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09 Aug

Hot Aircraft –Advocating to Protect Crew and Passengers

AUG 09 - As summer temperatures continue to remain elevated, so does the risk of heat-related illness. In addition to the heat, delays and quick turns put additional stress on ou[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 09, 2022

09 Aug

Call Wait Time Reports

AUG 09 - We encourage you to continue to report on call wait times. Report on any of the excessive call wait times to get through to crew scheduling, and the Flight Attendant Sup[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 09, 2022

09 Aug

FPS: Week One Results

AUG 09 - As our AFAFPS website reports, the initial FPS score is -95. This number represents the detractors (0-6), subtracted from the Promoters (9-10), with the Passives removed. We encourage all Flight Attendants to participate each week and make your voice heard.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 09, 2022

09 Aug

Flight Attendant Fatigue Risk Management Program

AUG 09 - The Flight Attendant Fatigue Report (FAFR) Tool is a confidential reporting tool that allows Flight Attendants to proactively identify and report instances of fatigue and ask questions.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 09, 2022

09 Aug

Welcome Class 2223!

AUG 09 - We are excited to welcome our newest flying partners from class 2223 as part of our Flight Attendant community. Our newest flying partners will begin their careers at bases in BOS, EWR, IAD, IAH, and SFO.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 09, 2022

09 Aug

'Dream job' turns into a nightmare for some new JetBlue flight attendants

AUG 09 - 'Dream job' turns into a nightmare for some new JetBlue flight attendants, who say they aren't being given enough flights to pay the bills
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 09, 2022

08 Aug

U.S. airline rules need 'refresh,' says transport chief Buttigieg

AUG 08 - "We've been due for a refresh on a lot of our rules toward airlines and when you get it right, the entire system is better off - certainly passengers are better off," Buttigieg told Reuters. 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 08, 2022

07 Aug

This is a great time to be an airline. It's the worst time to be a passenger

AUG 07 - US airlines just had one of the most lucrative quarters in history. Passengers are suffering for it.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 07, 2022

06 Aug

United Airlines employees just showed how to use data to shame your bosses

AUG 06 - In the vast realm of employee relations, this might actually impress customers too. Because it affects them.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 06, 2022

06 Aug

UAL Flight Attendants Made a Big Announcement, and Basically Nobody Is Happy

AUG 06 - Over the last week or so, the union representing United Airlines flight attendants has been rolling out what it says will be a weekly rating showing how their members feel about United Airlines management.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 06, 2022

05 Aug

Flight Attendant Promoter Score (FPS) Update

AUG 04 - Earlier this week on Tuesday we provided you with a preview of what to expect when we update the Flight Attendant Promoter Score (FPS) each week. Results will be posted [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 05, 2022

04 Aug

Access to the Non-Public Area of Our Website

AUG 04 - Access to a Members only resource area that contains information specific to our work group that is not visible to the general public.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 04, 2022

04 Aug

Sun Country Airlines Reciprocal Cabin Seat Agreement Added

AUG 04 - A Reciprocal Cabin Seat Agreement (RCSA) with Sun Country Airlines is now effective.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 04, 2022

04 Aug

Semi-Annual System Seniority List

AUG 04 - Flight Attendants have the ability to dispute any error or omission affecting their seniority.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 04, 2022

04 Aug

COVID-19 Vaccination Cards No Longer a Required Item

AUG 04 - Over the course of the past couple of weeks, a number of safety alerts were released by the company advising Flight Attendants that COVID-19 vaccination cards are no longer a required duty item. 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 04, 2022

03 Aug

Starbucks Is Firing a Huge Number of Pro-Union Workers

AUG 03 - “They are firing union leaders across the country, cutting hours, bullying workers,” Starbucks Workers United told VICE News.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 03, 2022

03 Aug

'Unsustainable and shambolic': Flight attendants speak on summer travel chaos

AUG 03 - "Flight attendants are being maxed out, working the longest days we've had, with the shortest rest periods overnight that we've had and that does get you sick, that does lead to exhaustion and fatigue and weakens your immune system."
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 03, 2022

03 Aug

Airlines were too ambitious chasing the travel rebound. Now they’re scaling back

AUG 03 - The leaders of the country’s biggest airlines learned a hard lesson this summer: it’s easier to make plans than to keep them.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 03, 2022

02 Aug

FPS Update

This past Friday we announced our new Flight Attendant Promoter Score (FPS). While our results will be posted on a weekly basis, in order to provide a preview of how the scores will be presented, we[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 02, 2022

02 Aug

Contact Your Union First!

AFA EAP is a voluntary and confidential service of your Union. We can help you to work out any difficulty and avoid “writing up” flying partners or other employees, where both parties may then potentially be subject to disciplinary action.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 02, 2022

02 Aug

Voluntary Separation Leave (VSL) Resource Page

The VSL Program A started March 1, 2021, ended on December 31, 2021 with a separation date of January 1, 2022. The VSL Program B started March 1, 2021, will end on August 31, 2022 with a separation date of September 1, 2022.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 02, 2022

02 Aug

Reserve Touchless Check-In

Last October the company announced the development of a touchless check-in procedure for Reserves assigned to Airport Standby. By logging into Mobile CCS, on top of the page under “My Trip,” you can access “Touchless Check-In.”
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 02, 2022

02 Aug

Maintaining Control of our Uniform

We have recently received reports of our current uniform items being made available and worn by those who are not active Flight Attendants. While we are addressing these instances as we are made a[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 02, 2022

02 Aug

September 2022 Special COLA

Crew Schedule Planning has determined there may be opportunities to offer one (1) month Special COLAs for the September schedule month which begins on 8/31/22.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 02, 2022

02 Aug

Welcome Class 2222!

