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9.11.21 – APFA EAP 9/11 Tribute: From the Ashes, Angels Emerge

Saturday, September 11, 2021 From the Ashes, Angels Emerge As Flight Attendants, we have all internalized the grief of that fateful day in different ways. In the days after 9/11, our APFA trauma-trained Representatives helped our grieving Flight Attendants. Understanding the need for a large-scale trauma support response APFA National EAP Representative Susie Wallace was…

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8.31.21 – 2021 Flight Attendant Drug and Alcohol Program Conference

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 2021 Flight Attendant Drug and Alcohol Program Conference This year’s Flight Attendant Drug and Alcohol Program (FADAP) Conference was held August 17th-19th, in Linthicum Heights, MD. What is FADAP? FADAP is a substance-abuse prevention program, created and promoted for and by the Flight Attendant profession and funded by the FAA. Assistance…

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8.29.21 – An Expression of Gratitude

Sunday, August 29, 2021 An Expression of Gratitude As you know, the Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) program is in full swing, evacuating thousands from Afghanistan daily. As with most CRAF operations, the trips were met with unforeseen challenges. I am not writing to talk about all of the problems. Instead, I want to take this…

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8.09.21 – Domestic Violence

Monday, August 9, 2021 Domestic Violence is Not Just Punching or Black Eyes Think about counting to the number nine and at that very moment a woman is being assaulted.  Then count another nine seconds and it happens again. Unfortunately, every 9 seconds, a woman in the U.S. is beaten or assaulted by a current…

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7.05.21 – Passenger Misconduct Events

Monday, July 5, 2021 Passenger Misconduct Events As we are all aware, passenger misconduct events—and their severity—are at an all-time high. While there have been some positive strides towards holding unruly passengers accountable for their actions, we will continue to push for stricter policies, heftier punishments, and a faster response to these situations. In the…

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6.11.21 – Alcohol Testing in the European Union

Friday, June 11, 2021 Alcohol Testing in the European Union (EU) This is an important message from your EAP department. On the heels of the Germanwings incident, in 2018, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency published new safety rules on air operations, including new provisions to better support the mental fitness of aircrew. The Regulation…

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4.21.21 – Continuing the Work to Improve Our Justice System

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 Continuing the Work to Improve Our Justice System The verdict announced yesterday in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd is a positive step towards restoring faith in the American justice system. It is often difficult to wait for the due process of law to play out.…

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4.05.21 – Injured in Turbulence – What Next?

Monday, April 5, 2021 Injured in Turbulence – What Next? If you sustain an injury due to turbulence, notify the Captain immediately and request the turbulence and injury event be documented. If medical treatment is necessary, it is imperative to let the Captain know as soon as possible. If you become injured as a result…

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1.08.21 – An Update on the Violence in Washington, D.C.

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Friday, January 8, 2021 Hello Everyone, In a hotline sent on Wednesday of this week, I spoke about politically motivated disturbances aboard various flights headed to Washington, D.C. Some of these incidents were broadcast across multiple social media outlets. The videos are nothing short of terrifying for the Flight Attendants who were forced to confront this egregious…

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10.07.20 – Professional Standards: A Valuable Resource

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 Professional Standards: A Valuable Resource APFA Professional Standards is a voluntary, confidential service offered to Flight Attendants. The goal of Professional Standards is to resolve conflicts and concerns with fellow employees without involving Management, and to prevent escalation to disciplinary action from Management. Your Professional Standards Representatives are fellow Flight Attendants…

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9.16.20 – APFA EAP Hotline: Managing Change in a Time of Uncertainty

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 Managing Change in a Time of Uncertainty Uncertainty, by its nature, is stressful. We are built to be cautious of change. The changes brought by COVID-19 have caused emotional pain to most of us in the airline industry. Just the amount of life-changing decisions we have had to make in the…

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9.12.20 – Injured in Turbulence – What Next?

