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9.06.21 – Labor Day 2021

Monday, September 6, 2021 Labor Day 2021 On September 5, 1882, 10,000 workers took unpaid time off to march in a parade from City Hall to Union Square in New York City as a tribute to American workers. The march was organized by New York’s Central Labor Union and became the country’s first unofficial Labor…

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9.05.21 – Scheduled Into a Flex Day or Golden Day?

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Sunday, September 5, 2021 Scheduled Into a Flex Day? Crew Scheduling uses the FG code (Flex/Golden day) to indicate a Flex Day (FD) that a Flight Attendant has been assigned into or flown into in actual operations. This has caused some pay discrepancies. If you were either assigned or flown into a FD due to…

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9.05.21 – A Message From Your Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee Leaders

Sunday, September 5, 2021 A Message From Your Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee Leaders We are the newly appointed Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) Committee Leaders, and we would like to take a moment to introduce ourselves. Teddy Andrews (CLT) will serve as Chairperson of the committee. Teddy will work alongside three Co-Chairs- Chaddrian Calhoun…

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9.03.21 – Returning From EVLOA? October CQ Bidding Now Open

Friday, September 3, 2021 Returning From EVLOA? October CQ Bidding Now Open The Training Bidding System (TBS) is currently open for bidding for October CQ classes. If you are a December EVLOA recall and are QI and subject to being assigned training in October, you have the opportunity to bid for a CQ class in…

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9.03.21 – October LRD Now Open

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Friday, September 3, 2021 October 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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9.03.21 – Grapevine, TX- 9/11 Events

Friday, September 3, 2021 Grapevine, TX- 9/11 Events The City of Grapevine has finalized the September 11, 2001 Remembrance Events. As previously communicated, the events will begin with a Uniformed Crew Walk to the Grapevine, TX 9/11 Flight Crew Memorial: Uniformed Crew Walk Route: Following the walk, a number of events will take place throughout the…

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9.03.21 – Pay Comp Incorrectly Paying Rescheduled Sequences

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Friday, September 3, 2021 Pay Comp Incorrectly Paying Rescheduled Sequences With the recent onslaught of cancellations and reschedules, we have become increasingly aware of some issues with Pay Comp not paying rescheduled sequences correctly. The problem stems from Crew Tracking not rebuilding and coding sequences correctly. One issue affects a small group of Flight Attendants…

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9.01.21 – Update: APFA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021 Update: APFA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee Shortly after taking office, your APFA Leadership committed to ensuring that your Union would do everything possible to stand up to hate, violence, and systemic racism. This commitment includes fostering meaningful conversations to support and encourage inclusion and diversity at APFA, our workplace, and the communities in…

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9.01.21 – October 2021 Bidding Timelines

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021 October 2021 Bidding Timelines Please review the chart below, which provides the October 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…

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9.01.21 – Update: Improving Allocations/ Forced Double-Ups

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 Improving Allocations/ Forced Double-Ups It is no secret that the parameters that the company is using to build sequences are severely lacking. This is evidenced by the sheer number of FOS “repair” sequences being built at many of our crew bases, which, on many days, cause the company to burn through their…

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8.31.21 – 2021 Flight Attendant Drug and Alcohol Program Conference

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 2021 Flight Attendant Drug and Alcohol Program Conference This year’s Flight Attendant Drug and Alcohol Program (FADAP) Conference was held August 17th-19th, in Linthicum Heights, MD. 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…

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8.29.21 – An Expression of Gratitude

Sunday, August 29, 2021 An Expression of Gratitude As you know, the Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) program is in full swing, evacuating thousands from Afghanistan daily. As with most CRAF operations, the trips were met with unforeseen challenges. I am not writing to talk about all of the problems. Instead, I want to take this…

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8.26.21 – Monthly Vacation Buyback Available for the October 2021 Bid Month