We are excited to welcome our newest flying partners from class 2222 as part of our Flight Attendant community. Our newest flying partners will begin their careers at bases in BOS, EWR, IAD, and SFO.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 02, 2022

01 Aug

Airlines Set to Save Billions With Fuel Hedges Amid $100 Oil

AUG 01 - Airlines with oil hedges are set to save billions of dollars on their fuel bills this year, the first such gains since the industry was ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic. 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 01, 2022

31 Jul

The VICE Guide to Spotting Union Busting

JUL 31 - As workers at Amazon, Starbucks, and Apple stores fight to unionize and inspire others to join forces, management is fighting back, trying to tamp down the organizing actions, even at companies that tout their “progressive values.”
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 31, 2022

30 Jul

What $50 billion in taxpayer aid for airlines did not fix

JUL 30 - What the airlines chose to do instead has largely benefited the airlines. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 30, 2022

29 Jul

Focus on Us, Phase 2: Introducing the Flight Attendant Promoter Score (FPS)

JULY 29 - Being the problem solvers that we are, we thought we’d offer valuable insight on how management can improve this critical internal customer Flight Attendant experience. We are excited to announce our new Flight Attendant Promoter Score (FPS).
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 29, 2022

28 Jul

Travel Woes Could Continue Until 2023 According To An Airline CEO

JUL 28 - “We’re not going to get back to normal utilization and normal staffing levels until next summer,” Kirby said.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 28, 2022

27 Jul

JetBlue agrees to buy Spirit for $3.8B

JUL 27 - JetBlue Airways has agreed to buy Spirit Airlines for $3.8 billion and create the nation's fifth-largest airline if the deal can win approval from antitrust regulators.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 27, 2022

26 Jul

Call Wait Times

JUL 26 - A few weeks ago, with your support, we began tracking call wait times by requesting you provide us with your actual times on hold including pictures for documentation.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 26, 2022

26 Jul

Group Universal Life (GUL) Auto Enrollment

JUL 26 - Group Universal Life Insurance (GUL) is the voluntary life insurance product for all Flight Attendants negotiated by AFA and agreed to by the company for the benefit of Flight Attendants.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 26, 2022

25 Jul

Elizabeth Warren demands airline crackdown amid travel chaos

JUL 25 - Air travel is a mess right now and Sen. Elizabeth Warren is demanding that federal regulators do something about it.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 25, 2022

24 Jul

Warren, Padilla call on Buttigieg to crack down on airline industry

JUL 24 - Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) wrote a letter on Tuesday to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Trans[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 24, 2022

23 Jul

AFA Welcomes Class 2221!

JUL 23 - We are excited to welcome our newest flying partners from class 2221 as part of our Flight Attendant community.  Our newest flying partners will begin their careers at bases in BOS, EWR, IAD, ORD, and SFO.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 23, 2022

22 Jul

My Union-AFA-Speaks for Me!

JUL 22 - On July 15, John Slater distributed a communication entitled “Setting the Record Straight.”  Your response was nothing short of inspirational. We always want t[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 22, 2022

22 Jul

Max Duty Time Limitations

JUL 22 - Often a topic of confusion & discussion is determining our maximum actual duty day and the time at which the door must be closed to remain legal for the specific flight to which we are assigned.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 22, 2022

22 Jul

Summer MEC Meeting Recap

JUL 22 - The United Master Executive Council (MEC) met this week in Chicago for our Summer MEC meeting. The MEC engaged in informative discussion and lively debate on a number of issues that impact our Members.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 22, 2022

21 Jul

Airlines temper flying ambitions after chaotic — but profitable — travel rebound

JUL 21 - The three biggest U.S. carriers — Delta, United and American — are dialing back their flight growth ambitions, an effort to fly more reliably af[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 21, 2022

20 Jul

United CEO apologizes to Buttigieg after FAA criticism

JUL 20 - The head of United Airlines Holdings Inc. apologized to US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg after the carrier publicly faulted regulators for worsening flight delays.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 20, 2022

19 Jul

Don’t Forget to Wear Your AFA Pin

JUL 19 - Your AFA pin represents our combined strength and unity as we work toward achieving improvements for all of us and should always be worn with your uniform. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 19, 2022

19 Jul

AFA United MEC Regular Summer 2022 Meeting

JUL 19 - The meeting is open to Members in good standing. If you happen to be in Chicago on the dates the meeting is scheduled, we encourage your attendance and participation in our Democratic process.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 19, 2022

19 Jul

AFA Welcomes Class 2220!

JUL 19 - We are excited to welcome our newest flying partners from class 2220 as part of our Flight Attendant community.  Our newest flying partners will begin their careers at bases in BOS, DEN, EWR, IAD, and SFO.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 19, 2022

18 Jul

System Reserve Meeting Report - July 2022

August Reserve Move-up Projections, Release Codes for Lineholder Flight Attendants with RA Days, Releasing Ready Reserves after having been available for part of the day, Communicating [...]
  • Report
  • Jul 18, 2022

18 Jul

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz blames Dem-run cities for store closures

JUL 18 - Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said Democratic mayors and city councils have “abdicated their responsibility” in fighting crime and addressing mental illness, which has forced his company to shutter stores due to fears over employee safety.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 18, 2022

17 Jul

United Airlines just criticized its own employees. Their response was pure joy

JUL 17 - Many companies believe good, loyal employees are precious right now. Perhaps airlines aren't always among them.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 17, 2022

16 Jul

Southwest Airlines flight attendants plan to picket as labor strife heats up

JUL 16 - The Dallas-based airline’s flight attendants will hold informational protests at Dallas Love Field over stalled contract talks.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 16, 2022

15 Jul

Management's Reaction to Our Solidarity

JULY 15 - Last week, we engaged with management in trying to find solutions and it should be clear – management could not find a way to meet any of the priorities identified in our response to them.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 15, 2022

14 Jul

Airlines’ Challenge Is Cutting Costs, Not Filling Seats

JUL 14 - U.S. carriers see no slowdown in demand, despite unease about the economy. But problems with staffing and operations are eating into profits.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 14, 2022

14 Jul

August 2022 Special COLA Award

JUL 14 - Special COLAs for the August bid month were awarded this week.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 14, 2022

13 Jul

Why Is There A Pilot Shortage?

