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15 Feb

2020 Profit Sharing Pay Advices: Available in Payroll Advice

Profit sharing pay advices for Flight Attendants based at domestic locations are now available for viewing on Flying Together.  
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 15, 2020

15 Feb

Suspension of Service to Mainland China & HKG Extended

United announced on February 12th that the company will extend the suspension of service to mainland China and HKG, until April 24.
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 15, 2020

15 Feb

April Special COLAs Announced

On February 13, 2020, United management announced there would be an opportunity to offer one- and two-month Special Company Offered Leave of Absence (Special COLAs) effective for the April 2020 bid month. 
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 15, 2020

15 Feb

Union First- Professional Standards (EAP)

Professional Standards is a component of AFA EAP. It exists to assist Flight Attendants in any area that affects professional conduct. 
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 15, 2020

15 Feb

What is a Line Observer Safety Audit (LOSA)?

AFA, ALPA, United and LOSA Collaborative are about to begin a joint Line Observation Safety Audit (LOSA).  LOSA is a peer-to-peer observation which takes place during normal operations by line Flight Attendants. 
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 15, 2020

15 Feb

United Express Carrier GoJet Airlines Flight Attendants Ratify First Contract

GoJet Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today voted to ratify a first contract. 
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 15, 2020

15 Feb

Listening Tour

Today our Negotiating Committee completed their 16th stop on the AFA Negotiations Listening Tour. 
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 15, 2020

15 Feb

Customs Pre-clearance Procedural Changes

Those locations having customs pre-clearance prior to arrival into the US, such as Canada, you may see additional screening for some passengers. Some but not all may be selected for a secondary screening, based on previous individual travel. 
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 15, 2020

12 Feb

Are You Registered to Vote the Primaries?

Every year since 1972, Iowa held the first presidential nominating contest in 2020 followed by February contests in the other traditionally early voting states of New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina.
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 12, 2020

12 Feb

Take the Negotiations Survey- Deadline 1600 CT on March 6, 2020

This Contract 2021 Negotiations Survey is our opportunity to put our desired contract improvements, likes and dislikes in writing. 
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 12, 2020

12 Feb

Contract 2021 Listening Tour

Our Negotiating Committee has completed the scheduled Listening Tour visits in 13 locations to date with the most recent meeting completed in San Diego to a standing room only crowd.
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 12, 2020

12 Feb

Voluntary Supplemental Insurance- Enrollment begins February 17

Flight Attendants will have the option to enroll in or make changes to their Voluntary Supplemental Insurance Benefits through either of our current brokers, Design Benefits (Allstate plans) or NGP (CAIC plans).
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 12, 2020

12 Feb

Vacation Fly Through - Purser and International Purser

As a reminder, Section 9.F.3. provides for Flight Attendants awarded an International Purser position to have her/his vacation pay based on her/his line award and this will include any applicable International Purser override.
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 12, 2020

12 Feb

Reserve Notice of Assignment Review – Emphasis on Short Calls

Ready Reserve assignments will be made as soon as practical and will include layover hotel and telephone number if assigned to a pairing not published in the monthly bid packet. 
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 12, 2020

12 Feb

Deadhead – including Surface Deadhead

Some of us may be unfamiliar with a provision in our Contract that is derived from the definition of Deadheading in Section 2.E. 
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 12, 2020

12 Feb

Pairing Legality Diagnostics in CCS

Many Flight Attendants are noticing and inquiring about the new colorful legality icons appearing in many of our pairings and Master Schedules. 
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 12, 2020

12 Feb

401(k) & Roth 401(k) Annual Contribution Limits increased for 2020

The IRS limits the amount employees and employers can contribute to a 401(k) on an annual basis. For 2020, the IRS has increased the amount employees can contribute: 
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 12, 2020

07 Feb

Safety – it is the Priority

On February 5, 2020 United issued a Safety update in Inflight Services Weekly. The update suggests Flight Attendants “pump the breaks on holding boarding for maintenance”. 
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 07, 2020

07 Feb

Layover Safety – Situational Awareness is Essential to Our Personal Safety

As we travel around the world in various cities, situational awareness when coming and going from our layover hotel, even in the hotel, is essential for our personal safety. 
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 07, 2020

