2020 Hotlines

12.31.20 – February Bidding Timelines

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Thursday, December 31, 2020 February Bidding Timelines Please review the chart below, which provides the February Bidding Timelines per the JCBA. In Solidarity, Brian Walsh APFA National Contract Chair contract@apfa.org Marti McMillan APFA National Scheduling Chair scheduling@apfa.org

12.30.20 – APFA Virtual Town Hall – Recall from Furlough

Wednesday, December 30, 2020 Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2021 Time: 12:00 – 13:00 (CST) APFA is hosting a special Virtual Town Hall for Flight Attendants being recalled from furlough on Wednesday, January 13th from 12pm until 1pm (CST) to answer your questions. For those unable to attend, this event will…

12.30.20 – Reminder: Notification Of Willingness-To-Serve – Base Representative Elections

Wednesday, December 30, 2020 Reminder: Notification of Willingness-to-Serve On December 15, 2020, the National Ballot Committee posted the Willingness-to-Serve (WTS) for Base President, Base Vice President, and Base Council Representative (BCR) for BOS, CLT, DCA, DFW, LAX, LGA, MIA, ORD, PHL, PHX, and SFO. Willingness-to-Serve notifications must be electronically submitted…

12.28.20 – Payroll Support Program Extension Becomes Law

Monday, December 28, 2020 Payroll Support Program Extension Becomes Law Yesterday, the Emergency Pandemic Relief Legislation was signed into law. This was a Union-led effort, and this would not have happened without your calls, emails, and tweets. This legislation includes $15B for the Payroll Support Program (PSP), which: recalls and…

12.26.20 – Monthly Vacation Buyback Extended Through January 4th

Saturday, December 26, 2020 Monthly Vacation Buyback Extended Through January 4th Today, we were notified by American of possible staffing shortages throughout the holiday weekend. As a result, the Company will offer vacation buyback through January 4th, 2021. As a lineholder, you will be able to use UBL or TTS to…

12.25.20 – Positive Space Commuting Available Now Through Sunday, January 3rd

Friday, December 25, 2020 Positive Space Commuting Available Now Through Sunday, Jan 3rd American will be providing round-trip, positive space travel from your commuter city to your base now through January 3rd, 2021, on a case-by-case basis. During normal hours, please contact your base Crew Service Center for booking. You must…

12.24.20 – A Holiday Message from APFA

Thursday, December 24, 2020 A Holiday Message from APFA 2020 has been a difficult year and has challenged us in many ways. We have faced many obstacles head-on, and witnessed our job changing in ways we never thought possible. We have been separated from friends and family due to an…

12.24.20 – Furloughed Flight Attendant Recall Information: Q&A – Part I

Thursday, December 24, 2020 Furloughed Flight Attendant Recall Information: Q&A – Part I By now, you have received the exciting news that Congress has passed Payroll Support Protection (PSP) legislation and American has announced plans to recall all 7,895 furloughed Flight Attendants. Here are some essential FAQs to review as you…

12.23.20 – Minutes From The December 3rd Special Executive Committee Meeting

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12.23.20 – Lineholder Sequence Pay Protection Exception for January 2021

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Wednesday, December 23, 2020 Lineholder Sequence Pay Protection Exception for January 2021 For the January bid month, APFA has secured pay protections for partial and full sequence COVID-19 cancellations. A list for all COVID-19 cancellations can be found on Jetnet > Flight Service > Crew Resources > Scheduling. The list…

12.23.20 – Reminder: Notification Of Willingness-To-Serve – Base Representative Elections

Wednesday, December 23, 2020 Reminder: Notification of Willingness-to-Serve On December 15, 2020, the National Ballot Committee posted the Willingness-to-Serve (WTS) for Base President, Base Vice President, and Base Council Representative (BCR) for BOS, CLT, DCA, DFW, LAX, LGA, MIA, ORD, PHL, PHX, and SFO. Willingness-to-Serve notifications must be electronically submitted…

12.22.20 – Minutes from the 3Q20 Executive Committee Meeting

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12.22.20 – 19 Years Later – The Shoe Bomb Attempt

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 Nineteen Years Later – The Shoe Bomb Attempt The date was December 22, 2001. 185 passengers along with nine Flight Attendants and three pilots were en route from Paris to Miami on American Airlines Flight 63. Flight Attendant Hermis Moutardier and Cristina Jones spoke to Time (magazine) in 2011…

