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Association of Flight Attendants - Council 57
Representing the Flight Attendants of AirTran Airways

Click HERE to read our Goals and Focus for the final AirTran operation.

  • Looking for the Final SMT Class schedule?  See the "SMT Info" drop down menu above.
  • Looking for the Final Transition Agreement?  See the "SWA Acquistion Info" drop down menu above.
ATL Crew Room Sits

As previously detailed in the Final Transition Initiative, next month we will begin bi-weekly Crew Room sits in the ATL base.  These will continue until the cessation of AirTran operations in late December.

KCM Update and Clarification

KCM UPDATE AND CLARIFICATION   Some of you may have seen an RBF (Read Before Fly) published for Flight Attendants in the Southwest partition on August 12, 2014 entitled "KCM Clarification".   This RBF was a clarification and update the Company received from TSA regarding crew members using the KCM entry points.

No Knives Update

Quick Update on the No Knives Campaign   The Keep Knives Out of Our Skies Act (H.R. 4368 and S. 1008) is still active legislation moving slowing through congressional action. Building congressional co-sponsor support must remain a top priority. The legislation was introduced on April 7, 2014 by Representatives Grimm (R-NY) and Gabbard (D-HI).

AFA AirTran Leaders To Visit Flight 592 Memorial

A month from today, September 1, 2014 will mark the annual Labor Day holiday in the U.S. Labor Day is an opportunity to recognize the American Labor movement, as well as a moment to pause to remember those who have lost their lives while working in their chosen profession.

2014 Vacation Buy Back

The Company recently approached Union leadership regarding concerns over possible AirTran staffing levels during the holidays at the end of this year. As this will be a critical time for AirTran as we enter the very last days of the operation we have agreed to a program that will allow the Company to "buy back" three holiday vacation periods from Flight Attendants who choose to do so.

Recurrent Schedule Updates

Inflight Training will be modifying the remaining Recurrent Training classes scheduled for AirTran in 2014. Those Flight Attendants due to attend Recurrent Training in September and October will be scheduled for September classes, and will be able to access the Recurrent elearning modules in August.

YOUR Union Meetings - Aug 7 & 8

Just a reminder, your Union Council Meetings are scheduled for next week.  All AirTran Flight Attendants in good standing are invited and encouraged to attend.  This is your opportunity to get your questions answered - especially at this time fo great change.

Moving Expenses When Transitioning To SWA

There continues to be confusion and/or questions (and a few rumors) regarding moving expenses for AirTran Flight Attendants when transitioning to Southwest Airlines.  We hope this will help. Moving Expenses when transitioning to SWA: The Company will cover moving expenses per the TWU CBA.

August 22, 2014
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