Posts Tagged ‘COVID-19’

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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6.10.20 – A Video Update From Your National Officers

APFA National Officer hotline

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 A Video Update From Your National Officers While domestic travel demand continues to improve, we are still feeling the effects of work life changes resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak. As we continue to work through these changes, your health and safety will be our number one priority. We will protect jobs…

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

Safety and Security hotlines

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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4.29.20 – Temperature Checks / FA Mask Requirement / Cabin Cleaning Enhancement

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Temperature Checks Flight Attendant Mask Requirement Cabin Cleaning Enhancements   Temperature Checks Beginning today, April 29th, American will begin temperature checks in DFW and MIA, with expansion to other airports at a later date. Temperature checks will be conducted at Known Crewmember (KCM) portals by Flight Managers, Flight Service Managers, or…

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

Safety and Security hotlines

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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