07 Feb

Profit Sharing Election – Due February 9, 2020

Sunday, February 9, 2020 is the deadline to decide on the deferral of any part of your earned Profit-Sharing payment into your eligible retirement account.
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 07, 2020

07 Feb

Special COLA Awards – March One- and Three-month Awards

Special COLAs for the March schedule month were awarded today.  All Flight Attendants who submitted a bid received their first preference of the one- or three-month Special COLAs.
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 07, 2020

07 Feb

Wellness Initiatives Made Easier to Find

As Flight Attendants always on the go, finding time for wellness can present us with a number of challenges. 
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 07, 2020

07 Feb

Transfers Awarded with April Effective Dates

Flight Attendants awarded transfer must respond in CCS before the acceptance deadline in order for the transfer to become effective. 
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 07, 2020

07 Feb

CCS Training and Qualifications

CCS provides Flight Attendants with information and tools needed to perform our required duties. Perhaps one of the most important pieces available via CCS are the training and qualification functions. 
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 07, 2020

07 Feb

Vacation Relief Line Award During a Vacation Month

The reduction in flying to Asia due to the Coronavirus and recent base transfers may shift what Flight Attendants can expect to hold during the upcoming bid month(s).
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 07, 2020

07 Feb

Contract 2021 Negotiations Survey Open

The Negotiations Survey closes March 6, 2020 at 1600 CT. 
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 07, 2020

07 Feb

AFA Negotiations Listening Tour Continues - Next stop SAN!

Our Negotiating Committee is heading back across the United States! If you are a member of Council 12 in San Diego, or on a layover, take the time to head over to the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina.
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 07, 2020

07 Feb

CCS Mobile Application

On January 28, 2020 United announced the launch of its new and improved Mobile CCS Application.
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 07, 2020

05 Feb

One- and Three-month Special COLAs for March – Submit by February 6, 2020

Flight Attendants interested in a 1-month or 3-month Special COLA starting with the March schedule month may submit their request through CCS.
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 05, 2020

05 Feb

Sections 7.Q.3 and 7.Q.4. Notice of Loss of Flight Time

The recent suspension of service to cities in mainland China has resulted in the cancellation of a number of pairings as well as some questions about the reassignment provisions and pay protections provided for under our Contract.  
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 05, 2020

05 Feb

Profit Sharing 401(k) Deferral Election Must be Made by February 9, 2020

Flight Attendants may defer a portion of their profit-sharing payout to their eligible retirement plan account. The deadline for making an election is February 9, 2020 at 11:50pm (CT). 
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 05, 2020

05 Feb

Contract Provisions Address Changes in Staffing Needs

Recent cancellations of flights to mainland China has resulted in the reduction of a number of lineholder positions at several domicile locations around the system. 
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 05, 2020

05 Feb

AFA Voluntary Supplemental Insurance Benefits Open Enrollment

The Open Enrollment period for AFA Voluntary Supplemental Insurance benefits is around the corner.
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 05, 2020

05 Feb

Pairing Legality Diagnostics | Enhancements to Reserve Block In and CCS

Effective February 5, 2020 at 2300 CT, you will be able to view any pairing legalities within the actual pairings displayed in CCS. Previously, any pairing legalities were only viewable in the “Alerts” section of the Master Schedule. 
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 05, 2020

05 Feb

AFA Negotiations Listening Tour

Our Negotiating Committee has completed the scheduled Listening Tour visits in TEN locations so far, with the next stop in Houston, February 5, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Intercontinental from 11:00am - 2:00pm CT.
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 05, 2020

05 Feb

Take the Survey – Our Democracy Works When Everyone Participates!

Your feedback is critical to ensure we are working for our collective Contract goals and addressing the issues that are important to United Flight Attendants.
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 05, 2020

02 Feb

Singapore Adds New Entry Restrictions for those who have traveled to China

Effective immediately, anyone who has traveled into China in the past 14 days will not be permitted to enter Singapore.  This includes working crew Members.
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 02, 2020

02 Feb

Central Schedule Committee Works to Revise March Schedules

Late into Friday evening, our Central Schedule Committee worked with Crew Schedule Planning to review the changes to the flying assigned at each domicile for March. 
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 02, 2020

02 Feb

March 2020 – One- and Three-month COLAs

Late into this evening, we continue to advocate for management to be prepared to award additional one- and three-month COLAs for the month of March.
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 02, 2020

02 Feb

AFA Negotiations Listening Tour GUM Completed, Next stop HNL!

