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1.07.21 – Unemployment Benefits Update

Thursday, January 7, 2021 Unemployment Benefits Update APFA has a resource for Flight Attendants seeking more information about unemployment benefits located here. You will find pertinent information on the unemployment benefits process: How it works, eligibility, CARES Act, Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) benefits, severance pay, and how different types of leaves may affect your eligibility.…

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12.30.20 – APFA Virtual Town Hall – Recall from Furlough

Wednesday, December 30, 2020 Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2021 Time: 12:00 – 13:00 (CST) APFA is hosting a special Virtual Town Hall for Flight Attendants being recalled from furlough on Wednesday, January 13th from 12pm until 1pm (CST) to answer your questions. For those unable to attend, this event will be recorded and posted on…

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12.25.20 – Positive Space Commuting Available Now Through Sunday, January 3rd

Friday, December 25, 2020 Positive Space Commuting Available Now Through Sunday, Jan 3rd American will be providing round-trip, positive space travel from your commuter city to your base now through January 3rd, 2021, on a case-by-case basis. During normal hours, please contact your base Crew Service Center for booking. You must call at least 24 hours…

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12.24.20 – A Holiday Message from APFA

Thursday, December 24, 2020 A Holiday Message from APFA 2020 has been a difficult year and has challenged us in many ways. We have faced many obstacles head-on, and witnessed our job changing in ways we never thought possible. We have been separated from friends and family due to an invisible virus, yet we have…

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12.22.20 – 19 Years Later – The Shoe Bomb Attempt

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 Nineteen Years Later – The Shoe Bomb Attempt The date was December 22, 2001. 185 passengers along with nine Flight Attendants and three pilots were en route from Paris to Miami on American Airlines Flight 63. Flight Attendant Hermis Moutardier and Cristina Jones spoke to Time (magazine) in 2011 about the event and actions…

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12.11.20 – Reserve PBS Bidding

Friday, December 11, 2020 Reserve PBS Bidding For bidding Reserve off days, you start by clicking on the Reserve Tab on the navigation bar. The large calendar on the left side will show the number of Reserves which are needed each day according to planning’s calculation. If you accidentally bid for Reserve days off while…

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12.03.20 – Displacement/Priority Return: JCBA Section 22.H.4.

Thursday, December 3, 2020 Displacement/Priority Return: JCBA Section 22.H.4. Today, the APFA Executive Committee convened a Special Executive Committee Teleconference to discuss and approve a Letter of Agreement (LOA), which modifies the contractual language in JCBA Section 22.H.4. With the current JCBA language, if a Flight Attendant is displaced from a base for any reason, the priority…

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12.03.20 – Reserve Rotation Exception for RDU and STL Base Closures

Thursday, December 3, 2020 Reserve Rotation Exception for RDU and STL Base Closures Due to the unique circumstances with RDU and STL transitioning to satellite bases, APFA signed a Letter of Agreement for a one-time exception allowing RDU Flight Attendants who transfer to CLT and STL Flight Attendants who transfer to DFW for the February 2021 bid…

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11.26.20 – A Holiday Message of Thanks

Thursday, November 26, 2020 A Holiday Message of Thanks 2020 has been a year of rapid-fire change for aviation workers. We have experienced changes in our work environment, changes to our schedules, and changes in how we interact with our families and friends. None of this has been easy- Flight Attendants and aviation workers at…

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11.25.20 – Positive Space Commuting Available Now Through Sunday

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 Positive Space Commuting Available Now Through Sunday American will be providing round-trip, positive space travel from your commuter city to your base now through the holiday weekend. During normal hours, please contact your base Crew Service Center for booking. You must call at least 24 hours before departure of the flight…

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11.25.20 – Monthly Vacation Buyback Offered

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 Monthly Vacation Buyback Offered Today, we were notified by American that, due to a number of factors, there will be staffing shortages throughout the holiday weekend. As a result, the Company will offer vacation buyback for the remainder of November and December 2020, as outlined in JCBA Section 8.F. A Letter of…

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11.22.20 – A Look Back at the Successful Evacuation of TWA Flight 427

Sunday, November 22, 2020 A Look Back at the Successful Evacuation of TWA Flight 427 On November 22, 1994, TWA Flight 427 was scheduled from St. Louis International Airport to Denver’s Stapleton International Airport. There were 132 passengers, five Flight Attendants, two Pilots, and one Flight Deck jumpseater aboard the MD-82 aircraft. As the MD-82…

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11.09.20 – Mixing of Wide-body and Narrow-body Flying

Monday, November 9, 2020 Mixing of Wide-body and Narrow-body Flying Last week, APFA leadership participated in the regularly scheduled monthly staffing call with the Crew Planning department. This call allows your base and national leadership to give the Company feedback regarding Reserve numbers, PBS line averages, headcount, and more. Around this same time, APFA leadership…

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11.08.20 – APFA Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

