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16 May

United launches new campaign to shake final vestiges of troublesome 2010s

MAY 16 - United launches new brand campaign as it seeks to shake final vestiges of troublesome 2010s.
  • AFA Article
  • May 16, 2022

16 May

JetBlue launches hostile takeover bid for Spirit Airlines

MAY 16 - JetBlue Airways launched a hostile takeover bid of Spirit Airlines on Monday.
  • AFA Article
  • May 16, 2022

16 May

United touts diversity and sustainability in its first brand campaign since 2013

MAY 16 - “Good Leads The Way” plays up innovation, as well as the airline’s record on diversity, customer service, and safety.
  • AFA Article
  • May 16, 2022

15 May

Airlines press U.S. to lift pre-departure testing requirements

May 15 - U.S. airlines are pressing the Biden administration to lift a 16-month-old rule requiring nearly all international air passengers with some exceptions to test negative for COVID-19 before entering the country.
  • AFA Article
  • May 15, 2022

14 May

Which Airlines Formed The Star Alliance?

May 14 - The Star Alliance, the world's largest airline consortium, celebrated its 25th anniversary on May 14th, 2022.
  • AFA Article
  • May 14, 2022

14 May

Severe pilot shortage in the U.S. leaves airlines scrambling for solutions

May 14 - The pandemic exacerbated a pilot shortage by slowing down training, hiring and a creating a wave of early retirements.
  • AFA Article
  • May 14, 2022

13 May

United & ALPA Reach an Agreement in Principle on New Contract

MAY 13 - We congratulate our brothers and sisters at ALPA who have reached an Agreement in Principle on a new contract with United Airlines.
  • AFA Article
  • May 13, 2022

13 May

AAPI Community and Individual Success

MAY 13 - As we recognize and celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, we’d like to highlight some historical accomplishment by a few patriotic, heroic and pioneering individuals.
  • AFA Article
  • May 13, 2022

13 May

Marginal Service Reporting Provides Data

MAY 13 - As you will recall, management reduced staffing during the pandemic to match the reduced service we were providing. 
  • AFA Article
  • May 13, 2022

13 May

Mandatory Meetings for New Hire (Probationary) Flight Attendants

MAY 13 - As our newest flying partners progress into their careers as Flight Attendants, we are learning of a number of issues that might impede the natural progression and succe[...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 13, 2022

13 May

Spring 2022 Regular MEC and AFA BOD Meetings

MAY 13 - The MEC concluded the Spring 2022 Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council, yesterday and began the first day of the 49th Annual AFA Board of Directors Meeting today.
  • AFA Article
  • May 13, 2022

13 May

Reserve June 2022 Timeline

MAY 13 - If you are on Reserve status for the June 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
  • May 13, 2022

12 May

Ranked: The Best Airlines in America In 2022, According To J.D. Power Report

MAY 12 - What is the best airline in America? It’s a question many people are asking now that travel has roared back to life. J.D. Power—a global leader in consumer insights, data and analytics—has just released its annual North America Airline Satisfaction Study.
  • AFA Article
  • May 12, 2022

11 May

US airline passengers aren't happy. Here's why

MAY 11 - The return to the skies in the wake of the pandemic hasn't been entirely smooth: passengers seem more badly behaved than ever, flight cancellations feel increasingly commonplace and airlines are hiking fares as fuel prices soar.
  • AFA Article
  • May 11, 2022

11 May

Target Workers Are Joining the Union Wave

MAY 11 - Employees at a store in Virginia filed for a union election Tuesday, with more locations potentially to come.
  • AFA Article
  • May 11, 2022

11 May

'Fly Girl' and 'The Great Stewardess Rebellion' - Journeys Toward Empowerment

MAY 11 - Imagine a job from which women were routinely fired for gaining a few pounds, getting married, becoming pregnant — or simply turning 32.
  • AFA Article
  • May 11, 2022

11 May

Regional Airline Giant Asks the FAA to Let it Hire Pilots with Less Experience

MAY 11 - With pilots in short supply, one regional airline is asking federal officials to allow them to hire first officers with far fewer hours than would normally be allowed.
  • AFA Article
  • May 11, 2022

11 May

United is the First U.S. Airline to Purchase Sustainable Aviation Fuel Oversees

MAY 11 - United Airlines has pledged to be 100% carbon neutral by 2050—and sustainable aviation fuel will have to play a large role in that.
  • AFA Article
  • May 11, 2022

11 May

New generation of budget airlines aims to disrupt flying

MAY 11 - Startups like Breeze Airways and Avelo Airlines represent a new generation of low-frills carriers that aim to disrupt the status quo just as Jet Blue and Southwest Airlines did decades earlier.
  • AFA Article
  • May 11, 2022

10 May

Mask Compliance

MAY 10 - In those cases where a mask is required onboard select international flights, it applies to both crew and customers.
  • AFA Article
  • May 10, 2022

10 May

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

MAY 10 - Each May we raise awareness about the importance of mental health and its impact on the well-being across our Nation.  We also give thanks to the dedicated mental health providers whose service and support improve the lives of so many Americans. 
  • AFA Article
  • May 10, 2022

10 May

No Early Boarding!

MAY 10 - If you are asked to board early, politely remind those who may be asking that this is our time to thoroughly complete safety checks and prepare for the arrival of passengers and to be prepared to facilitate boarding.
  • AFA Article
  • May 10, 2022

10 May

Spring 2022 MEC and AFA BOD Meetings

MAY 10 - This week, the Spring 2022 Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council will take place in person, May 11-12, 2022, in conjunction with the 49th Annual AFA Board of Directors Meeting. 
  • AFA Article
  • May 10, 2022

10 May

Welcome Class 2210!

