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06 Dec

Month-End Adjustment to be -3:00/+5:00

Effective December 5, 2019, the month-end conflict provision of Section 7.E.7.c. will be implemented, allowing self-adjustments with values between -3:00 and +5:00 hours. 
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 06, 2019

06 Dec

Reserve Christmas Wish List now Open

Reserve Christmas Wish List (CWL) is a Reserve assignment procedure that is provided for in Section 8.H.8.c. of our Contract. 
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 06, 2019

06 Dec

First Trimester CQ 2020 CBT Requirement Now Available

December 1, 2019 officially marks the beginning of the 2020 CQ year. The company announced on November 6, 2019 that the CQ program would be changing for the 2020 year.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 06, 2019

06 Dec

December 5 Vacation Instant Trades with Open Time

Instant vacation trades open on December 5, 2019 for the 2020 vacation year.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 06, 2019

29 Nov

January 2020 Operational Vacation Fly Through Available as of November 30

We’ve received a number of questions about the current inability to indicate a desire to Fly Through January 2020 Vacation periods. As a reminder, Vacation Trades by Seniority must be awarded before Operational Fly Through can be processed.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 29, 2019

29 Nov

New! – Trimester 1 CQ 2020 CBT Requirement – December 1, 2019

The first trimester CQ will begin as of midnight Central Time, December 1, 2019 and must be completed by January 29, 2020 by 2359 CT. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 29, 2019

29 Nov

Vacation Seniority Trade with Open Time

Flight Attendants interested in creating an Open Time Trade by Seniority request have until November 30 at 0800 (HDT) to enter the request in the system.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 29, 2019

29 Nov

Vacation Rules Apply When Trading: Crossing Bid Month Minimums

As we approach the close of the Seniority Trade window for Vacations, we remind you that all Vacation Rules apply when trading vacations.  
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 29, 2019

29 Nov

Holiday Period Attendance Reminders

Absence Certificate Required during December 20, 2019 – January 4, 2020 periodAs required under the provisions of Section 13.C.4. of our Contract, management has notified the Union the company intends[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 29, 2019

29 Nov

Last Day! ACSIA Long-Term Insurance Deadline November 30 2019

As a reminder, the window for enrolling in Long-Term Care Insurance will close November 30, 2019. Those who enroll prior to the November deadline will be eligible for discount rates and fewer medical questions. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 29, 2019

29 Nov

Uniform Points Expiration & Discounted Item Availability

As a reminder, 2019 uniform points expire on December 31, 2019 and will not roll over for use in the next calendar year. Uniform orders using 2019 points must be made as follows:
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 29, 2019

29 Nov

Commuter Program Clarification

As we approach the start of the Winter travel season, if you are a commuter we recommend that you review the following information on our Negotiated Commuter Program. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 29, 2019

27 Nov

2020 Vacation Allocations and Seniority Trading

2020 Vacation Awards have been posted.  Allocations for vacation trades are available on CCS. Flight Attendants now have the ability to modify their awarded vacation by utilizing the following options:
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 27, 2019

27 Nov

Pass Travel Enrollment 2020

Annual Pass Travel election changes for the 2020 calendar year open in early December. Beginning December 4, 2019 Flight Attendants will have the opportunity to make selections for their 2020 pass travel elections.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 27, 2019

27 Nov

Procedures for Harassment and/or Sexual Assault on Our Aircraft

As Flight Attendants, our primary objectives and training pertain to the safety and security of our passengers and crew members onboard our aircraft. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 27, 2019

27 Nov

Liquid, Aerosol & Gel Restrictions from Port of Spain (Trinidad & Tobago)

Flight Attendants with scheduled layovers in Port of Spain (POS) should be aware of a recent change to Liquids, Aerosols, and Gels (LAGs) screening for flight crews departing Port of Spain. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 27, 2019

27 Nov

Reminder - Satellite Base Transfer Bidding Closes December 6, 2019

As a reminder, bidding for the recently announced vacancies at the AUS, FLL, and TPA satellite bases is now open and will close on December 6, 2019. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 27, 2019

27 Nov

Move-Up Line - Removing Name from Move-up List

Reserve Move-Up Lines are built by the company from the first through the fifth day of the bid month (not the calendar month) to the extent adequate Reserve coverage can be maintained. Move-up lines will be constructed with either all domestic or all international pairings. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 27, 2019

27 Nov

10 Hours Rest Is Law: Implement Now

Our efforts to secure 10 hours minimum rest under the law was successful in October 2018—closing a safety, health, and equality loophole in aviation.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 27, 2019

27 Nov

Union Made Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is celebrated this Thursday, November 28, 2019. Whether you celebrate with a Turkey and all the trimmings, or a modern age Tofurky there is always a way to help support our sisters and brothers at other Unions.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 27, 2019

27 Nov

Unite Here Protest

The Holiday Season should be a time of joy and celebration but for many of our Sisters and Brothers at Unite Here it is a time to stand in solidarity and fight for a livable wage and access to affordable health care.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 27, 2019

26 Nov

Pass Travel Enrollment 2020

Annual Pass Travel election changes for the 2020 calendar year open in early December. Beginning December 4, 2019 Flight Attendants will have the opportunity to make selections for their 2020 pass travel elections
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 26, 2019

23 Nov

Attendance Bonus Point for 2019-2020

By mutual agreement with AFA to supplement the language in Section 23.F. of our Contract, Flight Attendants can earn a one-point credit during the holiday season provided the following conditions are satisfied:
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 23, 2019

23 Nov

New! – Trimester 1 CQ 2020 CBT Requirement

CQ 2019 concludes at the end of November. New for 2020, the company announced November 6, 2019 that Flight Attendants would see changes to the 2020 CQ program with the most notable change being t[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 23, 2019

23 Nov

Special Purpose Flights

2019 has seen a number of inaugural flights to new destinations. The start of service to new destinations can be highly visible assignment and many Flight Attendants have questioned why some inaugural flights are available for bidding while others are not. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 23, 2019

