With all the cuts coming up this fall, has anyone heard whether any forced transfers may be on the horizon? I don''t want to start any negative rumors but one has to wonder if they furlough mostly out of one base what will follow?
I don't think we will see displacements or forced transfers. Per the AA/APFA CBA, the company would have to pay moving expenses, so at least in regards to F/A's, it would be cheaper to just move the flying around and leave the people alone.
From Jane Allen, Q: Upon awarding leaves and determining furloughs, if necessary, will the company require that flight attendants relocate to a new base once the needs at each base are determined? And if so, will they offer a choice, give other options, etc?
A: The granting of overage leaves can not result in the involuntary transfer of a flight attendant. However, it is possible that a shortage could exist at a base as a result of a furlough. In that instance, the Company would process transfers in accordance with the procedures outlined in Article 16C.