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6.14.22 – APFA PHL Base Brief: 2022 PHL Lip Sync Revue

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 Mark your calendars for July! The 2022 PHL Lip Sync Revue benefitting the Wings Foundation will be held Thursday, July 21, 2022, at Voyeur Philadelphia. Tickets available here. In Solidarity, Kim Kaswinkel APFA PHL Base President kkaswinkel@apfa.org

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6.06.22 – APFA PHL Base Brief – July 2022 Staffing and Allocations

Monday, June 6, 2022 July 2022 PHL Staffing and Allocations July is pretty much a carbon copy of June. Your Base Presidents expressed frustration over the high line average and the reserve percentages. The company continues to blame absenteeism, including all absences, not just sick. We pointed out that COVID is on the rise again, and we…

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5.21.22 – APFA PHL Base Virtual Town Hall Recording

Saturday, May 21, 2022 APFA PHL Base Virtual Town Hall Recording This past Wednesday, your APFA PHL base leadership hosted a town hall including APFA National Department representatives. In this session we provided some general information from each department and answered questions important to you. Missed the town hall? Click below to view the recording! You…

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5.18.22 – Reminder: PHL Virtual Town Hall Begins Shortly

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 PHL Virtual Town Hall Wednesday, May 18, 2022 1130 – 1300 ET How to Join the Virtual Town Hall via Cellphone or Tablet This is a Virtual Town Hall, there is no phone dial-in information for this forum. Download the Microsoft® Teams App by clicking one of the options below: <<<Apple App Store Click Here>>>…

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5.16.22 – Reminder: PHL Virtual Town Hall- May 18, 2022

Monday, May 16, 2022 PHL Virtual Town Hall Wednesday, May 18, 2022 1130 – 1300 ET We will have representatives from our base as well as representatives from APFA Headquarters including Contract/Scheduling, Safety, Health, and Negotiations. Submit your questions in advance here How to Join the Virtual Town Hall via Cellphone or Tablet This is…

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5.03.22 – APFA PHL Base Brief: PHL Virtual Town Hall

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 PHL Virtual Town Hall Wednesday, May 18, 2022 1130 – 1300 ET We will have representatives from our base as well as representatives from APFA Headquarters including Contract/Scheduling, Safety, Health, and Negotiations. Submit your questions in advance here How to Join the Virtual Town Hall via Cellphone or Tablet This is…

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4.05.22 – APFA PHL Base Brief: Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Tuesday, April 5, 2022 REQUIRED BASE EQUIPMENT SERVICE TRAINING (RBEST) & CQ 787 and 777 aircraft are required base equipment for PHL. Balloting for May equipment training is now open, and closes April 6th at 12 pm CT. TBS balloting for CQ for May will also close on April 6th at 12 pm CT. RESERVE NOT IN…

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4.05.22 – APFA PHL Base Brief – May 2022 Staffing and Allocations

Tuesday, April 5, 2022 May 2022 PHL Staffing and Allocations The company has continued its process to build the May allocations to allow for the 10-hour FAR minimum layer rest requirement, which still hasn’t been required by the FAA. Our sit times have improved slightly on some trips and then on others, there are three-plus hour…

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3.05.22 – APFA PHL Base Brief – April 2022 Staffing and Allocations

Saturday, March 5, 2022 April 2022 PHL Staffing and Allocations The April allocations continue to be built to allow for the 10-hour FAR minimum layer rest requirement, which hasn’t been required yet by the FAA. Our sit times have improved slightly on some trips and then on others, there are three-plus hour sits on each duty…

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3.3.2022 – APFA PHL Base Brief: Thursday, March 3, 2022

Thursday, March 3, 2022 Welcome New Hires! We will be welcoming new hire Flight Attendants around the system beginning next week through December. Eighty Flight Attendants from the first five classes of 2022 will join us in PHL. Class 22-06 has not started. Base indocs will occur every Monday, and they will be on duty…

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2.05.22 – APFA PHL Base Brief: PHL Flight Service Town Hall Highlights

Saturday, February 5, 2022 PHL Flight Service Town Hall Highlights If you were unable to join the PHL Station Town Hall for Flight Service today, I would like to provide you with some highlights from the call in addition to the questions that were sent in and answered. Employee Parking PHL has implemented a “rescue bus”…

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2.02.22 – APFA PHL Base Brief: PHL Flight Service Town Hall

Wednesday, February 2, 2022 Reminder: PHL Flight Service Town Hall Please join Lakshman Amaranayaka, VP PHL Operations, for a PHL Flight Service town hall with updates on station performance, preparations for our upcoming transatlantic services, and the employee parking lot. When: Thursday, February 3, 2022, 12:45p- 1:45p Click here to join the meeting via computer / mobile app. Join via phone:…

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1.21.22 – APFA PHL Base Brief: January 21, 2022

Friday, January 21, 2022 PHL Employee Parking Italy Meetings with Your Flight Service Manager (FSM) Attention Reserves Contract ACTION Team   PHL EMPLOYEE PARKING We are receiving reports from Flight Attendants with concerns about the Bartram employee lot. American Airlines does not own the employee lot- it is the responsibility of the airport authority. I have…

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1.05.22 – APFA PHL Base Brief – February 2022 Staffing and Allocations

Wednesday, January 5, 2022 February 2022 PHL Staffing and Allocations Another month with very few improvements. Our sit times have not improved, nor has the long duty day followed by a short layover. We continue to point out the problematic sequences but have seen very little improvement. We did see a decrease in block hours for February.…

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12.30.21 – APFA PHL Base Brief: December 30, 2021

