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9.11.20 – Remembering Our Colleagues on the 19th Anniversary of 9/11

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Friday, September 11, 2020 Today, we remember the victims of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. While some of the normal remembrance ceremonies this year were either paused, abbreviated, or conducted virtually, APFA members and leaders were able to attend ceremonies in Grapevine, TX, and New York, NY. Yesterday, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum…

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9.08.20 – Remembering USAir Flight 427

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 Remembering USAir Flight 427 Today marks the 26th anniversary of the tragic crash of USAir Flight 427. It was a scheduled flight from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Pittsburgh International Airport, with a final destination of West Palm Beach, Florida. During its arrival into Pittsburgh, Flight 427 was sequenced behind a Delta…

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7.17.20 – Remembering TWA Flight 800 on This 24th Anniversary

Friday, July 17, 2020 Remembering TWA Flight 800 on This 24th Anniversary On July 17, 1996, TWA Flight 800, a Boeing 747-100, crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Long Island shortly after takeoff from New York’s JFK Airport. The airplane was en route to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. All 230 souls…

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7.02.20 – 26 Years Later: In Memory of USAir Flight 1016

Thursday, July 2, 2020 26 Years Later: In Memory of USAir Flight 1016 Today marks the 26th Anniversary of the crash of USAir Flight 1016. On July 2, 1994, the flight from Columbia, SC, crashed near Charlotte-Douglas International Airport in an intense thunderstorm. As a massive downdraft struck the McDonnell Douglas DC-9 aircraft, Captain Mike…

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6.14.20 – Remembering the Heroes of TWA Flight 847

Sunday, June 14, 2020 Remembering the Heroes of TWA Flight 847 Thirty-five years ago, Trans World Airlines Flight 847 was hijacked after takeoff from Athens, Greece, with 139 passengers and eight crew members on board. The flight, scheduled to land at Rome, Italy, was diverted to Beirut, Lebanon, where nineteen passengers were released in exchange…

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6.07.20 – We Remember Allegheny Airlines Flight 485

Sunday, June 7, 2020 We Remember Allegheny Airlines Flight 485 On June 7, 1971, Allegheny Airlines Flight 485 departed at 9:33 a.m. from Groton-New London Airport in Connecticut en route to Tweed Airport in New Haven, Connecticut. Thirty-one souls were on board the aircraft: 2 Pilots, 1 Flight Attendant, 26 adult passengers, and two infants.…

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6.01.20 – Remembering AA Flight 1420: Twenty-One Years Later

Monday, June 1, 2020 Remembering AA Flight 1420: Twenty-One Years Later Today commemorates the twenty-first anniversary of American Airlines Flight 1420 from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, which overran the runway upon landing during a thunderstorm at Little Rock National Airport. The Captain, along with ten passengers, perished in the crash. The four Flight Attendants, the…

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5.25.20 – Forty-One Years Later: Remembering AA Flight 191

Monday, May 25, 2020 Forty-One Years Later: Remembering AA Flight 191 On May 25, 1979, American Airlines Flight 191 departed Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport for Los Angeles International Airport. Ten Flight Attendants and three Pilots were working the McDonnell Douglas DC-10 flight from ORD to LAX, with a total of 258 passengers onboard. After losing…

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4.27.20 – Remembering AA Flight 625

Monday, April 27, 2020 Today, we pause to remember the crew and passengers aboard American Airlines Flight 625. On April 27, 1976, the Boeing 727 operated from T.F. Green Airport in Providence, Rhode Island to Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands, with an intermediate stop at John F. Kennedy Airport, New York, NY. The…

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3.26.20 – In Memoriam – Paul Frishkorn

Friday, March 26, 2020 In memory of Paul Frishkorn (Paul Frishkorn in the center in the blue shirt, pictured with the SBA team when he served as APFA Regional Representative) Dear Fellow Flight Attendants, It is with great sadness that we are letting you know that Paul Frishkorn, a longtime member of the American Airlines family,…

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2.01.20 – In Memory of USAir Flight 1493 & SkyWest Flight 5569

Saturday, February 1, 2020 On Friday, February 1, 1991, USAir flight 1493 collided with SkyWest flight 5569 upon landing at Los Angeles International Airport. Sadly, all 12 people aboard the SkyWest aircraft were killed, as well as 23 of the 95 people aboard flight 1493.Today we honor Flight Attendant Deanna Bethea and Captain Colin Shaw,…

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1.15.20 – 11th Anniversary – Flight 1549

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Miracle on the Hudson – 11th Anniversary Carolinas Aviation Museum US Airways Flight 1549 Today marks the 11th anniversary of the Miracle on the Hudson. The A320 aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing on the Hudson River after bird strikes shut down both engines. Through the amazing courage of…

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12.23.19 – American Flight 63 – 18 Years Ago

Monday, December 23, 2019 American Flight 63 – True Heroes Today marks the 18th anniversary of the “Shoe Bomber” Flight 63 Paris – Miami. APFA recognizes the heroics acts of our crewmembers: Purser Carole Nelson Flight Attendant David Barlatier Flight Attendant Lettie Cornett Flight Attendant Josefina Husson Flight Attendant Cristina Jones Flight Attendant Regina Martin Flight…

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11.22.19 – TWA Flight 427

Friday, November 22, 2019 TWA Flight 427 Twenty five years ago today TWA Flight 427 departed Lambert-St. Louis (STL) destined for Denver, Colorado.  Sadly, Flight 427 struck a Cessna aircraft, killing both of its occupants. We remember those affected by the tragedy. Our thoughts are with you.