23 Nov

MEC Central Schedule Committee Report (CSC)

Central Schedule Committee’s most recent DSL Review REPORT detailing their activities in the development of the January schedule has been published on unitedaf
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 23, 2019

23 Nov

Flu Shots Still Available 2020

Cold and flu season is upon us. For many of us, one form of prevention is through the administration of a flu shot. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 23, 2019

23 Nov

Satellite Base Transfer Bidding Closes December 6, 2019

As a reminder, bidding for the recently announced vacancies at the AUS, FLL, and TPA satellite bases is now open.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 23, 2019

22 Nov

ACSIA Partners United Long-Term Insurance Deadline November 30, 2019

As a reminder, the enrollment window for those interested in enrolling in Long-Term Care Insurance has been extended until November 30, 2019.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 22, 2019

20 Nov

Changes Coming to Sao Paulo Layover Hotel

For some time now, AFA and the company have had an ongoing dispute regarding the layover facility that has been in use in Sao Paulo, Brazil. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 20, 2019

20 Nov

Reserve Preferencing Training Resource Page – Now Available!

We are pleased to announce the official launch of the Reserve Preference System support page on the United MEC website which is dedicated to supporting Flight Attendants’ understanding of the Reserve Preferencing System.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 20, 2019

20 Nov

Second Round 2020 Vacation Awards Now Available in CCS

Second round 2020 Vacation Awards are now available for viewing in CCS. To view your 2020 vacation awards, login to CCS, click on the Vacation tab and then select My Vacation from the drop-down menu. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 20, 2019

20 Nov

Vacations Encompassed by a Leave of Absence

Vacations Encompassed by a Leave of Absence shall be treated in the following manner:
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 20, 2019

20 Nov

Seniority Trading Vacations Begins November 24 - It’s Time to Review!

Second Round Vacation bidding awards will be posted on CCS no later than November 20, 2018. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 20, 2019

20 Nov

November Contractual Paid Holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Labor Thanksgiving Day NRT

Flight assignments flown from all United States domiciles & GUM over the U.S. Thanksgiving Day holiday as well as flight assignments at NRT flown over the Labor Thanksgiving Day holiday are eligible for contractual holiday pay.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 20, 2019

20 Nov

Lost, Stolen or Surrendered Passport Procedures

Flight Attendants are required to carry their passport while on any flight assignment. When a Flight Attendant’s passport expires or requires replacement for any reason, (i.e. lost or stolen passport or name change, etc.)
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 20, 2019

20 Nov

Releasing Sick Leave Pairings Prior to Eight (8) Hours Before Departure

When a Flight Attendant calls on sick leave for a trip pairing, the Company will put that assignment into open time in accordance with Section 7.G.1. of our Contract. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 20, 2019

20 Nov

737 MAX Out of Service until March 5, 2020

United has decided to pull MAX flights out of schedule until March 5, 2020. During this period, United will continue to take extraordinary steps to protect customers’ travel plans by monitoring the re[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 20, 2019

20 Nov

Hot2Cold Winter is Here

Last week a burst of cold temperatures swept across the country causing many locations to experience unseasonably low temperatures. Flight Attendants reported extremely cold aircraft cabins, especially when operating an early morning flight. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 20, 2019

15 Nov

December 2019 – One- and Three-Month Special COLAs Awarded

The company has awarded 671 one- and three-month Special COLAs for the December 2019 Flight Attendant schedule month including the additional 57 Special COLAs that were awarded today.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 15, 2019

15 Nov

Waiver of Transfer Inhibits for Satellite Base – Impact on Transfer Lists

In an effort to ensure everyone has an equal opportunity to participate in the upcoming satellite base transfers to AUS, FLL, TPA and SEA, by mutual agreement with AFA, transfer inhibits will be waived for the initial staffing of these satellite bases.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 15, 2019

15 Nov

Kombucha Tea - To Drink or Not to Drink

Commercial Kombucha Tea is typically sold and labeled as “non-alcoholic”. However, this does not mean that it doesn’t contain alcohol.  It means that it contains less than 0.5% alcohol to be sold as a non-alcoholic beverage.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 15, 2019

15 Nov

Updating your Personal Information on Flying Together

As Professional Flight Attendants, we take pride in the work we do and the many efforts we make in being prepared for the unexpected.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 15, 2019

15 Nov

International SOS Medical Assistance

United Airlines contracts with International SOS to provide security and medical assistance to its employees and crews in both emergency and non-emergency situations.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 15, 2019

15 Nov

Flight Attendant Checked Baggage Information

As we approach the traditionally busy holiday flying seasons of Thanksgiving and Christmas, holiday reductions in the flight schedule result in some international pairings of unusual length.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 15, 2019

15 Nov

Verify Pay for Vacation Fly Through

It’s important to remember that it often takes less time to avoid a payroll error, oversight or omission than it does to fix one once it has occurred.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 15, 2019

15 Nov

Reserve Preferencing Interface Tutorials “Sneak Peak”

In anticipation of the full release of Reserve Preference Interface tutorials next Tuesday, we have a sneak preview that is available for to take a look at starting today.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 15, 2019

15 Nov

Bridge the Gap – Join us at Washington Reagan Airport on November 19, 2019

Flight Attendants, whether at mainline or regional air carriers, are aviation’s first responders responsible to ensure the well-being, safety and security of the passengers entrusted to our care.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 15, 2019

13 Nov

Long-Term Care deadline extended until November 30, 2019

For those interested in enrolling in Long-Term Care Insurance, United has extended the open enrollment window until November 30, 2019. Those who enroll prior to the November 30 deadline will be eligible for discounted rates and fewer medical questions.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 13, 2019

13 Nov

Round Two Vacation Bidding Closes Saturday, November 16, 2019

Reminder, Second Round Vacation bidding for 2020 closes this Saturday, November 16, 2019, at 0800 Home Domicile Time (HDT).
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 13, 2019

