Home > News

AFA Recent News and Updates All News E-Lines

03 Feb

Welcome Class 2248!

We are excited to welcome our newest flying partners from class 2248 as part of our Flight Attendant community. Our newest flying partners will begin their careers at bases in DEN, EWR, IAD, and BOS.
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 03, 2023

03 Feb

April Transfers Awarded

Transfers have been processed for the April 2023 bid month with an effective date of 4/1/2023.  
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 03, 2023

03 Feb

Development of Flight Attendant Bidding System for VRL schedules resumes

Once implemented, Flight Attendants awarded VRL schedules in the primary bid will no longer bid on pre-constructed relief lines of flying in the secondary bid and will, instead use FABS to input pre[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 03, 2023

03 Feb

Use an IOR for Passenger Incidents

As Flight Attendants we have several tools to report incidents that may arise through the course of our workday. Understanding which reporting tools are best used for a given situation can directly lead to actionable results that improve the safety of our industry.
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 03, 2023

03 Feb

Standby Pre-Boarding Assignment Reminders

Standby Reserve assignments are provided for under Section 8.N.7. of our Contract. When a Standby Reserve is assigned to pre-board, the Flight Attendant’s expectation should always be that they wi[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 03, 2023

31 Jan

Black History Month

JAN 31 - Black History Month is an annual observance originating in the United States and observed in February.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 31, 2023

31 Jan

Picking Up Sick Leave Trips Requires Permission

JAN 31 - Recently a Flight Attendant viewed the list of potential sick leave pairings and, without permission through the direct trade process, took a Sick Leave pairing from the line of a Flight Attendant more than 8 hours prior to departure.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 31, 2023

31 Jan

Profit Sharing Elections Close February 7, 2023 at 2359 CT

JAN 31 - Employees receiving profit sharing have until Tuesday, February. 7 at 11:59 p.m. CT to elect to defer all or a portion of their profit-sharing payment to their eligible retirement account(s).
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 31, 2023

31 Jan

Christmas Holiday Bonus Point

JAN 31 - Flight Attendants who met the criteria to receive the Christmas Holiday Bonus Point should now be able to view their work history records in CCS and verify that the point credit has been properly recorded.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 31, 2023

31 Jan

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Union Plus Discounts

JAN 31- Celebrate and recognize this Valentine's Day by visiting the Unionplus website.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 31, 2023

31 Jan

Medical Tax Form 1095-C

JAN 31 - Under the Affordable Care Act, U.S. law requires to have adequate medical coverage during the year. Form 1095-C Medical Tax form is required in order to compete and file your 2022 taxes, as it is proof that you had medical insurance provided by your employer.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 31, 2023

30 Jan

Teamsters Ratify Industry-Leading Contract at United Airlines

JAN 30 - Agreement Includes Wage Increases and Job Protections for 8,200 Teamster Technicians and Related Workers Nationwide
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 30, 2023

26 Jan

Your Attention Required: Complete CBT

JAN 26 - Over the past several weeks we’ve been including reminders in our weekly editions of Debrief about the due date for completion of the Winter 2023 Trimester CBT. This dea[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 26, 2023

26 Jan

AFA Supporting you at Your Local Council

JAN 26 - Our Union directly advocates for our issues and fights for us every day! Understanding how our Union is structured can offer insight on where you can find resources[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 26, 2023

26 Jan

2022 Per Diem and Monthly Flight Time Reports

JAN 26 - 2022 Per Diem and Monthly Flight Time Reports (MFTR) prepared for income tax reporting purposes are now available on Flying Together.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 26, 2023

26 Jan

Badge Challenge – It’s Everyone’s Responsibility

JAN 26 - It’s a good reminder that part of our responsibilities as Safety Professionals is to challenge anyone we may encounter in a secure area who is not appropriately badged. [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 26, 2023

25 Jan

Why Is Pete Buttigieg Refusing to Crack Down on Airlines’ Scams?

JAN 25 - The CEO of United Airlines has stated publicly that airlines are selling more flight tickets than they can actually staff, causing chaos for customers. Yet Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg all but refuses to do anything about it.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 25, 2023

25 Jan

Alaska Airlines first airline to eliminates inflight plastic cups

JAN 25 - Alaska Airlines eliminates inflight plastic cups: West Coast-based airline becomes first U.S. carrier to replace plastic with planet-friendly alternative.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 25, 2023

25 Jan

Southwest Under Federal Investigation For Possible ‘Deceptive’ Scheduling

JAN 25 - The Department of Transportation is investigating whether Southwest Airlines executives may have broken federal law by knowingly offering unrealistic scheduling options&[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 25, 2023

24 Jan

Reminder - 2022p1 Winter Trimester CBT Due January 29!

JAN 24 - Continuing Qualifications (CQ) 2022p1 Winter Trimester is required to be completed by January 29, 2023, at 2359 Central Standard Time.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 24, 2023

24 Jan

Drug and Alcohol Testing Pay

JAN 24 - We have received a number of questions about the process by which pay for Drug/Alcohol testing is applied to our Pay Registers.  As part of Crew Pay’s normal busine[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 24, 2023

24 Jan

AFA Welcomes Class 2247!

JAN 24 - Last week, AFA welcomed class 2247! Class 2247 will begin their careers at our Chicago, Denver, Newark, and Washington D.C. Domiciles.  We look forward to welcoming our flying partners to the line as they begin their new careers!
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 24, 2023

24 Jan

Join United Pilots at Informational Picketing January 25 in LAX!