Our Negotiating Committee is heading back across the Pacific and will make a stop in Honolulu before reaching Los Angeles! If you are a member of Council 14 or on layover in Honolulu, take the time to head over to the Hyatt Regency Waikiki.
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 02, 2020

02 Feb

Vacation Buy Back and 401(k) Deferral

Last year when everyone received their vacation buy back payment, there was some confusion caused when, as a result of an oversight, the company did not defer money into our defined contribution plans as they should have.
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 02, 2020

02 Feb

Reassignment Provisions

Over the course of the past several days, United has continued to act, based on our ongoing advocacy, to ensure the safety of crew and passengers (as well as the general public) by pulling down servic[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 02, 2020

02 Feb

Reminder: eFAOM Revision 31 Effective February 1, 2020

Beginning February 1, 2020 eFAOM Revision 31 becomes effective. Flight Attendants are encouraged to review our recent E-Lines from our MEC Safety, Health & Security Committee to ensure they are prepared for the upcoming changes.
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 02, 2020

02 Feb

Burden of Proof – Why Worksheets are Essential to Contract Enforcement

Since we were combined on a common scheduling platform in October, Flight Attendants continue to work through technology issues and system glitches that make even the simplest tasks frustrating and, often, time consuming.
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 02, 2020

02 Feb

Profit Sharing 401(k) Deferral

Flight Attendants may defer a portion of their profit-sharing payout to their eligible retirement plan account.
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 02, 2020

29 Jan

MEC 9-12 Update = (Profit Sharing) Lawsuit to Vacate Arbitrator’s Award

As previously reported, on April 29, 2019 the United Master Executive Council filed a lawsuit in federal court against United seeking to vacate the arbitrator’s award in MEC 9-12.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 29, 2020

29 Jan

Contract 2021 Listening Tour- Face to Face with YOU

Our Negotiating Committee has completed the scheduled Listening Tour visits in Washington, D.C., Chicago, Cleveland, Newark, Boston and Hong Kong. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 29, 2020

29 Jan

Vacation Buy Back and 401(k) or UK Stakeholder Deferral Payments

Based on the language in our Contract, we have a vacation buy back option, which allows a Flight Attendant to take pay in lieu of accrued vacation.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 29, 2020

29 Jan

Grievance – MEC 1-20 Filed

MEC 1-20 was filed last week when the Company unilaterally implemented a program designed to identify BOT-like trading activity after a Flight Attendant signs on to CCS, which subsequently restricted and improperly locked Flight Attendants who are not engaging in BOT-like activity out of CCS.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 29, 2020

29 Jan

Grievance – MEC 2-20 Filed

As a separate and distinct dispute, this week MEC 2-20 was filed when, on January 23, 2020 at approximately 1800 CT, the hardware that supports the company’s CCS and UCrew databases experienced a hardware failure causing data corruption.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 29, 2020

29 Jan

Why File A Local Council Worksheet?

The answer to this question has its very foundation in The Railway Labor Act.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 29, 2020

29 Jan

2019 W2s Are Available – paperlessW2.ual.com

For those of us who signed up to receive our 2019 W2 form electronically via ADP, these forms are now available for us to download and print by accessing paperlessW2.ual.com.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 29, 2020

29 Jan

Flight Attendants Applaud DOT's Clear Rule on Animals in the Cabin

Washington, DC (January 22, 2019) — The Department of Transportation today released a notice of proposed rulemaking that seeks to amend the definition of a service animal in air transportati[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 29, 2020

29 Jan

January 2020 Semi-Annual Seniority List

The Semi-Annual System Seniority List is currently under review by Labor Relations and AFA to ensure only those who are eligible to be on the Seniority List appear on it.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 29, 2020

29 Jan

Super Bowl - Biggest Human Trafficking Event in the US - Recognize it!

