Representing the Flight Attendants
of American Airlines

Representing the Flight Attendants of American Airlines

2017 Hotlines

11.27.17 – (LAA) – Pay Protection for Last 5 Days of the Month

Pay Protection for Last 5 Days of the Month (excludes Reserves) – LAA As a reminder, Flight Attendants should be familiar with the following parameters when looking to pay protect during the last 5 days of the month: Pay protection:After sign in, Crew Schedule has the same options as MIC…

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11.23.17 – (LAA/LUS) – Happy Thanksgiving from APFA HDQ

On behalf of the APFA National Officers and the entire staff at APFA Headquarters, we would like to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving. Whether you are spending the day at home with friends and family or flying with your colleagues, we want you to know that we are sincerely thankful…

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11.22.17 – (LAA/LUS) – PBS Specialist/Holiday Pay/Hotel News/LC Hours/WINGS/Uniform Reaction Report Update

  APFA PBS Specialist – LUS Holiday Pay Guidelines – LAA/LUS Hotel News You Can Use – LAA/LUS Happy Thanksgiving – Live Chat Hours LAA/LUS WINGS – Giving Tuesday – LAA/LUS  Uniform Reaction Update – LAA/LUS APFA PBS Specialist – LUS We are pleased to announce that PHX based Flight Attendant Alana Porter…

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11.21.17 – (LAA/LUS) – Willingness-to-Serve for LGA Base President and Vice President

  The National Ballot Committee (NBC) would like to advise all LGA based Flight Attendants that a Willingness-to-Serve (WTS) for LGA Base President and Base Vice President will be posted on the APFA website on November 29, 2017. The successful candidates will take office immediately to serve out the remainder…

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11.18.17 – (LUS) – December 2017 PBS Bid Award Summary

December 2017 PBS Bid Award Summary – LUS The December 2017 PBS Bid is available for viewing in the Crew Portal via the PBS Award tab. Any Flight Attendant who has a question about his/her award or believes he/she may have received a mis-award should notify the Flight Attendant Bidding Resource Center (FABRC)…

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11.17.17 – (LAA/LUS) – Remember November/Uniform Reaction Report Update

Remember November! – LAA/LUS It’s hard to believe that tomorrow will mark 24 years since APFA’s “cheery rebels” led a successful job action that shut down the nation’s largest airline for 4 days just prior to the busy holiday travel season. It may seem like ancient history in an industry…

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11.15.17 – (LAA/LUS) – Contact your Representatives Urging them to REJECT Tax Reform Bill

The House of Representatives will vote on a tax reform bill tomorrow and the Senate will vote on their version next week. Each bill appears to favor the super wealthy and corporations at the expense of the working and middle classes. The GOP is planning to push these bills through…

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11.13.17 – (LAA/LUS) – DOT Publishes Drug Testing Rule

DOT Publishes Drug Testing Rule – LAA/LUS Today, the Department of Transportation (DOT) published a final rule that, among other items, expands the Department’s current drug testing panel to include certain semi-synthetic opioids (i.e., hydrocodone, oxycodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone). “The opioid crisis is a threat to public safety when it involves…

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11.13.17 – (LAA/LUS) – FA Headcounts/No Domicile Transfers for JAN/Mutual Transfers/DEC Transfer Awards/PBS Bidding Timeline/FABRC

FA Headcount 111317

Planned Flight Attendant Count By Base – LAA/LUS No Domicile Transfer Openings for January 2017 – LUS Mutual Domicile Transfers – LUS December 2017 Transfer Awards – LUS December PBS Bidding Timeline – LUS November FABRC Hours – LUS   Planned Flight Attendant Counts By Base – LAA/LUS No Domicile Transfer Openings for January 2018 – LUS Reciprocal transfers only will be offered for the January bid month.…

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11.12.17 – (LAA/LUS) – 16th Anniversary of AA Flight 587

AA Flight 587

On this date, 16 years ago, we learned the tragic fate of AA Flight 587 that crashed in Queens, New York, killing everyone onboard the Airbus A300 including nine of AA’s finest crew members as well as five victims on the ground. This unimaginable tragedy happened just two months after…

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11.11.17 – (LAA/LUS) – APFA Salutes Our Veterans

US Flag

APFA salutes America’s servicemen and women who have served our country in times of war. This Veterans Day, we pay special tribute to APFA members, past and present, who have answered the call. If you enjoy freedom, thank a veteran!

