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8.23.18 – Fumes, BOD Meeting, Presidential Grievances, Hotel Forms, Training Support Desk, FABRC, Chaser Position, Training, Munich


Recognizing & Responding to Fumes in the Aircraft

Many members have contacted APFA requesting an updated checklist outlining what to do if they suspect that they may have been involved in a fume event. The APFA Health, IOD, and Safety & Security departments have developed an updated “Responding to Fume Events” lanyard card which included guidelines for Flight Attendants to follow when a suspected fume event occurs.

The new lanyard cards have been mailed to your home. If you have not received your card, please contact the APFA Membership Department at 817-540-0108, ext. 8153 or, to verify that APFA has your correct mailing address on file. You may also update your mailing address at

Please place the new lanyard card on your ID lanyard and/or have it accessible on your person at all times while working on the aircraft.

– Michael Tipton, APFA National Health Chair,

2018 Fall BOD Meeting

October 9-10, 2018
09:00 – 17:00
Canopy by Hilton Dallas Uptown

The Fall BOD Meeting will be held at the Canopy by Hilton Dallas Uptown, located at 2950 Cityplace West Blvd, Dallas, TX, 75204. All members in good standing are welcome and encouraged to attend all open portions of the meeting.

Presidential Grievances

Presidential Grievances have been filed addressing: The Implementation of ROTA/ROTD and The Implementation of ETB, TTS & UBL. We have asked the company to cease and desist the improper implementation and programming of these systems and to compensate all who have been harmed in the process. If the problems cannot be resolved in a timely manner, we have requested expedited arbitration.

A Presidential Grievance has also been filed in response to the company announcement of a new attendance and performance program that will begin October 1, 2018. While we understand the need to have all Flight Attendants under one program for FOI, and while the company says they spent a lot of time “thinking about what the new program should look like,” it is our opinion that this severe new policy did not consider some of the realities of our jobs and work place.

Hotel/Transportation Debrief Form 

Experience a problem with a hotel or transportation? Please file a report using the Hotel/Transportation Debrief Form. Also, please email or reach our local Charlotte Hotel Representative Sharon Wymer at

Training Support Desk

Assistance with Travel Bookings for Training and Questions

PBS-based Flight Attendants call 800-872-7456, option 2, 2, 5, pause 1

FABRC (Flight Attendant Bidding Resource Center)

PBS-based Flight Attendants call 800-327-0117 option 5, 1 and enter your AA ID number at the prompt

Extra (K) Chaser Position Changes

Trips originating Oct. 1 (FOI) and after. The chaser position will be eliminated and become part of the four flight attendant complement on the A321. There will no longer be a separate sequence number.

Mandatory Web-Based Training Due October 1st 

Three new web-based training (WBT) activities have been added to Learning Hub. As a reminder, ALL LUS WBTs are due October 1st.

Crew Portal is the gateway to TTS, ROTA/D, ETB, AVBA, PBS and more. This is also where you go for all of your schedule details and quick links to other useful websites.

Electronic Trade Board (ETB) allows you to pick up, drop and/or trade sequences, vacation, and Reserve days off with other Flight Attendants, on a first come first served basis.

Flight Operating System (FOS) handles operational schedules, flight planning and crew management. FOS replaces CATCREW.

Preferential Bidding System (PBS) is a line construction tool to help you build your monthly schedule based on your personal preferences and seniority.

Reserve Open Time Assignment (ROTA) is a seniority base system that allows Reserve Flight Attendants to bid for next day sequences, Reserve Availability Periods (RAPs) and standby shifts up to 7 days prior.

Reserve Open Time Daily Assignment – Daily (ROTD) processes any open sequences and standby shifts for the current day and for the following day if they open after ROTA has processed.

Trip Trade System (TTS) is a seniority based system that allows Lineholders to pick up, drop and trade sequences with other Flight Attendants through open time up to 2 days prior to departure.

Unsuccessful Bidders List (UBL) runs after TTS and allows Lineholders to pick up, drop, and/or trade sequences with other Flight Attendants through open time, that originate today and tomorrow.

Vacation Management System (VMS) manages your vacation with rebids, filler days and VEX days on a monthly basis.

FOI Quick Guide

FOI Complete Guide

If you have any questions or problems completing the training contact the Training Support Desk at 800-872-7456, option 2, 2, 5, pause 1.

Munich, Germany 

Munich (MUC) Service to begin in Spring of 2019 from Charlotte using the A330-200

As always, thank you for everything you do each and every day!


Wanda Sarnacki
APFA CLT Base President

1004 West Euless Boulevard
Euless, Texas 76040

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


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