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8.23.18 – VP Election, New Attendance Policy, PHL Transatlantic Flying



Philadelphia Vice-President Election

Congratulations to Rick Cangey, who was duly elected to serve as the new Philadelphia Vice President! Rick will take office immediately, and serve out the remainder of the term ending March 31, 2019.


New Attendance Policy

By now, you have heard about the new, combined attendance policy released by the Company to begin October 1, 2018. To say we have many concerns about this policy would be an understatement. This policy does not merge any of the positive aspects of either legacy carrier’s policy, and we have let the Company know that we are absolutely appalled that they would take such drastic steps without considering the unique issues we deal with in the Flight Attendant position every time we come to work.

On August 16, 2018, APFA filed a Presidential Grievance. APFA leadership continues to fight the implementation of such a draconian program on both the national and local levels.


2019 Philadelphia Transatlantic Flying

The Company recently announced three new seasonal nonstop European destinations from Philadelphia: Dubrovnik, Croatia, Bologna, Italy, and Berlin, Germany. Philadelphia will also be losing our year-round route to Munich, Germany, and seasonal routes to Frankfurt Germany, and Glasgow, Scotland. Seasonal service to Edinburgh, Scotland out of Philadelphia will be restored.

With the return of the 2019 seasonal flying to the Philadelphia Flight Attendants which was lost this season, we will see an increase in block hours for the 2019 Transatlantic high season. It is encouraging to see continued investment in the PHL base, and we look forward not only to the diverse flying, but also to welcoming our Legacy American brothers and sisters into the Philadelphia domicile beginning November 1, 2018. This has been a long time coming, and we look forward to coming together as one workgroup.

In Unity and Solidarity,

Kim Kaswinkel
PHL Base President

1004 West Euless Boulevard
Euless, Texas 76040

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