2020 Hotlines

12.15.20 – Notification of Willingness-to-Serve – Base Presidents, Base Vice Presidents & BCRs

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12.14.20 – January PBS Bidding Closes Tomorrow

Monday, December 14, 2020 January PBS Bidding Closes Tomorrow PBS will close for bidding tomorrow, Tuesday, December 15th at 1200 (CST). PBS awards will be viewable in PBS on Friday, December 18th at 1200 (CST). Prior to logging out of PBS, use the PBS Bidding Checklist to assist you in your monthly bidding or if you buddy bid,…

12.11.20 – Reserve PBS Bidding

Friday, December 11, 2020 Reserve PBS Bidding For bidding Reserve off days, you start by clicking on the Reserve Tab on the navigation bar. The large calendar on the left side will show the number of Reserves which are needed each day according to planning’s calculation. If you accidentally bid…

12.11.20 – Important Guidelines When Calling Out Sick

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Friday, December 11, 2020 Important Guidelines When Calling Out Sick Lineholder Sick Calls When calling out sick, you are calling out for the trip(s). Extending your absence will appear as a separate sick occurrence on your HI10M. However, Flight Service will “bridge” the absence if there is no paid activity between the sick…

12.10.20 – January PBS Bidding Now Open

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Thursday, December 10, 2020 January PBS Bidding Now Open PBS bidding opened today at 1200 (CST) for January 2021 bidding. Bidding will close Tuesday, December 15th at 1200 (CST). Please remember to check your status prior to bidding in PBS. Your information can be found on the PBS Dashboard. Also review if all the information in your Dashboard is…

12.09.20 – An Important Video Message From APFA National President Julie Hedrick

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020 Payroll Support Program Update Congress continues to move closer to a COVID-19 relief package. The volume of calls is what moves our elected representatives, and they are listening. We cannot let up now. Keep the pressure on! Please contact your elected officials today and every day…

12.08.20 – Important Information Related to January PBS Bidding

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Tuesday, December 8, 2020 Important Information Related to January PBS Bidding During PBS processing for the January 2021 awards, the holiday logic will be utilized for both Lineholders and Reserves when covering January 1st. What this means is that if January 1st becomes a CN day it will be weighted as…

12.07.20 – Update on the Payroll Support Program – Let’s Push!

Monday, December 7, 2020 Update on the Payroll Support Program – Let’s Push! We are expecting an eventful two weeks in Washington as we approach the end of the year, in part because a government funding bill must be passed by Friday, December 11th, to avert a government shutdown. It…

12.07.20 – Thirty-Three Years Later: We Remember PSA Flight 1771

Monday, December 7, 2020 Thirty-Three Years Later: We Remember PSA Flight 1771 On December 7, 1987, PSA Flight 1771, a British Aerospace 146 aircraft, was scheduled to operate from Los Angeles to San Francisco. A recently terminated USAir employee, David Burke, boarded the aircraft in Los Angeles with a firearm. Onboard the aircraft that…

12.06.20 – January LRD Closes Tomorrow

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Sunday, December 6, 2020 January LRD Closes Tomorrow The Lineholder/Reserve Designator (LRD) to preference either Lineholder or “Senior Bumping” onto Reserve will close tomorrow, Monday, December 7th at 1200 (CST). Remaining January Bidding Timelines In Solidarity, Brian Walsh APFA National Contract Chair contract@apfa.org Marti McMillan APFA National Scheduling Chair scheduling@apfa.org

12.03.20 – Displacement/Priority Return: JCBA Section 22.H.4.