13 Nov

New Satellite Bases: AUS, FLL, TPA, SEA

On November 11, 2019 the company announced the opening of additional satellite bases In Austin, TX, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Tampa, FL and Seattle, Washington.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 13, 2019

13 Nov

Vacation Bidding: Crossing Bid Months

As Flight Attendants prepare to make their second round Vacation Bids we remind you that you have the ability to bid days that cross the end of the month into the next.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 13, 2019

13 Nov

Interruption of Reserve Legal Rest while at Home

Reserve Legal Rest (at home domicile) is provided for under Sections 8.I.3.a. of our Contract.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 13, 2019

13 Nov

Working Crew Members & Thanksgiving Holiday Buddy Pass Travelers

As a reminder, during the Thanksgiving holiday, United Flight Attendants and mainline pilots who are working crew members will again 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 13, 2019

13 Nov

New Hire Training Flights: Set an Example and Wear your AFA pin

United recently announced their plans for hiring over the next few years. As our newest Sisters and Brother prepare to join us on the line, they will be completing their training flights
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 13, 2019

08 Nov

Employee Assistance/Professional Standards Program Training Concludes

This week, fourteen (14) dedicated volunteer Members from around the system attended our MEC Annual EAP/Professional Standards training in Chicago.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 08, 2019

08 Nov

Category One Local Council Elections Results

Category 1 Local Council Elections concluded this week. The following Flight Attendants were elected to a three-year term of office beginning January 1, 2020 ending December 31, 2022:
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 08, 2019

08 Nov

Transfers Awarded for January 2020 Bid Month – Action Required!

On November 6, 2019, the company awarded 471 Flight Attendant transfers to BOS, DEN, EWR, GUM, IAH, LAX, MCO, SAN and SFO.  Flight Attendants are reminded, under the provisions of Section 17 [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 08, 2019

08 Nov

CQ 2020 Changes

As CQ 2019 concludes the end of this month of November, the company announced in Inflight Services Weekly some notable changes to CQ 2020 which begins December 2019.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 08, 2019

08 Nov

MEC Reserve Committee Report

The MEC Reserve Committee’s October 2019 report detailing the activities of the Reserve Committee has been published on unitedafa.org.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 08, 2019

05 Nov

January 2020 One Month COLAs & Job Share Availability

Inflight Scheduling has determined that there will be an opportunity to award One-Month COLAs and Job shares for the January 2020 bid month. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 05, 2019

05 Nov

Second Round Vacation Bidding Begins November 8, 2019

Second Round Vacation bidding for 2020 begins Friday, November 8, 2019 at 0800 (HDT). Bids Close on November 16, 2019, 0800 Home Domicile Time (HDT).
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 05, 2019

05 Nov

Central Schedule Committee (CSC) Reports – January 2019

Central Schedule Committee’s most recent reports detailing their activities in the development of the December schedule have been published on www.unitedafa.org.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 05, 2019

05 Nov

2019 Uniform Points Do Not Carry Over into New Year

We’re reaching that time of year where it’s necessary to begin to think about ensuring any unused Uniform points are maximized to ensure we all look our professional best in the new year. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 05, 2019

05 Nov

The Cause Foundation® - Making Your Holiday Purchases Count!

Candy cane scarves & ties for the holiday are available through November & December.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 05, 2019

05 Nov

CWA Joe Beirne Foundation’s 2020-2021 Scholarship

CWA has announced the application process for the CWA Joe Beirne Foundation’s scholarship for the 2020-2021 school year. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 05, 2019

05 Nov

We Support Delta Flight Attendant Efforts to Join AFA

Thousands of Flight Attendants at Delta Air Lines have asked AFA to join them in efforts to become full members of our union. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 05, 2019

02 Nov

No Bid versus an Insufficient Vacation Bid Award

Now that First Round 2020 vacation awards are available, one of the most common questions asked is about the difference between a no bid and an insufficient bid. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 02, 2019

02 Nov

Local Council Election Reminder

Below is a list of the Local Councils included in Election Category I. If you have not received your voting credentials, contact the Membership Services at the AFA International Office – 800 424 2401 X706.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 02, 2019

02 Nov

November Contractual Holidays:U.S. Thanksgiving Day, Labor Thanksgiving Day NRT

Our Contract stipulates that Flight Attendants receive additional pay for flight assignments flown on designated holidays as outlined in Section 2.Q. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 02, 2019

02 Nov

UChat App Available as of September 30, 2019

The new Flight Attendant communication app, UChat, was pushed to our links on September 30, 2019. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 02, 2019

02 Nov

Can I Be Re-directed from my Bid Position for the Duration of a Flight?

The International Purser/Purser is the designated onboard leader on the aircraft and she/he is responsible for coordinating the overall service on the flight and ensuring all aspects of the scheduled [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 02, 2019

02 Nov

Reviewing your Electronic Work History in CCS

Flight Attendants are reminded of the importance of reviewing your Electronic Work History periodically to ensure that no items are entered into your work history without your knowledge.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 02, 2019

02 Nov

Early Boarding – Customer Boarding Review

We continue to receive reports and questions regarding efforts on the part of Customer Service personnel to board flights earlier than the required time to ensure on-time (or early) departures.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 02, 2019

02 Nov

Working Crew Members Thanksgiving Holiday Season Buddy Pass Travelers

United Flight Attendants and Pilots who are working crew members will have the ability to travel with up to two individuals using buddy passes who will travel at the crew member’s personal boarding priority of SA1P during the upcoming holiday season.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 02, 2019

02 Nov

CCS IT Outage Planned for November 3, 2019 – Plan Accordingly

For your planning purposes, an IT outage is planned for CCS on Sunday, November 3 from 0100 to 0215 CST. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 02, 2019

30 Oct

Our Official AFA Pin is Now White

At the Fall 2019 Regular Meeting, the United Master Executive Council acted to restore our traditional white AFA pin as our official AFA pin.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 30, 2019

30 Oct

First Round Vacation Bids Close Thursday, October 31, 2019

First-round vacation bidding is now open for all domiciles until October 31, 2019 at 0800 Home domicile time (HDT).
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 30, 2019

