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6.30.22 – New COVID-19 Absence Procedures

Thursday, June 30, 2022 New COVID-19 Absence Procedures APFA has reached an agreement with American on a procedure to mitigate attendance infractions for Flight Attendants who test positive for COVID-19. The changes will go into effect on July 5, 2022, and is retroactively applied. If you have had a positive COVID-19 absence with a “proctored…

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5.10.22 – COVID Vaccination/Booster Requirement to Fly Doha, Qatar

Contract and Scheduling hotline

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 COVID Vaccination/Booster Requirement to Fly Doha, Qatar The Company recently informed APFA there will be a COVID vaccination requirement to fly the upcoming JFK – Doha, Qatar (DOH) route. The mandate for Qatar goes a step further than what has been required to enter other destinations with vaccination requirements. Depending on…

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1.05.22 – COVID-19 Vaccine Verification

Contract and Scheduling hotline

Wednesday, January 5, 2022 COVID-19 Vaccine Verification If you have submitted your COVID-19 vaccine to the company, your training record will be updated with SPL 21 code on your HI*9 in FOS. We encourage all Flight Attendants who have submitted proof of vaccination to verify the code has been entered. You can access your training…

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12.31.21 – COVID-19 Pandemic Policy

Friday, December 31, 2021 COVID-19 Pandemic Policy On Monday, December 27th, 2021, the CDC issued a press release reducing the quarantine time from ten days to five days. American’s pandemic policy remains in effect until they receive the FAA SAFO (Safety Alert for Operators) guidance for Flight Crew. We expect the update in early January.…

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12.21.21 – Brazil Now Requiring Proof of Vaccination

Contract and Scheduling hotline

Tuesday, December 21, 2021 Brazil Now Requiring Proof of Vaccination This afternoon, the company advised APFA that all destinations in Brazil will now require proof of COVID vaccination effective today. The Company immediately removed Flight Attendants who did not have proof of vaccination on record from sequences with Brazil flying that originate today, December 21st.…

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12.19.21 – COVID-19 Vaccine Submission and Confirmation Process

Contract and Scheduling hotline

Sunday, December 19, 2021 COVID-19 Vaccine Submission and Confirmation Process The COVID-19 vaccine is now required to fly to several destinations. As of today, the list includes all destinations in Canada, Colombia, Suriname, and Guyana, as well as Rio de Janeiro and Lima. Munich requires either vaccination or a negative COVID test prior to departure. This list…

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12.13.21 – Federal Mask Mandate Update

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Monday, December 13, 2021 Federal Mask Mandate Update The requirements for travelers to wear masks on airplanes, buses, trains, and boats, as well as in airports and other transportation hubs has been extended through March 2022. American Airlines’ Mask policy remains unchanged. The American Airlines mask policy is as follows: Passengers are required to wear a face-covering…

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11.08.21 – COVID-19 Vaccine Update #3

Monday, November 8, 2021 COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Deadline Extended to January 4th The company has been informed that the federally mandated COVID-19 vaccination deadline has been extended to January 4th, 2022. This decision aligns the deadlines for the two types of federal vaccine mandates. Given this development, APFA members have until Jan.‌ 4, 2022, to submit…

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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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10.11.21 – Management Announces Increases in Cabin Service Without Returning to Pre-COVID Staffing Levels

Monday, October 11, 2021 Management Announces Increases in Cabin Service Without Returning to pre-COVID Staffing Levels In September 2020, management informed APFA of their intent to unilaterally reduce staffing on specific aircraft, including the 777-300, 777-200, 787-9, and A321T, without any input from APFA Leadership. APFA subsequently filed a Presidential Grievance, citing unreasonable workloads. American ignored…

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10.02.21 – COVID-19 Vaccine Update #1

Saturday, October 2, 2021 Yesterday, American announced that all employees will be required to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, in accordance the recently announced Executive Orders. American Airlines is both a Federal Contractor and an employer with more than 100 employees. However, it has been determined that the prevailing order for American Airlines is…

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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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4.19.21 – Return of Onboard Service

APFA National President hotline

Monday, April 19, 2021 Return of Onboard Service Since October of 2020, American has approached APFA to discuss a return of onboard service in the domestic premium and economy cabins. Since October, your APFA Leadership has consistently stated to American that we should not add additional customer touchpoints as worldwide cases of COVID-19 continue to fluctuate. As vaccines…

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2.22.21 – Lineholder Sequence Pay Protection Exception for March 2021

APFA National President hotline

Monday, February 22, 2021 Lineholder Sequence Pay Protection Exception for March 2021 For the March 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 will be updated routinely. If you experience…

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2.11.21 – COVID-19 Quarantine Procedure For Code 13 (Exposure At Work) Removal

Thursday, February 11, 2021 COVID-19 Quarantine Procedure for ‘Code 13’ (Exposure at Work) Removal We want to clarify the procedures for potential COVID-19 exposure and the possibility of a required quarantine. This could happen at home or mid-sequence. Although a required mid-sequence quarantine is rare, we want you to be aware of the possibility, and we encourage…

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2.04.21 – An Update on the Face-Covering Security Directive

Safety and Security hotlines

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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1.29.21 – Possible Flight Attendant Overage as the Pandemic Continues

APFA National President hotline

Friday, January 29, 2021 Possible Flight Attendant Overage as the Pandemic Continues Hello Everyone, As we move into 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to suppress travel demand. We are encouraged by the availability of vaccines, yet we see distribution issues continuing to affect an already disjointed rollout. Travel demand, including business travel, continues to be depressed.…

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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

APFA National President hotline

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

Safety and Security hotlines

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 be on lockdown for two…

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