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August Due Month (Optional Move) – pmCAL Flight Attendants

Date: January 26, 2018
Type: United Airlines

TO: pmCAL Flight Attendants with a AUGUST Due Month who travel to their Training Location

BASES AFFECTED: (IAD, WTA, WLS, LAX, LAI, LLS)

Dear Flight Attendant,

In anticipation of the peak 2018 summer flying, we have identified an opportunity to support United’s goal of improved productivity during our peak July flying month.   To accomplish this, those Flight Attendants who travel from their base to another location for training will be required to re-bid their due (must go) CQ training month from July to a month earlier in the calendar year to ensure regulatory compliance.   In addition to supporting corporate productivity objectives, this decision will also maximize revenue opportunities on the flights where seats would otherwise have been used to transport Flight Attendants to and from training.

You are receiving this email because you have been identified as having an August CQ due month and are required to travel to another location for training.    This change will impact you in that you will no longer have a early month of July in which to complete training.  Because of this, you are being provided the option to bid for a new due month choosing from the following four choices:  March 2018, April 2018, May 2018 or September 2018If you intend to move your CQ due month, bid all available due month choices in your bid.  Otherwise, if you limit your choices (i.e., to only one or two months) and your seniority cannot hold your choices, you will retain your original CQ due month. Once awarded your new month, you will receive notification of your new due (bid) month via CCS message.

Note:  If you are on a Leave of Absence status at the time of the award, you will not receive a new due (must go) month if you bid.

The following are the details for submitting a bid for a new bid month: 

Send an email to FAtrainingDue@united.com.

Please be sure to place your employee ID number in the subject line.

Specify your bid preference by listing the months in preference order in the following way:

  1. April 2018
  2.  May 2018
  3.  March 2018
  4.  September 2018

Once your bid has been submitted, a confirmation email will be sent to you.

CQ due month Bids Open: Tuesday January 23, 2018 at 1200 CST.
CQ due month Bids Close: Monday February 05, 2018 at 0700 CST.\
CQ Awards Sent via CCS message no later than February 6, 2018 at 0700 CST.

CQ due month bids will be awarded in base seniority order. 

If you do not bid, you will retain your August due (must go) month.  As a result, you will retain a due month (must go) month of August and your grace month of September. However, you will no longer have a July may-go or early month.  In the future, you will have two months in which to complete CQ training – August and September.  However, if you elect to move to March, April, May or September, you will maintain the full three month period during which you must annual complete CQ training.

The Inflight Training Team

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