Super Bowl is “dubbed the biggest human trafficking event in the United States” and millions of party-going football fans will flock to the upcoming event on February 2, 2020.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 29, 2020

26 Jan

2019 Profit Sharing – 6.9311% for Flight Attendants

This week the company reported its 4th Quarter and Full Year Financial information and announced employee eligibility for profit sharing payouts for 2019. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 26, 2020

26 Jan

Listening Tour

Our Negotiating Committee is on the road and has successfully completed the scheduled visits in Washington, D.C., Chicago, Cleveland, Newark and Boston.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 26, 2020

26 Jan

Correcting our Article on: Revision 31 – Safety Changes Require Our Attention

 In Tuesday’s editions of E-lines, an error was made in our reporting of one of the safety changes effective with Revision 31.  Specifically, opening of window shades.  The correct text follows:
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 26, 2020

26 Jan

Flight Attendant 2019 W2s Now Available – paperless W2.ual.com

For those of us who signed up to receive their 2019 W2 form electronically via ADP, these forms are now available via download and for print by accessing paperlessW2.ual.com.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 26, 2020

22 Jan

Welcome New Hire Class 1931

On Tuesday, January 21, 2020, AFA welcomed the 76 graduating Members of Class 1931 to the line. Our newest flying partners will be reporting to their respective bases at DEN, EWR and IAH on January 29, 2020 for orientation and will be available to fly on January 31, 2020
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 22, 2020

22 Jan

AFA Negotiations Listening Tour Completed for IAD and ORD – Onward to CLE!

Our Negotiating Committee is on the road and has successfully completed the scheduled roadshows in Washington, D.C. and Chicago.  
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 22, 2020

22 Jan

Cabin Jumpseat Authority- How to Identify the Number of Available Jumpseats

Whether Flight Attendants are commuting to/ from work or are leisure traveling, knowing how to determine the number of available open jumpseats helps us plan our travel accordingly.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 22, 2020

22 Jan

Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

January 21, 2020 — The novel coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, in December 2019, is creating growing concern for air travel. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 22, 2020

22 Jan

Job Share “Split” Reminder

Following the award of February schedules, we received a number of questions and concerns from Flight Attendants about the timing of the processing of the line splits for those in a Job Share
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 22, 2020

22 Jan

New Option of Pre-Check for Non-Uniform Crewmember

January 21, 2019 — The Transportation Security Administration today announced an expanded option for non-uniformed crewmembers transiting security checkpoints with a crew badge.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 22, 2020

17 Jan

Transfers Awarded January 17, 2020

System Transfers were awarded today to nine bases on the system as follows:
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 17, 2020

17 Jan

Bidding for Language Qualified Lines of Flying

In light of the recent bidding enhancements for Flight Attendants, a trend needs to be brought to the attention of Flight Attendants bidding for language qualified lines. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 17, 2020

17 Jan

Winter Regular Scheduled MEC Meeting Concludes

The Winter 2020 Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council (MEC) concluded on January 16, 2020, at the Hyatt Rosemont in Chicago.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 17, 2020

17 Jan

Contract 2021 Flight Attendant Survey Opens Monday, January 20

Our AFA Negotiating Committee is gearing up for our Contract 2021 Negotiations! We will be conducting a survey of the more than 25,000 United Flight Attendants to learn about those items that are important to you.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 17, 2020

17 Jan

AFA-CWA Union Dues Play a Vital Role in Negotiations

We all work together to support the programs that benefit and advance our careers and our profession. We are AFA and our Union dues dollars are is the way we all chip in and collectively contribute to defend and advance our careers. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 17, 2020

17 Jan

Changes to Preflight Safety Checks - eFAOM Revision 31

eFAOM Revision 31 was announcedin the January 15, 2020 Inflight Services Weekly and became available for download on January 16, 2020.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 17, 2020

17 Jan

Line Observer Safety Audit (LOSA) Positions Posted on Flying Together

Coming this week, an opportunity to apply for a LOSA observer position will be posted on Flying Together.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 17, 2020

17 Jan

MEC Reserve Committee Report – January, 2020

The MEC Reserve Committee’s most recent report detailing the topics discussed during the system-wide Reserve Meeting is now available for review on our website at www.unitedafa.org. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 17, 2020

17 Jan

Union Plus 2020 Scholarship Deadline is January 31, 2020

There's Still Time!  Apply for the 2020 Union Plus ScholarshipDon't miss out! There's still time to apply for the 2020 Union Plus Scholarship.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 17, 2020

