Ladies and Gentlemen:
We are pleased to announce that United Airlines has signed a Flight Attendant Reciprocal Cabin Seat Agreement with Air Wisconsin Airlines effective October 1, 2009. Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation operates as the largest privately held regional airline in the <st1:country-region w:st="on">United States</st1:country-region> and currently helps to provide ground handling services for United. Air Wisconsin schedules nearly 500 departures per day system-wide to 26 states with service to approximately 70 cities throughout North America.
We appreciate the efforts of Senior Vice President Alex Marren and Onboard Service for working with us and recognizing the value of Reciprocal Cabin Seat Agreements. Together with the Frontier Airlines Reciprocal Cabin Seat Agreement announced today, this provides vast improvements in Flight Attendant options for travel within the <st1:country-region w:st="on">United States</st1:country-region> as we continue to advocate for improvements to world-wide travel benefits.
In summary, the agreement with Air Wisconsin provides:
- United Flight Attendants with a crew badge will have access to free, space available economy seating on Air Wisconsin flights within the 50 <st1:country-region w:st="on">United States</st1:country-region> effective October 1.
- Air Wisconsin Flight Attendants with a crew badge will have similar benefits on United effective October 1.
- No listing is required. Check in at the gate or ticket counter.
- Conservative business casual dress or uniform.
- Priority on flights will first be given by each carrier to its own NRSA passengers (employees, retirees, buddy pass holders, ID 90, etc.).
- Next, crewmembers participating in Reciprocal Agreements will be awarded space available seats on a "first come, first served" basis.
We can be proud of our persistent campaign to achieve Reciprocal Cabin Seat Agreements as United Flight Attendants have the best Reciprocal Cabin Seat program among the major <st1:country-region w:st="on">US</st1:country-region> airlines, now totaling 11 Agreements. This is a positive step forward as we continue our advocacy for improved world-wide travel benefits for Flight Attendants.
Thoroughly review the Reciprocal Cabin Seat Agreements with Air Wisconsin, Frontier, Alaska, AirTran, Continental, Northwest, American, Southwest, Delta, US Airways and JetBlue posted in the Pay and Benefits section or our website to ensure you are able to fully benefit.
Greg Davidowitch, President
United Master Executive Council