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7.09.16 – Turbulence-Related Injuries/Crew Meals/Democratic National Convention FAQ’s

Saturday, July 9, 2016

  • Turbulence-Related Injuries
  • Crew Meals
  • Democratic National Convention FAQ’s

Turbulence-Related Injuries

It’s hot out there! With the heat crossing over to triple digits in some areas we are experiencing some clear air turbulence incidents. Should you incur an injury from turbulence, Section 27 Injury on Duty (IOD) of the JCBA speaks to your contractual rights regarding an IOD. In addition, you can also reach out the APFA National IOD Department at 817-540-0108 ext. 8303.  Should you have to seek medical attention immediately after an IOD and receive a bill, please contact your Flight Service Manager and the APFA IOD Department at the number posted above. 

Crew Meals


1. Crew meals will be provided to Flight Attendants working a Transoceanic International (TI) flight. Such meals will be the same as those provided to the Pilots working the flight.

2. Crew meals will be provided when the flight time (block hours) is scheduled to exceed eight (8) hours. The meals will be appropriately selected for the time of day relative to the length of the duty period.

Should you not receive a meal prior to departure, contact Flight Service Daily Operations immediately at 888-222-4737 (available 24 hours a day). They will take the key information such as date, flight number, city pair and crew member information. This team will then coordinate with the local catering department to arrange a meal at the scheduled or a down-line station.

In a case where you are not provided with a scheduled crew meal and Flight Service Daily Operations is not able to arrange one, you are permitted to secure food from an alternative food provider (airport vendor) that day for reimbursement. Submit the receipt for reimbursement to Flight Service for actual, reasonable meal expenses.

Democratic National Convention FAQ’s

The 2016 Democratic National Convention will be held in Philadelphia from July 25-28, 2016. Here are Frequently Asked Questions about the Democratic National Convention, as prepared by the Mayor’s office:

When do we expect Convention attendees to arrive and leave?

Attendees will arrive as soon as Friday, July 22nd, and leave by Friday, July 29th.

Where does the Convention take place?

The Convention takes place at the Wells Fargo Center in the evening hours, typically from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. There will be smaller caucus and council meetings during work hours at the Pennsylvania Convention Center as well.

How many people are coming to Philadelphia for the Convention?

The City expects approximately 50,000 Convention participants between delegates, media, and other attendees.

Are there any changes to trash and recycling service during the DNC? Are there any changes to municipal services, such as; court hours, jury duty, and city employee work schedules?

At this time, all city services are expected to operate as scheduled. If that changes, the information will be available here.

Will police and fire services be affected in my neighborhood due to re-assignment of first-responders?

Philadelphia Police, Philadelphia Fire and EMS services will not be impacted by the DNC.

Will highways or streets be closed during the DNC?

At this time, we do not anticipate extended road or highway closures in Center City and other areas outside of the Stadium District. There may be rolling closures due to dignitary movements or protests.

Before you leave the house, we encourage you to check @PhiladelphiaGov on Twitter for any traffic news.

There will be traffic restrictions around the sports complex, and we expect United States Secret Service to announce those by early July at the absolute latest. When they are announced, you can find the information HERE:

How can the public be aware if large demonstrations are going to affect them?

Planned permitted demonstrations that impact traffic or require road closures will be included on the City website road closure page, and updates provided via social media. For more information visit the City’s DNC home page and follow @PhiladelphiaGov on Twitter.

Demonstrations that deviate from the planned route or do not attain a permit will be updated via social media. Follow @PhillyPolice and @PhiladelphiaGov on Twitter.

Will any SEPTA routes change during the DNC?

Additional service along the Broad Street Line (BSL) will be added during the convention. Travelers should expect crowds on public transit similar to sporting events when Convention programming begins and ends. While the Convention has not yet released their full schedule, historically sessions have begun at 5 p.m. and concluded at 11 p.m.

Transit riders can sign up for SEPTA alerts regarding system delays and service disruptions through the City’s mass notification system, ReadyPhiladelphia.

SEPTA also offers information through their website and social media:

Will there be special parking or towing restrictions?

There will be some parking or towing restrictions, though we do not expect it to be nearly as extensive as last year’s Papal Visit. Before the weekend of July 23, and throughout the week of the DNC, please be sure to check the street signs near where you normally park each day to ensure there are no temporary parking restrictions.

Will the City allow camping?

Because of the resources needed to manage the Convention, no permits will be issued for camping.

Will it be difficult to go out during the Convention? Will restaurants have available seating?

Because the Convention historically takes place from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. each evening, Center City and other area dining destinations should have open tables, especially during dinner hours, should you want to take advantage of them.

Can I get into the Wells Fargo Center if I am not a credentialed media member or delegate? Can anyone attend the convention?

Only those who are credentialed have access inside the Wells Fargo Center, which include media, delegates, politicians, and volunteers. However, the smaller councils and caucus meetings which take place during the day at the Pennsylvania Convention Center are open to the public.

How can I participate in the DNC?

There are a number of fun Convention-related events happening around town for the public, even if you’re not interested in politics. For more information and a list of events, click here.

What if I have questions that aren’t answered here?

We encourage you to first go to the Democratic National Convention website. If your questions aren’t answered there, you can always call 3-1-1 for non-emergencies. The week of the Convention, 311 will have extended hours from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

You Don’t Want to Miss This! – Fun, Open to the Public Events Taking Place

During the DNC In an effort to encourage residents to stay in town and enjoy all that the Convention has to offer, the Host Committee has organized a number of fun events open to the public, including:

Donkeys Around Town:

July 1 – September 9

Philadelphia is showcasing 57 fiberglass donkeys throughout the city in publicly accessible locations. Each donkey is uniquely painted by a local artist to represent a Democratic delegation. Participate in the free app-based scavenger hunt from July 21 – 28 to win prizes, including a two night stay in Philadelphia! Visit for more details and to download the app. Learn more about Donkeys Around Town at Share your experiences and follow #DonkeysAroundTown

July 22 – 27, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily

A one-of-a-kind festival for all ages, celebrating political history, government and the road to the White House. Check out for more details and to purchase tickets.

#PoliticalFest #DNCDeals Program:

July 25 – 28

Local restaurants, bars, and stores across the area will offer deals on food, beverage, and clothing for all to take advantage of during Convention Week. Search #DNCDeals for updates on all participating deals!

Philly Feast, United We Eat:

July 25, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., 3rd and Arch Streets

Visit Old City for a diverse line-up of locally-based food trucks, live music and retail vendors. Philly Feast will bring together Convention guests, volunteers and Philadelphia residents on the first day of the Convention. For more information go to #PhillyFeast Center City


July 27, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., various locations Philly’s biggest ever citywide happy hour.

Begin your Sips experience at Dilworth Plaza, Comcast Plaza, or Commerce Square at 5 p.m., and continue your evening at other locations throughout the city. Check out for locations.

#DNCDontMissThis Watch Parties:

Local, bars, restaurants, and venues with TVs throughout the city will hold watch parties as the Democratic candidate for President formally accepts that nomination. Visit and #DNCDeals for where to watch and any specials.

Stay Up-to-Date on What’s Going on in Philadelphia during the Convention For updates on all of the Host Committee’s activities, visit the following:

Twitter: @PHLDNC
Facebook: Philadelphia 2016
Instagram: @phldnc2016

  • #PHLDNC2016
  • #WhatMakesPhilly
  • #DNCDontMissThis
  • #PoliticalFest
  • #DNCDeals
  • #DonkeysAroundTown
  • #PhillyFeast

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