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19 Oct

Self-Adjustments Begin on the 20th at 0600 Central Time

As a reminder, Appendix A - Scheduling Timeline Chronology of the JCBA (page #86), states that Self-adjustment begins on the 20th day of the month at 0600 Central time. While some adjustments were mad[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 19, 2018

19 Oct

Reserve Contact Following Legal Rest

During the last few weeks, Crew Scheduling personnel have been advising Flight Attendants on Reserve status that is was permissible to contact them during any number of arbitrary contact points during[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 19, 2018

19 Oct

Vacation Relief Lines (VRL) Bidding Opens, Saturday, October 20, 2018

Vacation Relief Line (VRL) bidding opens Saturday, October 20th and closes on Sunday, October 22, 2018, 0800 HDT. Flight Attendants awarded Vacation Relief Lines during the Primary bid period, will be required to submit bids during the secondary bid period otherwise known as Vacation Relief Bidding.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 19, 2018

19 Oct

End of Month (EOM) Adjustment Process Begins October 20, 2018

Although previously communicated Flight Attendants are reminded that after your line award is posted, it may be necessary to make adjustments to your schedule to resolve conflicts resulting from the award of the new line.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 19, 2018

19 Oct

Self-Adjustment Procedures

It is important to understand that our Contract, Section 7.E.1., provides Flight Attendants with a minimum of twenty-four (24) hours to use mutual trade procedures to resolve conflicts resulting from [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 19, 2018

19 Oct

CCS User Guide

A Crew Communication System (CCS) Guide has been published to assist in understanding how to use  information in CCS that may not have been covered in other educational materials released to date.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 19, 2018

19 Oct

Unimatic to CCS Translation

To assist United Flight Attendants who may be more familiar with the functionality of Unimatic in their transition to CCS, the Joint Implementation Committee has created a document that provides a “translation key” and outlines many of the key functions previously used in Unimatic.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 19, 2018

19 Oct

JCBA Pay-Related Implementation Update

In an ongoing effort to provide you with as much information as possible, representatives of the Joint Implementation Committee want to ensure you are aware of those pay-related implementation issues [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 19, 2018

19 Oct

Jetway Trade Process

A Flight Attendant may drop the last segment of a pairing to another Flight Attendant by calling scheduling no earlier than one (1) calendar day and no later than four (4) hours prior to the scheduled[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 19, 2018

19 Oct

Trading Reserve Days Off

A Reserve may only trade a day off with another Reserve in her/his base, or, when applicable, the sub-base in which they hold a special qualification.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 19, 2018

19 Oct

Reserves Trading Assigned Pairings

After being assigned a pairing, a Reserve may trade with another Flight Attendant (Reserve or Lineholder) for a pairing: I.  Of the same number of days
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 19, 2018

19 Oct

2019 Annual Benefits Open Enrollment Reminder

Flight Attendants are reminded to make their annual Benefit selections by October 26, 2018. Details of this year’s benefit options can be accessed through Your Benefits Resource (YBR) which is accessible from the Employee Services section of the company’s website. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 19, 2018

17 Oct

MEC 6-18 Filed

This week, MEC 6-18 was filed based on the company’s delay in awarding the October 2018 lines of flying system-wide.  Additionally, when the lines were finally awarded, they were incorrectly awarded to Flight Attendants.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 17, 2018

17 Oct

Transition Pairing Pay and Credit

Transition pairings which started in September and ended in October were built to minimize the number of segments on either side of the transition.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 17, 2018

17 Oct

United Airlines (UAL) Today Announced Third Quarter 2018 Financial Results

On October 16, 2018 the company announced its third-quarter 2018 financial results, reporting third quarter net income of $836 million, diluted earnings per share of $3.06, pre-tax earnings of $1.1 billion and pre-tax margin of 9.6 percent. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 17, 2018

17 Oct

Breast Cancer Awareness –Wear Pink during the Month of October!

Every October, in an effort to raise awareness of the importance of prevention, all United Airlines employees are able to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness by wearing pink.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 17, 2018

17 Oct

Primary Schedule Bid for November Close Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 17, 2018

November 2018 primary schedule bid began on October 12, 0800 HDT and Flight Attendants are reminded to submit their bids by Wednesday, October 17, 0800 HDT.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 17, 2018

17 Oct

Improvements to the CCS Primary Line Bidding Screen

Based on your feedback, we are making many improvements to the CCS Primary Line Bidding screen effective with November bidding, which begins on October 12, 2018. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 17, 2018

17 Oct

Important Reminders for the November Bid Period

In preparation for the November 2018 bid period, below are a few important reminders.Printed bid packets will be available in the bases by 1500 Home Domicile Time on October 14.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 17, 2018

17 Oct

2019 Vacation Allocations

The Vacation Elections period closed yesterday, October 15, 2018 consistent with the Vacation Timeline in Section 12.C.2. of our JCBA.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 17, 2018

17 Oct

Benefits Open Enrollment Make Your Selections by October 26, 2018

Details of this year’s benefit options can be accessed through Your Benefits Resource (YBR) which is accessible from the Employee Services section of the company’s website. Enrollment may be completed via the internet or over the phone now through October 26, 2018.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 17, 2018

17 Oct

Benefits Open Enrollment – Changes to Long Term Disability (LTD) Administrator

This year, our contractual Long Term Disability (LTD) insurance carrier will change. These benefits will be administered by Prudential.   In addition to this change, we have some v[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 17, 2018

17 Oct

To Submit an Allstate Benefits Claim or View Coverage

There have been a number of questions on how to submit a Claim or view Certificate of Coverage from those enrolls in the Allstate Voluntary Benefits plans
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 17, 2018

17 Oct

Pay Education Materials

The Pay education materials highlight the key pay elements for both Lineholders and Reserves and includes information about Paychecks, Pay Register and Pay Advice details.  
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 17, 2018

