Terminal 1 and 2
On May 20th, our morning OGG, HNL and LIH flights started departing out of T2 using Gates 20, 21, and 22 (these are the gates our SJD & PVR flights arrive into).
Baggage check-in will remain at T1, and passengers for three of our Hawaii flights will head over to T2 to depart out of gates 20, 21, and 22.
Knowing which terminal to go to for your flight is key, as well as knowing where the closest KCM for these gates is located.
Everyone must go through both Recurrent Training (RT) and Transition Training (TT) this year. Recurrent Training certifies you on Boeing aircraft and TT certifies you on Airbus aircraft.
It is currently planned to start bidding for both aircraft types in January 2019 for flying in February 2019.
Next Year’s RT will certify you on both aircraft.
Being as SAN does not have a training facility we are the only base that is provided with a hotel/hotels and travel pay. Travel pay is based on the shortest route flying between SAN and the base you choose to do recurrent. Depending on the flight schedules for your travel day your TFP for travel could fluctuate, for example in order of highest tfp for travel to lowest.
ANC: SAN-SEA-ANC, SAN-PDX-ANC
LGB: SAN-SEA-LAX limo LGB, SAN-PDX-LAX limo to LGB or SAN-SFO-LAX limo LGB
Keep in mind you are not required to take those flight but that is how your pay will be determined for travel purposes. If you have questions please reach out to your Scheduling Chair San.Scheduling@afaalaska.org or your Officers SAN@Afaalaska.org
As we move toward fleet integration, flying is being shifted from Boeing to Airbus, and from Airbus to Boeing. Our pairings are changing more than they typically do because of seasonal flying changes. We expect more changes in the future.
We’ve heard from many F/As who are unhappy with these changes, and who are upset that their preferred pairings are no longer available. This is not limited solely to San Diego. Unfortunately, it is likely to continue. We’ve all seen the ‘network realignment’ articles on Alaskasworld.
Please know that your officers and the SAN Scheduling Committee continue to advocate for improved pairings, but ultimately the company’s decisions are based on cost. Both our Scheduling Chairs and Crew Planning are very aware that these changes are unpopular. We have been told that a communication from Crew Planning on this subject is forthcoming, but do not have a specific date.
Conflicts and/or issues with Coworkers
In San Diego we are lucky to have a great team of Supervisors and Management staff.
Please keep in mind that many personal conflicts should be taken to your Professional standards team and not taken immediately to management. Often AFA EAP/ Professional Standards can resolve the problems or issues without Management becoming involved. Once management is aware of the situation that could lead to someone’s discipline and or possibly even termination.
Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Chair and Reps can be found here: http://afaalaska.org/san/committees
Calling out Sick or Sick Family
Less is more
When calling in sick, the only thing that scheduling needs to know is that you are calling in either sick, sick family, FMLA or Workers Comp period. They do not need to know why, what symptoms or anything else related to the illness. You don’t need to apologize, and you don’t need to explain.
Contacted by Management?
Know Your Rights
If you receive a call from any Inflight Supervisor, it is best to first clarify if the conversation could lead to disciplinary action. If the answer is “Yes,” at this point you can request that the union be involved in any further conversations. However, even if the supervisor states that the conversation won’t lead to any discipline, if at any time you feel the questions to be leading or uncomfortable you can once again end the conversation by saying you will only continue with a union rep present.
Having a union rep there is insurance. It is an advocate and a second set of ears to ensure that your point is understood clearly by the company and not misinterpreted.
Keeping Current with AFA Information
There are several ways to keep up to date with your Council #15 news! In addition to your regular email updates, the information can be found at: afaalaska.org/san
Are you on Facebook?
Like the Official Council #15 page at: https://www.facebook.com/AFA-Council-15-San-Diego-249262698862442/
We also have the SAN AFA and SAN TRIPS pages that are not public and you need to ask one of your friends who is in the group already, or one of the Officers to add you.
Receive the most important information via text (we do not send out all communications via text, just the ones that are the most important!). Register for texts at: https://www.remind.com/join/afalec15
Do You Have Questions, Issues or Concerns?
On June 1 we will have 378 F/As in San Diego and possibly growing to 395 by the end of the year and in an effort to keep track of everything in one place we are asking that if you have questions, issues or concerns that you please go to https://support.afaalaska.org and ‘open a ticket.’
We particularly ask that you use this resource for scheduling, pay and reserve concerns. We need the information requested on the form to research your concern. If you would like to talk to an officer or committee chair, please go to www.afaalaska.org/contact, and look through the officer and/or committee lists for contact information for your local representatives.
Brice, Melanie and Stephen