MAY 10 - We are excited to welcome our newest flying partners from class 2210 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 10, 2022

09 May

Alaska Airlines pilots begin strike vote amid contract negotiations

MAY 9 - Alaska Airlines pilots are voting whether or not to strike.
  • AFA Article
  • May 09, 2022

08 May

Employees everywhere are organizing. Here’s why it’s happening now

MAY 8 - After years of declining influence, unions are having a resurgence. Employees from companies across the country are increasingly organizing as a means of asking for more benefits, pay and safety from their employers.
  • AFA Article
  • May 08, 2022

07 May

Spirit Airlines Flight Attendants Demanding Airline Stop Leaving Them Stranded

MAY 7 - Spirit Airlines Flight Attendants Rally At Philadelphia International Airport, Demanding Airline Stop Leaving Them Stranded.
  • AFA Article
  • May 07, 2022

06 May

International Mask Protocol- Update

MAY 6 - We understand there continues to be some confusion over masking protocols specifically for international destinations. It is understandable given that mask protocols are constantly changing, quickly and with little notice as countries adapt and amend their travel requirements.
  • AFA Article
  • May 06, 2022

06 May

Excessive Hold Times, Report!

MAY 6 - When we experience long hold times, disconnects or other internal service-related issues filing a Local Council Report is the best way to document the issue. When Members[...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 06, 2022

06 May

Upcoming Spring 2022 MEC Meeting Reminder

MAY 6 - The Spring 2022 Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council will take place in person, May 11-12, 2022 in conjunction with the AFA Board of Directors Meeting.
  • AFA Article
  • May 06, 2022

06 May

June One Month Special COLA

MAY 6 - Inflight Scheduling has determined that there may be opportunities to award one-month Special COLAs (Company Offered Leave of Absence) effective for the June 2022 bid month. The number of Special COLAs to be awarded has not yet been determined.
  • AFA Article
  • May 06, 2022

06 May

Minimum Crew Compliance

MAY 6 - In March we raised concerns about the company’s protocol for checking in at the gate. We noted that there is a difference between “checking in” with a gate agent when arr[...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 06, 2022

05 May

'Pure propaganda': inside Starbucks' anti-union tactics

Workers knew the strike was an escalation and expected retaliation. Even so, Andrews was unprepared when the Denver Starbucks district manager pulled him aside before a shift and asked him to take a call.
  • AFA Article
  • May 05, 2022

05 May

United Airlines Celebrates 75 Years in Hawaii

United Airlines is celebrating 75 years today of serving The Hawaiian Islands. KITV4 was at the celebration today at The Daniel K. Inouye International Airport to mark the big anniversary.
  • AFA Article
  • May 05, 2022

03 May

Welcome Class 2209!

MAY 3 - We are excited to welcome our newest flying partners from class 2209 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 03, 2022

03 May

Relying on Each Other & Bad Day/Worse Day Trades

MAY 3 - We’re all familiar with the challenges we face in adjusting our flight schedules brought about by decisions management is currently making. Several of these impacts the tools on which we normally rely upon for flexibility. 
  • AFA Article
  • May 03, 2022

03 May

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

MAY 3 - The month of May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in the United States. This celebration originated when Congress adopted a joint resolution in 1978 [...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 03, 2022

03 May

Upcoming AFA Board of Directors Meeting

MAY 3 - Your Master Executive Council (MEC) Officers, Local Executive Council (LEC) Presidents, and many other LEC Officers and Committee Chairs will be attending the 49th Annual AFA Board of Directors (BOD) meeting next week in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 13-15, 2022.
  • AFA Article
  • May 03, 2022

03 May

Spring 2022 Regular Meeting of the United MEC and Elections

MAY 3 - The Spring 2022 Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council will take place in person, May 11-12, 2022 in conjunction with the AFA Board of Directors Meeting.
  • AFA Article
  • May 03, 2022

03 May

‘We’re Just Robots’: US Airline Workers Stranded Amid Staff Shortages

MAY 3 - Flight attendants report problems related to Covid-19 such as canceled, rescheduled or delayed flights that prolong time on duty or away from home and difficulties with t[...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 03, 2022

02 May

Spirit Airlines Rejects JetBlue’s Acquisition Offer

May 2 - The airline said regulators would be skeptical of letting the companies merge as long as JetBlue is in a partnership with American Airlines.
  • AFA Article
  • May 02, 2022

01 May

Widespread low-cost airline strikes loom, says French union

MAY 1 - The industry appears to be recovering from the past two years – with tickets selling fast – but staff at Ryanair, EasyJet and Volotea have threatened action over staff shortages and pay.
  • AFA Article
  • May 01, 2022

30 Apr

Southwest Becomes One of America's Least Reliable Airlines

APR 30 - Southwest Becomes One of America's Least Reliable Airlines--After One Bright Idea Backfires.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 30, 2022

29 Apr

Boarding Pay Introduced by Delta Management

APR 29 - Earlier this week, Delta management announced they would begin paying their Flight Attendants boarding pay at half the rate of flight time pay. This is a good thing, and, in our view, all Flight Attendants should receive boarding pay.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 29, 2022

29 Apr

B757 Aircraft Weight and Balance Requirements Revised

APR 29 - As was announced in today’s InTheKnow communication, effective May 3, 2022, the weight and balance requirements on our B757 fleet will be updated returning the seats currently blocked to inventory.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 29, 2022

29 Apr

International Mask Mandate Confusion

APR 29 - Although masks are no longer required for U.S. domestic flights, there is still less clarity, uncertainty, and confusion for travel to/from many international cities.&nb[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 29, 2022

29 Apr

United’s Supply Chain Challenges in Europe

APR 29 - Management noted that if you’re “servicing flights out of Europe, there is potential to experience a meal modification.”
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 29, 2022

29 Apr

B767 Crew Rest Location Exception Discontinued

APR 29 - We will return to our pre-pandemic Crew Rest policy on the B767-300/400 (76A/C/L/S) and will utilize the designated crew rest seats identified in the Inflight Policies and Procedures Manual.  Crew Rest worksheets will be updated.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 29, 2022

28 Apr

Bernie Sanders Wants Democrats to Make Unions Their Biggest Message

APR 28 - The moment is finally meeting the man, as national unionization efforts grow. “To turn your back on the working class, in general, is political suicide,” the senator tells Vanity Fair.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 28, 2022

27 Apr

United Airlines Aims To Add 50,000 Employees In 5 Years

APR 27 - Forecasting clear skies and bumper demand, United Airlines is planning to hire 11,000 new employees this year and 50,000 over the next five years.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 27, 2022