17 Oct

2018 Midterm Elections Commit to Vote!

The 2018 midterm elections are scheduled for the first Tuesday in November.  This year, its November 6, 2018.  All 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate will be contested. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 17, 2018

15 Oct

Known Crew Member Access Down

On Monday, October 15 at 0930 CT, AFA has learned that access via Known Crew Member will be unavailable for approximately one hour.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 15, 2018

13 Oct

Bad Day, Worse Day Trades

Prior to submitting a “Bad Day – Worse Day” trade Flight Attendants are encouraged to become familiar with the following terminology and to understand how Bad Day, Worse Day calculations impact your ability to alter you schedule.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 13, 2018

13 Oct

Ready Reserve Availability Following the 1930 HDT Assignment Process

We have received questions from Flight Attendants regarding the obligation of a Reserve to be telephone available once assignments are made during the 1930 HDT process. In addressing these questions, [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 13, 2018

13 Oct

AFA Resources for Hurricane Michael

The devastation left by Hurricane Michael in several states is still coming into focus, with coastal Florida cities destroyed beyond recognition, and homes, businesses and agriculture torn or swamped from Georgia to Virginia. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 13, 2018

13 Oct

Vacation Election Process Make Your Selections by Monday, October 15

Flight Attendants can make their vacation election selections now through Monday, October 15, 2018, 0800 (HDT). 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 13, 2018

13 Oct

2019 Vacation Team Contact Information Update

After the 2019 Vacation Bidding guide was published, there were some changes to the access options. For the sake of clarity, we’re republishing the numbers and appropriate FLTLINE options:
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 13, 2018

13 Oct

Open Enrollment for our 2019 Benefits

Details of this year’s benefit options can be accessed through Your Benefits Resource (YBR) which is accessible from the Employee Services section of the company’s website.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 13, 2018

13 Oct

Bad Day Worse Day Trades - Instant Trading and Pick-Ups

Much confusion still remains over the process’ of the “Bad Day – Worse Day” trading provision of our JCBA. In an effort to provide clarification on this type of trading we will provide a 3 part public[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 13, 2018

13 Oct

Bidding for your November Schedule

Effective today, Flight Attendants may submit bid for their November 2018 schedule in CCS. The Primary bid period opened today October 12, 2018, at 0800 HDT and will close at 0800 HDT on October 17, 2018.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 13, 2018

13 Oct

November Bid Packages – Single Duty Period Pairing Display

We learned late yesterday of a change to the manner in which one day (turns) are displayed in the lines of flying.  In the past, a Nashville turn from EWR would appear in the lines of flying[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 13, 2018

13 Oct

BidPlus Tool CCS Compatible for November Bids

Last month in an effort to assist Flight Attendants in the transition to the new bidding environment, all United Flight Attendants were provided with FREE access to BidPlus for a period of four (4) months courtesy of BidPlus and the United Master Executive Council for AFA.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 13, 2018

13 Oct

November International Bid Position Matrix Updates

Flight Attendants should be alerted to recent changes the company has made to the November International bid position matrix. We encourage you to review these changes prior to submitting November bids.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 13, 2018

13 Oct

Updating Information Related to your FAA Airman Certification Card

Flight Attendants can obtain information on how to update the personal information associated with the FAA Airmen Certificate may best accomplish this by visiting the FAA Airmen certification website, where they will find detailed instructions.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 13, 2018

13 Oct

10 Hours Rest is the Law

On October 5, 2018, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 became law. The Secretary of the Department of Transportation now has 30 days to change the federal rest rules for Flight Attendants.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 13, 2018

10 Oct

Clarifying the Union’s Position on Personal Drops

In last Friday’s E-lines, we reported on the Personal Drops and how the company was handling requests for Personal Drops since October 1st  Early this week we have come to learn that we likely have a dispute with management on how personal drops are being handled.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 10, 2018

10 Oct

Problems Reaching Crew Scheduling?

We continue to receive reports from Flight Attendants of problems contacting Crew Scheduling through FLTLINE. Management reports they have taken the following steps to address the wait times:
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 10, 2018

10 Oct

Master Schedule Guide

Printed copies will be available for pick up in your base in the coming weeks. Pre-merger UA Unimatic Transition
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 10, 2018

10 Oct

Galley Pay

Flight Attendants now bid for and are awarded positions in advance, it is no longer necessary for pmUA Flight Attendants to request Galley Pay through the Galley Pay app on Link.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 10, 2018

10 Oct

Vacation Election Process Make Your Selections by Monday October 15

Flight Attendants can make their vacation election selections now through Monday, October 15, 2018, 0800 (HDT). During the Vacation Election Process Flight Attendants choose what they would like to do with their 2019 Vacation days as it pertains to:
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 10, 2018

10 Oct

Monthly Bidding Timeline – November 2018

Beginning October 12, 0800 HDT through October 17 0800 HDT, November 2018 schedule bidding will take place via CCS. Each month the bidding and awards process will follow a timeline, with opening and closing times for each specific event.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 10, 2018

10 Oct

Continuous Overnight Duty (Stand up All-night Flying)

As we are all aware, pairings involving continuous overnight duty, sometimes referred to as “stand up all-night flying” are being seen in many of the bid packages especially for those of us based at locations at or near the West Coast or in Hawaii.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 10, 2018

10 Oct

Senior Opting by a Line Holder

We’ve received a number of questions about the circumstances under which a Reserve can be senior opted from her/his position. As outlined in the JCBA, Reserve Flight Attendants may be senior opted out of a position under the following circumstances:
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 10, 2018

10 Oct

Reserve Preferencing vs. Ready Reserve Preferencing

Over the course of the past week, we have received questions from Flight Attendants requesting information about the difference between Reserve Preferencing and Ready Reserve Preferencing, and when each set of preferences is considered for Reserve assignments.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 10, 2018

10 Oct

2018 Midterm Elections Commit to Vote!

The 2018 midterm elections will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.  All 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate will be contested.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 10, 2018

06 Oct

October Work Position Matrix Removed from Company Website in Error

For a brief period of time, as a result of an unintended error, the October work position matrix was removed from the company website.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 06, 2018

06 Oct

Keep it Professional – Union First!