30 Oct

Reminder - Effective October 30, 2019 - Reserve Block-In via CCS

Reserve Flight Attendants will have the ability to block in electronically via CCS, effective October 30, 2019 at 2345CT, and will not have to call the crew desk to do so.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 30, 2019

30 Oct

Random Drug and Alcohol Testing Procedures

Earlier this year your AFA Employee Assistance/Professional Standards Committee published detailed information concerning the Department of Transportation (DOT) federally mandated Random Drug and Alcohol Testing Procedures
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 30, 2019

30 Oct

Release of Sick Leave Pairings in Advance of 8hrs to Departure

Many Flight Attendants may be surprised to learn that sick leave pairings from their monthly flight schedule may be released into open time earlier than eight (8) hours prior to scheduled departure. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 30, 2019

30 Oct

United Flight Attendants Rejoin ISAP

ack on October 17, 2019, United Vice President of Inflight, John Slater announced on Flying Together that United Airlines had signed a memorandum of understanding with our Union,  Assoc[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 30, 2019

30 Oct

Flight Attendants Applaud FAA Move to Include Naloxone Onboard

In response to AFA's advocacy and with the assistance and support of Members of Congress, the Federal Aviation Administration told lawmakers it concurs that passenger aircraft should carry “opioid antagonists - naloxone - in emergency medical kits.”
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 30, 2019

30 Oct

Union Made Candy – Halloween Favorites

Halloween is celebrated this Thursday, October 31, 2019. As we celebrate this holiday, we have the ability to support our brothers and sisters in other Labor Unions as we prepare for the arrival of the little ghosts and goblins at our front door.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 30, 2019

25 Oct

Fall 2019 Regular MEC Meeting Concludes in Chicago

The Fall 2019 Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council (MEC) concluded on October 23, 2019.  During day two of the meeting our MEC Government Affairs Committee presented their annual Committee report.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 25, 2019

25 Oct

United MEC Acts to Return Our Official AFA Pin White

Our Union pin is a symbol of solidarity and while all the various ways we show strength and unity are important, wearing our AFA pin shows everyone, in the simplest and most direct way that we stand together as one group of Flight Attendants.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 25, 2019

25 Oct

Make-Up Sick Leave

Our Contract contains provisions, very important income protection provisions, for Sick and Occupational Injury banks.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 25, 2019

25 Oct

Travel versus Settling Time When Transferring

Recent transfer activity over the past couple of weeks has resulted in a number of questions about the difference between Travel & Settling Time, the difference between the two items and how they are used.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 25, 2019

25 Oct

Reserve Block in via CCS becomes Effective at 2345 October 30, 2019

This past week the company announce that Reserve Flight Attendants will have the ability to block in electronically via CCS, effective October 30, 2019 at 2345CT, and will not have to call the crew desk to do so.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 25, 2019

25 Oct

Vacation Relief Line Award (VRL) During Scheduled Vacation Month

There have been a number of questions from Flight Attendants who have been awarded or who have seen other Flight Attendants be awarded a Vacation Relief Line during a month in which there is a scheduled vacation period
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 25, 2019

25 Oct

FlightPAC – Our Power to Influence on the Hill

The power of our Union comes from the support of its Members. Our Government Affairs committee ensures our Flight Attendants, and our industry, are represented in Washington D.C.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 25, 2019

25 Oct

iOS Freeze Remains in Effect

Flight Attendants are reminded not to update their Link devices to an iOS 13 version as the freeze on all IOS updates remains in effect until further notice.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 25, 2019

25 Oct

Vacation Relief Line Award (VRL) During Scheduled Vacation Month

There have been a number of questions from Flight Attendants who have been awarded or who have seen other Flight Attendants be awarded a Vacation Relief Line during a month in which there is a scheduled vacation period.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 25, 2019

23 Oct

Day One – Fall 2019 Regular Meeting of the United MEC

The first day of the two-day Fall Meeting of the United Master Executive Council (MEC) began in Chicago today. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 23, 2019

23 Oct

United AFA Stand in Solidarity with Chicago Teachers Union & SEIU

oday, the Members of the United Master Executive Council spent the morning on the picket line with Chicago Teachers and Support staff represented by the Chicago Teachers Union and SEIU, respectively. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 23, 2019

23 Oct

Contractual Adoption Leave

United Flight Attendants planning to adopt a child are encouraged to review our industry leading optional time-off provisions negotiated in our Contract which provides for Adoption Leave of Absences.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 23, 2019

23 Oct

Open Enrollment- Elect your 2020 Health Benefits

Flight Attendants are reminded to make their annual benefit selections by this Friday, October 25, 2019. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 23, 2019

23 Oct

One-Month and Three-Month Special COLAs Available with December Bid Month

Last week’s edition of E-Lines contained a typographical error in regard to the duration of the of the one- and three-month special COLAs. Flight Attendants interested in applying for either the one- or three-month COLA are encouraged to review the following corrected information.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 23, 2019

23 Oct

Contact Information for Voluntary Supplemental Insurance Brokers

Contact information for the brokers who provided voluntary supplemental insurance policies during last year’s open enrollment event, follows:
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 23, 2019

23 Oct

Hotel & Transportations Issues – Avoid United Voices & Use AFA Reporting Portal

Further, reporting issues via Social Media is not an effective way to have your voice heard. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 23, 2019

23 Oct

Reserve Move-up Lines and Sacred Days with Vacation

As we prepare for Vacation bidding 2020, we offer a timely reminder of how sacred days, that is, days off immediately prior to and/or following a period of vacation apply to Flight Attendant schedules.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 23, 2019

23 Oct

Bonus Bucks Registration Extension Deadline - October 23, 2019

On October 9, 2019 United Airlines released a clarification on the two-step registration process that is reported many Flight Attendants may not have fully completed.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 23, 2019

23 Oct

Tell Your Member of Congress to Support the PRO Act

When workers stand together to organize, mobilize, and strike we can build power and win the wages, benefits, and working conditions we need and deserve.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 23, 2019

