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Happy Thanksgiving

November 27, 2014 - MEC President Letter

Nov 27 - This year I am thankful for more moments of gratitude than I could possibly count.  I am thankful to have been given the opportunity to represent an extraordinary group of men and women who comprise our Flight Attendant profession. 

Dear AFA: November 27, 2014

November 27, 2014 - Dear AFA

Happy Thanksgiving,Don’t Forget to Check DFAP for Holiday Pay

Dear AFA: November 25, 2014

November 25, 2014 - Dear AFA

Reminder of Important Dates Coming Soon ,Vacation Phase 1 Closed - Vacation Phase 2 Opens November 27,Working Crew Holiday Buddy Travel,EEOP Travel Purchase Deadline For Those with a December 30 2014 Exit Date,Airport Code Lookup Tool

Programming Error with IVF Flight Attendant Vacation Accrual

November 21, 2014 - AFA Article

Nov 21 - It has been brought to our attention by the company that a programming error has been identified resulting in the assignment of vacation accrual to those Flight Attendants returning to JFK from Involuntary Furlough status (IVF).

Dear AFA: November 21, 2014

November 21, 2014 - Dear AFA

Enhanced Early Out Program (EEOP) December Exit Dates, Reserve Letters Reassigned at DEN LAX NRT & FRA, Programming Error with IVF Flight Attendant Vacation Accrual, Enhanced Early Out Program (EEOP) Travel Purchase Deadlines, United MEC Safety Health and Security Page Reorganized, De-Stress Your Holidays with AFA EAP, JNC Update

De-Stress Your Holidays with AFA EAP

November 21, 2014 - AFA Article

Nov 21 - The holidays can be fun, but they also can be a source of great stress. Here are some common holiday stressors and suggestions for managing them.

Reserve Letters Reassigned at DEN, LAX, NRT and FRA

November 21, 2014 - AFA Article

Nov 21 - Today’s announcement of the 12/30/14 release date for all remaining Flight Attendants who were awarded the Early Out at LAX, DEN, FRA, and NRT, will require some adjustments to ensure that vacations and Reserve Letters are assigned to Flight Attendants remaining at these locations.

Second Round Early Out Release Dates Announced

November 21, 2014 - AFA Article

Nov 21 - Today United announced the second round of release dates for those who were awarded positions in the Enhanced Early Out Bid.

Joint Contract Negotiations Update

November 21, 2014 - AFA Article

Nov 21 - Joint Contract Negotiations Update

Student Demonstrations Gather Momentum in Mexico

November 19, 2014 - AFA Article

Nov 19 - A national strike on November 20 along with rallies have called for by a consortium of student groups in Mexico, the strike and rallies would be throughout Mexico and are to denounce what they perceive as the Mexican government’s ineffective response to the disappearance and subsequent killing of 43 Ayotzinapa students.

Take Action and Protect Your Jobs - STOP Norwegian Air International

November 19, 2014 - AFA Article

Nov 19 - The US Department of Transportation (DOT) is still considering Norwegian Air International’s (NAI) application for a foreign air carrier permit to launch low cost transatlantic flights between Europe and the United States. 

Enhanced Early Out Program Travel Purchase

November 19, 2014 - AFA Article

Nov 19 - Enhanced Early Out Program (EEOP) participants currently on Voluntary Furlough have been assigned an exit date of November 30, 2014.  For those who are interested and/or need to purchase pass travel to age into retiree pass travel need to act now. 

Reduced Vacation Accrual Due to Occupational

November 19, 2014 - AFA Article

Nov 19 - As we begin the Annual Vacation Bidding process, we are once again receiving questions from Flight Attendant who are surprised to learn their vacation accrual has been reduced as a result of being on an Occupational Leave of Absence during the vacation accrual year.

Working Crew Holiday Buddy Travel

November 19, 2014 - AFA Article

Nov 19 - Flight Attendants who are working crew members will have the ability to travel with up to two people using buddy passes who will travel at the Flight Attendant’s personal pass classification. 

Primary (Phase I) Vacation Bidding Opens November 18, 2014

November 19, 2014 - AFA Article

Nov 19 - Primary (Phase I) Vacation Bidding opened today, November 18, 2014 and will close at 8:30 AM CST on Tuesday November 25, 2014.  

Reserve Letter Trading and Update

November 19, 2014 - AFA Article

Nov 19 - We will continue to monitor the Reserve Status of those remaining at the location and act accordingly if the composition of the location changes significantly.

Dear AFA: November 18, 2014

November 18, 2014 - Dear AFA

2015 Benefits Correction Period Closes This Friday - November 21, Enhanced Early Out Program Travel Purchase, Reserve Letter Trading and Update, Primary (Phase I) Vacation Bidding Opens Today, Reduced Vacation Accrual Due to Occupational, Working Crew Holiday Buddy Travel, Joint Negotiations Resume in Chicago

Why I Left United Airlines

November 14, 2014 - Media Article

Nov 14 - I don’t know if I ever loved United Airlines, but an irrational loyalty—of the kind usually associated with sports franchises—kept me flying the friendly skies with them for much of my adult life. It started when I lived in Chicago, the main United hub, where I’d slowly grown an affection for the blue and gray colors, the Gershwin music, and the heated mixed nuts.

2015 Reserve Letter Lists

November 14, 2014 - AFA Article

Nov 14 - 2015 A/B Reserve Letters broken down by each domicile

Dear AFA: November 14, 2014

November 14, 2014 - Dear AFA

Enhanced Early Out Program Awards,2015 Reserve Letters Posted, Benefits Correction Period Start November 15 2014,Employee Assistance and Professional Standards Training,2014 Uniform Points Expire December 31 2014
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