Representing the Flight Attendants
of American Airlines

Representing the Flight Attendants of American Airlines

2003 Hotlines

1.09.03

Hello. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with a special APFA Hotline Update for Thursday, January 9, 2003. American Airlines today provided the APFA with the results of the Overage Leave and Partnership Flying proffer that closed on January 7, 2003. They are as follows: The final overage in St. Louis was 0…

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1.04.03

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA HotLine for Friday, January 4, 2002. There is not a lot to report this week, a welcome change compared to the events of the last few months. An important message for all Reserve Flight Attendants: Please be aware that Management is misapplying Article 10.D.2. and…

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12.23.03 – (LAA) – National Terrorism Threat Level Raised

Hello. Today is Tuesday, December 23, 2003. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator with an APFA Hotline Update. The Department of Homeland Security has raised the national terrorism threat level to High Condition or Orange. A High Condition is declared when there is a high risk of terrorist attacks. Flight Attendants are encouraged…

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12.19.03 – (LAA) – Ballots of the APFA National Officer Election Mailed, Reduced Layover Rest, Furlough Update on JetNews hotline

Hello. Today is Friday, December 19, 2003. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline. We would like to begin this week’s hotline by extending holiday greetings to each member and their families on behalf of the officers, representatives, and staff of the APFA. We realize that many of you will,…

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12.17.03 – (LAA) – WTS Submissions for Washington DC International Chairperson Due

This is Linda Herod-Rivas from the APFA National Ballot Committee. The deadline for the Early Term Delegate Willingness-to-Serve submissions for Washington D.C. International Chairperson was today, December 17, 2003. We received one notification from Cindy Horan who is currently the appointed chairperson. Cindy is now the duly elected DCAI Chair for the duration of the…

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12.12.03 – (LAA) – New Commuter Policy, Attachment K of Restructuring Agreement, Presidential Primaries

Hello. This is George Price, APFA Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, December 12, 2003. The Company began testing a new Commuter Policy for flight attendants, effective December 10, 2003. Under this policy, commuters who are unable to make it to base in time for their designated trip due to a flight cancellation…

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12.10.03 – (LAA) – National Officer WTS Notificaitons

This is Gay Floyd with the APFA National Ballot Committee. Today, December 10, 2003, the APFA National Ballot Committee retrieved the National Officer Willingness-to-Serve Notifications. The candidates for President are: Margaret “Peggy” Anthony, William “Bobby” Bulham, Steve Ellis, Tommie Hutto-Blake, Rock Salomon, and John Ward. The candidates for Vice President are: Ted Bedwell, Jr., Dixie…

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12.05.03 – (LAA) – FAs Recalled from Furlough, Part-time FAs, WTS APFA National Office are Due

Hello. Today is Friday, December 5, 2003. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline. We would like to begin this week’s hotline by welcoming back the 352 Flight Attendants recalled from furlough December 2nd. The APFA Membership Department reminds all recalled Flight Attendants to update your contact information with the…

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12.02.03 – (LAA) – APFA Welcomes Formerly Furloughed FAs

Today is Tuesday, December 2, 2003. This is Liz Geiss, DFW InfoRep Captain, with an APFA Hotline Update. The APFA would like to welcome back to the line 352 formerly furloughed Flight Attendants. Flight Attendants included in this recall return to active status today! The APFA Membership Department reminds returning Flight Attendants to update their…

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11.26.03 – (LAA) – Holiday Season, Letter of Agreement on New Commuter Policy, Federal Grant Request by State of Missouri

Hello. This is George Price, APFA Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Wednesday, November 26, 2003. The holiday season is upon us once again. Projections are that loads will be very heavy during the next few days. Although this is good news from a financial standpoint, it also means our jobs as Flight Attendants…

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11.21.03 – (LAA) – 737-800 Staffing Change, Presidential Grievances Regarding the AA Attendance Policy

APFA Hotline Hello. Today is Friday, November 21, 2003. This is Liz Geiss, DFW InfoRep Captain, with the APFA Hotline. American formally notified APFA on Wednesday that in accordance with Article 9.B.2 of the contract they will implement a change to the 737-800 staffing effective January 2004. Anticipating the 737 staffing change, APFA put together…

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11.18.03 – (LAA) – 10 Year Anniversary of APFA membership Strike Against AA

This is APFA President John Ward. Today is Tuesday, November 18, 2003. It seems hard to believe, but today marks the ten year anniversary of the day the APFA membership went on strike against American Airlines. If you were here at that time, I’m certain that, like me, memories of that November morning come flooding…

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11.14.03 – (LAA) – Settlement Reached Presidential Grievances Filed Regarding AA Attendance Policy, Joint Scheduling Committee Reached Agreement on Scheduling Flexibilities, FAA Reauthorization Bill

Hello. Today is Friday, November 14, 2003. This is Liz Geiss, DFW InfoRep Captain, with the APFA Hotline. APFA Vice President Jeff Bott and American Airlines have reached a settlement on three Presidential Grievances filed regarding the American Airlines Attendance Policy. The Settlement and an overview of the agreement can be found on the opening…