26 Apr

Spring 2022 Regular Meeting of the United MEC and Elections

APR 26 - The Spring 2022 Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council will take place in person, May 11-12, 2022 in conjunction with the AFA Board of Directors Meeting.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 26, 2022

26 Apr

Crew Member Self Defense Training – TSA CMSDT

APR 26 - Safety is always a top priority for Flight Attendants on and off duty. Over the last two years, our ability to deescalate and handle unruly passengers has been crucial i[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 26, 2022

26 Apr

Proxy Voting for UAL May 25 Shareholder Meeting

APR 26 - The United Airlines Holdings, Inc. "Annual Stockholder Meeting Notice & Proxy Materials" have been arriving via U.S. mail and/or e-mail to those shareholders who own[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 26, 2022

26 Apr

Review of Flight Time vs. Holding Time following a Diversion

APR 26 - Irregular operations resulting from spring and summer weather are a direct result of the impact of weather on the operations of our airline. As undesirable as irregular opera[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 26, 2022

26 Apr

Central Schedule Reserve & Hotel Committee Reports Available from Our Website

APR 26 - The most recently published reports from our MEC Central Schedule Committee, MEC Hotel & Transportation Committee and MEC Reserve Committee are available from the Committee section of the United MEC website at www.unitedafa.org.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 26, 2022

26 Apr

FAA calls meeting with airlines to discuss flight disruptions in Florida

APR 26 - The Federal Aviation Administration will meet with major U.S. airline staff next month to discuss ways to improve the flow of air traffic to and from tourism hotspot Flo[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 26, 2022

26 Apr

Facing union drive, Delta says it’ll pay flight attendants during boarding

APR 26 - “As we get closer to filing for our union vote, management is getting nervous.”  Delta Air Lines, which has narrowly fought off several attempts to unionize its flight attendants, will begin paying cabin crews during boarding.  
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 26, 2022

25 Apr

System Reserve Meeting Report - April 2022

Lengthy Hold Times for the Crew Desk, Virtual Chat Prompts/Options, Resolving End-of-Month Issues Consistently, Move-Up Line Projections, Releasing “In Motion” Reserves[...]
  • Report
  • Apr 25, 2022

25 Apr

United Kicks Off Largest Transatlantic Expansion in its History

APR 25 - United Kicks Off Largest Transatlantic Expansion in its History: 30 New or Resumed Flights in Eight Weeks.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 25, 2022

24 Apr

Airlines Are Replacing Planes with Bus Travel on Some Short Routes

APR 24 - Some US airlines are replacing planes with bus travel on short routes to combat a pilot shortage.  United and American signed contracts with the bus-as-flight company Landline, Bloomberg reported.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 24, 2022

23 Apr

Feds: Starbucks engaged in unfair labor practices in Phoenix

APR 23 - Federal labor officials have asked a judge to force Starbucks Corp. to reinstate three union activists at its Phoenix location, alleging that the coffee giant engaged in unfair labor practices.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 23, 2022

22 Apr

United Airlines readmits passengers banned over mask violations

APR 22 - While it is no surprise to us that United planned to allow banned passengers to return to the skies at some point in the future, it is our view that this announcement is premature and without proper context for front line employees. 
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 22, 2022

22 Apr

Benefits Transition for VSL-B Participants

APR 22 - It is important to understand that the VSL programs are not programs that were negotiated with AFA and the benefits enhancements available through these programs apply beyond the benefits required under our Contract.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 22, 2022

22 Apr

Inaugural and Special Purpose Flights

APR 22 - There is a provision in our Contract that provides management with the limited ability to assign Flight Attendants to these inaugurals as Special Purpose Flights.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 22, 2022

22 Apr

Second Trimester CBT Due April 29th

APR 22 - The deadline for the Second Trimester CQ CBT is one week away. As a reminder, the deadline for completion of the CBT is April 29, 2022 at 2359 Central Time.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 22, 2022

22 Apr

Pre-Boarding Clarification

APR 22 - While we are all familiar with Contractually compliant operational recovery provisions of our Contract which were negotiate by management to accelerate recovery and keep[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 22, 2022

22 Apr

Welcome Class 2208!

APR 22 - We are excited to welcome our newest flying partners from class 2208 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
  • Apr 22, 2022

22 Apr

‘Coffee, Tea, or Me’—Airlines Sold Employees to Sell Flights

APR 22 - Airlines, even those now seen as family-friendly, sold flights on the backs of their female workers' sex appeal. To fight back, flight attendants had to get creative.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 22, 2022

22 Apr

U.S. FAA to make zero tolerance unruly passenger policy permanent

APR 22 - The Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) "zero-tolerance policy" for addressing unruly passengers will become permanent even after a court ended transportation mask requirements, the agency said.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 22, 2022

22 Apr

Starbucks’ union battle is getting aggressive and expensive

APR 22 - Starbucks’ union battle is getting aggressive and expensive, and Wall Street is backing away.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 22, 2022

21 Apr

United forecasts a 2022 profit as passengers return and pay more to fly

United Airlines expects to turn a profit in 2022 for the first time since before the pandemic as bookings rise and passengers appear willing to pay more to fly. United’s shares rose more than 6% in after-hours trading Wednesday after it releasing an upbeat outlook.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 21, 2022

21 Apr

For Airlines, the Mask Mandate Couldn’t End Soon Enough

Unions representing flight attendants and pilots have called on federal agencies to do more to penalize passengers who are violent or threaten violence. Some federal lawmakers have proposed tougher [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 21, 2022

21 Apr

United, Alaska Airlines to lift bans on some passengers...

"On a case-by-case basis we will allow some customers who were previously banned for failing to comply with mask-related rules to fly United again – after ensuring their commitment to follow all crewmember instructions on board," United Airlines said in a statement.

  • AFA Article
  • Apr 21, 2022

19 Apr

Welcome Class 2207 New Hire Flight Attendants!