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11.10.17 – (LAA/LUS) – When Do I Go Illegal?/Annual SK/VC Threshold Reminder

When Do I Go Illegal? – LAA/LUS With the recent implementation of portions of JCBA Section 11 (Hours of Service) for LAA, we have received inquiries about how to figure domestic on-duty legalities given the Domestic Operational On-Duty Max chart in Section 11.F. Worksheets for figuring out when you go…

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11.09.17 – (LUS) – Holiday PBS Bidding Tips

Holiday PBS Bidding Tips  – LUS In preparation for December PBS bidding, we would like to pass on some helpful information to assist you with your bid. December is a month with an uneven distribution of flying. In December, the Company schedules more block hours in the last two weeks…

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11.10.17 – (LAA/LUS) – Presidential Grievance Filed on PBS Award Processing Times

In recent meetings with APFA leadership, the Company announced plans to unilaterally change the number of hours between the close of bidding and the official publication of the PBS awards from 48 hours to as many as 120 hours when JCBA PBS is fully implemented. This is, yet another, blatant…

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11.10.17 – (LAA/LUS) – JCBA Update – Implementation of JCBA Section 16 (Deadheading) for LAA

  Friday, November 10, 2017 Arriving in December: Changes to Deadheading Beginning with sequences originating December 2nd, the Company will implement additional components of Section 16 – Deadheading at LAA bases. Following the implementation timeline letter of agreement, there will be no changes for LUS bases until Flight Attendant Operational Integration…

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11.09.17 – (LAA/LUS) – APFA National Contract & Scheduling Chairs Announced

In a previous hotline, it was announced that National Scheduling Chair Daniel Koukes and National Contract Chair Chuck Ransdale would be stepping down from their respective positions for personal and professional reasons. These two gentlemen have served APFA and the membership well in a knowledgeable, professional, and respectful manner. Over the…

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11.08.17 – (LAA/LUS) – Delay in Processing AM/PM Reserve Requests for Tomorrow

Terminal Departure Board

The Company reported that due to an IT glitch earlier today, Crew Scheduling was temporarily unable to award AM/PM preferences to reserves for tomorrow. After pushing for a manual work-around, the APFA Scheduling Department recently learned that Crew Scheduling was finally able to process the awards; however, they are still…

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11.06.17 – (LUS) – December 2017 PBS Bidding Information

Monday, November 6, 2017 December 2017 PBS Bidding Information – LUS December 2017 Pairing Percentages December 2017 Bidding Timelines Training Bid: • December 2017 Training Bid Opens:  November 2 – 1200 EDT* / 0900 MST • December 2017 Training Bid Closes:  November 8 – 1100 EST* / 0900 MST • December 2017 Training Bid Awarded: …

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11.03.17 – (LAA/LUS) – 60 Years Flying/FA Lori Costello Passes/LAX Catering/VA & N

Friday, November 3, 2017 AA’s Longest Serving FA Celebrates 60 Years of Flying LAA’s Most Senior Flight Attendant Passes Contingency Catering Plan at LAX Virginia and New Jersey Voters GET OUT the VOTE STL Pilot Base Closure Announcement  Daylight Saving Time Ends this Weekend Uniform Reaction Report Update  AA’s Longest Serving…

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11.03.17 – (LAA/LUS) – APFA 2017 Fall BOD Meeting Documents and Minutes

Friday, November 3, 2016 APFA 2017 Fall BOD Meeting Documents and Minutes The APFA Board of Directors held its 2017 Fall BOD meeting in Dallas/Fort Worth on October 11-12, 2017. In accordance with the APFA Policy Manual, the official minutes of the meeting are now available on the website at www.APFA.org. Tentative…

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11.03.17 – (LAA/LUS) – Problems Logging in to Jetnet and/or Crewportal

Jetnet Login Screen

Friday, November 3, 2107 Issues Logging In to Jetnet and/or Crewportal – LAA/LUS Some members have reported problems logging into Jetnet and/or Crewportal after recent maintenance performed on Jetnet. Sometimes site updates or maintenance requires users to clear their browser cache/history in order to take care of log-in issues. If…

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11.01.17 – (LAA/LUS) – Full Page Ad by Partnership for Open & Fair Skies

Partnership for Fair and Open Skies

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 Today, the Partnership for Open & Fair Skies sent an open letter to President Trump showcasing the widespread support from 300 members of Congress for the U.S. government to address the massive Gulf carrier subsidies and protect American jobs. The letter ran as a full-page advertisement…

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11.01.17 – (LAA/LUS) – Listeria Discovered at LAX Catering Facility

Listeria Bacterium

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10.27.17 – (LAA/LUS) – Flt 383/Benefits Enrollment/FAA Checks/EC Meeting/Retirement Seminar/WINGS/Uniform Report

  One Year Anniversary of Flight 383 – LAA/LUS Final Hours for 2018 Benefits Enrollment – LAA/LUS FAA Cabin Safety Checks – LAA/LUS 3Q17 Executive Committee Meeting – LAA/LUS Upcoming Retirement Seminar – LAA/LUS WINGS Foundation October eNewsletter – LAA/LUS Uniform Reaction Report Count – LAA/LUS One Year Anniversary of…

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10.26.17 – (LAA/LUS) – 2018 Benefits Enrollment Deadline Fast Approaching

Thursday, October 26, 2017 The deadline for making changes to your benefits for 2018 is fast approaching. Benefits Enrollment ends on October 27th, 2017 at 11:59 P.M. Central Time. Online enrollment guides and information are available at www.my.aa.com. If you have problems completing your enrollment, contact the Benefits Service Center…

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