Hotlines – 2021

10.19.21 – Reminder: Pay Protection for Scheduling System Misawards

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021 Pay Protection for Scheduling System Misawards The Misaward Guide is located on the home page of Crew Change in Jetnet: Below are some key points to remember: If you believe you have been misawarded in one of the Scheduling Systems, you must submit a Direct Connect within 96 hours of the misawarded…

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10.18.21 – November 2021 PBS Bid Award Summary & Mis-Award Process

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Monday, October 18, 2021 November 2021 PBS Bid Award Summary & Mis-Award Process November 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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10.18.21 – COVID-19 Vaccine Update #2

Monday, October 18, 2021 COVID-19 Vaccine Update #2 APFA Flight Attendants, On October 1, 2021, American Airlines announced that it was subject to Executive Order 14042 (Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors). Management made it clear that all employees need to be vaccinated to remain employed with American Airlines. On October 6, 2021,…

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10.15.21 – Contract ACTION Team Update – Friday, October 15, 2021

Friday, October 15, 2021 What does it mean to be an Activist? Simply put, it is a practice that emphasizes direct vigorous action. As Activists for the Contract ACTION Team, you will be a direct link between the general membership and our Negotiations Committee. You will be tasked with talking to your flying partners about…

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10.14.21 – November 2021 PBS Bidding Closes Tomorrow

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Thursday, October 14, 2021 November 2021 PBS Bidding Closes Tomorrow PBS will close for bidding tomorrow, Friday, October 15 at 1200 (CDT). PBS awards will be viewable in PBS on Monday, October 18 at 1200 (CDT). 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…

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10.14.21 – 2022 Annual Enrollment | Now Through November 5th

Thursday, October 14, 2021 2022 Annual Enrollment | Now Through November 5th 2022 Annual Enrollment runs now through November 5, 2021. You will have until 11:59pm (CT) on Friday, November 5 to elect your 2022 benefits. This year, a printed guide will not be mailed to your home. Go to my.aa.com and click on “Enroll Here for 2022…

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10.14.21 – Early Boarding Presidential Grievance Settlement

Thursday, October 14, 2021 Early Boarding Presidential Grievance Settlement A settlement has been reached between Management and APFA on the 2018 Early Boarding Presidential Grievance. The details of the Settlement may be found here. Highlights of the Settlement: The Company agrees that Flight Attendants must be on board and ready to receive passengers by the time…

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10.13.21 – APFA PBS Virtual Training Town Hall Recording

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 APFA PBS Virtual Training Town Hall Recording Below, you will find a link for the recorded APFA PBS Virtual Training Town Hall, which took place yesterday. You may also find recent APFA Town Halls at APFA.org > Departments > Communications Department > APFA Town Halls. Please take a moment to provide…

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10.13.21 – Today’s Virtual Retirement Town Hall Will Begin Momentarily

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 Today’s Virtual Retirement Town Hall Will Begin Momentarily Today, APFA is hosting a Virtual Town Hall to answer your questions about retirement. The Town Hall will take place at 11:00am (CT). Topics will include: 401(k) ● 65-Point Plan ● COBRA ● Medicare Pensions ● Retiree Travel ● Social Security ● Vacation/Sick Payout…

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10.12.21 – APFA is Hosting a Virtual Retirement Town Hall Tomorrow, October 13th

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 Virtual Retirement Town Hall Tomorrow APFA is hosting a Virtual Town Hall to answer your questions about retirement. The Town Hall will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, October 13, at 11:00am (CT). Topics will include: 401(k) ● 65-Point Plan ● COBRA ● Medicare Pensions ● Retiree Travel ● Social Security ● Vacation/Sick Payout Submit…

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10.12.21 – Reminder: 9/11 Survivor Tree Seedling Planting Ceremony

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 Please Join Us: 9/11 Survivor Tree Seedling Planting Ceremony Thursday, October 21, 2021, 11:00 am CT APFA Headquarters, 1004 W. Euless Blvd., Euless, TX, 76040 Please wear your full uniform and face covering. Parking: There is a parking lot adjacent to Chase Bank within walking distance of APFA. Clicking this link will take you to the…

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10.11.21 – APFA PBS Virtual Training Town Hall: Tomorrow, October 12th

Monday, October 11, 2021 APFA PBS Virtual Training Town Hall: Tomorrow, October 12th APFA will be hosting a Virtual PBS Training Town Hall tomorrow, October 12th, which will begin at 13:00 (CT). Topics will include: Understanding Pairing Pools Target Credit Range (TCR) Generic vs. Specific Bidding Understanding Shuffles, LN, PN and CN   Submit your questions…

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10.11.21 – Management Announces Increases in Cabin Service Without Returning to Pre-COVID Staffing Levels

Monday, October 11, 2021 Management Announces Increases in Cabin Service Without Returning to pre-COVID Staffing Levels In September 2020, management informed APFA of their intent to unilaterally reduce staffing on specific aircraft, including the 777-300, 777-200, 787-9, and A321T, without any input from APFA Leadership. APFA subsequently filed a Presidential Grievance, citing unreasonable workloads. American ignored…