APR 19 - We are excited to welcome our newest flying partners from class 2207 as part of our Flight Attendant community. Our newest flying partners will begin their careers in CLE, DEN, EWR, IAD, IAH, LAX and ORD.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 19, 2022

19 Apr

Cabin Jumpseat Authority (CJA) Listing and Award Procedures

APR 19 - While the use of Cabin Jumpseat Authority (CJA) is provided for under our Contract, its use is also subject to company regulations, and this includes the ability for Fli[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 19, 2022

19 Apr

Weight and Balance on the B-757

APR 19 - As we reported earlier this year and in accordance with a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) directive, safety guidelines in the operation of 757 aircraft were implemented to address maximum gross take-off weight at various times throughout the year.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 19, 2022

19 Apr

Cabin Jumpseat Authority (CJA) on Weight Restricted Flights

APR 19 - Section 3.A. in our Contract ensures that Flight Attendants following established procedures when requesting Cabin Jumpseat Authority (CJA), are not to be denied boarding on weight restricted flights when cabin jumpseats are available.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 19, 2022

19 Apr

Cabin Jumpseat Authority (CJA)

APR 19 - Whether you are commuting for work or on leisure travel, knowing how to determine the number of available open jumpseats can be very useful in planning your travel.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 19, 2022

19 Apr

Calculating Maximum Duty Day

APR 19 - Often a topic of confusion is determining our actual maximum duty day and the time at which the aircraft door must be closed to remain legal. In order to answer these qu[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 19, 2022

19 Apr

United Informs Employees Our Airline Is No Longer Enforcing Federal Mask Mandate

APR 19 - All of us were caught off guard by yesterday afternoon’s announcement vacating the federal mask mandate in transportation. The announcement introduced a significant level of ambiguity not only for passengers but also for front line employees.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 19, 2022

18 Apr

United Informs Employees Our Airline No Longer Enforcing Federal Mask Mandate

APR 18 - Late this afternoon United published that our airline will no longer be enforcing the federal mask mandate.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 18, 2022

18 Apr

Flight Attendants Urge Calm and Patience While We Wait for Further Instructions

APR 18 - We encourage travelers to check the latest updates from airlines for specific travel requirements while airlines implement any new policies. Flight Attendants and other&[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 18, 2022

18 Apr

Airlines and travelers buckle up for a wildly busy summer of travel

APR 18 - Today marks the unofficial beginning of the summer travel season.   It’s going to be chaos, industry experts say.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 18, 2022

18 Apr

Will Wall Street’s ‘Capacity Discipline’ Enforcers Jump Back In...?

APR 18 - Will Wall Street’s ‘Capacity Discipline’ Enforcers Jump Back In As Airlines Report Earnings?
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 18, 2022

17 Apr

United Airlines’ Uninspiring ‘Next’ Plan Ignores Important Realities

APR 17 - The plan United really needs would include “rebuild relationships with all of our employees”, “find a way to own our major hubs”, “act like customers aren't in our way”,[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 17, 2022

17 Apr

Delta pilots picket at Sea-Tac Airport over schedules causing 'fatiguing trips'

APR 17 - ALPA said pilots will protest Delta management's scheduling practices that have caused its pilots to fly "long and fatiguing trips."
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 17, 2022

16 Apr

American Airlines just showed the door to customers who aren't rich

APR 16 - You want to know how airlines are thinking about the world these days? Please come this way.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 16, 2022

15 Apr

Spring- The Season of Renewal

APR 15 - On behalf of the United Master Executive Council and our many Union volunteers, we wish you and your families an enjoyable start to a season of renewal.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 15, 2022

15 Apr

Variable Staffing Position(s) & Overstaffing

APR 15 - Recently, a number of Flight Attendants have asked questions about how to assign jumpseat and work positions when the number of Flight Attendants assigned to work a flight exceeds the number of Flight Attendants required by the Established Staffing Guidelines (ESGs).
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 15, 2022

15 Apr

May Bid Month Reserve Timeline Review

APR 15 - For your convenience, we have compiled a Reserve bid month timeline detailing these items in both calendar and list formats.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 15, 2022

15 Apr

Flight Attendants Secure AFA-CWA Union Representation at Avelo Airlines

APR 15 - Avelo Flight Attendants sent a message to their management and anyone thinking of starting an airline: we want respect and fairness from the start.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 15, 2022

15 Apr

Spring Weather and our Contractual Commuter Program

APR 15 - When commuting to work becomes difficult or impossible, the Commuter Program in our Contract provides certain protections.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 15, 2022

15 Apr

June 2022 Transfer Awards – Accept or Decline

APR 15 - Recently, the company has awarded 509 Flight Attendant transfers.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 15, 2022

15 Apr

Can Wall Street and labor unions learn to get along?

APR 15 - A tightening labor market has emphasized the importance of low attrition rates and high employee satisfaction. That has left some institutional investors questioning whether unions are as bad for shareholders as corporate executives claim they are.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 15, 2022

15 Apr

The Amazon Union Exposes the Emptiness of ‘Woke Capital’

APR 15 - It’s ordinary laborers who have the best opportunity to improve society.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 15, 2022

14 Apr

Amazon Worker Chat App Would Ban Words Like "Union"...

APR 14 - LEAKED: NEW AMAZON WORKER CHAT APP WOULD BAN WORDS LIKE “UNION,” “RESTROOMS,” “PAY RAISE,” AND “PLANTATION”.  Also: “Grievance,” “slave labor,” “This is dumb,” “living wage,” “diversity,” “vaccine,” and others.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 14, 2022

14 Apr

Flight Attendants Settle Discrimination Lawsuit Against Frontier Airlines

APR 14 - Denver-based Frontier agreed to keep or change several policies to address the needs of pregnant and lactating personnel.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 14, 2022

14 Apr

JetBlue Offers Flight Attendants $1K Attendance Bonus for Spring Splurge

APR 14 - Full-time flight attendants who don’t call out from April 8 through May 31 are eligible for the bonus.  Airlines, including JetBlue, have turned to bonuses or other forms of extra pay, to encourage workers to pick up shifts or ensure attendance.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 14, 2022

14 Apr

AA pilots’ union sues carrier over request to help with training on days off

APR 14 - American asked line pilots to come in on their days off to participate with simulator training for pilots.  The Allied Pilots Association argued that would constitute a change in work rules, which would require negotiation with the union.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 14, 2022

