A message from your Hotel Committee
We all know that being assigned an adjoining room with a connecting door is a common occurrence at many hotels throughout our system. But did you know that adjoining and connecting rooms are not supposed to be assigned to Flight Attendants unless the room next door is occupied by another Alaska crew member? While this isn’t specifically part of our collective bargaining agreement, Alaska includes this language in every contract between the company and our crew hotels.
Don’t Hesitate to Speak Up
If you are assigned an adjoining room with a connecting door, we encourage you to ask the front desk staff for a different room. Request to speak to the hotel manager on duty to help resolve the situation if necessary. If the hotel is full or unable to provide an alternate room, respectfully advise the hotel staff that you’ll be reporting the issue to Alaska management.
Take Action: Report Each and Every Situation
If you are assigned an adjoining and connecting room, even if you are able to switch rooms, please make note of the hotel, room number and date and file a CrewCare report on the situation. CrewCare reports are automatically routed to Alaska management, API (Accommodations Plus International, the company’s hotel contractor), and your AFA Hotel Committee Members. Representatives from API and management use the data from the reports to follow up on each situation with the corresponding hotel.
Management has asked that we report these situations each and every time that they occur. The more information that we are able to provide, the more effectively each hotel can be held accountable.
Your Local Hotel Committee can help! You can find contact information on your Local Council’s committee page or on the Hotel Committee page of the AFA Alaska website.
Your MEC – Jeffrey Peterson, Brian Palmer, Linda Christou, Lisa Pinkston, Terry Taylor, Mario de’Medici, Melissa Osborne, Tim Green, Brice McGee; MEC Hotel Committee Chairperson Laura Hinojosa and Vice Chairperson Jodi Snow