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APFA Special Hotline

April 28, 2015


FACT Rep Update
Flight Attendant Communications Team

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LUS
APFA Support Desk for LUS Flight Attendants
APFA Headquarters is staffed with representatives from LUS bases to provide assistance with Red Book contract related questions and issues. These well-trained and knowledgeable representatives are a valuable asset to the membership and can be reached Monday to Friday, 0900 to 1700 CT.
 
You may contact them at:
LUS Scheduling/Contract
(817) 540 – 0108, ext. 8169
[email protected]
[email protected]
 
LUS IOD/Health
(817) 540 – 0108, ext. 8304
[email protected]
 
LAA / LUS
Valet Checked Bags
The Company has informed both APFA and APA that they plan to implement the applicable contractual language regarding valet checked bags on May 11, 2015.

In accordance with Section 16.K.4. of the JCBA, Flight Attendants will be able to valet check bags when they are:

  • Deadheading (including to/from training) in uniform and all overhead bins are full; or,
  • Commuting in uniform, occupying a jumpseat and all overhead bins are full.

Valet checked bags shall be off-loaded before checked baggage and brought to the aircraft door upon arrival. Additionally, due to Customs regulations, bags will be valet checked only on domestic flights—including Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
 
LAA / LUS
Lead / Purser/ Aft/ Galley Pay (JCBA Section 3.C)
The JCBA lead and purser pay rates will be implemented on May 2, 2015. Flight Attendants working these positions will receive the applicable premium pay for each hour of a flight leg, scheduled or actual, whichever is greater.
 
The pay premium for trips that originate in the April contractual month and terminate in the May contractual month will be split and paid according to the rates in effect for the month when the trips are flown.
 
LAA
International Pay (JCBA Section 3.F): 
All International trips originating on May 2, 2015 or later will be paid international override according to the JCBA which means that if flying an IPD sequence, you will be paid $3.75 per hour for the full value of the trip sequence. If flying an NIPD sequence or a Domestic sequence with Mexico flight segments, you will be paid the greater of scheduled or actual at $3.00 per hour for the international flight segments only. 
 
For trips that originate in April and terminate in May international override will be paid based on the rules in effect for the April contractual month.
 
LAA
100% Sick Pay and Sick Cap Removed (JCBA Section 9.A)
Beginning May 2, 2015, all sequences coded Makeup (MU), Optional Exchange (OE), Option II (II), Optional Reserve (OR), Limited Option II (L2) and Critical Coverage (CC) for which a Flight Attendant calls in sick will now be paid, provided s/he has sick time available.
 
Also, effective May 2, 2015, the LAA Sick Cap of 80 hours max for Domestic Flight Attendants and 85 hours max for International and Reserve Flight Attendants will be eliminated. All sequences will be paid at 100% when calling in sick, regardless of how many hours are on the Flight Attendant’s schedule, provided s/he has sick time available.
 
All other aspects of Optional Exchange (OE) will remain the same. The JNC is working eliminate the OE and replace it with straight drop/pick up/TT, but there is no confirmed timeline for that. IT is evaluating how much programming that will require.
 
LAA / LUS
JCBA Boarding Times
The JCBA boarding times will be implemented on May 2nd. Flight Attendants will be required to be on board the aircraft and ready to receive passengers* according to the following times:
To/From Domestic destinations, including Alaska and Canada

  • 30 minutes prior to departure on aircraft with less than 165 passenger seats (Section 11.M.1.). Today, this includes the: E-190, S80, 737, A319, A320 and A321-T.
  • 35 minutes prior to departure on aircraft with 165 or more passenger seats (Section 11.M.2.). Today, this includes the: A321, A330, 757, 767, 777-200, 777-300 and 787.

To/From IPD destinations

  • 50 minutes prior to departure (Section 14.F.1.). IPD destinations include flights to/from Asia, Europe, Middle East and Deep South America.

To/From NIPD destinations

  • 45 minutes prior to departure (Section 14.F.2.). NIPD destinations include flights to/from the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, Northern Region of South America and Hawaii.

The JCBA report (sign-in) and release times (Section 11.N. and Section 14.E.) will be implemented once programming has been completed to reflect these new times in Sabre.
 
*LAA Flight Attendants no longer have a specific report-to-aircraft time. “Ready to receive passengers” indicates actual boarding time.
 
LAA
Combined Domestic and International Operation
As we all know by now, effective May 2, 2015 there will no longer be separate Domestic and International divisions for LAA Flight Attendants. For more information about combined operation please see the following links:
 
APFA Combined Operation Q&A
https://www.www.apfa.org/images/scheduling/Combined-Operation-QAs-041715.pdf
 
Flight Service Combined Operation Information
https://www.aaflightservice.com/pdf/crew_resources/2015combops_bidsheet_info.pdf
 

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Phone: (817) 540-0108

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APFA Headquarters
1004 West Euless Boulevard
Euless, Texas 76040

M-F: 9:00AM - 5:00PM (CT)
Phone: (817) 540-0108

Call APFA

Contract & Scheduling Desk
M-F: 7:00AM - 7:00PM (CT)
Phone: (817) 540-0108

Chat APFA

After-Hours Live Chat
M-F: 3:00PM - 11:00 PM (CT)
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APFA Events

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