Representing the Flight Attendants
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Representing the Flight Attendants of American Airlines

2017 Press Releases

9.01.17 – Statement by APFA National President Representing Flight Attendants at American Airlines on TSA’s “Ill-Conceived” Decision to Allow Shoppers Through Airline Security at Pittsburgh’s Airport

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Friday, September 1, 2017   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Statement by APFA National President Representing Flight Attendants at American Airlines on TSA’s “Ill-Conceived” Decision to Allow Shoppers Through Airline Security at Pittsburgh’s Airport   Below is a statement from APFA National President Bob Ross on the TSA decision to allow the Pittsburgh International Airport to provide…

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7.25.17 – Cabin Air Quality Legislation

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Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) Backs “Cabin Air Safety Act of 2017” Toxic Fume Events Pose Ongoing Hazard for Crew Members, Passengers WASHINGTON – The Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) strongly backs the Cabin Air Safety Act of 2017, sponsored by Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), union leaders said today. “When your workplace is 30,000…

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7.11.17 – APFA National President Bob Ross Responds to Qatar Airways CEO Akbar al-Baker’s Sexist, Ageist Remarks

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Jamie Horwitz, jhdcpr[at]starpower.net, 202/549-4921 APFA National President Bob Ross Responds to Qatar Airways CEO Akbar al-Baker’s Sexist, Ageist Remarks   July 11, 2017 (Fort Worth, TX) – “As if we didn’t need an incentive already to speak out against Qatar Airways, the latest statement by its CEO Akbar al-Baker should…

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6.22.17 – APFA National President Bob Ross’ Statement on Qatar

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For immediate release, June 22, 2017 Media Contact:  Jamie Horwitz jhdcpr[at]starpower.net 202-549-4921 Statement by Bob Ross APFA National President Representing Flight Attendants at American Airlines on Qatar Airways Seeking a Stake in American   The intentions of Qatar Airways are clear. They are using enormous government subsidies to gain a greater foothold in U.S. markets.…

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6.21.17 – American Airlines Announcement on Uniforms

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For Immediate Release, June 21, 2017 Media contacts:   Shane Staples, communications[at]www.apfa.org Roger Kerson, roger.kerson[at]gmail.com Statement of Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) President Bob Ross Re: New Uniforms at American Airlines   “Since American Airlines introduced new uniforms last fall, we’ve received more than 3,500 reports of…

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5.20.17 – AA Flight 31

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Saturday, May 20, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Statement by APFA President Bob Ross re: Incident on American Airlines Flight to Honolulu   EULESS, TEXAS (May 20, 2017) – The following statement is from the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) National President, Bob Ross: “Passengers aboard yesterday’s American Airlines flight to Honolulu are saying that Flight…

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5.12.17 – APFA Launches Media Campaign with Message for Wall Street

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Flight Attendants’ Union Launches Multimedia Campaign with Message that Wall Street’s Shortsighted Approach Will Hurt Airlines and Passengers in the Long-Term EULESS, TEXAS (May 12, 2017) – The Association of Professional Flight Attendants announced today a multimedia campaign in Texas newspapers, aviation trade journals and social media to counter statements from Wall Street analysts critical of…

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5.01.17 – APFA Executive Committee Approves Raises

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Jamie Horwitz, jhdcpr@starpower.net, 202-549-4921 or Shane Staples, communications@apfa.org   APFA Executive Committee Approves Pay Raises for American Airlines Flight Attendants   Euless, Texas (May 1, 2017) – The Executive Committee of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, meeting today in Euless, Texas has voted to accept pay raises offered by…

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4.26.17 – Statement by Bob Ross on Pay Raises at American Airlines

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Statement by Bob Ross, National President, Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) Representing Flight Attendants at American Airlines on Pay Raises at American Airlines   FORT WORTH, TEXAS (April 26, 2017) – The pay raises announced today for American Airlines Flight Attendants are welcomed by our members and our union. Unity pays…

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4.22.17 – Incident on SFO DFW Flight

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Shane Staples communications@apfa.org, 305-992-4817 Jamie Horwitz, jhdcpr@starpower.net, 202-549-4921 Statement by Bob Ross President The Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) Representing Flight Attendants at American Airlines on Incident on SFO to DFW Flight   FORT WORTH, TEXAS (April 22, 2017) – The goal of our 26,000 members is to make…

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2.10.17 – APFA Valentine’s Day Picketing Events

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Contact: Shane Staples communications@apfa.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Event: APFA Valentine’s Day Picketing Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Locations & Times: American Airlines Headquarters – 4333 Ammon Carter Blvd, Fort Worth, TX (11:00am – 3:00pm CT) Charlotte/Douglas International Airport (11:00am – 2:00pm ET) Los Angeles International Airport, Terminal 4, Departure Level (11:00am – 3:00pm PT) Miami…

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1.31.17 – Letter from Bob Ross to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao

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FORT WORTH, Texas – Today the Senate confirmed The Honorable Elaine Chao as the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation by a vote of 93-6. APFA President Bob Ross released the following letter congratulating the Secretary and requesting her attention to concerns with the NAI approval:   Dear Secretary Chao: Congratulations on your confirmation…

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