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2.09.21 – APFA MIA Base Brief – March 2021 Allocations

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 March 2021 Staffing and Allocations All, Miami’s total block hours for March are 127,919. This is an 8.7% increase from February. We are still down 43% from the same period last year. The increase in block hours represents the gradual return of our flying. We expect this trend to continue. Please…

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1.22.21 – APFA MIA Base Brief – February Pay Protection

Friday, January 22, 2021 February Pay Protection All, I am pleased to report that APFA has secured a pay protection Letter of Agreement for February. Cancellations which are COVID-related, will pay protect both partial and full sequence cancellations. The XF code represents pay for COVID-related cancellations. The code will appear on the HI1 next to…

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1.06.21 – APFA MIA Base Brief – February 2021 Allocations

Wednesday, January 6, 2021 February 2021 Allocations All, As we begin the new year, I hope you had time to enjoy the holiday season. I would like to welcome back our furloughed Flight Attendants! This is extremely good news. Once the federally mandated background check is complete, the first group of recalls will report to…

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1.03.21 – APFA MIA Base Brief – February 2021 Preliminary Staffing Numbers

Sunday, January 3, 2021 February 2021 Preliminary Staffing Numbers All, For February, the Miami operation is down 51.7% YOY and will see an additional 3% drop from January’s schedule. We continue to be impacted by COVID cancellations in our International operation, which is contributing to the reductions. We will see a significant decrease in the number…

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12.22.20 – APFA MIA Base Brief – GIG Position 9 Update

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 GIG Position 9 Update All, Starting on January 4th, GIG will operate as a 777-200. The 787 was originally planned to operate the trip for January, but due to delivery delays, it was changed to a 777-200 for the remainder of the month. Position 9 was left open due to the…

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12.08.20 – APFA MIA Base Brief – LRD Tool and PBS Bidding

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 LRD Tool and PBS Bidding When toggling to Lineholder in the LRD tool, it is IMPERATIVE that you create both a Reserve and Lineholder monthly bid in PBS. In December, we were made aware of two Flight Attendants who toggled to Lineholder, and when PBS opened, their Dashboard indicated they were…

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12.03.20 – PFA MIA Base Brief – January 2021 Allocations

Thursday, December 3, 2020 January 2021 Staffing and Allocations January flying is still down about 55% year over year. System-wide block hours are 672,889 slightly up from 666,157 in December, but significantly less than last January’s block hours which totaled 1,418,457. Miami’s total block hours for January are 106,389 up form 105,705 in December, and down…

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11.12.20 – APFA MIA Base Brief – Trips Missed Due to Tropical Storm Eta

Thursday, November 12, 2020 Trips Missed Due to Tropical Storm Eta Through a Letter of Agreement, the Company has agreed to remove all trips missed associated with Tropical Storm Eta. They will be recoded to a PO (Personal Leave Other) and documented as non-chargeable and will not count toward the two (2) Contractually allowed Personal…

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11.06.20 – APFA MIA Base Brief – December 2020 Allocations

Friday, November 6, 2020 December Staffing and Allocations Once again, the Company has relaxed the penalties on the optimizer creating longer duty days, increased sit times, and multiple legs contained within the duty day. The entire APFA BOD and National Officers voiced their adamant concerns at the Company‘s effort to squeeze every ounce of productivity…

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10.18.20 – APFA MIA Base Brief – Bermuda Update and Sequence Modifications

Sunday, October 18, 2020 Bermuda Update and Sequence Modifications All, All BDA sequences will be modified to operate as turns. They will be treated as a reschedule unless they completely cancel (XI), and do not fall within the last trip/series. All sequences flown as a reschedule, including these BDA reschedules, will be paid and credited…

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10.09.20 – APFA Virtual Unemployment Town Hall – LGA & MIA

Friday, October 9, 2020 LGA & MIA Date: Wednesday, October 14 Time: 12:30 – 13:30 EDT Click this link to join the event APFA is hosting a Virtual Town Hall for LGA & MIA from 1230-1330 EDT on Wednesday, October 14 to answer your questions about unemployment. For those unable to attend, this event will be recorded and…

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9.09.20 – APFA MIA Base Brief – October Staffing and Allocations

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 October Staffing and Allocations Last week, the Base Presidents were invited to participate in a “quality of life” discussion with the Company regarding sequence construction for October. The Company laid out a comprehensive plan to cut costs by allowing the optimizer to increase productivity. This includes relaxing properties that avoid sit…

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9.01.20 – APFA MIA Base Brief – October Plan

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 October Plan All, Allocations is still working on the October schedule. Absent an extension to the Payroll Support Program (PSP), the Company plans to operate the October schedule for the Miami base with an available headcount of 1,839 Flight Attendants. Last October, the available headcount was 3,637. This represents a 50%…