JUL 13 - U.S. air carriers are scrambling to fill cockpits this summer, but they’re facing hurdles from retiring baby boomers to pandemic fallout.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 13, 2022

12 Jul

MEC Central Schedule Committee DSL Report - August 2022

MEC Central Schedule Committee DSL Report - August 2022
  • Report
  • Jul 12, 2022

12 Jul

Important Reminder: Known Crewmember (KCM) - It’s a Privilege, Not a Right!

JUL 12 - The continued success of the program is dependent upon crewmembers demonstrating that they can be trusted to comply with all related requirements.  
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 12, 2022

12 Jul

"988" – National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Network

JUL 12 - The United States phone number “988” has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 12, 2022

12 Jul

Aircraft Substitutions Requiring Fewer Flight Attendants

JUL 12 - Flight Attendants are reminded to be familiar with what occurs in the event of an aircraft substitution through the Equipment Change language in our current Contract Section 7.Q.7. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 12, 2022

11 Jul

AFA Welcomes Classes 2218 and 2219

JUL 11 - We are excited to welcome our newest flying partners from classes 2218 and 2219 as part of our Flight Attendant community.  Our newest flying partners will begin their careers at bases in DEN, EWR, IAD, LAX, ORD, and SFO.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 11, 2022

11 Jul

Airline Pilots Seek Big Raises, and Broader Changes

JUL 11 - Pilots feel frustrated and overworked, issues that they say the air travel rebound has magnified by disrupting operations.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 11, 2022

10 Jul

An American Airlines pilot just said the quiet part out loud (it's not pretty)

JUL 10 - "The problem is that they've sold tickets that they don't have the ability to fly,"
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 10, 2022

09 Jul

DOT Warns Airlines To Stop Charging Extra For Seating Kids With Family

JUL 09 - The Transportation Department said it has received few complaints about the issue but said "even one incident is one too many."
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 09, 2022

08 Jul

United MEC President Letter - July 8, 2022

JUL 08 - "Simply put, we could not agree to provide the company with concessions to our Contract. We are in Contract Negotiations and while the company may not like all of the pr[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 08, 2022

08 Jul

FAA: Don't blame airline delays and cancellations on ATC staffing

JUL 08 - The FAA is pushing back against United Airlines' assertion that air traffic control staffing is a major factor in the ongoing struggle that carriers are having with cancellations and delays. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 08, 2022

08 Jul

Network Aircraft Schedule Changes impact August

JUL 08 - The opening of the August primary bid period will be delayed. Bid packets will be uploaded to CCS on July 13, 2022.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 08, 2022

07 Jul

Salary Increases: A Look Into Recent Changes By Airlines In The United States

JUL 07 - But the pay increases for flight attendants are nowhere near as significant as the pilot increases. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 07, 2022

06 Jul

What a Korean restaurant worker union win says about future of labor movements

JUL 06 - “We hope the unity between migrant communities, between Asians and Latinos, can bring us to a better future for the workers who are sustaining this industry,” the union president said.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 06, 2022

05 Jul

Scandinavian Airlines files for bankruptcy amid pilots' strike

JUL 05 - The company said many international airlines have used U.S. courts for bankruptcy proceedings because the Chapter 11 law offers advantages to businesses undergoing restructuring with divisions in different parts of the world.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 05, 2022

04 Jul

Happy 4th of July!

Jul 4 - America was built on the idea of freedom. When the 13 colonies came together two hundred and forty-four years ago to declare their independence from the British Monarchy, our ancestors knew they would face a difficult and dangerous road filled with many challenges.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 04, 2022

03 Jul

He flew American Airlines, she flew United. For both, the unthinkable happened

JUL 03 - It also seems extreme that airlines are blaming operational issues, staff shortages, weather, and air traffic control for what appears to be an insufficient number of actual employees hired in advance of what was clearly going to be an enormous surge in demand.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 03, 2022

02 Jul

How Do Aircraft Landing Gear Work?

JUL 02 - Covering the various processes involved.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 02, 2022

01 Jul

Management's New Focus

JUL 01 - Flight Attendants really do want to meet uniform standards while looking and feeling our best. That’s not the issue here.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 01, 2022

01 Jul

Reminder on Handling of Arrival Liquor at International Destinations

JUL 01 - To heighten awareness that by not sealing carts and carriers with alcohol on flights arriving in certain International countries, penalties for the airline ranging from fines to potential seizure of the aircraft can be the unintended consequence. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 01, 2022

01 Jul

Confirming your Beneficiary Designations – Life Insurance & 401(k) Accounts

JUL 01 - It’s important that we protect our families and our hard-earned benefits by ensuring our beneficiary designations accurately reflect our intentions
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 01, 2022

01 Jul

Continued Misunderstandings on “Checking In”

JUL 01 - We continue to address your calls and reports from around the system which indicate there continues to be confusion on the part of management as to the purpose of “checking-in” at the departure gate. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 01, 2022

01 Jul

New Leader Training

JUL 01 - Last week, the Officers of the United Master Executive Council (MEC) conducted Local Executive Council (LEC) 101 training for our most newly elected Union leaders.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 01, 2022

01 Jul

AFA Welcomes Class 2217!

