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10.27.17 – (LAA/LUS) – Flt 383/Benefits Enrollment/FAA Checks/EC Meeting/Retirement Seminar/WINGS/Uniform Report

APFA Special Hotline


  • One Year Anniversary of Flight 383 – LAA/LUS
  • Final Hours for 2018 Benefits Enrollment – LAA/LUS
  • FAA Cabin Safety Checks – LAA/LUS
  • 3Q17 Executive Committee Meeting – LAA/LUS
  • Upcoming Retirement Seminar – LAA/LUS
  • WINGS Foundation October eNewsletter – LAA/LUS
  • Uniform Reaction Report Count – LAA/LUS

One Year Anniversary of Flight 383 – LAA/LUS

Tomorrow will mark the first anniversary of the incident on Flight 383 at ORD. The crew successfully evacuated 161 passengers on the 767-300ER which experienced a severe engine fire after aborting takeoff. 

The swift, heroic actions of the crew resulted in no critical injuries being reported and is a testament to the skill and professionalism of the first responders APFA is so proud to represent.

Final Hours for 2018 Benefits Enrollment – LAA/LUS

2018 Benefits Enrollment will close tonight at 11:59 CT. If you haven’t already, please visit to review your options and make the best possible choices to meet your health needs for the upcoming year. 

If you do not complete enrollment by the deadline, your current coverage (other than Flexible Spending Account (FSA)/Health Savings Account (HSA) contribution amounts) will be the default coverage for 2018.

Be sure to print a copy of your 2018 enrollment elections as well as a copy or photograph of your current coverage.

FAA Cabin Safety Checks – LAA/LUS

The FAA will be conducting cabin safety checks at all bases through the end of March 2018. Flight Attendants should be prepared to answer questions about the Inflight Manual (IFM) and demonstrate their ability to use the Flight Attendant tablet.

For those Flight Attendants who have already attended CQ 17-18, you should be prepared to locate information within the Comply365 application.

Additionally, you can expect FAA cabin safety inspectors to verify that:

  • The Flight Attendant tablet is powered on at the time of sign-in allowing downloads, updates or new content.
  • The tablet battery is at 90% or better for the first flight of the day.
  • The back-up battery has 100% charge and is stored in the charging case or original clear plastic case.
  • The IFM is updated to the most current version available on both the Comply365 application and the PDF version under the IFM icon.


3Q17 Executive Committee Meeting – LAA/LUS

The 3Q17 Executive Committee Meeting will be held in the Unity Pays Conference Room at APFA Headquarters on November 9 – 10, 2017 from 0900 – 1700 CT

All members in good standing are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Upcoming Retirement Seminar – LAA/LUS

The APFA Retirement Department will be conducting a retirement seminar next month at ORD. This informative seminar will cover a wide range of topics including: Pensions, 401(k), COBRA, Medicare, and Retiree Travel.

Legacy AA Flight Attendants can pull a pension estimate by visiting the Pension Service Center in Jetnet.  Legacy US Flight Attendants can request a pension estimate in the mail by calling the PBGC at (800)400-7242.

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

11:00 – 14:00 LBT

AA West Conference Room
(Outside security above the international ticket counter)

All members are invited to attend, regardless of base or seniority. It’s never too early to start planning for retirement!

WINGS Foundation October eNewsletter – LAA/LUS

The last few months have been especially challenging for those affected by natural disasters including several hurricanes and devastating wildfires. The WINGS Foundation appreciates everyone who has reached out with generous donations that have made a world of difference to Flight Attendants in need.

This year’s lip sync events at bases across the system have been a great success, raising tens of thousands of dollars in donations. Follow the link below to see event photos and learn more about how you can help by donating or becoming a WINGS volunteer!

Uniform Reaction Report Count – LAA/LUS

To date, there have been 4,151 Flight Attendants who have filed uniform reaction reports. Please continue to utilize the Uniform Reaction Report Form on the APFA website if you experience a suspected reaction to your uniform.

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