When issues are taken to management to report a flying partner or another employee, the consequences can be severe for all parties involved and rarely turn out as we might anticipate. The Profess[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 06, 2018

06 Oct

United MEC Fall Regular Meeting – October 9 - 11, 2018

Our Fall 2018 Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council (MEC) is scheduled to take place October 9th - 11th, 2018, at the Hyatt Rosemont, 6350 N. River Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 06, 2018

06 Oct

2019 Annual Benefits Open Enrollment Opens Monday, October 8 - October 26

Open Enrollment for our 2019 Benefits will begin October 8 and run through October 26, 2018.Details of this year’s benefit options can be accessed through Your Benefits Resource (YBR) which is ac[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 06, 2018

06 Oct

Vacation Election Process Make Your Selections by October 15

The Vacation Election Process opened September 25, 2018, 0800(HDT). Flight Attendants can make their selections now through October 15, 2018, 0800 (HDT). During the Vacation Election Process[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 06, 2018

06 Oct

Safety Checks & Doors – Stop, Drop & Review

Common Metal has arrived, and with it, many new distractions and challenges. Regardless of our pre-merger affiliation, we fully expect we will confront these new challenges as consummate Safety Professionals despite any uncertainty or lack of familiarity with any new aircraft.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 06, 2018

06 Oct

How to Request a Personal and Partial Drop

Flight Attendants may request to drop their scheduled pairing the day before the trip by submitting a request beginning at 0001 HDT the day prior to the trip. Requests will be granted on a first come, first served basis, and are subject to operational needs. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 06, 2018

06 Oct

A Review of the EBB Trip Advertisement Features

Flight Attendants recently reported confusion when placing trip advertisements for a straight pick-up verses a Mutual Trade. For clarification purposes the electronic bulletin board (eBB) is available for advertising pairings or portions of pairings for trade/pick up within the base.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 06, 2018

06 Oct

Master List of Codes Now Available, Including Standby Reserve Codes

The Master List of Codes is now available and includes a comprehensive view of all CCS codes seen in the Master Schedule, Master Schedule History, Alert codes and Standby Reserve codes. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 06, 2018

06 Oct

2018 Midterm Elections Commit to Vote!

The 2018 midterm elections will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.  All 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate will be contested.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 06, 2018

06 Oct

Congress Passes 10 Hours Rest, FAA Reauthorization Bill

WE DID IT!   This is our accomplishment of which we should all be proud!On Wednesday, October 3, 2018, the Senate voted overwhelmingly to pass the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 06, 2018

03 Oct

Congress Passes 10 Hours Rest, FAA Reauthorization Bill

WE DID IT! Today, the Senate voted bipartisan and overwhelmingly to pass the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. The bill is now approved by both chambers of Congress and will go to the President's desk for signing before the October 7, 2018 deadline. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 03, 2018

03 Oct

JCBA Implementation Update Website

In our ongoing effort to provide you with information to assist you in understanding each step of the implementation and the associated automation, we created the “JCBA Implementation Update” website,[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 03, 2018

03 Oct

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The month of October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To date, breast cancer remains the most common form of cancer among women living in the United States. VIDEO
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 03, 2018

03 Oct

Update Contact Information in CCS

Flight Attendant telephone numbers are now available in CCS under the “My Info” area associated with your name. The contact information section on the Employee Info page has been pre-populat[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 03, 2018

03 Oct

Ready Reserve or Release (Section 8.E.1-2.)

Reserve Flight Attendants who are not assigned within the Reserve Preferencing system or during the post-preferencing clean-up may be either released from contact for the following day or assigned to [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 03, 2018

03 Oct

Clarifying White and Purple Flag Designated Days

Management has recently announced white and purple flag days in several designated bases, sparking Flight Attendants to inquire about the differences between the two incentive payments provided when utilizing the provisions of White and Purple Flag designated days.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 03, 2018

03 Oct

Vacation Election Process - Make Your Elections by October 15

The Vacation Election Process opened September 25, 2018. Flight Attendants can make their selections now through October 15, 2018 at 0800 (HDT). During the Vacation Election Process Flight Attendants choose what they would like to do with their 2019 Vacation days as it pertains to:
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 03, 2018

02 Oct

Common Hotel & Transportation Reporting Form

With our transition to a common scheduling platform, we will also transition to a common reporting form for Hotel & Transportation Issues.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 02, 2018

02 Oct

Accessing Prior Period PDF Versions of Pay Statements

Prior to October 1, 2018, pmUA Flight Attendants will access prior period Monthly Statements of Earnings (MSOE) and Monthly Flight Time Records (MFTR) on Flying Together > Employee Services > My Info/Manager’s Tool Box > Statement of Earnings (Historical).
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 02, 2018

02 Oct

Sick Leave Clarification for pmCO/pmCMI Flight Attendants

Pre-merger CAL and pmCMI Flight Attendants should be aware of a significant change effective October 1 as it pertains to sick leave. There is no change to the sick leave procedures for pmUA Flight Attendants.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 02, 2018

02 Oct

Reminder - All Flight Attendants Call 1-800-FLT-LINE

All Flight Attendants now call 1-800-FLT-LINE (1-800-358-5463) to reach important company resources. By creating this single resource for all Flight Attendants, management indicates having a better ability to improve the quality of the offerings available.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 02, 2018

02 Oct

2018 Midterm Elections Commit to Vote!

The 2018 midterm elections will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.  All 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate will be contested. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 02, 2018

01 Oct

Common Hotel & Transportation Reporting Form

As today we transition to a common scheduling platform, we will also transition to a common reporting form for Hotel & Transportation Issues.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 01, 2018

