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7.08.20 – PHX Base Brief – August Allocations / 70-Hour VLOA / COVID-19 / EAP / Hotel Issues Reporting Form

PHX Base Brief

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

PHX Flight Attendants:

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Last week, we were notified that there would be 7000-8000 Flight Attendants possibly furloughed, and a need to downsize PHX by an additional 800 Flight Attendants. This news hit all of us hard- we experienced disbelief, despair, and depression. The uncertainty of whether or not you will be furloughed, or if you will be forced out of your beloved PHX base is a helpless feeling.

We promise that we will not take these numbers lying down, and we will continue to fight for our family here in the great PHX base. We will remind Doug of the words he said to the Flight Attendants in this base when we had him come and face all of you over a year ago. He said he would not forget the PHX Flight Attendants and would do all he could for us.

I am being told from all departments that “all of this is fluid and can change depending on…”. We will continue to fight and hold onto HOPE. We will fight for all we are worth, and we will fight for our family here in this wonderful base.

Like the mythological creature, our base is named for The Phoenix: We may be forced into the fire, but WE WILL RISE FROM THE ASHES AND BE STRONGER AND BETTER EVERY TIME. So please do not despair, we will get through this together and come out stronger on the other side.


August Allocations

The scheduled flight hours for PHX remain steady, with just a slight decrease, from 45,662 to 45,444 flight hours. There are 404 of the 70-hour VLOAs being offered to PHX. This is almost twice as many offered last month. In August, we will be welcoming back 263 Flight Attendants returning from leaves, which accounts for the increase in VLOA’s.

Unfortunately, international travel has still been restricted by the CDC. The Company is still anticipating the resumption of PHX-LHR in October 2020.

This month, the LRD opened with a projection of 596 Lineholders and 197 Reserves. We expect the actual Reserve number will go down in PBS processing. If you toggle to ‘Prefer Lineholder’ in the LRD, but are projected to be on Reserve, it is always a good idea to bid both Lineholder PBS bids and days off in the Reserve tab.

The trip lengths remained stable this month. 32% of the pairings in our bid packet are 1-day trips (down 1% from last month), 2-day trips make up 51% (up 1% from last month), and 17% are 3-day trips.

We are happy to welcome KOA flying back to the bidsheet. As a reminder, Hawaii still has quarantine restrictions. Although crew members are exempt, it is not recommended to bring travel companions to Hawaii until the state lifts restrictions.

Once again, most of our sequences have RON time longer than the preceding duty day.


August 2020 PHX Sequence Percentages

August 2020 PHX Sequence Percentages

1-Day: 32%; 2-Day: 51%; 3-Day 17%

 


70-Hour August VLOA Bidding is Open

We are projected to have 404 of these VLOAs offered to our base. You may bid via Jetnet by clicking here.

Click here for 70 hour VLOA information

70-hour VLOA is Open. Effective August. Click the image for more information.

 


COVID-19 Exposure Report Form

As cities begin opening, please continue to take precautions to ensure you stay healthy. APFA wants your help tracking COVID-19 exposure amongst our workgroup. If you test positive, are symptomatic or awaiting test results, are in self-quarantine, or have any other exposure issue, please fill out this COVID-19 Exposure Report Form:

https://www.apfa.org/covid-19-report-form/

For more information about the virus and a list of resources, be sure to check the APFA Coronavirus Updates page regularly:

https://www.apfa.org/coronavirus-updates/


Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The challenges we face as Flight Attendants are unique, and even when everything is going right, it can be difficult to navigate a path through it all.

This CONFIDENTIAL support is there for you and can provide support for issues you face in both your work and personal life.

You can reach EAP at 817-540-0108 ext. 8701 or by completing the EAP Contact Form.


Hotel/Transportation Incident Report

The Union welcomes your feedback, both good and bad. If you encounter problems or wish to praise layover lodging or transportation, fill out a hotel discrepancy form.

The Hotel/Transportation Incident Report can be found at the following link:

 


We are here for you. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

In Solidarity,

Mischel Babi
APFA PHX Base President
480-737-6487

[email protected]

Robin Agee
APFA PHX Base Vice President
480-238-2303

[email protected]

Alana Billingsley
APFA PHX Base Council Representative

[email protected]

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Contract & Scheduling Desk
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Phone: (817) 540-0108

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APFA Headquarters
1004 West Euless Boulevard
Euless, Texas 76040

M-F: 9:00AM - 5:00PM (CT)
Phone: (817) 540-0108

Call APFA

Contract & Scheduling Desk
M-F: 7:00AM - 7:00PM (CT)
Phone: (817) 540-0108

Chat APFA

After-Hours Live Chat
M-F: 3:00PM - 11:00 PM (CT)
Sat-Sun: 9:00AM - 5:00PM (CT)

APFA Events

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