AFA E-Lines: Jul 25, 2017
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- Summer 2017 Regular Meeting
of the United MEC – Now in Session
Link's Operating System to iOS 10.3.3 by August 8
Flight App Now Available on Link
- Contractual Hotel
- CAUSE Foundation Chicago
Summer 2017 Regular Meeting of the United MEC - Now in Session
Today, the Summer 2017 Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council (MEC) began in Newark, NJ. We encourage every Member to witness our democratic process by attending a MEC meeting. If you are in the Newark area, the meeting continues through July 27 at the Hilton Newark Airport Hotel, Elizabeth, NJ. Complimentary Airport Shuttle is available from the Air Train Station P-4. Summaries for each day of this meeting will be posted on our website after the meeting.
Update Link's Operating System to iOS 10.3.3 by August 8
You are now authorized to update Link’s operating system to iOS 10.3.3. This update must be completed by August 8, 2017. To minimize the possibility of any operational disruption, please do not update prior to check in unless you have more than 2 hours to ensure it can be completed. If you are updating from iOS 10.2.1 the update should take about 30 minutes, and up to 90 minutes if upgrading from iOS 10.1.1 or older. Wi-Fi connectivity is required.
My Flight App Now Available on Link
On July 24, 2017 the new “My Flight” app was automatically pushed to your Link. This new app will be the location where you will find all the information currently part of the Inflight Preliminary Report (IPR), Inflight Final Report (IFR) and pre-merger UA Briefing System (IBS) report. Additionally, there is a user guide and Q&A available in the Content Locker on your Link.
Contractual Hotel Gainsharing
Section 5.C. of the Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement (JCBA) is in effect for any Flight Attendant who would like to request hotel gainsharing when not using domestic and International hotel rooms. If a Flight Attendant has alternative lodging arrangement at a layover destination, she/he can request a $20 hotel gainshare reimbursement. Reimbursements are processed by Crew Pay and will show on your paycheck one month after making the request.
All Flight Attendants should use CCS to make their hotel gainsharing request. You can log in to United’s CCS platform via https://ccs.ual.com/ or the quick link found on our website. A Hotel Gainsharing user guide can be accessed under Help in the upper right hand menu of your CCS home screen.
For additional information please see your Local Council Office.
Cause Foundation Chicago Fundraiser
The CAUSE Foundation is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization founded in 1994. CAUSE is funded solely by the generous contributions from Flight Attendants via donations received through their website or United’s automatic payroll deductions. Funds donated are distributed through an application process to United Flight Attendants who are unable to work due to injury, illness or disability. These grants are intended as a short-term bridge until other financial arrangements are in place to assist these Members in need. This is about Flight Attendants helping Flight Attendants – just another effort at which we all succeed.
The Chicago Chapter is hosting a fundraiser Saturday, August 26, 2017, at The Motel Bar 600 W. Chicago Ave. from 6-9 PM. This event is $40 in advance or $50 at the door, to purchase tickets or learn more about the CAUSE Foundation visit their website.
If you are in Chicago August 26 you are encouraged to stop by to participate in the silent auction and raffle and enjoy the evening with DJ music, light appetizers and, most importantly, the comradery of those with the shared interest in helping United Flight Attendants in need.