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7.23.16 – Parking Account Update/WINGS Summer Blitzes/PHX Supports SWA FAs/VEX Requests/VLOA Openings/Department Contact Information

Saturday, July 23, 2016

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  • PHX Parking Account Update
  • WINGS PHX Summer Blitzes Continue
  • APFA PHX Supports SWA Flight Attendants
  • Vacation Extension (VEX) Requests for September 2016
  • VLOA Openings – September 2016
  • APFA Department Contact Information

PHX Parking Account Update

The City of Phoenix Parking Division requires updated information from employees with parking cards at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

 PHX Parking  – Account Update Form

Required Information:

  • Last Name, First Name (middle name is not required)
  • Home Address (mailing address)
  • Phone Number (only a primary number is required)
  • Email Address (personal or AA.com email address)
  • Vehicle (list every vehicle to be parked in the parking lot)
  • Emergency Contact & Contact Number 
  • Signature and Date

All forms must be completed and returned to the Crew Service Center (Bubble), or placed in the brass mail slot next to the Flight Service Office door after hours no later than close of business on Monday, August 1, 2016Please do not mail or fax the form to the City of Phoenix.

Should you have any questions, please contact PHX Flight Service Manager David MacKaig at [email protected] or 480-693-2930.

WINGS PHX Summer Blitzes Continue

WINGS Summer Blitzes – Tuesday and Wednesday, July 26th and 27th from 7am until 4pm each day 

WINGS volunteers will be conducting informational blitzes in the PHX Flight Service check-in room to: 

  • Educate Flight Attendants on how WINGS assists Flight Attendants
  • Encourage enrollment to financially support Flight Attendants assisted by WINGS
  • Assist in confirming if Pegasus donations were directed to WINGS Foundation
  • Provide information on recycling; specific to the PHX base
  • Sign-up to receive the WINGS monthly e-newsletter 
  • Invite PHX Flight Attendants to volunteer their services

Did You Know?

  • Over 150 LAA and LUS Flight Attendants were assisted for a total of $875,000 in 2015!
  • In 2015, LUS Flight Attendants were assisted with over $160,000!
  • WINGS receives approximately $30,000 a year from LUS Flight Attendants!

WINGS merchandise will also be available at the Blitzes; including vintage afghans & note cards, cookbooks, stylus pens & flashlights, and the PHX WINGS tumbler. Flight Service approved WINGS three-pocket full and half aprons will also be available.

The WINGS Foundation would like to thank all PHX Flight Attendants who currently donate to the WINGS Foundation. The Wings Foundation would like to also thank the over 150 PHX Flight Attendants who in the past four months directed their United Way donation from Pegasus to the WINGS Foundation, in addition to those who started donating through Donate Now! On behalf of all Flight Attendants assisted by The WINGS Foundation, thank you for your generosity! To learn more about the WINGS Foundation Inc., please visit www.wingsfoundation.com.  

APFA PHX Supports SWA Flight Attendants

Southwest Airlines (SWA) Flight Attendants are currently in their fourth year of protracted negotiations with a new Management strategy that is slow moving and mostly unresponsive. SWA Pilots are in their fifth year of heated negotiations, in addition to the SWA Mechanics. The time has come for Flight Attendants to show Southwest Airlines Management the strength of their solidarity with the strength of their supporters. 

After years of supporting and picketing with America West Flight Attendants, our Brothers and Sisters at Southwest are now asking for our support! On Monday, August 8, Transport Workers Union Local 556 will conduct informational picketing at PHX Sky Harbor Airport. APFA members in PHX are invited to attend and stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our Brothers and Sisters at Southwest Airlines, to help them fight for a Contract they deserve, which is long overdue.

The PHX Flight Attendant community has a strong relationship with each other. We are connected as co-workers, friends and family. As a result of airline start-ups, mergers, bankruptcies and growth, we have developed life-long connections within our profession.

The informational picket in PHX on Monday, August 8thwill take place from 7:00am until 10:00am at Terminal 4, Level 2, South-side, East-end. American Airlines Flight Attendants should wear non-uniform clothing. Picket signs with the APFA logo will be provided. The picket coordinator for the PHX event is Southwest Airlines PHX Flight Attendant Michael Broadhead. If you have any questions about the event, Michael can be reached at [email protected].

The Maricopa Area Labor Federation is deeply appreciative of the support that APFA Flight Attendants can provide for this event. Times have changed at Southwest Airlines. The Flight Attendants of SWA need and appreciate our support!

Vacation Extension (VEX) Requests for September 2016

July 19 – 31 submit via VEX Form on Wings – Flight Service – Lines & Pairings (Bidding) page

When submitting for VEX Days you must have a continuous vacation block of at least seven (7) days. 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.

 Vacation Extension Timeline, Rules and Useful Tips

VLOA Openings – September 2016

The Company is projecting an opportunity to award Voluntary Leaves of Absences (VLOAs) for the month of September 2016. These VLOAs may be available for the September 2016 bid month (effective August 31, 2016) in PHX. 

All VLOA requests for September 2016 must be submitted electronically via the VLOA Request Form on WINGS prior to the deadline of 12:00 Noon (EST) and 09:00 (MST), Friday, July 29, 2016. Awards will be posted no later than Monday, August 1, 2016.

APFA Department Contact Information

In Unity,

Joseph Seelye
APFA PHX Base President

[email protected]

Brian Clark
APFA PHX Base Vice President

[email protected]

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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

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After-Hours Live Chat
M-F: 3:00PM - 11:00 PM (CT)
Sat-Sun: 9:00AM - 5:00PM (CT)

APFA Events

Financial Planning Seminar

March 7 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

2024 BOD Convention

March 19 @ 9:00 am - March 21 @ 5:00 pm

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)
Sat-Sun: 9:00AM - 5:00PM (CT)

APFA Events

Financial Planning Seminar

March 7 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

2024 BOD Convention

March 19 @ 9:00 am - March 21 @ 5:00 pm

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)
Sat-Sun: 9:00AM - 5:00PM (CT)

APFA Events

Financial Planning Seminar

March 7 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

2024 BOD Convention

March 19 @ 9:00 am - March 21 @ 5:00 pm
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