Representing the Flight Attendants
of American Airlines

Representing the Flight Attendants of American Airlines

2006 Hotlines

12.29.06 – (LAA) – MIC, WTS, Skyword, Reserve Trip Trading Poll

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, December 29, 2006. APFA News: From the Scheduling Department – Flight Attendants may be subject to assignment due to a Misconnect/Illegality/Cancellation (MIC), the language of which can be found in the CBA, Article 9.P. and I.9.P. Also, it is helpful to review…

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12.21.06 – (LAA) – AA Offering Reinstatement to 6 Most Senior Displaced FAs, Bankruptcy Watch

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…

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12.15.06 – (LAA) – NOD on Family Leave, Skyword, WINGS, Luggage Safety

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, December 15, 2006. APFA News: The System Board Department would like to inform those FAs who filed an individual Notice of Dispute on Family Leave but did not receive a personalized HI6 message that your cases are being reviewed by the FML…

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12.07.06 – (LAA) – Skyword, Presidential Grievance Awards

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Thursday, December 7, 2006. APFA News: The winter ’06 edition of Skyword will be shipped to your homes beginning Monday, December 11th. Keep in mind that with the holiday-mail overload at the Post Office, Skyword may take longer than usual to arrive. Since…

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12.01.06 – (LAA) – Trip Cancellation on Origination, Bankruptcy Watch

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Friday, December 1, 2006. APFA News: In the event of a trip cancellation on origination, one member of the crew – preferably the Purser – should contact Crew Tracking to determine if the crew will be rescheduled, held or released. Both the Tracker…

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11.22.06 – (LAA) – Holiday Staffing Tests, Cabin Jumpseats, US Airways Issues Hotle Bid for Delta Airlines

This is Tommie Hutto-Blake, APFA President, with an APFA Hotline update for Wednesday, November 22, 2006. November has become synonymous with the AA Flight Attendants’ struggle for respect and equality on this property. Our historic strike ended November 22, 1993, and it is certainly ironic that 13 years later we are still being forced to…

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11.18.06 – (LAA) – Cabin Jumpseat

This is Tommie Hutto-Blake, APFA President, with a Hotline update for Saturday, November 18, 2006. This hotline update will be a simple fact-based message to all AA Flight Attendants regarding the collective bargaining history of the AA Flight Attendant cabin jumpseat. In 1976, the American Airlines Flight Attendants were represented by the Transport Workers Union,…

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11.15.06 – (LAA) – Holdiay Staffing Tests, Scheduling Letters of Agreement, Delta Announces Recall of FAs

This is Lori Bassani, APFA Public Affairs, with the APFA Hotline for Wednesday, November 15, 2006. APFA News: The following are some important reminders from the Scheduling Department: When bidding for December we encourage you to back yourself up with additional selections than you normally would due to the holidays. As you are aware, some…

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11.09.06 – (LAA) – Flight 587, Family Medical Leave Presidential Arbitration Awards, Manual Checks, Liquid Carry-on Restrictions, Northwest Mechanics Strike

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Tuesday, November 9, 2006. APFA would like to pay tribute to the seven flight attendants who died five years ago in the crash of flight 587 on November 12, 2001. Deborah Fontakis, Barbara Giannasca, Wilmer Gonzalez, Joe Lopes, Michele Mills, Carol Palm and…

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11.02.06 – (LAA) – FML I and FML II Presidential Grievances, Pensions

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Thursday, November 2, 2006. APFA News: In the past five years, APFA has filed two Presidential Grievances (FML I and FML II) on the unilateral changes AA made to its Family Leave policy in 2001 and again in 2004, as well as filing…

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10.26.06 – (LAA) – Reciprocal Cabin Seat Agreement with jetBlue Airways, Joint Business Teams of MIA and SFO, Attendance Control Policy, Vacatioin and Sick Accrual, UNICEF, National Elections

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Thursday, October 26, 2006. APFA News: APFA and AA announced on Monday a reciprocal cabin seat agreement with jetBlue Airways effective November 1, 2006. This brings to four the number of airlines available to AA and American Eagle Flight Attendants that may be…

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10.23.06 – (LAA) – Reciprocal Cabin Seat Agreemtn with jetBlue Airways

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with a Hotline update for Monday, October 23, 2006. APFA and AA are pleased to announce a reciprocal cabin seat agreement with JetBlue Airways effective November 1, 2006. This brings to four the number of airlines available to AA and American Eagle Flight Attendants that may be utilized…

