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Check-In, Briefing and Boarding Education Videos

August 17, 2018 - AFA Article

Effective Oct. 1, 2018, the check-in and briefing processes along with the flight attendant and customer boarding times will be harmonized. As we prepare to fly together, please review the three educational videos linked here.

September 11, 2018 Journey of Remembrance – Reservation Deadline August 23

August 17, 2018 - AFA Article

On September 11, 2018, a Commemorative Memorial journey to the National Flight 93 Memorial Park will depart from the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA which is located adjacent to the Pittsburgh International Airport.

MEC President Ken Diaz Addresses HR.911 - The Saracini Safety Act

August 17, 2018 - AFA Article

On Wednesday, August 15, 2018, Ken Diaz, President of the AFA United Master Executive Council for the Association of Flight Attendants in concert with Ellen Saracini, the widow of our United Flight 175 Pilot, Victor Saracini, who was killed on 9/11/2001, joined bipartisan Representatives Josh Gottheimer, D-N.J., and Brian Fitzpatrick, R-PA to once again call on federal lawmakers to act on a bill that would secure cockpit doors on aircraft.

Become Familiar with and Limit Noise Near Crew Rest Areas

August 17, 2018 - AFA Article

As we approach October 1st and begin working with each other on aircraft we may be unfamiliar with, it is a good time to point out that several 757, 767 and some 777 aircraft have crew rest seats in various areas of the passenger cabin.

Personal Drops (PD) and Personal Time Off (PTO) Clarified

August 17, 2018 - AFA Article

As communicated in the June 15, 2018 edition of E-lines, our JCBA provides for Personal Drops and Guaranteed Personal Time off (PTO). Although not currently implemented under the provisions of the JCBA, both of these provisions have their origins in the language of the pre-merger Contracts.

pmCAL Bridge Loan Repayment

August 17, 2018 - AFA Article

(pmCAL) Flight Attendants who opted to take advantage of the Company offered bridge loan program and who have been actively working the past five (5) months, should be pleasantly surprised to learn that you have completed your repayment obligation this month.

People’s Republic of China (PRC) Visa Requirement- Deadline Oct 1, 2018

August 17, 2018 - AFA Article

As a reminder, Flight Attendants based in domiciles from which flights to/from the Peoples Republic of China are operated, including deadheading crews, will be required to have a PRC crew visa, effective as of October 1, 2018.

Reference Guides Available at www.unitedafa.org.

August 17, 2018 - AFA Article

Flight Attendants are reminded that recently published reference guides are available on our website at www.unitedafa.org.

International Purser Opt-Out Program Opens Tomorrow, August 18, 2018

August 17, 2018 - AFA Article

Beginning tomorrow, August 18, 2018 International Pursers may request to opt out of flying the International Purser position for a bid month as provided in Section 9.D.3.f. of the JCBA.

767-300 Safety Demo Issue Resolved

August 17, 2018 - AFA Article

The technical issue on the 767-300 aircraft regarding the safety video has been resolved. Effective immediately, in place of a live safety demonstration, Flight Attendants may resume use of the safety video on this aircraft.

Credit / Debit Card Required for Departure Taxes and Applicable Fees

August 17, 2018 - AFA Article

Effective immediately, anyone on personal travel to the following stations will be required to pay departure taxes and any applicable fees with a credit or debit card.

E-Lines: August 17, 2018

August 17, 2018 - Dear AFA

Check-In -Briefing and Boarding Education Videos, September 11 2018 - Journey of Remembrance,MEC President Ken Diaz Addresses HR.911 - The Saracini Safety Act, Become Familiar with and Limit Noise Near Crew Rest Areas, Personal Drops (PD) and Personal Time Off (PTO), Clarified pmCAL Bridge Loan Repayment, People’s Republic of China (PRC) Visa Requirement- Deadline Oct 1 2018, Reference Guides Available at www.unitedafa.org., International Purser Opt-Out Program Opens Tomorrow August 18 - 2018, 767-300 Safety Demo Issue Resolved, Credit / Debit Card Required for Departure Taxes and Applicable Fees, Reminders and Quick Links

pmCAL White Flag Day, Declared for August 15, 2018

August 15, 2018 - AFA Article

(pmCAL) WHITE FLAG DAY has been designated in EWR, NTA, NLS, IAD, WTA, WLS, ORD, IAH, HTA, HOS, DEN, SFO, SLS, SFI, LAX, LAI, and CLE, for today, August 15, 2018

September 11, 2018 Journey of Remembrance – Reservations Available

August 14, 2018 - AFA Article

On September 11, 2001, this nation was struck with a devastating tragedy that will forever affect our lives. Each year, we stand strong in our pledge to Always Remember and Never Forget.

CCS Practice Environment Provides Practice Bid Packet

August 14, 2018 - AFA Article

Starting in September, CCS will include redesigned screens and new functionality for all Flight Attendants. Whether you are familiar with the current version of CCS or not, we strongly encourage you to take the time to experience the new bidding environment so there are no surprises come October 1, 2018.

Clarification of Carry Over Pairings (September overlaps) into October Bid Month

August 14, 2018 - AFA Article

Flight Attendants working a pairing originating in the September bid Month that overlaps into the Month of October, will continue to follow their originating pairing metal protection.

pm(UAL) Domestic Purser Qualification No Longer Required after October 1, 2018

August 14, 2018 - AFA Article

September 2018 will be the last month a domestic wide-body pairing will require a domestic purser qualification to work as the purser on the widebody aircraft.

Reviewing the Attendance Point System

August 14, 2018 - AFA Article

Almost a year ago the attendance point system was implemented for all Flight Attendants.  Despite the time that has elapsed, there are still some Flight Attendants who's dependability records have been exemplary and they have had the good fortune of not having to call in sick.

International Purser Opt-Out Program Opens August 18, 2018

August 14, 2018 - AFA Article

Beginning August 18, 2018 International Pursers may request to opt out of flying the International Purser position for a bid month as provided in Section 9.D.3.f. of the JCBA.

E-Lines: August 14, 2018

August 14, 2018 - Dear AFA

September 11 - 2018 Journey of Remembrance – Reservations Available, CCS Practice Environment Provides Practice Bid Packet, Clarification of Carry Over pairings (September overlaps) into October Bid Month, (pmUAL) Domestic Purser Qualification No Longer Required after October 1 - 2018, Reviewing the Attendance Point System – Accounting System and “Points are not discipline.”, International Purser Opt-Out Program Opens August 18 -2018, No COLAs or JobShares to be offered in September or October
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