Representing the Flight Attendants
of American Airlines

Representing the Flight Attendants of American Airlines

Hotlines – 2001

12.28.01 – (LAA) – AA Flight 63, Shoe Bomber

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA HotLine for Friday, December 28, 2001. APFA President John Ward issued the following statement this week regarding American Airlines flight 63 – the Miami-bound flight that originated in Paris on Saturday, December 22 and was diverted to Boston after flight attendants discovered a man attempting…

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12.18.01 – (LAA) – Seniority Integration of the TWA LLC Flight Attendants in American Airlines, Defense Appropriations Bill, Chicago Furlough Reps

Hello. This is George Price, APFA InfoRep Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Tuesday, December 18, 2001. On Monday, December 17, 2001, the APFA and American Airlines reached an agreement concerning the seniority integration of the TWA LLC Flight Attendants into American Airlines, and related matters. APFA President John Ward has called a teleconference of…

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12.17.01 – (LAA) – TA Reached Between APFA and Company Concerning Seniority Integration of the TWA LLC Flight Attendants into American Airlines, Defense Approprations Bill

This is George Price, APFA InfoRep Coordinator, with a special Hotline Update. Today is Monday, December 17, 2001. Earlier today, a Tentative Agreement was reached between the APFA and the Company concerning the seniority integration of the TWA LLC flight attendants into American Airlines, and related matters. APFA President John Ward has called a teleconference…

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12.14.01 – (LAA) – Bond Amendment

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA HotLine for Friday, December 14, 2001. Conferees from both the House and Senate Defense Appropriations Committees are meeting today and most probably throughout the weekend to reconcile differences between the two bills. For those of you who may not be familiar with the Bond amendment,…

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12.13.01 – (LAA) – Defense Appropriations Conference Committee Meets and Discusses Reconciling House and Senate Versions of HR 3338

This is Leslie Mayo, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with an updated HotLine for Thursday, December 13, 2001. The time is 6:00 p.m. CST. The Defense Appropriations Conference Committee met today and has begun discussions relating to the reconciliation of both the House and Senate versions of H.R. 3338. A decision as to whether the so-called…

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12.09.01 – (LAA) – MS Sen Kit Bond Succesfully Attached an Amendment Mandating third-party arbitration to Determine Seniority Integration Issues

Today is Sunday, December 9. This is George Price, Info Rep Coordinator, with an important APFA Hotline Update. Late Friday night, Missouri Senator Kit Bond successfully attached an amendment mandating third-party arbitration to determine the seniority integration issues stemming from American Airlines’ purchase of TWA, to a Defense Appropriations Bill which was approved by the…

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12.07.01 – (LAA) – FAA Security Directive, Contract Impementation Calendar, BOD Met in NYC to Discuss Acquisition of TWA, NMB Considering Whether to Declare AA and TWA a Single Carrier

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA HotLine for Friday, December 7, 2001. Memorial Service details will be provided at the end of this HotLine. We previously reported on this HotLine that due to the FAA security directive, only crewmembers whose names appear on the NS for a specific flight may board…

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11.27.01 – (LAA) – Supplemental Medical Coverage, Open Replacement Flight Attendants, AA Lifted D-3 Travel Embargo, Flight 587 Crewmember Memorials

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA HotLine for Tuesday, November 27, 2001. On Friday, we informed you that the company has agreed to extend the deadline for electing Supplemental Medical Coverage through today, November 27. For those of you who wish to sign up for Supplemental Medical Coverage but did not…

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11.23.01 – (LAA) – Memorial Service Information for Crewmembers of Flight 587, FAA Airworthiness Directive, Merger and Acquisition Committee Met with AA Management

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA HotLine for Tuesday, November 20, 2001. I will read up-to-date memorial service information for the flight attendants from flight 587 at the end of this HotLine. All of American’s A-300s have been inspected and no signs of fatigue or delamination were found. According to the…

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11.18.01 – (LAA) – Memorial Services for Crewmembers of Flight 587, NTSB Investigation into Crash of Flight 587, Passage of the Aviation Security Bill, Payroll Help, AA Decides not to Furlough 200 Pilots

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator with an updated HotLine for Sunday, November 18, 2001. The following Memorial Services are planned for some of the crewmembers from flight 587. A Wake Service is planned for Deborah Fontakis on Monday and Tuesday, November 19 and 20 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and from 7:00…

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11.14.01 – (LAA) – Investigation into Crash of Flight 587

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA HotLine. Today is Wednesday, November 14, 2001. We would like to bring you up-to-date on the ongoing investigation of flight 587. The FAA is bringing in a specialist to inspect the A-300 tail as well as some of our Airbus fleet. This is consistent with…

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11.13.01 – (LAA) – Flight 587 Update