01 Oct

29 Sep

Uniform Appearance Standards

Effective October 1, 2018, not only do we begin the positive check-in process at each base, we begin to see a renewed focus on appearance standards. In anticipation of these new procedures, we’re reco[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 29, 2018

29 Sep

Sick Leave Clarification for pmCO/pmCMI Flight Attendants

Pre-merger CAL and pmCMI Flight Attendants should be aware of a significant change effective October 1 as it pertains to sick leave.  There is no change to the sick leave procedures for pmUA Flight Attendants.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 29, 2018

29 Sep

All Flight Attendants to Call 1-800-FLT-LINE Beginning October 1

Beginning on October 1, 2018 at 0200 (Central time), all Flight Attendants will now call 1-800-FLT-LINE (1-800-358-5463) to reach important company resources. By creating this single resource for all [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 29, 2018

29 Sep

Change in Hotel Registration Process in Shanghai

If you plan to work into Shanghai in the coming weeks, you should be aware of some changes that will occur with the hotel registration process that is the result in a change in government regulation in Shanghai.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 29, 2018

29 Sep

October Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Ribbon Program

Every October, in our ongoing collective effort to raise awareness of the importance of prevention, we pull together with other employees to show our collective support for Breast Cancer Awareness by [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 29, 2018

29 Sep

Vacation Election Process Now Open

The Vacation Election Process opened September 25, 2018, 0800(HDT). Flight Attendants can make their selections now through October 15, 2018, 0800 (HDT). During the Vacation Election Process[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 29, 2018

29 Sep

Positive Check-in Effective October 1, 2018

Beginning Monday, October 1, 2018, Flight Attendants will be required to participate in positive check-in on the first leg of each pairing. Visit the Concierge Desk to check in up to three (3) hours p[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 29, 2018

29 Sep

Flight Attendant Briefing Effective October 1, 2018

 Flight Attendants will proceed to the aircraft after checking in. ·       Flight Attendant briefings will be held on the aircraft unless the aircraft is n[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 29, 2018

29 Sep

Flight Attendant to Flight Attendant Mutual Trade Clairfication

Questions regarding the Mutual trade process, specifically the parameters outlining a mutual trade, have been numerous. Mutual Trades are agreed upon trades between two Flight Attendants and can involve either trips or Reserve days off. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 29, 2018

29 Sep

Ready Reserve Preferencing

Ready Reserve Preferencing is available to all Flight Attendants who have been assigned Ready Reserve from scheduling or the Reserve Preference System during the Reserve assignment process the night p[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 29, 2018

29 Sep

Reserve Process and Assignment

The list of assignments in open time will be captured and considered frozen. Any flying that opens after the snapshot will still be available to Lineholders for pick-up. Taken @ 1500 HDT.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 29, 2018

29 Sep

A Home Reserve Flight Attendant Assignment of Open Pairings

Reserves are grouped based on the number of days they are available. Within each group, Reserves are then ordered based on the amount of flight time they have accrued during the month with the lesser time accrued (TMAC) listed first. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 29, 2018

29 Sep

Submitting a Request for a Personal Drop (PD) or Personal Time Off (PTO)

Login in to CCS ->Trading ->EBB. Directly under the Electronic Bulletin Board title, on the left hand side you will see a small arrow next to the word Market
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 29, 2018

29 Sep

Flight Attendants Working Carry Over Pairings September into October

As a reminder, Flight Attendants working a pairing originating in the September that overlaps into the schedule month of October, will continue to follow their originating pairing metal protection until the completion of the pairing.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 29, 2018

29 Sep

No Knifes Ever Again. "It's in the Bill"

September 27, 2018 — In addition to 10 Hours Minimum Rest, there are many AFA safety, health, and security priorities in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. And here's another BIG one:
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 29, 2018

25 Sep

Message from John Slater and Ken Diaz

Inflight Team,It has been a busy week and we again want to thank all of you for your participation and feedback during the bidding process. While we recognize this initial bid has had some issues, we [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 25, 2018

25 Sep

Call-in Reserve & Ready Reserve Preferencing

Call-in Reserve preferences will continue to be used through the evening of September 26, 2018 for assignments awarded on September 27, 2018.  Existing pmUA Call-in Reserve preferences will not transfer to the CCS Reserve Preferencing system.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 25, 2018

25 Sep

Sick Leave Guide

The company has published a Sick Leave Guide to help you find information regarding Sick Leave and Occupational Injury (OI). The guide contains information previously published on these topi[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 25, 2018

25 Sep

Vacation Election Process Begins Today, September 25, 2018

The Vacation Election Process opened today for a twenty (20) day period,September 25, 2018, 0800(HDT) through October 15, 2018, 0800 (HDT). During the Vacation Election Process Flight Attendants choose what they would like to do with their 2019 Vacation days as it pertains to:
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 25, 2018

25 Sep

Instant Trading and Pick-Ups when Reserve Coverage is Insufficient

Section 7.I.17 of our JCBA, outlines the instant trading provision, Trip Trades and Pick Ups when the Reserve coverage is insufficient and states the following: Trip trades with open time will be allowed only when sufficient Reserve coverage exists as determined by Scheduling.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 25, 2018

25 Sep

Reserve Move-up Lines (Section 8.B.)