JAN 24 - Wednesday, January 25, United Pilots, represented by ALPA, will be conducting Informational Picketing to raise awareness on the need to complete bargaining for their long overdue contract.This Informational Picketing will take place at LAX from 0930-1430 PST.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 24, 2023

24 Jan

U.S. Airlines Should Have A Fully Profitable 2023

JAN 24 - The last time that the U.S. airlines earned profits as a group for the full year was 2019. This was a continuation of strong airline earnings from about 2012, [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 24, 2023

23 Jan

Southwest is paying their pilots millions in bonuses

JAN 23 - Southwest Airlines is doing some internal damage control after the company’s abysmal holiday season, where 16,700 flights were cancelled. The Dallas-based carr[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 23, 2023

21 Jan

The days of 'fun flying' are long gone: How U.S. air travel became a nightmare

JAN 21 - It came off as a rare moment of candor for the airline industry on Wednesday, when United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby told analysts and reporters that after a year of const[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 21, 2023

20 Jan

Confirm VRL Package is Marked February 2023

In reviewing the VRL Bid Packages, we became aware that the VRL bid packages uploaded for several bases was the February 2022 VRL bid package, in error.

For those of us who will be bidding Fe[...]

  • AFA Article
  • Jan 20, 2023

19 Jan

United Releases 4Q Earnings Report

JAN 19 - This week, United reported fourth-quarter earnings and full-year 2022 financial results topping Wall Street estimates due to strong demand and higher airfares.According [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 19, 2023

19 Jan

Safety, Health & Security Committee Annual Report

JAN 19 - This week at our Winter 2023 Regular MEC Meeting, our MEC Safety, Health & Security Committee presented their annual report updating the United Master Executive Coun[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 19, 2023

19 Jan

European Taxation Letter

JAN 19 - As we do annually in support of our Members residing in Europe who may be required by the law of the country in which they reside to have a letter detailing the payment [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 19, 2023

19 Jan

2023 Winter Regular Scheduled MEC Meeting Concludes

JAN 19 - The public portion of the Winter 2023 Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council (MEC) held at the Hyatt Rosemont concluded on January 18, 2023. Today, the U[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 19, 2023

19 Jan

United Announces 2022 Profit Sharing

JAN 19 - United’s recent announcement of our airline’s return to profitability alerted all of us to the possibility of a 2022 Profit Sharing payment. Today, United released infor[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 19, 2023

18 Jan

American Giving Flight Attendants Free Bowl of Chili If They Don't Picket...

JAN 18 - American Airlines Promises Flight Attendants A Free Bowl Of Chili If They Don’t Picket Next Week.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 18, 2023

18 Jan

United Airlines and Southwest Airlines Both Have a Big Problem

JAN 18 - A crisis could be looming for the airline industry that could leave you stranded.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 18, 2023

18 Jan

United Airlines CEO warns travelers more disruptions ahead

JAN 18 - The CEO of United Airlines says it could be another rocky year for air travelers.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 18, 2023

18 Jan

United CEO Says Airline Industry Short on People, Planes and Planning

JAN 18 - Despite a better-than-expected year-end 2022 performance, United Airlines sees structural changes to the industry remaking air travel.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 18, 2023

18 Jan

United results top estimates as demand remains resilient despite high fares

JAN 18 - United Airlines’ fourth-quarter profit and outlook for early 2023 topped Wall Street estimates thanks to strong travel demand and high fares.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 18, 2023

17 Jan

Southwest pilots’ union calls vote to authorize potential strike

JAN 17 - Southwest pilots’ union calls vote to authorize potential strike as contract talks sour.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 17, 2023

17 Jan

2023 Winter MEC Meeting

JAN 17 - 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
  • Jan 17, 2023

17 Jan

AFA Welcomes Class 2246!

JAN 17 - Class 2246 will begin their careers at our Chicago, Denver, Newark and Washington D.C. Domiciles. We look forward to welcoming our flying partners to the line as they begin their new careers!
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 17, 2023

17 Jan

AFA Disaster Relief Changes Lives

JAN 17 - We know that disasters can change lives forever. While we can’t stop destructive events from happening, we can, as a Union, assist our members with their recovery.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 17, 2023

17 Jan

MEC Central Schedule Committee DSL Report - February

MEC Central Schedule Committee DSL Report - February
  • Report
  • Jan 17, 2023

17 Jan

United Airlines Opens $32M Flight Attendant Training Center Expansion

JAN 17 - United has just completed a massive expansion project to its flight attendant training center in Houston.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 17, 2023

16 Jan

Blame The Airlines for the American Inequality

JAN 16 - Airlines Are Terrible. Small Cities Are Still Paying Them Millions of Dollars to Stick Around.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 16, 2023

15 Jan

Profit Sharing Program

JAN 15 - Given United’s return to profitability, management has announced their expectation that we will see a Profit-Sharing payout in early 2023.  Our last Profit-Sharing payout was based on the corporation’s 2019 profitability and was paid in 2020.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 15, 2023

14 Jan

Frontier Airlines Drops Human-To-Human Customer Service

JAN 14 - Frontier Airlines announced that it would no longer offer human-to-human customer support.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 14, 2023

13 Jan

Airlines Made the Wrong Bet by Doubling Regional Pilot Pay: Analyst

JAN 13 - Airlines Made the Wrong Bet by Doubling Regional Pilot Pay: Analyst.   American Airlines may be regretting its decision last year to unilaterally hike regional pilot pay to historically high levels.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 13, 2023

12 Jan

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – January 16 US Federal Holiday

JAN 12 - January 16, 2023 is a United States Federal holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as a leader, a pioneer for diversity, and an advocate for labor. Dr. King not o[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 12, 2023

12 Jan

Base Transfers for March 2023 Awarded - Effective 3/2/2023

JAN 12 - Transfers have been processed for the March 2023 bid month and will be effective 3/2/2023.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 12, 2023

12 Jan

Continue to Report Early Boarding

JAN 12 - When passenger boarding begins earlier than the established passenger boarding time, the result is a reduction in the time between our contractual check-in and passenger[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 12, 2023

12 Jan

Vacation Buy Back & 401(k) Deferral Payments - First Quarter of 2023

JAN 12 - Flight Attendants who elected to participate in the Annual Vacation Buy Back option during the 2023 election window can expect the payout for the buyback hours in the fi[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 12, 2023

12 Jan

AFA Welcomes Class 2245!