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10.18.06 – (LAA) – 420-Hour Threshold, Health Benefits Enrollment, Skyword, AMR Earnings, Bankruptcy Watch

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Wednesday, October 18, 2006. APFA News: Each year, a number of Flight Attendants do not accrue vacation or sick time due to falling short of the 420-hour threshold. Some of our members miss this cut-off by only a few hours. In some instances,…

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10.12.06 – (LAA) – Health Benefits Enrollment, Skyword, On-Duty Contract Guide, FA Contract Comarison, HNL, Northwest Mechanics Strike

  This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Thursday, October 12, 2006. APFA News: From the Health Department: Health Benefits enrollment began October 1st and must be completed by October 31, 2006. We suggest that you review the APFA Web site for a comparison chart detailing the differences between the…

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10.05.06 – (LAA) – Option II Test, Skyword, Wright Amendment

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Thursday, October 5, 2006. As we stated in last week’s hotline, APFA lost 867 American Airlines Flight Attendants from the AA/APFA Seniority list due to the five-year recall language in Article 16. On Saturday, October 7th, APFA will lose 289 more of our…

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9.28.06 – (LAA) – FAs Removed from System Seniority List, Skyword, 2000 Series will be Discontinued, Bankruptcy

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Thursday, September 28, 2006. APFA is extremely disappointed to announce that on Sunday, October 1st, 867 American Airlines Flight Attendants will be removed from the System seniority list due to the five-year recall language in Article 16. On October 7th, 289 more of…

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9.20.06 – (LAA) – 2nd Family Leave Presidential Grievance Award, Benefits Enrollment, Beijing Route

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Wednesday, September 20, 2006. APFA News: The second Family Leave Presidential Grievance Award has been issued by the arbitrator. As soon as the APFA leadership has been briefed on the positive effects the award will have on our members, we will announce the…

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9.14.06 – (LAA) – Duty of Fair Representation, Restructuring Agreement

This is Tommie Hutto-Blake, APFA President, with a Hotline Update for Thursday, September 14, 2006. As the only independent Flight Attendant union in the nation – representing 18,071 active and 3,882 furloughed AA Flight Attendants – and as mandated by the Railway Labor Act and the labor laws governing this country, APFA has a duty…

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9.07.06 – (LAA) – 9/11, Layover Hotels, Resignation Proffer, DOT Secretary Appointment

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Thursday, September 7, 2006. September 11th: Monday marks the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Flight Attendants are the first responders on board the aircraft. The 13 Flight Attendants who died that day performed nothing…

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9.01.06 – (LAA) – Labor Day

Hello, this is APFA President Tommie Hutto-Blake with a special Labor Day Message to our members. Many Americans probably think of Labor Day as a long weekend, a holiday, or just the end of summer. Airline employees immediately think of full airports and planes, and missed family picnics. For those who are represented by labor…

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8.31.06 – (LAA) – 9/11, Language Resignation Proffer

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Thursday, August 31, 2006. The fifth anniversary of 9/11 is upon us and we will each remember and mark this day in our own way. APFA is requesting Flight Attendants contact us at apfa@apfa.org if you are aware of a memorial service taking…

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8.23.06 – (LAA) – DFW to Beijing Route

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Wednesday, August 23, 2006. APFA News: APFA would like to thank those of you who took time to relay your experiences through airport security following the liquid ban, as well as the (recently lifted) crewmember luggage ban in the U.K. We would like…

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8.22.06 – (LAA) – Pension Reform Legislation

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with a special Hotline update for Tuesday, August 22, 2006. Late last week, President Bush signed into law the massive 900+ page pension reform legislation that our members and fellow AA employees, labor and management alike, have been working so hard on for almost two years. As with…

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8.16.06 – (LAA) – Liquid Ban, Leave of Absence Rules and Instructions Letter

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Wednesday, August 16, 2006. APFA News: Things have somewhat settled down after last Thursday’s carry-on procedures changed to include the banning of all liquids in the cabin in passengers’ on board luggage, and even banned carry on bags in total in the U.K.…

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8.09.06 – (LAA) – Leave of Absence for More than 30 Days, Hotel Reviews, Pension Reform Bill

This is Leslie Mayo, National Communications Coordinator, with the APFA Hotline for Wednesday, August 9, 2006. APFA News: The Contract Department would like to remind you that if you take a Leave of Absence for more than 30 days, you must make contributions in order to maintain your health benefits, prefunding and any other benefits/insurance…

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