All Reserves are placed on the Move-Up List each month, unless they choose to remove their name from the list. Reserve Move-Up Lines are lines constructed using pairings from any unassigned open time that remains on the first day of the new bid month. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 25, 2018

25 Sep

Seniority Trading Opens September 27, 2018

One seniority based trade run with open time will occur on the 27th of the month at 1500 HDT. Seniority Trip Trades are processed in the following manner:
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 25, 2018

25 Sep

How to Access Work History in CCS

Starting October 1, 2018 at 0800 Central Time, all Flight Attendants will be able to access their full Work History in CCS. Please note that pmUA Flight Attendant work histories (FDWH) will migrate from Unimatic to CCS and will be accessible in CCS starting October 1, 2018. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 25, 2018

25 Sep

CCS Master Schedule Settings

All Flight Attendants are automatically opted-in to allow other Flight Attendants the permission to view their schedule.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 25, 2018

25 Sep

Call on Congress to Vote for the FAA Bill with 10 Hours Rest

Late Friday night, we advised you that the House and Senate conference concluded with a bicameral FAA Reauthorization Bill that includes our 10 hours minimum rest and Fatigue Risk Management Plan (FRMP). 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 25, 2018

25 Sep

2019 Annual Benefits Open Enrollment Available October 8 – October 26

A Benefits Preview Guide providing highlights of updates to our medical benefits, prescription drug coverage, and wellness incentives as well as plan & dependent options and costs should have arrived at your address on record. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 25, 2018

24 Sep

Message from John Slater and Ken Diaz

Recognizing that there is a lot of change happening for all of you, and to allow for one less change at this time, United and AFA have jointly agreed that until this difference of opinion is resol[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 24, 2018

21 Sep

Enhancement Staffing Dispute

Without notice to the Union, this week the company released a publication addressing Enhanced Staffing within the context of the Established Staffing Guidelines (ESGs). We do not agree with these changes to “enhance staffing.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 21, 2018

21 Sep

Contact Information for Problem Resolution

For questions about your October 2018 line awards, please contact the Common Metal Support Team. The team’s contact information is included towards the bottom of this message.  
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 21, 2018

21 Sep

Mobile CCS Made its Debut on September 17

On September 17, 2018 at 2200 CST, Mobile CCS was pushed to your Link device. To ensure that Mobile CCS is added properly, make sure that your Link is turned on and connected to a stable Wi-[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 21, 2018

21 Sep

Picking up Training Pairings

Lineholders will be able to pick up training pairings from open time starting on September 23, 2018 when the Real-time trading window opens for the October 2018 bid month.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 21, 2018

21 Sep

Dispute Resolution, Attendance and Performance Management Resources

In preparation for flying as One United on October 1, 2018, we have updated many helpful resources to reflect Common Metal terminology and processes related to Dispute Resolution, Attendance and Performance Management.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 21, 2018

21 Sep

Vacation Relief Lines Bidding is Now Open

Vacation Relief Line bidding opened on the 20th and closes on Saturday, September, 22nd at 0800 HDT.  Flight Attendants awarded Vacation Relief Lines during the Primary bid period, should now bid during this secondary bid period for your Vacation Relief Award. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 21, 2018

21 Sep

Adjustment by Crew Scheduling

If you are unable to resolve the EOM conflict through mutual trading or self-adjustment, Crew Scheduling will resolve the conflict without your input. You may be assigned to any legal pairing that meets the adjustment criteria on any open day in your schedule.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 21, 2018

21 Sep

Flight Attendant to Flight Attendant Mutual Trade Process

Mutual Trades are trades between Flight Attendants and involve trips or reserve days off. Once lines have been finalized in CCS mutual trading will begin for everyone with the exception of J[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 21, 2018

21 Sep

Trading Reserve Days Off

A Reserve may only trade a day off with another Reserve in their base, or, when applicable, their qualification sub-base beginning today October, 18th at 1700. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 21, 2018

21 Sep

Real Time Trading Trade Rules

Open time trip trade will begin on schedule, September 23, 2018, utilizing  a staggered window  table chart. Job share/half month leave and Partnerships may not exceed 55:00 pay and credit for the month excluding vacation pay and credit. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 21, 2018

21 Sep

Trades Involving International Pursers

Active International Pursers who have been awarded International Purser pairings may pick up and trade for open International Purser and non-International Purser open time, subject to the terms of Sections 7.I, 7.J. and 7.K. of the JCBA.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 21, 2018

21 Sep

United MEC Fall Regular Meeting – October 9 - 11, 2018 at Hyatt Rosemont, I

Our Fall 2018 Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council (MEC) is scheduled to take place October 9th - 11th, 2018, at the Hyatt Rosemont, 6350 N. River Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 21, 2018

21 Sep

November International Purser Opt-Out Window September 18 – October 5

The November International Purser Opt-Out window Opened September 18, 2018, in CCS and will run through October 5, 2018 at 0800 HDT when the International Purser Opt-Out window closes in CCS.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 21, 2018

21 Sep

The Vacation Election Process Begins Tuesday, September 25, 2018

The Vacation Election Process will begin September 25, 2018, and run through October 15, 2018. On Tuesday, September 25, 2018 each Flight Attendant will be able to view the number of vacatio[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 21, 2018

21 Sep

Rest Now: It's About Safety, Health and Equality

The House and Senate committee leadership are talking right now to determine whether they can agree on a long-term FAA Reauthorization bill to be adopted before the September 30, 2018 extension deadline. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 21, 2018

21 Sep

Update Telephone Contact Information in CCS

Flight Attendant telephone numbers are now available in CCS under the “My Info” area associated with your name. The contact information section on the Employee Info page has been pre-populat[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 21, 2018

15 Sep

MEC Central Schedule Committee SWLOF Report

MEC Central Schedule Committee SWLOF Report
  • Report
  • Sep 15, 2018

15 Sep

One United - CCS and Priority Scheduling Change Messages

Flight Attendants may receive messages directly in CCS. These messages appear when logging into CCS and can be accessed on the left-hand side of the home page.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 15, 2018

15 Sep

Primary Bids Close September 17, 2018

We are aware that the start of the first bid period prior to implementation of a common scheduling platform is off to a bit of a rough start. The primary bid period is currently open and will close on September 17, 2018 – 0800 HDT.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 15, 2018

14 Sep

Permabid Selection Due 24 Hours Prior to Primary Bid Closure

The new Permabid program is new for all Flight Attendants. As with anything that is new, Permabid will take some getting used to before everyone is familiar and comfortable with the program’s functionality. No one is expected to become a Permabid expert overnight. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 14, 2018

14 Sep

Available Bidding Resources

The following resources are available to assist with the bidding process:
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 14, 2018

14 Sep

BidPlus Bidding Tool

As previously communicated in Tuesday’s edition of e-lines, in an effort to assist Flight Attendants in the transition to the new bidding environment, all United Flight Attendants will be provided with FREE access to BidPlus for a period of four (4) months. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 14, 2018

14 Sep

Emailing Your Bids

Flight Attendants may email a copy of your submitted or unsubmitted bids to any email address. Just click on the envelope icon that appears in two locations on the Primary Line Bidding scree[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 14, 2018

14 Sep

Vacation Relief Process

Bidding for a Vacation Relief Line is a two-step process. Flight Attendants who wish to bid for a Vacation Relief (RLF) Line, must first do so in the Primary bid.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 14, 2018

14 Sep

Bidding Questions?