JAN 12 - Last week, AFA welcomed class 2245! Class 2245 will begin their careers at our Chicago, Denver, Houston, Newark and Washington D.C. Domiciles. We look forward to welcoming our flying partners to the line as they begin their new careers!
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 12, 2023

12 Jan

Join United Pilots at Informational Picketing January 18 in SFO!

JAN 12 - Wednesday, January 18, United Pilots, represented by ALPA, will be conducting Informational Picketing to raise awareness on the need to complete bargaining for a long overdue contract.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 12, 2023

11 Jan

House Republicans Can’t Even Tolerate the Word Labor

JAN 11 - The committee’s rechristening as the House Committee on Education & the Workforce reflects a tradition of Republican labor hostility that has grown more remarkable as the[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 11, 2023

11 Jan

FAA Server Outage – Resolved

JAN 11 - Earlier today, the FAA experienced a nationwide outage of the system that sends out important real-time hazards and restrictions to all commercial airlines pilots – Noti[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 11, 2023

10 Jan

January is National Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month

JAN 10 - As Flight Attendants, we are uniquely positioned to identify human traffickers and assist their victims. Flight crews are skilled observers, and with appropriate trainin[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 10, 2023

10 Jan

Reminder – February 2023 Special COLA Closes January 13!

JAN 10 - Inflight Scheduling has determined that there may be opportunities to award one-month Special COLAs (Special Company Offered Leaves of Absence) effective for the February 2023 bid month. The number of Special COLAs to be awarded has not yet been determined.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 10, 2023

10 Jan

Reminder - 2022p1 Winter Trimester CBT Due January 29!

JAN 10 - Continuing Qualifications (CQ) 2022p1 Winter Trimester is required to be completed by January 29, 2023, at 2359 Central Standard Time.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 10, 2023

10 Jan

February 2023 Final List of Transfers Accepted

JAN 10 - We ask please that, if you have a transfer on file, you make sure it reflects your current desires.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 10, 2023

10 Jan

January 2023 Semi-Annual System Seniority List Published

JAN 10 - You will have a maximum of thirty (30) calendar days from January 11, 2023, to dispute any alleged omission or error that affects your seniority.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 10, 2023

10 Jan

United Master Executive Council Meeting – January 17-18

JAN 10 - The Winter 2023 Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council (MEC) is scheduled to take place Tuesday, January 17-18, 2023, at the Hyatt Rosemont, 6350 N. River Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 10, 2023

10 Jan

Union Plus Scholarship Program

JAN 10 - As a yearly reminder, the Union Plus Scholarship Program application must be received on or before 12:00 p.m. (Noon) Eastern Standard Time on January 31st of the scholarship year.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 10, 2023

09 Jan

Here's why reclining seats are disappearing from airlines

JAN 09 -  The decline of the recline has been coming for some time now. The days of all economy class airline seats having the feature is long gone, and part of the reason for the disappearance is the cost of maintenance on the mechanisms and the cost of how much they weigh.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 09, 2023

08 Jan

Everyone’s elite, but not for long. Airlines make perks harder to earn this year

JAN 08 - Airlines are trying to handle the surge of big spenders — without compromising the appeal of their lucrative loyalty programs and most expensive seats. This year, not everyone will make the cut.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 08, 2023

07 Jan

Japan Airlines Tells Passengers It’s Unethical To Eat On Board

JAN 07 - Japan Airlines is asking business class customers to skip meals on board, telling them it is the ethical thing to do.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 07, 2023

06 Jan

Southwest Airlines meltdown highlights insular management team

JAN 06 - Southwest Airlines meltdown highlights insular management team: ‘A founder-based culture can only take it so far’
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 06, 2023

05 Jan

7.Q.1. CCS Notifications – The Big Picture

JAN 05 - It is situations such as these in which we are reminded that sticking with our Contract, being self-controlled in our adherence and patient in our approach, is t[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 05, 2023

05 Jan

The Challenge of Obtaining Crew Meals during Irregular Operations

JAN 05 - While some of the pairings, as scheduled, are technically “legal,” if things don’t go perfectly, they may not provide Flight Attendants with the opportunity to secure nourishment to support them during the lengthy duty day.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 05, 2023

05 Jan

Fuel Stops – Which Applies, Flight Time or Holding?

JAN 05 - It is important to understand that where the aircraft comes to rest, that is, parks, is operative in determining whether or not flight time continues to accrue. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 05, 2023

05 Jan

AA face penalties for punishing flight attendants who reported toxic fumes

JAN 05 - American Airlines faces penalties for punishing flight attendants who reported toxic in-cabin fumes.  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is proposing a penalty of nearly $7,000 against the air carrier.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 05, 2023

05 Jan

Delta workers accuse airline of ‘culture of fear’ amid attempts to unionize

JAN 05 - Workers face stagnant wages and short staffing despite the airline enjoying soaring profits coming out of the pandemic.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 05, 2023

04 Jan

Will labor strife led by pilots become the airline industry’s next big obstacle?

JAN 04 - With all four big airlines negotiating pilot contracts and several in talks with flight attendants and other groups, labor could again be a pain point for travelers and carriers alike.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 04, 2023

04 Jan

Passenger claims United was ‘lying’ about lost luggage after using AirTag

JAN 04 - Airline passenger claims United was ‘lying’ about lost luggage after AirTag showed it at ‘mystery’ building.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 04, 2023

04 Jan

During in-flight emergencies, sometimes airlines’ medical kits fall short

JAN 04 - While COVID-19 ushered in new health and cleaning protocols designed to make airplane travel safer, incidents in flight raise questions about airlines’ readiness for med[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 04, 2023

04 Jan

"Flight Attendants Seek Change to California Worker Protection Laws..."

