Blue Sweater Wearers Unite!
This just in from Inflight Services!
An excerpt from the email today.
TO: All Flight Attendants
We are continuing to align our Uniform and Image Standards with mainline direction. Therefore, this announces that the Blue Cardigan Sweater is now permitted to be worn as an outermost garment, effective immediately.
Please review the Uniform and Image Standards for the sweater(s) noted below:
The Button Cardigan Sweater can be worn as an outermost garment
The Button Cardigan Sweater may not be worn under the Long Sleeve Blazer
The Sweaters must not be worn with the Vest or over the Short Sleeve Jacket
The Sweaters must be worn with a collared uniform piece.
The Sweater(s) are recommended to be worn buttoned or zipped
The Sweaters may not be draped around the neck or tied around the waist.
The Uniform and Image Standards will be revised to reflect this change and updated on the PSA website as soon as possible.
If you have any questions, please contact your Inflight Supervisor.
From Lee Morris Wilkes and Diane Lyons
In regards to the New Attendance Policy, Anyone that has called off since the new policy went into effect on the 7th and returned to their trip and received a full point instead of a half point needs to send Inflight (and copy Joanne) an email to correct this.
This is the explanation that was given to me when I addressed this with Inflight this weekend, I was told that the Crew Attendance Tracking software can not distinguish between a full and half day when crew members call off and return to their trip at the first option of the day.
As an example: Of a 4 day trip, you call out on day one. You call in well and return on day 3 at the first available time after you call in. The new software is calculating day 3 as a full day missed therefore calculating this day as a whole day missed. This is INCORRECT. You should only be charged for the time up to the point that you return.
If you were charged, since the inception of the new attendance policy on Feb 7th, for a full day when you returned to your trip at the first option, then you should email Inflight and copy Joanne.
Keep copies of all of your attendance emails as well as a copy of your schedule before and after the missed trips.
Unfortunately, at this time, we have no other information and no answers as to how else to address this. We are asking you to send all emails to them with requests to correct this immediately. Send them everything that you feel should be removed. Back your requests up with facts.
As stated previously, the email that had the new inflight email address is not working. The old email was working and I did test this with one of the inflight supervisors this afternoon and they will be having someone look into it tomorrow.
In Solidarity and Unity,
Lee and Diane
PROFIT SHARING :
An announcement was sent out to your Company email. Profit Sharing is scheduled to be paid out on March 10. You can elect to be paid out, or contribute all or a portion to your 401k. Please refer to the Company email sent on February 17 for details. – Lee Wilkes
The Hotel Committee from AFA and ALPA had a monthly conference call today with Travelliance and Management. Some of the hot topics that the committee and management are working on:
We are currently shopping SYR and PHL. After these shops are done we will focus on replacing, MHT, GPT and ORF.
STL is our newest RON which started Jan 31st. The Holiday Inn Airport is the hotel that was agreed upon by the hotel committee. Expect an email from Management with a Hotel Announcement along with the amenities and things to do.
Current Hotel Issues
There remain some issues with several hotels that the committee has been made aware of and are working with management and Travelliance to resolve these issues.
GNV – Crews should be receiving coffee and Grab n’ Go’s for the early morning departures.
DAB – We have been made aware that the owner of the Hampton Inn ended free transportation and the only transportation they will provide is to and from the airport. Travelliance is working on trying to resolve this issue, as we want to provide our crews with transportation to restaurants and shops within the area.
DAY – The Clarion is now marked as a Do Not Use hotel. After numerous issues, Management and Travelliance has removed the Clarion for training and all other crews. The hotels in use are the Best Western, Crowne Plaza, Fairfield Inn and we are currently looking into the Hampton Inn.
If you have any hotel complaints, please email email@example.com and submit a complaint through Travelliance Crewconnex. If you do not know how to access Crewconnex please visit the Travelliance page under the Crew Members section on the Employee Website. Don’t have the Travelliance number?
Fly Safe and Stand United.
AFA Hotel Chairman
From Ronnie Lail – Hotel Chair
Urgent DAY Update
If you are scheduled to stay in DAY and the hotel is the Clarion, please call Travel Alliance ASAP. The Clarion is no longer being used for any RON’S or Training. Any question please call/text me 9803332500 Thank you. Fly safe. As always your hotel committee is here for you.
Travel Alliance 9522780543
From MEC President Lee Wilkes-
A snowstorm is slated to hit the northeast tomorrow. Affected airports are expected to be BOS, DCA, IAD, LGA, BDL, PVD, and PHL.
The Company has sent a list of these airports with the “potential” flight cancellations and possible RON cancellations. If you are a commuter or have scheduled flights and/or RONs in these cities please plan accordingly.
We will keep you updated if we get any further information. Predicted forecasts are always subject to change, so anticipated cancellations could be reinstated. Please pay attention to your schedules, and for your benefit take a screenshot or print your original pairings now.
We are pleased to announce that the Company will finally be putting a “protocol” up to a process for reimbursement on their employee website for those who are having Uniform Reactions. I did speak to them this morning, which was when it was supposed to be put on, however they were having difficulties in adding the expense report link. With that being said, there is now a policy that is streamlined for each employee the same. Until the Company resolves the issue of attaching that one link, please call your inflight supervisor or Megan Jane Hughes for directions.