Representing the Flight Attendants
of American Airlines

Representing the Flight Attendants of American Airlines

2001 – Hotlines

10.19.01 – (LAA) – Daylight Savings Time, Overage Leaves of Absence

This is Leslie Mayo, APFA National Communications and today is Friday, October 19. The time is approximately 10:30 a.m. Central Daylight Time. Please be advised that Crew Resources is still in the process of awarding overage leaves of absence and partnership flying. Information regarding additional furloughs will not be available until after the leaves and…

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10.16.01 – (LAA) – Overage Leaves of Absence and Partnership Flying, Daily Nonstop Service Between JFK and Zurich, APFA Integration Proposal, Airline Workers Fairness Act, Airline Security Bill

This is Leslie Mayo, APFA National Communications and today is Friday, October 19. The time is approximately 10:30 a.m. Central Daylight Time. Please be advised that Crew Resources is still in the process of awarding overage leaves of absence and partnership flying. Information regarding additional furloughs will not be available until after the leaves and…

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10.12.01 – (LAA) – FA Surplus, AA Proffering 6-Month Overage Leaves and Partnership Flying, Filing Appendix T Applications, Airline Workers Fairness Act, Aviation Security Act

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, October 12, 2001. The Company announced yesterday that effective November 1, there will be a Flight Attendant surplus of 3,306. Details are as follows: BOS-I 20 DCA-I 9 IDF 248 LAX-I 40 JFK 173 IMA 201 IOR 340 RDU-I 12 SEA 13…

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10.11.01 – (LAA) – APFA and Management Meet to Discuss Anticipated Overages

This is Leslie Mayo, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with a special hotline update. Today is Thursday, October 11. APFA Representatives met today with Management to discuss the anticipated overages that will exist at each base due to decreased manning needs, beginning in November. The Company estimates a system wide surplus of 3,306 flight attendants, effective…

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10.10.01 – (LAA) – New Pay Rates Not Relected in 10/15 Pay Statements, AA and APFA Meet to Discuss Additional Furloughs, Aviations Security Bill, Displaced Workers Assistance Act, Contract Implementation Schedule

This is Leslie Mayo, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with a special hotline update. Today is Wednesday, October 10. APFA is aware that the new pay rates are not reflected in the October 15 pay statements as was previously announced. APFA and the Company are not in disagreement that these new pay rates were to be…

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10.09.01 – (LAA) – APFA Meeting with AA to Discuss Possible Need for Additional Furloughs, Aviation Security Bill, Bond Bill

This is Leslie Mayo, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with the Hotline updated for Tuesday, October 9. APFA was scheduled to meet with the Company today to discuss the possible need for additional furloughs. It was necessary for this meeting to be postponed as the Company is still working the numbers to determine how many overage…

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10.05.01 – (LAA) – Senate Bill 1479, House Bill 2989, Contract Implementation Schedule, APFA Phone Watch De-Activated, WINGS Flag Run

This is Leslie Mayo, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, October 5. First, an update on Senate Bill 1479 and House Bill 2989. Both of these bills would mandate third-party arbitration as a means to resolve the seniority integration issues arising from the Company’s purchase of TWA something which the APFA…

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10.02.01 – (LAA) – Senate Bill 1479, TWA Integration, Furloughs, 9/11 Memorial Services

This is APFA President John Ward. Today is Tuesday, October 2. Missouri Senator Kit Bond yesterday introduced legislation which would require third-party arbitration to determine the seniority issues arising from American’s acquisition of TWA. Please call, fax or e-mail your Senators today and let him/her know that you oppose Senate Bill 1479 and any legislative…

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9.30.01 – (LAA) – Sen Kit Bond Seeking Federal Legislation with Would Require 3rd Party Arbitration to Decide TWA Seniority Integration

Today is Sunday, September 30, 2001. This is APFA President John Ward, with a special hotline update. APFA is aware that Missouri Senator Kit Bond is seeking federal legislation that would require third-party arbitration to decide the seniority issues relating to the TWA integration. The Senate Commerce Committee, which has oversight of the U.S. domestic…

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9.28.01 – (LAA) – Bush at O’Hare Airport Outlines Planes for Increasing Airline Security, APFA Phone Watch

This is John Ward, President of APFA. Today is Friday, September 28. President Bush was at O’Hare Airport in Chicago yesterday outlining his plans for increasing airline security and restoring the public’s confidence in the airline industry before a large audience that included many American flight attendants, APFA Representatives and family members. The President’s plan…

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9.26.01 – (LAA) – FA Furlough Announcements, Phone Watch, 9/11 Memorial Skyword

This is John Ward, President of APFA with an updated hotline for Wednesday, September 26. APFA met with the company on Monday morning to discuss the recent Flight Attendant furlough announcements. The Union urged the Company to offer leaves of absence and partnership flying before proceeding with any furloughs. We emphasized that this is not…

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9.23.01 – (LAA) – Furloughs, 9/11 Memorial Services, Phone Watch

This is John Ward, President of APFA with an updated HotLine for Sunday, September 23. Sunday, September 23, 2001 As we reported on Friday nights HotLine management has notified APFA that it will furlough all probationary flight attendants, effective October 1. This will affect approximately 1000 flight attendants with occupational seniority dates of April 5,…