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10.10.21 – November 2021 PBS Bidding Now Open

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Sunday, October 10, 2021 November 2021 PBS Bidding Now Open PBS bidding opened today, Sunday, October 10 at 1200 (CDT) for November 2021 bidding. Bidding will close on Friday, October 15 at 1200 (CDT). November 2021 PBS Awards will be viewable on Monday, October 18 at 1200 (CDT). Please remember to check your status prior to bidding in PBS. Your information can be found on…

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10.10.21 – Mid-Month Changes to Carryover Sequences

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Sunday, October 10, 2021 Mid-Month Changes to Carryover Sequences We have seen a rise in changes to carry-over sequences where the change is added mid-month.  The original sequence is removed with a ‘CH’ code, and a new 5-digit sequence is added with the same code. The Company is calling these ‘changeover sequences’; however, there is no reference…

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10.08.21 – APFA Virtual Retirement Town Hall

Friday, October 8, 2021 APFA will be hosting a Virtual Town Hall to answer your questions about retirement on Wednesday, October 13, at 11:00am (CT). Topics will include: 401(k) ● 65-Point Plan ● COBRA ● Medicare Pensions ● Retiree Travel ● Social Security ● Vacation/Sick Payout Submit your questions today by clicking here. During the event,…

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10.08.21 – APFA PBS Virtual Training Town Hall

Friday, October 8, 2021 APFA PBS Virtual Training Town Hall On Tuesday, October 12, 2021, APFA will be hosting a Virtual PBS Training Town Hall which will begin at 13:00 (CT). Topics will include: Understanding Pairing Pools Target Credit Range (TCR) Generic vs. Specific Bidding Understanding Shuffles, LN, PN and CN   Submit your questions today by clicking…

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10.07.21 – 2022 Annual Enrollment Begins October 14

Thursday, October 7, 2021 2022 Annual Enrollment Begins October 14 2022 Annual Enrollment runs from October 14 to November 5, 2021. You will have until 11:59pm (CT) on Friday, November 5 to elect your 2022 benefits. This year, a printed guide will not be mailed to your home. You will find all your benefits information and…

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10.07.21 – October Recognitions

Thursday, October 7, 2021 October Recognitions October offers many opportunities to recognize diversity throughout APFA and the communities in which we reside. October 11th is Indigenous People’s Day (Native American Day), celebrating and honoring Native American history and culture.  This day is also known as Columbus Day. Some states and cities in the U.S. have…

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10.07.21 – APFA EAP: Fake Prescription Pills

Thursday, October 7, 2021 Fake Prescription Pills Working in a safety-sensitive job, we are responsible for remaining vigilant over what we ingest. We have put out information warning against the use of CBD and hemp products. We have received another directive that we would like to share. Although we are responsible only for using medication…

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10.06.21 – November LRD Closes Tomorrow

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021 November LRD Closes Tomorrow The Lineholder/Reserve Designator (LRD) to preference either Lineholder or “Senior Bumping” onto Reserve will close tomorrow, Thursday, October 7 at 1200 (CDT). Remaining November Bidding Timelines APFA Contract & Scheduling Desk Call or text 817-540-0108 Monday – Friday, 0700 – 1900 (CDT) APFA Live Messaging Monday – Friday: 1500 – 2300 (CDT) Weekends and Holidays: 0900 – 1700…

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10.03.21 – November LRD Now Open

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Sunday, October 3, 2021 November 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 submit an LH/RSV Status Issue on Crew Portal > Links > Support Tab > Create New Form > System > LRD > Form…

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10.02.21 – COVID-19 Vaccine Update #1

Saturday, October 2, 2021 Yesterday, American announced that all employees will be required to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, in accordance the recently announced Executive Orders. American Airlines is both a Federal Contractor and an employer with more than 100 employees. However, it has been determined that the prevailing order for American Airlines is…

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10.01.21 – Lineholder/Reserve Designator (LRD) Reminders

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Friday, October 1, 2021 Lineholder/Reserve Designator (LRD) Reminders November bidding is rapidly approaching. We are welcoming back a large group of Flight Attendants returning from EVLOA. Many of those returning will be subject to Reserve. We want to provide some reminders for using the Lineholder/Reserve Designator (LRD) tool. The LRD tool allows Flight Attendants to…

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10.01.21 – Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

Friday, October 1, 2021 Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month National Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrates the contributions, heritage, and culture of Hispanic and Latino Americans. We honor and celebrate the contributions of Hispanics in our Flight Attendant workforce and aviation in our country and the world. Hispanic Heritage Month is from September 15th to October 15th…

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10.01.21 – November 2021 Bidding Timelines

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Friday, October 1, 2021 November 2021 Bidding Timelines Please review the chart below, which provides the November Bidding Timelines: APFA Contract & Scheduling Desk Call or text 817-540-0108 Monday – Friday, 0700 – 1900 (CDT) APFA Live Messaging Monday – Friday: 1500 – 2300 (CDT) Weekends and Holidays: 0900 – 1700 (CDT) (Link may be found on homepage of APFA.org) In Solidarity,…

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