15 Jan

“ANY FA” Bid Position has Launched on Monthly Line Bid Screen

Effective with the current bidding period for the February 2020 bid month, there is an additional option on the Monthly Line Bid screen (in CCS) in the drop-down menu when position bidding.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 15, 2020

15 Jan

Contract Negotiations Survey Opens January 20, 2020

Our AFA Negotiating Committee is gearing up for our Contract 2021 Negotiations! We will be conducting a survey of the more than 25,000 United Flight Attendants to learn about those items which are important to you.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 15, 2020

15 Jan

Mark Your Calendars! Systemwide Listening Tour Begins January 20, 2020

Beginning January 20, 2020, our Negotiations Committee will be traveling to the twenty-three cities in which we have bases/satellites to meet with and listen to Flight Attendants in order to obtain information on your perspectives and your bargaining priorities. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 15, 2020

15 Jan

Sign-up to Receive Contract 2021 Negotiations News

Sign up now and encourage all Flight Attendants to subscribe to Contract 2021 Negotiations News. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 15, 2020

15 Jan

Day One 2020 Winter AFA United MEC Meeting

The Winter Meeting of the United Master Executive Council (MEC) began in Chicago today. If you are in Chicago, we encourage you to stop by to witness our democratic process by attending the MEC meeting in progress. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 15, 2020

15 Jan

Contractual Protections Salary Continuation Rapid Re-accrual Medical Arbitration

Flight Attendants on sick leave, medical leave or any Occupational absence should be aware of the salary continuation and rapid re-accrual options our Contract provides under Section 13. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 15, 2020

15 Jan

Central Schedule Committee (CSC) Reports – February 2020 Bid Month

Central Schedule Committee’s most recent report detailing their activities in the development of the February schedule have been published on unitedafa.org. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 15, 2020

15 Jan

Vacation Buy Back & 401(k) Deferral – Payments on February 1, 2020 Pay Advice

During the Election process for 2020 Vacation Bidding the Company offers a vacation buy back option, which allows a Flight Attendant to take pay in lieu of accrued vacation. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 15, 2020

15 Jan

@afaunitedmec on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

Our efforts are directed at reaching every Flight Attendant and to provide platforms for our Membership to access information that is pertinent to our profession. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 15, 2020

15 Jan

2019 Reserve Christmas Wish List Statistics

A total of 282 Christmas Wish List (CWL) requests were granted to Reserves during the 2019 Wish List period consistent with the terms of our Contract.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 15, 2020

15 Jan

The CAUSE Foundation® “Read and Relax StayCation” Paid Trip Drop Contest”

The CAUSE Foundation® is providing another paid trip drop contest!  This time all that is needed is for you to sign up to receive their quarterly E-Newsletter and read it!
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 15, 2020

15 Jan

UnionPlus Free College Benefit

The Union Plus Free College Benefit makes it possible for you and your family members to earn an associates degree completely online — for FREE.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 15, 2020

10 Jan

Contract Negotiations Survey Opens January 20, 2020

Our AFA Negotiating Committee is gearing up for our Contract 2021 Negotiations!
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 10, 2020

10 Jan

Sign-up to Receive Contract 2021 Negotiations News

Our new Contract 2021.org website and Negotiations News updates will keep you informed prior to andduring our upcoming negotiations. We know an informed, educated and mobilized Membership results in a successful negotiation.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 10, 2020

10 Jan

Central Schedule Committee Report - DSL Report

The Central Schedule Committee’s most recent report detailing their activities in the development of the February schedule has been published on unitedafa.org 
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 10, 2020

10 Jan

Combined Duty Programming “Piggy backing” Delayed Implementation

Section 7.I.16. provides Flight Attendants with the ability to combine two duty periods from two separate pairings, sometimes referred to as “piggy-backing.”
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 10, 2020

10 Jan

One- and Three-Month Special COLAs Available for March Bid Month

Crew Schedule Planning announced they will be offering One- and Three-month Special COLAs effective for the March 2020 Bid Month. The company has not yet released the total number of Special COLAs that will be available by location. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 10, 2020

10 Jan

Transfer Awards Processed

On January 9, 2020 United processed the transfers list for Boston, Cleveland, Newark, Honolulu, Washington, Houston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Those whom were awarded transfers have seven (7) days to accept or decline. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 10, 2020

