Hotlines – 2020

11.18.20 – December 2020 PBS Bid Award Summary & Mis-Award Process

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020 December 2020 PBS Bid Award Summary & Mis-Award Process December PBS Bid Award Summary click image to enlarge How to Read the Bid Award Summary How to Read Your PBS Award PBS Mis-Award Process  Any Lineholder or Reserve who has an inquiry or believes she/he may have received a mis-award must submit a PBS Award…

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11.14.20 – December PBS Bidding Closes Tomorrow

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Saturday, November 14, 2020 December PBS Bidding Closes Tomorrow PBS will close for bidding tomorrow, Sunday, November 15th at 1200 (CST). PBS awards will be viewable in PBS on Wednesday, November 18 at 1200 (CST). Prior to logging out of PBS, use the PBS Bidding Checklist to assist you in your monthly bidding or if you buddy bid, use the Buddy Bidding Checklist.…

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11.12.20 – We Remember American Airlines Flight 587

Thursday, November 12, 2020 We Remember American Airlines Flight 587 On November 12, 2001, seven Flight Attendants and two Pilots were working American Airlines Flight 587 from New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 251 passengers were on board the Airbus A300 aircraft. Two minutes after takeoff, Flight 587 began to…

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11.11.20 – A Veterans Day Message from APFA

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 Paying Our Respects to Those Who Have Served Today, we pause to pay our respects to those who have selflessly answered the call to serve our nation. Throughout history, in wartime and peace, the U.S. Armed Forces’ brave members have fought to secure our freedoms without hesitation. In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson declared…

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11.10.20 – Last-Minute Changes to December Flying

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 Last-Minute Changes to December Flying As you begin to bid in PBS for December, you will notice that some of the sequences that appear in the bid package are not available for bidding in PBS. Currently, the Company is putting together a plan for projected flying for each month several weeks…

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11.10.20 – PBS: Holiday Bidding Tips

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020 PBS: Holiday Bidding Tips Bidding for December may require a different bidding strategy than what is necessary during other times of the year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, American Airlines is currently operating at a fraction of what it was this time last year. The types of sequences currently available for…

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11.09.20 – KCM Outage Canceled

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Monday, November 9, 2020 KCM Outage Canceled Earlier this afternoon, we reported that there was to be a nationwide Known Crewmember (KCM) outage tomorrow due to routine maintenance. Subsequently, we have been informed that the KCM outage for tomorrow has been canceled. In Solidarity, Thomas Houdek APFA National Safety & Security Chair safety@apfa.org Please remember, we…

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11.09.20 – Mixing of Wide-body and Narrow-body Flying

Monday, November 9, 2020 Mixing of Wide-body and Narrow-body Flying Last week, APFA leadership participated in the regularly scheduled monthly staffing call with the Crew Planning department. This call allows your base and national leadership to give the Company feedback regarding Reserve numbers, PBS line averages, headcount, and more. Around this same time, APFA leadership…

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11.09.20 – KCM Outages / International COVID-19 Prevention Measures Update

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Monday, November 9, 2020 Known Crewmember Outages There will be a nationwide Known Crewmember (KCM) outage on Tuesday November 10th from 2000 to 2300, due to routine maintenance. Please give yourself additional time to go through regular passenger screening. International COVID-19 Prevention Measures Update Netherlands Lockdown: Effective November 4, the Netherlands will be on lockdown for two…

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11.08.20 – APFA Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

APFA Celebrates Native American Heritage Month Throughout the year, APFA recognizes, celebrates, and pauses to honor the United States of America’s cultural diversity. For November, we celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of our nation’s indigenous peoples. In 1976, President Gerald Ford designated October 10-16, 1976, as “Native American Awareness Week.” In 1990, President George H.W. Bush designated…

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11.07.20 – Presidential Election Update

Saturday, November 7, 2020 Presidential Election Update APFA would like to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris as the 2020 Presidential election ushers in a new Administration. The entire country is now counting on them. While there will be lawsuits and recounts, we anticipate President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris will be…

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11.06.20 – December LRD Closes Tomorrow

