Ladies and Gentlemen:
United Airlines has signed a Flight Attendant Reciprocal Cabin Seat Agreement with Horizon Air effective April 6, 2010. Horizon serves cities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.
Together with the Hawaiian Reciprocal Cabin Seat Agreement announced today, this provides vast improvements in options for Flight Attendants to travel within the United States. We continue to advocate for improved world-wide travel benefits.
In summary, the agreement with Horizon provides:
- United Flight Attendants with a crew badge will have access to free, space available economy seating on Horizon flights within the 50 United States effective April 6.
- Horizon Flight Attendants with a crew badge will have similar benefits on United effective April 6.
- No listing is required. Check in at the gate.
- 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.
Our persistent campaign for Reciprocal Cabin Seat Agreements has resulted in the program among the major US airlines, now totaling 13 Agreements. We continue to work to improve these benefits and advance world-wide travel benefits for Flight Attendants. We appreciate the efforts of Senior Vice President Alex Marren and Onboard Service for working with us and continuing to recognize the value of Reciprocal Cabin Seat Agreements.
Thoroughly review the Reciprocal Cabin Seat Agreements with Hawaiian, Horizon, 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