This is Jeff Bott, APFA Vice President and JFK Flight Attendant with the APFA HotLine. Today is November 13, 2001. APFA Representatives toured the accident site in New York, today. One of our APFA Go-Team members participated in the witness group, which is the group that interviews eyewitnesses to gather data, in cooperation with the…

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11.09.01 – (LAA) – Seattle Base Closure, Aviation Security Bill

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA HotLine. Today is Friday, November 9, 2001. The company announced today that they will close the Seattle base effective March 8, 2002. They also announced several flight cancellations effective January 8, 2002 – Seattle-Narita and Dallas-Osaka as well as Miami-Seattle as it feeds Seattle Narita.…

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11.02.01 – (LAA) – APFA Files Presidential Grievance on Company’s Misapplication of Article 16 and Appendix F, Supplemental Medical Plan, Airlines Security Act, TWA’s Seniority Integration

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator with the APFA HotLine. Today is Friday, November 2, 2001. APFA has filed Presidential Grievances on the company’s misapplication of Article 16 and Appendix F, and arbitration dates have now been set. We encourage all members in good standing to attend. The Presidential relating to Article 16 and…

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10.26.01 – (LAA) – Retro/Lump Sum Statements, HR 3110, Aviation Security Bill, Airline Workers Fairness Act, Flagrun Passing through Dallas

As APFA previously mentioned on this HotLine, we requested that the Company provide the Flight Attendants with a breakdown of the October 31st paychecks which include your retro/lump sum monies. The Company has published this breakdown on their web site at www.aafltsvc.com. Please stay on the line for the regular hotline. This is Leslie Mayo,…

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10.23.01 – (LAA) – AA Announces Additional Furloughs, APFA Job Board, Merger and Acquisition Committee Meets at APFA HQ, WINGS All American Showcase

This is Leslie Mayo, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with an updated HotLine for Tuesday, October 23, 2001. As we told you on Friday, the Company has announced additional furloughs effective in two waves. 200 flight attendants will be furloughed effective November 1, 2001 and the remaining 201 will be furloughed effective December 2, 2001. The…

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10.20.01 – (LAA) – Furloughs, Overage Leaves

This is Leslie Mayo, APFA National Communications Coordinator. Today is Saturday, October 20, 2001. After the awarding of overage leaves of absence and partnership flying, the projected flight attendant surplus of 3,176 was reduced to 401. These 401 furloughs will occur as follows: 200, effective November 1, with an additional 201, effective December 2. The…

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10.19.01 – (LAA) – Daylight Savings Time, Overage Leaves of Absence

This is Leslie Mayo, APFA National Communications and today is Friday, October 19. The time is approximately 10:30 a.m. Central Daylight Time. Please be advised that Crew Resources is still in the process of awarding overage leaves of absence and partnership flying. Information regarding additional furloughs will not be available until after the leaves and…

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10.16.01 – (LAA) – Overage Leaves of Absence and Partnership Flying, Daily Nonstop Service Between JFK and Zurich, APFA Integration Proposal, Airline Workers Fairness Act, Airline Security Bill

This is Leslie Mayo, APFA National Communications and today is Friday, October 19. The time is approximately 10:30 a.m. Central Daylight Time. Please be advised that Crew Resources is still in the process of awarding overage leaves of absence and partnership flying. Information regarding additional furloughs will not be available until after the leaves and…

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10.12.01 – (LAA) – FA Surplus, AA Proffering 6-Month Overage Leaves and Partnership Flying, Filing Appendix T Applications, Airline Workers Fairness Act, Aviation Security Act

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, October 12, 2001. The Company announced yesterday that effective November 1, there will be a Flight Attendant surplus of 3,306. Details are as follows: BOS-I 20 DCA-I 9 IDF 248 LAX-I 40 JFK 173 IMA 201 IOR 340 RDU-I 12 SEA 13…

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10.11.01 – (LAA) – APFA and Management Meet to Discuss Anticipated Overages

This is Leslie Mayo, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with a special hotline update. Today is Thursday, October 11. APFA Representatives met today with Management to discuss the anticipated overages that will exist at each base due to decreased manning needs, beginning in November. The Company estimates a system wide surplus of 3,306 flight attendants, effective…

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10.10.01 – (LAA) – New Pay Rates Not Relected in 10/15 Pay Statements, AA and APFA Meet to Discuss Additional Furloughs, Aviations Security Bill, Displaced Workers Assistance Act, Contract Implementation Schedule

This is Leslie Mayo, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with a special hotline update. Today is Wednesday, October 10. APFA is aware that the new pay rates are not reflected in the October 15 pay statements as was previously announced. APFA and the Company are not in disagreement that these new pay rates were to be…

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