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Friday, November 6, 2020 December LRD Closes Tomorrow The Lineholder/Reserve Designator (LRD) to preference either Lineholder or “Senior Bumping” onto Reserve will close tomorrow, Saturday, November 7th at 1200 (CST). For the December bid month, Voluntary Leaves of Absence (VLOAs) were not offered to any base by the Company. Remaining December Bidding Timelines In Solidarity, Brian Walsh APFA National…

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11.05.20 – Election Demonstrations

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Thursday, November 5, 2020 Election Demonstrations The Presidential election remains undecided. Demonstrations have been reported in Washington D.C., New York City, Chicago, Denver, Seattle, Philadelphia, and elsewhere. PDX: The National Guard was activated to support law enforcement in downtown Portland after a protest turned violent. Crews continue to overnight in Vancouver, Washington, away from protest activity. MSP: Activists…

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11.05.20 – PHX Flight Attendant Displacements

Thursday, November 5, 2020 PHX Flight Attendant Displacements American Airlines continues to adapt to the new reality of operating a very different airline during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Everything we thought we knew about our airline is changing before our eyes. The changes have come at us rapidly, and have included involuntary furloughs, base…

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11.03.20 – December LRD Now Open

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Tuesday, November 3, 2020 December LRD Now Open The Lineholder/Reserve Designator (LRD) to preference either Lineholder or “Senior Bumping” onto Reserve is now open. If you believe your status is not correct, please contact the base planners at FA.planner@aa.com. When you log onto the Crew Portal, you will see the LRD in the bottom right hand corner of the…

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10.31.20 – Daylight Saving Time Ends Tomorrow Morning

Saturday, October 31, 2020 Daylight Saving Time Ends Tomorrow Morning It’s time to “Fall Back” this weekend. Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend when we revert to standard time at 2 a.m. on Sunday morning. In 1916, during World War I, Germany became the first country to implement Daylight Saving Time. Today, approximately 70 countries observe Daylight…

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10.30.20 – December Bidding Timelines

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Friday, October 30, 2020 December Bidding Timelines Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was necessary to make last-minute changes to our bidding timelines over past months. However, for the December bid month, we are reverting to the JCBA bidding timelines. Please review the chart below, which provides the December Bidding Timelines. In Solidarity, Brian Walsh…

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10.30.20 – 2021 Annual Enrollment Closes in 7 Days

Friday, October 30, 2020 2021 Annual Enrollment Closes in 7 Days 2021 Annual Enrollment runs now through November 6th. You will have until 11:59 p.m. CT on Friday, November 6 to elect your 2021 benefits. As of today, only 35% of eligible Flight Attendants have actively enrolled for 2021. If you don’t act, the majority…

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10.30.20 – Update Your Address with APFA

Friday, October 30, 2020 Update Your Address with APFA In preparation for the base elections that will take place in 2021, the APFA National Ballot Committee is asking every member to make sure that we have your correct mailing address to receive an election ballot. Even though you may have updated your address in Jetnet,…

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10.28.20 – Temporary Philadelphia Hotel Relocation

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 Temporary Philadelphia Hotel Relocation Effective immediately, the City of Philadelphia has instituted a citywide curfew beginning at 9 pm until 6 am. Out of an abundance of caution, all crew members have been moved out of downtown hotels until November 5, 2020. APFA’s Safety and Security Department, along with AA Corporate Security, will…

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10.26.20 – 8 Days Until Election 2020 – Have You Voted?

Monday, October 26, 2020 8 Days Until Election 2020 – Have You Voted? This election is the most important of our lifetimes. It is critical that you make your vote count. More Than an Election The 2020 Election will be a pivotal moment in our history. Our nation will feel the significance of the outcome…

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10.24.20 – Alert: Training Cancellations

Saturday, October 24, 2020 This evening, APFA was informed that a few training instructors recently tested positive for COVID-19. Out of an abundance of caution, American has elected to cancel all non-essential training, including service and aircraft specific training, through November 3rd, 2020. Training classes that are operationally required will continue, including Flight Attendants that…

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10.23.20 – Lineholder Sequence Pay Protection Exception for November 2020

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Friday, October 23, 2020 Lineholder Sequence Pay Protection Exception for November 2020 For the November bid month, pay protections for COVID-19-related cancellations will be pay protected for their original value, plus premiums (Speaker, International, Galley and Purser pay). A list for all COVID-19-related cancellations can be found on Jetnet > Flight Service > Crew Resources > Scheduling…

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