18 Oct

Fall Regular Meeting of the United MEC

The Fall Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council (MEC) will take place October 22 – 23, 2019 at the Hyatt Rosemont Hotel, in Rosemont, IL.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 18, 2019

18 Oct

Annual Benefits Open Enrollment - through October 25, 2019

Open Enrollment began October 7 and will close on October 25, 2019. Flight Attendants can enroll online though the benefits link on Flying Together or via phone by calling the Benefits Service Center at 1-800-651-1007 from 7am-7pm CT, Monday- Friday. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 18, 2019

18 Oct

Healthy Rewards PPO and Changes to HRA Account

Beginning on January 1, 2020, participants in the Health Rewards PPO, will have a $4,800 cap on the amount that can be accumulated in the Healthy Rewards HRA.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 18, 2019

18 Oct

Vision Plans

This year, two former vision plans, Superior Vision and the standard VSP Plans, will not be offered. If you are currently enrolled in either the Superior Vision Plan or the standard VSP Plan, unless you elect the VSP Plus Plan,
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 18, 2019

18 Oct

Benefits Training Concludes in Chicago

This week, volunteers from Local Councils across the system successfully completed two classes conducted over four days of intensive training conducted by the MEC Benefits Committee. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 18, 2019

18 Oct

Revision #30 Effective Date - November 1, 2019

Revision #30 is now availablewith an effective date of November 1, 2019.Flight Attendants are encouraged to ensure they sync the following documents: 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 18, 2019

18 Oct

Contract Changes Affect Line Construction

Since October 2018 when the Flight Attendant operation was merged and the development of Flight Attendant schedules became a single process, there have been a number of questions from various locations about the principles used in submitting recommendations for Flight Attendant schedules. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 18, 2019

18 Oct

Calling On & Calling Off Sick Leave

As we enter the cold and flu season, we encourage everyone to consider taking advantage of our negotiated health care benefits which includes preventative medication such as flu shots. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 18, 2019

18 Oct

Bonus Bucks Registration Extended to October 23, 2019

Flight Attendants should recently have completed company required Computer Based Training (CBT). As a part of one of the training modules, Flight Attendants were to register on the “Bonus Bucks Portal”
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 18, 2019

18 Oct

Human Trafficking Vigilance as Football Season Kicks Off

As Flight Attendants, we are uniquely positioned to potentially identify human traffickers and assist their victims. We are skilled observers, and with the appropriate training, 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 18, 2019

18 Oct

United Projects Higher Full Year Profit Sharing Payments

On the heels of Tuesday’s third quarter financial performance announcement, the company has published  information indicating an expectation of 25 – 30% higher contractual profit sharing payment than last year.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 18, 2019

18 Oct

STRIKE ALERT: Chicago Public School Teachers and Workers are on strike!

The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU), SEIU Local 73 school support staff and Park District workers went on strike today to improve student learning conditions including classroom size, access to nurses as counselors, and wraparound services for vulnerable students.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 18, 2019

15 Oct

United Releases Third Quarter Financial Performance Results

United’s third-quarter net income jumped nearly 23% to more than $1.02 billion from the year-earlier period on revenue of $11.38 billion, an increase of 3.4% from a year ago, but below the nearly $11.42 billion analysts expectations.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 15, 2019

15 Oct

Fall Regular Meeting of the United MEC - October 22 – 23, 2019 in Chicago

The Fall Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council (MEC) will take place October 22 – 23, 2019 at the Hyatt Rosemont Hotel, in Rosemont, IL.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 15, 2019

15 Oct

Annual Benefits Open Enrollment - through October 25

Open Enrollment for active employees began October 7 and will close on October 25, 2019. Flight Attendants can enroll online though the benefits link on Flying Together or via phone by calling the Benefits Service Center at 1-800-651-1007 from 7am-7pm CT, Monday- Friday.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 15, 2019

15 Oct

November 2019 Paid Holidays – NRT, GUM & All U.S. Bases

Our Contract stipulates that in addition to all other compensation, Flight Attendants receive additional pay for assignments touching the Flight Attendant’s birthday and designated holidays as outlined in Sections 2.Q. and 4.I.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 15, 2019

15 Oct

“What is my work position?”

Understanding how to read a pairing and to understand the corresponding work-position eliminates uncertainty and ensures we are prepared for our specific safety and service responsibilities in advance of our arrival at the aircraft.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 15, 2019

15 Oct

Three Distinct Types of Reassignment per JCBA Section 7.Q.

Our Contract provides for three distinct types of reassignment scenarios and each of the three have unique parameters that must be followed.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 15, 2019

11 Oct

Background on MEC Settlements

This past Tuesday in E-lines we shared details of two MEC Settlements and advised Flight Attendants how issues involving reassignments and deviation from a final segment deadhead have been addressed and how Flight Attendants will be paid on a going forward basis.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 11, 2019

11 Oct

737 MAX Grounded through January 6, 2020

United has made the decision to pull the 737-MAX aircraft from the company’s schedule until January 6, 2020.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 11, 2019

11 Oct

Welcome New Hire Class 1924

On Tuesday, October 8, 2019, AFA welcomed the 56 graduating Members of class 1924 to the line. Our newest flying partners will be reporting to their respective bases at EWR, IAD, IAH, ORD, and SFO on October 16, 2019 for orientation and will be available to fly on October 18, 2019.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 11, 2019

11 Oct

Fall Regular Meeting of the United MEC - October 22 – 23, 2019 in Chicago

The Fall Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council (MEC) will take place October 22 – 23, 2019 at the Hyatt Rosemont Hotel, in Rosemont, IL.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 11, 2019

11 Oct

Annual Benefits Open Enrollment - through October 25

Open Enrollment began October 7 and will close on October 25, 2019. Flight Attendants can enroll online though the benefits link on Flying Together or via phone by calling the Benefits Service Center at 1-800-651-1007 from 7am-7pm CT, Monday- Friday.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 11, 2019

