Representing the Flight Attendants
of American Airlines

Representing the Flight Attendants of American Airlines

2002 – Hotlines

12.27.02 – (LAA) – Proffer for Overage Leave and Partnership Flying will Close, Dues Obligated for the Duration of FAs Awarded Leave of Absence, WTS for Base Chair, Vice Chair, OCRs, and Ad Hoc Members of the EC

Hello. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, December 27, 2002. The proffer for Overage Leave and Partnership Flying will close at 0800 Central Time on Tuesday, January 7th. Awards should be posted on or about Friday, January 10th. For more information on Overage Leaves and Partnership Flying,…

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12.20.02 – (LAA) – Don Carty Requested APFA Agree to Forego 3% Pay Increase, Overage Leave and Partnership Flying Proffer Opens 12/11, WTS Forms Being Accepted

Special APFA Hotline December 20, 2002 This is APFA President John Ward with a special APFA Hotline message for December 20, 2002. As I previously reported, during a meeting I attended on December 6 with the other APFA National Officers, and officers of APA and TWU, and with top management of the Company, AMR Chairman…

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12.13.02 – (LAA) – AA Request to Forgo 3% Raise, Overage Leave and Partnership Flying Proffer, WTS Notifications for Open Positions Being Accepted, APFA Agreed to Drop Reqs for Better Rest Accommodations

Hello. Today is Friday, December 13, 2002. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline. Last Friday night, AMR CEO Don Carty proposed that APFA “forgo” our scheduled January 1, 2003, 3% wage increase, and an increase in Purser pay due to go into effect in July 2003. The request is…

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12.06.02 – (LAA) – APFA, APA, and TWU Met with Don Carty Regarding Forgoing the 3% Pay Increase, NBC Retrieved WTS Notifications

SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM APFA PRESIDENT JOHN WARD – DECEMBER 6, 2002 This is APFA President John Ward with a special APFA Hotline message for Friday, December 6th. It is approximately 8:00 PM Central Time. Earlier this evening the APFA National Officers along with the Officers of the Allied Pilots Association and the Transport Workers Union…

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11.27.02 – (LAA) – AA Notifys APFA Expected Overage of 1,100 FAs, AA Announces that It Will Cut Domestic Capacity by 3.3%

Hello. Today is Tuesday, December 3, 2002. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with an APFA HotLine Update. The company notified APFA yesterday that it expects to have an overage of 1,100 Flight Attendants in February 2003. In accordance with Article 16 of the contract, American will offer Overage Leaves and Partnership Flying…

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11.22.02 – (LAA) – AA Notified APFA that Bids Have to be Re-Run Due to Glitch In System Affecting Vacation Relief Bidding

Hello. Today is Friday, November 22, 2002. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator with the APFA HotLine. The company has notified the APFA that bids had to be re-run due to a glitch in the system, which affected vacation relief bidding. The problem has now been fixed and Phase I of the bid…

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11.15.02 – (LAA) – BOD Briefed by APFA Attorneys on Pending Litigation Status, Presdiential Grievance Filed Last Year on Behalf of Former JFK-based TWA-LLC FAs

Hello. Today is Friday, November 15, 2002. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator with the APFA HotLine. The APFA Board of Directors met for three days this week in Washington, D.C. The board was briefed by APFA attorneys on the status of pending litigation. APFA financial analyst made a presentation on the economic…

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11.08.02 – (LAA) – 1 Year Anniversary of Flight 587 Crash, BOD Meetings, TX Workforce Commission Conducting Rapid Response Meetings at AA Learning Center

This is APFA President John Ward with a special APFA HotLine for Tuesday, November 12, 2002. Today marks the one-year anniversary of the crash of American Airlines Flight 587 which killed 265 people including, seven JFK Flight Attendants and two New York based cockpit crewmembers. The APFA National Officers, along with many other APFA Representatives,…

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11.01.02 – (LAA) – Changes to Flight Service Procedures, Flight 587 Memorial Service

Hello. Today is Friday, November 1, 2002. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator with the APFA HotLine. The APFA National Officers met with American Airlines CEO Don Carty and other members of Senior Management on Tuesday, October 29th. Mr. Carty personally briefed the Officers on the Company’s current financial condition and future prospects.…

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10.25.02 – (LAA) – Decision on 777 Staffing Arbitration Soon to Be Released, Overage Leaves

Hello. Today is Friday, October 25, 2002. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA HotLine. The current state of the airline industry has understandably created a great deal of concern among airline workers. American Airlines Flight Attendants are no exception. With the concern comes speculation and rumor. APFA urges everyone to…

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10.18.02 – (LAA) – Overage Leaves and Partnership Flying Proffer Closed and Awards Posted, Lawsuit Filed by TWA-LLC FAs Regarding Transfer of Flights from St Louis and London and St Louis and Hawaii

Hello. Today is Friday, October 18, 2002. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline. The Company has posted the awards for the Overage Leaves and Partnership Flying Proffer that closed on October 14th. A complete breakdown of the awards by base and seniority can be found on the APFA Web…

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10.11.02 – (LAA) – AA Provides APFA with the Results of the Overage Leave and Partnership Flying Proffer, Family and Medical Leave Arbitration to be Held