12.21.20 – Payroll Support Program (PSP) Extended In Emergency Pandemic Relief Legislation

Monday, December 21, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Paul Hartshorn, Jr. communications@apfa.org Payroll Support Program (PSP) Extended in Emergency Pandemic Relief Legislation Secures Aviation Jobs (Euless, TX) – Late this evening, Congress passed an emergency relief package that will return the jobs of tens of thousands of furloughed aviation workers and provide much-needed relief to…

12.21.20 – Payroll Support Program (PSP) Extended

Monday, December 21, 2020 Payroll Support Program (PSP) Extended in Emergency Pandemic Relief Legislation Secures Aviation Jobs Moments ago, Congress passed an emergency relief package that will return the jobs of tens of thousands of furloughed aviation workers and provide much-needed relief to Americans across the country. The bill includes $15B for the Payroll Support Program…

12.21.20 – Additional Examples of Trading into Red Flagged Sequences via TTS

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Monday, December 21, 2020 Additional Examples of Trading into Red Flagged Sequences via TTS In order to receive the red flag pay premium, you may trade a non-red flagged sequence for a red flagged sequence if there is no overlap of calendar days, or if the sequences overlap by one…

12.21.20 – COVID-19 Process Checklist

Monday, December 21, 2020 COVID-19 Process Checklist If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19   Call in Sick.   Schedule an appointment with a doctor, urgent care, or do a virtual visit with Doctor on Demand and schedule a test.   When you receive…

12.20.20 – ACTION ALERT – Payroll Support Program Legislation

Sunday, December 20, 2020 ACTION ALERT – Payroll Support Program Legislation Congress will soon vote on a bipartisan, bicameral emergency pandemic relief package. Because of your tireless efforts, an extension of the Payroll Support Program (PSP) is included in the proposed legislation. We are optimistic, but our activism cannot stop…

12.18.20 – Trading into Red Flagged Sequences via TTS

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Friday, December 18, 2020 Trading into Red Flagged Sequences via TTS The Company now offers red flag flying within the Trip Trade System (TTS), giving you the ability to trade sequences on your schedule for a red flagged sequence. Previously, red flagged sequences were only available via the Unsuccessful Bidder’s…

12.18.20 – January 2021 PBS Bid Award Summary & Mis-Award Process

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Friday, December 18, 2020 January 2021 PBS Bid Award Summary & Mis-Award Process January PBS Bid Award Summary click image to enlarge How to Read the Bid Award Summary How to Read Your PBS Award PBS Mis-Award Process   Any Lineholder or Reserve who has an inquiry or believes she/he may have…

12.17.20 – Keep Up the Calls This Week!

Thursday, December 17, 2020 We Are Close – But We Are Not Finished Keep Up The Calls This Week! Congress continues to negotiate an emergency relief package, but an agreement has not yet been finalized. Americans need immediate relief, and Congress is also up against a government funding deadline. We need action…

12.16.20 – Rescheduling Reminders

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Wednesday, December 16, 2020 Rescheduling Reminders Return to Crew Base More Than a Three (3) Hour Delay after Report at Origination Delayed Flights until the Next Day (formerly known as Deferred Flights) Domestic Duty Limitations in Actual Operations When Do I Go Illegal? Important Reminders   Rescheduling Reminders: Winter Storm Gail…

12.15.20 – COVID-19 Vaccine Update

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020 COVID-19 Vaccine Update The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted emergency use authorization for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. This is excellent news, and we hope this will lead to an increase in demand for air travel. We know this authorization raises many questions. While we…

12.15.20 – APFA Applauds Biden’s Nomination Of Pete Buttigieg As Transportation Secretary

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 APFA Applauds Biden’s Nomination of Pete Buttigieg as Transportation Secretary APFA proudly supports President-elect Joe Biden’s nomination of Pete Buttigieg to lead the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). From his time in the military to his public service, Pete Buttigieg has been a trailblazer. We believe…

12.15.20 – American Airlines Flight Attendant Union Applauds Biden’s Nomination Of Pete Buttigieg

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Paul Hartshorn, Jr. communications@apfa.org American Airlines Flight Attendant Union Applauds Biden’s Nomination of Pete Buttigieg as Transportation Secretary (Euless, TX) – The Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA), representing 27,000 Flight Attendants at American Airlines, fully supports President-elect Joe Biden’s nomination…

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