10 Jan

GoJet Flight Attendants Reach Tentative Agreement for First Contract

Congratulations to our GoJet Sisters and Brothers! On January 7, 2020 they reached a tentative agreement with the airline for their first Union Contract.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 10, 2020

08 Jan

Welcome Class 1929

On Tuesday, January 7, 2020 AFA welcomed the 70 graduating Members of class 1929 to the line. Our newest flying partners will be reporting to their respective bases at DEN, EWR and SFO on January 15, [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 08, 2020

08 Jan

Geopolitical Events of the Day

While the political unrest and events that are unfolding in the Middle East appear to be contained to that region of the world, as a crewmember working for a U.S. carrier, we should always use caution while on layover anywhere in the world.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 08, 2020

08 Jan

Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council – January 14-16, 2020

The Winter 2020 Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council (MEC) is scheduled to take place January 14 - 16, 2020, at the Hyatt Rosemont, 6350 N. River Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 08, 2020

08 Jan

KCM Location at ORD Transitions to South End of Terminal 1 Baggage Claim (1G)

Effective January 3, 2020.  the Known Crewmember Security Checkpoint in Terminal One of Chicago’s O’Hare airport has been moved to the south or opposite side of the baggage claim area – near door 1G.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 08, 2020

08 Jan

Systemwide Listening Tour Begins January 20, 2020

Our Collective Bargaining Agreement is amendable as of August 28, 2021. There is much work to be done in preparation for these Negotiations and we are excited by the opportunity to negotiate our first Contract following our JCBA. We expect to begin negotiations in August of 2020. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 08, 2020

08 Jan

Be in the Know! Sign-up for Negotiations News.

Our new Contract 2021.org website and Negotiations News updates will be designed and are intended to keep you informed prior to and during our upcoming negotiations.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 08, 2020

08 Jan

Holiday Bonus Point Application is Generated Automatically

Flight Attendants who have earned the holiday bonus incentive point will have their work history updated with the one point credit which will be applied to the first point generating occurrence after January 7, 2020.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 08, 2020

08 Jan

A Review of the Attendance Point System - When will Points Fall Off

Attendance and dependability are tracked using an attendance point system and recorded in our electronic work history.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 08, 2020

08 Jan

National Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month

January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Take a stand against human trafficking by recommitting ourselves to end it on our planes. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 08, 2020

08 Jan

Flight Attendant to Flight Attendant - Partial & Mutual Trade 4 Hour Requirement

A mutual trade is defined as an agreed upon trade of a pairing or partial pairing for another Flight Attendant’s pairing. This may occur from a mutual trade advertisement where, when posted, makes it [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 08, 2020

08 Jan

Advance Vacation Fly Through involving January Overlapping into February

We have received a number of questions from Flight Attendants who report they are having what they believe is difficulty submitting a vacation Fly Through Request for (overlap) February vacation periods which started in January.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 08, 2020

04 Jan

Wear Blue on January 11th

All over the world people will be wearing blue articles of clothing, January 11, in observance of the third annual #WearBlueDay to encourage greater public awareness about the scourge of human trafficking.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 04, 2020

03 Jan

KCM Location at ORD Transitions to South End of Terminal 1 Baggage Claim

Effective January 3, 2020.  the Known Crewmember Security Checkpoint in Terminal One of Chicago’s O’Hare airport has been moved to the south or opposite side of the baggage claim area – near door 1G. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 03, 2020

03 Jan

Interim Landside Bus Route Added

While on the subject of changes at Chicago O’Hare, for those who park in the employee parking lot, starting January 3, 2020, an interim landside “Orange line” bus will provide an additional option for employee access to the terminal building.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 03, 2020

03 Jan

Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council – January 14-16, 2020

The Winter 2020 Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council (MEC) is scheduled to take place January 14 - 16, 2020, at the Hyatt Rosemont, 6350 N. River Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 03, 2020

03 Jan

Wear the Official AFA-CWA White Pin

Our Union pin is not only a symbol of solidarity, but of our collective strength. 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
  • Jan 03, 2020

03 Jan

First Trimester CBT Completion - Due January 29, 2020

As a reminder, the first Trimester CQ CBT is due no later than January 29, 2020 at 2359 CT. This CBT session is anticipated to take approximately three (3) hours to complete. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 03, 2020

