AFA Council 27 News

INSIDE THIS ISSUE - July 10, 2016

• Roadshow this week for Boston
• August Line Averages
• Yes Virginia, there is a 777

   The TA Roadshows begin tomorrow in Newark, NJ.  Please share this schedule with your flying partners as one city might work better for their schedules than another.  No matter if you feel your decision has been made, or you need more information to make your choice, please do your best to attend a Roadshow before you cast a vote.   Of course we would rather have everyone at the Logan Airport Hilton this Thursday, July 14th. We know that prior commitments and flying can often get in the way.

Tentative Agreement Roadshows

Currently, we have confirmed the following dates and locations for the upcoming TA Roadshows:

City

Date

Time

Location

Newark, NJ (EWR)

July 11,2016

09:00 to 13:00

Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott

Washington, D.C. (DCA/IAD)

July 12,2016

09:00 to 13:00

Hyatt Regency Dulles

Boston, MA (BOS)

July 14,2016

09:00 to 13:00

Hilton Boston Logan Airport

Chicago, IL (ORD)

July 15,2016

09:00 to 13:00

Hyatt Regency O’Hare

Honolulu, HI (HNL)

July 18,2016

08:00 to 11:30

Sheraton Princess Kaiulani

Guam, GU (GUM)

July 20,2016*

09:00 to 13:00

TBD

Narita, Japan (NRT)

July 21,2016

09:00 to 13:00

Hilton Tokyo Narita Airport

Hong Kong, China (HKG)

July 22,2016*

09:00 to 13:00

TBD

San Francisco, CA (SFO)

July 25,2016

09:00 to 13:00

Hyatt Regency San Francisco

Los Angeles, CA (LAX)

July 26,2016

09:00 to 13:00

Los Angeles Airport Marriott

Houston, TX (IAH)

July 27,2016

09:00 to 13:00

Houston Airport Marriott at George Bush Intercontinental

Denver, CO (DEN)

July 28, 2016*

09:00 to 13:00

TBD

Cleveland, OH (CLE)

July 29,2016

09:00 to 13:00

Cleveland Airport Marriott

Las Vegas, NV (LAS)

July 29,2016

09:00 to 13:00

Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino, & Spa

London, UK (LHR)

August 02, 2016*

09:00 to 13:00

TBD

Frankfurt, Germany (FRA)

August 03, 2016*

09:00 to 13:00

TBD

 
            Line averages for Boston for August will be 73:52.  As we cannot count on these averages every summer, we feel fortunate that the MEC and Local CSC has done such a wonderful job with our schedules over the grueling June through August line months.  If you see anyone that builds lines for us, Celeste Bouchard, Cynthia Flammia, Janis Rourke, Tobi Whitney, and Karen Sullivan, please thank them.   The job is very time consuming, often thankless, and incredibly stressful.  Without these five wonderful volunteers, you might be flying far less comfortable schedules in Boston.

        Just as Virginia read it in the Sun, you are reading it in the Beantown News, so there must be truth to it.  The 777 will be coming to Boston in October!!!   Yes, we know that you will miss the 737 on this, our longest domestic flight, but surely you will get over it.  We have been told by the Company, that if the flight does well, we will see a second 777 to SFO sometime in December.   LAXSW flight attendant Greg Jacobs who handles BOSSW on the AFA MEC Central Scheduling Committee, as well as our own Celeste Bouchard and the Local Officers of Council 27,  have been advocating with the company that we be able to staff this flight in whole, or at least part.  The company reiterated that it will staff the flight with the base that makes the most sense economically.  We won't know until the October schedules are released in mid-September, which base will actually staff this flight, but if we find out ahead of time, we will let you know.  Currently the flight is scheduled this way

   UA  768      Leaves SFO at 0835 and arrives The Hub of the Universe at 1704

   UA   576     Leaves BOS at 1830 and arrives SFO at 2140

    Have a great weekend everyone, and we hope to see you on Thursday for the Boston Roadshow, or at another Roadshow that fits your schedule.

   Your Council 27 Team.

   If you have any questions, please call anytime  617 567-5560!!


 


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