11 Oct

Medical Rate Setting – Claims Experience and Cost of Administration Matter

From the rate you see when you first look into the enrollment tool, keep in mind the wellness credit for non-smokers is applied at the end of the enrollment process.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 11, 2019

11 Oct

Vacation Elections due by October 15, 2019

Flight Attendants who would like to participate in the optional Vacation Election process are encouraged to make their selections while the opportunity is still available.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 11, 2019

11 Oct

2020 CQ Rebid Award Results – Posted by October 16, 2019

Flight Attendants who were recently required to rebid their CQ due (must go) month by preferencing one of the first six (6) months of the 2020 annual CQ cycle: December 2019 and January - May 20[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 11, 2019

11 Oct

System Scheduling Reports – DSL and SWLOF Reports, November, 2019

Central Schedule Committee’s most recent (DSL) and (SWLOF) reportsdetailing their activities in the development of the schedule has been published on unitedafa.org.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 11, 2019

11 Oct

Pay Claim Details Viewable on Pay Register

Flight Attendants who have submitted a pay claim have the ability to view details about paid pay claims on their Pay Register.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 11, 2019

11 Oct

Impact of Personal Time Off (PTO) on Reserve Availability (Section 7.AA.4.)

Guaranteed personal time office will be made available to Flight Attendants on a daily basis regardless of White Flag. Guarantee PTO is 1% of a domicile’s active Flight Attendant population on any day..
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 11, 2019

11 Oct

Creating Awareness – Aircraft that Overnight at Non-Hub Locations

 As a reminder, when arriving into a station that is a non-hub location, galley Flight Attendants have additional responsibilities in preparing the carts (and galleys) for the crew taking the flight out of the station the next morning.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 11, 2019

11 Oct

Network Operations Center (NOC) Monitoring Typhoon Hagibis – Stay Safe

Super typhoon, Hagibis is expected to pass near Tokyo, Japan, Saturday night into Sunday. United’s NOC is currently monitoring the progress of the Typhoon.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 11, 2019

08 Oct

Learning Network CBT & Travel on Sick Leave Information

The Learning Network CBT that Flight Attendants were required to have completed by October 6, 2019 contains a slide that addresses the issue of travel while on sick leave. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 08, 2019

08 Oct

2020 Travel Pricing Error Corrected

We reported earlier this month of an automation error in employeeRES that affected the NRSA pricing for itineraries for travel in the New Year.  
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 08, 2019

08 Oct

Vacation Election Window is Open until October 15, 0800HDT

The Vacation Election period closes next week, October 15, 2019, at 0800HDT. Flight Attendants who want to participate in the election process are encouraged to review the information in the following links:
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 08, 2019

08 Oct

New Codes for Rolling Occupational Sick and Workman's Compensation

Two new rolling Sick Codes have been developed to help ensure that the pay for Occupational Sick and Workman’s Compensation is drawn properly from the Occupational Sick leave bank.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 08, 2019

08 Oct

Calculating the Value of the Vacation Buy Back Election Option

Flight Attendants have the option to “sell back" vacation days at a rate of three hours and fifteen minutes (3:15)of pay per day, plus an .05% incentive payment (Announced at the opening of the annual vacation bid screen). 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 08, 2019

08 Oct

UChat App Installation Guidance

The new Flight Attendant communication app, UChat, was pushed to our links on September 30, 2019. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 08, 2019

08 Oct

A Message from Your AFA EAP Volunteers Concerning Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month, marked in countries across the world every October, helps to increase attention and support for the awareness, early detection and treatment as well as palliative care of this disease.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 08, 2019

08 Oct

Go Pink for October– Support Breast Cancer Awareness

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. To heighten awareness and emphasize the value of prevention in the fight against Breast Cancer, we encourage everyone to wear pink ribbons behind your white AFA pins. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 08, 2019

08 Oct

Trading Premium Positions and Crew Scheduling Notification

Questions regarding the trading of work positions onboard the aircraft persist. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 08, 2019

08 Oct

Reminder CBD Oil is a Hazard to Continued Employment

Earlier this year our EAP Flight Attendant Drug and Alcohol Program (FADAP) noted the hazards of CBD oil. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 08, 2019

08 Oct

Pre-retirement Checklist Information

The Continental Airlines Retirement Plan (CARP) interest rates used to determine lump sum options and monthly annuity disbursements have recently been announced. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 08, 2019

08 Oct

U.S. Driver's Licenses Must Be "Real ID" Compliant by October 2020

To heighten airline safety and security, Congress adopted a 9/11 Commission recommendation in 2005 and passed the REAL ID Act. It required all states to adopt uniform security standardswhen issuing drivers' licenses.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 08, 2019

08 Oct

Tell Your Congressperson to Support the PRO Act

When workers stand together, we have the power to negotiate the wages we need and the benefits we deserve at the bargaining table. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 08, 2019

05 Oct

KCM® Rules

In an ongoing continuous educational effort, the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Airlines for America (A4A) have collaborated in the development of the recently published KCM® Rules for Use. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 05, 2019

05 Oct

CCS Pop-up Alert Programmed to Appear During Working Flights

Beginning October 9, 2019, management is activating a trip trade pop-up alert function on CCS to remind Flight Attendants any form of trip trade activity during working flights, unless on a contractual crew rest break, is prohibited under company policy.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 05, 2019

05 Oct

Unaccompanied Minors (UMNR) Tracker App

Over the course of the past several months, there have been a number of changes to the procedures to be used when caring for an unaccompanied minor. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 05, 2019

05 Oct

Fall Regular Meeting of the United MEC - October 22 – 23, 2019 in Chicago

The Fall Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council (MEC) will take place October 22 – 23, 2019 at the Hyatt Rosemont Hotel, in Rosemont, IL. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 05, 2019

05 Oct

November One Month Special COLA Bid Closes Monday, October 7, 2019

Flight Attendants who are interested in applying for the November 2019 COLA are reminded that the bid window closes on Monday, October 7, 2019, 0800 CT. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 05, 2019

