APFA Special Hotline
Announcing AA/US Interim Cabin Jumpseat Agreement Effective June 20, 2014

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Great news! The interim reciprocal jumpseat agreement with US Airways will begin on Friday, June 20.  Starting tomorrow, AA Flight Attendants will be able to ride the jumpseat on US Airways metal and US Flight Attendants will be able to ride the jumpseat on American Airlines metal.  AA Flight Attendants will still have first priority on AA flights and US Flight Attendants will have first priority on US flights. Each airline will continue to process and issue the jumpseat following their current procedures.  
In order to be eligible for the jumpseat on US Airways flights, pre-merger AA Flight Attendants must first do two things:

  • First, you need to create a flight listing via myIDTravel
  • Second, you must check-in at the gate and complete a Jumpseat Travel Request Form

Please note the order of jumpseat accommodation on US Airways flights is not based on the check-in time reflected on the standby priority list. Rather it is based on the time you get to the gate and the agent receives the jumpseat form for that flight. AA Flight Attendants will be issued the jumpseat after all US Flight Attendants in the order in which the agent receives their jumpseat form at the gate. PSA/Piedmont Flight Attendants will be accommodated after pre-merger American Airlines Flight Attendants followed by Envoy (formerly Eagle) Flight Attendants.
On AA flights, pre-merger American Airlines Flight Attendants will continue to be accommodated first, followed by US Airways Flight Attendants. Envoy Flight Attendants will be accommodated next followed by PSA/Piedmont Flight Attendants.
Please note, due to limitations of the US Airways computer system, pre-merger AA Flight Attendants cannot be issued the jumpseat if traveling under the reciprocal cabinseat agreement. Under the reciprocal cabinseat check-in priority, the system will only issue a passenger seat. Therefore, you must create a flight listing on the MyIDTravel website in order to be eligible for the jumpseat.

Please click here for more information about the interim jumpseat agreement; click here for a Q&A related to the interim agreement.

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"On Our Way"

Leslie Mayo
APFA National Communications Coordinator
ABOUT APFA: The Association of Professional Flight Attendants, founded in 1977, represents the more than 16,000 active flight attendants at American Airlines. In November 2011, American’s parent company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Throughout the bankruptcy trial, APFA President Laura Glading served on the Unsecured Creditors’ Committee where she advocated for the American Airlines Flight Attendants. In February 2013, American and US Airways announced their intention to combine the carriers and on December 9, 2013, AA exited bankruptcy and the merger was final. Achieving a merger inside bankruptcy is unprecedented in the industry and would not have occurred without the efforts of American’s labor unions, particularly APFA.
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