JAN 04 - Flight Attendants Seek Change to California Worker Protection Laws to Prevent ‘Unintended Consequences’ Following Supreme Court Win
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 04, 2023

04 Jan

Southwest's ex-CEO turned airline into cult that couldn't recover from meltdowns

JAN 04 - Southwest's ex-CEO turned the airline into a 'cult' that couldn't recover from its 'meltdowns', says pilots' union official
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 04, 2023

03 Jan

What To Expect from the Aviation Industry Over the Next Decade

JAN 03 - What to Expect from The Aviation Industry Over fhe Next Decade. What will happen by 2032 and beyond?

  • AFA Article
  • Jan 03, 2023

03 Jan

CDC Renews Covid Test Mandate for Pax from China

JAN 3 - The U.S. government is requiring proof of a negative Covid-19 test for all passengers ages two or older flying from greater China areas into the U.S., effective at 12:01 a.m.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 03, 2023

03 Jan

AFA Welcomes Class 2244!

JAN 3 - We are excited to welcome our newest flying partners from class 2244 as part of our Flight Attendant community. Our newest flying partners will begin their careers at bases in DEN, EWR, IAD, and ORD.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 03, 2023

31 Dec

New Year Message

We join the entire United Master Executive Council and all those with whom we work daily to express our best wishes to each of you for a safe and enjoyable celebration as we ring in the New Year. W[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 31, 2022

29 Dec

2022p1 Winter Trimester CBT Due January 29, 2023

DEC 29 - As a reminder Continuing Qualifications (CQ) 2022p1 Winter Trimester is available and is required to be completed by January 29, 2023, at 2359 Central Standard Time.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 29, 2022

29 Dec

Join ALPA Informational Picketing SFO January 18

DEC 29 - AFA United Flight Attendants stand shoulder to shoulder with United Pilots. When we support each other, we raise the bar for everyone.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 29, 2022

29 Dec

AFA Welcomes Class 2243!

DEC 29 - We are excited to welcome our newest flying partners from class 2243 as part of our Flight Attendant community. Our newest flying partners will begin their careers at bases in DEN, EWR, IAD, and ORD.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 29, 2022

28 Dec

What Caused the Chaos at Southwest

DEC 28 - While carriers like Delta, American Airlines and United bounced back after severe winter weather wreaked havoc on holiday travel, the low-cost carrier canceled thousands of flights. Here’s why.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 28, 2022

28 Dec

CDC Requirement for Passengers Entering U.S. From China

DEC 28 - CDC Announces Negative COVID-19 Test Requirement from Air Passengers Entering the United States from the People’s Republic of China.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 28, 2022

27 Dec

Turbulence Injuries Remain the Second Leading Cause of Flight Attendant Injuries

Dec 27 - Did you know that turbulence-related injuries remain the second leading cause of Flight Attendant injuries? For many years our AFA Safety, Health, and Security (SHS) Com[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 27, 2022

27 Dec

Reminder: First Paycheck in the New Year – January 3, 2023

DEC 27 - As a reminder and for your planning purposes, Section 3.BB. of our Contract, provides the direct deposit of funds for our first paycheck of the year will be available on the first business day after the banking holiday. 
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 27, 2022

27 Dec

Annual Benefits Confirmation

DEC 27 - Your MEC Benefits Committee strongly recommends that all Flight Attendants make time to review their benefit selections for the 2023 calendar year over the course of the[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 27, 2022

27 Dec

New Database in use for Grievance Reporting

DEC 27 - As we reported in our December 13, 2022 edition of Debrief, we have implemented a new Grievance Database for reporting grievance issues and for the completion of Local Council Worksheets.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 27, 2022

26 Dec

Five Reasons U.S. Airlines Can Be Thankful As 2022 Comes To A Close

DEC 26 - When you mix machines, mother nature, and people, things are bound to fail fairly often and yet even a small flight delay sometimes results in a one-star review.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 26, 2022

24 Dec

Holiday Message

DEC 24 - Where some families place an emphasis on Christmas Eve, others have a higher level of anticipation on Christmas Day itself.  When schedules go awry and well-constru[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 24, 2022

23 Dec

How Do Airlines Order Their Flight Numbers?

DEC 23 - You can tell a lot about a flight by the numbers used its call sign.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 23, 2022

22 Dec

Severe Weather Impact: Commuter Program

DEC 22 - The Contract language provided in Section 28 - Commuter Program, offers Flight Attendants commuting by air some protections when their commute is affected by situations identified in the policy, such as delays caused by unforeseen weather or mechanical issues.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 22, 2022

22 Dec

Calculating Christmas Day Holiday Pay

DEC 22 - Our Contract provides that Flight Attendants receive additional pay for flight assignments flown on designated holidays as outlined in Section 2.Q. in our Contract. 
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 22, 2022

22 Dec

Reserve Christmas Wish List Reminder

DEC 22 - Reserve Christmas Wish List (RCWL) is an exception to the Reserve assignment procedure that is provided for by the language in Section 8.H.8.c. of the Contract. At Chris[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 22, 2022

21 Dec

Buttigieg monitoring airlines as U.S. braces for a frigid holiday

DEC 21 - Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said he is watching how airlines perform amid a winter storm that will sock most of the country and create blizzard conditions in some states — a storm that was already snarling travel Thursday morning in advance of its path.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 21, 2022

21 Dec

Machinists Union Reaches Tentative Agreement at subsidiary of Alaska Airlines

DEC 21 - The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) has reached a two-year tentative agreement extension with McGee Air Services, an Alaska[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 21, 2022

21 Dec

Alaska Airlines ramp workers’ contract offers low pay, better benefits

DEC 21 - The International Association of Machinists union has agreed to a two-year tentative contract extension with McGee Air Services, the Alaska Airlines subsidiary that provides baggage handling and airplane cleaning services to its fleet. 
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 21, 2022

20 Dec

Correcting Per Diem Rate – Missing September 2022 Contractual Per Diem Increase

DEC 20 - The Union has identified, and the company has confirmed, as a result of an inadvertent oversight, that the rate increase that should have become effective in September 2022 was not applied. 
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 20, 2022

20 Dec

Keep Your Contract Close During Weather Irregularities

DEC 20 - Our Contract includes reassignment parameters which allow United management in responding to operational irregularities while ensuring certain pay and schedule protections for United Flight Attendants.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 20, 2022

20 Dec

Clarifying Absence Certificate Requirements & Holiday Bonus Point Eligibility

DEC 20 - United management has provided AFA with some clarity on their expectation of the interaction of Family Medical Leave (FML) usage with the requirement for the holiday absence certificate as follows.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 20, 2022

20 Dec

Reserve Vacation and Sacred Days

DEC 20 - Section 12.C.4. establishes that the days off immediately preceding and following a scheduled vacation period, as shown in a Flight Attendant’s schedule, shall be considered as part of that vacation period.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 20, 2022

20 Dec

Keeping It Professional – Seek Union Assistance First!

