Representing the Flight Attendants
of American Airlines

Representing the Flight Attendants of American Airlines

2003 Hotlines

09.19.03 – (LAA) – Reduced Layover Rest, Finalization of 777-Award Options, Changes to Language of the FAA Reauthorization Bill, Reissuance of Mandated ID Badges

Hello. This is Liz Geiss, DFW InfoRep Captain, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, September 19th, 2003. The Safety, Health and Scheduling Departments need to hear from you on the issue of reduced layover rest. In order to better address our members’ concerns, we need to collect additional information. The APFA has posted a reduced…

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09.18.03 – (LAA) – Hurriane Isabel

Special Hotline Update. This is Liz Geiss, DFW InfoRep Captain, with a special hotline update for Thursday, September 18th, 2003. If you have a cancellation due to Hurricane Isabel, please follow the MIC (misconnect, illegality, cancellation) provisions outlined in Article 9.P and I.9.P of the contract. In the event you lose the balance of your…

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9.12.03 – (LAA) – APFA, IBT, TWU Send Joint Statement Stating Opposition to Last Minute Changes to Language in the FAA Reauthorization Bill, Finalization of 777 Award Options

Hello. This is Liz Geiss, DFW InfoRep Captain, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, September 12th, 2003. On Wednesday September 10th, the APFA, along with AFA, IBT-Airline Division, and TWU, Local 556, sent out a joint statement to the press stating our opposition to the last minute changes to the language in the FAA Reauthorization…

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09.11.03 – (LAA) – 9/11 2 Year Anniversary

This is John Ward, APFA President, with a Special Hotline Message for Thursday, September 11, 2003. Today marks the two year annniversay of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. For us, September 11, 2001 will always be remembered as the day we lost thirteen of our finest aboard American flights 11…

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9.05.03 – (LAA) – Manning Issues, Transfers to STL, FAA Reauthorization Bill

This is John Ward, APFA President. Today is Friday, September 5. I’d like to bring you up-to-date on the manning situation on Domestic as well as my meetings earlier this week with Management relating to that subject. First, the manning situation. According to the Company, September manning is much better than August. We take this…

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8.29.03 – (LAA) – Labor Day, Manning Situation in Domestic Operation, Calling in Sick, 777 Presidential Grievance Award, Restructuring Agreement

This is APFA President John Ward. Today is Friday, August 29. As you know, Monday is Labor Day. Labor Day is a time for the nation to pay tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country. It seems, then, like a perfect opportunity to take a moment…

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8.22.03 – (LAA) – Manning, Defining Layover Rest Period, HI3s

Hello. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, August 22, 2003. The APFA Scheduling Department has received continuous updates from crew schedule on the status of manning around the system. As of this recording, we are no longer at step 9 in the order of open time at…

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8.14.03 – (LAA) – Power Outage in Northeastern US

This is Joann Matley National Safety Coordinator, with an APFA Hotline Update for Thursday, August 14, 2003 The Northeastern United States has been affected by a power outage. All major airports in the New York area including LGA, JFK, EWR, Islip, and White Plains, as well as Detroit, Cleveland, and Toronto are either closed or…

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8.11.03 – (LAA) – AA Announces No Additional Furloughs in Fall, STL FAs Return to Crew Bases They Were Assigned, Order of Open time in STL, LAX, MIA, TWA-LLC Injunction Ruling

  Today is Monday, August 11, 2003. This is George Price, APFA Communications Coordinator with an APFA Hotline Update. The Company has notified the APFA that there will be no additional furloughs in the fall. The Company said that due to “attrition and some other factors,” the Company’s forecast did not suggest furloughs would be…

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8.08.03 – (LAA) – High Sick List, Minimum Crew Rest Provisions of Restructuring Agreement, TWA-LLC Injunction Ruling

Hello. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, August 8, 2003. The APFA Scheduling Department has been notified by crew schedule that the sick list continues to be high and few Flight Attendants are accepting make-up and Option II flying. In most bases, we are at step 6…

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8.01.03 – (LAA) – Minimum Crew Rest Provisions of the APFA/AAL Restructuring Agreement and the APFA Constitution, e-Board, Minimum Layovers

Hello. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, August 1, 2003. The APFA Board of Directors met on Monday and Tuesday in DFW. Among the issues discussed during this meeting was the APFA Budget, minimum crew rest provisions of the APFA/AAL Restructuring Agreement, and the APFA Constitution. The…

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7.25.03 – (LAA) – Sick List High and Reserve Covereage is Poor

