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6.18.21 – APFA PHL Base Brief – Parking Update

Friday, June 18, 2021 Parking Update Philadelphia Flight Attendants, We were advised today that the parking garages are either at capacity or very near capacity. PHL Parking Authority (PPA) has authorized and implement alternate parking plans for all airport employees. Effective immediately, employees will be permitted to park on the ground level when the garage is…

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6.08.21 – APFA PHL Base Brief – June 8, 2021

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 PHL Virtual Town Hall Meeting Reserve Rotation Information Meeting with your Flight Service Manager (FSM) APFA Live Chat   Philadelphia Flight Attendants, PHL Virtual Town Hall Meeting The Vice President of the PHL station will be hosting a virtual town hall meeting with Network Planning for all team members who work in…

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5.22.21 – APFA PHL Base Brief – Employee Parking

Saturday, May 22, 2021 PHL Employee Parking Over the last few months, we have been struggling with the employee parking situation in PHL. The parking garages are full, and it is becoming increasingly more frustrating. The Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) has made it very clear they will not be reopening the employee lots at this…

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5.12.21 – APFA PHL Base Brief – PBS Bidding Help

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 PBS Bidding Help PHL Base Council Representative, former PBS/FOI trainer and FABRC specialist John Pratt will be available in the PHL B-16 crew room to assist our Flight Attendants with June PBS bidding on the following dates: Thursday, May 13th, 9:00am – 5:00pm Friday, May 14th, 9:00am- 5:00pm You can also contact him…

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5.05.21 – APFA PHL Base Brief – May 5, 2021

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Amsterdam Required Negative COVID-19 Test For quite a few weeks, we have known that the Netherlands government requires a negative COVID-19 test before boarding for all crew members and passengers to enter the country. We have been pressing the company for a process and how they were going to provide and compensate…

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5.05.21 – APFA PHL Base Brief – Need Help Bidding in PBS?

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Need Help Bidding in PBS? PHL Base Council Representative, former PBS/FOI trainer and FABRC specialist John Pratt will be available in the PHL B-16 crew room to assist our Flight Attendants with June PBS bidding on the following dates: Thursday, May 13th, 9:00am – 5:00pm Friday, May 14th, 9:00am- 5:00pm You can also…

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5.03.21 – APFA PHL Base Brief – June 2021 Allocations

Monday, May 3, 2021 June 2021 Allocations Philadelphia Flight Attendants, Each month is looking better. We have more one-day turns. We see the return of some redeyes, including a redeye LAS turn on the 787. The sit times are slowly coming down, but there are still some sequences with sit time every day. We are happy…

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4.25.21 – APFA PHL Base Brief- Base Council Contact Information

Sunday, April 25, 2021 Base Council Contact Information APFA recently held base elections for the term beginning April 1, 2021- March 31, 2023. I am pleased to announce that Tracey and I have been duly elected for another term. Below is an updated list of your PHL APFA Base Leadership team. Please note we have…

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4.08.21 – APFA PHL Base Brief – May 2021 Allocations

Thursday, April 8, 2021 May 2021 Allocations Philadelphia Flight Attendants, It has been a long time coming, and we are not there yet, but we will see a block hour increase of 56% for May. Our 1-day turns are back, and AMS will be joining LHR and DUB on the IPD schedule. The sit times are…

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3.24.21 – PHL Base Brief: Known Crewmember And Customs Processing Updates

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 Known Crewmember and Customs Processing Updates PHL Known Crewmember Relocation The Company and APFA were just notified that effective tomorrow, March 25th, the Known Crewmember (KCM) checkpoint will relocate back to Terminal C. TSA stated that this will allow more room at the Terminal B checkpoint for peak summer travel. Customs Processing Update…

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3.11.21 – PHL Base Brief: 2021 APFA Annual Convention

Thursday, March 11, 2021 2021 APFA Annual Convention This week, the APFA Board of Directors gathered in DFW for the annual convention. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, the meeting was limited to the National Officers, Base Presidents, Base Presidents-elect, and a small gallery. The focus of this year’s convention was to put policies in…

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3.10.21 – APFA PHL Base Brief – April 2021 Allocations

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 April 2021 Allocations Philadelphia Flight Attendants, April allocations show a substantial increase in flying. We have LHR and DUB in the April bid packet operating daily, and we have an increase in NIPD turns. We have more two and three-day trips along with a decrease in one-day trips. We still have no…

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2.15.21 – Boeing 777 Aircraft Training – PHL Canceled for Tuesday

Monday, February 15, 2021 Boeing 777 Aircraft Training – PHL Canceled for Tuesday Boeing 777 Aircraft Training – PHL scheduled for Tuesday, February 16, 2021, has been canceled due to inclement weather. Please do not travel to DFW if you have training scheduled for Tuesday, February 16, 2021. American will send a CCI message with…

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2.14.21 – APFA PHL Base Brief – February 14, 2021

Sunday, February 14, 2021 Dear Philadelphia Flight Attendants, March Bid Packet and Revised Bidding Timeline PHL March bid packets are now available on Jetnet> Flight Service> Bidding-PBS. We are cautiously optimistic as LHR and DUB are published for bidding, with the first eastbound flights operating on March 27, 2021. Please keep in mind IPD destinations are very…