Flight Attendants needing assistance or that have questions pertaining to submitting their bids are encouraged to contact the Common Metal Support Team.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 14, 2018

14 Sep

Central Schedule Report (CSC)

Central Schedule Committee’s most recent DSL Review Report detailing their activities in the development of the September schedule has been published on unitedafa.org.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 14, 2018

14 Sep

PTO Days for October 1st and Common Scheduling

Personal Time Off (PTO) allocations are effective January 1 – December 31 of each calendar year. There have been a number of questions as to how PTO allocations will be determined starting on October 1st for the remainder of the calendar year.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 14, 2018

14 Sep

8th Annual FADAP Conference

The 8th annual Flight Attendant Drug and Alcohol Program (FADAP) conference just concluded this week in Baltimore, Maryland. This year, representatives from across the system were in attendance. [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 14, 2018

14 Sep

Bulletin #20 Due by October 1, 2018

Beginning September 13, 2018, Bulletin #20 is available for download in the Manuals app and effective October 1, 2018. In addition, Flight Attendants will have to sync the updated eFAAB, Safety Checklist and Ditching Emergency Checklist. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 14, 2018

14 Sep

AFA Resources for Hurricane Florence, Super Typhoon 'Mangkhut'

There are three storms affecting life and airline operations across the world this week. Hurricane Florence has made landfall in North Carolina and is causing life-threatening conditions for people in the Carolinas and along the East Coast. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 14, 2018

12 Sep

October Bid Packages Available September 12, 2018 – New Bidding Tool Available

September 12, 2018 marks the opening of bids for our October schedules – the first month where we will all be scheduled on a common scheduling platform and, as a result, where we will share the aisle in meeting the needs of the passengers entrusted to our care.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 12, 2018

12 Sep

Primary Bid for October Opens Wednesday, September 12, 2018

September 12, 0800 HDT through September 17 0800 HDT, we will be bidding for our October schedules for the first time utilizing the new CCS platform.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 12, 2018

12 Sep

Reminders About Bidding

Flight Attendants are encouraged to review the following parameters priors to entering their October bids for the September 12 through the September 17 primary bid period.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 12, 2018

12 Sep

Opting to a Higher Monthly Maximum

The “Opt” area allows Flight Attendants to choose between several options for monthly maximums and will apply to the type of line you are awarded. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 12, 2018

12 Sep

Block Bidding

In addition to individual line bids Flight Attendants may also bid a “block bid” or submit a bid for a range of line numbers. There is no minimum, so you can block bid as few or as many lines as you want. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 12, 2018

12 Sep

Position Bidding

When bidding a line, you have the ability to specify a bid position, which will determine where you will work on the aircraft. These positions include: International Purser (FSL), Purser (PUR), Language Qualified (LQ), galley and aisle.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 12, 2018

12 Sep

Buddy Bidding

Flight Attendants may also choose to bid a Line of Flying to fly with another Flight Attendant. To place a Buddy Bid on file, both you and your buddy must indicate this on the Primary Line Bidding screen by including the buddy’s employee ID in the Buddy Bidding section. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 12, 2018

12 Sep

Long Term Sick Leave Pay Options

Flight Attendants who are expected to be on sick leave for a full month and whose pay is drawn from their Sick or Occupational Leave Bank, may choose three bid options:
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 12, 2018

12 Sep

Vacation Relief Lines

If you want to bid a Vacation Relief Line, you may enter “RLF” to bid all Vacation Relief Lines (Domestic and International) or you may enter a specific line number(s), or line number ranges assigned to Vacation Relief Lines. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 12, 2018

12 Sep

Bidding for Reserve Move-Up

During the Primary bid process, in addition to lines of flying, you will have the ability to bid for Reserve schedules. When bidding for Reserve schedules, the default is for all Reserves to be added to the move-up list.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 12, 2018

11 Sep

International Purser October Opt-Outs Awards are Now Available

International Purser October Opt-Outs awards are now available. Detailed information on the International Purser Opt-Out Program is linked here.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 11, 2018

11 Sep

Annual Enrollment Benefits Fairs Coming Soon.

Upcoming dates and locations for annual Benefits Fairs can be found on Your Benefits Resources (YBR).
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 11, 2018

11 Sep

People’s Republic of China (PRC) Visa Requirement- Deadline Oct 1, 2018

As a reminder, Flight Attendants based in domiciles from which flights to/from the Peoples Republic of China are operated, including deadheading crews, will be required to have a PRC crew visa, effective as of October 1, 2018. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 11, 2018

08 Sep

September 11, 2018 Memorial Services

We will Never Forget September 11, 2001. The passengers, pilots & other fellow employees and the Flight Attendants onboard those flights will forever be our heroes, and their memories will always bring an extraordinary meaning to the 11th day of September. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 08, 2018

08 Sep

Personal Strategies for Approaching the Anniversary of September 11th

As we approach the anniversary of September 11th, many of us will begin to plan how we’ll recognize this day. Anniversaries offer an opportunity to acknowledge our memories and experiences, to connect with others who share in them, and to pay tribute to our individual and collective journeys.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 08, 2018