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11.12.19 – Remembering Flight 587

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 We Still Remember Flight 587 – 18th Anniversary Today marks the 18th anniversary of the crash of AA Flight 587 in Queens, New York. Everyone onboard the Airbus A300, including nine crew members and five people on the ground perished that fateful in November. Our hearts and minds are forever with our fallen colleagues, their…

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9.20.19 – Remembering USAir Flight 5050 – Thirty Years

Friday, September 20, 2019   Remembering USAir Flight 5050 – Thirty Years On this the thirtieth anniversary of the USAir Flight 5050 crash, we honor the Flight Attendants for their professionalism and bravery. Wayne Reed Kelly Donovan Susan Harrelson Gilliam Jolynn Galmish Due to the heroic efforts of the Flight Attendants on board that evening…

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9.12.19 – September 11th – The Unbreakable Bond

Thursday, September 12, 2019   Dear APFA Member, I, along with other leaders of APFA had the privilege to attend September 11th memorials and observances throughout our nation. The attached video captures some of the sights and sounds of yesterday and the unbreakable bond we share as a Flight Attendant family. In Unity, Lori L.…

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9.11.19 – Weekly Scoop

  Wednesday, September 11, 2019 – AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT 11 – BARBARA ARESTEGUI – JEFFREY COLLMAN – SARA LOW – KAREN MARTIN – KATHLEEN NICOSIA – BETTY ONG – JEAN ROGER – DIANNE SNYDER – MADELINE SWEENEY – CAPTAIN JOHN OGONOWSKI – FIRST OFFICER THOMAS MCGUINNESS – UNITED AIRLINES FLIGHT 175 – KATHRYN L. YANCEY LABORIE…

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9.11.19 – September 11th – We Will Never Forget

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019 Today marks the eighteenth anniversary of the tragic 9/11 attacks that changed our lives and history forever. Every day we remember the bravery of the Flight Attendants and Pilots on board the four airplanes. They are our heroes. Today, Flight Attendants are known as First Responders, a much different description of…

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9.08.19 – 25th Anniversary of USAir Flight 427 Crash

Sunday, September 8, 2019   25th Anniversary of USAir Flight 427 Crash Today marks the 25th anniversary of the tragic crash of USAir Flight 427. It was a scheduled flight from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Pittsburgh International Airport, with a final destination of West Palm Beach, Florida. During its arrival into Pittsburgh, Flight 427 was…

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7.03.19 – In Memory of the 25th Anniversary of USAir Flight 1016

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019   Yesterday marked the 25th Anniversary of the crash of USAir Flight 1016 near the Charlotte/Douglas International Airport. APFA commends the heroism of the flight crew, Captain Mike Greenlee, First Officer Phil Hayes, and Flight Attendants Richard DeMary, Shelley Markwith and Karen Forcht whose courage and valiant efforts saved many lives…

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6.02.19 – Remembering AA Flight 1420: Twenty Years Later

Sunday, June 2, 2019   Remembering AA Flight 1420: Twenty Years Later This weekend commemorates the twentieth anniversary of American Airlines Flight 1420 from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport which overran the runway upon landing during a thunderstorm at Little Rock National Airport. The aircraft continued past the end of the runway, traveling another 800 feet and striking a…

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3.10.19 – Ethiopian Airlines Crash

March 10th, 2019   Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 Our condolences go out to the families of crew and passengers who perished in today’s Ethiopian Airlines crash. This event has raised safety concerns for our members/flight attendants who fly/work this aircraft and I have requested our company (American Airlines) address these critical concerns. APFA National President…

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1.15.19 – APFA President Honors the Crew of Flight 1549

Tuesday, January 15, 2019   APFA President Honors the Crew of Flight 1549 Dallas, TX – Earlier today Lori Bassani, National President of The Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA), made the following statement regarding this historic anniversary: “Flight Attendants are skilled professionals who receive hundreds of hours of training. Each year our Flight Attendants are…

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9.25.18 – (LAA/LUS) – Forty Years Later: Remembering PSA Flight 182

  Forty Years Later: Remembering PSA Flight 182 On September 25, 1978, Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 182 departed Sacramento for San Diego via Los Angeles. The flight from Sacramento to Los Angeles was uneventful. Four Flight Attendants and three Pilots were working the flight from Los Angeles to San Diego, with a total of 128 passengers onboard. The San Diego-Based Flight…

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