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14 Nov

Our Official AFA pin is RED

Our Official AFA pin is REDLast week, the United Master Executive Council acted to make the official AFA pin ‘red’ to signify to management our displeasure with the recent changes to staffing.  &[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 14, 2018

14 Nov

Secondary (Round Two) Vacation Bids Close this Friday, November 16. 2018

Secondary (Round Two) Vacation bidding closes on November 16, at 0800 (HDT).  Flight Attendants have until that time to submit their second round vacation bids.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 14, 2018

14 Nov

Verifying Pay for your Vacation Fly-through

Flight Attendants utilizing the vacation fly through option have been inquiring as to where they can view their pay for the vacation hours once they are dropped from their line of flying.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 14, 2018

14 Nov

December Bids Now Open - Bid Packets Available in CCS

December bid packets are now available electronically in CCS. Paper copies will be available in the base no later than 3:00 PM local time on the 14th calendar day of the month. As a reminder, bid packages are available via BidPlus.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 14, 2018

14 Nov

BidPlus AFA Credits

As a reminder, AFA and BidPlus have worked out an arrangement to provide each Member with two (2) free months of access to BidPlus. Registration for your account can be completed at any time and your two (2) month credit is available for your use at your convenience.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 14, 2018

13 Nov

Clarifying Deadhead Deviation

Recently, there appears to be some confusion on how the Contract provisions for deadhead deviation apply.  It is first important to know that front end and back end deviation are handled differently.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 13, 2018

13 Nov

Rapid Re-accrual of Sick Leave

A Flight Attendant who has used more than 255 hours of sick leave for a single injury, illness or maternity, shall re-accrue sick leave at the rate of 7 hours each month until they reach the same level of sick leave they had at the onset of the injury, illness or maternity.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 13, 2018

13 Nov

Layover Minimum Rest – Legal Rest

Flight Attendants have been requesting the details of the layover minimum rest provision provided for in section 6.V.3 of our JCBA, which states the following:
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 13, 2018

13 Nov

New Hire Training Flights – Wear your AFA Pin!

In a recent publication of Inflight Service Weekly, (ISW) the company outlined the procedures for working crew to follow when Flight Attendant trainees are onboard our flights conducting their required training or IOE flights.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 13, 2018

13 Nov

Fidelity Notice for 401(k) Investment Designation

Flight Attendants participating in the Fidelity 401K investment plan who do not designate a specific fund(s) option, will have their contributions automatically directed into the Vanguard Target 2025 fund.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 13, 2018

13 Nov

Upcoming Link and Sled Exchange

A system-wide Link hardware refresh is planned to begin mid to late November and will run through January 2019. The new hardware will include a new iPhone 8Plus, an Otter Box protective case and a lightweight payment sled.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 13, 2018

13 Nov

Congratulations UNITE HERE Local 30 Members!

Congratulations to UNITE HERE! Local 30 Members from the Westin Gaslamp, San Diego for ratification on their tentative agreement after 35 days of striking.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 13, 2018

09 Nov

United Express Flight Attendants Authorize a Strike

With a 99% strike vote, Air Wisconsin Flight Attendants have locked arms sending a powerful message to management that they will do whatever it takes to get a contract that accurately reflects the value they provide to their airline.  
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 09, 2018

09 Nov

CBT – Bonus Bucks, UNAM and UAL Photography & Videography Policy Change

Earlier this year, United management required all Flight Attendants complete a computer based training module to review the new Bonus Bucks policy, securing Unaccompanied minors in our care and the changes to the corporate Photography & Videography policy. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 09, 2018

09 Nov

United Reports October 2018 Operational Performance

United today reported October 2018 operational results citing a 7.5% increase in consolidated traffic and a 5.9% increase in consolidated capacity versus October 2017.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 09, 2018

09 Nov

Labor Union 101

The entire labor movement is premised on one simple idea: In a labor union, the whole is more than the sum of its parts. When workers come together with one voice, the group has more power than each worker would have on their own.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 09, 2018

