2.19.21 – Airbus Seat Blocking

Friday, February 19, 2021

Airbus Seat Blocking

As the situation with COVID-19 continues to evolve, please remember that “C-blocking,” better known as “Seat Blocking” on the Airbus aircraft, is still in place. As a reminder, the seats being “C-blocked” as a result of COVID-19 are selected seats on Airbus aircraft directly in front of or adjacent to Flight Attendant jumpseats. These seats cannot be assigned. Please find the “C-blocked” seat chart here:

If a Flight Attendant should discover a passenger sitting in one of these seats before take-off, please verify the passenger’s seat number from their boarding pass. If the boarding pass shows they are in the correct seat, please immediately address it with the agent. If the agent is unable or unwilling to accommodate the request, please do the following:

  1. Please obtain specific details
    • what type of 321?
    • which seats were not blocked?
    • in which market did this occur?
    • include flight number/city pair/date
  2. Write a CERS Report as an “operational irregularity.”
  3. Please submit an email to safety@apfa.org with the specific details.

 

What resources do I have when I encounter a safety/security emergency on a trip?

If you experience a safety/security issue that requires immediate attention while on any domestic or international trip, you may contact the APFA Safety & Security Dept. If after hours or on holiday(s)/weekends, you may directly reach our department at safety@apfa.org. Our department serves as a 24/7/365 resource.

You may also contact Daily Operations at American Airlines. Daily Operations also serves as a 24/7/365 resource for Flight Attendants, and always contacts the APFA Safety & Security team after qualifying events. It is a life-line to APFA, MedAire, Hotels, Local Flight Service/Operations Departments, and Corporate Security. Daily Ops may be reached at (682) 315-7070.

In Solidarity,

Thomas Houdek
APFA National Safety & Security Chair

safety@apfa.org

1004 West Euless Boulevard
Euless, Texas 76040

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

 

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