Sunday, July 7, 2019
We would like to give a warm welcome to all FAs new to ORD. Happy to have you here! Please remember when contacting us, always include your employee number and let us know if you have contacted another rep. This helps us to not duplicate work. ORD reps are available by phone, text, and email. “Live Chat” on the APFA website is another after hours/weekend resource for assistance.
We are coming out of a critical attendance period. Verify all attendance, performance and bonus points in “My View” on the Flight Service website. Contact your FSM with any questions.
The Union continues to press the company for a fix regarding the inaccuracy of the ROTD Callout Report. The National Scheduling Chair confirmed that the ROTD programming CS uses to make assignments is accurate. Only the list/report the FAs look at is inaccurate. If you believe you have been assigned out of order, ask CS or the Senior on duty to verify. A Hotline will go out as soon as we get more information on the timeline for the correction. The company moved the LHR pick up times 15 min earlier on return Flt 99 and 47. They cite delays due to LHR congestion during peak summer travel times as the driver. We have seen no data to support the change solely due to late arriving crew. Please document all instances when the crew is kept waiting at the gate prior to boarding the aircraft. Use the Hotel Debrief form on the APFA website or write Hotel@apfa.org.
The monthly allocation meeting was last week. Most of the data we receive is available to you on the Crew Portal Bidding Dashboard–targeted lineholder, reserve, total bidder and line average. We will continue to share these numbers and any pertinent information from the call.
AUG BIDS OPEN 10th (noon DFW time) BIDS CLOSE 15th (noon DFW time)
800-327-0117 option #, then 7
800-872-7456 option 2, then 5
–We will see another month with increased sit times built into many pairings. It is driven by Network Planning and a maintenance schedule that continues to change the path of an aircraft after pairings are created and added to the bid packet. Crew resources are building extra time in the pairings to accommodate for unplanned aircraft changes.
–737 MAX is not built into AUG schedules
–Slight increase in the number of ODAN sequences
–Please continue to share your feedback on the pairings.
TARGETED JUL #s
Line Average 80.4
AUG hours ORD 134,868
AUG hours MSP 681
Early Boarding: As a reminder, Sections 11.M and 14.F of the JCBA specifically state when Flight Attendants will be required to be onboard the aircraft ready to receive passengers. Document all violations. The data will be used to support the Presidential Grievance.
System Issues: Please continue to use the Scheduling System Issues Report Form on the APFA website to report TTS/ETB/ROTA issues. Our team continues to work for resolutions to violations and program fixes. Fill out the form here
Professional Standards: We strongly suggest using Professional Standards as your first resource when trying to resolve conflict with other employees. This is a peer to peer support team manned by FAs. Jillian Bocenda is the National Coordinator and ORD Lead rep. Jillian can be reached at 847-828-1431.
Uniforms: The APFA continues to document uniform reaction issues. Click here for the Report Form
As always, we remain available for questions.
Susan Wroble, Base President
email@example.com – 630-802-2268
Dray Howard, Base Vice President
firstname.lastname@example.org – 630-215-8410
Justin Patterson, ORD Contract / Scheduling Rep
email@example.com – 590-720-0067