DEC 20 - We have trained volunteers available to you in every domicile. After listening to your concerns, EAP/Professional Standards representatives will follow up on the situati[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 20, 2022

20 Dec

AFA Welcomes Class 2242!

DEC 20 - We are excited to welcome our newest flying partners from class 2242 as part of our Flight Attendant community. Our newest flying partners will begin their careers at bases in DEN, EWR, IAD, and ORD.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 20, 2022

19 Dec

Tipping Cabin Crew: What Do Airlines & Flight Attendants Themselves Think?

DEC 19 - Should you consider tipping the cabin crew on your next flight?
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 19, 2022

18 Dec

United Airlines got customers truly excited. Then came the embarrassment

DEC 18 - Your company may have good reason to make customers feel optimistic. But please, don't get carried away...
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 18, 2022

17 Dec

Why Did Boeing's Proposed Supersonic 2707 Airliner Fail?

DEC 17 - Members of the President's task force and the FAA were skeptical of the SST, mainly due to the increasing fuel cost and more significant carbon emissions due to supersonic shockwaves.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 17, 2022

16 Dec

Machinists Union Members at Southwest Overwhelmingly Ratify Agreement

DEC 16 - Machinists Union Members at Southwest Airlines Overwhelmingly Ratify Industry Leading Agreement with Historic Wage Increases, Overtime Protections
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 16, 2022

16 Dec

The bleisure traveler—coming to the rescue of airlines everywhere

DEC 16 - Corporate travel still isn’t fully back, but airlines are seeing increased demand from leisure travelers willing to spend more for extra legroom and other perks.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 16, 2022

16 Dec

SOUTHWEST CUSTOMER SERVICE EMPLOYEES APPROVE NEW CONTRACT

DEC 16 - Southwest Airlines Customer Service employees voted in favor of a new, five-year contract.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 16, 2022

15 Dec

United Airlines Union Coalition Statement on Aircraft Order Announcement

DEC 15 - It’s time United Airlines management get serious at the negotiating table to reach contracts that reflect the value of the work of the people who make United fly.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 15, 2022

15 Dec

Availability of Funds from First Paycheck in the New Year – January 3, 2023

DEC 15 - As a reminder and for your planning purposes, Section 3.BB. of our Contract, provides the direct deposit of funds for our first paycheck of the year will be available on the first business day after the banking holiday.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 15, 2022

15 Dec

Reserve Christmas Wish List Reminder

DEC 15 - Reserve Christmas Wish List (RCWL) is an exception to the Reserve assignment procedure that is provided for by the language in Section 8.H.8.c. of the Contract.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 15, 2022

15 Dec

Sign up for Paperless W2 or Verify/Update Your Mailing Address

DEC 15 - Keeping in mind, as the end of the year approaches, you have a limited period of time before the deadline to elect paperless/electronic delivery of your annual W-2 forms.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 15, 2022

15 Dec

Reminder- EOM Adjustment Options while Bidding for New Month

DEC 15 - Section 7.E. of our Contract provides the mechanism by which month to month line adjustments are resolved.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 15, 2022

15 Dec

Rail industry must overcome strained labor relations in order to survive

DEC 15 - ‘We want to see attrition rates and quality of life improved’
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 15, 2022

15 Dec

United Airlines Pilots Picket In Newark Over Contract Negotiations

DEC 15 - United Airlines pilots picket in Newark, demanding a different response from the airline's management to contract negotiations.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 15, 2022

14 Dec

Why United Airlines stock fell 7% despite massive Boeing deal

DEC 14 - A big day for United Airlines got overshadowed by inflation data, opening up what some analysts see as a potential buying opportunity in the stock.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 14, 2022

13 Dec

United Airlines Union Coalition Statement on Aircraft Order Announcement

DEC 13 - The United Airlines Union Coalition, representing 78,000 workers at United, today released the following statement on United's aircraft order announcement
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 13, 2022

13 Dec

Minimum Crew Verification Reminder

DEC 13 - FAA Minimum crew requirements are regulatory, and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) have been put into place to ensure the correct number of Flight Attendants are onb[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 13, 2022

13 Dec

Changes Coming to Filing Reports with AFA

DEC 13 - To improve your experience in updating information and filing reports with the Union, efforts have been underway to develop a membership and grievance database system that al[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 13, 2022

13 Dec

2023 Pass Travel Enrollment Elections Window Closes December 16

DEC 13 - 2023 Pass Travel Enrollment Elections Window Closes December 16 at 11:59 p.m. CT.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 13, 2022

13 Dec

System Transfers Awarded - Effective in February 2023

DEC 13 - System Transfers Awarded - Effective in February 2023.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 13, 2022

13 Dec

Initiating AFA Supplemental Benefits Claims

DEC 13 - As a reminder, United management is not involved in completing the “Employer Section” of the claim form.  We’ve devised a process whereby the Union provides information needed to process your claim utilizing the staff at the MEC Office in Chicago. 
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 13, 2022

13 Dec

AFA Welcomes Class 2241

DEC 13 - We are excited to welcome our newest flying partners from class 2241 as part of our Flight Attendant community. Our newest flying partners will begin their careers at bases in BOS, CLE, EWR, IAD, and ORD.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 13, 2022