JUL 01 - We are excited to welcome our newest flying partners from class 2217 as part of our Flight Attendant community.  Our newest flying partners will begin their careers at bases in DEN, EWR, IAD, IAH, LAX and ORD.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 01, 2022

01 Jul

Fourth of July travel surge puts airlines — and passengers — to the test

JUL 01 - The rate of flight cancellations and delays is higher this year than before the pandemic thanks to bad weather and staffing shortages.  Some airlines have trimmed their schedules to give themselves more wiggle room.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 01, 2022

01 Jul

When will flying get better? FAA, airline CEOs meet again to try and find a fix

JUL 01 - Leaders from the airline industry and the Federal Aviation Administration met on Thursday as both sides continue to point fingers at each other for recent operational issues.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 01, 2022

30 Jun

American Airlines offers 17% pay raises to pilots in new contract pitch

JUN 30 - Captains of narrowbody planes can make as much as $340,000 a year, $45,000 more than they earn now, under the proposed deal.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 30, 2022

30 Jun

More than 1,200 Delta pilots picket at 7 major airports to call for higher pay

JUN 30 - More than 1,200 Delta pilots and staff engaged in seven airport-wide demonstrations on Thursday calling for higher pay, among other things, all while flight cancellations continue around the U.S. on the eve of the holiday weekend.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 30, 2022

29 Jun

Sen. Bernie Sanders calls on DOT to start fining airlines for disrupted flights

JUN 29 - Frustrated with the state of air travel recently? You're not alone. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders called on Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and the U.S. [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 29, 2022

28 Jun

Pride - Looking Back

JUN 28 - We are a part of a community, driven to connect people around the globe by sharing our own unique stories and bringing people closer together through inclusion and representation.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 28, 2022

28 Jun

Submitting Multiple Help Hub Cases & Timing These Requests

JUN 28 - While we know it is frustrating to navigate some of these more complex processes, knowing the right time and format by which to generate an inquiry will only help us get those issues resolved with the least amount of waiting as is possible.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 28, 2022

28 Jun

Calculating the Quarterly Incentive Bonus Hours

JUN 28 - Keep in mind, the maximum number of hours to which the incentive applies is 330 hours and no incentive pay will apply for block hours flown in excess of 110 hours in a bid month.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 28, 2022

28 Jun

IOR Reminder!

JUN 28 - The reports we file documenting our experiences and how they were responded to provide information necessary to make positive changes to our industry and to advance safety initiatives. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 28, 2022

28 Jun

Restoration of Days Off and ‘Work With’ Window

JUN 28 - If you are entitled to have you day(s) off restored, this is accomplished by working with Crew Scheduling.  There are important highlights to remember.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 28, 2022

28 Jun

How Starbucks Is Responding to The Overturning of Roe V. Wade

JUN 28 - Starbucks has joined an expanding group of companies who are pledging to financially assist employees in receiving abortion services if they live in a state where the procedure is banned or severely restricted, except for Unions.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 28, 2022

28 Jun

2022 AFA and Union Plus Scholarship Winners

JUN 28 - Congratulations to the 2022 AFA and Union Plus Scholarship Winners.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 28, 2022

27 Jun

Baristas at Starbucks reassigned for ‘Heritage Markets’ ahead of union vote

JUN 27 - Baristas at Seattle’s marquee Starbucks reassigned to make way for ‘Heritage Markets’ ahead of union vote.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 27, 2022

26 Jun

Airlines got $50 billion in pandemic relief — but are still screwing Americans

JUN 26 - airlines received more than $50 billion in pandemic relief money. Our money. Congress has tried to demand answers about how that money was spent, but just like all of their other boondoggles, they could not come up with any clear answers.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 26, 2022

24 Jun

Flight Attendants Condemn Dobbs Decision, Attack on Our Rights!

JUN 24 - Today, the Supreme Court struck down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision. Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) President Sara Nelson released the following statement.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 24, 2022

24 Jun

Summer Flying - Carry Your Contract & Reserve Survival Guides

JUN 24 - Summer months, while filled with opportunities for outdoor activities, are also filled with summer thunderstorms that can result in delays, re-routes and other travel ir[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 24, 2022

24 Jun

Awareness is Key to a Safe Operation

JUN 24 - The goal of every safe operation is for every employee to return home in the same condition as when they arrived at work.    Injuries can come from many sources and awareness is a key component in injury prevention.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 24, 2022

24 Jun

Reserve Preferencing: “Why didn’t I get my preference?”

JUN 24 - The Reserve Preferencing system will assign all open positions that can possibly be assigned to the Reserves who are legal and available, even if it means some preferences cannot be honored in order to do so.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 24, 2022

24 Jun

Restoration of Days Off

JUN 24 - When irregularities occur and we find ourselves reassigned as a result of irregular operations, there may be circumstances where we may be eligible for the restoration o[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 24, 2022

24 Jun

July 4th Independence Day – A Contractual Holiday for all U.S. bases and Guam

JUN 24 - We remind everyone of the upcoming Contractual holiday as set forth in Section 2.Q. of our Contract for all U.S. bases and Guam. Flight Attendants receive additional pay for flight assignments flown on designated holidays.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 24, 2022

24 Jun

Unique Characteristics for Layover Hotels at PMI and TFS

JUN 24 - Our layover hotels in Palma de Mallorca (PMI) and Tenerife (TFS) (which will not be mentioned by name as a matter of our safety and security) are both unique properties [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 24, 2022

24 Jun

Welcome Class 2216!

JUN 24 - We are excited to welcome our newest flying partners from class 2216 as part of our Flight Attendant community.  Our newest flying partners will begin their careers at bases in DEN, EWR, IAD, IAH, LAX and ORD.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 24, 2022

24 Jun

Why are airlines fighting hard to own Spirit?

JUN 24 - Why are the airlines fighting so hard to own Spirit, the most beat-up brand in air travel?
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 24, 2022

23 Jun

System Reserve Meeting Report - May 2022

Continuing Phone Issues/Lengthy Hold Times for the Crew Desk/Chat Options, Move-up Projections for June:  Determining “Adequate” Reserve Coverage, Planning Process to R[...]
  • Report
  • Jun 23, 2022

23 Jun

United will cut flights from Newark as delays and congestion get worse

JUN 23 - United Airlines plans to cut as many as 50 daily flights from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), the airline said on Thursday, part of an effort to address congestion that has led to deteriorating reliability at its New York-area hub.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 23, 2022

23 Jun

Why JetBlue is so desperate to buy Spirit

JUN 23 -  JetBlue wants to buy Spirit Airlines—badly. Since April, the company has been locked in a battle w[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 23, 2022

22 Jun

Starbucks fired 7 union organizers-The government wants court to reinstate them

JUN 22 - The National Labor Relations Board is asking a court to reinstate seven Starbucks workers who were allegedly fired illegally because they were involved in union organizing.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 22, 2022

