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Representing United Airlines Flight Attendants based at NRT. Local CWA #29038

Miso Scoop - Important Reminders (Dec 03, 2019)

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  • Committee Roster
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  •  CWA Local #29038
  • AFA-CWA Council 38
    New Tokyo Intl Airport
    Terminal 1 - Central Building
    P.O. Box 168
    Narita-shi, Chiba-ken
    282-0011 Japan
    (map and directions)

Connect with Council 38

Tony Wetterer

Tony Wetterer


E-Mail: tony@afanrt.org

Sato Matsuhiro

Sato Matsuhiro

Vice President and LEC Secretary

E-Mail: sato@afanrt.org

Nobu Masui

Nobu Masui

Council Representative

E-Mail: nobu@afanrt.org

Miso Scoop - Important Reminders (Dec 03, 2019)

In this edition:

  • CQ 2020
  • Reserve Christmas Wish List
  • Holiday Attendance Reminders
  • Commuter Program
  • Review of Legalities
  • EAP Holiday Message


Happy Holidays Narita Council 38 members!  As we enter full throttle into the Holiday Season here are some important reminders to keep us on tract.


CQ 2020


CQ 2019 concluded at the end of November.  Starting December 2019, the new CQ year, the company has announced that CQ Computer Based Training (CBT) would be broken up and assigned in each three (3) trimesters throughout the year.  


The first trimester began December 1st 2019 at midnight Central Time, and must be completed by January 29th, 2020 by 2359 Central Time.  Each CBT session is estimated to take approximately 3 hours.  Contractually we are compensated 1:00 of flight time for every 3:00 hour CBT.  



Reserve Christmas Wish List Is Now Open


Under Section 8.H.8.c of the JCBA, the Reserve Christmas Wish List (CWL) has opened effective December 1st, 2019.  This provision of the JCBA allows for Reserve Flight Attendants to indicate their choice of up four layover stations, three days preceding, and two days following the Christmas holiday, where they wish to be on the holiday.  Requests are awarded in seniority order.  


You can access the Reserve Christmas Wish List via the following:

  1. Via www.unitedafa.org/wishlist
  2. Via CCS under the Reserve Tab
  3. Via the Quick Links section of the Inflight Services page, on Flying Together


Holiday Attendance Reminders


Absence Certificate Requirement

Under Section 13.C.4 of the JCBA management has notified the Union its intention to require Absence Certificates for sick calls occurring December 20, 2019 - January 4, 2020.  Flight Attendants who had no absences in the prior twelve (12) calendar months shall not be subject to the Absence Certificate requirement imposed during this holiday period. 


Holiday Bonus Point

Flight Attendants can earn a one-point credit during the holiday season, between December 12, 2019 - January 6, 2020.  In order to get the one-point credit Flight Attendants must satisfy the following:


  • Must be on active status the entire designated holiday period, and
  • Must work a flight segment and/or stand Reserve during the period covering December 12, 2019 – January 6, 2020, local domicile/base time, and
  • Generates zero attendance points as defined in Section 23.F. of our Contract during this same December 12, 2019 – January 6, 2020 time period, and
  • The Flight Attendant has no family leave related absences (with the exception of vacation taken as FML) during the period covering December 12, 2019 – January 6, 2020.


The one-point bonus will be added to your work history and will be used to offset your first point(s) generating occurrence after January 6, 2020.



Commuter Program


As we approach the start of the winter travel season, we recommend that you review Section 28 of the JCBA, and our negotiated Commuter Program.  Keep in mind, whether you commute by plane, car, bus, or train, if you follow the steps outlined in Section 28, the Commuter Program may apply to you.  


If you have any additional questions, please contact any of your Officers.



Review of Legalities


There continue to be some questions regarding our legalities, especially with the Holiday travel season upon us.  As a reminder, JCBA legalities guides are available on Flying Together.  This is a good time to review these guides, as this busy travel season begins.  


Legalities Overview (online-friendly version)

Legalities Overview (print-friendly version)

Legalities Guide

New Alert Codes: 1-in-7 and 24-in-7



EAP Holiday Message


During the Holiday period sometimes, for many different reasons, we may find ourselves under stress, and we may find ourselves unable to cope with the added stress of the Holidays.  Whether its work related, family related or personal, we may need some help or assistance to cope.  


We want you to know that help is always available from your dedicated EAP/Professional Standards Local Council Committee.  The members of your local EAP are here to assist you in a confidential, trusting, and caring way, if you need or want help.  


Please contact any of the following EAP members for assistance:  


Marisa Deng

Shimako Hashimori

Norman Morinaga

Kimberley Steinke

Tony Wetterer



Important Dates To Keep In Mind


Pass travel enrollment for 2020:  December 4th - 20th.

CQ 2020 Trimester 1 CBT:  December 1st - January 29th

Holiday Attendance Bonus Period:  December 12th - January 6th

Absence Certificate Holiday Requirement:  December 20th - January 4th



Happy Holidays!


On behalf of your Council 38 Officers and Volunteers we wish you all a wonderful, joyous, peaceful and prosperous Holiday Season!

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