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The LAX Briefing Newsletter (Sep 19, 2018)

Council Office

  • (310) 646-7518
  • Council Roster
  • (818) 415-8190 (emergency)
  • (310) 646-4103 (fax)
  • CWA Local #29012
  • AFA-CWA Council 12
    8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 110, #782
    Los Angeles, CA 90045
    (map and directions)

Dante Harris

LEC President

Phone: 818-415-8190

E-Mail: Dante@afalax.org

Kimberly Burckhalter

LEC Vice President

Phone: 424-356-7762

E-Mail: Kim@afalax.org

John Palumbo

LEC Secretary

Phone: 310-200-2854

E-Mail: John@afalax.org

Marina Bins

Council Representative

Phone: 832-607-1531

E-Mail: Marina@afalax.org

Rafael Garcia

Council Representative

Phone: 310-951-1797

E-Mail: Rafael@afalax.org

Timothy Trueman

Council Representative

Phone: 424-356-7759

E-Mail: Tim@afalax.org

The LAX Briefing Newsletter (Sep 19, 2018)

Mutual trades and EOM conflicts

All flight attendants are now able to complete mutual trip trades and we encourage you to submit mutual trades via CCS or using Mobile CCS. 


To resolve an End of Month (EOM) conflict through mutual trading, flight attendants should attempt to resolve in CCS or using Mobile CCS. You can trade either the trip in the old month or the conflict trip(s) in the new month. You will have at least 24 hours to complete a trade with another flight attendant that eliminates the conflict; you may also conduct mutual trades without resolving the conflict. If you are unable to resolve your conflict, or choose not to resolve the conflict through mutual trades, at 1700 CT on September 20, 2018, your line will be blocked from further mutual trading until the conflict is resolved. Once the conflict has been resolved, your guarantee will be reset, your line will be “unlocked, and you will be able to conduct mutual trades for the duration of the bid month.


If a flight attendant has an EOM conflict and is attempting to trade a pairing other than their EOM conflict, please attempt to resolve this conflict in CCS or using Mobile CCS. Crew Scheduling is unable to assist flight attendants in this scenario.


Should you experience technical issues processing a mutual trade in CCS or Mobile CCS and need to contact Crew Scheduling, please ensure both flight attendants involved in the trade call Crew Scheduling together to ensure trade accuracy. All trade requests will still be validated for full JCBA legalities. If illegal, Crew Scheduling will be unable to complete the requested trade. 


Who to Contact

Line Award Questions / Bid Disputes: For questions about your October 2018 line awards, please contact the Common Metal Support Team. The team’s contact information is included towards the bottom of this message.  


Vacation Slides: For questions regarding October 2018 vacation slides, please contact Crew Schedule Planning at 1-800-FLT-LINE (option 5, then option 2).


Vacation Fly Through: For questions regarding October 2018 vacation fly through, please contact Crew Scheduling at 1-800-FLT-LINE (option 3, then option 2). 


Updated Timing

Please see below for an updated timeline for the October 2018 bid month due to delays in populating October line awards in CCS and opening mutual trip trading. The modified timeline only applies to the October 2018 bid period. We appreciate your patience and continued focus as we navigate the bidding, awards and trading periods, including our experience this week with the delay in awards.


Updated October Bid Month timing



October Real-Time Trade brackets


CCS Master Schedule Settings

All pmUA flight attendants are automatically opted-in to allow other flight attendants the permission to view their schedule. If you wish to restrict the ability for other flight attendants to view your schedule, in CCS select the drop down arrow by your name in the top right corner of CCS, select General Settings > Schedule Opting Electing (under the General Settings menu on the left) > Restrict > Update. 




Common Metal Support Team


The Common Metal Support Team is available to answer any question you might have on JCBA education materials including how to read the guides and help finding specific information within the guides. If you have specific questions on how provisions of the JCBA work or apply to you, please contact your AFA Local Council Office. The team can be reached by:


Email: CommonMetal@united.com


Phone Number (U.S.): 

1-800-FLT-LINE (option 7)


Additional Council Information

The information below is maintained and updated by your Local Council.


8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 110 #782
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Office Phone: (310) 646-7518
Office Fax: (310) 646-4103
President's Confidential Fax Line:
 (877) 818-3043
E-Mail: afalax@unitedafa.org

1-800-DEAR-AFA (800-3327232)



Kim Burckhalter*  (424) 356-7762
Marina Bins (832) 607-1531
Rafael Garcia (310) 920-4294
Dante Harris (818) 415-8190
John Palumbo (310) 200-2854
Tim Trueman (424) 356-7759


John Palumbo*  (310) 200-2854
Huda Kaoud (832) 212-0140
George Leivers (760) 458-4252
Barbara Lewak
(310) 874-0069
Heidi Napier (714) 313-8988
Ray Seta (310) 567-6617
Kenneth Thomas (678) 371-5987
Email: Safety@afalax.org



Rocky Ruiz* (808) 987-7404
Dante Harris (818) 415-8190
Email: Communications@afalax.org



Marty Bierbrier* (323) 646-8548
Brianne Borninkhof (909) 904-1140
Jourdy Johnson (678) 458-3524
Alicia Kern (310) 920-2237
James Le Blanc (918) 417-9246
Linda Salerian (310) 292-9011
Email: Reserve@afalax.org


Dante Harris
(818) 415-8190
Vice President
Kim Burckhalter
(424) 356-7762
John Palumbo
(310) 200-2854
Council Reps  
Marina Bins (832) 607-1531
Rafael Garcia (310) 920-4294
Tim Trueman (424) 356-7759


Rafael Garcia* (310) 920-4294
Jean Marc Garcel (310) 766-6499
David Gomez (323) 387-2973
Frank Leutner (310) 902-0638
Steve Thomas (323) 828-8179
Email: Engagement@afalax.org



24 Hour Hotline (800) 424-2406
Jennifer Mannan* (510) 757-6087
Yulonda Harriston**  (216) 288-5881
Krista Beyer (201) 725-0401
Tina RuvalCaba (949) 212-5128
Darcy Winnek (415) 505-8284
Ernie Cornejo (MEC)  (551) 208-1420
Email: EAP@afalax.org



Michele Jackson* (310) 686-1425
Angelique Franklin  (213) 550-7005
Steve Thomas (323) 828-8179
Email: Hotels@afalax.org

* Designates Committee Chairperson **Designates Committee Vice Chairperson

To email an officer use firstname@afalax.org  (i.e. Dante@afalax.org) 
To email committee member use first initial and last name@afalax.org  (i.e. kburckhalter@afalax.org)

Revised:  April 30, 2018