03 Jan

Enhanced Staffing (ESG) Deadheading Re-Scheduled to Working Status

We continue to receive questions and reports from Flight Attendants who, while scheduled to deadhead, have been needlessly reassigned to working status creating staffing situation that is well above the ESG.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 03, 2020

03 Jan

Travel While on Sick Leave

We continue to receive questions and requests for clarification as to the existence of any requirement for Flight Attendants to secure permission from a supervisor in order for her/him to utilize pass travel while on sick leave or Medical Leave of Absence.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 03, 2020

03 Jan

Sign-up to Receive Contract 2021 Negotiations News

Our new Contract 2021.org website and Negotiations News updates will keep you informed prior to and during our upcoming negotiations. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 03, 2020

27 Dec

Welcome New Hire Class 1926 and 1927

On Tuesday, December 17, 2019, AFA welcomed the 86 graduating Members of class 1926 to the line. Our newest flying partners will be reporting to their respective bases at DEN, EWR and SFO on December 25, 2019 for orientation and will be available to fly on December 27, 2019. 
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 27, 2019

27 Dec

Sign-up to Receive Contract 2021 Negotiations News

Our new Contract 2021.org website and Negotiations News updates will keep you actively informed prior to and during our upcoming negotiations.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 27, 2019

27 Dec

2019 End of Year Checklist

As we move through the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, 2019 is quickly coming to a close. With so many recent updates and end of year reminders we know it can become overwhelming too stay on top of all the information. 
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 27, 2019

27 Dec

MEC Committee Reports

The following MEC Committee reports are available on our website at www.unitedafa.org.  
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 27, 2019

27 Dec

Flight Attendants Call for Real Regulatory Oversight as Muilenburg Departs

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) President Sara Nelson and Transportation Workers Union Local 556 President Lyn Montgomery, together representing 70,000 Flight Attendants, released the following statement on the resignation of Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg:
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 27, 2019

27 Dec

“Read and Relax” - CAUSE Foundation Trip Drop Contest

The work of the CAUSE Foundation is critical to helping Flight Attendants in need.  That each of us is aware of their ongoing work and efforts to assist Flight Attendants in need is the best way for us to learn how we can help each other.   
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 27, 2019

20 Dec

Reserve Schedules Having More Than 12 Days Off

During the low flying season, line values typically decrease as the company spreads out flying scheduled by the corporation to manage manpower and Reserve under guarantee. 
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 20, 2019

20 Dec

Holiday Attendance Programs

The company has advised the Union that an Absence Certificate will be required for all absences during the designated holiday period from December 20, 2019 through January 4, 2020 as required under the terms of Section 13.C.4. of our Contract.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 20, 2019

20 Dec

Direct Deposit of First Pay Check of New Year is January 2, 2020

Consistent with the provisions of Section 3.BB.1., direct deposit funds for January 1st will be available the first day after the holiday, that is, Thursday, January 2, 2019. 
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 20, 2019

20 Dec

Contracted and Overflow Hotel Information Available via CCS

CCS has a reference area where Flight Attendants have the ability to learn about the hotels at which they will stay during any sequence.  Under the Schedule tab in CCS, refer to the “Contracted and Overflow Hotels” tab. 
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 20, 2019

13 Dec

Welcome New Hire Class 1925

On Tuesday, December 10, 2019, AFA welcomed the 81 graduating Members of class 1925 to the line. 
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 13, 2019

13 Dec

Job Shares Awarded for January Bid Month

The company recently published Job Share awards for the January 2020 bid month. Flight Attendants awarded Job Shares are encouraged to review Section 16 as well as the COLA, J[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 13, 2019

13 Dec

Reminder- EOM Adjustment Options while Bidding for New Month

With bidding for the January bid month underway, Flight Attendants who have pairings that carry over from the December bid month to the January bid month are reminded of the contractual Month to Month[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 13, 2019

13 Dec

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
  • Dec 13, 2019

13 Dec

Passport Surrender Procedures

If a Flight Attendant’s passport is unavailable because it is being renewed (loss or theft) or reissued
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 13, 2019

13 Dec

Stop Toxic Fumes Onboard Aircraft

The Cabin Air Safety Act of 2019 aims to protect airline passengers and crew from the harmful effects of toxic cabin air.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 13, 2019