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Thursday, August 26, 2021 Monthly Vacation Buyback Available for the October 2021 Bid Month The Company will open Monthly Vacation Buyback for the month of October per JCBA Section 8.F.2. Vacations that are completely in October are eligible. Vacations that originate in October and carry from October into November are eligible. Vacations that originate in September and carry into October are not eligible. Per the Contract, the Company…

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8.25.21 – mobileCCI Acknowledge Button

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021 mobileCCI Acknowledge Button The Company has updated mobileCCI to now show an “acknowledge” screen when you have a message regarding a Reserve assignment. For quite some time, Reserves were unaware that by clicking the “next” button on CCI, they were acknowledging an assignment. Due to the persistence of the APFA Contract/Scheduling Department,…

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8.25.21 – Reminder: Vacancy Transfers and Priority of Return

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021 Reminder: Vacancy Transfers and Priority of Return As a reminder, the company anticipates awarding a limited number of speaker and non-speaker vacancies in several bases throughout the system, with an effective date of November 1st, 2021. If you wish to transfer to one of these bases, you must update your transfer…

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8.25.21 – Lineholder Sequence Pay Protection Exception for September 2021

APFA National President hotline

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 Lineholder Sequence Pay Protection Exception for September 2021 For the September bid month, APFA has secured pay protections for partial and full sequence COVID-19 cancellations. A list for all COVID-19 cancellations can be found on Jetnet > Flight Service > Crew Resources > Scheduling. The list will be updated routinely. If you experience…

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8.25.21 – September 11th Unity Remembrance Pin

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 Dear Flight Attendants, Aviation security is personal to us. No matter the uniform we wear, the routes we fly, or the years we have worn our wings, we will always remember the events of September 11th, lift up our heroes and do everything in our power to ensure the events are never…

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8.24.21 – 7 Days Remain to Submit Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 7 Days Remain to Submit Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination The deadline to submit your proof of full vaccination to American Airlines is August 31, 2021. Every employee that submits their COVID-19 vaccination form will earn one additional vacation day for the 2022-23 vacation cycle, and 5000 Nonstop Thanks points (value = $50). To be considered…

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8.23.21 – Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) Activated

Monday, August 23, 2021 Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) Activated The U.S. Department of Defense notified American Airlines that they have activated Stage 1 of the Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF). On September 1st of each year, American releases a communication to allow Flight Attendants to either add or remove their names from the CRAF list, pursuant…

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8.22.21 – Calling Out of Time While on Reserve

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Sunday, August 22, 2021 Calling Out of Time While on Reserve Last month, many Reserve Flight Attendants were not given accurate information regarding calling out of time by Crew Scheduling. We also became aware of several Reserves who were assigned flying over the monthly max. Here is what you need to know about Calling Out…

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8.20.21 – Federal Mask Mandate Extended Through January 18th

Friday, August 20, 2021 Federal Mask Mandate Extended Through January 18th The federal mandate requiring that masks be worn on airplanes and in airports has been extended through January 18th. Passengers and aviation workers, regardless of vaccination status, must continue to wear masks while traveling. Air travel is shared space, and some of our passengers, including…

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8.20.21 – Uniformed Crew Walk to 9/11 Flight Crew Memorial

Friday, August 20, 2021 Uniformed Crew Walk to 9/11 Flight Crew Memorial Uniformed Crew Walk Route: A full day of events is planned at the 9/11 Flight Crew Memorial in Grapevine, TX, to honor and remember those lost on September 11, 2001. Please stay tuned for a comprehensive events schedule in the coming weeks.

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8.18.21 – September 2021 PBS Bid Award Summary & Mis-Award Process

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021 September 2021 PBS Bid Award Summary & Mis-Award Process September 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…

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8.16.21 – September Monthly Vacation Buyback

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Monday, August 16, 2021 September Monthly Vacation Buyback Monthly vacation buyback will be offered for the September contractual month. As a one-time exception, APFA and AA have signed a Letter of Agreement that modifies language in JCBA Section 8.F.2. The operation continues to be stressed, and the vacation buyback is one way to bring some much-needed relief…

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