Saturday, March 27, 2021
BOS/DCA/LGA Base Brief: 737 MAX Flying
Beginning with the April 2021 bid month, the 737 MAX will be reintroduced in BOS, DCA, & LGA. Some Flight Attendants have expressed apprehension about the MAX return, so we wanted to ensure you have access to all of the latest information.
Yesterday, American conducted a 737 MAX Town Hall for BOS, DCA, & LGA Flight Attendants. Barrington Johnson, APFA Safety & Security Representative, Chris Hurrell, Boeing 737 Fleet Captain, Captain Alan Johnson, Boeing 737 Fleet Training and Standards, and several additional APA Representatives were on the call to review the MAX return to service program and to answer Flight Attendant questions.
If you missed the Town Hall, you may find more information on the 737 MAX return to service by visiting Jetnet > 737 MAX Crew News 11/18/20. There is also a dedicated 737 MAX page on aa.com with a Q & A and a “Tell Me Why” video with the 737 Fleet Captain and APA Chair.
Some 737 MAX Information:
- Boarding for this aircraft is D:35 ( Boarding begins 35 minutes prior to departure).
- Seating 16 F/C, 30 MCE, 126 M/C. Total =172.
- All four (4) Flight Attendants, including FA1, must perform the manual safety demonstration.
- If Flight Attendants have questions or concerns about the aircraft, please discuss them with the Captain during the crew briefing.
- Keep an open line of communication with other Flight Attendants and the Flight Deck Crew on your sequence.
- After completing the safety demonstration and your safety check, take your jumpseat as soon as possible. This aircraft is very quiet on takeoff.
- All cart locations in Galley #5 (aft galley) are now equipped with air chillers.
Specific information and all updates may be found at Comply 365> Document Library > Aircraft Information > 737 > 737 MAX.
We hope that this added information will help you feel more comfortable with the return of the 737 MAX.
BOS Base President
DCA Base President
LGA Base President