13 Dec

Position Bidding Enhancement on Monthly Line Bid Screen

Effective with the February 2020 bid month, there will be an additional option on the Monthly Line Bid screen in CCS in the drop-down menu when position bidding.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 13, 2019

13 Dec

Layover Safety and the Importance of Situational Awareness

Last Friday’s Layover Safety article focused on important safety tips as it pertains to actions we should take when checking into our layover hotels.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 13, 2019

13 Dec

Trips Picked Up Out of Base – Not Eligible for Mutual Trip Trading

Flight Attendants may trade their days off for an Out of Base pairing less than fourteen hours prior to departure, subject to special qualification parameters outlined Section 7.J.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 13, 2019

13 Dec

Quick Turns- Safety First

Last Friday, we received a company email from management entitled Quick Turn MythBusters, which addressed common concerns that Quick Turns are not safe.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 13, 2019

13 Dec

System Scheduling Reports

The most recent (DSL) Review Report from Central Schedule Committee to the United Master Executive Council detailing their activities in the development of the January schedule has been published on unitedafa.org to help increase your understanding of the scheduling process.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 13, 2019

13 Dec

2020 Pass Travel Enrollment Closes December 30, 2019 at 7 pm (CT)

Beginning December 4, 2019 Flight Attendants have had the opportunity to make selections for their 2020 pass travel elections. The selection window closed on December 30, 2019 at 7 pm (CT).
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 13, 2019

13 Dec

New Leader Training

Last week, the Officers of the United Master Executive Council (MEC) conducted LEC 101 training for the newly elected Union leaders. In attendance were participants from Local Councils around the system including EWR/MCO, LAX/SAN, HNL, DCA, BOS, FRA and LHR.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 13, 2019

13 Dec

MEC Hotel and Transportation Committee Conducts Training in Chicago

The United Master Executive Council (MEC) Hotel and Transportation Committee concluded their annual two (2) day training in Chicago last week. In attendance were participants from Local Councils around the system.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 13, 2019

13 Dec

Apply for AFA-CWA Union Scholarships Today!

December 7, 2019 - Our AFA-CWA Membership provides opportunities for at least three different scholarships and the ability to earn a degree with no out of pocket expense for tuition, fees, and e-books.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 13, 2019

10 Dec

Transfers Awarded to AUS, FLL & TPA Satellite Bases Drive Transfer Opportunities

Transfers were awarded today to the recently announced satellite bases at AUS, FLL & TPA.  In addition, the filling of those vacancies drove other transfer opportunities on the system as follows:
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 10, 2019

10 Dec

February 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 February 2020 bid month. 
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 10, 2019

10 Dec

SEA Satellite Base Bid – Now Open

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
  • Dec 10, 2019

10 Dec

Flight Attendant Instant Vacation Trades with Open Time Opened December 5

The remaining vacation allocations were posted as of December 4, 2019 and instant vacation trading opened on December 5, 2019 at 8:00 AM Local Domicile Time (LDT).
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 10, 2019

10 Dec

Approved Holiday Adornment

During the month of December to celebrate the holiday season, Flight Attendants may wear one holiday accessory that is in good taste and does not detract from our professional image as Safety Professionals. All other appearance regulations remain in effect.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 10, 2019

10 Dec

Layover Safety

As Safety Professionals, we know the importance of being aware of our surroundings to immediately identify a potential issue. 
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 10, 2019

10 Dec

Reserve Day Off One Way Trades No Longer Require Crew Scheduling Intervention

In the past, once a Reserve Flight Attendant picked up a pairing on her/his days off, if she/he later wished to drop the trip in exchange for days off to another Flight Attendant, Crew Scheduling had to be involved in order for the trade to be processed. 
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 10, 2019

10 Dec

UChat Video Now Available in CCS

UChat was developed to facilitate communication between Flight Attendants and to replace E-notes.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 10, 2019

10 Dec

“Read and Relax” - CAUSE Foundation Trip Drop Contest

The work of the CAUSE Foundation is critical to helping Flight Attendants in need.  That each of us is aware of their ongoing work and efforts to assist Flight Attendants in need is the best way for us to learn how we can help each other. 
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 10, 2019

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