July 29, 2013 @ 0930 PT
Dear Flight Attendants,
Alaska Airlines is taking precautionary measures by canceling a number of flights to and from Hawaii due to the approach of Tropical Storm Flossie. The island of greatest impact is projected to be Maui. As a result of the cancellations, several crews will be left on the ground throughout the Islands. It is our understanding that some flights are departing Hawaii this morning but no flights are leaving the mainland until later this afternoon or evening. Extra sections are planned once Hawaii operations resume to minimize the impact to customers.
The Master Executive Council (MEC) has expressed concern that crewmembers are being stranded in Hawaii. However, we have been assured by Alaska Airlines management the cancellations are a precautionary measure only and the affected crews are not in any danger. We will update you as more information is known or if the situation changes.
Your MEC – Jeffrey Peterson, Terry Taylor, Yvette Gesch, Melanie Buker, Laura Masserant, Cathy Gwynn and Sandra Morrow
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