08 Sep

Reminder: October Bidding in CCS in 6 Days

As a reminder, in six (6) days all Flight Attendants will begin bidding for the October 2018 schedule in CCS. The Primary bid period opens at 0800 HDT on September 12, 2018 and closes at 0800 HDT on September 17, 2018.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 08, 2018

08 Sep

Permabid Update

Beginning September 10, 2018, all Flight Attendants will be able to submit Permabid preferences in CCS. Reference the Permabid Guide linked here to ensure you understand how Permabid works and are prepared to submit your preferences, 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 08, 2018

08 Sep

Reminder: Your Guide to September 2018

Your Guide to September 2018 was published last week on August 31, 2018 and is a comprehensive guide to help you track key dates leading up to Common Metal.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 08, 2018

08 Sep

Temporary Legacy CCS Menus

Effective September 7, 2018, Flight Attendants will notice various changes to CCS including the new JCBA menus. In addition to the JCBA menus, a temporary menu titled “Legacy pmUA/pmCO/pmCMI” will display and be available through September 30, 2018.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 08, 2018

08 Sep

Updating Your Phone Number(s) in CCS

Effective September 12, 2018, pmCO/pmCMI Flight Attendants will be unable to see their phone number(s) in their September Master Schedule in CCS. Similarly, pmUA Flight Attendants will not be able to see their phone number(s) in Unimatic.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 08, 2018

08 Sep

Primary Bid for October Opens September 12 through September 17

On September 12 through September 17 you will have the opportunity to enter your October, 2018 bid. Once you have reviewed the bid packet for your Domicile and selected your preferred Lines of Flying, you may enter your bids in CCS. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 08, 2018

08 Sep

Availability of Bidding and Scheduling Apps

Flight Attendants utilizing third party scheduling apps to manage their flight schedules are encouraged to contact their outside vendors with any questions pertaining to the current or future functionality of their apps.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 08, 2018

08 Sep

MEC JCBA Reserve Training Concludes the Week in Chicago

This week, the United Master Executive Council (MEC) Reserve Committee conducted their JCBA Reserve Training in Chicago. Attending the three-day training were 79 of our flying partners from across the system. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 08, 2018

08 Sep

Election to Carry-over Deferred Vacation Days Due by November 30, 2018

Section 12.C.8.c. & d. of our JCBA provides for the deferral of vacation while on jury duty, medical or occupational leave or when hospitalized for illness or injury. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 08, 2018

08 Sep

Transfer Awards Must be Accepted or Declined

Effective in March of 2018, the process for awarding transfers between bases was harmonized. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 08, 2018

08 Sep

Orders Now Available for the TUMI Four Wheeled “Turn” Bag

Flight Attendants interested in ordering the TUMI four-wheeled turn bag can now order on line. To order, use your United email to create a TUMI account.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 08, 2018

07 Sep

Update - Information on My Info Page accessed via CCS

We've received an update this afternoon on the status of this issue.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 07, 2018

05 Sep

Trip Trades & Adjustments Video Tutorials

Additional video tutorials are available to prepare all of us for Common Metal. The Trip Trades & Adjustments video tutorials are linked here. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 05, 2018

05 Sep

Your Guide to September 2018

Your Guide to September 2018 is a comprehensive guide to help you track key dates leading up to all of us working on a common scheduling platform.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 05, 2018

05 Sep

Updates to the CCS Practice Environment

August 31, 2018, functionality in the CCS Practice Environment changed. You now have access to 30 new CCS Trip Trading Practice Scenarios to continue learning about the new trip trading functionality in CCS
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 05, 2018

04 Sep

Passport Information Moved to CCS

In further preparation for our move to a common scheduling platform on October 1, 2018, Flight Attendant Passport information has been consolidated in CCS. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 04, 2018

04 Sep

October 1st Pay Information

Based on a misinterpretation of a One United publication, it is being erroneously reported that Flight Attendants will not receive an October 1st paycheck. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 04, 2018

04 Sep

Identifying Domestic and International Flying in Bid Packet

On September 12, 2018 our October bid packets will be available electronically. Printed copies of the Bid Package components:
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 04, 2018

04 Sep

Pairing Alpha and Numeric Code Identifiers

A pairing is a combination of flying and/or deadheading which is arranged between periods of legal rest at the Flight Attendant’s home domicile.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 04, 2018

04 Sep

Reserve Schedules

Reserve linesin the bid packet, are numbered in the 6000 and 7000 range, depending on the type of Reserve, and will appear in the following order:
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 04, 2018

04 Sep

Responsibility for Telephone Availability While on Reserve

There continues to be some uncertainty in the area of a Reserve’s responsibility to answer her/his telephone while on days of availability specifically when calls come from an unfamiliar telephone number.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 04, 2018

04 Sep

Transfer Awards – Action Required

Effective in March of 2018, the process for awarding transfers between bases was harmonized. Last week, base transfers were awarded to BOS, LAS and SFO with an effective date of October 31, 2018, the first day of the November 2018 schedule month.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 04, 2018

04 Sep

Coming Soon - Vacation Elections for 2019!

As outlined in Section 12 of our JCBA, the Vacation Buy Back, & Flex Election period opens on September 25, 2018 and remains open for twenty (20) days, through October 15, 2018.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 04, 2018

04 Sep

Encourage a Vote Yes for Unite Here – Sign the Petition!