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8.10.20 – APFA MIA Base Brief – September Staffing and Allocations

Monday, August 10, 2020 September Staffing and Allocations September is normally a month where there is a reduction in flying system-wide which is attributed to a seasonal pullback. The reduction will represent a 9.7% decrease from the August schedule. Compounding this loss of flying, are the International countries once again imposing restrictions. The bids were…

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7.28.20 – APFA Virtual VEOP & Retirement Town Hall Today – MIA

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 MIA Date: Today, July 28 Time: 12:00 – 13:00 ET Click this link to join the event APFA is hosting a Virtual Town Hall for MIA today, from 1200-1300 ET to answer your questions about retirement and the Voluntary Early Out Program (VEOP). For those unable to attend, this event will be recorded and posted…

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7.27.20 – APFA Virtual VEOP & Retirement Town Hall Tomorrow – MIA

Monday, July 27, 2020 MIA Date: Tomorrow, July 28 Time: 12:00 – 13:00 ET Click this link to join the event APFA is hosting a Virtual Town Hall for MIA tomorrow, from 1200-1300 ET to answer your questions about retirement and the Voluntary Early Out Program (VEOP). For those unable to attend, this event will be recorded and posted…

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7.24.20 – APFA Virtual VEOP & Retirement Town Hall – MIA

Friday, July 24, 2020 MIA Date: Tuesday, July 28 Time: 12:00 – 13:00 ET Click this link to join the event APFA is hosting a Virtual Town Hall for MIA Tuesday from 1200-1300 ET to answer your questions about retirement and the Voluntary Early Out Program (VEOP). For those unable to attend, this event will be recorded and posted…

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7.01.20 – APFA MIA Base Brief – Today’s Announcement

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 MIA Flight Attendants, APFA Leadership was given an in-depth briefing prior to Jill’s announcement this afternoon. Doug Parker, CEO, Brian Znotins, VP of Network and Schedule Planning, Vasu Raja, VP of International Revenue Management, and Jill Surdek, VP of Flight Service were on the call. I will share with you what…

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3.04.20 – Cancellations and Pay Protections for MXP and ICN

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 Cancellations and Pay Protections for MXP and ICN Yesterday, APFA signed a letter of agreement for pay protections for the recent MXP & ICN cancellations. You may read the entire letter of agreement (LOA) here. Additionally, to help you understand the process of receiving pay protections, APFA has prepared a Q&A document. You may…

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1.31.20 – MIA Base Brief – February 2020

Friday, January 31, 2020 MIA Base Brief – February 2020 In This Brief (Open this hotline in your browser by clicking here if the navigation links below are not working) APFA Budget National Officers Elections JCBA/Contract Coronavirus Company Email for Union Business Annual Vacation Bidding Vacation Buyback Pay Protection-Canceled Legs Direct Conflicts/FAR Illegal-Pay Protection Attendance Incentive Credit/Bank…

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11.04.19 – Retirement Seminar Coming to Miami

Monday, November 4, 2019 Retirement Seminar Coming to Miami November 7th 1100 – 1400 Third Floor Conference Room before Operations Seminars cover a wide range of topics including: Retiree Travel, 401(K), Pensions, COBRA, and Medicare. Legacy American Airlines Flight Attendants: Download a pension estimate from the Pension Service Center page on Jetnet. Legacy US Airways Flight…

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9.29.19 – Dorian Letters of Agreement

Sunday, September 29, 2019 Dorian Letters of Agreement Hello Miami! Just a quick Base Blast to update you on the agreements that APFA was able to negotiate with the Company regarding Hurricane Dorian. It has been a tough few weeks of back and forth securing the best we could get in protections. We do not…

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8.30.19 – MIA Base Blast – Hurricane Dorian

Friday, August 30, 2019 MIA-based APFA Members, I’ve sent out a couple of communications via social media and want to ensure that it is also communicated to those who subscribe to our APFA Miami base briefs. Daily Ops staff can be reached 24 hours a day at 1-888-222-4737 or 682-315-7070. Stay Safe. -Randy Trautman APFA…

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8.23.19 – Miami August Base Brief

Friday, August 23, 2019     August 2019 Hello Miami! We have just a quick blast with a few topics that need to be addressed. We are getting many calls on these issues. Please continue to call us when you need us. We will put out a full brief next month. FLYING OVER PAY PROTECTION…

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8.06.19 – MIA Base Brief

Tuesday, August 6, 2019   August 2019 Here is your full brief for the month of August. We have many issues to address. Please continue to call us with your comments and concerns. As always, we have Reps available on evenings and weekends. NEW MIAMI APFA TEAM MEMBER We would like to introduce Nick Bader.…

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