11.27.19 – DFW Base Brief – November

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

DFW Base Brief – November 2019

Hello DFW –

Amber and I as well as our DFW Base Representatives hope you are having a great November, as well as a great start to the holiday season.

Carry your contract!

Please make sure to also pack your contract in your tote bag and carry it with you when you fly your trips.  If you do not have a copy, stop by any MOD in the operations area and ask for your copy. As always, we are here to assist and answer any questions you may have.

When do I go illegal? 

Here are some useful charts, click them to open in your browser.

Did you Know?

Thanksgiving Holiday Critical Period 
Wednesday November 27, 2019 through Sunday December 1, 2019.

Q: When will I see my banked point in MyView/Attendance?
A: A few days after the holiday/critical period.

Q: What if I am on a 24hr layover and do no flying Thanksgiving Day, do I still receive the $75?
A: Yes.

Q: I’m a RSV FA on a RAP Thanksgiving Day and do NO flying, will I receive holiday pay of $75?
A: No.

Q: Do RSV FAs receive a banked point if the RSV flys all SEQs, STBY, RSV shifts (RAP) during the critical period?
A: Yes.

Q: If I call in SK over Thanksgiving and have FMLA, will I receive a banked point? Is this a chargeable attendance occurrence?
A: You must fly all operational assignments to receive the banked point (sequences, airport STBY assignment, RAPs and special assignments). There is no chargeable occurrence with authorized/approved FMLA.

DFW TSA/KCM Hours 

We have received several questions from many of you that report/sign in late in the evening in regards to what security check points are open. This is the most updated DFW schedule as of November 25, 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From our APFA Health/IOD/Safety Departments 

Fume Events and MedAire


MedAire will assist Flight Attendants involved in a smoke/odor/fume event, whether it’s domestically or internationally. If you experience symptoms due to a SOF event, you can now contact MedAire to speak with an ER physician for medical advice and a recommended course of action. MedAire Crew support can be reached 24 hours a day at 877-346-9174 or 480-333-3801.

Remember to complete a Cabin Discrepancy Worksheet and give a copy to the flight deck.

Statutory Waiting Period

The  Statutory Waiting Period is when an injured Flight Attendant has to be off work and is considered eligible for workers’ compensation pay.

The waiting period is determined by state law and varies from state-to-state and begins when the Flight Attendant is removed from work by a physician for a compensable injury.

From our APFA Hotel Department 

HIHTL Replacement

Follow the steps on the new mobileCCI:

  1. Open the new mobileCCI
  2. On the icon bar, at the bottom of the screen, touch the second icon from the left, the “My Schedule” tab
  3. Toggle from the calendar view to flights view at the top
  4. Touch Pre-Flight Documents
  5. Touch Input Required and scroll down to “CREW HOTEL LIMO INFO” Hotel/Limo Assignment (HIHTL Replacement)
  6. Input flight, date and departure station of sequence
  7. Touch View. This will populate hotel/limo info

The new mobileCCI was automatically pushed to your FA tablet.
To download the new mobileCCI on your personal devices, visit the Flight Service website and click on Tools.
This feature can only be used for sequences already in FOS and will not look up hotels of sequences on the bidsheet.

New Year / New Tag

DFW 2020 Employee Parking Tags are now available at C7 operations. Please don’t wait until the last minute. Get your tag today!! Bring in your license plate number to receive your hang tag.

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.

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

APFA Headquarters will be closed on Thursday and Friday 28-29NOV in observance of Thanksgiving. Please call Amber or myself if you are needing any assistance. We always have Reps on Call.

In closing, on behalf of all your APFA DFW Base Representatives, we wish you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.

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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