22 Jun

Heathrow faces summer of disruption as BA staff vote to strike

JUN 22 - BA accused of using ‘fire and rehire’ tactics during lockdown to slash 10% off Unite and GMB workers’ pay.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 22, 2022

21 Jun

System Transfers

JUN 21 - System transfers effective July 31, 2022, were awarded this week.  As a reminder, under the provisions of Section 17 of our Contract, that once award[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 21, 2022

21 Jun

Central Schedule Committee Training

JUN 21 - Last week, our flying partners from EWR, ORD, DEN, LHR, SFO, LAX, IAD, IAH, GUM successfully completed three days of training conducted by our MEC Central Schedule Committee
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 21, 2022

21 Jun

A321 NX Training Bidding

JUN 21 - The revised bidding timeline for CQ as a result of the A321 NX Training.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 21, 2022

21 Jun

July 2022 Reserve Timeline

JUN 21 - If you are on Reserve status for the July bid month, there are a number of scheduling request deadlines and processes that occur during the period between the release of bid awards and through the first week of the new month.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 21, 2022

21 Jun

Welcome Class 2215!

JUN 21 - We are excited to welcome our newest flying partners from class 2215 as part of our Flight Attendant community. Our newest flying partners will begin their careers at bases in DEN, EWR, IAD, IAH, LAX, and ORD.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 21, 2022

21 Jun

Reports on United’s Safety Management System

JUN 21 - we encourage Flight Attendants to save or print (using the pdf function) their filed reports for future reference.  Use a personal data storage location such a thumb drive or personal computer to access these reports at a future date.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 21, 2022

20 Jun

‘The system is rusty’: Executives defend industry as airlines cancel flights

JUN 20 - Air travel is roaring back, but not without some significant hiccups.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 20, 2022

20 Jun

McDonald's said it was trying to delight customers. Then the truth slipped out

JUN 20 - When does making things better for your customers have an ulterior meaning?
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 20, 2022

19 Jun

Juneteenth

JUN 19 - As Juneteenth has made its way into the mainstream, some activists and leaders point to the systemic inequities that Black Americans continue to face, such as the r[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 19, 2022

19 Jun

Happy Father's Day!

JUN 19 - On this day, we honor fatherhood and recognize not only this important paternal bond but the influence of fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other significant men in our lives who have had a significant influence on each of us and our society.  
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 19, 2022

17 Jun

Focus on Us!

Our country is in the midst of an exciting surge in the Labor Movement. Workers from Starbucks, Amazon, REI, Apple, and Delta (just to name a few) are coming together and organizing to demand better working conditions and compensation.
  • MEC President Letter
  • Jun 17, 2022

17 Jun

United MEC President Letter - Focus on Us!

JUN 17 - Collectively we have drawn a line with management saying the status quo is over. We have done our part, we have stepped up, been patient, and taken steps to “make it work.” It is now time for management to take ownership and FIX THEIR PROBLEMS.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 17, 2022

17 Jun

1,000 US flights canceled Friday after one of worst summer air travel days yet

JUN 17 - More than 1,000 U.S. flights are canceled as of 11 a.m. Friday and another 1,800 flights are delayed. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 17, 2022

16 Jun

Delta pilots write open letter to customers as airline industry struggles

JUN 16 - Delta pilots write open letter to customers as airline industry struggles to keep up with traveler demand.  Delta recently announced it was canceling approximately 100 daily departures.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 16, 2022

16 Jun

Global airline staff shortages threaten to ruin millions of summer vacations

JUN 16 - Airline and airport executives spent the past two years trying to convince everyone it's safe to fly during a pandemic, touting reduced touch points and hospital-grade filters. Little did they know how overwhelmed they'd be once travel came roaring back.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 16, 2022

15 Jun

Buttigieg to Airlines: Be Prepared for a Busy Summer Travel Season

JUN 15 - Airline executives have said they’re expecting record travel in coming months, several carriers have already pared back flying plans because of staffing shortages.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 15, 2022

14 Jun

Take Action - Focus on Us!

JUN 14 - Our power to affect this change comes from our collective solidarity and all we need to do is harness and leverage it. At least one of these issues impacts each of us, a[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 14, 2022

14 Jun

Call Wait Times Affect Schedule Flexibility

JUN 14 - Regardless of the cause, be it departmental issues, staffing shortages or Contract violations resulting from IT deficiencies, Flight Attendants are all directly impacted.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 14, 2022

14 Jun

AFA Structure – Local Executive Council (LEC)

JUN 14 - Your Local Executive Council should be the first stop when questions or issues arise. These are trained volunteers who have your back and want to hear from you. They represent us in all aspects of our career, especially in matters with base management.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 14, 2022

13 Jun

It’s a pain to fly these days. The FAA and airlines are trying to fix that

JUN 13 - As air travel rebounds to near pre-Covid pandemic levels even as airlines remain understaffed, the agency and carriers are trying to control the rising rate of dela[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 13, 2022

12 Jun

Airlines' Inability to Plan and Tight Labor Market Are Reasoning for Short Staff

JUN 12 - There are multiple reasons fueling the disruptions from bad weather to the economic impact of the war in Ukraine, but labor shortages have been cited as a comm[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 12, 2022

12 Jun

American Airlines regional carriers hike pilot pay more than 50%!

JUN 12 - Two American Airlines-owned regional carriers will hike pilot pay by 50% through the end of August 2024, the latest sign airlines are willing to pay up in hopes of ending a pilot shortage that has left some travelers with fewer flight options.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 12, 2022

11 Jun

Hmmm: Turkish Airlines Rebranding As Türkiye Hava Yollari

JUN 11 - For those who haven’t heard, the country of Turkey is officially changing its name to Türkiye. This is a process that started in late 2021, but the change has now even been recognized by the United Nations. What’s the logic for this name change?
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 11, 2022

10 Jun

MEC Central Schedule Committee SWLOF Report

MEC Central Schedule Committee SWLOF Report
  • Report
  • Jun 10, 2022

10 Jun

Focus on Us!

