Member Resources

Member Resources

Get access to useful Member resources such as the APFA Constitution, Policy Manual, and much more!

This is John Ward, President of APFA with an updated HotLine for Sunday, September 23.

Sunday, September 23, 2001

As we reported on Friday nights HotLine management has notified APFA that it will furlough all probationary flight attendants, effective October 1. This will affect approximately 1000 flight attendants with occupational seniority dates of April 5, 2001 and later. The system seniority number of the senior most flight attendant affected is 22826.

I am very disappointed that the Company decided to furlough these flight attendants prior to making available leaves of absence. Had they done so it may not have been necessary to put anyone on the street. We believe Article 16 of our contract clearly outlines the procedures the Company must follow prior to furloughing any flight attendants and that includes probationers. The APFA officers will be meeting with management tomorrow to discuss these announced furloughs and the APFA Board of Directors will be briefed by teleconference on Tuesday, September 25.

If you want the latest accurate information about the furlough announcement or if you need any assistance regarding the tragedies of September 11, please call the APFA PhoneWatch at 1-866-ASK-APFA between the hours of 1000 to 1830.

The APFA National Officers were in Washington Friday to attend the memorial service for the flight attendants and pilots who died aboard flight 77, which crashed into the Pentagon. The service was a moving tribute to these six heroes and quite a sight to see hundreds of flight attendants and pilots there in uniform to honor flight attendants Michelle Heidenberger, Ken and Jennifer Lewis, Rene May, and pilots Captain Chick Burlingame, and First Officer David Charelebois.

Please continue to call this hotline; it will be updated as more information becomes available. Now please stay on the line.

This is Leslie Mayo, APFA National Communications Coordinator with an updated hotline.

***REVISED AND UPDATED MEMORIAL SERVICE INFORMATION***

Today is September 21, 2001. Following this short message, I will read an updated list of all scheduled memorial services for the fallen crew of flights 11 and 77.

Cards for the individual families of our Flight Attendants from Flights 11 and 77 may be sent to them ATTN APFA Communications Department at 1004 West Euless Blvd., Euless, TX 76040.

APFA is specifically requesting that any photographs you may have of any of the crew be sent to the APFA Communications Department, along with any personal stories you might wish to include. These will be used in a future edition of SKYWORD and will also be forwarded to the families. Please try to send any photos and/or stories by September 24th. Photos will be returned if requested - be sure to include your name and address on the back of each one.

APFA asks all Flight Attendants to place a white ribbon behind their Union Pin while at work in remembrance of our fallen crewmembers. A red, white and blue ribbon is appropriate for all other victims of the September 11th tragedy.

If the media approaches you, please refrain from giving any interviews. This is not in the best interest of APFA or American Airlines. Further information regarding this policy is contained in the AA Naavigator.

As a reminder, PhoneWatch is currently open seven days a week from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. If you have any questions relating to the events of September 11th or the furlough, please call toll free - 866.ask.apfa.

I would like to read details of the remaining memorial services that will be held around the system for the flight attendants and pilots of flights 11 and 77.

Please refer to the website at www.apfa.org, or your hi6 messages for details about individual memorial funds that have been set up in honor of our lost crewmembers.

September 23, 2001

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR BOBBIE ARESTEGUI

Sunday, September 23, 2001 12:30 p.m.
Osterville Baptist Church
824 Main Street Osterville, MA

Take the Mid Cape Highway to exit 5 (Route 149).
Follow signs to Osterville. The church is in the center of town.
There will be a reception following the service.
You are welcome to wear your uniform.

September 24, 2001

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR RENEE MAY

Monday, September 24, 2001
Holy Cross Catholic Church
108 E. West Street
Baltimore, MD

Parking is limited.
You may park at the Harbor Court Hotel only five blocks away.
Reception immediately following at the church.

|September 25, 2001

SEA MEMORIAL SERVICE

Sponsored by APFA and AFA Flight Attendants
Tuesday, September 25, 2001
6:00 P.M.
Museum of Flight
9404 Marginal Way South
Seattle, WA

NEW YORK MEMORIAL SERVICE

A joint memorial service for AA and UAL employees will be held at

Trinity Lutheran Church
Long Island City
11:00 a.m.

From JFK airport - take the Van Wyck expressway to exit marked: "Grand Central Pkwy/Triboro Bridge/LaGuardia Airport." Continue on Grand Central Parkway to exit 5 Steinway Street. Turn left on Steinway. Right on Broadway. Right on 37th Street. Proceed to the parking lot opposite the church. For more information, please contact the JFK MOD at 718.632.3684.

NEWARK MEMORIAL SERVICE

A joint memorial service for AA and UAL employees will be held at

The Sheraton Newark Airport Hotel
Grand Ballroom
128 Frontage Road
Newark, NJ
973.690.5500
12:00 p.m.

From all roads follow the signs to Frontage Rd.

September 26, 2001

BOS MEMORIAL SERVICE

APFA, APA, AFA and ALPA has organized a memorial service on September 26, 2001 at 12:00 p.m.

This will be held at: City Hall Plaza
Boston, MA

20,000 people expected

September 28, 2001

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR JEFFREY COLLMAN

A celebration of the life of Jeffrey Collman

Sponsored by Keith Bradkowski and friends Fort Heath Park Winthrop, MA 28 September 6:00 p.m. Casual Attire requested

SAN DIEGO MEMORIAL SERVICE

There will be a prayer and remembrance service in San Diego for all of the crew members who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.

All airline employees and their families are welcome to attend. Please wear your uniform.

Friday, September 28, 2001
1 PM
University San Diego Campus
The Immaculata
5998 Alcala Park Parking is limited

JOINT AA AND UAL MEMORIAL SERVICE IN ORD

September 28, 2001
10:00 a.m.
O'Hare Hilton Grand Ballroom
(Lower level - across the street)
All employees are welcome

September 29, 2001

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR BETTY ONG

A memorial service for Betty Ong is being planned on Saturday, September 29 in San Francisco.

Betty's family has not provided any further details at this time. We will update as the information is received. Donations in her honor can be made to:

American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund
**NEW YORK CITY RELIEF**
285 Columbus Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

October 01, 2001

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR FLIGHT ATTENDANT JEFF COLLMAN

A family memorial service for Jeff will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 1st at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Yorkville, Illinois. All are invited to attend.

To reach the church -- from ORD, take I-88 West to Rte. 47. Take 47 S. through Yorkville. Five miles past Yorkville, turn right on Walker Road. At the first Crossroads - Immanuel Road - Turn left. Church is on your left.

Have a website question or need to report a broken link?