09 Nov

United Union Coalition Opposes Proposed Increase Tax Rate on Jet Fuel in NJ

This week, AFA-CWA, ALPA, IBT, IAM and PAFCA) joined together to express our collective opposition to any legislation that would increase the effective tax rate on jet fuel in New Jersey. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 09, 2018

09 Nov

Vacation Bidding (Round 2)

Secondary (Round Two) Vacation bidding is now open. Flight Attendants will have until November 16, 0800 (HDT) to submit their second round of vacation bids.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 09, 2018

09 Nov

Care for New Uniform Items

As we are approaching the end of the year, many of us are purchasing new uniform items prior to the expiration of our Uniform points.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 09, 2018

09 Nov

Veterans Day - Sunday, November 11 (Observed November 12, 2018)

Each year on November 11, we remember and honor all who have served and sacrificed for our country in war and in peace.   This year, because November 11th is a Sunday, Veterans Day will be observed on Monday, November 12, 2018.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 09, 2018

09 Nov

The Cause Foundation®- Various Fundraising Events

Mission Statement: The CAUSE Foundation® was established in 1994 by Flight Attendants for Flight Attendants. Our mission is to assist United Airlines Flight Attendants and their families worldwide who are in financial distress due to illness, injury, or disability. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 09, 2018

09 Nov

Seasonal Flu Shots Available at CVS Pharmacies – Directions to obtain voucher

Flu season is here and now is the perfect time to protect yourself against the possibility of catching this year’s strain. United is once again offering the flu vaccine free of charge via any CVS pharmacy, while supplies last.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 09, 2018

06 Nov

AFA Fights Airline Staffing Cuts

United on Monday announced it will reduce service by pre-plating meals on the ground and eliminate a Flight Attendant position on certain international widebody flights beginning February 2019, to “align” with staffing levels at American and Delta.  
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 06, 2018

06 Nov

Secondary (Round Two) Vacation Bids Open November 8 – 16, 2018

Secondary (Round Two) Vacation bidding will open on Thursday, November 8, 2018. Flight Attendants will have until November 16, 0800 (HDT) to submit their second round vacation bids. Awards will be posted no later than November 20, 2018 AT 0800 (HDT).
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 06, 2018

06 Nov

Second Round Vacation Allocations Now Available

Vacation allocation tables located in CCS, by domicile, have been updated as of today and now display the updated vacation allocations to be used for Round Two vacation bidding which opens on November 8, 2018.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 06, 2018

06 Nov

Reserves Returning from Sick Leave (Section 8.F.4.)

In this article, we clarify the assignment procedures specific to Flight Attendants who are on Reserve and are returning from Sick Leave prior to a day of availability.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 06, 2018

06 Nov

Bonus Point Credit Fourth of July Holiday & Transition to Common Metal Incentive

As a reminder, the one point credit for the combined period for the July 4th holiday season and the transition to common metal period should, as of October 31st, appear in the work history of those Flight Attendants who qualified for this credit.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 06, 2018

06 Nov

United Airlines – First North American Airline to Welcome the 787-10 to Fleet

As of yesterday, United took delivery of our first 787-10 and became the only airline in the world to have the entire family of 787-8, 787-9 and 787-10 Dreamliners in our fleet.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 06, 2018

06 Nov

Christmas Holiday Absence Certificate for Sick Calls & Holiday Bonus Point

As required by the language in Section 13.C.4. of our JCBA, management has advised AFA of their intent to require an Absence Certificate for all sick calls originating during the Christmas holiday per[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 06, 2018

06 Nov

Keep Layover Hotel Information Confidential

Your MEC Hotel & Transportation and MEC Safety Health & Security Committees would like to remindFlight Attendants about the importance of keep our layover hotel and transportation service information confidential.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 06, 2018

06 Nov

Co. Retirement Plan CARP Beneficiary Requirement – Domestic Partner Affidavit

As a reminder for those who are eligible for benefits under the Continental Airlines Retirement Plan (CARP) and who have either a same or opposite sex domestic partner, you must certify your domestic [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 06, 2018

06 Nov

Out-of-Base Parking Harmonization

The company has recently announced plans to harmonize the parking policy consistent with the requirements of Section 3.T. of the JCBA to include out of base parking options. Flight Attendants are enco[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 06, 2018

