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5.08.23 – APFA BOS Base Brief – May 8, 2023

Monday, May 8, 2023

Hello Boston! Spring is finally here. Warmer temperatures are upon us, and the sun stays out longer each day. We are excited to see that Boston continues to receive new hires from the 2023 training program.

Here are some interesting facts about our base and our growth over the last year.

  • 216 Boston Flight Attendants were hired in the last 12 months
  • 699 Flight Attendants are based in Boston
  • 42% of our base has less than 5 years of seniority

10-hour Minimum Rest/8 Hours “Behind the Door”

With the recent implementation of the 10-hour minimum rest rule, we have seen an increased number of questions about domestic layover rest. The 10-hour rest rule is from release to report. At no time are you allowed to drop below this. If you have less than 10 hours of rest from release to report, this should be automatically adjusted by Crew Tracking. If it is not, please give them a call to update accordingly. In addition to the 10-hour rest rule, we are still contractually afforded 8 hours of rest “behind the door” (JCBA Section 11.J.1). If you arrive at your hotel and find that you will have less than 8 hours of rest “behind the door,” please get in touch with Crew Tracking.

Contract Action Team Terminal Walk

The Boston Contract Action Team will be having a negotiations terminal walk on May 19th from 0600 to 1330. This is your chance to ask questions about negotiations, hear about the latest negations update, and grab a red lanyard/union pin.

EFB Compliance

We have started to see an increase in performance events being issued to Flight Attendants because of their EFB being out of compliance. The company has done a terrible job at explaining the process to keep the EFB up to date, and has issued incredibly vague CCI messages that only cause additional confusion.

The three components of maintaining an up to date EFB:

  1. iOS – Current software updates
  2. Comply365 – Current version
  3. Comply365 – Synced

The company has communicated that Flight Attendants should sync Comply365 before each sequence. iOS software and Comply365 application updates are less frequent and are communicated via High Priority CCI. It is recommended that you verify all three components prior to each sequence. Please refer to the April 13, 2023, APFA Hotline for additional guidance on updating your iPhone EFB.

Quarterly Training

Inflight has launched the 2nd quarter web based training modules. The training has a due date of June 21st at 2359 (CT). Pay for the quarterly training is outlined in JCBA Section 29.E.3. and will be paid out the month after you complete the training.

Upcoming APFA Events

  • Virtual Quarterly Membership Meeting – May 11th 11am – 12pm (CT)
  • Virtual Retirement Seminar – May 16th 11am – 1pm (CT)
  • Virtual Negotiations Town Hall – May 18th 2pm – 3pm (CT)

Kelli will be on vacation from May 11th to May 23rd. Please contact Devyn at (316) 409-3474, APFA HDQ at (817) 540-0108, or utilize the Live Chat feature on APFA.org during this time.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions, concerns, or feedback.

In Solidarity,

Kelli Powers
APFA BOS Base President
(603) 661-5297
[email protected]

Devyn Gourley
APFA BOS Base Vice President
(316) 409-3474
[email protected]

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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

Currently, no scheduled events...

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

Currently, no scheduled events...

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