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November 4, 2016

Inside this issue:December Flying
Drug and Alcohol Pay
New Officer Orientation



December Flying

December will be a 30 day month beginning November 30th and ending December 29th. We are projected to have a total of 69 lines of flying, including 7 Purser lines. Line value average is projected at 79:18. We will fly 11 positions daily to GUM along with some 3 day LAX, a 2 day SFO noon to noon, a 2 day LAX all nighter, a 2 day SFO all nighter, a 3 day SFO, and a 3 day SFO>LAX.



Don’t forget to vote in the general election on or before November 8th. Early walk in voting is open until November 5th at:

Honolulu Hale
530 South King St.

 Kapolei Hale
1000 Ululohia St.


Vacation Bidding Now Open

 Primary (Phase I) Vacation Bidding opened Saturday, October 29, 2017, at 8:30 Local Domicile Time (LDT) and will close at 8:30 Local Domicile Time (LDT) on November 7, 2016. 


Primary Vacation Bid Period

•   Begins                                                 0830       October 29

•   Closes                                                 0830       November 7

•   Post primary vacation awards             0830       November 12



Secondary Vacation Bid Period

•   Begins                                                 0830       November 16

•   Closes                                                 0830       November 23

•   Post secondary vacation awards        0830       November 28



Tertiary Vacation Bid Period

•   Begins                                                 0830       December 1

•   Closes                                                 0830       December 7

•   Post tertiary vacation awards              0830       December 11


Here is an AFA article with some useful information about 2017 vacation bidding.


COLA Bids closing

 Here is an AFA article about the Company Offered Leaves of Absence (COLA) starting with the December 2016 Schedule Month.

Bidding for this COLA will close Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 8:00am Central Standard Time.

Should you choose to bid for this COLA it is important to carefully review the LOA Packet link, particularly as it pertains to insurance, pass travel, vacation and sick leave accrual.


Drug and Alcohol Pay

If you are selected to undergo Drug and/or Alcohol testing, you will be paid $25. The Drug and Alcohol pay will not appear in your DFAP.  Instead, it will appear as a separate line item on the Pay Advice. Payment typically occurs in the month following the testing.

Flight Attendants will need to keep track of such testing and, if you are not paid, you will need to initiate a pay claim through payroll.


New Officer Orientation

Lani will be attending the New Officer Orientation training November 14-17 in Washington D.C. The Initial Orientation agenda includes a general overview of AFA’s structure, a familiarization of the resources available to assist leaders at the International Office, and a review of responsibilities of a newly elected officer.







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