Saturday, September 12, 2020 Injured in Turbulence – What Next? If you sustain an injury due to turbulence, notify the Captain immediately and request the turbulence and injury event be documented. If medical treatment is necessary, it is imperative to let the Captain know as soon as possible. If you become injured as a result…

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8.25.20 – APFA EAP Hotline: Together We Will Get Through This

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 Together We Will Get Through This It is a pivotal time in the airline industry. For many of us with many decades of flying with American, there have been many changes. But nothing that really tugs at us as much as the world of travel these days. It is completely non-existent…

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6.05.20 – Together We Can Do Better

Friday, June 5, 2020 TOGETHER WE CAN DO BETTER Dear Fellow Flight Attendants: I am writing this hotline with mixed emotions; my heart is both broken and hopeful. Broken due to the violent and tragic death of George Floyd, and hopeful that George Floyd did not die in vain, but that his death will result…

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5.29.20 – APFA EAP, CIRT, PS and FAIR Assistance Programs

Friday, May 29, 2020 APFA EAP, CIRT, PS and FAIR Assistance Programs Your APFA Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Department is a confidential service provided to you as a member of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants. We are made up of four departments to assist you. We are Flight Attendants helping Flight Attendants with your…

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4.11.20 – A Virtual View; While Quarantined

Saturday, April 11, 2020 A Virtual View; While Quarantined… With social distancing being prevalent in every state, your AA/APFA Critical Incident Response Team is actively conducting virtual support sessions for FA’s struggling with the stress and anxiety from COVID-19. We are here to assist our Flight Attendants by talking online and everyone being able to…

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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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3.13.20 – Coronavirus Update

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Friday, March 13, 2020 Health What is the coronavirus? Also known as 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the coronavirus is a family of viruses that typically affect the respiratory tract of humans. It is commonly associated with the common cold and, more seriously, pneumonia. The respiratory illness was first detected in Wuhan, China. What’s the risk…

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3.12.20 – The Scoop

Thursday, March 12, 2020 President Trump Suspends Foreign National Travel from the Schengen Area Countries APFA National President Lori Bassani’s Letter to the Membership: Dear Fellow Flight Attendants, The announcement by the President last night of the 30-day travel suspension from the Schengen Area countries understandably creates questions and major concern for all Aviation workers.…

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3.04.20 – The Scoop

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 2020 Martha W. Griffiths Award Recipients Steve Watson, DFW; John Nikides, LAX; Randy Trautman, MIA; & Patrick Hancock, DFW APFA proudly bestowed its highest honor, The Martha W. Griffiths Award, at its annual Board of Directors Convention in Los Angeles this week. The award is reserved for Flight Attendants who have…

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3.01.20 – Grief. What is It?

Sunday, March 1, 2020 GRIEF:  Little by little, we let go of loss, but never of love. When an individual experiences a great loss—whether a person, property, jobs, core belief or dreams of what might have been—grief is the normal reaction. Grief includes physical, emotional, intellectual, social and spiritual responses. Losing someone or something you…

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2.13.20 – The Scoop

Thursday, February 13, 2020 Ballots Must Be Received by 10:00 am CT, March 9, 2020 Ballots for APFA National Officer Run-Off Election were mailed February 7, 2020. If you do not receive your ballot by tomorrow, February 14, 2020, contact the National Ballot Committee (NBC) at ballot@apfa.org or 817-540-0108, ext. 8311 to request a duplicate ballot. For…

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2.08.20 – Depression & Anxiety

Saturday, February 8, 2020 Depression and Anxiety Feeling down or having the blues now and then is normal.  Everyone feels anxious from time to time- it’s a normal response to stressful situations.  But severe or ongoing feelings of depression and anxiety can be a sign of an underlying mental health disorder.  Depression and anxiety are…

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10.02.19 – Weekly Scoop

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9.11.19 – Weekly Scoop

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8.28.19 – Weekly Scoop

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