JUN 10 - Our Focus on Us! Campaign is about management recognizing the contributions United Flight Attendants have made and continue to make to the success of our airli[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 10, 2022

10 Jun

CDC lifts Covid-19 International Travel Testing Requirement

JUN 10 - Today, press sources report that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that travelers coming into the United States will no longer be required to pre-departure COVID-19 test. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 10, 2022

10 Jun

July 2022 Special COLA Award

JUN 10 - A total of 400 Special COLAs have been awarded for the July 2022 Flight Attendant schedule month.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 10, 2022

10 Jun

Drafting and Reassignments – “Trip Refusal” Not a Scheduling Option

JUN 10 - While Section 7 of our Contract proscribes the proper procedures by which reassignments are to be made (Section 7.Q.) as well as the Order of Assignment to be followed ([...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 10, 2022

10 Jun

June is National Safety Month

JUN 10 - As Safety Professionals, we live and breathe safety every day.  Our safety training, both annual and ongoing training, highlights how paying attention to details, f[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 10, 2022

10 Jun

A321 NX Training Bidding Timeline Extended

JUN 10 - The result of management's decision is that many of us who were expecting to next attend CQ at some points 18 months into the future will now be required to attend CQ on a date much closer in as the exclusive way to become qualified on this new aircraft.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 10, 2022

10 Jun

Show Your Pride!

JUN 10 - As Flight Attendants who all come from different cultural with varied educational backgrounds, we know that diversity and inclusion make our community great. Recognizing this diversity makes us stronger.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 10, 2022

10 Jun

Welcome Class 2214!

JUN 10 - We are excited to welcome our newest flying partners from class 2214 as part of our Flight Attendant community. Our newest flying partners will begin their careers at bases in DEN, EWR, IAD, IAH, LAX, and ORD.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 10, 2022

10 Jun

Preparing for Father's Day - June 19th!

JUN 10 - On this day, we honor fatherhood and recognize not only this important paternal bond but the influence of fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other significant men in our lives who have had a significant influence on each of us and our society.  
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 10, 2022

10 Jun

Backlash Hits Airline Boss for Telling Staff to Work Through Their Exhaustion.

JUN 10 - ‘Like handing car keys to a drunk driver’: Backlash hits airline boss for telling staff to work through their exhaustion.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 10, 2022

09 Jun

Union Workers Receive Far Better Pay and Rights, Congress Finds

JUN 09 - Study shows unionized workers earn 10.2% more than non-union peers, amid wave of organizing at some of largest US employers.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 09, 2022

07 Jun

The Lie That Helped Kill the Labor Movement

JUNE 7 - In 1969, a rogue attorney for the National Labor Relations Board undermined a critical piece of labor law. Fifty years later, the Biden administration is trying to reverse the damage caused by that decision.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 07, 2022

07 Jun

Trader Joe’s Workers Say The Company Is Cracking Down On Their Union Effort

JUNE 7 - Employees have accused the company of violating labor law, saying managers have instructed them to remove union pins or go home.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 07, 2022

07 Jun

Focus on Us! Take Action and Sign the Letter to Management

JUNE 7 - Since launching our Focus on Us! campaign Friday evening, there has been an overwhelming response from Flight Attendants. So much so that on Saturday, our webs[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 07, 2022

07 Jun

Safety First – Cabin Jumpseat Responsibility

JUNE 7 - Tasked with what seems to be a never-ending list of responsibilities from the moment we check-in, we’re faced with the challenge of selecting between competing prioritie[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 07, 2022

07 Jun

Professional to Professional – Union First

JUNE 7 - We are the face of United Airlines and we are Aviation’s First Responders, charged with the safety and security of the aircraft for our passengers and Crew. Our job can be st[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 07, 2022

07 Jun

July One Month Special COLA

JUNE 7 - Inflight Scheduling has determined that there may be limited opportunities to award one-month Special COLAs (Company Offered Leave of Absence) effective for the July 2022 bid month. The number of Special COLAs to be awarded has not yet been determined.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 07, 2022

06 Jun

Starbucks workers claim their store is closing due to union activism

JUNE 6 - New York (CNN)Starbucks workers at an Ithaca, New York, store claim their location is being shut down in retaliation for their union activism. The worker committee said it is[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 06, 2022

05 Jun

04 Jun

Focus on Us! Letter Campaign Important Update

Due to an overwhelming response, earlier today our website was impacted by the volume of your responses.  We have made the necessary changes to accommodate the increased volume of responses we ar[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 04, 2022

03 Jun

MEC OFFICER LETTER - Supporting Our Members!

JUN 03 - (MEC OFFICER LETTER)  As our efforts to support you in the operation continue, and to better support tracking of long call/chat wait times, we’ve developed a Call Wait[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 03, 2022

03 Jun

Reducing Call Wait Times with a Focus on Us

JUN 03 - The events of the past several weeks have presented all of us with unimaginable challenges and frustration.  We continue to hear from you about your inability [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 03, 2022

03 Jun

Self Help – It’s about taking care of yourself

JUN 03 - Our Contract provides protection to ensure when things go wrong that, we have solutions at our disposal to place our needs, safety, and rest first.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 03, 2022

03 Jun

AFA-CWA Celebrates LGBTQIA PRIDE Month

JUN 03 - June is the month in which we further celebrate our diversity with PRIDE for all our LGBTQIA Union brothers, sisters and family Members, community, and friends. PRIDE is an outward statement of love and a symbol of our collective resilience.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 03, 2022

03 Jun

ALS Month: Support Wings Over Wall Street

JUN 03 - AFA Members, Toni Diamond and Warren Schiffer became founders of the extraordinary benefit "Wings Over Wall Street" after Toni was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.   
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 03, 2022

03 Jun

Caribbean-American Heritage Month

JUN 03 - Understanding and appreciating some of the exciting and exotic features the Caribbean has to offer is only a morsel of tradition delivered from these lands.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 03, 2022

03 Jun

Welcome Class 2213!

