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Friday, August 11, 2017
- Turbulence Awareness – LAA/LUS
- VLOAs Available for September 2017 – LAA
- Hotels – We Need to Hear From You – LAA/LUS
- APFA Supports TWU Picket at MIA – LAA/LUS
- 9/11 Memorial & Museum – LAA/LUS
- Uniform Reaction Report – LAA/LUS
Turbulence Awareness – LAA/LUS
Last weekend’s turbulence related incident aboard Flight 759 from Athens to Philadelphia highlights the importance of protecting yourself by being prepared, as much as possible, for the unexpected.
Seven of the nine crewmembers and several passengers sustained injuries when the aircraft encountered severe turbulence just prior to landing. The crew displayed the utmost professionalism while dealing with the situation and we wish them a speedy recovery.
A Turbulence Task Force consisting of APFA, Flight Service, Flight Safety, APA, AA Medical, Meteorology, Flight Attendants and Pilots, meets monthly to focus on reducing injuries and raising turbulence safety awareness. After exchanging ideas and personal experiences, the group submitted recommendations to prevent injury during turbulence. These Turbulence Best Practices can be found on the APFA Safety Department Page.
As always, APFA EAP-CIRT is available to support anyone involved in turbulence related incidents. For 24/7 support, contact CIRT at (800) 998-8194.
VLOAs Available for September 2017 – LAA
Per the Company, most LAA bases will have a limited amount of Voluntary Leaves available for September 2017.
Voluntary Leaves (VL) are offered for:
- Full Month (A) AUG 31 – SEP 30
- Partial Month (B) AUG 31 – SEP 14
- Partial Month (C) SEP 15 – SEP 30
Hotels – We Need to Hear from You – LAA/LUS
LAX Short Layover:
With the recent change to hotel provided shuttle service at the LAX short layover property, we need reports from crews who experience excessive wait times for transportation to/from any LAX short layover hotel and/or the airport.
Per Section 6.C of the JCBA, The Company shall provide transportation at all layover stations. Flight Attendants will be authorized to take alternative transportation to the hotel if the Company’s prearranged transportation is not available within (20) minutes of the Flight Attendant requesting such transportation. On overnights scheduled for less than ten (10) hours and thirty (30) minutes, transportation shall be available within ten (10) minutes. Expenses for alternative transportation will be paid by the Flight Attendant and reimbursed by the hotel or the Company if the hotel refuses to pay.
SEA Long Layovers (Downtown):
We also need reports from crews who experience any changes from a scheduled SEA Long Layover Property (Downtown) to a Short Layover Property (Airport).
APFA Supports TWU Picket at MIA – LAA/LUS
Thursday, August 24th, 2017
11:00 – 13:00 & 15:30 – 17:30
MIA 4th Floor Auditorium
9/11 Memorial & Museum – National Aviation Week – LAA/LUS
The 9/11 Memorial & Museum in New York City will mark National Aviation Week (August 14-20, 2017) by providing free Museum access to both active and retired flight crewmembers. Throughout the week, the Museum will feature flight crew-themed Auditorium programming to highlight this chapter in aviation history and share our stories with Museum visitors.
Active and retired flight crewmembers are invited to visit the Museum for free during regular operating hours from August 14-20. Onsite ticketing only.
Valid ID, such as company identification cards, will be required for active crewmembers. Retired crewmembers who don’t have identification will be asked to complete a verification form.
Uniform Reaction Report – LAA/LUS
As of today, there have been 3,856 Flight Attendants who have filed uniform reaction reports.
Please continue to utilize theUniform Reaction Report Form on the APFA website if you experience a suspected reaction to your uniform.
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