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DOT NAI Decision Double Crosses U.S. and EU Aviation Workers

December 2, 2016 - AFA Article

With no advance warning, the DOT has ordered approval of the flag-of-convenience Norwegian Air International (NAI) application.  By this action, the DOT has failed to acknowledge the labor protections of the U.S.-EU Open Skies Agreements and sets a precedent that risks hundreds of thousands of U.S. aviation jobs.  

(UAL) Reserve Holiday Wish List Clarification

December 2, 2016 - AFA Article

As we reported on Tuesday in AFA E-Lines, pre-merger United Flight Attendants on Reserve for the month of December, will have the opportunity to preference where they would like to layover for the three (3) days preceding and two (2) days following Christmas. 

Update: FAA Certificate no Longer Required when Flying to Brazil

December 2, 2016 - AFA Article

In yesterday’s United Inflight Service Weekly, United announced the Brazilian Government has reversed requirements for all Flight Attendants, on U.S. carriers, flying into Brazil to carry their Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certificate with them. 

(CAL) United Offers One Month Leaves and Jobshares for January 2017

December 2, 2016 - AFA Article

United will be offering pre-merger CAL Flight Attendants one month leaves and jobshares for the January 2017 bid month. Flight Attendants who are interested should submit their request via CCS under bidding no later than December 5, 2016 at 10:00 am local domicile time. 

(UAL) Phase III Vacation Bidding Opens

December 2, 2016 - AFA Article

Pre-merger United Phase III (tertiary) Vacation Bidding is open now. Please ensure that your Phase III Vacation bid is on file by the close of bidding on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 0830 local domicile time.

Pass Travel Open Enrollment

December 2, 2016 - AFA Article

Eligible employees and retirees have the opportunity to update their elections for enrolled friend, spouse, or domestic partner beginning December 1st through December 30th at 7:00 PM CST. 

2017 Medical and Dental Premiums Rumor

December 2, 2016 - AFA Article

We have received reports of a rumor that United mailed a letter to Flight Attendants notifying them that their 2017 Medical and Dental premiums have increased since open enrollment.

2017 Group Universal Life (GUL) Rates

December 2, 2016 - AFA Article

With the ratification of our Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement (JCBA), effective January 1, 2017 all United Flight Attendants will be offered the same amount of life insurance coverage. 

E-Lines: December 02, 2016

December 2, 2016 - Dear AFA

DOT NAI Decision Double Crosses U.S. and EU Aviation Workers,(UAL) Reserve Holiday Wish List Clarification,(CAL) United Offers One Month Leaves and Jobshares for January 2017,(UAL) Phase III Vacation Bidding Opens,2017 Medical and Dental Premiums Rumor,Pass Travel Open Enrollment,Update: FAA Certificate no Longer Required when Flying to Brazil,2017 Group Universal Life (GUL) Rates,Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter @AFAUnitedMEC

Minor Uniform Alterations Available

November 29, 2016 - AFA Article

For those of you taking advantage of the uniform discounts now available through Cintas or perhaps using up remaining 2016 uniform point balance. 

(UAL) Phase III Vacation Bidding Opens

November 29, 2016 - AFA Article

Pre-merger United Phase III (tertiary) Vacation Bidding opens on Thursday, December 1, 2016 and closes on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 0830 local domicile time and will be posted no later than December 11, 2016 at 0830 local domicile time.

Fantasy Flights Takeoff to the North Pole

November 29, 2016 - AFA Article

This holiday season will take flight soon, as United launches our special flights to the “North Pole”. Children from across the globe will enjoy an extraordinary experience, as they take flight on an adventure of a lifetime. 

Holiday Adornments While in Uniform

November 29, 2016 - AFA Article

As with each year, during the month of December, Flight Attendants may wear one holiday accessory that is in good taste, in the spirit of the holiday, and that does not detract from our image as Safety Professionals and First Responders.

(UAL) Reserve Holiday Wish List

November 29, 2016 - AFA Article

Pre-merger United Flight Attendants on Reserve for the month of December, have an opportunity to preference where they would like to layover for the three (3) days preceding and two (2) days following Christmas.

E-Lines: November 29, 2016

November 29, 2016 - Dear AFA

(UAL) Reserve Holiday Preferencing,Holiday Adornment While in Uniform,(UAL) Phase III Vacation Bidding Opens,Fantasy Flights Takeoff to the North Pole,Minor Uniform Alterations Available

E-Lines: November 23, 2016 (Happy Thanksgiving!)

November 23, 2016 - Dear AFA

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 23, 2016 - MEC President Letter

In this time of Thanksgiving celebration, my thoughts turn gratefully to you with warm appreciation. If you are flying today I want to express my gratitude to you for your dedication to our profession. 

(UAL) Welcome New Hire Class 1641

November 22, 2016 - AFA Article

Today, we welcome the 37 graduating Members of class of 1641 to the line.

(UAL) Voluntary Supplemental Insurance Benefits Enrollment

November 22, 2016 - AFA Article

The AFA United MEC Benefits Committee is happy to announce an upcoming Open Enrollment for Aflac/CAIC voluntary supplemental insurance benefits for pre-merger United Flight Attendants.

(UAL) Phase II Vacation Bidding Closes - November 23, 2016

November 22, 2016 - AFA Article

Pre-merger United Flight Attendant’s 2017 Phase II (Secondary) Vacation Bidding for 2017 will close at 0830 local domicile time Wednesday, November 23, 2016.
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