13 Apr

Southwest Airlines pilots report sharp rise in fatigue

APR 13 - The union representing the pilots of Southwest Airlines sent a letter to the airline carrier on Tuesday that details a sharp rise in fatigue among pilots. 
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 13, 2022

13 Apr

Flight Attendants Secure AFA-CWA Union Representation at Avelo Airlines

APRIL 13 - Washington, DC (April 13, 2022) —Today, six months after Avelo Flight Attendants filed for an election with super majority support, the National Mediation Board (NMB) annou[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 13, 2022

13 Apr

CDC Extends Travel Mask Requirement to May 3 as COVID Rises

APR 13 - The Biden administration announced Wednesday that it is extending the nationwide mask requirement for public transit for 15 days as it monitors an uptick in COVID-19 cases.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 13, 2022

12 Apr

Retirement Planning – It’s never too early to start!

APRIL 12 - Your 401(k) Savings Plan contributions may help reduce your tax liability and keep more money in your pocket each year depending on the type of contribution you make. Con[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 12, 2022

12 Apr

Second Trimester CQ 2022 CBT Due by April 29

APRIL 12 - The second trimester CBT must be completed by April 29, 2022 by 2359 CT. It is estimated the CBT session will take approximately three hours to complete.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 12, 2022

12 Apr

Welcome Class 2205 and 2206 New Hire Flight Attendants!

APRIL 12 - We are excited to welcome our newest flying partners from class 2205 and 2206 as part of our Flight Attendant community. Our newest flying partners will begin their careers in CLE, DEN, EWR, IAD, IAH, LAX and ORD.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 12, 2022

12 Apr

AFA Voluntary Supplemental Benefits Open Enrollment Closes April 15!

APRIL 12 - As we have done in past years, we offer enhanced supplemental benefit plans to all United AFA Members in partnership with Allstate Products through Design Benefits and Co[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 12, 2022

12 Apr

Joe Beirne Scholarship Program

APRIL 12 - The CWA Joe Beirne Foundation was established in October 1974 by the Communications Workers of America Executive Board in the name of and to honor the memory of the founding President of CWA, who served for more than 30 years.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 12, 2022

11 Apr

MEC Central Schedule Committee SWLOF Report

MEC Central Schedule Committee SWLOF Report
  • Report
  • Apr 11, 2022

11 Apr

United Airlines Made A Huge Announcement That'll Drive Customers Crazy

APR 11 - One of the most dangerous tropes in business is the big promise. It tends to bump up against the big reality.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 11, 2022

11 Apr

EU261: Europe Flight Delay Compensation Explained

APR 11 - Regulation 261/2004 (commonly referred to as EU261) is the European Union’s official rule that dictates what airlines owe passengers in the event of flight delays or cancelations. This can include everything from cash compensation, to hotels, to meal vouchers.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 11, 2022

11 Apr

In Europe, airlines are operating 500 'ghost' flights a month...

APR 11 - In Europe, airlines are operating 500 'ghost' flights a month to keep their airport landing slots. Critics call the requirement 'unnecessary'.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 11, 2022

10 Apr

Employees with Spirit Airlines protest at Orlando International Airport

APR 10 - Protest comes after multiple flight cancellations across the country.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 10, 2022

10 Apr

Southwest Airlines had a great new idea for customers (then it ruined things)

APR 10 - Recently, however, the airline has admitted to its own tortured feelings. And failings.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 10, 2022

10 Apr

Airlines cut flights, add staff in preparation of busy summer travel season

APR 10 - Airlines are adding staff and cutting flights in an effort to avoid upheaval as both customer demand and labor shortages persist.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 10, 2022

09 Apr

United pushes back the return of dozens of Boeing 777 jets until at least May 13

APR 9 - United Airlines doesn’t expect to fly dozens of Boeing 777 jets, grounded more than a year ago after one suffered an engine failure, until at least mid-May.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 09, 2022

08 Apr

Reserve – It’s a Way of Life

APR 8 - Regardless of how you look at it, Reserve is undeniably a way of life that requires significant adjustment. And for those recently introduced to this new way of life, it is important to know where to get accurate and factual information on all aspects of the Reserve process.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 08, 2022

08 Apr

Day at a Time Vacation

APR 8 - Section 12.J. provides Flight Attendants with the opportunity to use Day at a Time (DATV), that is, up to ten (10) vacation days in each scheduled vacation year separate from her/his awarded vacation period(s).
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 08, 2022

08 Apr

Flight Attendants Cheer Introduction of Protection from Abusive Passengers Act

APR 8 - Violent offenders convicted of assaulting flight crew could be placed on a commercial no-fly list.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 08, 2022

08 Apr

Bidding War for Spirit Could Undercut Power of Four Big Airlines

APR 8 - The rival bids for Spirit from Frontier and JetBlue could create an airline that presents a more formidable challenge to American, Delta, Southwest and United.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 08, 2022

08 Apr

The Last Major Airline Deal?

APR 8 - The potential takeover of Spirit Airlines will test the way that trustbusters review deals.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 08, 2022

07 Apr

US labor board moves to block Amazon’s favorite anti-union tactic

APR 7 - Sometimes called “captive audience” meetings, mandatory meetings are often used by company management to present anti-union rhetoric at meetings that employees are required to attend while at work.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 07, 2022

07 Apr

Big changes are coming to your 401(k). Here's what you need to know

APR 7 - A new bill could require most employer-sponsored retirement plans to enroll their workers automatically, making it easier for student-loan borrowers to save, and for older workers to make catch-up contributions.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 07, 2022

07 Apr

American Airlines Flight Attendants Left Sleeping At The Airport...

This past weekend American’s operation melted down, along with other airlines including Southwest, Delta, and JetBlue. Once again the flight attendants union reports that crew had n[...]