APFA Celebrates Native American Heritage Month Throughout the year, APFA recognizes, celebrates, and pauses to honor the United States of America’s cultural diversity. For November, we celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of our nation’s indigenous peoples. In 1976, President Gerald Ford designated October 10-16, 1976, as “Native American Awareness Week.” In 1990, President George H.W. Bush designated…

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11.07.20 – Presidential Election Update

Saturday, November 7, 2020 Presidential Election Update APFA would like to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris as the 2020 Presidential election ushers in a new Administration. The entire country is now counting on them. While there will be lawsuits and recounts, we anticipate President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris will be…

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11.05.20 – PHX Flight Attendant Displacements

Thursday, November 5, 2020 PHX Flight Attendant Displacements American Airlines continues to adapt to the new reality of operating a very different airline during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Everything we thought we knew about our airline is changing before our eyes. The changes have come at us rapidly, and have included involuntary furloughs, base…

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10.31.20 – Daylight Saving Time Ends Tomorrow Morning

Saturday, October 31, 2020 Daylight Saving Time Ends Tomorrow Morning It’s time to “Fall Back” this weekend. Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend when we revert to standard time at 2 a.m. on Sunday morning. In 1916, during World War I, Germany became the first country to implement Daylight Saving Time. Today, approximately 70 countries observe Daylight…

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10.28.20 – Temporary Philadelphia Hotel Relocation

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 Temporary Philadelphia Hotel Relocation Effective immediately, the City of Philadelphia has instituted a citywide curfew beginning at 9 pm until 6 am. Out of an abundance of caution, all crew members have been moved out of downtown hotels until November 5, 2020. APFA’s Safety and Security Department, along with AA Corporate Security, will…

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10.24.20 – Alert: Training Cancellations

Saturday, October 24, 2020 This evening, APFA was informed that a few training instructors recently tested positive for COVID-19. Out of an abundance of caution, American has elected to cancel all non-essential training, including service and aircraft specific training, through November 3rd, 2020. Training classes that are operationally required will continue, including Flight Attendants that…

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10.22.20 – Reminder: APFA Fall Board of Directors Meeting Next Week

Thursday, October 22, 2020 APFA Fall Board of Directors Meeting The APFA Fall Board of Directors Meeting will be held October 26 – 28, 2020 at the NYLO Las Colinas. All members in good standing are welcome to attend the open portions of the meeting which are scheduled to begin on Tuesday, October 27th at 9:00am…

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10.17.20 – Unemployment Updates

Saturday, October 17, 2020 Unemployment Information This week, APFA hosted a group of Virtual Town Halls at APFA Headquarters. For those that were unable to attend virtually, video recordings of each session are now available at the bottom of the APFA Unemployment Resources page. General Unemployment Information APFA has prepared a video to cover general unemployment…

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10.14.20 – National Scheduling Chair Appointment

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 National Scheduling Chair Appointment Yesterday, the Executive Committee held a special teleconference to confirm the appointment for the National Scheduling Chair. CLT-based Flight Attendant Marti McMillan will replace DFW-based Flight Attendant Linda Haertling for the remainder of the two-year term that began on May 1, 2020. We would like to thank…

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10.11.20 – September Schedule Paycheck Issue

Sunday, October 11, 2020 September Schedule Paycheck Issue Please note: This hotline only applies to approximately 500 former US Airways Flight Attendants, on furlough, based in Arizona, California, Massachusetts, and Texas. If you are a former US Airways Flight Attendant based at BOS, DFW, LAX, PHX, or SFO, and you are furloughed, you may have noticed…

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10.09.20 – APFA Virtual Unemployment Town Hall – DFW

Friday, October 9, 2020 DFW Date: Thursday, October 15 Time: 10:00 – 11:00 CDT Click this link to join the event APFA is hosting a Virtual Town Hall for DFW from 1000-1100 CDT on Thursday, October 15 to answer your questions about unemployment. For those unable to attend, this event will be recorded and posted on the APFA…

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10.09.20 – APFA Virtual Unemployment Town Hall – PHL

Friday, October 9, 2020 PHL Date: Wednesday, October 14 Time: 14:30 – 15:30 EDT Click this link to join the event APFA is hosting a Virtual Town Hall for PHL from 1430-1530 EDT on Wednesday, October 14 to answer your questions about unemployment. For those unable to attend, this event will be recorded and posted on the APFA…

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10.09.20 – APFA Virtual Unemployment Town Hall – LGA & MIA

Friday, October 9, 2020 LGA & MIA Date: Wednesday, October 14 Time: 12:30 – 13:30 EDT Click this link to join the event APFA is hosting a Virtual Town Hall for LGA & MIA from 1230-1330 EDT on Wednesday, October 14 to answer your questions about unemployment. For those unable to attend, this event will be recorded and…

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10.09.20 – Sync Your Tablet Before Your Next Sequence

Friday, October 9, 2020 Sync Your Tablet Before Your Next Sequence Today, American experienced a software issue which affected Comply365 programming on the Flight Attendant tablet. While the issue was resolved relatively quickly, some flights experienced delays. As a result of the software issue, it will be necessary to sync your tablet before reporting for your next sequence to…

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