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Representing the Flight Attendants of American Airlines

Hotlines – 2017

11.13.17 – (LAA/LUS) – DOT Publishes Drug Testing Rule

DOT Publishes Drug Testing Rule – LAA/LUS Today, the Department of Transportation (DOT) published a final rule that, among other items, expands the Department’s current drug testing panel to include certain semi-synthetic opioids (i.e., hydrocodone, oxycodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone). “The opioid crisis is a threat to public safety when it involves safety-sensitive employees involved in the…

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11.13.17 – (LAA/LUS) – FA Headcounts/No Domicile Transfers for JAN/Mutual Transfers/DEC Transfer Awards/PBS Bidding Timeline/FABRC

FA Headcount 111317

Planned Flight Attendant Count By Base – LAA/LUS No Domicile Transfer Openings for January 2017 – LUS Mutual Domicile Transfers – LUS December 2017 Transfer Awards – LUS December PBS Bidding Timeline – LUS November FABRC Hours – LUS   Planned Flight Attendant Counts By Base – LAA/LUS No Domicile Transfer Openings for January 2018 – LUS Reciprocal transfers only will be offered for the January bid month. Mutual Domicile Transfers – LUS Mutual Transfers…

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11.12.17 – (LAA/LUS) – 16th Anniversary of AA Flight 587

AA Flight 587

On this date, 16 years ago, we learned the tragic fate of AA Flight 587 that crashed in Queens, New York, killing everyone onboard the Airbus A300 including nine of AA’s finest crew members as well as five victims on the ground. This unimaginable tragedy happened just two months after 9/11, leaving us shell shocked…

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11.09.17 – (LUS) – Holiday PBS Bidding Tips

Holiday PBS Bidding Tips  – LUS In preparation for December PBS bidding, we would like to pass on some helpful information to assist you with your bid. December is a month with an uneven distribution of flying. In December, the Company schedules more block hours in the last two weeks of the month. This results…

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11.10.17 – (LAA/LUS) – JCBA Update – Implementation of JCBA Section 16 (Deadheading) for LAA

  Friday, November 10, 2017 Arriving in December: Changes to Deadheading Beginning with sequences originating December 2nd, the Company will implement additional components of Section 16 – Deadheading at LAA bases. Following the implementation timeline letter of agreement, there will be no changes for LUS bases until Flight Attendant Operational Integration (FOI). Quick summary of what’s…

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11.09.17 – (LAA/LUS) – APFA National Contract & Scheduling Chairs Announced

In a previous hotline, it was announced that National Scheduling Chair Daniel Koukes and National Contract Chair Chuck Ransdale would be stepping down from their respective positions for personal and professional reasons. These two gentlemen have served APFA and the membership well in a knowledgeable, professional, and respectful manner. Over the past 18 months, I have…

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11.06.17 – (LUS) – December 2017 PBS Bidding Information

Monday, November 6, 2017 December 2017 PBS Bidding Information – LUS December 2017 Pairing Percentages December 2017 Bidding Timelines Training Bid: • December 2017 Training Bid Opens:  November 2 – 1200 EDT* / 0900 MST • December 2017 Training Bid Closes:  November 8 – 1100 EST* / 0900 MST • December 2017 Training Bid Awarded:  November 8 – 1400 EST/ 1200…

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11.03.17 – (LAA/LUS) – 60 Years Flying/FA Lori Costello Passes/LAX Catering/VA & N

Friday, November 3, 2017 AA’s Longest Serving FA Celebrates 60 Years of Flying LAA’s Most Senior Flight Attendant Passes Contingency Catering Plan at LAX Virginia and New Jersey Voters GET OUT the VOTE STL Pilot Base Closure Announcement  Daylight Saving Time Ends this Weekend Uniform Reaction Report Update  AA’s Longest Serving Flight Attendant Celebrates 60 Years…

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11.03.17 – (LAA/LUS) – APFA 2017 Fall BOD Meeting Documents and Minutes

Friday, November 3, 2016 APFA 2017 Fall BOD Meeting Documents and Minutes The APFA Board of Directors held its 2017 Fall BOD meeting in Dallas/Fort Worth on October 11-12, 2017. In accordance with the APFA Policy Manual, the official minutes of the meeting are now available on the website at www.APFA.org. Tentative Agenda Roll Call 10.11.17 Roll…

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11.03.17 – (LAA/LUS) – Problems Logging in to Jetnet and/or Crewportal

