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10.21.16 – 2017 Benefits Enrollment

Friday, October 21, 2016   2017 Benefits Enrollment Annual Benefits Enrollment is now open through Friday, October 28th. Access the Benefits Service Center from my.aa.com to: Enroll yourself and eligible dependents in your 2017 benefits. See what coverage you will have if you don’t enroll by Friday, October 28th at 11:59 p.m. (CT). Designate your…

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9.22.16 – DCA Trips/PBS Update/FADAP/Remembering Aaron Bocknek

Thursday, September 22, 2016   DCA Trips: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Last week, Christine and I met with the Vice President of Operations,  District Manager, and DCA Base Manager to relay many Flight Attendant’s concerns; the first being Trip Construction.   During monthly Allocation Calls which include both the Company and the…

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9.11.16 – Remembering September 11, 2001

Sunday, September 11, 2016     Remembering September 11, 2001 From “Stewardess” to “First Responder” throughout the many years, We stand together in honor with pride and painful tears, Unless you wear the uniform with gold or silver wings, The strength and sacrifice resonates in each memory 9/11 brings. Never Forget. ___________________________________ In Stength and…

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5.29.16 – A Memorial Day Message

Sunday, May 29, 2016   A Memorial Day Message Have a Safe Memorial Day Weekend –  Dianne Britton APFA DCA-LUS Base President 724-544-6979 prdcau@apfa.org  Christine Kolackovsky APFA DCA-LUS Base Vice President 703-400-3745  vpdcau@apfa.org    

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4.04.16 – In Memoriam/EAP/WINGS Foundation

Monday, April 4, 2016 *|FACEBOOK:LIKE|*  *|TWITTER:TWEET|* In Memoriam Employee Assistance Program WINGS Foundation in the Crew Room It is with great sadness that I relay the passing of our fellow Flight Attendant and friend, Harry Rodgers, Jr. Harry began his career when hired by USAir over 37 years ago. He was also previously based in…

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3.30.16 – Meet #PHA5E in DCA/JCBA Training & Roundtable Discussions

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 *|FACEBOOK:LIKE|*  *|TWITTER:TWEET|* Meet #PHA5E in DCA – LAA/LUS JCBA Training & Roundtable Discussions – LAA/LUS Meet #PHA5E in DCA – LAA/LUS Meet #PHA5E- the 5th phase of flight- the beginning of your career. PHA5E provides an avenue for newer Flight Attendants to become involved. We are the future! The more active the membership, the more unified we…

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3.18.16 – Meetings with the Company/Trip Construction/Crew Meals/Retirement Seminar

Friday, March 18, 2016 *|FACEBOOK:LIKE|*  *|TWITTER:TWEET|* Meetings with the Company Trip Construction Crew Meals Retirement Seminar CLT Crew News Yesterday Meetings with the Company It is not your imagination. There has been an increase in Flight Attendant Coaching, Counseling, and Mandatory Meetings due to “Infractions” often including the Human Resources Department. We are fortunate to have…

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3.10.16 – Meet #PHA5E in DCA/JCBA Training & Roundtable Discussions

Thursday, March 10, 2016 *|FACEBOOK:LIKE|*  *|TWITTER:TWEET|* Meet #PHA5E in DCA – LAA/LUS JCBA Training & Roundtable Discussions – LAA/LUS Meet #PHA5E in DCA – LAA/LUS Meet #PHA5E- the 5th phase of flight- the beginning of your career. PHA5E provides an avenue for newer Flight Attendants to become involved. We are the future! The more active the membership, the more unified we…

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2.27.16 – Hold Please/APFA BOD Convention/Hot Off the Press

Saturday, February 27, 2016 *|FACEBOOK:LIKE|*  *|TWITTER:TWEET|* Hold Please APFA Board of Directors Convention Hot Off the Press Hold Please Just when we are coming up for air from a December PBS Meltdown, the Jonas Storm hits and all the problems associated with it. Mother Nature will always wreck havoc, but it is unacceptable that a billion dollar…

