4.26.12 – (LAA) – NY Bankruptcy Hearings


This is Leslie Mayo with an APFA Hotline Update for Thursday, April 26, 2012.

We are aware that many of you are anxious for details of the proceedings this week in New York as management blames labor for all its problems. Once we receive details from our professionals who are participating in the bankruptcy hearings we will be able to communicate that information to you. Thank you for your patience.

APFA needs your help managing some of the news articles related to the 1113 hearings in New York this week. When you come across an article whether it’s in our favor or not, scroll to the bottom and add a few constructive comments. If you would like help with talking points, go to www.www.apfa.org and click on the US Airways Q&As link for documents relating to APFA’s Bridge Term Agreement with US Airways. Talking points will be uploaded shortly. Please keep your comments to the point, professional and non-personal. Management would never be able to keep up with 16,000 flight attendants defending our position in the press. Feel free to send us copies of your work. We may even post some online. email to communications@apfa.org.

The Wall Street Journal is conducting an online poll about whether a US Airways/AA merger is a good idea. Visit http://goo.gl/zKJ8k to show your support.

Upcoming APFA, APA and TWU Event in the Works
We already have the next joint event involving all three unions in the works. As soon as we can, we will release details re: date, time and location. It is expected to take place within the next 3 weeks so stay tuned.

Thanks to everyone who sent in a photo of their union pin with light for our virtual candlelight vigil before the picketing event. Some of the photos can be found on www.apfa.org. We still have several more to load so bear with us. Also, picketing photos and videos are abundant. We are collecting those from emails and Facebook – as many as we can find. If you have some photos you would like for us to publish, please email them to communications@apfa.org.

United Airlines Interim Reciprocal Cabinseat Travel Update
Some of you are still experiencing problems traveling under the interim procedures set forth by United. Hopefully the following information will resolve any issues FAs still may be having.

When traveling on Skywest flights operated by United Express, no advance listing is required. Proceed to the gate and complete the paper jumpseat form. You will not be placed on the standy list – instead, the agent will accommodate you based on the form. United has assured us they will send reminders to Skywest agents for consistency with this policy. If the agent is not familiar with this procedure, politely refer them to the following reference in their SHARES reservations system: GG OO JUMP. AA FAs may want to carry a copy of this form and instructions found on the Flight Service website.

If you are traveling on mainline United Airlines flights, complete your listing on Jetnet with the ID90 tool. Forward your confirmation via email to uaoaduty@united.com as soon as possible after. This email address is not monitored on the weekends or after hours on weekdays so if your email is not sent during normal business hours, it will be converted on the next business day. In other words, during this interim travel period while United converts to a single reservations system, all FAs requiring travel on UA should obviously plan as far ahead as possible.

Please send detailed report to contract@apfa.org if you continue to experience problems using UA’s cabinseat agreement.

This hotline will be updated on Friday, April 27, 2012.

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