05 Oct

Hotel Sign-in Process

We’ve become aware of a number of discussions regarding the Crew Member hotel sign-in process.  It is reported there are questions asking if there is specified protocol in place that addresses this process. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 05, 2019

05 Oct

Vacation Election Period Open – Buy Back, FLEX and Deferral to 401(k)

The Vacation Election period opened Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 0800 Home Domicile Time (HDT) and will close at 0800 HDT on October 15, 2019; providing a twenty (20) day period to make elections required per our CONTRACT. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 05, 2019

05 Oct

Benefits Open Enrollment Begins Next Week - October 7, 2019

October 7, 2019 begins our Annual Benefits open enrollment for 2020. Employees have the opportunity to review their current coverage and prepare for any elections or changes to these benefits for the upcoming year. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 05, 2019

03 Oct

Continental Retirement Plan (CARP) Interest Rates Published

The new interest rates for the Continental Retirement Plan (CARP) are now available on Your Benefits Resources. Those who may run an estimate with a benefit commencement date between 1/1/2020 – 6/1/2020 will have these new rates applied.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 03, 2019

02 Oct

Pricing Error in Employee Travel System for NRSA Travel in 2020

Management reports there is an issue with the Employee Travel system which is causing incorrect pricing of itineraries which are being booked for travel taking place in 2020. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 02, 2019

02 Oct

Travel While on Sick Leave CBT Module Clarification .

Considerable confusion continues as it pertains to a Flight Attendant’s ability to travel while on sick leave especially in light of the incorrect information contained in the United HR Compliance and On-board Service CBT. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 02, 2019

02 Oct

How is Day-at-a-Time (DATV) Vacation Awarded - Pre-Month vs. in the Operation?

It is important to recognize pre-month requests for DATV and those in the operation are handled separately.  
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 02, 2019

02 Oct

Vacation Election Period Open – Buy Back, FLEX and Deferral to 401(k) Deferral

The Vacation Election period opened Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 0800 Home Domicile Time (HDT) and will close at 0800 HDT on October 15, 2019; providing the contractual twenty (20) day period during which these elections can be considered and made.  
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 02, 2019

02 Oct

UChat App Now Available

UChat, an app developed to facilitate Flight Attendant to Flight Attendant communications in a ‘chat’ format, was pushed to Flight Attendants’ links on September 30, 2019 at 2:00PM (CT). 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 02, 2019

02 Oct

Sections 2.Q and 4.I Contractual Paid Holiday Trips Departing HKG & FRA

Our Contract provides for additional compensation for flight assignments flown on designated holidays as outlined in Section 2.Q.   This month, both HKG and FRA have contractual holidays for which holiday pay is applicable. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 02, 2019

02 Oct

Act Now! - CBT Completion Due Date is October 6, 2019

The “2019 Flight Attendant United HR Compliance and On-board Service”training is on FlyingTogether under the “training and qualifications tab” where you will be redirected to the “Take Off” homepage.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 02, 2019

02 Oct

Commuter Program also Applies to Surface Transportation

Section 28 of our Contract offers Flight Attendants who commute by air certain contractual protections provided we meet the obligations outlined under this provision. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 02, 2019

02 Oct

2020 Annual Benefits Enrollment Reminder

Flight Attendants currently have the opportunity to explore Benefit plan options for the 2020 Benefit year. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 02, 2019

02 Oct

TAKE ACTION: Stop Toxic Fumes!

he Cabin Air Safety Act of 2019 aims to protect airline passengers and crew from the harmful effects of toxic cabin air.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 02, 2019

02 Oct

In the Industry – the Struggle for Contract Improvements is Real

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) representing United Express Carrier Air Wisconsin Flight Attendants has again petitioned the National Mediation Board for a proffer of arbitrat[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 02, 2019

27 Sep

Vacation Election Open until October 15 – Buy Back, FLEX and Deferral to 401k

The Vacation Election period opened Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 0800 Home Domicile Time (HDT) and will close at 0800 HDT on October 15, 2019; 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 27, 2019

27 Sep

Designation of FLEX Vacation Days at the End of Vacation Bidding

The 2020 Vacation Guide advises Flight Attendants how FLEX vacation days will be identified for those who elect FLEX vacation, either paid or unpaid.  
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 27, 2019

27 Sep

Occupational Leave vs Occupational Extended Illness and Vacation Accrual

Now that Vacation Accrual Letters have been published, we are beginning to receive questions from Flight Attendants who have had an occupational illness or injury and who were absent from the work place during the vacation accrual year from August 30, 2018 – August 29, 2019.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 27, 2019

27 Sep

Scheduled Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Blue Line Service into O’Hare

Flight Attendants who use public transportation to/from O’Hare Airport should be aware the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Blue line will be shut down into the airport for maintenance beginning Friday, September 27, 3029 at 10:00pm (CT) through Monday, October 7, 2019 at 4:00am (CT). 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 27, 2019

27 Sep

Flight Time or Holding Time following a Diversion

Recent adverse weather across the country has resulted in the diversion of a number of flights to cities where the aircraft were not intended to land. Section 2.P. of our Contract provides for the circumstances under which flight time continues to accumulate following a diversion or unplanned stop.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 27, 2019

27 Sep

Reserve Availability Rules on the Last Day of the Bid Month

As we approach the last day of the September bid month, it is timely for us to review the Reserve availability requirements on the last day of the schedule month.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 27, 2019

27 Sep

Unaccompanied Minor Policy Revised to include Unaccompanied NRSA Pass Riders

As of August 15, 2019 unaccompanied minor (UMNR) pass riders will count towards the cap of six (6) UMNR per flight. This limit will be in effect regardless of the number of open seats on the flight. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 27, 2019

25 Sep

2020 Vacation Accrual Letters Available expected by September 25, 2019

Flight Attendants’ 2020 Vacation Accrual Letters will be available no later than September 25, 2019 and are a key component and first step to the 2020 vacation bidding process.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 25, 2019

