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United Management Reduces B767ME Staffing

December 10, 2014 - AFA Article

On Thursday, December 4, 2014 United announced in their Inflight Services Alert their plans to reduce staffing on the B767ME aircraft in the International Markets.

Dear AFA: December 09, 2014

December 9, 2014 - Dear AFA

2015 Vacation Phase III Bidding,United Management Reduces B767ME Staffing,Update Travel Eligibles for 2015,Uniform Name Bar,Joint Negotiations Session Continues in Chicago This Week

UAX Deadhead: Final Segment of ID

August 8, 2014 - AFA Article

Aug 8 - As we reported in Dear AFA on March 20, 2013, a problem was identified with Unimatic failing to update IDs where the last segment of the ID contains a deadhead segment on United Express (UAX).

Travel Irregularities Associated with Travel To/From Recurrent Emergency Training (RET)* lock icon

July 3, 2014 - AFA Article

man walking past clockJuly 3 - When traveling to or from Recurrent Emergency Training (RET), irregularities in travel sometimes occur. These are the procedures you should follow if you find yourself in a situation where your travel or duty time impacts your training.

United Airlines: Huge problem at Chicago Airport

June 20, 2014 - Media Article

Jun 20 - Low visibility may be the reason hundreds of flights in Chicago were cancelled today.

United’s Unanticipated Increase in Block Hours

May 2, 2014 - AFA Article

May 2 - As a result of recent unanticipated changes by United’s Aircraft Scheduling, Flight Operations and Technical Operations (Maintenance), Inflight Scheduling has advised us of the need to add about 1,300 block hours into the pre-merger United domestic-fleet schedules. 

Dear AFA: May 02, 2014

May 2, 2014 - Dear AFA

No Dues Obligation for 111,Annual Purser Recurrent Closed – Awards by May 7,United Local ALPA Calls Out Smisek,United’s Unanticipated Increase in Block Hours

Aircraft Schedule Changes Drive Revisions to Some April LOFs

March 24, 2014 - AFA Article

Mar 24 - Revisions to the April aircraft schedule drive some changes in April Lines of Flying at all domestic domiciles.

United Airlines Pull Out of Canada-Outsources Canadian Operations!

February 21, 2014 - Media Article

Feb 21 - United Airlines is pulling out of Canada and will outsource its Canadian operations effective May 1, 2014. 

United Airlines Layoffs Unacceptable

February 20, 2014 - AFA Article

Feb 20 - The layoffs and contracting out announced by United Airlines at airports across Canada today are unacceptable and need to be reversed, Unifor National President Jerry Dias says.

United Airlines Sees Nationwide Reservation System Problems

February 18, 2014 - Media Article

Feb 18 - United Airlines passengers suffered delays Tuesday morning as the airline dealt with seemingly nationwide computer problems with its reservation system.

Passengers Complain of United Airlines Computer Glitch

February 18, 2014 - Media Article

Feb 18 - United Airlines customers complain about computer issues which are causing delays and boarding problems.

United Implements NRPS Travel

February 17, 2014 - AFA Article

Feb 17 - NRPS Travel has been authorized for BOS, DCA/IAD, JFK and ORD

Editorial Board Roundtable: United Airline's bombshell

February 3, 2014 - Media Article

Feb 3 - United Airlines officials said Monday that there is nothing the city of Cleveland could have done --or can do, at this point -- to persuade United to keep its hub in Cleveland.

United Implements NRPS for JFK, IAD, DCA/IAD and BOS

January 21, 2014 - AFA Article

Jan 21 - United is implementing NRPS travel today through January 22 for JFK, DCA and BOS.

Crossover Proposal

November 26, 2013 - MEC President Letter

Nov 26 - The United Master Executive Council has met in Special Session and reviewed another crossover proposal from management.  A complete copy of the proposal is available on our website and is different than the 2012 Cross Over Hiring Agreement. 

Gate to Gate PED Use

November 8, 2013 - AFA Article

Nov 8 - Late Wednesday afternoon, the company announced the expanded use of Portable Electronic Devices (PED) from takeoff through landing or gate-to-gate.

Dear AFA: November 08, 2013

November 8, 2013 - Dear AFA

2014 Benefits Correction Period Begins November 18, Domicile Population Issues, Gate to Gate PED Use, Vacation Phase 1 Bids – Posted No Later Than November 12, AFA MEC Grievance Training, AFA EAP/Professional Standards Training, 2013 Uniform Points Set to Expire, JNC Update

Dear AFA: November 05, 2013

November 5, 2013 - Dear AFA

Phase 1 Vacation Bids Close November 7, We Mourn Together, United 737-900 (73B) Enters Scheduled Passenger Service, Aer Lingus Cabin Crew Mulling Strike Over Outsourcing, Airbus Tells Airlines "Stop Stuffing The Cabins"

United Flight 103

October 29, 2013 - AFA Article

Oct 29 - We have learned that United plans to operate the 787 aircraft in the market from London to Houston with Flight Attendants from the s-CO subsidiary effective on December 21, 2013.

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