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2.04.16 – LearningPath and the New Learning Hub/2016 Pay Dates/W-2 Forms/Travel Guide

Thursday, February 4, 2016 *|FACEBOOK:LIKE|*  *|TWITTER:TWEET|* LearningPath and the New Learning Hub for Web-Based Training 2016 Pay Dates W-2 Forms Now Available Employee Travel Guide LearningPath and the New Learning Hub for Web-Based Training DCA-LUS Flight Attendants attending Recurrent/CQ Training now through March 31st will complete the 2015/2016 CQ web-based training, which is available in the Learning…

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2.02.16 – Jonas/PBS Problems/Cabin Odor Events

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 *|FACEBOOK:LIKE|*  *|TWITTER:TWEET|* Jonas Juggernaut Just when we were coming up for air from the December PBS Meltdown, Snow Storm Jonas slams us with full force, causing even more havoc and disruptions to the Flight Attendants.   We obviously cannot control Mother Nature, but as the “Largest Airline in the World” the Company…

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12.30.15 – New Year’s Message

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 *|FACEBOOK:LIKE|*  *|TWITTER:TWEET|* New Year’s Message “Persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.”   The year 2015 is winding down with all of its many challenges. Barring displacements or downsizing, the LUS Flight Attendants were faced with more disruptive changes than with any other prior merger and are still…

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12.12.15 – JCBA Training/Meet #PHA5E Coming to DCA!

Saturday, December 12, 2015 *|FACEBOOK:LIKE|*  *|TWITTER:TWEET|* JCBA Training/ Meet #PHA5E coming to DCA! – LAA/LUS JCBA Training/ Roundtable Discussions On 1/12/16, JCBA negotiators Vicki Balistreri (LUS) and Paul Hartshorn Jr. (LUS) will be in the Washington, D.C. crew base to answer your questions and host a round table discussion about changes/ procedures in the new…

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12.03.15 – Treat Your Employees Like They Make A Difference And They Will

Thursday, December 3, 2015 *|FACEBOOK:LIKE|*  *|TWITTER:TWEET|* Treat Your Employees Like They Make A Difference And They Will Sounds simple, doesn’t it? Now let’s take a quick look at just some of the things we have had to deal with since this merger. Benefits transition from last year with hundreds of LUS Flight Attendants without, or a delay…

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11.23.15 – December PBS Awards…Now What?

Monday, November 23, 2015 *|FACEBOOK:LIKE|*  *|TWITTER:TWEET|* December PBS Awards…Now What? Hello DCA Flight Attendants,   Just when you thought employee morale couldn’t get any worse…SURPRISE!   We hear you loud and clear. In fact, due to the outpouring of emails, calls, and texts shortly after the December PBS Bid run, we were able to contact the…

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11.15.15 – Report Times for LUS Flight Attendants

Sunday, November 15, 2015 *|FACEBOOK:LIKE|*  *|TWITTER:TWEET|* Report Times for LUS Flight Attendants Effective with the December 2015 bid month, the report times for LUS Flight Attendants will change as follows: “Non-International Premium Destination (NIPD)” is International flying that does not meet the definition of International Premium Destination Flying**. “International Premium Destination (IPD)” is defined as…

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11.10.15 – Critical Incident Response Team DCA Base Visit

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 *|FACEBOOK:LIKE|*  *|TWITTER:TWEET|* Critical Incident Response Team DCA Base Visit Hello Everyone, As the holidays are fast approaching, we know that these times can be very stressful and overwhelming. Those who fly on the holidays endure the stress of flying with a crew they may not know and overnighting in a hotel…

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10.31.15 – 2016-17 Round 1 Vacation Bid Award Now Available in CatCrew

Saturday, October 31, 2015 *|FACEBOOK:LIKE|*  *|TWITTER:TWEET|* 2016-17 Round 1 Vacation Bid Award Now Available in CatCrew The 2016-17 Round 1 Vacation Bid Award is now available for viewing in CatCrew, option 15. 2016-17 Round 1 – Most Junior Global Seniority Award View Global Seniority by going to Crew Portal > My Schedule > Show Details…

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