06 Nov

Seasonal Flu Shots Available at CVS Pharmacies

Flu season is here and NOW is the perfect time to protect yourself against the possibility of catching this year’s strain. United is once again offering the flu vaccine free of charge via any CVS pharmacy, while supplies last. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 06, 2018

06 Nov

Pay Register Timing Clarification

Effective November 7, 2018 at 8:00PM CST, your final October Pay Register will be available in CCS.  To ensure you are paid correctly, you are strongly encouraged to closely review your final October Pay Register.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 06, 2018

06 Nov

Helpful Tips

Quick method for finding Contract info:Download the PDF version of the JCBA to the PDF reader app  of your smartphone or electronic tablet (such as iBooks, PDF Expert, EBookDroid) [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 06, 2018

02 Nov

Airbus Aircraft – Unique Features

As more of our Members who have not previously flown on the Airbus fleet begin to interact with the unique features of this aircraft, we are finding there is an increase in the number of questions we are receiving. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 02, 2018

02 Nov

Pay Reminder

Your November 1, 2018 paycheck, representing your October Flight Advance, is now available on Flying Together > Employee Services > My Info > Pay Advice. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 02, 2018

02 Nov

“Understanding Our Pay”- Part 2

Last week a special edition of our “Understanding our Pay” education series we defined when we are paid, what is included in each paycheck, what our Pay Register is, where to find it and how to submit for Override Pay exceptions.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 02, 2018

02 Nov

JCBA Implementation Tracker on One United

The implementation tracker on One United has been updated to clearly identify all implemented Sections of the JCBA as of October 1, 2018. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 02, 2018

02 Nov

2019 First Round Vacation Awards Available in CCS as of November 2, 2018

First round 2019 Vacation Awards have been completed and are available for viewing in CSS.   To view your 2019 first bid award, login to CCS, click on the Vacation tab and then select Vacation Award from the drop down menu. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 02, 2018

02 Nov

No Bid versus an Insufficient Vacation Bid Award

Flight Attendants who did not submit a vacation bid in the first round of bidding, will be considered a No Bid.  No vacation will be assigned during the first round of vacation bidding.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 02, 2018

02 Nov

Reminder pmCAL & pmCMI Paycheck Harmonization

As was reported mid-September, and again in Tuesday’s E-lines publication, there will be a significant change that will affect when pmCAL and pmCMI Flight Attendants receive their final paycheck for 2018, that is, December 14, 2018. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 02, 2018

02 Nov

Pairing Crew Meal Indicator

Previously and as a result of reports from Flight Attendants, AFA reported to the company instances where the crew meal indicator was not properly included in the key pages for all scheduled pairings.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 02, 2018

02 Nov

Midterm Elections – Vote!

The midterm elections on November 6, 2018 will determine what we can achieve for working families and for our profession. We are counting on every AFA-CWA member to vote
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 02, 2018

02 Nov

LINK Alert! Do Not Update Operating System to iOS 12

An unanticipated issue has been identified with the iOS 12 operating system update on the Link that was causing the MY Flight app to crash when launched from the Link home screen.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 02, 2018

02 Nov

Revision #26 is Now in Effect

Flight Attendants are reminded that e-FAOM Revision #26, eFAAB, and the Safety Checklist are now in effect. Ensure you have opened and reviewed all changed content.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 02, 2018

30 Oct

New Hotel & Transportation Reporting System

It has been one month since the introduction of our new Hotel & Transportation, “Travel-Log” replacement system for reporting Hotel and Crew Transportation issues and concerns.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 30, 2018

30 Oct

pmCAL & pmCMI Paycheck Harmonization

As was reported mid-September, there will be a significant change that will affect when pmCAL and pmCMI Flight Attendants receive their flight advance for the December 2018 flying.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 30, 2018

30 Oct

Updated Trip Trades & Adjustments and Reserve Guides

In response to feedback, additional updates have been made to the Trip Trades & Adjustments Guide and the Reserve Guide which are both posted on Flying Together > One United > Reference guides and in Content Locker on Link.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 30, 2018

