FAA Reauthorization Bill Today the Senate passed the FAA Reauthorization Bill of 2018. APFA was proud to support this important piece of legislation. The Bill now heads to the President’s desk. Thanks to the many APFA members who made phone calls, sent messages and came to Washington to help in our effort. Directs…Read More
Contract Changes Effective October 1st for LUS Flight Attendants – Part 2 FOI is quickly approaching and with it comes full implementation of the JCBA for LUS bases. Going forward all bases will be PBS or non-PBS bases until May 2019. If you have not already done so, now would be a good time to…Read More
ROTA Error in LAX At 1941 CDT, September 19, 2018, the company notified APFA that ROTA did not process open sequences for LAX, and only awarded and assigned Standby shifts and RAPs. There were 31 open sequences unassigned that were processed in the normal ROTD run. In accordance with JCBA Section 12.K.2.b, ROTD awards…Read More
A Message of Unity from the APFA Base Presidents A few weeks have passed since the Company presented their new attendance/performance policy with a planned implementation date of October 1, 2018. That same day, they will finally achieve what they have been trying to accomplish since 2015; Full Operational Integration (FOI). In August, the Company…Read More
Reserve Open Time Assignment LogicWith the implementation of Reserve Open Time Assignment (ROTA) this month for non-PBS bases and in October for PBS bases, there have been many questions surrounding the logic of ROTA and how it relates to many factors including seniority and days of Reserve availability. We hope the following will help you understand…Read More
Fellow Flight Attendants, We have now been in office for less than two months and the company has been piling it on. We couldn’t be more proud of our Membership for standing up, for standing strong and for letting the company know that this type of treatment is unjust, inhumane and most unwelcome…Read More
JSIC Update – UBL & ROTA What is the difference between UBL clean up, auto and manual runs? These terms refer to the role of Crew Scheduling in regards to contacting Flight Attendants. UBL Clean-up Run: Refers to the computer automated run that occurs one time immediately following the nightly TTS run, completed prior to 0400…Read More
Hi, this is APFA National President Lori Bassani with an important update. With the implementation of the Crew Portal, ETB, TTS and ROTA for LAA Flight Attendants, multiple system issues continue to plague our members. In just over a month, LUS Flight Attendants will also be working under these same systems, which…Read More
With the implementation of Crew Portal, ETB, TTS and ROTA there have been significant challenges for the LAA Flight Attendants. What have proven the greatest challenge have been the implementation of ROTA and the process of validating that it is honoring contractual language.Issues that have surfaced and are currently being addressed include: ROTA logic and…Read More
APFA Live Phone Bank Support Center – LAA Reserve Open Time Assignment (ROTA) is now open. The first run for ROTA will be on July 31 (for August 1) at 1500 HBT. As a reminder, the Golden Day (GD)/Flex Day (FD) closes today, July 27 at 1200 CT. ROTA/ROTD Tutorial You may bid for generic sequences,…Read More
Mandatory Web-Based Training Due October 1st – LUS Three new web-based training (WBT) activities have been added to Learning Hub. As a reminder, ALL LUS WBTs are due October 1st. Crew Portal is the gateway to TTS, ROTA/D, ETB, AVBA, PBS and more. This is also where you go for all of your schedule details and quick links…Read More
August Changes for Sick – LAA Effective with the August bid month, a Flight Attendant calling in sick will now have the opportunity to close (clear) their absence immediately. Why would I care if I close my absence at the time I am calling in sick? Today, you are restricted from trip trading…Read More
APFA Live Phone Bank Support Center Open this Weekend – LAA As a reminder, The APFA Live Phone Bank Support Center is now open through 1700 (CT) on Sunday, July 22nd. APFA Reps are available to assist members with the August changes as well as implementation of the following systems which are effective…Read More
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