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9.06.19 – DFW Base Brief

Friday, September 6, 2019

Hello DFW Flight Attendants,

We hope everyone is doing well.  We know this summer was busy with over 900 flights a day along with the crazy weather that we encountered.  We are under a lot of pressure with the daily ins and outs of our career and when the contract is violated. We are here to represent you and do all we can to provide you with the tools needed. We cannot stress enough the importance of knowing your contract.  If you do not have a copy of our JCBA, you can obtain a paper copy from a Duty Manager at any one of the Terminal Operation areas (A, C, and D) as well as a digital copy on the APFA website and your Flight Attendant tablet.

From our APFA Safety & Security Department
As mentioned in the APFA Weekly Scoop on September 4, 2019,

Beginning on Friday September 6, 2019, Flight Attendants not in uniform will be required to present a third form of identification when proceeding through Known Crewmember (KCM). The FA may present as a third form of ID a valid Airmen’s Certificate, which is shown above.

Additional third forms of ID include:

  • A valid Flight Attendant Certificate of Proficiency
  • A second, non-expired, government issued ID (e.g., state-issued ID/license or Global Entry card)

Beginning Oct. 1, 2020, if you plan to use your state-issued ID or license to fly within the U.S., make sure it is REAL ID compliant.

KCM Random Screening

Many of you have been asking about compliance with the 3-1-1 / LAG (liquids/aerosols/gels) restrictions in place with the TSA:

  • Flight Attendants not in uniform, who are selected to additional screening, must comply with the 3-1-1 rules that are in place at screening checkpoints. You will be asked to either check your baggage or dispose of liquids that exceed the limits set forth.
  • Flight Attendants in uniform, who are selected for additional screening, will proceed through the TSA screening checkpoints as a working crewmember.

The USP (Unpredictable Screening Procedures) are exactly that, unpredictable, and may vary from airport to airport. It is important to remember that you must comply with TSA Officer instructions.

Post Flight responsibilities:

Once we have arrived at the gate and all passengers have deplaned, we still have post-flight responsibilities. If flying the Purser/Lead position, your additional duties require a cabin walk thru-which includes checking seats, overhead bins and closets to ensure no articles have been left behind, checking lavatories for passengers or items left on board and to ensure that ALL DOOR EXITS are DISARMED.
For additional information on your post – flight responsibilities you can reference the IFM < General Policies and Procedures < Post Flight Duties < Flight Attendant Responsibilities.

Attendance and Performance Arbitration Continues

September 12th & 13th @ 9:00am
Westin Dallas Fort Worth Airport
4545 W. John Carpenter Freeway
Irving, TX 75063
972-929-4500

Transportation is available from DFW Airport to the Westin Dallas Fort Worth Airport.
We encourage all members in good standing to please attend this very important Arbitration.

Non – Rev Guest Travel List

When was the last time you checked your guest traveler list?  Have you made sure to have all your D1, D2 and D3 Travel Guests in the correct travel priority category?  Please do that TODAY!!  Do not wait until your manager calls you in to review your guest travelers.

Meetings with your Flight Service Managers

Have you been called in by your Flight Service Manager (FSM) for a meeting?  Did you know that you have the right to union representation?  Do NOT go into any meeting without a union representative with you.
If we are not available when you call, we will have a DFW Base Representative’s (Rep on Call) phone number on our voicemail. Your FSM is not obligated to call us at APFA DFW to inform us of a meeting with you.  This is your responsibility.

Are you still experiencing Early Boarding?

We are still receiving emails from our DFW members informing us of early boarding violations. Please email your information such as DATE/GATE/FLT#/PIL with the time boarding started to prdfw@apfa.org or vpdfw@apfa.org so we can record the continued violations, and add to our Early Boarding grievance.

Is your tablet work ready?

Please be sure that your tablet is at 90% or higher with all FIVE lights lit on the back of the morphie case prior to stepping onto the aircraft for your first flight of the day.  It is imperative that if your tablet is not working that you call and inform Stratex. The number is located on the back of your tablet. You may also obtain a loaner tablet if needed from a Duty Manager at any of the Operations areas.

Some Mainline Flying in Terminal B

As a reminder, on June 6th, AA began some narrow body mainline departures from Terminal B.  KCM is located at B30. You can take the B Bus from the North Lot and get off at the first terminal stop.  The elevator directly behind that stop takes you right up to the KCM entrance.  Terminal B KCM is open from 0430-1900.  Also, there is a mini ops that is located in Terminal B next to the Skylink Train at B7.

What is Professional Standards?

The APFA Professional Standards is a confidential service offering members the opportunity to resolve conflicts or concerns with co-workers without management involvement.  It is the lowest level of informal intervention possible. APFA encourages the use of Professional Standards rather than engaging the formal involvement of the Company.  By utilizing Professional Standards, it offers the involved parties’ confidentiality and the ability to maintain control over the outcome of a conflict.
Our APFA DFW Professional Standards extension is monitored continuously to ensure a prompt response.
(817) 540-0108 | APFA Ext: 8606

Time for another Day in Ops
Our first day in Ops was on July 3rd, we will be planning another Day in Ops very soon. This is a great time to come visit with your APFA DFW Base Leadership and pick up some information leaflets. We are excited to meet more of our members and answer any questions you may have.  Looking forward to sharing an upcoming date in October with you soon.

In closing, on behalf of your APFA DFW Representatives, we wish you a wonderful and safe September.
Fly safe!

In Unity,


Michael Truan
APFA DFW Base President

prdfw@apfa.org
214-517-0120 cell

Amber De Roxtra
APFA DFW Base Vice-President
vpdfw@apfa.org
682-422-7179 cell 

1004 West Euless Boulevard
Euless, Texas 76040

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

 

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