This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, July 25, 2003. APFA has been notified by the Company that the order of open time in most bases continues to be at steps 7, 8, and 9, which can be found in Article 9.L, page 118, and Article I.9.L, pages…

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7.22.03 – (LAA) – APFA Meets with AA to Discuss Options for Changes to the Medical Plan Design

This is Jeff Bott with a special APFA Hotline update for July 22, 2003. As you know, Attachment K of the Restructuring Participation Agreement not only doubled our monthly contributions to the medical insurance plan but required APFA to meet with the Company to discuss options for changes to the medical plan design. If we…

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07.18.03 – (LAA) – Turnaround Plan Objectives, Downsizing of STL, No Additional Furloughs, Cabin Ready Procedures

Today is Friday, July 18, 2003. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with a special APFA Hotline Update. The Company has informed the APFA there have been changes made to the master bidsheet affecting reserve selections in MIA, LGA, LAX, BOS, and ORD. To view these changes, please refer to the Flight Service…

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07.16.03 – (LAA) – Turnaround Plan Objectives, AA Announce Will Reduce Flights from STL

Hello. Today is Wednesday, July 16, 2003. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with an APFA Hotline Update. American Airlines made a series of announcements today regarding the Company’s financial results and the Turnaround Plan objectives. American announced that it would reduce flights American, American Eagle, and American Connection offers from St. Louis…

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07.11.03 – (LAA) – NBC Certifies Results of Underfly Balloting, Arbitration Award for Changes AA Made to Family and Medical Leave Policy

This is Linda Herod-Rivas, chairperson of the APFA National Ballot Committee. The National Ballot Committee in conjunction with Whitley, Penn & Associates have certified the results of the Underfly balloting. A total of 12,098 ballots were counted which included 25 blanks and 28 voids. Option 1 received a total of 2,416 votes, Option 2 received…

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4.24.03

Hello. This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with an APFA Hotline Update. The APFA Board of Directors voted today to accept an improved proposal from AMR Corporation that would keep the company from filing for bankruptcy. More details of the agreement will be included on this hotline and the APFA Web site as…

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4.22.03

This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with an APFA Hotline Update for Tuesday, April 22, 2003. The APFA Board of Directors met in special session today. The meeting concluded at approximately 6:30 P.M. Central Daylight Time with the Board passing a resolution by a vote of 17 yes and 1 abstention directing the…

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4.21.03

This is APFA President, John Ward. Today is Monday, April 21. Earlier this afternoon the APFA National Officers, along with the leaders of the Transport Workers Union and the Allied Pilots Association met with American CEO Don Carty at AMR Headquarters. The meeting was called at the request of Carty. While apologizing to union leaders…

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4.18.03

This is APFA President John Ward. Today is Friday, April 18. As I’m sure you know, a majority of the APFA Board on Monday determined to extend by an additional day the balloting on the Restructuring Participation Agreement. I’m well aware that this decision has been a controversial one. In making this decision, it was…

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4.17.03

This is George Price, APFA National Communications Coordinator, with an APFA Hotline Update for Thursday, April 17, 2003. It’s been reported in the press today AMR revealed in a filing it just made with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it agreed to provide a special supplemental pension trust for its top 45 executives that…

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4.16.03

This is APFA President John Ward. Today is Wednesday, April 16. As was announced earlier this evening on this hotline, the results of the balloting for the Restructuring Proposal are as follows: Yes 10,761 No 9,652 That’s approximately an 83% participation level. I’d like to say a few words this evening about yesterday’s decision by…

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4.15.03

Hello. This APFA National Communications Coordinator George Price with the APFA Hotline for Tuesday, April 15, 2003. The APFA Board of Directors concluded a conference call earlier this afternoon in order to discuss the results of the balloting on the Restructuring Plan. The vote as of 10:00 a.m. CDT Wednesday was 9,842 voting NO and…

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4.11.03

This is APFA President John Ward with the APFA Hotline for Friday, April 11. I have an update on three items relating to the Restructuring Participation Agreement: 1. Duration Management agreed late this evening to align the duration of the APFA and APA Restructuring Agreements to that of the TWU’s. The duration will now be…

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4.03.03

Hello. This is Liz Geiss, DFW InfoRep Captain, with an APFA Hotline Update for Thursday, April 3, 2003. The Summary of the APFA/AAL Restructuring Participation Agreement has been posted to the APFA Web site. The Summary was also sent out to all members who have registered to receive mass e-mails through the APFA Web site.…

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