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Reciprocal Cabin Seat Agreement with Hawaiian Airlines

Date: April 2, 2010
Type: MEC President Letter

Ladies and Gentlemen:

United Airlines has signed a Flight Attendant Reciprocal Cabin Seat Agreement with Hawaiian Airlines effective April 6, 2010. Hawaiian Airlines is Hawaii’s largest carrier serving destinations throughout the islands and several points on the west coast of the continental US.

Together with the Horizon 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 Hawaiian provides:

  • United Flight Attendants with a crew badge will have access to free, space available economy seating on Hawaiian flights within the 50 United States effective April 6.
  • Hawaiian 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 and no 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.

In Solidarity,

Greg Davidowitch, President
United Master Executive Council

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