13 Dec

MEC Central Schedule Committee SWLOF Report

MEC Central Schedule Committee SWLOF Report
  • Report
  • Dec 13, 2022

13 Dec

Spirit Airlines offers big raises to pilots in new contract

DEC 13 - Spirit Airlines has offered as much as a 43% cumulative weighted average pay raise to its pilots over two years, according to a union memo seen by Reuters.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 13, 2022

12 Dec

United Airlines, Boeing set to announce major 787 order -sources

DEC 12 -  United Airlines (UAL.O) plans to announce a major Boeing 787 Dreamliner order next week, two sources briefed on the matter told Reuters. Chicago-based Un[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 12, 2022

12 Dec

Economic weakness ‘not showing up in leisure travel,’ Travel + Leisure CEO says

DEC 12 - Leisure travel bookings continue to take off despite economists factoring in recession risks for next year.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 12, 2022

09 Dec

MEC Central Schedule Committee SWLOF Report

MEC Central Schedule Committee SWLOF Report
  • Report
  • Dec 09, 2022

09 Dec

ALPA Informational Picket

On Wednesday, December 14, United Pilots, represented by ALPA will host an informational picketing event at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). United AFA Flight Attendants are encouraged to attend and stand in solidarity with our ALPA Union siblings.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 09, 2022

08 Dec

Thousands of workers at 15 U.S. airports plan rallies and strikes

DEC 08 - The Service Employees International Union says workers are underpaid and understaffed — and are now getting blamed for delays.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 08, 2022

08 Dec

National Human Rights Day – December 10

DEC 08 - Human Rights Day is observed by the international community on December 10, every year honoring the day in 1948 when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 08, 2022

08 Dec

Union Solidarity at United Board of Directors Meeting

DEC 08 - On Wednesday, December 7, United Pilots, represented by ALPA hosted an informational picketing event during the United Airlines Board of Directors Meeting in Downtown Ho[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 08, 2022

08 Dec

Flight Attendant Fatigue Report on My Safety App

DEC 08 -  The company announced via ISW, the Fatigue Review committee will incorporate the Fight Attendant Fatigue Report (FAFR) into the MySafety app.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 08, 2022

08 Dec

Broken Carts – Write it Up!

DEC 08 - We are reminded that when we encounter a broken or malfunctioning cart (or any equipment), it needs to be reported.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 08, 2022

08 Dec

Alcohol’s Effects Begin Quickly and Last Longer Than Most Believe!

DEC 08 - Myths about drinking persist, including how quickly alcohol affects the body and how long the side effects from alcohol consumption last.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 08, 2022

08 Dec

January Vacation Trade Exception Deadline Tomorrow

DEC 08 - As a reminder, January vacation days may be traded up until tomorrow, December 9, 2022.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 08, 2022

08 Dec

50 years since United Airlines Flight 553 crash at Midway Airport killed 45

DEC 8 - Thursday marks 50 years since a United Airlines Flight 553 crashed on approach to Midway Airport, slamming into a Chicago neighborhood just southeast of the airport.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 08, 2022

08 Dec

Airlines are lobbying for a change that could put one pilot in the cockpit

DEC 8 - The airlines have been quietly lobbying that the single-pilot approach would quickly solve the staffing problem caused by the pilot shortage and that technology has vastly improved to allow for safe operation of a single-pilot flight. 
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 08, 2022

07 Dec

United Airlines Unions Form Coalition to Coordinate Bargaining

DEC 7 - Together, our unions form the United Airlines Union Coalition to coordinate closely on bargaining and other issues. We will coordinate in this round of bargaining and we will stand together for our future too. We are United.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 07, 2022

06 Dec

United CEO says Delta pilots contract will set template

DEC 6 - United Airlines (UAL.O) Chief Executive Scott Kirby said a tentative contract agreement between rival Delta Air Lines (DAL.N) and its pilots union would set an industry pattern.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 06, 2022

06 Dec

2022p1 Winter Trimester CBT - Now Available

DEC 6 - Continuing Qualifications (CQ) 2022p1 Winter Trimester is now available and is required to be completed by January 29, 2023, at 2359 Central Standard Time. Log into [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 06, 2022

06 Dec

January 2023 Special COLA

DEC 6 - Inflight Scheduling has determined that there may be opportunities to award one-month Special COLAs (Company Offered Leaves of Absence) effective for the January 2023 bid[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 06, 2022

06 Dec

Welcome Class 2240!

DEC 6 - We are excited to welcome our newest flying partners from class 2240 as part of our Flight Attendant community. Our newest flying partners will begin their careers at bases in IAD, CLE, ORD, EWR, and GUM.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 06, 2022

06 Dec

Delta, pilots reach proposed agreement that could boost industry pay

DEC 6 - Delta Air Lines and its pilots’ union have reached a preliminary agreement that would provide substantial raises and could lead to higher pilot salaries across the industry.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 06, 2022

06 Dec

Morgan Stanley upgrades United Airlines stock to Overweight

DEC 6 - Shares of United Airlines were up on news that the stock was upgraded to Overweight by Morgan Stanley, which said 2023 would be a 'Goldilocks' year for the airline industry.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 06, 2022

05 Dec

MEC Central Schedule Committee DSL Report - January

MEC Central Schedule Committee DSL Report - January
  • Report
  • Dec 05, 2022

05 Dec

The airline policy that cost pregnant flight crew their jobs

DEC 5 - The former flight attendant for Singapore Airlines (SIA) knew she would have to quit her job, as the airline required pregnant cabin crew to resign at the end of their first trimester.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 05, 2022

04 Dec

Airlines and airports need each other — and also hate each other

DEC 04 - Business relationships come in many flavors. They can be of the “Kumbaya” variety, or they can be what airports have with airlines: bitter.  
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 04, 2022

