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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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11.07.20 – 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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10.03.20 – Unemployment Benefits Update

Saturday, October 3, 2020 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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10.02.20 – Furlough Pay and Medical Benefits

Friday, October 2, 2020 Furlough Pay and Medical Benefits Flight Attendants subject to involuntary furlough contractually receive severance pay based on the average number of hours flown in the 12 months prior to the effective date of the furlough found in JCBA 23.C.13. and their Occupational Seniority, as communicated in previous hotlines. The number of…

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9.15.20 – Wings Foundation Payroll Deduction Option

Monday, September 15, 2020 Wings Foundation Payroll Deduction Option Currently, Flight Attendants on the ePays payroll system have the option to payroll deduct donations to the Wings Foundation. Effective tomorrow, ALL Flight Attendants will migrate to an entirely new payroll platform. It is important to note that previous payroll donations to the Wings Foundation through…

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9.09.20 – Standing Against Racial Injustice

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 Standing Against Racial Injustice In our June 2, 2020 hotline, APFA Leadership committed to continuing the conversation on racial injustice. Long overdue conversations about centuries of systemic racism are happening across America. Labor Unions have always been and must continue to be at the forefront of these conversations. We support continued…

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8.25.20 – APFA Virtual Town Hall: Involuntary Furlough (East Coast)

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 East Coast BOS, CLT, DCA, LGA, MIA, PHL, RDU Date: Thursday, August 27 Time: 12:00 – 13:00 ET Click this link to join the event APFA is hosting a Virtual Town Hall for the East Coast Bases (BOS, CLT, DCA, LGA, MIA, PHL, & RDU) from 1200-1300 ET on Thursday, August 27 to answer your…

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8.11.20 – Unemployment Benefits Information

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 Unemployment Benefits Information APFA has a resource for Flight Attendants who are looking for more information about unemployment benefits. The APFA.org unemployment benefits resource page may be found here. You will find pertinent information on the unemployment benefits process: How it works, eligibility, CARES Act enhancements, and details on how different types…

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7.27.20 – APFA Virtual Retirement/VEOP Town Hall Schedule

Monday, July 27, 2020 APFA is hosting multiple Virtual Town Halls to answer your questions about retirement and the Voluntary Early Out Program (VEOP). For those unable to attend, these events will be recorded and posted to the base page on the APFA website after the meeting ends. Below is the schedule for the Town…

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7.27.20 – Special Base Transfer: Effective October 1, 2020

Monday, July 27, 2020 Special Base Transfer: Effective October 1, 2020 APFA and the Company have reached a Letter of Agreement for a one-time base transfer to allow Flight Attendants to take advantage of base openings created by the VEOP and EVLOA programs that would not otherwise be available. By the first week of August, American…

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7.22.20 – Reminder: APFA Telephone Town Hall Today at Noon (CDT)

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 Date Wednesday, July 22 Time 12:00 – 13:00 CT Registration Click Here Dial-in Number 855-840-6970 APFA is hosting a special Telephone Town Hall today at 1200 CT to answer your questions about the Extended Voluntary Leave of Absence (EVLOA) and Voluntary Early Out Program (VEOP) options that were recently offered to the membership.…

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7.21.20 – Reminder: APFA Telephone Town Hall Tomorrow at Noon (CDT)

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 Date Wednesday, July 22 Time 12:00 – 13:00 CT Registration  Click Here APFA is hosting a special Telephone Town Hall on Wednesday, July 22nd from 1200-1300 CT to answer your questions about the Extended Voluntary Leave of Absence (EVLOA) and Voluntary Early Out Program (VEOP) options that were recently offered to the membership. Click here…

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7.20.20 – APFA Telephone Town Hall – Wed July 22 – 1200 – 1300 CT

Monday, July 20, 2020 Date Wednesday, July 22 Time 12:00 – 13:00 CT Registration Click Here APFA is hosting a special Telephone Town Hall on Wednesday, July 22nd from 1200-1300 CT to answer your questions about the Extended Voluntary Leave of Absence (EVLOA) and Voluntary Early Out Program (VEOP) options that were recently offered to the membership.…

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7.17.20 – APFA Town Hall: Reduction in Force

Friday, July 17, 2020 APFA Town Hall: Reduction in Force Date Wednesday, July 22 Time 12:00 – 13:00 CT APFA will be hosting a special Town Hall to answer your questions about the Extended Voluntary Leave of Absence (EVLOA) and Voluntary Early Out Program (VEOP) options that were recently offered to the membership. We invite all members…

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