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Partnership Program September 2013 Bidding

Date: July 9, 2013
Type: AFA Article

See also: United Partnership Program Packet (.pdf)

AFA and United have agreed to continue the Partnership Program for another 6-month period, based on domicile need and cost effectiveness of the program in the aggregate.  The current partnership program ends on August 30, 2013, and a new 6-month partnership program will commence on August 31, 2013 through March 1, 2014.

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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 the next six month program.

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

July 9, 2013 Bids open at noon Central Time
July 30, 2013 Bids close at 0800 Central Time
July 31, 2013 Partnership flying awarded by 1700 Central Time based on needs of each base and cost effectiveness
August 31, 2013 Six (6) month partnership flying period commences

Refer to the September 2013 Partnership #10 Program for Flight Attendants package for complete details about the program including bidding information.

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