03 Dec

Join United Pilots at Informational Picketing December 7th

DEC 3 - Wednesday, December 7th, United Pilots, represented by ALPA, will be conducting Informational Picketing to show support for completing a long overdue contract.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 03, 2022

02 Dec

Airlines Are Finally Admitting Contrails Are an Environmental Problem

DEC 02 - Airlines and scientists are coming to a consensus that the water vapor trails created by airplanes at high altitudes may play a big role in global warming.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 02, 2022

01 Dec

Jetway Trading from Former Bases at FRA, HKG and NRT

We are happy to share that United management has agreed, on a trial basis through February 2023, to allow jetway trades from FRA, HKG and NRT subject to the following terms...
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 01, 2022

01 Dec

Setting the Record Straight on KCM Rumors

December 1, 2022 — Unfounded rumors and blogs have been swirling this week about the future Known Crew Member. Let’s set the record straight. KCM is NOT going away, even if there is a name chan[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 01, 2022

01 Dec

Welcome Class 2239!

We are excited to welcome our newest flying partners from class 2239 as part of our Flight Attendant community. Our newest flying partners will begin their careers at bases in BOS, CLE, DEN, EWR, GUM, and IAD.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 01, 2022

01 Dec

Flight Attendant Obligations when Summoned for Jury Duty

When summoned for Jury Duty, Section 15.M.1. of our Contractual outlines specific Flight Attendant obligations and establishes how we are paid for this civic duty.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 01, 2022

01 Dec

Hotel Rooms for Sits Scheduled or Delayed Greater than Four Hours

Section 5.B. of our Contract outlines the obligation of the company when scheduled at a layover station in excess of four hours (Section 5.B.1.) or are delayed at a layover station for four hours or[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 01, 2022

01 Dec

Cintas Website Blackout Period

Due to Cintas website undergoing maintenance, uniform employees will not be about to access the site from Nov. 28 – Dec. 5.   During this blackout period, employees will not be able to view or purchase uniform garments.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 01, 2022

29 Nov

Mexico's Civil Aviation Industry Rejects Foreign Cabotage Flights

NOV 30 - The Mexican airline industry has requested the government not to go any further with the plans to authorize cabotage flights from international operators at the Felipe Ángeles International Airport (NLU).
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 29, 2022

29 Nov

Potential Holiday Chaos As Airline Staff Plan Strikes Worldwide

NOV 29 - Holiday travel may get crazier than usual this December. The Thanksgiving holiday just passed in the United States, and Christmas is rapidly approaching, a hectic time f[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 29, 2022

29 Nov

Support ALPA Informational Picketing December 1 – ORD

NOV 29 - During negotiations, it’s important to remember we’re not in this alone. While our focus and priority is always United Flight Attendants, our extended family includes th[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 29, 2022

29 Nov

Absence Certificate Requirement During the Christmas Holiday Absence Period

NOV 29 - Since the announcement of these two programs, we have been working to clarify with management the expectation as it applies to the requirement for an Absence Certificate[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 29, 2022

29 Nov

Vacation Trades by Seniority Closes November 30

NOV 29 - Second round vacation awards were published last week and vacation trades by seniority is currently open and will close November 30 at 8:00 (HDT).
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 29, 2022

29 Nov

Reserve Letter Trade Screen Maintenance

NOV 29 - We were advised recently that United’s Technology Department is currently performing maintenance on the Reserve Letter Trade (A/B) request screen. As a result of this maintenance, the screen will not be available until November 29, 2022, at 2200 CT.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 29, 2022

29 Nov

Reserve Christmas Wish List

NOV 29 - The Reserve Christmas Wish List is expected to open on December 1.  All preferences submitted prior to any December 1 announcement of the system opening will be removed and must be resubmitted.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 29, 2022

28 Nov

Frontier Airlines drops its customer service line

NOV 28 - Frontier airlines will no longer let customers call a phone number in order to speak with a live agent. And while the budget airline is known for its cost-cutting measures, most major airlines still operate customer service lines.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 28, 2022

24 Nov

Thanksgiving Message

NOV 24 - This holiday season consider if you will, that which we appreciate, appreciates in value.  Not only Thanksgiving Day, but every day, consider the impact of being ge[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 24, 2022

22 Nov

Inflight Safety Action Program (ISAP) Reporting

NOV 22 - One of the key components of the ISAP (Inflight Safety Action Program) is its focus on improving safety by providing a non-punitive and confidential resource t[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 22, 2022

22 Nov

Second Round Vacation Awards & Vacation Trades by Seniority

NOV 22 - The Second Round Vacation Awards were published last week.  The next step in the process is Open Time Trades by Seniority.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 22, 2022

22 Nov

2023 Advance Vacation Fly Through & Trades Between Flight Attendants

NOV 22 - Requests for 2023 Advance Vacation Fly Through & Trades Between Flight Attendants.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 22, 2022

22 Nov

Reserve Christmas Wish List

NOV 22 - Once Reserve Christmas Wishlist is open you will be able to access the 2022 Reserve Christmas Wishlist from the Reserve tab in CCS or via www.unitedafa.org/wishlist.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 22, 2022

22 Nov

End of Month Conflict (EOM)/ Month to Month Line Adjustment Process

NOV 22 - End of month adjustments are necessary when a Flight Attendant’s awarded new month schedule conflicts with the old month schedule.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 22, 2022

22 Nov

Potential 401(k) Distribution Options for Those Impacted by Recent Hurricanes

NOV 22 - For those of us impacted by the recent hurricanes (Fiona, Ian & Nicole), it is undeniable that the damage has been devastating and may present financial challenges.&[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 22, 2022

22 Nov

AFA Welcomes Class 2238!

