Tuesday, September 1, 2015
- Ask InFlight Form on Wings and Email Removed
- Civil Reserve Air Fleet List Open for Additions
- Annual Vacation Bid
- Voting Reminder
Ask InFlight Form on Wings and Email Removed
Effective immediately, the Ask InFlight form on Wings and accompanying email box have been removed.
At this time, please report issues using the following resources:
- Use the Safety Reporting System* for:
- Safety Event Reports (SERs)
- Passenger Misconduct Reports (ASAP (Aviation Safety Action Program) Report
Civil Reserve Air Fleet List Open for Additions
The Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) is a unique and significant part of our nation’s mobility resources. US Airways is under contract to provide transport when CRAF is activated. In anticipation of the emergency nature of the CRAF operation, the Company shall keep on file a currently effective CRAF Preference List which shall include, in order of System Seniority, all Flight Attendants desiring to fly the CRAF operation. This list shall be available for repreferencing within sixty (60) days of Date of Ratification of this Agreement, and this list shall be kept up to date by repreferencing on September 1st of every succeeding year. Any Flight Attendant on the System Seniority List who requests during repreferencing will be added to the CRAF Preference List. A Flight Attendant will stay on the CRAF Preference List until she/he requests removal of name from the CRAF Preference List at any time by giving thirty (30) days written notification.
Should the Department of Defense (DOD) activate stage II or stage III of CRAF, which includes utilizing our aircraft and Flight Attendants in aero medical evacuations, attending this one-day training is required. The training program is designed to prepare the Flight Attendant to recognize the purpose of CRAF, become familiar with the aircraft configuration, and review procedures to effectively handle emergency conditions that may occur during CRAF missions.
Bidding for the annual Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) list opens on September 1, 2015, and closes on October 1, 2015. With a 30-day notice, flight attendants may request to be removed from the list at any time, however, additions to the list may only be made during this bidding period. After this date, no additions will be made to the list until September 2016.
The 2014-2015 CRAF list can be found on Wings.
There is no action required for Flight Attendants who wish to remain on the CRAF list.
To be added to or removed from the CRAF list, submit a written request to PHX Flight Service Planning & Administration no later than October 1, 2015.
Flight attendants may use any of the following methods to submit a request:
PHX Flight Service Planning & Administration
4000 E. Sky Harbor Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85034
COMAIL: PHX Flight Service Planning & Administration (PHX-FTC-IFP)
Annual Vacation Bid
No, filler days may not be carried over. 2014 JCBA - Section 8.E.1. - "All filler days must be taken in the vacation fiscal year subsequent to accrual."
For example: Any filler days accrued in 2014, for use in 2015, must be used by the end of 2015. Any remaining filler days will be paid out.
In response to questions APFA has received about the Constitutional referendum currently out for a membership vote, below is additional information and background.
Prior to January 8, 2010, APFA members on unpaid status were not required to pay membership dues. In November of 2009, the APFA Board of Directors passed a resolution proposing to change the Constitution to impose a dues obligation on members on unpaid status. Click here for the text of the Board resolution, which explains the reasoning behind the proposal. In a referendum, the membership voted to adopt the change and, effective January 8, 2010, members on unpaid status were required to pay dues.
In March of 2014, the Board of Directors proposed, and the membership voted, to amend the Constitution to return to the pre-January 2010 rule, under which members on unpaid status are not obligated to pay dues. The change became effective on June 18, 2014.
As a result, the only period during which APFA members on unpaid status were obligated to pay dues was between January 8, 2010 and the June 18, 2014.
In May 2015, the Board of Directors proposed forgiving the dues balances owed for any time within that period. Click here for the text of the Board resolution, which explains the reasoning behind the proposal. For Q&A’s about the referendum, click here.
Dues Balance Forgiveness - Voting Closes September 10
You may cast your vote by phone, 800-698-3789 or on the Internet, https://www.ballotpoint.com/apfa. All votes must be cast by 10:00 am CT on Thursday, September 10, 2015.