30 Oct

Fall Back One Hour! Daylight Savings Time Ends Sunday, Nov. 4 for U.S. & Canada

On Sunday, November 4 at 2:00 AM, clocks in the United States and Canada are turned backward one hour from Daylight Saving Time (DT) to Standard Time (ST). 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 30, 2018

30 Oct

First Round Vacation Bids Close by 0800 LDT tomorrow Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The first round of vacation bidding is now open and Flight Attendants are encouraged to submit their first bid no later than tomorrow, Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 0800 home domicile time.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 30, 2018

30 Oct

Out-of-Base Parking Harmonization

In recent days the company announced plans to harmonize the parking policy consistent with the requirements of Section 3.T. of the JCBAto include out of base parking options. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 30, 2018

30 Oct

Reminder - Flight Segments on Thanksgiving Day Qualify for Holiday Pay

Our Joint Contract Bargaining Agreement (JCBA) provides for additional pay for Flight Attendants on flight assignments during designated holidays and the Flight Attendant’s birthday. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 30, 2018

30 Oct

Flight Attendant Contact During Delays/Cancellations

In recent days Flight Attendants have been inquiring as to the notification process for delayed or cancelled flights they were scheduled to work. To be clear, if your flight assignment is delayed, the company must notify you as soon as possible,
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 30, 2018

30 Oct

Reserve - One United

Reserve GuideReserve Guide SupplementUpdates include: Additional details about Move-up line lists and awards,Updated screen shots for viewing Sick Leave Trips.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 30, 2018

30 Oct

Happy Halloween

The United Master Executive Council extends best wishes for a happy and safe Halloween! 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 30, 2018

29 Oct

Our Heartfelt Condolences to the Friends and Family of the Lion Air 610 Tragedy

On behalf of United Master Executive Council and the Flight Attendants of United Airlines, we express our deepest condolences to the families and friends of those lost in the tragedy involving Lion Air flight JT 610.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 29, 2018

27 Oct

European Union Time Change Sunday, October 28 – Fall Back One Hour

It’s that time of year when time begins to change around the world to mark the end of Daylight Savings Time (DST). Many countries observe the mark of winter by “falling back” one-hour. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 27, 2018

26 Oct

Continuous Overnight Duty (COD) Pairings – An Update

Since the implementation of the provisions of our JCBA on October 1st, we’ve all had to make a number of adjustments to the many changes brought about by the ratification of our JCBA on August 12, 2016. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 26, 2018

26 Oct

Benefits Annual Open Enrollment Closed Tonight, October 26, 2018

Flight Attendants are reminded to make their annual Benefit selections by October 26, 2018, tonight, by midnight. There are certain benefits where, if you make no changes, the benefits will roll to the following year. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 26, 2018

26 Oct

Changes to Long Term Disability (LTD) Administrator

This year, our contractual Long Term Disability (LTD) insurance administrator will change. These benefits will be administered by Prudential for 2019.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 26, 2018

26 Oct

Seniority and Real Time Trading, October 27

What happens on October 27th?  1. Real time trades close that morning at 0700 Local domicile time. 2.  One seniority based trade run with open time will occur at 1500 HDT.  
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 26, 2018

26 Oct

Vacation Bidding

The first round of vacation bidding is open from October 23 through October 31, 2018, 0800 home domicile time.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 26, 2018

26 Oct

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

Reserve Move-Up Lines are lines constructed using pairings from any unassigned open time that remains on the first day of the new bid month. All Reserves are placed on the Move-Up List each month unless they take specific action to remove their name from the list. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 26, 2018

26 Oct

Rubella Outbreak in Japan

The CDC website has currently advised of a Rubella outbreak in Japan. It is for this reason we encourage everyone to ensure your vaccinations are current.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 26, 2018

26 Oct

Understanding Our Pay- Part 1

Paychecks are issued no later than the 1st and 16th of the month.  If the 1st and/ or the 16th falls on a weekend or holiday, Flight Attendants will typically receive pay on the business day directly preceding the holiday or weekend.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 26, 2018

