November 15: APFA Day of Action
November 16: Annual Benefits Open Enrollment Ends
December 12: C35 Membership Meeting
Holiday Bidding Tips
by Virginia Fritz, Council 35 Vice President
This holiday you may not hold your first choice in pairings and days off that you may desire at your seniority but that doesn’t mean you cannot try! There are many creative ways to bid in the holiday season that can set up your bid to ensure that if you have to work a date you do not desire, you are at least still asking for the kinds of pairings you do! The company forces coverage on Pairing and Reserve lines alike to ensure that the operation is covered and in holiday months this usually goes higher than normal in the seniority list.
Please see the attached document in regards to NAVBLUE holiday coverage and bidding examples.
If you still need additional assistance, please contact the AFA Joint PBS Committee which is a team of flight attendants appointed by the MEC to specifically assist with any Navblue PBS questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
Attend a Health Benefits Team Drop-In Session
The Health Benefits team is available to answer questions and help you navigate Annual Benefits Enrollment. Join our drop-in sessions via Microsoft Teams between November 1st and November 15th on the following days and times (PT):
November 15: APFA Day of Action
Please come out and support American Airlines APFA Flight Attendants for a day of action to bring awareness to ongoing contract negotiations:
Date: November 15, 2022
Feel free to register for an event at an airport near you! Uniforms are encouraged.
The next membership meeting for Council 35 members will be Thursday, December 12, 2022 at 1100 via Zoom. The purpose will be to discuss news and events happening in SFO. The meeting is open to all Council 35 (SFO) members in good standing (up-to-date on dues). Agenda, time and registration details will be sent in a separate communication.
Hotel Committee Update
by Cassie Dole, Council 35 Hotel Chair
With the holidays approaching please be ready for any hotel issues that may arise from the busy travel season. Here are a few tips to remember:
- Crewcare should be used to write up any hotel or transportation issues
- Call scheduling if hotel rooms aren’t available after 15 minutes of arrival
- After inspecting your hotel room, close and lock your door immediately to prevent any employee from walking in unannounced
- Be mindful of your surroundings when out and about on layovers.
Questions or concerns regarding hotel issues can be directed to the C35 Hotel Chair, Cassie Dole.
by the SFO Reserve Committee
Reserve committee members have noticed recently that there might be some confusion about how line holders are paid when picking up Reserves days. Lineholders get a daily TFP of 5 TFP instead of how reserves are paid for a monthly guarantee of 90 TFP which is 5 TFP a day.
If a line holder picked up a 2 day block of Reserve days and the first day they sat and the second day they worked an ANC turn they would be paid 5TFP for the day they sat and then 8TFP for the ANC turn they worked.
Council 35 Committee Openings
Committee member openings in the following committees:
Government Affairs (chair)
Human Rights (chair)
Air Safety Health & Security (member x2)
Members interested in these positions may submit a letter of interest to email@example.com.
Got a question?
Melissa, Virginia, James and Brad
Melissa Osborne, LEC President • firstname.lastname@example.org • 415-275-1322
Virginia Fritz, LEC Vice President • email@example.com • 408.489.8200
James Ikehara, LEC Secretary • James.firstname.lastname@example.org • 415-289-9011
Bradley Young, Council Representative • email@example.com • 916-508-3503