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United Airlines Completes Merger with Continental Micronesia

March 24, 2017 - AFA Article

We welcome our Brothers and Sisters to our United family. 

(UAL) - Participation in Galley Pay Testing

March 24, 2017 - AFA Article

In the coming weeks, it is anticipated that Galley Pay will be implemented. 

(CAL) - Special One Month COLA Offered for May 2017

March 24, 2017 - AFA Article

In accordance with Section 15.B. of our JCBA, the company is offering a Special One-Month COLA, for the May 2017 schedule month (May 3, 2017 through June 2, 2017).

CJA (Jumpseat) Awarding Harmonized for all Flight Attendants

March 24, 2017 - AFA Article

Effective April 2, 2017, the process of awarding the Cabin Jumpseat (CJA) will be harmonized.

(CAL & CMI) CCS Schedule Sharing

March 24, 2017 - AFA Article

Effective May 3, 2017, pmCO and CMI Flight Attendants will have the ability to view (share) each other’s schedules in CCS.

(CAL & CMI) Addition of Deadhead Booking Seat Assignments

March 24, 2017 - AFA Article

On April 2nd, pmCO and CMI Flight Attendants will be able to view the PNR along with their seat number (if available) for a Deadhead Reservation in CCS.

Deadhead Deviation JCBA Implementation

March 24, 2017 - AFA Article

Starting on April 3, 2017, the terms of Section 3.I.12. and 3.I.13. of Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement (JCBA) which covers the first and last segment deadhead deviations will be implemented. 

“Copy to AFA” on IOR Form Relocated

March 24, 2017 - AFA Article

We recently learned of changes to the placement of the Copy to AFA on the IOR Reporting Form.

(CAL) - Erroneous FM01 Positions in Language Qualified Bases

March 24, 2017 - AFA Article

During the past week, we’ve received reports in the MEC office of a number of FM01 (language) positions that were appearing on crew lists erroneously. 

E-Lines: March 24, 2017

March 24, 2017 - Dear AFA

United Airlines Completes Merger with Continental Micronesia, (UAL) - Participation in Galley Pay Testing, (CAL) - Special One Month COLA Offered for May 2017, CJA (Jumpseat) Awarding Harmonized for all Flight Attendants, (CAL & CMI) CCS Schedule Sharing, (CAL & CMI) Addition of Deadhead Booking Seat Assignments, Deadhead Deviation JCBA Implementation, “Copy to AFA” on IOR Form Relocated, (CAL) - Erroneous FM01 Positions in Language Qualified Bases, Follow Us on Facebook and Twitter @AFAUnitedMEC

ALERT: New Security Restrictions for 10 Middle East and Africa Departure Airports

March 23, 2017 - AFA Article

On March 20, 2017, U.S. officials announced a ban on carrying most electronic equipment in carry-on luggage on direct U.S. bound flights from 10 airports in the Middle East and Africa. 

ALERT: London Attack Outside Parliament - Be Alert and Be Aware of Your Surroundings

March 22, 2017 - AFA Article

Today, at approximately 2:40 PM London time, Metropolitan Police were called to an incident at Westminster Bridge. A driver had run into a crowd crashing the vehicle into the front gate of Parliament Square

Government Affairs Training and Lobby Days in Washington D.C.

March 21, 2017 - AFA Article

The United MEC Government Affairs Committee along with many other AFA Government Affairs activists from Alaska, Compass, Envoy, Frontier, Horizon, and Spirit Airlines attended training and lobby days in Washington, D.C. this week, March 20 and 21, 2017.

Scholarship Deadlines

March 21, 2017 - AFA Article

Scholarship Deadlines for Association of Flight Attendants-CWA Scholarship Fund, Joe Beirne Scholarship, Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund, and Credit Union Scholarship.

AFA Listening Tours Continue: ORD - April 20

March 21, 2017 - AFA Article

The second AFA Listening Tour is in the final process of being scheduled with Local, MEC and International Officers. Mark your calendars for April 20, 2017 in Chicago (ORD) time, location and more details will be announced soon.

E-Lines: March 21, 2017

March 21, 2017 - Dear AFA

Government Affairs Training and Lobby Days in Washington D.C.,AFA Listening Tours Continue: ORD - April 20,Scholarship Deadlines

Update on Crew Meals

March 17, 2017 - AFA Article

In recent weeks, since the crew meal provisions of the Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement were implemented, our MEC Grievance Committees have received a number of questions on the proper application of the language in our Contract.

Awarding Cabin Jumpseat Authority (CJA)

March 17, 2017 - AFA Article

At the Fall 2016, Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council, the United MEC directed the MEC President to engage management in discussions aimed at advancing the process by which the award of the Cabin Jumpseat (CJA) in accomplished.

United Discontinues Inflight Duty-Free Sales

March 17, 2017 - AFA Article

United announced this week, effective March 31, 2017, we will no longer offer duty-free merchandise on any United flights. 

Secondhand Smoke Exposure Research Study

March 17, 2017 - AFA Article

The Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute (FAMRI) in Denver, Colorado is conducting a research study on the effects of Secondhand Smoke Exposure on Pre-ban Flight Attendants.
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