26 Oct

Central Schedule Committee (CSC) Reports – October 2018

Central Schedule Committee’s most recent DSL and SWLOF Reports detailing their activities in the development of the November schedule has been published on Unitedafa.org for your review. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 26, 2018

26 Oct

Benefits Training

This week, your AFA Representatives along with volunteers from across the system successfully completed four days of intensive training conducted by the MEC Benefits Committee.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 26, 2018

26 Oct

Mid -Term Elections

The November 6, 2018 midterm election will determine what we can achieve for working families and for our profession. We are counting on every AFA-CWA member to vote.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 26, 2018

23 Oct

First Round Vacation Bidding Now Open through October 31, 2018

First round vacation bidding opened today, October 23, at 0800 home domicile time and will remain open until October 31, 2018 consistent with the requirements of Section 12.C.2. of our JCBA. Flight Attendants can now review base specific allocation tables via CCS.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 23, 2018

23 Oct

November Vacation Relief Line Awards Now Available on CCS

Lines are awarded and published by 0800 HDT on the 23rd.  End of month (EOM) schedule month conflicts for Vacation Relief Line awards are handled by Crew Scheduling immediately following the award of the VRL schedules.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 23, 2018

23 Oct

Minimum Connecting Time

Section 7.W.3. of the JCBA provides guidance as to the minimum connecting time for scheduling purposes. The MEC office has recently been contacted asking questions about the 1:15 connecting time buffer that is used by Crew Schedule Planning in the construction of pairings. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 23, 2018

23 Oct

Commencement of Duty – An Opportunity to Foster Inclusion

As Flight Attendants from different geographic domiciles have begun flying together, there have been some questions resulting from the different check-in times for crews at the home base and crews arriving from a layover location based on the following from Section 6.R. of our JCBA:
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 23, 2018

23 Oct

2019 Annual Benefits Open Enrollment Reminder

Flight Attendants are reminded to make their annual Benefit selections by October 26, 2018.Details of this year’s benefit options can be accessed through Your Benefits Resource (YBR) which is accessible from the Employee Services section of the company’s website. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 23, 2018

23 Oct

Real Time Trading (See Bid Packet Cover Page for Time Brackets)

Open time trip trades began today, October 23, 2018 utilizing a staggered window approach as published in time table chart. The schedule, date and time for each base is published in the cover pages of the monthly bid packet.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 23, 2018

23 Oct

Understanding Our Pay

In recent days there has been much confusion with understanding our pay, the deduction section of our pay register, taxes, vacation pay and how to report pay discrepancies. In an effort to mitigate some of the confusion, we will be publishing a special series titled “Understanding Our Pay”. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 23, 2018

23 Oct

Sick Leave Call On – Call Off Procedures

When calling in to place yourself on sick leave for a pairing or Reserve day, you may either call the Flight Attendant Support Team (FAST) or use CCS to send in a sick notification.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 23, 2018

23 Oct

2018 Mid-Term Elections - Commit to Vote!

The November 6, 2018 midterm election will determine what we can achieve for working families and for our profession. We are counting on every AFA-CWA member to vote.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 23, 2018

23 Oct

Subscribe or Update Your AFA E-Lines Subscription

It is more important than ever that we make the personal commitment to ourselves to take the time to keep up with and learn about all the changes since the October 1, 2018 JCBA implementation. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 23, 2018

23 Oct

Congratulations to Unite Here Caterers

Congratulations to Unite Here caterers on the results of their representation election today!  The NMB results were a landslide victory of 1253 for the union to 486 against. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 23, 2018

23 Oct

Marriott Strike in Eight Cities Continues – Let’s stand together.