Jetnet Login Screen

Friday, November 3, 2107 Issues Logging In to Jetnet and/or Crewportal – LAA/LUS Some members have reported problems logging into Jetnet and/or Crewportal after recent maintenance performed on Jetnet. Sometimes site updates or maintenance requires users to clear their browser cache/history in order to take care of log-in issues. If you still experience problems after…

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11.01.17 – (LAA/LUS) – Full Page Ad by Partnership for Open & Fair Skies

Partnership for Fair and Open Skies

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 Today, the Partnership for Open & Fair Skies sent an open letter to President Trump showcasing the widespread support from 300 members of Congress for the U.S. government to address the massive Gulf carrier subsidies and protect American jobs. The letter ran as a full-page advertisement in today’s New York Times…

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11.01.17 – (LAA/LUS) – Listeria Discovered at LAX Catering Facility

Listeria Bacterium

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10.27.17 – (LAA/LUS) – Flt 383/Benefits Enrollment/FAA Checks/EC Meeting/Retirement Seminar/WINGS/Uniform Report

  One Year Anniversary of Flight 383 – LAA/LUS Final Hours for 2018 Benefits Enrollment – LAA/LUS FAA Cabin Safety Checks – LAA/LUS 3Q17 Executive Committee Meeting – LAA/LUS Upcoming Retirement Seminar – LAA/LUS WINGS Foundation October eNewsletter – LAA/LUS Uniform Reaction Report Count – LAA/LUS One Year Anniversary of Flight 383 – LAA/LUS Tomorrow…

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10.26.17 – (LAA/LUS) – 2018 Benefits Enrollment Deadline Fast Approaching

Thursday, October 26, 2017 The deadline for making changes to your benefits for 2018 is fast approaching. Benefits Enrollment ends on October 27th, 2017 at 11:59 P.M. Central Time. Online enrollment guides and information are available at www.my.aa.com. If you have problems completing your enrollment, contact the Benefits Service Center at 888-860-6178 Note: Even if…

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10.23.17 – (LAA) – Bids To Be Re-run for Some Bases

APFA LAA Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline APFA LUS Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Non-Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Press Subscribe to APFA’s Press Release Monday, October 23, 2017   Bids To Be Re-run for Some Bases – LAA APFA was notified by the Company this morning that due to Crew Planning…

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10.20.17 – (LAA/LUS) – Annual SK/VC Thresholds LAA/Application of VC Pay to OE Trips within FMLA/Extended Waits for Hotel Rooms/Uniform Reaction Update

    Annual Thresholds for Sick and Vacation – LAA Application of Vacation Pay to OE Trips within an Approved FMLA – LAA Extended Waits for Hotel Rooms – LAA/LUS Uniform Reaction Update – LAA/LUS Annual Thresholds for Sick and Vacation – LAA As we approach the end of the calendar year, please be aware that the 420-hour…

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10.20.17 – (LAA/LUS) – Update Your Contact Information 

APFA LAA Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline APFA LUS Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Non-Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Press Subscribe to APFA’s Press Release Friday, October 20, 2017   The APFA Board of Directors has determined that the upcoming National Officer re-run election will be conducted by mail ballot. This rerun…

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10.18.17 – (LUS) – November 2017 PBS Bid Award Summary

APFA LAA Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline APFA LUS Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Non-Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Press Subscribe to APFA’s Press Release Wednesday, October 18, 2017     November 2017 PBS Bid Award Summary – LUS The November 2017 PBS Bid is available for viewing in the Crew Portal via the…

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10.18.17 – (LAA/LUS) – Clarification on 2018 Benefits Enrollment Hotline

APFA LAA Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline APFA LUS Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Non-Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Press Subscribe to APFA’s Press Release Wednesday, October 18, 2017   Clarification to the Most Recent Benefits Enrollment Hotline – LAA/LUS In all of the American Airlines Health Plans, Standard, Value and Core,…

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10.18.17 – (LAA) – Bidding Window Extended by 24 Hours

APFA LAA Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline APFA LUS Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Non-Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Press Subscribe to APFA’s Press Release Wednesday, October 18, 2017   The Company has announced that the November bidding issues have been rectified and the Online Bidding Tool is functioning correctly. If you…

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10.17.17 – (LAA) – Bid Sheet Debacle

APFA LAA Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline APFA LUS Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Non-Members Subscribe to the APFA Hotline Press Subscribe to APFA’s Press Release Tuesday, October 17, 2017   Bidsheet Debacle – LAA We have been hearing from many of you regarding the numerous discrepancies and issues associated with the November…

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