Hotlines – 2022

1.13.22 – APFA Reserve PBS Virtual Training Begins Shortly

Thursday, January 13, 2022 APFA Reserve PBS Virtual Training Begins Shortly The APFA Virtual Reserve PBS Training Town Hall will begin at 1300 (CT). During the event, you will also have the ability to message in questions you may have as well. For those unable to attend, this event will be recorded and posted on the APFA…

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1.13.22 – Annual Vacation Buyback Closes Tomorrow

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Thursday, January 13, 2022 Annual Vacation Buyback Closes Tomorrow The Annual Vacation buyback process will close tomorrow, Friday, January 14th, at 1200 (CT). In accordance with JCBA Section 8.F., Flight Attendants have the option to buyback a portion or all vacation days accrued during 2021 (carryover days are excluded). This includes the incentive vacation day…

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1.12.22 – Abuse of Our Scheduling Tools

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 Abuse of Our Scheduling Tools Flight Attendants continue to voice concerns regarding illicit trip trades and drops. With the elimination of many premium trips throughout the system, the abuse has become more evident. Many of you have exercised tremendous restraint in reporting these abuses to management because you respect and value…

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1.11.22 – Aflac® Enrollment Ends January 15th, 2022

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 Annual Open Enrollment Ends 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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1.11.22 – APFA Reserve PBS Virtual Training

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 APFA Reserve PBS Virtual Training On Thursday, January 13, 2022, APFA will be hosting a Virtual Reserve PBS Training Town Hall from 1300- 1400 (CT). During the event, you will also have the ability to message in questions you may have as well. For those unable to attend, this event will be recorded and posted on…

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1.11.22 – An Update on Negotiations- January 11, 2022

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 Hello Everyone, Our June 18, 2021, Negotiations Update communicated a new approach to bargaining. Using a strategic approach, discussions will target key areas where Flight Attendants need contractual improvements. Airlines negotiate under the guidance of the Railway Labor Act, and those negotiations can often be lengthy. Every predecessor airline that makes up American…

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1.11.22 – APFA Virtual Retirement Town Hall – Tuesday, January 18, 2022

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022 APFA Virtual Retirement Town Hall Tuesday, January 18, 2022 APFA will be hosting the first Virtual Town Hall of 2022 to answer your questions about retirement on Tuesday, January 18, from 10:30am until 12:30pm (CT). Topics will include: 401(k) ● 65-Point Plan ● COBRA ● Medicare Pensions ● Retiree Travel ● Social Security ●…

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1.10.22 – January 11th is Human Trafficking Awareness Day

Monday, January 10, 2022 January 11th is Human Trafficking Awareness Day Wear Blue to Raise Awareness Are you ready for #WearBlueDay? On Tuesday, January 11th, National Human Trafficking Awareness Day, join the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Blue Campaign, as well as other organizations and individuals across the country, in wearing blue to encourage public awareness…

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1.10.22 – February 2022 PBS Bidding Now Open

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< Monday, January 10, 2022 February 2022 PBS Bidding Now Open PBS bidding opened today, Monday, January 10 at 1200 (CT) for February 2022 bidding. Bidding will close on Saturday, January 15 at 1200 (CT). February 2022 PBS Awards will be viewable on Tuesday, January 18 at 1200 (CT).   During the LRD process, some of you may have “toggled” from Reserve to Lineholder for February. If you…

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1.10.22 – APFA PHL PBS Reserve Training Recording

Monday, January 10, 2022 PHL PBS Reserve Training Recordings On December 13, 2021, APFA hosted a Virtual PBS Training for PHL-based Flight Attendants focusing on Reserve Bidding. You will find the link for the recorded PHL PBS Reserve Training Recording here: In Solidarity, Paul Hartshorn, Jr. APFA Communications communications@apfa.org Kim Kaswinkel APFA PHL Base President kkaswinkel@apfa.org John Pratt…

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1.07.22 – APFA Accepting Resumes For Administrative & National Department Chair Positions

Friday, January 7, 2022 APFA Accepting Resumes for Administrative & National Department Chair Positions APFA is accepting resumes for the following positions: National Balloting Committee (minimum of 4) National Budget Committee (minimum of 4) Regional Representatives (6) National Department Chairs Communications Contract Health Hotel Injury on Duty (IOD) Safety/Security Scheduling   The deadline to submit…

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1.07.22 – Annual Vacation Buyback Now Open

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Friday, January 7, 2022 Annual Vacation Buyback Now Open The Annual Vacation buyback process is now open. It will close on Friday, January 14th, at 1200 (CT). In accordance with JCBA Section 8.F., Flight Attendants have the option to buyback a portion or all vacation days accrued during 2021 (carryover days are excluded). This includes the…

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1.07.22 – Government Affairs Update: 10-Hour Minimum Rest

Friday, January 7, 2022 Flight Attendant Unions File Joint Submission on the 10-Hour Minimum Rest Regulation This week, APFA, along with other Flight Attendant Unions, jointly submitted official comments on the proposed 10-hour minimum rest rule. The joint filing discusses the increasing responsibilities of Flight Attendants and the many studies that show how fatigue can impair…

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1.06.22 – February 2022 LRD Closes Tomorrow

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Thursday, January 6, 2022 February 2022 LRD Closes Tomorrow The Lineholder/Reserve Designator (LRD) to preference either Lineholder or “Senior Bumping” onto Reserve will close tomorrow, Friday, January 7 at 1200 (CST). Remaining February 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)…

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1.05.22 – COVID-19 Vaccine Verification

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022 COVID-19 Vaccine Verification If you have submitted your COVID-19 vaccine to the company, your training record will be updated with SPL 21 code on your HI*9 in FOS. We encourage all Flight Attendants who have submitted proof of vaccination to verify the code has been entered. You can access your training…

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1.03.22 – January Recognitions

Monday, January 3, 2022 January Recognitions As we look back at 2021, we have seen life cannot help itself from moving in unpredictable ways. We have had to pull back into alignment during these times more than usual. This job brings things to distract and makes us feel happier, sadder, fuller, emptier, or safer. We have…

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1.03.22 – February 2022 LRD Now Open

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Monday, January 3, 2022 February 2022 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…

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1.01.22 – February 2022 Bidding Timelines

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Saturday, January 1, 2022 February 2022 Bidding Timelines Please review the chart below, which provides the February Bidding Timelines: APFA Contract & Scheduling Desk Call 817-540-0108 Monday – Friday, 0700 – 1900 (CT) APFA Live Messaging Monday – Friday: 1500 – 2300 (CT) Weekends and Holidays: 0900 – 1700 (CT) (Link may be found on homepage of APFA.org) In Solidarity, Jeff Petersen APFA National…

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