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After December and January proved to be the deadliest of the pandemic in the United States, February is beginning to show positive signs. Even as the curve is flattening, vaccines becoming more available and PPE supply increasing, Flight Attendants still face unique challenges even among essential frontline workers.
We won’t bury the lead —everything is on track in the legislative process to again secure all of the protections of the Payroll Support Program (PSP) April 1, 2021-September 30, 2021. There’s no doubt we are all feeling the emotional toil of the chaos and uncertainty from July-December 2020, but we are now in an organized, step-by-step legislative process for the American Rescue Plan that has a deadline of March 14th, due to expiring unemployment benefits.
What a year it’s been. It’s hard to believe that just one year ago we were receiving profit sharing bonus checks after Delta broke records. Every airline was hiring and there was unprecedented opportunity across our industry.
Aviation is critical for vaccine distribution, and the people on the frontlines of aviation need priority vaccination. AFA has called on the federal government to set up vaccination clinics at airports to make it easy for aviation workers to access both their first and second doses. This is urgent and we are working with the new administration to make this a priority to protect workers and effectively eradicate the virus.
The Senate is moving forward tonight on important procedural votes to pass COVID-19 Relief for Americans, using President Biden’s American Rescue Plan as a foundation. A lot of good things happened today, so please read through the whole article!
AFA is proud to celebrate Black History Month. In 2019, the AFA Executive Board passed a resolution recognizing Black History Month and committing to celebration and education.
From the first days of the pandemic, we’ve continued to perform essential jobs, keeping travel and cargo moving. But despite our role maintaining this critical industry, we are not yet in a priority tier for the vaccine in most of the country. Contact your governor and ask that Flight Attendants and essential aviation workers be given Tier 1b priority to receive the vaccine.
Tomorrow, January 26, new international COVID-19 testing requirements will go into effect for passengers arriving to the U.S. Working and deadheading crew are exempt. At this time commuters are not exempt.
FAA Administrator Steve Dickson today signed an order directing a stricter legal enforcement policy against unruly airline passengers in the wake of recent, troubling incidents.

On November 19th, 2020, Delta Inflight Service Senior Vice President Allison Ausband notified Delta Flight Attendants of changes to your PSY commuting policies. However, those changes have not been fully defined leaving Flight Attendants with many questions regarding the changes and how they are being implemented.  

No matter how you commute to work, it’s no secret that Delta’s antiquated commuter policy has plenty of room for improvement. Join your flying partners for a virtual Fireside Chat on Tuesday, Jan 12 at 4pm ET to share stories, address rumors, answer questions and have your voices heard as we work toward a comprehensive commuter policy at Delta that aligns with current industry standards.