  • AFA Article
  • Apr 07, 2022

07 Apr

Airlines cancel hundreds of flights due to COVID-19 after dropping mask rules

Overseas airlines are having to cancel hundreds of flights as they grapple with coronavirus-related staffing shortages weeks after they ditched rules requiring passengers and staff to mask up in the air. 
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 07, 2022

06 Apr

Happy Birthday: United Airlines Celebrates 96 Years In The Skies

APR 6 - United Airlines turned 96 on Wednesday, with the airline tracing its origins back to a mail run using a biplane on April 6, 1926.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 06, 2022

06 Apr

Leaked Documents: Amazon to Ban "Slave," "Living Wage," and "Unfair"

APR 6 - Leaked Documents: Amazon to Ban "Slave," "Living Wage," and "Unfair" from Employee Chat.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 06, 2022

05 Apr

May 2022 Special COLA

APRIL 5 - Inflight Scheduling has determined that there may be an opportunity to award one-month Special COLAs (Company Offered Leave of Absence) effective for the May 2022 bid m[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 05, 2022

05 Apr

“Tips” on Self-Service Tool for Deadhead Deviation

APRIL 5 -We apologize, this article is currently unavailable while we review the material to ensure its accuracy.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 05, 2022

05 Apr

Flight Attendant Fatigue Program - It has been one year of progress!

APRIL 5 - Last April, in collaboration with Inflight Safety, we made improvements to the Flight Attendant – Fatigue Risk Management Program (FA-FRMP). These improvements add[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 05, 2022

05 Apr

Use the Traffic Light System to Monitor Alcoholic Beverage Consumption

APRIL 5 - A recent Inflight Services Communication was published reminding us to use the traffic light system to ensure compliance with FAR § 121.575. This Federal Aviation Regulation establishes the following limitations as it pertains to alcoholic beverages:
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 05, 2022

05 Apr

Voluntary Benefits Communication

APRIL 5 - Each year, working with our two brokers, National Group Protection and Design Benefits, AFA offers a variety of supplemental benefit products that have b[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 05, 2022

05 Apr

Spring Break Travel Mess: Airlines Cancel, Delay 12,000 Weekend Flights

APRIL 5 - Airlines canceled and delayed more than 10,000 Saturday and Sunday flights because of storms in Florida and a technology issue at Southwest Airlines, stranding travelers across the country and creating long wait times to reach airline customer service.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 05, 2022

05 Apr

German airline unveils candy-striped aircraft

APRIL 5 - Most airplane exteriors look more or less the same -- white backdrop, bold lettering, company logo -- but every now and again, an airline unveils a livery that stands out from the pack.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 05, 2022

04 Apr

Labor shortages may wreak havoc on your summer vacation

APR 4 - Hotels, restaurants and airlines are all struggling to meet the pent-up demand.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 04, 2022

03 Apr

Airport workers ramp up pressure for a living wage and union rights

APR 3 - From baggage handlers to wheelchair attendants, jobs – often outsourced – offer low pay, few benefits and vary wildly by city.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 03, 2022

02 Apr

4 Pillars That Will Make United “The Biggest and the Best Airline

APR 2 - FOUR PILLARS THAT WILL MAKE UNITED AIRLINES “THE BIGGEST AND THE BEST AIRLINE IN THE HISTORY OF AVIATION” ACCORDING TO CEO SCOTT KIRBY...
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 02, 2022

01 Apr

SEIU Rally for Aviation Workers a Success

APR 1 - This past week, SEIU (Service Employees International Union) hosted a nationwide day of action where thousands of contracted airport workers from coast to coast called on the CEO’s of each of the nation’s largest airlines to sign their “GOOD AIRPORTS PLEDGE”. 
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 01, 2022

01 Apr

Easy Chat – A Support Tool

APR 1 - By using this tool, the goal is to help streamline information between the working crew, customer service, station operations, and operational leadership. 
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 01, 2022

01 Apr

Second Trimester 2022 CBT Completion Deadline

APR 1 - The Second Trimester 2022 CBT must be completed by 2359 Central Time on April 29, 2022.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 01, 2022

01 Apr

Maternity, Parental & Adoption Leave

APR 1 - United Flight Attendants who may be expecting or planning to have a child naturally or via adoption should be aware, that under the terms of our Contract, we have industry-leading optional time-off provisions. 
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 01, 2022

01 Apr

Local Council Meetings Prior to Spring 2022 Regular MEC Meeting

APR 1 - In the coming weeks, Local Council leaders across the system will be conducting Local Council Meetings in advance of the upcoming quarterly MEC Meeting.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 01, 2022

01 Apr

Scholarship & Free College Enrollment Deadlines

APR 1 - Our AFA-CWA membership provides opportunities for at least three different scholarships, and the ability to earn a degree with no out-of-pocket expense for tuition, fees, and eBooks.  Apply now!
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 01, 2022

01 Apr

System Board Decision MEC 5-18 – United Premium Plus (UPP) Seating

APR 1 - MEC 5-18 was filed when, after the company introduced a premium economy product, they failed to book deadheading Flight Attendants, as required in Section 3.I.8. of our Contract, in “premium economy."
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 01, 2022

01 Apr

“Hop Over” to Union Plus for Your Easter Supplies

APR 1 - Looking for union-made treats to fill your Easter basket and holiday dinner table? The Union Plus website has a list of union-made in America quality products f[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 01, 2022

01 Apr

Welcome Class 2203 and 2204 New Hire Flight Attendants!

