This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Thursday, December 21, 2006.
APFA News: The Company is offering reinstatement to the six most senior FAs who were displaced from MIA Domestic during the '03 furlough. This reinstatement will take effect on January 31, 2007. The reinstatement process is a result of a standing agreement between APFA and the Company to return our displaced FAs' to MIA-D. If you are eligible for this reinstatement, you should have already received an HI6 message. The ballot for reinstatement can be found on aaflightservice.com under Crew Resources and the deadline is 0830 CST December 27, 2006. Each displaced FA eligible for reinstatement should complete a ballot as failure to submit a ballot in the event the reinstatement seniority reaches you, or rejection of the reinstatement offer will result in the forfeiting of your rights for reinstatement. If you are not active, you are still eligible for this offer.
The Company has advised all current and former employees eligible for non-rev travel that acknowledgment of AA's travel policy terms is required by December 31, 2006, in order to retain non-rev travel privileges. Acknowledging and confirming the policy terms can be accomplished by clicking on the pop-up message on either the Non-Rev Travel Planner or Jetnet Check-In pages of Jetnet. If you have difficulties with pop-up blocking software or any other questions on the policy terms, contact AA Employee Services at 800-447-2000 or you can use Live Chat on Jetnet.
Another reminder that uniform points do not carry over for the following year's use. Contact VF Solutions at vfsolutions.com by 2359 EST on December 31st or call them at 1-800-565-6242 no later than 1500 EST on Friday the 29th to place an order using your '06 points.
Bankruptcy Watch: Delta has submitted their stand-alone proposal to emerge from bankruptcy and rejected US Airways' bid for a hostile takeover. Delta plans to re-emerge from the protection of bankruptcy by spring of '07. Meanwhile, Air Tran Airways is moving forward with its attempt to takeover Midwest Airlines.
Fuel Watch: As of Tuesday, December 19th, a barrel of crude oil cost $61.37, up $1.78 from last weekís price. The crack spread price was $9.24, down $5.60 from last week's price. This brings the cost of one barrel of jet fuel to $72.39 - down $3.82 from the price of jet fuel a week ago.
The total for one barrel of jet fuel a year ago December was $72.72 - about the same as the price of a barrel of jet fuel today.
APFA wishes each and every member a safe and happy holiday season. APFA HDQ will be closed on Friday the 22nd and Monday the 25th in honor of the holiday. However, if you have an emergency, please call 817-540-0108 and follow the prompts for the Officer-On-Duty.
Please remember that we have 2,623 APFA members on furlough.
That's it for this week. Thank you for calling the APFA Hotline.