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Hotlines – 2021

12.31.21 – COVID-19 Pandemic Policy

Friday, December 31, 2021 COVID-19 Pandemic Policy On Monday, December 27th, 2021, the CDC issued a press release reducing the quarantine time from ten days to five days. American’s pandemic policy remains in effect until they receive the FAA SAFO (Safety Alert for Operators) guidance for Flight Crew. We expect the update in early January.…

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12.30.21 – 2022 EAP Contact Information Update

Thursday, December 30, 2021 2022 EAP Contact Information Update We continue to experience challenging times. The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is here for you. Mental health concerns can adversely impact your quality of work and home life. Please reach out to us with any concerns. All correspondence is confidential. Some of the most common reasons…

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12.30.21 – 2022 Benefits Information

Thursday, December 30, 2021 2022 Benefits Information If you enrolled in a new benefit option for 2022, you should have received your new insurance card. If you have not received a card, you can contact your provider for your new card or you can download one from the Benefit Service Provider link on Jetnet. CVS…

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12.30.21 – A New Year’s Message From APFA Professional Standards

Thursday, December 30, 2021 A New Year’s Message From APFA Professional Standards Your APFA Professional Standards team wishes everyone a very Happy New Year. As we embark on 2022, we want to call your attention to the purpose of Professional Standards. Professional Standards has long been a tool for Union members and peers to address…

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12.29.21 – Aflac® Enrollment Open Until January 15th, 2022

Wednesday, December 29, 2021 Annual Open Enrollment Closes on January 15, 2022 Critical Illness Benefits payable for:  Cancer  Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction)  Stroke  Major Organ Transplant  Bone Marrow Transplant (Stem Cell Transplant)  Sudden Cardiac Arrest  Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery  Non-Invasive Cancer   Up to $30,000 Guaranteed Issue Children are covered at no extra cost Three…

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12.22.21 – 20 Years Later – The Shoe Bomb Attempt

Wednesday, December 22, 2021 Twenty Years Later – The Shoe Bomb Attempt On December 22, 2001, American Airlines Flight 63 was operating from Paris to Miami with 185 passengers, nine Flight Attendants, and three Pilots. During the flight, passenger Richard Reid attempted to ignite a fuse attached to an explosive device contained in his shoe. The alert crew…

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12.21.21 – Brazil Now Requiring Proof of Vaccination

Contract and Scheduling hotline

Tuesday, December 21, 2021 Brazil Now Requiring Proof of Vaccination This afternoon, the company advised APFA that all destinations in Brazil will now require proof of COVID vaccination effective today. The Company immediately removed Flight Attendants who did not have proof of vaccination on record from sequences with Brazil flying that originate today, December 21st.…

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12.20.21 – Support Tab and Direct Connect

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Monday, December 20, 2021 Support Tab and Direct Connect Since the Flight Attendant Bidding Resource Center (FABRC) closed over a year ago, there have been changes to how we address our issues or questions to the Company. Challenging misawards, reporting problems with the various scheduling systems, and communicating with several departments has migrated mainly to…

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12.19.21 – COVID-19 Vaccine Submission and Confirmation Process

Contract and Scheduling hotline

Sunday, December 19, 2021 COVID-19 Vaccine Submission and Confirmation Process The COVID-19 vaccine is now required to fly to several destinations. As of today, the list includes all destinations in Canada, Colombia, Suriname, and Guyana, as well as Rio de Janeiro and Lima. Munich requires either vaccination or a negative COVID test prior to departure. This list…

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12.18.21 – January 2022 PBS Bid Award Summary & Mis-Award Process

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Saturday, December 18, 2021 January 2022 PBS Bid Award Summary & Mis-Award Process January PBS Bid Award Summary click image to enlarge You may have noticed a change in how the PBS Summary reported out the minimum line constraints for the December award. Instead of publishing the line number, which reflects base seniority, we asked the Company…

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12.16.21 – Online Dues Payment Issue Resolved

Thursday, December 16, 2021 Online Dues Payment Issue Resolved The issue with the APFA Online Dues Payment System has been resolved. If you would like to see if you owe dues, go to APFA.org and click on ‘My Account’ in the upper left-hand corner; then click on Balance: Payments may also be made by calling the…

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12.14.21 – Government Affairs Update- December 14, 2021

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 Deirdre Hamilton Confirmed to the National Mediation Board (NMB) Appointed by President Biden, Deirdre Hamilton has been confirmed by a 52-48 Senate vote to serve on the National Mediation Board. Hamilton has experience as a staff attorney and legal counsel for multiple Unions, including Teamsters and AFA-CWA. She has a solid…

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12.14.21 – January 2022 PBS Bidding Closes Tomorrow

Contract and Scheduling hotline

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 January 2022 PBS Bidding Closes Tomorrow PBS will close for bidding tomorrow, Wednesday, December 15 at 1200 (CST).  PBS awards will be viewable in PBS on Saturday, December 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…

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12.14.21 – Flying With an Impaired Flight Attendant

