program.

The events will take place at the 9/11 Flight Crew Memorial Site located at 1000 Texan Trail and Northwest Highway, Grapevine, Texas 76051.

If you know of any 9/11 events taking place in your area please send them to us at for inclusion on the APFA website.

WARR 2011

The 30th Annual World Airline Road Race (WARR) 2011 will be held in Grapevine, Texas on Sunday September 11, 2011 hosted by the American Airlines Running Club.

This year’s race will benefit the 9-11 Memorial Foundation Texas & Search One Rescue Team. Events include a 10K, 5K, 1 Mile Remembrance Run/Dog Walk and several social activities scheduled throughout the weekend.

For additional information and to register or volunteer, visit their website.


The Wounded Warrior Charity Golf Tournament will be held on September 17th at Iron Horse Golf Course in North Richland Hills, Texas. This inaugural event will benefit the Salute Military Golf Association (SMGA) that provides rehabilitative golf experiences for combat-wounded veterans.

If you would like to take place in this event please click here for more information and a registration form.

DFW FO Glenn Rosenberger and his son Matt established this event.


The TWU has created a website accepting votes for the Worst Governor Ever.† Some candidates on the ballot include Wisconsin’s Scott Walker, New Jersey’s Chris Christie and Texas’ own Rick Perry. Also listed are the Governors’ “achievements”.

Log on to to cast your vote.


APFA Retirement Specialist Patrick Hancock will be hosting retirement briefings on the following dates:


August 22, 1000-1200
August 23, 1800-2000
Yandry Center across from gate C-2


September 20, 1200-1400
Location TBD


September 21, 1200-1400
Location TBD


September 26, 1000-1200
Location TBD

The seminars are open and useful to all Flight Attendants from all bases, but particularly important to Flight Attendants planning to retire in the next 10 years.

To make the most of these briefings, print and bring your personal pension estimate and plan calculation formulas from JetNet.
Please remember there are currently 219 members on furlough and awaiting recall.



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