Thursday, December 16, 2021
Good Day CLT Flight Attendants,
We have been welcoming New Hires into the Charlotte family every week and we will continue to see new faces for several weeks to come. Please extend a warm welcome to our latest additions when you cross paths with them. No matter how long you have been here, you always remember your first trips.
Scheduling is now issuing Missed Trips for unable to contact on an ASSUMED RAP. The Company defines an Assumed RAP in the AA Reserve Manual as: “ROTAD will award sequences based on an assumed RAP when a Reserve doesn’t have a RAP (i.e., double-up bid). An assumed RAP is determined by your sequence that you already have.”
What this means is if you are not on a RAP and have an aggressive bid (Specific or Generic) in your choices, Scheduling is assuming you are placing yourself “On a RAP” for those choices. They must process everyone on the established RAPs first, but if they call you for one of your choices and you do not pick up, they will issue a MT. While the practice is controversial and being challenged here in Charlotte, Scheduling is continuing with the discipline points. Be careful when placing an aggressive bid when on Reserve, anytime you have been awarded an assignment, go back and take out any bids you have unless you are sure you want to pick up outside of your next Rap. This can include bids for trips after your RAP has ended or BEFORE your rap begins.
Critical Period Reminder
The critical period for the bonus point runs from December 22nd to January 3rd. You may be assessed an additional point for sick calls falling in this period. Do not confuse this with the pay incentive period of December 22nd through January 2nd. A sick call on January 3rd will negate the bonus point and result in an additional attendance point being issued.
The list of cities and countries requiring vaccinations and testing to gain entry continues to grow. Munich is now requiring you be vaccinated OR provide a rapid antigen test not older than 24 hours prior to flying. Since getting vaccinated is an option, the testing will not be paid. Many countries such as Columbia are now requiring vaccination to enter. If you have been vaccinated, please check that your status is reflected in company records. You can check your status on your HI9. The vaccination code is 21 in your training history, if you have been vaccinated and do not see this code, contact your FSM for steps to correct this. If you have trips to cities or countries that require vaccinations, make sure you carry your vaccination cards on these trips. Always access Comply365 for the latest requirements before you start a trip.
Contract Action Team
Negotiations are still proceeding and as we continue to progress. We Need Your Feedback and Support! You can stay updated, talk to other crew members, and help us build momentum by joining the Contract Action Team. You can sign up using the QR code:
You can get the latest updates on negotiations by visiting ContractAction.org.
Our Contract Action Team will be planning a Base visit in January to help garner support, answer questions and sign-up new team members. Stay tuned for dates and times.
LHR Hotel Survey
We are examining our hotels in LHR. If you have flown these trips, please help us with your feedback and input as we look for improvements to this layover. We are conducting a survey on these properties. You can help us help you by completing the survey by December 31st on the APFA.org website. You can find the survey by clicking here.
The Negotiations Survey closes Friday, December 17th at 18:00 Eastern Standard Time. Please take the time to fill out the survey.
From Your Safety Reports
Safety remains job one, here are some statistics taken from your safety reports from the Charlotte Base:
- Fume/Odor events on aircraft involving CLT Flight Attendants – 9 (Flight Attendants taken to Hospital – 4)
- Total number of FAs involved in Fume events- 32
- Passenger illness on aircraft – 77 (Possible COVID-related – 19)
- Passenger misconduct on aircraft – 256
- Refused to wear mask – 85
- Intoxicated – 17
- Miscellaneous misconduct – 45
- Smoking – 2
- Passenger fights – 2
- Passengers removed from aircraft – 27
- Passengers videotaping crew – 1
- Assaults on FAs – 0
- Non-rev misconduct – 3
- Passenger injuries on aircraft – 7
- Flight Attendants sick on aircraft – 3
- Turbulence events – 2 (No injuries)
- Mechanical issues/diversions – 3
- Passenger live animals removed – 1
- Security Concerns- 7
- Medical diversions – 5
- Extended Tarmac Delays – 2
- Sexual Harassment/ misconduct – 2
- Gate Agent issues – 1
An emergency or safety issue can happen at any phase of the journey, stay vigilant and fly safe!
Retirement Town Hall
January 18th from 11:30 to 1:30 (EST). This session will be recorded and available on APFA after the session.
If you are being summoned to a mandatory meeting with your FSM or your AFSM and would like union representation, please contact us as soon as you are notified of the meeting. Advanced notice will ensure we have a rep available and also provide us time to review your circumstances and discuss your options.
Have a beef with a co-worker? Call Professional standards first, we can resolve conflicts without the company discipline machine being involved. Charlotte Local Union Phone —- 704-665-7474
Employee Assistance Program
Stressed out? Feeling the pressure of the season? EAP is here to help. Confidential and discreet. 817- 540-0108 ext. 8701
The Charlotte APFA Team hopes everyone has a healthy
and safe Holiday Season.
Take care of yourselves and each other.
The Charlotte APFA Team
APFA CLT Base President