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 Flying With an Impaired Flight Attendant What do you do when you are flying with an impaired Flight Attendant? This question comes up quite frequently when we answer calls on our EAP line. Many Flight Attendants are hesitant to say anything because they don’t want to make waves and just want…

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12.13.21 – Federal Mask Mandate Update

Safety and Security hotlines

Monday, December 13, 2021 Federal Mask Mandate Update The requirements for travelers to wear masks on airplanes, buses, trains, and boats, as well as in airports and other transportation hubs has been extended through March 2022. American Airlines’ Mask policy remains unchanged. The American Airlines mask policy is as follows: Passengers are required to wear a face-covering…

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12.10.21 – APFA Negotiations Survey Extended

Friday, December 10, 2021 APFA Negotiations Survey Extended Survey closes: December 17, 2021, at 1700 CT Click here to access the survey To date, approximately 8,900 Flight Attendants have participated in the Negotiations Survey. Over the past week, Flight Attendants have experienced difficulty resetting their passwords on the APFA website to participate in the survey. Additionally, the…

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12.10.21 – January 2022 PBS Bidding Now Open

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Friday, December 10, 2021 January 2022 PBS Bidding Now Open PBS bidding opened today, Friday, December 10 at 1200 (CST) for January 2022 bidding. Bidding will close on Wednesday, December 15 at 1200 (CST). January 2022 PBS Awards will be viewable on Saturday, December 18 at 1200 (CST).   It is important to remember there may be dates you will be forced to cover, either…

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12.09.21 – Final Reminder: APFA Negotiations Survey Closes Tomorrow

Thursday, December 9, 2021 Final Reminder: November 2021 APFA Negotiations Survey Survey closes: December 10, 2021, at 1700 CT Click here to access the survey To date, approximately 7,780 Flight Attendants have participated in the Negotiations Survey. Please share the survey link with your flying partners and be sure to provide additional comments in the survey if needed.…

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12.09.21 – December Recognitions

Thursday, December 9, 2021 December Recognitions Wintertime is on its way, and this means the days are shorter, nights are longer, and it is getting colder outside in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere. The Winter holidays are full of lights to brighten the night and lighten our hearts and we see the magic of…

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12.08.21 – Coverage Needed (CN) Dates – December 2021

Contract and Scheduling hotline

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 Coverage Needed (CN) Dates – December 2021 Coverage Needed (CN) is a term applied to a day in a bid month that occurs when not enough Flight Attendants bid in PBS to fly on that day. PBS will allow as many Flight Attendants to be off on a particular day (whether it is…

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12.07.21 – Aflac® Open Enrollment: Critical Illness

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 Annual Open Enrollment Now through January 15, 2022 Critical Illness Benefits payable for:  Cancer  Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction)  Stroke  Major Organ Transplant  Bone Marrow Transplant (Stem Cell Transplant)  Sudden Cardiac Arrest  Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery  Non-Invasive Cancer   Up to $30,000 Guaranteed Issue Children are covered at no extra cost Aflac®…

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12.07.21 – Remembering Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 1771

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 Remembering Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 1771 On December 7, 1987, PSA Flight 1771, a British Aerospace 146 aircraft, operated from Los Angeles to San Francisco. A recently terminated employee boarded the aircraft in Los Angeles with a firearm. Onboard the aircraft that afternoon was the employee’s former manager, Ray Thomson, responsible for his termination. In an act of revenge…

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12.06.21 – January 2022 LRD Closes Tomorrow

Contract and Scheduling hotline

Monday, December 6, 2021 January 2022 LRD Closes Tomorrow The Lineholder/Reserve Designator (LRD) to preference either Lineholder or “Senior Bumping” onto Reserve will close tomorrow, Tuesday, December 7 at 1200 (CST). Remaining January Bidding Timelines APFA Contract & Scheduling DeskCall 817-540-0108Monday – Friday, 0700 – 1900 (CT)APFA Live MessagingMonday – Friday: 1500 – 2300 (CT)Weekends and Holidays: 0900 – 1700 (CT)(Link may be found on homepage of APFA.org) In Solidarity,…

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12.04.21 – Flight Attendant Drug and Alcohol Program (FADAP) Holiday Message

Saturday, December 4, 2021 Flight Attendant Drug and Alcohol Program (FADAP) Holiday Message Sober Holidays What is FADAP? FADAP is a substance-abuse prevention program, created and promoted for and by the Flight Attendant profession and funded by the FAA. Assistance is provided to all Flight Attendants, including those who are active, furloughed or on leave.…

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12.04.21 – November 2021 APFA Negotiations Survey Closes December 10th!

Saturday, December 4, 2021 November 2021 APFA Negotiations Survey Survey closes: December 10, 2021, at 1700 CT Click here to access the survey To date, approximately 5,000 Flight Attendants have participated in the Negotiations Survey. This survey is your opportunity to offer your thoughts on what Reserve should look like in our new Collective Bargaining Agreement. We…

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