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1.22.13 – (LAA) – Contact for Reassignment/Reschedules, From the Negotiating Team, Base Chair and Base Vice Chair Elections, New Hire Classes, International Proffer Awards Published, Seniority Shuffle


APFA Hotline – January 22, 2013

Contact for Reassignment/Reschedules

When Crew Tracking reassigns or reschedules a Flight Attendant, ACARS may be used for ‘today’s’ operation. It must include specifics of the reassignment or reschedule (flight number, departure time, destination and which flight attendants).

Alternatively, Crew Tracking may make direct contact or call other American Airlines personnel to notify crew members. For the next-day’s operation, first-party contact must be made by Crew Tracking or another American Airlines personnel – not necessarily a member of management.

From the Negotiating Team
As a reminder, Reserve FAs have the ability to confirm next-day assignments at 1700, however, Crew Schedule maintains the ability to contact a Ready Reserve until 1900 for same-day assignments.

Base Chair and Base Vice Chair Elections
Balloting for APFA base representatives begins January 23 for the following bases: BOS, DFW, LAXI, LGA, JFK, MIA and IMA. Voting is open to all active members in good standing at these bases. Our constitution mandates that each Base Chair, Vice Chair, and OCR representative be directly elected by the membership, giving APFA members a uniquely powerful voice. Voting is electronic and ends at 10:00 a.m. Central on February 22, 2013.

In order for a vote to be counted, an active member in bad standing must arrange to become a member in good standing no later than 5pm CT on February 19, 2013.  If you are a member in bad standing and are eligible to execute a promissory note/payment plan, this also must be done not later than 5pm CT on January 23, 2013 for your vote to be counted.  
If you have questions, please contact the APFA Dues Department at 817-540-0108 x8152 or
New Hire Classes!
Lots of rumors about delaying new hire training. The first class starts on January 28, 2013. The company has told APFA that the only delay will be with the second class as a result of the large number of candidates and the required processing time. Classes are scheduled every Monday beginning February 11, with two classes a month also starting on Wednesday. We look forward to our new hires joining us on the line!

International Proffer Awards Published
AA has posted the Int’l Proffer Awards on the flight service web site. These proffers are effective March 2, 2013. Note – you must be active no later than 2359 on the 15th day following your report date in order to retain the proffer. Click here for specific contractual language regarding proffers .

Seniority Shuffle
AA has agreed to adjust FA seniority monthly through October 2013 when all of the VEOPs have departed. The adjustments will take place between the 11th and the 13th of each month beginning in February.


AmericanAirlines + US Airways
“Our Future Depends On It”

Leslie Mayo
APFA National Communications Coordinator


Proffer Language Article 12:

1. Flight Attendant in a non-flying status on the effective date of the proffer who reverts to active status no later than 2359, local base time, of the fifteenth (15th) day of the month in which the proffer is to become effective will retain his/her proffer.

2. Should a Flight Attendant in a non-flying status on the effective date of the proffer revert to flying status as described in paragraph above, but subsequently reverts back to non-flying status prior to the fifteenth (15th) day of the month in which the proffer is to become effective the following shall apply:
     a. If, between the two absences the Flight Attendant flies a trip sequence at his/her new base or if s/he has another obligation at the new base, e.g. training, AVBL day or day of reserve, s/he will retain his/her proffer.
     b. If, between the two absences the Flight Attendant does not fly a trip or complete a trip obligation as described in 1. above, s/he will forfeit his/her proffer.

3. A Flight Attendant who is in a flying status between 0001 to 2359 on the effective date of the proffer but who subsequently reports to a non-flying status prior to the fifteenth (15th) day of the month will retain his/her proffer.

4.  Flight Attendants in a non-flying status will be allowed to proffer if his/her report to base and training will be accomplished by the scheduled report date.  Otherwise, the Flight Attendant will automatically be awarded the next proffer posted to that base.  It is the Flight Attendants responsibility, once medically cleared, to ensure that his/her name is on the proffer list no later than the date of posting of the next available proffer; otherwise, the Flight Attendant will be considered to have relinquished his/her priority proffer rights to such base.  This automatic proffer will only be offered once.  A Flight Attendant who is inactive at the time of the next proffer posting shall not be eligible for an automatic proffer again.

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