APR 1 - We are excited to welcome our newest flying partners from class 2203 and 2204 as part of our Flight Attendant community. Our newest flying partners will begin their careers in CLE, DEN, EWR, IAD, IAH, LAX and SFO.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 01, 2022

31 Mar

Amazon workers at New York warehouse vote to form company's first US union

MAR 31 - Amazon warehouse workers at a facility in New York City have voted to form the first US union in the tech giant's 27-year history, marking a stunning victory for a bootstrapped effort led by a fired employee.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 31, 2022

31 Mar

United details Airbus A321neo delivery schedule, route strategy

MAR 31 - The Chicago-based carrier announced firm orders with Boeing for 50 737 Max 8 aircraft and 150 of the longer 737 Max 10 variant, and with Airbus for 70 of the European plane maker’s A321neo, or “new engine option.”
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 31, 2022

31 Mar

United Airlines Invests $5 Million in Startup to Study Greener Jet Fuel

MAR 31 - This is the eighth investment for United’s venture capital fund, including two other startups devising ways to produce sustainable jet fuel at larger scales. The fund has also financed projects for electric planes, supersonic jets and hydrogen-powered aircraft.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 31, 2022

30 Mar

United MEC Hotel & Transportation Report - March 2022

United MEC Hotel & Transportation Report - March 2022
  • Report
  • Mar 30, 2022

30 Mar

Gone in 90 seconds: The evolution of the airplane evacuation slide

MAR 30 - For most travelers, it's part of the pre-flight ritual that often fades into the background, much like the safety briefing.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 30, 2022

29 Mar

SEIU - Rally for Aviation Workers

MAR 29 - SEIU is hosting a nationwide day of action at airports on Wednesday, March 30.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 29, 2022

29 Mar

Alaska Airlines is Creating Gender-Neutral Uniforms for Flight Attendants

MAR 29 - Alaska is creating a new gender-neutral uniform kit for flight attendants and airport workers. The company is also updating its grooming guidelines to allow all employees to wear makeup, earrings, and nail polish.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 29, 2022

29 Mar

AFA Voluntary Benefits Open Enrollment Period Continues

MAR 29 - It is that time of year when open enrollment for AFA voluntary supplemental benefits are in progress. AFA routinely surveys the insurance marketplace to ensure our Membe[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 29, 2022

29 Mar

What's Happening at Austin's Airport?

MAR 29 - Abandoned rental cars snaked down the road outside Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on Monday morning and passengers waited in a security line that reached outside the terminal and onto the sidewalk.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 29, 2022

29 Mar

"When Substance Abuse is Not Just Using: A Discussion on Dual-Diagnosis"

MAR 29 - Open to all Flight Attendants, Flight Attendant Leadership and Airline Management. Substance abuse is an outward sign that someone has a problem (or proble[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 29, 2022

29 Mar

Questions on Narrow-body Work Positions

MAR 29 - Much to our surprise, our recent (March 25, 2022) article describing the requirement for Pursers on certain specific narrow-body to work a position in the economy cabin as ou[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 29, 2022

29 Mar

Transfers Effective for May 2022

MAR 29 - The company has awarded transfers effective 05/02/2022. 
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 29, 2022

29 Mar

May One Month Special COLAs Available

MAR 29 - Inflight Scheduling has determined that there may be opportunities to award one-month Special COLAs (Company Offered Leave of Absence) effective for the May 2022 bid month. T[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 29, 2022

28 Mar

Airlines want to drop mask and Covid-19 test rules what do doctors say about it?

MAR 28 - Mask mandates in the United States are speeding toward what could be their final frontier: transportation. In less than a month, the rule requiring masks on pl[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 28, 2022

28 Mar

United Airlines Unvaccinated Employees Welcomed Back to Work

MAR 28 -  More than 2,000 United Airlines employees who received religious or medical exemptions from having to take the COVID-19 vaccine were welcomed back to work on Monday.

  • AFA Article
  • Mar 28, 2022

25 Mar

Narrow-body Purser Requirement to Assist in Economy

MAR 25 - When we fly a pairing, we are part of a crew. Aside from the requirements to assist each other, it is just the right thing to do. For any of many reasons a service in ei[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 25, 2022

25 Mar

Crew Member Verification and Ensuring FAA Minimums are met before Boarding

MAR 25 - Under the established procedure, prior to boarding a flight, the CSR has the responsibility to verify the identity of the person presenting the badge and to ensure the b[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 25, 2022

25 Mar

CBD Oil Warning

MAR 25 - It should be clear. Simply because there is an Employee Discount with a particular vendor on the sale of CBD products, it should be clear that its use is not sanctioned and can put you at greater risk of ending up with a positive test result.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 25, 2022

25 Mar

CQ Training Scheduling Reminder

MAR 25 - Flight Attendants awarded schedules as lineholders are responsible to self-schedule CQ on a day off. If no CQ days are available on the Flight Attendants’ days off (based on their awarded schedule) they should contact FAST for assistance scheduling. 
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 25, 2022

25 Mar

Using Flexible Spending Account (FSA & DCFSA) for Plan Year 2021

MAR 25 - The company has agreed to provide a grace period of up to 12 months following the end of the 2021 plan year to use those funds.  This means that FSA and DCFSA contr[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 25, 2022

25 Mar

Update Your Emergency Contacts in Company Records

MAR 25 - Please take a few minutes to review your emergency contact information on file with the company.  In the event something was to happen while you are away from home and there would be a need for the company to reach out to your family or emergency contact.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 25, 2022

24 Mar

Southwest bans man charged in alleged attack on Atlanta gate agent

MAR 24 - Courney Drummond, 44, was arrested on charges of battery, simple battery and obstructing an officer in connection with the incident at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 24, 2022

24 Mar

Alaska Goes All-In on Boeing, Accelerating Plans to Retire A320 Aircraft

MAR 24 - Alaska Airlines said Thursday that it was accelerating its plans to simplify its fleet, becoming an all-Boeing operator at the mainline level by the end of 2023 and sticking entirely with Embraer E-175 jets at regional subsidiary Horizon Air.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 24, 2022

24 Mar

Southwest is about to add a fare category with more perks

MAR 24 - Wanna Get Away Plus will be the low-cost carrier’s version of economy plus
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 24, 2022

23 Mar

CCS Automated Sick Leave Update

MAR 23 - Over the past several months, we have heard your frustration and concern in your reports of the long wait times to contact the Flight Attendant Support Team (FAST) to pl[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 23, 2022

22 Mar

Contact Your Local AFA Union Representatives First!

MAR 22 - When Flight Attendants have contractual or legality questions, always contact the AFA Local Council Representatives first.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 22, 2022

22 Mar

Protecting Yourself in Turbulence

MAR 22 - Turbulence is a known hazard in our profession and while turbulence is most often outside of our control, there are actions we can take to help protect ourselves.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 22, 2022

22 Mar

AFA Local Council Elections

MAR 22 - Every three years we elect our Local representatives. You elect your local AFA Officers including your Local President, Vice President, Secretary and Council Repres[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 22, 2022

22 Mar

Contacting the United Benefits Center (UABC)

MAR 22 - Contacting the United Benefits Center (UABC)
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 22, 2022

22 Mar

New Medical Billing Protections for You in 2022!

