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Major Runway Rehabilitation Construction Project Scheduled for SFO

May 23, 2017 - AFA Article

Please be advised of major runway construction that could impact flights with lengthy delays and possible cancelations.  Runway closures are scheduled from May 26th through the 29th, and from June 2nd through the 5th.

Basic Economy: Employee Travel Q & A

May 23, 2017 - AFA Article

United announcement on November 16, 2016, that they would be adding “Basic Economy” to their products available for purchase. We have made available on our website their Q & A in which it answers many Employee Travel questions regarding the Basic Economy product.

Chase Mileage Plus Card Program Launches July 1, 2017

May 23, 2017 - AFA Article

United has a robust marketing program in place to actively promote the MileagePlus Explorer Card to customers.  However, the company is looking to expand its reach to all potential prospects.  

Manchester Arena Explosion

May 23, 2017 - AFA Article

On Thursday, May 22, 2017, in Manchester, UK there was an explosion in the arena where Ariana Grande had performed that resulted in the death of 22 people and injury of 59 others. 

Stay Linked: E-Lines and Local Council Newsletters

May 23, 2017 - AFA Article

Beginning June 1, 2017, all Members who sign-up for AFA E-Lines will be entered into a drawing to win one of five iPad Air tablets. All Members in good standing, whether currently receiving E-Lines or not, are eligible to participate.

Welcome New Hire Class 1709

May 23, 2017 - AFA Article

Today we welcome the 63 graduating Members of class 1709 to the line. Our newest flying partners will be reporting to their respective bases of DEN, IAD, and SFO on May 30, 2017, for orientation and will be available to fly on June 2, 2017. Please join us in welcoming these new Flight Attendants to our family.

E-Lines: May 23, 2017

May 23, 2017 - Dear AFA

Welcome New Hire Class 1709,Manchester Arena Explosion,Stay Linked: E-Lines and Local Council Newsletters,Chase Mileage Plus Card Program Launches July 1,Basic Economy: Employee Travel Q & A,Major Runway Rehabilitation Construction Project Scheduled for SFO    

Galley Pay Exception Processing

May 23, 2017 - AFA Article

We received a number of questions about the processing of certain galley pay exceptions. As outlined in the Galley Pay App on Link publication, when a Flight Attendant assigned a closed galley position assumes an open Purser position, she/he should contact Crew Scheduling prior to departure and provide the names and employee (file) numbers of the Flight Attendants assuming the Purser position and the bid galley position.

New Uniform Design Input Committee and Uniform Wear Tester Opportunities

May 19, 2017 - AFA Article

Plans for new uniforms for front line employees have been announced and we will soon be working on the next phase in the design process. 

Stop Gulf Carrier Expansion with Illegal Subsidies

May 19, 2017 - AFA Article

Gulf States are injecting over $50 billion dollars of subsidies into Emirates, Etihad and Qatar in an effort to take over aviation world-wide. 

Reminder - Duty Free Commission Inquiries - Deadline June 1st

May 19, 2017 - AFA Article

Following the discontinuation of Duty Free sales on all United flights at the end of March, the deadline for all Flight Attendant to reconcile commissions is fast approaching.  

(CAL & CMI) Implementation of Section 17.E. – Transfer Eligibility

May 19, 2017 - AFA Article

Inquiries received at the MEC Office suggest there is some confusion regarding the implementation of the base (domicile) transfer provisions of Section 17.E. of the Contract.  

(CAL & CMI) Update on Holiday Pay – JCBA Section 4.I

May 19, 2017 - AFA Article

Programming changes needed to implement the holiday pay provisions of Section 4.I. are on track for completion by the end of June.

What Is "Phishing?"

May 19, 2017 - AFA Article

Phishing is a technique used by hackers to mimic an associate or a familiar company, intending to deceive and access their victim's personal financial data.  Using email, phony internet sites, or phone solicitation, a scammer may direct an unsuspecting person to follow a sequence of instructions, such as clicking on links in emails that lead to fraudulent websites.  

E-Lines: May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017 - Dear AFA

AT&T Workers Start 3-Day Strike in Contract Impasse,(CAL & CMI) Update on Holiday Pay – JCBA Section 4.I,Reminder - Duty Free Commission Inquiries - Deadline June 1st,(CAL & CMI) Implementation of Section 17.E. – Transfer Eligibility,"Phishing" Scams - “Protect Our Airline” and Yourself,New Uniform Design Input Committee and Uniform Wear Tester Opportunities,Stop Gulf Carrier Expansion with Illegal Subsidies

AT&T Workers Start 3-Day Strike in Contract Impasse

May 19, 2017 - AFA Article

40,000 AT&T workers will go out on a three day strike starting Friday afternoon at 3 pm eastern time.  There will be strike picket lines running in 36 states and Washington, DC.

Settlement of Aircraft Identification Error

May 16, 2017 - AFA Article

As was reported on January 13, 2017, an aircraft identification error resulted in the improper assignment of five (5) 737-900 aircraft as pre-merger United Aircraft when, in fact, these aircraft should have been identified as pre-merger CAL aircraft.

Settlement of MEC 1-17

May 16, 2017 - AFA Article

In Settlement of this dispute, the company will pay the four pmUA Flight Attendants who should have been assigned to work flight 40.

Welcome New Hire Class 1708

May 16, 2017 - AFA Article

Today we welcome the 61 graduating Members of class 1708 to the line.

Auto boarding on Flights with Flight Attendant Badge Readers

May 16, 2017 - AFA Article

Recently there have been some questions on the subject of autoboarding – what is it?
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