April 16, 2015
LAA / LUS
Flight Attendant Jumpseats
Yesterday, APA passed a resolution at its board meeting that addresses, among other things, the pursuit of cabin jumpseats for pilots.
APFA owns the cabin jumpseats just as APA owns the cockpit jumpseats. In other words, APFA decides who has access to the cabin jumpseats and in what order, not the pilots. To date, no discussions or negotiations have taken place, nor are any scheduled.
LAA / LUS
APFA Testifies Before Members of the ACACP
Julie Frederick, APFA’s Government Affairs Representative, was invited to testify in Washington D.C., on April 14, 2015, before Members of the Advisory Committee for Aviation Consumer Protection (ACACP) regarding the Flight Attendants’ perspective on Space Allocated Per Passenger on Aircraft.
The Advisory Committee received testimony on the serious and expanding threat to the safety and health of passengers caused by reduced seat pitch and personal space. The Department of Transportation heard first hand on some of the issues Flight Attendants face as seat pitch shrinks. “Where 34-inch pitch was once considered the norm, it is now described as comfort class,“ Julie told the ACACP. Flights are becoming more crowded, and the days of an empty middle seat are a thing of the past. Increased incidents of air rage and raised awareness of evacuation procedures are other areas that need to be re-examined as a result of decreased personal space.
Air rage and passenger misconduct incidents, as we know, are often under reported and are occurring more frequently as passengers often feel they have to fight for their space. The roles and responsibilities of Flight Attendants are expanding every year. From security, to safety to emergency medical interventions, Flight Attendants are asked to do it all.
APFA represented Flight Attendant group invited to testify. Click here to read APFA’s full testimony
Reimbursement Form – Parking/Other
LUS Flight Attendants who are finding it difficult to locate the Flight Service Reimbursement Form on WINGS (located under Forms/Payroll/Flight Service Reimbursement Parking) can now download the form from APFA.org. Click here for more helpful links on APFA.org for LUS Flight Attendants.
June Vacation Extension (VEX)
A Flight Attendant who is scheduled for at least seven (7) consecutive vacation days may elect to place up to a total of four (4) days off BEFORE or AFTER, or SPLIT on either side of such vacation. The days off will act as a pre-planned absence and will carry NO pay or credit. Such days off will be counted toward the Reserve’s scheduled Golden Days. Such block of four (4) days, or portion thereof, may be extended into the next bid period.
Submit Vacation Extension request no later than 23:59 PHX time on Thursday, April 30th. Flight Attendant Vacation Extension Form
LAA / LUS
New Uniform Accessories
The new uniform scarf and ties are now available for ordering online. The tie comes in two lengths – regular and long – and a clip-on version is also available. The scarf comes in one size. These new optional pieces are worn with our current uniforms until the new uniforms are ready late next year. Only one item may be ordered per Flight Attendant and no extra items can be purchased.
The company sent out the following information on how to order:
1. Website URL: https://www.twinhill.com/AmericanAirUU/Home.jsp
2. Website corner box will state “click here to begin your order”
3. Click on “here” then website will direct employee to sign in page
a. use Badge ID for username (LAA: Use your AA Badge #, LUS: Use your US Badge #)
b. Temporary Password is “welcome1″
For other questions related to the new uniform accessories, use the contact information from below:
Twin Hill Customer Service: 866-332-9970 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Uniform team: email@example.com
APFA National Communications Chair