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9.21.01 – (LAA) – AA Announces Furlough of All Probationary FAs, Memorial Services for Crews of Flights 11 and 77, 9/11 Memorial Issue of Skyword

This is John Ward, President of APFA. Today is Friday, September 21. This evening, management informed me that it will furlough all probationary flight attendants, effective October 1. This equates to approximately 1000 flight attendants. Unfortunately, the Company has chosen to ignore Article 16 of our contract, which provides that, among other things, leaves of…

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9.20.01 – (LAA) – Effects of 9/11 on Airline Industry, Memorial Services for Fallen Crews of Flights 11 and 77

This is John Ward, President of APFA. Today is Wednesday, September 19. This afternoon, the APFA National Officers, along with our APA and TWU counterparts, met with Don Carty and senior management to discuss the negative effects the events of last week have had on both the airline industry as a whole and our Company.…

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9.18.01 – (LAA) – Memorial Services for Crew Members of Flights 11 and 77, Phone Watch

This is John Ward, President of APFA. Today is Tuesday, September 18. Information regarding Memorial Services and funeral arrangements for the crew members of flights 11 and 77 will follow this message. I have two items on which I would like to update you. First: security. On Sunday, September 16, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman…

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9.16.01 – (LAA) – Security Following 9/11 Attacks, Memorial Services for Crews of 9/11

September 16, 2001 This is John Ward, President of APFA. Today is Sunday, September the 16th. As the operation gets up and running again your safety is our number one priority. We will do everything possible to assist you in ensuring that all FAA security directives are being followed to the letter. We have taken…

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9.14.01 – (LAA) – 9/11 Memorial Services, 9/11 Memorial Skyword, Phone Watch

This is APFA President John Ward with the APFA hotline for Friday, September 14. As the slow process of getting the world’s largest airline back in the air continues, we haven’t for a moment lost sight of what it was that grounded us in the first place. The pain and sorrow we feel over the…

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9.12.01 – (LAA) – AA Releases Preliminary, Partial Passanger and Crew List for Flight 11 and 77

SPECIAL HOTLINE UPDATE Wednesday, September 12, 2001 This is APFA President John Ward with a Special HotLine Update for Wednesday, September the 12th. American Airlines has released a preliminary, partial passenger list and a crew list for Flight #11 and #77, which were involved in yesterday’s terrorist attacks. The following Boston based Crew members were…

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9.11.01 – (LAA) – AA Verifies that Flight 11 and 77 Were Lost in 9/11 Terrorist Attacks, APFA Phone Watch Activated

This is APFA President John Ward with a HotLine Update. Today is Tuesday, September the 11th. As you know, it has now been confirmed that two American Airlines aircraft were involved in today’s terrorist attacks. In a statement released earlier today, the Company verified that Flight #11, a 767 aircraft en route to Los Angeles…

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8.31.01 – (LAA) – Negotiating Team Wraps Up TA Presentations, TA Phone Watch Ends, TA Ballots

August 31, 2001 This is Leslie Mayo, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with HotLine news for the week ending August 31, 2001. The Negotiating Team has wrapped up a four-week engagement traveling to each of the American Airlines base cities to present the Tentative Agreement to you, the membership. They were also available to answer any…

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8.24.01 – (LAA) – Ratification Ballots Mailed, TA Briefings

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA HotLine for Friday, August 24, 2001. All APFA members should have already received their ratification ballots in the mail. The ballots must be returned to the designated post office in Fort Worth, Texas, by September 12th at 9:00 a.m. CDT. Follow all instructions on the…

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8.17.01 – (LAA) – TA Language and Skyword in the Mail, TA Phone Watch

Friday, August 17, 2001 This is Leslie Mayo, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with HotLine news for the week ending August 17, 2001. By now you should have received your T.A. language , your new Skyword and your ratification ballot in the mail. The ballots are due on September 12th, 9:00 a.m. CDT so please be…

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8.10.01 – (LAA) – AA’s Position on Carrying FA Manual Binders

APFA HotLine for August 10, 2001 This is Leslie Mayo, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with APFA HotLine news for Friday, August 10, 2001. The manual saga continues and it appears that the Company has altered their position on the Flight Attendant manual binders. Donna Snepp, managing director of flight service, has sent an email message…

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8.03.01 – (LAA) – TA Agreement Language in the Mail, TA PhoneWatch

This is Leslie Mayo, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with HotLine news for the week ending August 3, 2001. Some of you should have already received your Tentative Agreement Language via USPS Priority Mail. If you do not receive this package by Monday, August 13, (that’s one week from this Monday) please contact the membership department…

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7.27.01 – (LAA) – Negotiations Update, Contract Langauge for the TA Being Printed, Pay and Pension Calculator, TA Briefings Schedule

This is APFA President John Ward with a Negotiations Update. Today is Friday, July 27. After much work by the Negotiating Committee over the last three weeks, I am pleased to report that the actual contract language for the Tentative Agreement is now being printed. It will be mailed to your home address beginning next…

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