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2.09.21 – APFA PHL Base Brief – March 2021 Allocations

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 March 2021 Allocations Philadelphia Flight Attendants, Things could be looking up. As of today, PHL to LHR and PHL to DUB are scheduled to operate beginning March 27th and will be in the bid packet. LHR will operate daily on the 777, and DUB will also operate daily on the 787. Please…

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2.01.21 – APFA PHL Base Brief – February 1, 2021

Monday, February 1, 2021 Philadelphia Flight Attendants, As you may have heard, Tracey and I have been duly elected for another term in office as your President and Vice President, respectively. The term begins April 1, 2021, and runs through March 31, 2023. We also have quite a few base council reps that have been…

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1.06.21 – APFA PHL Base Brief – February 2021 Allocations

Wednesday, January 6, 2021 February 2021 Allocations Philadelphia Flight Attendants, Our February allocations have some improvements over what we have seen in the past several months. We still do not have any IPD flying, and we will still see three (3) plus hours of sit time between flights. We continue to advocate for fewer legs per…

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12.03.20 – APFA PHL Base Brief – January 2021 Allocations

Thursday, December 3, 2020 January 2021 Allocations Philadelphia Flight Attendants, Our January allocations are a slight improvement over what we have seen in October and November but do not get too excited; they still are not great. The Company did not mix wide-body and narrow-body flying for January. Additionally, we do not have as many DFW…

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11.07.20 – APFA PHL Base Brief – December 2020 Allocations

Saturday, November 7, 2020 December 2020 Allocations Philadelphia Flight Attendants, I am not even sure where to start, much less what to say. We were provided our allocations to review less than 48 hours before our scheduled allocations call. As expected, the trips were not any better than what we have seen for October and…

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11.02.20 – APFA PHL Base Brief – Fall Board of Directors Meeting Recap

Monday, November 2, 2020 APFA Fall Board of Directors Meeting Recap Tracey and I spent last week in DFW at the annual Fall Board of Director’s meeting. Section Four of the APFA Policy Manual outlines all of the requirements for Board of Directors (BOD) and Executive Committee (EC) meetings, including information on the Fall BOD…

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10.21.20 – APFA PHL Base Brief – Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 New PBS Mis-Award Challenge Process PBS awards are now viewable. Contractually, the Company must provide a process for Flight Attendants to challenge their bid awards. We are disappointed that the Company has decided to close the Flight Attendant Bidding Resource Center (FABRC), which was one of the best services offered to our…

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10.09.20 – APFA Virtual Unemployment Town Hall – PHL

Friday, October 9, 2020 PHL Date: Wednesday, October 14 Time: 14:30 – 15:30 EDT Click this link to join the event APFA is hosting a Virtual Town Hall for PHL from 1430-1530 EDT on Wednesday, October 14 to answer your questions about unemployment. For those unable to attend, this event will be recorded and posted on the APFA…

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10.08.20 – APFA PHL Base Brief – November Allocations

Thursday, October 8, 2020 November 2020 Allocations Philadelphia Flight Attendants, I am happy to report our trips are slightly better for November as compared to October. We will see a few ODANs as well as some standalone redeyes. We have some three and four leg days, but not nearly as many as we had this…

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9.21.20 – APFA PHL Base Brief – Monday, September 21, 2020

Monday, September 21, 2020 Payroll Support Program Attend #ReliefNow Events This Week FABRC October Sequences 777 and 787 Training PHL Parking Meeting with Flight Service Manager Follow APFA on Social Media   Payroll Support Program APFA, along with other labor Unions and airline executives, continue to advocate for a clean extension of the Payroll Support…

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9.09.20 – APFA PHL Base Brief – October Allocations

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 October 2020 Allocations Philadelphia Flight Attendants, I am not sure where to begin with the October allocations information. On September 1st, the Company invited the APFA leadership to participate in a WebEx meeting to discuss the quality of life/sequence construction. They told us they would be building sequences more efficiently –…

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8.30.20 – Kim Kaswinkel, APFA PHL Base President

Sunday, August 30, 2020 Dear Philadelphia Flight Attendants: We have all had a few days to process and digest the company’s announcements on the short-term future of our airline. American Airlines announced a projected overage of 14,000 Flight Attendants. After the VEOPs and leaves are awarded, they still need to involuntarily furlough 8,099 Flight Attendants.…

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8.24.20 – APFA PHL Base Brief – Monday, August 24, 2020

Monday, August 24, 2020 Dear Philadelphia Flight Attendants: In a few days, we will be faced with one of the biggest challenges of our careers. We have seen hundreds of our friends already leave on previously offered VEOPs and long-term leaves. We will soon find out how many more are ending their careers by taking…

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8.08.20 – APFA PHL Base Brief – September 2020 Allocations

Saturday, August 8, 2020 September 2020 Allocations Philadelphia Flight Attendants, Philadelphia will see a decrease in flying for September, which is typical for this time of year. PHL has 347 Flight Attendants who opted for the one-month PVLOA. Our block hours for September will be 58,538 for PHL, which includes 3,751 in PIT. The flying for…

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