JUN 03 - We are excited to welcome our newest flying partners from class 2213 as part of our Flight Attendant community. Our newest flying partners will begin their careers at bases in DEN, EWR, IAD, IAH, and LAX.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 03, 2022

03 Jun

System Board Decision on Commuter Parking

JUN 03 - Two Local Council (Notice of Dispute) NODs, DCA-01060-2020 and EWR-0172-2020, were filed when a dispute arose due to a change to the policy regarding parking at the Cleveland (CLE) airport. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 03, 2022

03 Jun

Airline Pioneer Frank Lorenzo Says JetBlue-Spirit Deal Would Raise Costs

June 3 - One of the airline industry's best-known entrepreneurs says he doubts that antitrust regulators will approve the proposed JetBlue-Spirit merger.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 03, 2022

02 Jun

First Manga Worker Union Forms Amid Alleged Union Busting

June 2 - Last week, workers at Seven Seas Entertainment, a Los Angeles-based publishing company that sells licensed manga, webcomics, and light novels from Japan, formed the United [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 02, 2022

02 Jun

Bill would end tax benefits for union busting

JUN 02 -  A bill in Congress would end an unintentional tax benefit for corporations that try to stop their employees from unionizing.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 02, 2022

31 May

International Flight Attendant Day

May 31st celebrates International Flight Attendant Day. Flight Attendants make up one of the most diverse work forces spanning the globe. In aviation, as Flight Attendants, we are bonded in our commitment to safety and our passion for bringing together people from all walks of life.
  • AFA Article
  • May 31, 2022

30 May

15 Months Jail For Punching A Southwest Flight Attendant

MAY 30 - A Southwest Airlines passenger is out of the air for 15 months after landing a custodial prison sentence for punching a flight attendant in the mouth and breaking her teet[...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 30, 2022

30 May

1,000 more flights canceled Sunday, disrupting the holiday weekend

MAY 30 - It's another chaotic holiday weekend for Americans traveling by air. Almost 4,800 US flights have been canceled since Friday, with 1,100 more on Sunday morning, according to flight tracking website FlightAware.
  • AFA Article
  • May 30, 2022

29 May

Southwest Airlines has cancelled 20,000 flights. Now for the really bad news

May 29 -  Travelers really need to steel themselves this summer. They just don't know where the next problem is coming from.
  • AFA Article
  • May 29, 2022

27 May

Scheduling Triaging Calls to Expedite Processing of our Requests

We have remained consistent in our messaging to Crew Scheduling.  Flight Attendants are waiting – way too long in their attempts to get through to management to accomplish the functions of th[...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 27, 2022

27 May

United & ALPA Agreement in Principle on New Contract

On May 13, 2022, we congratulated our brothers, sisters and family at ALPA who reached an Agreement in Principle on a new contract with United Airlines. 
  • AFA Article
  • May 27, 2022

27 May

27 May

Layover Safety Reminders

As world travelers we frequently exposed to new areas and are potentially at a higher risk of being targeted as tourists or Crew. Personal safety at layover locations should be at the forefront of safety in our work environment.  
  • AFA Article
  • May 27, 2022

27 May

White Flag and Purple Flag

This past week we have experienced irregular operations and staffing shortages across the system. As part of our Contract, management may use White Flag and Purple flag to financially incentivize Flight Attendants to pick up trips and help maintain or prevent disruption to the operation.
  • AFA Article
  • May 27, 2022

27 May

AAPI – Celebrating Guam and Hawaiian Islands

To all Asian American and Pacific Islanders, we wish you a wonderful and memorable Heritage month.
  • AFA Article
  • May 27, 2022

27 May

Using Accolade to get the Most from our Contractual Benefits

As part of our Benefit programs, we have access to a Health Assistant and nursing professionals to assist us with healthcare and benefit questions. These services are available to us at no additional cost.
  • AFA Article
  • May 27, 2022

27 May

United Onsite Clinics – Modified Operations for Memorial Day

On May 30, Memorial Day, United’s onsite clinics will have modified operations in observance of the holiday.
  • AFA Article
  • May 27, 2022

27 May

Delta to ‘strategically decrease’ flights this summer

Delta Air Lines on Thursday announced it will cut about 100 flights a day from its schedule this summer to "minimize disruptions and bounce back faster when challenges occur."

The airli[...]

  • AFA Article
  • May 27, 2022

27 May

Administration opposes airlines in lawsuit over crew breaks

The Biden administration has sided against the airline industry and urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to uphold a California law that would provide more rest and meal breaks than airline crews are guaranteed under federal rules.
  • AFA Article
  • May 27, 2022

27 May

Alaska Air pilots authorize strike amid contract negotiations

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Pilots at Alaska Air Group Inc have voted to authorize a strike if agreement on a new employment contract cannot be reached, their union said on Wednesday.
  • AFA Article
  • May 27, 2022

24 May

Marginal Service Reporting

MAY 24 - Our recent Debrief article addressing your concerns about how to best report Marginal Service conditions onboard certain flights, while intended to a[...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 24, 2022

24 May

Reminder - Avoid Passenger Staging or Holding on Jet Bridge

MAY 24 - Based on individual agent interpretations, these “+1 programs” would have us boarding the aircraft minutes before established customer boarding times.  We are heari[...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 24, 2022

24 May

United Needs Employee Support on Capitol Hill for IAD to CPT Route!

MAY 24 - The Company is asking for our support through grassroots advocacy for their application to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for service from IAD to CPT (Cape Town, South Africa).
  • AFA Article
  • May 24, 2022

24 May

ALS Month: Support Wings Over Wallstreet 2022!

MAY 24 - AFA Members, Toni Diamond, and Warren Schiffer became founders of the extraordinary benefit, "Wings Over Wall Street" when Toni was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sc[...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 24, 2022

24 May

Welcome Class 2212!

