AA Management: Protect your Flight Attendants who Test Positive for COVID-19!
American Airlines talks an awful lot about "protecting their team members" and "caring for people on life's journey." Unfortunately, those are just words on a piece of paper.
Our daily operation is in shambles. Trip construction is the worse we have ever experienced, and manpower planning's answer to their staffing woes is to blame the Flight Attendants and force everyone onto reserve. Management is losing control of this airline we worked so hard to keep operating through the darkest days of the pandemic.
However, there is one area of the airline industry where American Airlines is currently #1: The lack of any protections for Flight Attendants who test positive for COVID-19. Put simply, American does not care about protections for Flight Attendants who test positive.
Absent any COVID leave when testing positive, Flight Attendants are forced to come to work to avoid discipline in the Flight Attendant Attendance and Performance Program, which puts other Crewmembers and passengers at a higher risk for infection.