MAR 22 - Started in the first quarter of 2022, consumers have new billing protections when getting emergency care, non-emergency care from out of network providers at in-network facilities, and air ambulance services from out-of-network providers.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 22, 2022

22 Mar

Reserve Guarantee Changes When Trading Away an Assigned Pairing

MAR 22 - Schedule flexibility is high priority for Flight Attendants and essential in helping us to manage our flying schedule among our other family obligations. Among the flexibilit[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 22, 2022

22 Mar

Loss of China Eastern Airlines Flight MU 5735

MAR 22 - With a sense of deep sadness our condolences go out to the families and loved ones of the passengers and crew who were impacted by the tragic incident that occurred on March 21, 2022 involving a Boeing 737-800 operated by China Eastern Airlines.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 22, 2022

21 Mar

Our Heartfelt Condolences to the Family and Friends of China Eastern Airlines

MAR 21 - Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends who were impacted by the tragic incident that occurred today involving a Boeing 737-800 operated by China Eastern Airlines.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 21, 2022

20 Mar

Canadian Labor Minister Urges Quick End to Railway Work Stoppage

MAR 20 - A work stoppage at one of Canada’s two largest railways must end quickly, given increased pressure on already strained supply chains, Labor Minister Seamus O’Regan said
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 20, 2022

19 Mar

American Airlines pilots want customers to know how bad things have gotten

MAR 19 - Business travel is slowly returning. But when airline employees speak out, big problems emerge.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 19, 2022

18 Mar

Barcode Required for Known Crewmember (KCM) Checkpoints

MAR 18 - Effective March 31, 2022, the TSA will require KCM program eligible crewmembers to scan a KCM-issued barcode card when utilizing a KCM access point.  Crewmembers will no longer be permitted to manually enter their KCM data. 
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 18, 2022

18 Mar

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

MAR 18 - AFA worked with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to ensure that Flight Attendants would be included in this vital program, which allows participating crew members to access sterile areas of the airport through a separate crew portal.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 18, 2022

18 Mar

“Manuals” App Version 2.1.8 Pushed to Link Devices

MAR 18 - Inflight management has announced a new version of the Manuals app (version 2.1.8) has been automatically pushed to all Link devices. 
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 18, 2022

18 Mar

The Blue Campaign – End Human Trafficking

MAR 18 - As Flight Attendants, we are uniquely positioned to identify human traffickers and assist their victims.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 18, 2022

18 Mar

International Travel Update - Italy

MAR 18 - Flight Attendants no longer need to meet the 180-day vaccination recency requirement to fly to Italy effective in April 2022.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 18, 2022

18 Mar

AFA Voluntary Supplemental Benefits Open Enrollment

MAR 18 - We are pleased to offer enhanced plans to all United AFA Members in partnership with Allstate Products through Design Benefits and Continental American Insurance Company (CAIC) products through National Group Protection.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 18, 2022

18 Mar

Return to Work Process for Reasonable Accommodations – Continued…

MAR 18 - We know the information packet sent to you does not address a number of your concerns and we want you to know that AFA continues to advocate for the company to provide answers as quickly as coordination can be worked out. 
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 18, 2022

18 Mar

System Transfers Effective May 1, 2022 Awarded

MAR 18 - System transfers with an effective date of 5/1/2022 were awarded.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 18, 2022

18 Mar

Welcoming Our Newest Flight Attendants – Class 2201 and 2202!

MAR 18 - We are excited to welcome our newest Flight Attendants- Class 2201 and Class 2202 as part of our Flight Attendant community as they begin their careers in DEN, EWR, IAD, IAH, and LAX.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 18, 2022

17 Mar

Eastern Airlines Flight Attendants File for AFA Representation

MAR 17 - The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), on behalf of Eastern Airlines Flight Attendants, filed for a union representation election.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 17, 2022

17 Mar

American Airlines will resume alcohol sales on flights starting April 18

MAR 17 - American is the last major U.S. carrier to announce alcohol sales would resume. It stopped selling alcohol and paused other onboard food service early in the pandemic.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 17, 2022

17 Mar

Is British Airways reversing course on face mask requirements?

MAR 17 - Days after British Airways became the world’s first major airline to scrap face mask requirements, the airline caused confusion amongst passengers after appearing to walk back its relaxed mask rules.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 17, 2022

17 Mar

Known Crewmember- What You Need to Know!

MAR 17 - In an effort to clear up some misunderstanding and eliminate any confusion on access protocol, we recommend that you review the following items that have been at the source of some of the misunderstanding.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 17, 2022

16 Mar

Masks on planes requirement dropped by some UK airlines

The UK-based airlines announced the change in statement issued by London's Heathrow Airport, which is also removing its mask requirement this week.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 16, 2022

16 Mar

Russian airlines will keep planes leased from foreign firms

Last week, Russia’s air-transport agency advised airlines with foreign-registered planes not to take them out of the country because of the risk they could be repossessed.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 16, 2022

16 Mar

Airline Ticket Sales Exceed a 2019 Milestone for the First Time

With the Omicron coronavirus variant receding and pandemic restrictions being eased, the airline industry turned a corner last month, according to an analysis by the Adobe Digital Economy Index,[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 16, 2022

16 Mar

Technical Difficulties with UBids - Final Update at 8:00PM CT

Status of UBid.

8:00PM CT Update - System Operational - Bids Close for al[...]

  • AFA Article
  • Mar 16, 2022

15 Mar

Spring Break and Increased Unaccompanied Minor UMNR Travel

MAR 15 - Spring break travel is upon us once again and airports are expected to be busy with travelers looking to get out of town.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 15, 2022

15 Mar

Clarifying Operational Fly Through for Lineholders

MAR 15 - We’ve received a number of questions regarding Operational Fly Through and how this provision of the agreement applies when picking up and or trading pairings with another Flight Attendant.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 15, 2022