11.02.17 – FAA Cabin Safety Checks, 3Q17 EC Meeting, ListeriaCLT Catering Tours, Daylight Savings Time, FAIT Safety Team Blitz

Thursday, November 2, 2017

FAA Cabin Safety Checks

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

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.

Elevate the Experience – WBT

Due to multiple IT problems, the Company has extended the deadline for completion of this WBT to January 31, 2018.

Listeria-LAX catering changes

On Tuesday, Oct. 31 American announced that we would immediately cease using the services of onboard caterer Gate Gourmet at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Gate Gourmet has informed us that traces of listeria have been found within their facility. Listeria is a serious matter, and out of an abundance of caution, the Company is suspending the use of catering from this location.

There have been no reports of illness related to the LAX Gate Gourmet catering operation related to this incident.

Pregnant women, newborns, individuals over 65, and those with compromised or weakened immune systems are most at risk.

To learn more about Listeria, consult the Centers for Disease Control website.

CLT Catering Tours

Two two-hour tours are currently scheduled for November 2017:
Monday, November 13th and Thursday, November 16th 11:30AM

Transportation and refreshments will be provided. We will meet in the C concourse crew room 10 minutes prior to tour time (walk-ins welcome.) If you prefer, you are welcome to meet us at the LSG Kitchen. For safety and comfort, please wear closed-toe sensible shoes and a light jacket.

RSVP to Wade Wells by email: wade.wells@aa.com or phone: 682-429-9671.
Remember to include your contact information in your RSVP by Friday, November 10th.

Daylight Saving Time Ends This Sunday, November 5

Remember to turn your clocks back one hour before you go to bed Saturday night or turn them back when you wake up on Sunday morning.

FAIT Safety Team Blitz

November 7-8th 2017 in the CLT Crew Room


Inadvertent Slide Deployments (ISDs) to date
Door reopening
Monitor and challenge
FAA tablet audit
Must be powered on at time of sign-in. Allows tablet to download updates or new content
Battery 90% first flight of day each day of sequence
Spare battery in case, fully charged
Minimum crew
Tablet use questions

Thanks for everything you do each and every day!! Fly Safe!!

Wanda Sarnacki
APFA CLT Base Presidnet

1004 West Euless Boulevard
Euless, Texas 76040

Phone: (817) 540-0108
Fax: (817) 540-2077


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