MAY 24 - We are excited to welcome our newest flying partners from class 2212 as part of our Flight Attendant community. Our newest flying partners will begin their careers in DEN, EWR, IAD, IAH, LAX, and ORD.
  • AFA Article
  • May 24, 2022

24 May

Union Plus Memorial Day Discounts

MAY 24 - Check out Union Plus discounts on everything from flowers to laptops to wireless phones, movies, gift cards, car rentals and even a chance to win a Jeep!
  • AFA Article
  • May 24, 2022

23 May

Flight Attendants Fighting Back

MAY 23 - Sara Nelson, the head of the flight attendants’ union, leads her members through turbulent times and mounts a major organizing drive at Delta.
  • AFA Article
  • May 23, 2022

22 May

Conditions Onboard Air France Flights Are ‘Cataclysmic’ and ‘Deplorable’...

MAY 22 - Conditions Onboard Air France Flights Are ‘Cataclysmic’ and ‘Deplorable’ Claims Flight Attendant Union
  • AFA Article
  • May 22, 2022

22 May

Amazon Threatened Workers Over Union Vote, Labor Officials Find

MAY 22 - U.S. labor board prosecutors plan to accuse Amazon.com Inc. of threatening staff that if they unionized it could propose paying them minimum wage and of punishing an employee for seeking a paid Juneteenth holiday.
  • AFA Article
  • May 22, 2022

22 May

Starbucks’ Union-Busting Was So Bad It Should Be Forced to Bargain...

May 22 - A regional director with the labor board says Starbucks broke so many laws that it irreparably tainted the union election process in western New York.
  • AFA Article
  • May 22, 2022

21 May

Amazon Says It Complies to International Labor Standards- It Absolutely Does Not

May 21 - Amazon has released a laughable statement denying what’s been obvious since the company’s founding: that it, like many other US companies, actively and systematically violates international labor standards prohibiting anti-union interference in workers’ business.
  • AFA Article
  • May 21, 2022

21 May

Southwest's labor challenges grow as 6,100 customer service workers reject deal

MAY 21 - Union members for Southwest Airlines turned down a deal with raises, signing bonuses and overtime limits.

  • AFA Article
  • May 21, 2022

20 May

United Needs Employee Support on Capitol Hill for IAD to CPT Route!

MAY 20 - The Company is asking for our support through grassroots advocacy for their application to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for service from IAD to CPT (Cape Town, South Africa).
  • AFA Article
  • May 20, 2022

20 May

Reserves Picking Up White Flag Pairings

MAY 20 - With the recent company declaration of White Flag, many Reserves are asking if they are eligible to pick up White Flag pairings when released to days off.
  • AFA Article
  • May 20, 2022

20 May

VSL-B Timeline

MAY 20 - In our ongoing efforts to provide our Members with information in preparing for their transition into retirement we offer the following suggestions.
  • AFA Article
  • May 20, 2022

20 May

MEC Annual Reserve Committee Training

MAY 20 - This week, the United Master Executive Council (MEC) Reserve Committee conducted their annual Reserve Training in Chicago. 
  • AFA Article
  • May 20, 2022

20 May

Welcome Class 2211!

MAY 20 - We are excited to welcome our newest flying partners from class 2211 as part of our Flight Attendant community. Our newest flying partners will begin their careers in DEN, EWR, IAD, IAH, and LAX.
  • AFA Article
  • May 20, 2022

20 May

July Transfer Awards

MAY 20 - System transfers effective July 1, 2022, were awarded this week.
  • AFA Article
  • May 20, 2022

20 May

ALPA Opposes Attempts to Increase Retirement Age for Professional Airline Pilots

MAY 20 - Operational Ramifications Will Increase Costs and Introduce Unnecessary Risk.
  • AFA Article
  • May 20, 2022

19 May

Spirit Airlines Board of Directors Urges Stockholders to Reject JetBlue Offer

MAY 19 - JetBlue Misleads Spirit and JetBlue Stockholders with Inaccurate Statements and Mischaracterizations Board Unanimously Recommends Stockholders Not Tender Their Shares Continues to Recommend that Stockholders Vote FOR the Merger with Frontier.
  • AFA Article
  • May 19, 2022

19 May

Spirit Airlines Pilots: Is The Airline Eyeing Flat Pay For Five Years?

MAY 19 - Spirit Airlines Pilots Want To Know: Is The Airline Eyeing Flat Pay For Five Years?
  • AFA Article
  • May 19, 2022

18 May

Scott Kirby on how gas prices and staffing could impact summer travelers

MAY 18 - With rising gas prices, staffing shortages and unpredictable weather, travelers this busy summer season could see higher airfare prices and extra airport wait times, according to United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby.
  • AFA Article
  • May 18, 2022

18 May

United Airlines turns a corner

MAY 18 - Our interview on the observation deck was cut short by wind and rain, but after the clouds parted, a rainbow appeared above the Empire State building just as a United plane flew above it.  That's just how it's going for airlines at the moment.
  • AFA Article
  • May 18, 2022

17 May

“Checking-in” Reference Continues to Cause Confusion

MAY 17 - Over the course of the past few weeks, based on conversations with Members, we’ve come to recognize that various references to the term “checking-in” have created confusion as it pertains to our responsibilities. 
  • AFA Article
  • May 17, 2022

17 May

Self Help 101 – Again

MAY 17 - We are hearing more reports from Flight Attendants that an insufficient number of rooms have been contracted for by United’s Crew Accommodations Department in several cities. 
  • AFA Article
  • May 17, 2022

17 May

United Announces Alphanumeric Pairing Expansion

MAY 17 - United scheduling introduced the expansion of numerical pairings to become alphanumeric or containing both letters and numbers.
  • AFA Article
  • May 17, 2022

17 May

VSL-B Part 1 - Participants and Benefits

MAY 17 - The VSL programs provide enhancements over and above your Contractual benefits and it is important that we have a clear understanding that United management did not negotiate the terms of the VSL Programs with AFA.
  • AFA Article
  • May 17, 2022