NOV 22 - We are excited to welcome our newest flying partners from class 2238 as part of our Flight Attendant community. Our newest flying partners will begin their careers at bases in DEN, EWR, GUM, and IAD.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 22, 2022

21 Nov

Lehigh Valley Health Network to Remain in Aetna Network

NOV 21 - Effective November 22, 2022, the Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) announced an agreement with Aetna that allows Aetna patients to remain in network at LVHN, effective immediately. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 21, 2022

20 Nov

Fired SpaceX employees accuse company of violating labor law

NOV 20 - Several SpaceX employees who were fired after circulating an open letter calling out CEO Elon Musk’s behavior have filed a complaint accusing the company of violating labor laws.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 20, 2022

19 Nov

U.C. Workers Strike on All 10 Campuses

NOV 19 - The walkout involves nearly 48,000 unionized academic workers at the prestigious public university system.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 19, 2022

18 Nov

DOJ antitrust challenge to airline alliance concludes in federal court

NOV 18 - Antitrust regulators last year sued to stop an alliance between American Airlines and JetBlue Airways.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 18, 2022

18 Nov

LATAM Airlines plane crashes on Peruvian runway, two firefighters dead

NOV 18 - A LATAM Airlines jet collided with Bya firetruck on the runway as it was taking off from the airport in Peru's capital Lima on Friday, resulting in the death of two firefighters, the carrier said.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 18, 2022

18 Nov

Virgin suspends gender neutral uniform on flights to Qatar 'to protect staff'

NOV 18 - Virgin Atlantic's gender-neutral uniform policy was ditched when the airline flew England football team's flight to Qatar to keep staff safe, the airline has said.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 18, 2022

17 Nov

Second Round Vacation Awards to Be Posted November 18

NOV 17 - Second round bidding for 2023 Vacations has now concluded and awards will be posted no later than the close of business on Friday, November 18, 2022. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 17, 2022

17 Nov

Open Time Vacation Trades by Seniority Begins November 24

NOV 17 - The next phase of vacation processes, Vacation Modifications and Trading begin on November 24, 2022.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 17, 2022

17 Nov

Base Transfers for January 2023 Awarded - Effective December 30

NOV 17 - Now that the annual vacation bidding process has been completed, the company awarded system transfers effective with the January 2023 schedule month, effective December 30, 2022.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 17, 2022

17 Nov

Annual Pass Travel Enrollment Period Now Open

NOV 17 - Pass travel enrollment is open now through Dec. 16, 2022, at 11:59pm CST.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 17, 2022

17 Nov

Holiday Buddy Pass Travelers with Working Crew Members

NOV 17 - During the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, working crew members will be able to travel with up to two individuals using buddy passes at the crew member’s personal boarding priority of SA1P.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 17, 2022

17 Nov

Deadline for Uniform Orders with Cintas for 2022

NOV 17 - We encourage everyone to finalize their orders before the holiday season is upon us, we want to create the appropriate reference to alert everyone that the last day for telephone orders will be Friday, December 30, 2022, by 4:00PM CT.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 17, 2022

17 Nov

United Airlines, Alcohol Wipes and Finding New Customer Touch Points

NOV 17 - Some passengers want to talk to people. Some do not. United Airlines wants make sure they all have a choice.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 17, 2022

17 Nov

United Expects To Carry 5.5 Million Passengers Over Thanksgiving Holiday

NOV 17 - United expects its busiest travel day since the beginning of the pandemic to be after Thanksgiving.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 17, 2022

17 Nov

Airlines for America CEO Talks About Return of Air Travel Ahead of the Holidays

NOV 17 - “The industry is back and it came back sooner than expected,”...
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 17, 2022

16 Nov

Sun Country CEO Says Flying Amazon Cargo Allows Airline to ‘De-Peak’ Schedule

NOV 16 - Sun Country Chief Jude Bricker made the case for why low-cost carriers are the real growth story in aviation. "Our cost structure isn't dependent on adding new airplanes or keeping our pilots junior." Take that, Scott Kirby.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 16, 2022

16 Nov

Close of December Bids Delayed Three (3) Hours at all locations except GUM.

Based on the advocacy of AFA, management and AFA have mutually agreed to delay the close of December schedule bids by three (3) hours at all locations except GUM.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 16, 2022

15 Nov

Second Round Vacation Bidding Closes November 16

NOV 15 - Second Round Vacation bidding will close on November 16, 2022, 0800 Home Domicile Time (HDT).  Awards will be posted no later than November 20, 2022.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 15, 2022

15 Nov

Annual Benefits Open Enrollment Closes November 18

NOV 15 - Annual Benefits Open Enrollment for active employees closes November 18, 2022. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 15, 2022

15 Nov

December 2022 Special COLA Awards

NOV 15 - This MAY NOT be the final Special COLA list for December. Additional Special COLAs for the month may be awarded. The final list will be posted to Flying Together before the December flying month begins.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 15, 2022

15 Nov

AFA Flight Attendants Honor Picket Line at American

NOV 15 - At many locations where we share bases with American Airlines Flight Attendants, AFA Members, along with members ALPA, APA, IAM TWU and Members of other supporting Unions joi[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 15, 2022

15 Nov

Checking-in and Out of Our Layover Hotels

NOV 15 - When checking out, settle all charges incurred during your stay, including telephone calls or room service charges and request a receipt.  
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 15, 2022

15 Nov

Senior Opting (Section 7.O.7.)

NOV 15 - Reserve Flight Attendants who have questions regarding the application of the language in Section 7.O. of our Contract are encouraged to review the circumstances under which a Reserve can be senior opted from their position.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 15, 2022

15 Nov

AFA Welcomes Class 2237!

NOV 15 - We are excited to welcome our newest flying partners from class 2237 as part of our Flight Attendant community. Our newest flying partners will begin their careers at bases in EWR, GUM, IAD, and ORD.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 15, 2022

14 Nov

Show Solidarity for AA Flight Attendants

NOV 14 - Support Flight Attendants - APFA Systemwide Informational Picketing, November 15, 2022
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 14, 2022

14 Nov

United ALPA Pilots DEN Informational Picketing Tuesday, November 15, 2022

NOV 14 - Show our support for United Pilots at their Informational Picketing Tuesday, November 15, 2022
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 14, 2022