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11.13.03 – (LAA) – Flight 587 2nd Anniversary

This is Jeff Bott, APFA Vice President, with an APFA Hotline Update for Thursday, November 13, 2003. Yesterday marked the second anniversary of the loss of our colleagues from Flight 587. Our thoughts are with their families today. To Barbara, Joe, Carol, William, Debbie, Michelle, Wilmer, Ed and Sten, we miss you terribly. On another…

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11.07.03 – (LAA) – Flight 587, Stock Options

Hello. This is George Price, APFA Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, November 7, 2003. The APFA would like to remember the crew and passengers who died on American Airlines Flight 587 on November 12, 2001. Please take a moment on Wednesday, to remember those lost in this tragic event. Flight Attendants eligible…

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10.31.03 – (LAA) – Benefits Enrollment Extended, Benefits Enrollment Extended, FAA Reauthorization Bill, Adecco Filed Office at AMR Headquarters will Close

Hello. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, October 31, 2003. American Airlines has informed the APFA that the 2004 Benefits Enrollment has been extended until Monday, November 3rd at 2359 Central Time, due to computer problems experienced with the enrollment system. A report published in the Dallas…

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10.30.03 – (LAA) – AA Announces that 2004 Benefits Enrollment Extended

Hello, this is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with an APFA Hotline Update for Thursday, October 30, 2003. American Airlines has informed the APFA that the 2004 Benefits Enrollment has been extended through November 2nd due to problems with the enrollment system. If problems persist, an additional extension to the enrollment period may be…

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10.27.03 – (LAA) – Hotel Key Card Safety

Hello. This is Liz Geiss, DFW InfoRep Captain, with a special hotline update for Monday, October 27th, 2003. It has been confirmed by, law enforcement reports, that card style hotel keys have been linked to identity theft. Therefore, effective immediately the APFA suggests that crewmembers checking out of their layover hotel should not return the…

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10.24.03 – (LAA) – AMR Reports 3rd Quarter Operating Earnings, 757 International Staffing, 2004 Benefits Enrollment

Hello. This is Liz Geiss, DFW InfoRep Captain, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, October 24, 2003. On Wednesday, AMR reported third-quarter operating earnings of $165 million and net earnings of $1 million. Excluding special items related to the company’s restructuring, AMR reported operating earnings of $141 million and a net loss of $23 million.…

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10.17.03 – (LAA) – Recall Packets Mailed, Senate Bill S.1708, 777 Staffing Presidential Grievance Award, Benefits Enrollment

Hello. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, October 17, 2003. Recall packets were mailed on October 9th to 390 Flight Attendants eligible for recall to active status on December 2, 2003. Responses must be received by American by October 21, 2003. Failure to respond by that date…

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10.10.03 – (LAA) – AA Fall Management Converence, Letter of Agreement Resulting in Recall of 390 Flight Attendants, Refunds for Pre-Funding of Retiree Health

This is John Ward, APFA President, with a hotline message for Friday, October 10. American Airlines Managers were in Dallas this week for their Fall Management Conference. The Company announced via Jet Net and Jetwire that it had invited representatives from APFA, TWU and APA to attend. I declined the invitation due to the fact…

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10.09.03 – (LAA) – Letter of Agreement Signed Confirming that the Company will Recall 390 Flight Attendants, Overage Leaves, Letter of Agreement Signed Between the APFA and AA for 390 Furloughed FAs

This is John Ward, President of APFA, with a hotline message for Thursday, October 09. The APFA and the Company have signed off on a Letter of Agreement confirming that the Company will recall 390 flight attendants, effective December 2. This recall is made possible due to the projected increase in flying the Company expects…

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10.03.03 – (LAA) – APFA and AA Reach an Agreement on Administrative Criteria Associated with FML Presidential Grievance Award

Hello. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, October 3, 2003. The APFA and the Company have reached an agreement on the administrative criteria associated with the Family Medical Leave (FML) Presidential Grievance Award. This resolves one part of the award. The parties are still working on the…

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09.26.03 – (LAA) – Company Not Hiring Foreign National FAs, Foreign National Agreement, Overage Leaves of Absence Presidential Grievance, 2004 Benefits Enrollment, 777 Award Options

Hello. This is Liz Geiss, DFW InfoRep Captain, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, September 26th, 2003. Despite rumors to the contrary, the Company is not currently hiring Foreign National Flight Attendants. In addition, per the Foreign National Agreement, there is a cap on the total number of Foreign Nationals the Company may employ. In…

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09.24.03 – (LAA) – Foreign National Agreement, Rumors about AA Hiring Foreign National FAs

This is Liz Geiss, DFW InfoRep Captain, with an APFA Hotline Update for Wednesday, September 24, 2003. Despite rumors to the contrary, the Company is not currently hiring foreign national Flight Attendants. In addition, per the Foreign National Agreement, there is a cap on the total number of Foreign Nationals the Company may employ. In…

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