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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

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  • Final Flight Between PHL and TLV - LUS
  • Willingness to Serve - Executive Committee Member Ad Hoc - LAA/LUS
  • Administrative and Committee Positions - LAA/LUS
  • Anti-Trafficking Awareness Training in SFO - LAA/LUS


Final Flight Between PHL and TLV - LUS

This morning marked the final arrival of Flight 797 from Tel Aviv, Israel (TLV) to Philadelphia (PHL) for American Airlines.

The 5,740 mile daily flight, which began in 2009, was the longest flight in the LUS system. Service between PHL and TLV has been a symbol of pride for the Philadelphia base and was a popular bid choice for Flight Attendants due to its high credit, beautiful beaches, and historic architecture.

PHL-based Flight Attendants transported hundreds of passengers a day between Israel and the United States with pride and dedication to our airline, even during times of unrest in Israel. We hope that some day in the future this route will return to American Airlines. 

עד שנפגש שוב בתל אביב! - Until we meet again in Tel Aviv!



Willingness to Serve - Executive Committee Member Ad Hoc - LAA/LUS

The Willingness to Serve (WTS) for Executive Committee Member Ad Hoc Place #3 and #4 can be found by clicking here and on the Elections page of the APFA Website. The term of office for these positions commence on April 1, 2016 and end March 31, 2019. If interested, please return your WTS to the APFA National Secretary, 1004 West Euless Blvd. Euless, TX. 76040 anytime prior to the Annual Convention that convenes on March 9, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Administrative and Committee Positions - LAA/LUS

APFA is now accepting resumes for the following positions:
  • Regional Representatives
  • National Department Chairs – (Communications, Contract, Health, Hotel, Injury on Duty (IOD), Safety/Security and Scheduling)
  • National Balloting Committee
  • National Budget Committee
These positions commence on May 1, 2016 for a two-year term ending on April 30, 2018. Information on the positions and their duties can be found in the APFA Constitution and the APFA Policy Manual on APFA.org. If interested, please send your resume to the APFA National Secretary, 1004 West Euless Blvd. Euless, TX 76040 any time prior to the Annual Convention that convenes on March 9, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Anti-Trafficking Awareness Training in SFO - LAA/LUS

Airline Ambassadors International (AAI) and Innocents At Risk, two organizations based in Washington DC, have been advocating for awareness in the airline industry to fight child exploitation and human trafficking. The United Nations estimates that up to 4 million women and children are trafficked around the world for purposes of forced prostitution, labor and other forms of exploitation every year. Human trafficking (sometimes referred to as trafficking in persons, or TIP) is estimated to be a $32 billion dollar annual business. Victims of trafficking are subject to gross human rights violations including, rape, torture, forced abortions, starvation, and threats of torturing or murdering family members.

California Bay Area Trafficking Awareness Training

AAI will provide its Recognize It Report It Human Trafficking Awareness training at the San Francisco International Airport at the Aviation Museum International Terminal A Side on Monday, January 11, 2016 – Human Trafficking Awareness Day: 

Both official training sessions will be preceded by a press conference with Congresswoman Jackie Speier and will take place from:

10:00 AM until 11:30 AM and 2:00 PM until 3:30 PM

Register HERE for the training in SFO.

Key Elements of the Training:
  • Background and overview of human trafficking issue
  • How to recognize human trafficking indicators
  • Protocol for reporting “tips” to law enforcement
  • Resources for support
On February 7, 2016, Super Bowl 50 will take place at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, CA. With increased tourism, a spike in human trafficking is predicted. With this concern, and with an eye to hosting a celebratory event, federal, state, and local officials are partnering with law enforcement and community leaders to raise awareness and prevent the tragedy of human trafficking. Unfortunately, even without the Super Bowl, it's estimated that 40 percent of the human trafficking activities on the West Coast come through the Bay Area airports (San Jose, San Francisco, and Oakland) and ports.



 
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