Thursday, December 3, 2020 Displacement/Priority Return: JCBA Section 22.H.4. Today, the APFA Executive Committee convened a Special Executive Committee Teleconference to discuss and approve a Letter of Agreement (LOA), which modifies the contractual language in JCBA Section 22.H.4. With the current JCBA language, if a Flight Attendant is displaced from a base…

12.03.20 – Reserve Rotation Exception for RDU and STL Base Closures

Thursday, December 3, 2020 Reserve Rotation Exception for RDU and STL Base Closures Due to the unique circumstances with RDU and STL transitioning to satellite bases, APFA signed a Letter of Agreement for a one-time exception allowing RDU Flight Attendants who transfer to CLT and STL Flight Attendants who transfer to DFW…

12.03.20 – January LRD Now Open

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Thursday, December 3, 2020 January LRD Now Open The Lineholder/Reserve Designator (LRD) to preference either Lineholder or “Senior Bumping” onto Reserve is now open. If you believe your status is not correct, please contact the base planners at FA.planner@aa.com. When you log onto the Crew Portal, you will see the LRD in the…

12.03.20 – Notification of Special EC Teleconference

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12.02.20 – American Airlines Flight Attendant Union Applauds Service Animal Safety Enhancements

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Paul Hartshorn, Jr. communications@apfa.org American Airlines Flight Attendant Union Applauds Service Animal Safety Enhancements (Euless, TX) – Today, the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) applauded the Department of Transportation (DOT) for narrowing the definition of service animals allowed in the…

12.02.20 – APFA Applauds Service Animal Safety Enhancements

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 APFA Applauds Service Animal Safety Enhancements Today, the Department of Transportation (DOT) narrowed the definition of service animals allowed in the cabin of commercial aircraft. The new rule’s central principle classifies a “service animal” as a dog trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit…

12.01.20 – APFA Third Quarter Executive Committee Meeting Final Agenda

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12.01.20 – Upcoming Base Officer Elections

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 Upcoming Base Officer Elections 2021 Base Office Election Timeline Candidate Town Hall Paperless Candidate Booklets Changing Bases on January 31, 2021? Update Your Address With APFA   Upcoming Base Officer Elections Since taking office in April, I have been working on updating and making changes to…

11.30.20 – Minutes from the 2020 Fall Board of Directors Meeting

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11.30.20 – #ExtendPSP Update

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Monday, November 30, 2020 Hello Everyone, On October 1st of this year, 7,985 American Airlines Flight Attendants, 19,000 total American Airlines employees, and thousands more workers across the industry lost their jobs and healthcare amid a worldwide pandemic. In July, it became evident that travel demand was not going to…

11.30.20 – Extend PSP Action Week: Save Our Jobs – Support the Economy

Monday, November 30, 2020 Save Our Jobs – Support the Economy! This week marks two months since 7,985 APFA members and thousands of other US aviation workers were unnecessarily furloughed. We have a window of opportunity in the lame duck session to get Congress back on track. With the election…

11.28.20 – Rescheduling Obligations

Saturday, November 28, 2020 Rescheduling Obligations Recently, red flagged trips have been available almost every day. With the upcoming potential for winter weather events, rescheduling for Lineholders and Reserves could occur more frequently. Please look over the rescheduling language in JCBA Section 10.J. JCBA Section 10.J.3: Rescheduling After Report, but…

11.27.20 – Extend PSP Action Week Starts Monday

Friday, November 27, 2020 Save Our Jobs – Support the Economy! Next week will mark two months since American Airlines furloughed 7,985 APFA members. In addition, thousands of US aviation workers were also temporarily laid off due to the ongoing pandemic severely affecting the airline industry. With the US Presidential election behind us,…

11.27.20 – Cabin Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP)

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Friday, November 27, 2020 Cabin Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) What is Cabin ASAP? The American Airlines Cabin Aviation Safety Action Program (Cabin ASAP) is designed for Flight Attendants to report and the Company to identify and correct specific safety issues at American Airlines. The program provides a voluntary, cooperative, and non-punitive…

11.26.20 – A Holiday Message to Our Furloughed Colleagues

Thursday, November 26, 2020 A Holiday Message to Our Furloughed Colleagues As we celebrate another Thanksgiving, many of us will be celebrating alone or in small groups. Some will be flying, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of our colleagues no longer have the opportunity to fly. Though we may…

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