25 Sep

Vacation Election Options – Vacation Buy Back, FLEX and Deferral to 401(k)

The Vacation Election period opens this Wednesday September 25, 2019, by 0800 Home Domicile Time (HDT) and closes at 0800 HDT on October 15, 2019 in order to provide the full twenty (20) day period to make elections required under our JCBA. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 25, 2019

25 Sep

Required CBT Due Date of October 6th – Compensation Details

On August 7, 2019 Inflight Management notified Flight Attendants of the required 6 module CBT series and its required completion date of October 6, 2019. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 25, 2019

25 Sep

Deadhead Rescheduled to Working Status

The company may reschedule a deadheading Flight Attendant(s) to work the flight on which she/he is scheduled to deadhead under the following circumstances:
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 25, 2019

25 Sep

Section 3.I.11. – Consumption of Alcohol while on Deadhead Status

While we are on the subject of being rescheduled from deadhead to working status, a review of the language in Section 3.I.11 is in order.  As provided for in Section 3.I.11, a deadheading Flight Attendant may only consume alcohol, after takeoff, under the following conditions:
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 25, 2019

25 Sep

Guidelines on Removing Language Qualification

A language qualified Flight Attendant who has been language qualified in accordance with company standards may request removal of her/his language qualification, subject to Company approval."
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 25, 2019

25 Sep

Deadline - 2020 CQ Due Month Change Bidding Closes September 27

As a reminder, Flight Attendants who currently have a CQ due (must go) month of June, July or August are required to submit their preference bidding no later than September 27, 2019. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 25, 2019

20 Sep

UChat – On September 30, 2019, it’s coming!

In July, United management announced the testing of UChat, an app developed to facility Flight Attendant to Flight Attendant “chat” communication. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 20, 2019

20 Sep

Situational Awareness – Especially at the ATM Machine

A recent “find” by a group of Chicago Flight Attendants on layover in Sau Paulo included a “skimmer” that was placed on the ATM machine near the layover hotel.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 20, 2019

20 Sep

Vacation Election Options – Vacation Buy Back, FLEX and Deferral to 401(k)

The Vacation Election period opens by 0800 Home Domicile Time (HDT) on September 25, 2019 and closes at 0800 HDT on October 15, 2019 in order to provide the full twenty (20) day period to make elections required under the Contract. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 20, 2019

20 Sep

2020 Reserve Rotation Letter Lists to be Published Monday, September 23, 2019

The 2020 Reserve Letter Lists will be made available in your Base and on Flying Together on Monday, September 23, 2019. Reserve (A/B) Rotation is only applicable for Flight Attendants based at the following International locations
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 20, 2019

20 Sep

Irregular Operations from Extreme Weather

When extreme weather disrupts the operation as it did these past few days in Houston, the negotiated provisions of our Contract which are intended to offer a level of protection during these irregularities become critical. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 20, 2019

20 Sep

Minimum Duty and Time Away (Trip) Rigs - Understanding how they interact

Understanding that Ratio-in-Guarantee (RIGs) offer protections for additional pay and credit beyond the sum of the flight time within a scheduled pairing, when applicable, is an important component of understanding how we are paid. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 20, 2019

20 Sep

2019 Annual Communications Training Concludes this Week in Chicago

This week, the United Master Executive Council (MEC) Communications Committee conducted their annual Training Seminar in Chicago. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 20, 2019

20 Sep

Mark your Calendar - 2020 Annual Benefits Open Enrollment - October 7 - 25, 2019

It’s that time of the year again when annual benefits open enrollment will take place during the period from October 7 – 25, 2019.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 20, 2019

20 Sep

Reminder - 2020 CQ Due Month Change Bidding Closes September 27

As a reminder, Flight Attendants who currently have a CQ due (must go) month of June, July or August received an e-mail from management detailing the process to be used for preference bidding of new CQ due (must go) months.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 20, 2019

20 Sep

AFA International President Testifies

On Thursday, September 26th, the Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation will hold a hearing regarding the implementation of provisions included in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 20, 2019

18 Sep

Vacation Elections Open September 25, 2019 with Accrual Letters

The 2020 Vacation Election window opens next week on September 25th. Under the terms of our Contract, the election period must be available for a 20-day period beginning September 25 through October 15, 2019.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 18, 2019

18 Sep

Vacation Reductions

There are several instances where a Flight Attendant may experience a reduction in her/his vacation accrual. Flight Attendants on or who have taken a leave of absence during the past year (except occupational),
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 18, 2019

18 Sep

Early Boarding

As of January 1, 2019, the requirement for positive check-in was eliminated on a trial basis.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 18, 2019

18 Sep

Positive Space Booking Window Expanded from 60 to 120 Days

Previously and as a matter of company policy, the advance booking of positive space (NRPS) travel has been limited to the 60-day window immediately preceding the desired date of travel.  
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 18, 2019

18 Sep

CBT Due Date of October 6th Approaching - Keep a Record of Completion

On August 7, 2019 Inflight Management notified Flight Attendants of the required 6 module CBT series and its required completion date of October 6, 2019. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 18, 2019

18 Sep

Fall Regular Meeting of the United MEC - October 22 – 23, 2019 in Chicago

We encourage Members to witness our democratic process in action by attending your Local Council fall meetings. Scheduled dates and times for your Local Council meeting will be posted on our website as they become available.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 18, 2019

18 Sep

TAKE ACTION: Stop Toxic Fumes!

The Cabin Air Safety Act of 2019 aims to protect airline passengers and crew from the harmful effects of toxic cabin air.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 18, 2019

18 Sep

Go Pink for October– Support Breast Cancer Awareness

As a reminder, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. As we do each year to highlight the importance of prevention, we will have pink ribbons available to be worn behind our white AFA pin available through your Local Council.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 18, 2019

18 Sep

90-Day Freeze on all iOS Updates

Effective September 10, 2019 the company has implemented a temporary freeze on all iOS updates. During the 90-day freeze period, you will not be able to update your Link to any other iOS version. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 18, 2019