Posts Tagged ‘Coronavirus’

10.27.21 – Vaccine Requirements and Exemptions

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 Vaccine Requirements and Exemptions APFA continues to receive emails and phone calls regarding the requirements and the medical and religious exemption process. We have provided links below to help answer your questions and assist with the process of filing an exemption request. Click Here for the question-and-answer document regarding the vaccine requirements and the…

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10.18.21 – COVID-19 Vaccine Update #2

Monday, October 18, 2021 COVID-19 Vaccine Update #2 APFA Flight Attendants, On October 1, 2021, American Airlines announced that it was subject to Executive Order 14042 (Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors). Management made it clear that all employees need to be vaccinated to remain employed with American Airlines. On October 6, 2021,…

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8.24.21 – 7 Days Remain to Submit Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 7 Days Remain to Submit Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination The deadline to submit your proof of full vaccination to American Airlines is August 31, 2021. Every employee that submits their COVID-19 vaccination form will earn one additional vacation day for the 2022-23 vacation cycle, and 5000 Nonstop Thanks points (value = $50). To be considered…

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8.06.21 – Deadline to Submit Proof of Vaccination Approaching

Friday, August 6, 2021 Deadline to Submit Proof of Vaccination Approaching The deadline to submit your proof of vaccination to American Airlines is August 31, 2021. If you are not yet vaccinated, you will need to start the process within the next few days to have a two-shot vaccine completed by the deadline. Every employee…

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7.30.21 – COVID-19 and the Delta Variant

Friday, July 30, 2021 COVID-19 and the Delta Variant As positive COVID cases are on the rise across the globe, it is imperative to use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), social distancing, testing, and vaccinations (if you choose and are able) to help stop the spread of the virus. The Pandemic policy provides for up to…

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7.02.21 – COVID-19 Cancellation Update

Friday, July 2, 2021 COVID-19 Cancellation Update The operation has been experiencing an influx of cancellations in June and July. Many of these cancellations have been covered under the monthly COVID-related pay protection Letter of Agreement signed by APFA and AA. The cancellation package for sequences originating in July through the 26th of the month…

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5.06.21 – COVID-19 Worldwide Efforts

Thursday, May 6, 2021 COVID-19 Worldwide Efforts Flying Between the U.S. and the U.K. APFA, along with aviation Unions and stakeholders, sent a letter urging President Biden and Prime Minister Johnson to consider easing travel restrictions between the US and the UK. With COVID-19 vaccines widely distributed in both countries, restarting the travel/tourism is crucial to our economic…

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2.04.21 – An Update on the Face-Covering Security Directive

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Thursday, February 4, 2021 An Update on the Face-Covering Security Directive Due to ongoing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic and to assist in reducing the spread of the virus, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has moved forward with a Security Directive effective February 2, 2021. The Presidential Executive Order requires a face mask to be…

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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 your test results, file for…

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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 do not yet have the…

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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 quarantined. Your crew members must…

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5.07.20 – Passenger Count Restrictions / Face Covering Requirements / WBT / Snack Bags / Double Jumpseat Procedures

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Thursday, May 7, 2020 Passenger Counts Restricted to Comply with Onboard Social Distancing American will be capping the number of passengers on each flight now through May 31st, including non-revenue passengers. Fifty percent of middle seats, as well as seats located near Flight Attendant jumpseats, will not be assigned to comply with social distancing guidelines. On…

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4.19.20 – Jumpseat Social Distancing/Safety Demo Exemption/PPE Drawer

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Sunday, April 19, 2020 Jumpseat Social Distancing Safety Demo Exemption Now Approved New Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Drawer Hands-Only CPR  Passenger Seats Blocked May CQT Schedule   Jumpseat Social Distancing The FAA approved our request to temporarily allow social distancing for Flight Attendants assigned to a double jumpseat on the Boeing 737 and A321NX only.…

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3.26.20 – COVID-19 Safety & Security, Health, and IOD Update

Thursday, March 26, 2020 Update from Health, IOD, and Safety and Security Shelter-In-Place Orders Thirteen states have mandated “stay at home,” “shelter-in-place,” and/or “lockdown” directives. If you find yourself in one of these locations while working, please remember the following: These orders have been put in place to mitigate the risk of community spread. APFA…

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3.25.20 – LOA Update from National President on Pay Protections

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Dear Fellow Flight Attendants, The changes keep coming and I have something new to announce regarding pay protections that go up and above our JCBA (contract) for both March and April 2020. We have worked very hard the last few days to negotiate a Pay Protection Letter of Agreement (LOA) that has the unanimous…

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3.24.20 – President Update

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Fellow Flight Attendants, We all know that our lives as we knew them even a couple of weeks ago have changed unimaginably. By now, most of us know someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or sadly, may have succumbed to the virus. We know that trips are disappearing by the…

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3.21.20 – March Cheat Sheet

Saturday, March 21, 2020 March Cheat Sheet We want to do all we can to keep you informed during this rapidly changing environment. Over the last week, we have sent out numerous communications to the membership on the many different issues affecting us today. Yes, it’s a lot of information that is easily forgotten as…

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3.20.20 – COVID-19 Update

Friday, March 20, 2020 COVID-19 Update A  video message from Dr. Kris Belland, APFA Medical Advisor. COVID-19 CQ Training and FSU At 11:15a on March 18, the Company notified APFA that a Flight Attendant that had recently attended CQT training had tested positive for COVID-19. Upon learning the Flight Attendant tested positive, the FSU and the Flight Academy…

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3.18.20 – A Letter from APFA National President Lori Bassani

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 Dear Fellow Flight Attendants, I am hearing from many of you working on the front lines of this health crisis. AA needs to hear from you, too. Our members who have proven their loyalty and professionalism time and again – during this and past crisis events – by sacrificing pay, work rules, pensions,…

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3.17.20 – Update from National President Lori Bassani

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 Update from APFA National President Hello fellow Flight Attendants, I want to take this time to address our members regarding all that is happening right now in our lives as a result of the coronavirus crisis. This is a fast moving and quickly changing situation and we must all remain nimble,…

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3.16.20 – COPING WITH THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

March 16, 2020 COPING WITH THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: Are you Mentally and Financially Prepared? As we prepare nationally to reduce the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), it’s perfectly normal to feel anxiety about this health crisis. COVID-19 is not SARS, and it is not influenza. It is a new virus with its own characteristics.  Disruptions…

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