This is George Price, APFA Communications Coordinator, with an APFA HotLine Update for Wednesday evening October 16, 2002. Late this afternoon, American provided APFA with the results of the Overage Leave and Partnership Flying proffer that closed on October 14th. The company granted all Overage Leave and Partnership Flying requests in STL and ISL. In…

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10.04.02 – (LAA) – System wide Overage Will Be Greater than Projected, Overage Leave and Partnership Flying Proffer for all Other Bases than STL and ISL

Hello. This is George Price, APFA Communications Coordinator, with the APFA HotLine for Friday, October 4, 2002. American has informed APFA that the system wide overage on November 1 will be greater than projected. For that reason, additional Overage Leaves and Partnership Flying will be offered at all bases. The Overage Leave and Partnership Flying…

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9.27.02 – (LAA) – APFA and AA Meet to Discuss the Results of the STL and ISL Overage Leave Proffer

Today is Thursday, October 3, 2002. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with an APFA HotLine Update. The APFA and American met today to discuss the results of the STL and ISL Overage Leave Proffer that closed this morning. During the course of the meeting, American informed the APFA that the system wide…

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9.20.02 – (LAA) – Overage Leave Awards, Investigative Hearing on the Crash of AA Flight 587

Hello. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA HotLine for Friday, September 20, 2002. The final Overage Leave Awards have been posted and a breakdown of the awards by base can be found on the APFA Web site. The APFA has not been provided with a breakdown of the awards by…

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9.13.02 – (LAA) – Aviation Cargo Security Improvement Act, Proffer for Overage Leaves and Partnership Flying Closes, 9/11 Memorials

Today is Wednesday, September 18, 2002. This is APFA Communications Coordinator George Price with a special APFA HotLine Update. Late this afternoon, APFA learned that Senator Jean Carnahan of Missouri has decided not to introduce her amendment to the Aviation Cargo Security Improvement Act intended to abrogate the TWA Seniority Integration Agreement. APFA would like…

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9.06.02 – (LAA) – One Year Anniversary of 9/11, Overage Leaves

This is APFA President John Ward with a special APFA HotLine for Wednesday, September 11, 2002. Today marks the one-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks that took the lives of thirteen of our members, four of our colleagues at APA, the Flight Attendants and Pilots of United Airlines Flights 175 and 93, and the thousands…

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9.04.02 – (LAA) – Overage Leaves Open and Posted, APFA Creates Partner Finder to Help FAs find FAs at their Base

This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with an APFA HotLine Update for Wednesday, September 4, 2002. The Company has informed the APFA that the proffer for Overage Leaves will open late Wednesday afternoon September 4, 2002. Flight Attendants will be sent an HI6 message notifying them once the proffer officially opens. Flight Attendants…

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9.03.02 – (LAA) – Overage Leaves of Absence

Hello. This is APFA National Communications Coordinator George Price with an APFA HotLine Update for Tuesday, September 3, 2002. The initial proffer for Overage Leaves of Absence will be posted on Wednesday, September 4th. The proffer will close at 0800 CDT on September 16th. Flight Attendants interested in proffering for one of the leaves can…

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8.30.02 – (LAA) – APFA and AA will Meet to Review Overage Numbers, APFA Partner Finder

Hello. Today is Friday, August 30, 2002. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator. APFA and American will meet on Tuesday of next week to review the specific numbers of overages at each base. The proffer for Overage Leaves and Partnership Flying is expected to be posted shortly thereafter and will be out in…

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8.23.02 – (LAA) – APFA and AA Contiue to Work on Details of Upcoming Overage Leave of Absence Proffer, APFA and AA Sign Letter of Agreement to Increase Nmber of FAs Eligible for Overage Leaves and Partnership Flying in STL

Hello. Today is Friday, August 23, 2002. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator. APFA and American continue to work on the details of the upcoming Overage Leave of Absence proffer. Once the specific overages by base are known-the first week in September-the proffer will be posted. Specific information regarding Overage Leaves and Partnership…

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8.16.02 – (LAA) – AA Announces New Business Plan, TWA 767-300’s Will Be Retired, WTS Notifications Due Soon, In-Flight Manuals

Hello. Today is Friday, August 16, 2002. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator with the APFA HotLine. On Tuesday, American Airlines finally ended the rumors and speculation by announcing the details of their new business plan. The highlights of the announcement have been posted on the APFA Web site. APFA is working with…

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8.13.02 – (LAA) – AA Announces Changes to Business Plan

This is APFA President John Ward with a special edition of the APFA HotLine for Tuesday, August 13. American Airlines today ended weeks of speculation by formally announcing a number of changes intended to “position American for long-term competitiveness and profitability.” I’d like to address how today’s announcements may affect flight attendants. First, the Company…

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8.09.02 – (LAA) – STL WTS, 9/11 Events Page, USAirways Pilots Vote to Accept Concessions

Hello. Today is Friday, August 09, 2002. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA HotLine. It has been several weeks now since AMR CEO Don Carty made reference to his new business plan and the fact it would require fewer employees than are currently on payroll, so it is no wonder…

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8.02.02 – (LAA) – STL Scheduling Issues, APFA Enters into Agreement with MBNA to Offer APFA Affinity Visa Card, Self-Defense Classes, International Proffers

Hello. Today is Friday, August 02, 2002. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA HotLine. From the Scheduling Desk comes this information for our St Louis Flight Attendants. The APFA is aware reassignments and rescheduling occurred during the month of July and causing many of you to be over projected. If…

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