Members of the Association of Flight Attendants, CWA and the Air Line Pilots Association, ALPA, stand in support of our fellow United employees in the Catering Operations division of our company.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 04, 2018

31 Aug

Passports and Passport Renewal Process Harmonization

As of Aug. 29, 2018, the Passport Renewal process provided for in Section 3.V.4 of the JCBA has been harmonized for all Flight Attendants. Effective with this harmonization, Flight Attendant[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 31, 2018

31 Aug

Hourly Pay Rate and Per Diem Increases Effective for September Schedule Month

As we approach the two-year anniversary of the ratification of our 2016-2021 Agreement at the end of August, our base pay and incentive pay rates will increase effective with the first day of the Sept[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 31, 2018

31 Aug

Bid Packet Content

As provided for in our JCBA, Section 7.B.2.3. Our monthly bid packets will be available electronically no later than the opening of the primary bid period of each month on the 12th calendar day of the month. 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 31, 2018

31 Aug

Parameters for the Construction of Lines of Flying

With the anticipation of our October 1, 2018 combined flying many Flight Attendants have been inquiring as the construction of our lines of flying. Section 7.A.1-8 of our JCBA provides that lines of f[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 31, 2018

31 Aug

Monthly Bidding Timeline – October 2018

Beginning September 12, 0800 HDT through September 17 0800 HDT, we will be bidding for our October schedules for the first time utilizing the new CCS platform. 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 31, 2018

31 Aug

Practice Environment Accessibility Extended to September 5, 2018

Access to the CCS practice environment has been extended until September 5, 2018. Flight Attendants are encouraged to take this extended opportunity to become familiar with the navigation and functionality of the CCS platform.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 31, 2018

31 Aug

Available Resources

In preparation for October 1, 2018, Common Metal, Flight Attendants are encouraged to take advantage of the following available resources:
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 31, 2018

31 Aug

Crew Rest Assignments, Seniority & Language Qualified Coverage

The process by which Crew Rest is scheduled and, in some cases, bunks are assigned has changed for some of us. Flight Attendants have requested clarification on how crew rest assignments involving sen[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 31, 2018

31 Aug

International Purser Opt-Out Program Closes September 5, 2018

International Pursers who may want to opt-out for the October bid month, are reminded that the opt-out window opened August 18, 2018 at 0800 HDT and closes on Sept. 5, 2018 at 0800 HDT. 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 31, 2018

31 Aug

September 2 – Deadline for Completion of Inflight CBTs

As a final reminder, the deadline to complete the Inflight CBTs on Bonus Bucks, Securing Unaccompanied Minors and Updated Videography & Photography policy is September 2, 2018.  
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 31, 2018

31 Aug

U. S. Labor Day Holiday is Our Holiday

The U.S. Labor Day Holiday is our holiday. Celebrated on the first Monday in September, this day is the creation of the labor movement and is an annual tribute, celebrated nationally, to the direct contribution workers have made to the strength & well-being of our country.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 31, 2018

28 Aug

MEC Central Schedule Committee DSL Report

MEC Central Schedule Committee DSL Report
  • Report
  • Aug 28, 2018

28 Aug

Pay Register Overview

Starting Sept. 18, 2018, Flight Attendants will be able to view a new Pay Register in CCS. The Pay Register is a dynamic document used to check the status of your pay throughout the bid period.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 28, 2018

28 Aug

Combined Base Seniority Lists – A Review

As we prepare for Common Metal on October 1, we want to provide you with an up-to-date look at your ranking within your base. The combined base seniority lists previously published have now been updated.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 28, 2018

28 Aug

JCBA Tip Sheet

As part of the ongoing effort to ensure that you have the information you need on our path to a common scheduling platform on October 1, 2018, we want to share with you the JCBA Tip Sheet. 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 28, 2018

28 Aug

Language Program Handbook Update

The Language Program Handbook was published June 29, 2018 and has been updated to include the 2-letter language codes, which are used during the trip trade process.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 28, 2018

28 Aug

Correction - PTO Days for October 1st and Common Scheduling

On Tuesday, August 21, 2018, the article, PTO Days for October 1and Common Scheduling contained an incorrect date.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 28, 2018

28 Aug

October Bid Packet Availability

As provided for in our JCBA, Section 7.B.2.3. our monthly bid packets will be available electronically no later than the opening of the primary bid period each month or the 12th calendar day of the month.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 28, 2018

28 Aug

Bidding and Awards Video Tutorials and Resources

The first in a series of video tutorials on various topics are now available for your review. 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 28, 2018

28 Aug

CCS Practice Environment and Available Resources

Flight Attendants are encouraged to login to the CCS practice environment and become familiar with the navigation and functionality of the CCS platform. 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 28, 2018

28 Aug

International Purser Scarf and Tie Identifier

In May of 2018, the company surveyed International Service Managers and Qualified Pursers, now International Pursers, concerning color options for a designated International Purser scarf and tie.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 28, 2018

28 Aug

EAP Professional Standards – Keeping it Professional

When issues are taken to management to report a flying partner or another employee, the consequences can be severe for all parties involved
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 28, 2018

28 Aug

Computer Based Training (CBT) Completion Required by September 2, 2018

Flight Attendants are reminded the required CBT training covering the following topics is required to be completed by September 2, 2018.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 28, 2018

28 Aug

Filter Masks Available for Wildfire Destinations

Due to strong winds and wildfire smoke the air quality levels in some area of Northwest region of the United States may fluctuate.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 28, 2018

28 Aug

Reference Guides Available at www.unitedafa.org.

Recently published reference guides are available on our website at www.unitedafa.org.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 28, 2018

28 Aug

FAA Reauthorization expires on September 30, 2018.

Call 855-534-1774 and urge your Senators to maintain the House language of 10 Hours Rest for Flight Attendants and not a minute less in the FAA Reauthorization Bill!
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 28, 2018

22 Aug

PTO Days for October 1st and Common Scheduling

Personal Time Off (PTO) allocations are effective January 1 – December 31 of each calendar year. There have been a number of questions as to how PTO allocations will be determined starting on October 1st for the remainder of the calendar year.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 22, 2018

22 Aug

Planned CCS Practice Environment Partial Outage – August 23, 2018

The planned CCS Practice Environment partial outage has been re-scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 from 0800 – 1100 Central Time. On Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, you will be unable to access the Monthly Line Bid tab (in the Bidding menu) in the CCS Practice Environment.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 22, 2018