2020 Hotlines

11.26.20 – A Holiday Message of Thanks

Thursday, November 26, 2020 A Holiday Message of Thanks 2020 has been a year of rapid-fire change for aviation workers. We have experienced changes in our work environment, changes to our schedules, and changes in how we interact with our families and friends. None of this has been easy- Flight…

11.25.20 – Positive Space Commuting Available Now Through Sunday

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 Positive Space Commuting Available Now Through Sunday American will be providing round-trip, positive space travel from your commuter city to your base now through the holiday weekend. During normal hours, please contact your base Crew Service Center for booking. You must call at least 24 hours…

11.25.20 – Monthly Vacation Buyback Offered

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 Monthly Vacation Buyback Offered Today, we were notified by American that, due to a number of factors, there will be staffing shortages throughout the holiday weekend. As a result, the Company will offer vacation buyback for the remainder of November and December 2020, as outlined in JCBA…

11.25.20 – APFA Third Quarter Executive Committee Meeting

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11.22.20 – A Message from APFA National President Julie Hedrick

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Sunday, November 22, 2020 Hello Everyone, We continue to live and work in trying times. By now, we expected to see the rate of COVID-19 cases dropping; instead, we see just the opposite. Medical professionals and scientists guide us, and they are warning against holiday gatherings, which could affect air…

11.22.20 – A Look Back at the Successful Evacuation of TWA Flight 427

Sunday, November 22, 2020 A Look Back at the Successful Evacuation of TWA Flight 427 On November 22, 1994, TWA Flight 427 was scheduled from St. Louis International Airport to Denver’s Stapleton International Airport. There were 132 passengers, five Flight Attendants, two Pilots, and one Flight Deck jumpseater aboard the…

11.20.20 – 3-1-1 Liquid Rule

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Friday, November 20, 2020 3-1-1 Liquid Rule Recently, a social media post went viral with some incorrect information regarding upcoming changes to the current 3-1-1 liquid rule for Flight Attendants working domestic trips. There is currently no change to the 3-1-1 policy for domestic sequences within the Continental United States. However, Flight Attendants need to…

11.20.20 – Lineholder Sequence Pay Protection Exception for December 2020

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Friday, November 20, 2020 Lineholder Sequence Pay Protection Exception for December 2020 For the December 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…

11.19.20 – Red Flagged Sequences Now Offered in TTS

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Thursday, November 19, 2020 Red Flagged Sequences Now Offered in TTS The Company will now offer 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…

11.18.20 – Pandemic Leave Contact Tracing

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 Pandemic Leave Contact Tracing If you test positive for COVID-19 and have flown a trip within 48 hours of symptoms or a positive test result, it is crucial to speak with the Premise Doctor so that your fellow crew members may be notified, removed from their trips, and…

11.18.20 – December 2020 PBS Bid Award Summary & Mis-Award Process

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020 December 2020 PBS Bid Award Summary & Mis-Award Process December 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 received…

11.18.20 – Twenty-Seven Years Later: Looking Back at the AA Flight Attendant Strike of 1993

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 Twenty-Seven Years Later: Looking Back at the AA Flight Attendant Strike of 1993 Twenty-seven years ago, APFA Flight Attendants led one of the most successful airline industry strikes. Nearly 21,000 Flight Attendants walked off the job in solidarity for a fair Contract, just days before the…

11.14.20 – December PBS Bidding Closes Tomorrow

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Saturday, November 14, 2020 December PBS Bidding Closes Tomorrow PBS will close for bidding tomorrow, Sunday, November 15th at 1200 (CST). PBS awards will be viewable in PBS on Wednesday, November 18 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,…

11.12.20 – We Remember American Airlines Flight 587

Thursday, November 12, 2020 We Remember American Airlines Flight 587 On November 12, 2001, seven Flight Attendants and two Pilots were working American Airlines Flight 587 from New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. 251 passengers were on board the Airbus A300 aircraft. Two minutes after…

11.11.20 – A Veterans Day Message from APFA

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 Paying Our Respects to Those Who Have Served Today, we pause to pay our respects to those who have selflessly answered the call to serve our nation. Throughout history, in wartime and peace, the U.S. Armed Forces’ brave members have fought to secure our freedoms without hesitation. In…

11.10.20 – Last-Minute Changes to December Flying

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 Last-Minute Changes to December Flying As you begin to bid in PBS for December, you will notice that some of the sequences that appear in the bid package are not available for bidding in PBS. Currently, the Company is putting together a plan for projected flying…

11.10.20 – PBS: Holiday Bidding Tips

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020 PBS: Holiday Bidding Tips Bidding for December may require a different bidding strategy than what is necessary during other times of the year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, American Airlines is currently operating at a fraction of what it was this time last year. The types…

11.09.20 – KCM Outage Canceled

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Monday, November 9, 2020 KCM Outage Canceled Earlier this afternoon, we reported that there was to be a nationwide Known Crewmember (KCM) outage tomorrow due to routine maintenance. Subsequently, we have been informed that the KCM outage for tomorrow has been canceled. In Solidarity, Thomas Houdek APFA National Safety & Security…

11.09.20 – Mixing of Wide-body and Narrow-body Flying

Monday, November 9, 2020 Mixing of Wide-body and Narrow-body Flying Last week, APFA leadership participated in the regularly scheduled monthly staffing call with the Crew Planning department. This call allows your base and national leadership to give the Company feedback regarding Reserve numbers, PBS line averages, headcount, and more. Around…

11.09.20 – KCM Outages / International COVID-19 Prevention Measures Update

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Monday, November 9, 2020 Known Crewmember Outages There will be a nationwide Known Crewmember (KCM) outage on Tuesday November 10th from 2000 to 2300, due to routine maintenance. Please give yourself additional time to go through regular passenger screening. International COVID-19 Prevention Measures Update Netherlands Lockdown: Effective November 4, the Netherlands will…

11.08.20 – APFA Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

APFA Celebrates Native American Heritage Month Throughout the year, APFA recognizes, celebrates, and pauses to honor the United States of America’s cultural diversity. For November, we celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of our nation’s indigenous peoples. In 1976, President Gerald Ford designated October 10-16, 1976, as “Native American Awareness Week.” In 1990,…

11.07.20 – Presidential Election Update

Saturday, November 7, 2020 Presidential Election Update APFA would like to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris as the 2020 Presidential election ushers in a new Administration. The entire country is now counting on them. While there will be lawsuits and recounts, we anticipate President-elect Biden and…

11.06.20 – December LRD Closes Tomorrow

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Friday, November 6, 2020 December LRD Closes Tomorrow The Lineholder/Reserve Designator (LRD) to preference either Lineholder or “Senior Bumping” onto Reserve will close tomorrow, Saturday, November 7th at 1200 (CST). For the December bid month, Voluntary Leaves of Absence (VLOAs) were not offered to any base by the Company. Remaining December Bidding Timelines In…

11.05.20 – Election Demonstrations

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Thursday, November 5, 2020 Election Demonstrations The Presidential election remains undecided. Demonstrations have been reported in Washington D.C., New York City, Chicago, Denver, Seattle, Philadelphia, and elsewhere. PDX: The National Guard was activated to support law enforcement in downtown Portland after a protest turned violent. Crews continue to overnight in Vancouver, Washington, away…

11.05.20 – Minutes from the October 27 Special Executive Committee Meeting

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