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Partnership Program July 2011 Bidding

Date: July 1, 2011
Type: AFA Article

We are pleased to announce that United has agreed to continue the Partnership Program for another 6-month period, beginning August 31, 2011 and ending on March 1, 2012.  A new bid of partnerships will commence on July 6, 2011.  Many of our flying partners have taken advantage of the flexibility of the program and helped save the jobs of others who might have been impacted by an involuntary furlough.

You must find a partner to bid with to participate in the program.  If you are looking for a partner, you may use the POSTRD option in Unimatic, and likewise if you are looking for a partner, you may search via TRDBRD.  All current partnerships will need to be re-bid if you wish to participate in the program for another six months.

Direct link to Partnership Bid Page >

Summary of the Partnership Program

  • Partners must be based at the same domicile.
  • Partnerships will be awarded based on the seniority of the senior partner.
  • Line awards will be based on the seniority of the junior partner.
  • Participants must possess the same aircraft qualifications.
  • Purser and non-purser qualified Flight Attendants can partner, however, they cannot bid a purser line.
  • Language qualified Flight Attendants can partner with a non-language or another language, however, they cannot bid a language line.  Partnerships may be formed between Flight Attendants with the same language qualification.
  • Domestic and IST qualified Flight Attendants may partner, however they must bid a domestic line.
  • Partners will be compensated at their own rate of pay.  Sick leave and vacation will accrue at one half of the Contractual rates.

Partnership Program Bidding & Award

Jul 6 Partnership Program bid period opens at 0800 Central Time
Jul 27 Partnership Program bid closes at 0800 Central Time
Jul 28 Partnership Program awarded by 1700 Central Time
Aug 31 Fifth Six-Month Partnership Program begins

Refer to the July 6, 2011 Partnership Program for Flight Attendants package partnership packet for complete details about the program including bidding information.

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