Thursday, December 30, 2021 MEETINGS WITH YOUR FLIGHT SERVICE MANAGER OR THE ATTENDANCE MANAGER We are seeing a significant uptick in the number of meeting requests with FSMs, including your attendance flight service manager (AFSM). If you are called or sent a letter or email requesting a meeting, please remember you have a contractual right to…

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12.28.21 – APFA PHL Base Brief: Closing Out 2021

Tuesday, December 28, 2021 Dear Philadelphia Flight Attendants, As we close out another challenging year, I have been reflecting on the last twelve months. Travel demand returned faster than anyone imagined, while we are still living with the effects of the pandemic and new variants of COVID-19. In October we said goodbye to those Flight Attendants who…

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12.04.21 – APFA PHL Base Brief – January 2022 Staffing and Allocations

Saturday, December 4, 2021 January 2022 PHL Staffing and Allocations We are still waiting on the much-needed improvements to our sequences. Our sit times have not improved, nor has the long duty day followed by a short layover. We continue to complain about the sequence construction, but nothing is improving. We do have a small increase…

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11.18.21 – APFA PHL Base Brief – Thursday, November 18, 2021

Thursday, November 18, 2021 WELCOME PHL NEW HIRES We are welcoming new hire Flight Attendants around the system beginning next week through December. Currently, PHL is expecting to welcome 136 from the first four classes. Base indocs will occur every Monday, and they will be on duty and available to fly the following day. There…

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11.05.21 – APFA PHL Base Brief – December 2021 Staffing and Allocations

Friday, November 5, 2021 December 2021 PHL Staffing and Allocations We haven’t seen much of the promised improvements to our sequences. We have an increase in sequences where the layover is shorter than the duty day. Sit times have not improved. The Company has changed how they are building the schedule in December compared to years…

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11.02.21 – APFA PHL Base Brief – November 2, 2021

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 Meetings with a Flight Service Manager Employee Parking Reserve Reminders COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Retirement and PBS Town Halls Available   MEETINGS WITH A FLIGHT SERVICE MANAGER We are seeing a significant uptick in the number of meeting requests with FSMs, including your attendance flight service manager (AFSM). If you are called or…

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10.25.21 – APFA PHL Base Brief – SEPTA Workers Union Authorizes Strike

Monday, October 25, 2021 SEPTA Workers Union Authorizes Strike Yesterday, Transport Workers Union Local 234, representing SEPTA workers, authorized a strike which could begin at midnight on October 31st. This strike authorization does not guarantee workers will strike, but it does give them leverage as they continue negotiations. The strike would affect service on buses, subways, trolleys,…

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10.16.21 – APFA PHL Base Brief – October 16, 2021

Saturday, October 16, 2021 Support American Eagle Piedmont Flight Attendants on the Picket Line! When: Thursday, October 21, 2021, 12-1 pm EDT Where: Philadelphia International Airport, Terminal F (Departures), 8000 Essington Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19153 AFA Flight Attendants at Piedmont—a subsidiary of American Airlines—are taking a strike vote right now. They need our support. Management’s latest proposal…

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10.07.21 – APFA PHL Base Brief – October 7, 2021

Thursday, October 7, 2021 EVLOA RETURNS November 1st, we will welcome back our first group of Flight Attendants who were on an EVLOA. PHL is expecting 140, with the remaining returning December 1st. We do not have the exact number of the December returns as some Flight Attendants have yet to clear. As soon as…

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10.05.21 – APFA PHL Base Brief – November 2021 Staffing and Allocations

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 Allocations The company started making quality of life improvements with the October allocations, indicating that we would see additional improvement for November. We have many sequences that have a long duty day followed by a short layover. In most cases, the layover is shorter than the duty day. Our sit times…

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9.23.21 – APFA PHL Base Brief – September 23, 2021

Thursday, September 23, 2021 ATTENDANCE FLIGHT SERVICE MANAGER (AFSM) The company has decided to move in a slightly different direction when it comes to attendance. Everyone has been assigned to an AFSM. They will be the manager that you will report to for all things attendance-related. We have been told they are highly trained and considered subject…

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9.05.21 – APFA PHL Base Brief – October 2021 Staffing and Allocations

Sunday, September 5, 2021 Allocations The Company has finally taken the feedback from the APFA leadership and made some changes to the trip construction. With some good comes some bad. We are seeing fewer segments in a duty period, longer rest but increased sit times. We do have domestic wide-body flying for October and a…

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8.03.21 – APFA PHL Base Brief – September 2021 Staffing and Allocations

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 Allocations Your APFA leadership has made the unanimous decision not to participate in the allocations call this month. For several months now, we have continued to speak to the need for shorter duty days and longer rest. We have complained about long sit times, five-leg days followed by minimum rest, eleven…

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7.16.21 – APFA PHL Base Brief – Cancellation of All EVLOA’s

Friday, July 16, 2021 Cancellation of All EVLOA’s As reported by the Company yesterday, all Extended Voluntary Leaves of Absence (EVLOAs) will be cancelled. Flight Attendants on these leaves will have the option to return in November or December. Balloting for your return date is now open, and returns will be processed in seniority order. If you are…

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7.13.21 – APFA PHL Base Brief – Tips for August 2021 PBS Bidding

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 Tips for August 2021 PBS Bidding Just a few tips for August bidding. PHL has never had a six-day trip, and its calendar day length, RON durations, and flight hours combine to create some bidding issues in PBS. First and foremost, if you are bidding for this six-day trip, the following waivers may be required: WAIVE…

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