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12.03.20 – Displacement/Priority Return: JCBA Section 22.H.4.

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Thursday, December 3, 2020

Displacement/Priority Return: JCBA Section 22.H.4.

Today, the APFA Executive Committee convened a Special Executive Committee Teleconference to discuss and approve a Letter of Agreement (LOA), which modifies the contractual language in JCBA Section 22.H.4.

With the current JCBA language, if a Flight Attendant is displaced from a base for any reason, the priority return to that former base is canceled if they subsequently transfer out of their new base. This modification allows a Flight Attendant to participate in unlimited transfers while maintaining a priority of return to the base from which they were displaced.

Modification of JCBA Section 22.H. is as follows:

Example 1:

I am displaced from PHX. I file my request to exercise a priority right of return to PHX within 30 days of my displacement, and I transfer to DFW. A few months later, I transfer to SFO. This LOA allows me to maintain my priority of return to PHX, regardless of my transfer activity, until I am offered a transfer back to PHX.

Example 2:

Due to the closing of the RDU crew base, I file my request to exercise a priority right of return to RDU within 30 days of my displacement, and I am now based in CLT. A few months later, I transfer to BOS.

A few years later, American decides to re-open the RDU crew base. This LOA allows me to maintain my priority right of return to the RDU base, even though I have participated in multiple transfers.


In Solidarity,


Julie Hedrick
APFA National President

[email protected]


Please remember, we have 7,985 involuntarily furloughed Flight Attendants at American Airlines.

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