Q: If the TA is not passed, will L-AS FAs still experience aircraft differences training this year? Also…the differences training is mentioned many times in the blog as taking place this summer and fall. As summer is approaching (our next bid month is May!), do you have any information as to who will be scheduled and when? Will we have much notice as to when our training will be? If we have recurrent in June, for example, will it be incorporated with differences training? Or will it remain separate?
A: Transition training (i.e. aircraft differences training) within both partitions will go forward regardless of the status of the TA. All Flight Attendants who are medically able to attend training are required to do so. The ‘live’ portion of differences training (there is also some computer based training) will be two days completely separate from Recurrent Training. The training is anticipated between July and November, with bidding for the training in late April to early May. More information can be found in the Airbus Transition Training LOA. The MEC is also planning a standalone communication to address differences training.