The strike at Marriott in eight cities is still going - three weeks long now. We are honoring the strike at these hotels and many AFA members have taken time to get on the picket line in support of these workers. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 23, 2018

23 Oct

Update Link Operating System to iOS 12 by November 1, 2018

Update Link's operating system to iOS 12 prior to November 1, 2018. Detailed instructions on how to complete the update are available in the LINK Alert dated October 18, 2018 on Flying Together. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 23, 2018

19 Oct

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

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

19 Oct

Reserve Contact Following Legal Rest

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

19 Oct

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

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

19 Oct

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

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

19 Oct

Self-Adjustment Procedures

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

19 Oct

CCS User Guide

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

19 Oct

Unimatic to CCS Translation

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

19 Oct

JCBA Pay-Related Implementation Update

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

19 Oct

Jetway Trade Process

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

19 Oct

Trading Reserve Days Off

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

19 Oct

Reserves Trading Assigned Pairings

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

19 Oct

2019 Annual Benefits Open Enrollment Reminder

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

17 Oct

MEC 6-18 Filed

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

17 Oct

Transition Pairing Pay and Credit

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

17 Oct

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

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

17 Oct

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

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

17 Oct

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

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

17 Oct

Improvements to the CCS Primary Line Bidding Screen

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

17 Oct

Important Reminders for the November Bid Period

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

17 Oct

2019 Vacation Allocations

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

17 Oct

Benefits Open Enrollment Make Your Selections by October 26, 2018

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

17 Oct

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

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

17 Oct

To Submit an Allstate Benefits Claim or View Coverage

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

17 Oct

Pay Education Materials

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

17 Oct

2018 Midterm Elections Commit to Vote!

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

15 Oct

Known Crew Member Access Down

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

13 Oct

Ready Reserve Availability Following the 1930 HDT Assignment Process

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

13 Oct

AFA Resources for Hurricane Michael

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

13 Oct

Vacation Election Process Make Your Selections by Monday, October 15

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

13 Oct

2019 Vacation Team Contact Information Update

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

13 Oct

Open Enrollment for our 2019 Benefits

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

13 Oct

Bidding for your November Schedule

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

13 Oct

November Bid Packages – Single Duty Period Pairing Display

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

13 Oct

BidPlus Tool CCS Compatible for November Bids

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

13 Oct

November International Bid Position Matrix Updates

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

13 Oct

Updating Information Related to your FAA Airman Certification Card

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

13 Oct

10 Hours Rest is the Law

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

10 Oct

Clarifying the Union’s Position on Personal Drops

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

10 Oct

Problems Reaching Crew Scheduling?

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

10 Oct

Master Schedule Guide

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

10 Oct

Galley Pay

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

10 Oct

Vacation Election Process Make Your Selections by Monday October 15

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

10 Oct

Monthly Bidding Timeline – November 2018

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

10 Oct

Continuous Overnight Duty (Stand up All-night Flying)

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

10 Oct

Senior Opting by a Line Holder

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

10 Oct

Reserve Preferencing vs. Ready Reserve Preferencing

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

10 Oct

2018 Midterm Elections Commit to Vote!

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

06 Oct

October Work Position Matrix Removed from Company Website in Error

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

06 Oct

Keep it Professional – Union First!

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

06 Oct

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

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

06 Oct

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

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

06 Oct

Vacation Election Process Make Your Selections by October 15

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

06 Oct

Safety Checks & Doors – Stop, Drop & Review

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

06 Oct

How to Request a Personal and Partial Drop

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

06 Oct

A Review of the EBB Trip Advertisement Features

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

06 Oct

Master List of Codes Now Available, Including Standby Reserve Codes

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

06 Oct

2018 Midterm Elections Commit to Vote!

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

06 Oct

Congress Passes 10 Hours Rest, FAA Reauthorization Bill

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

03 Oct

Congress Passes 10 Hours Rest, FAA Reauthorization Bill

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

03 Oct

JCBA Implementation Update Website

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

03 Oct

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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

03 Oct

Update Contact Information in CCS

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

03 Oct

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

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

03 Oct

Clarifying White and Purple Flag Designated Days

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

03 Oct

Vacation Election Process - Make Your Elections by October 15

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

02 Oct

Common Hotel & Transportation Reporting Form

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

02 Oct

Accessing Prior Period PDF Versions of Pay Statements

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

02 Oct

Sick Leave Clarification for pmCO/pmCMI Flight Attendants

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

02 Oct

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

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

02 Oct

2018 Midterm Elections Commit to Vote!

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

01 Oct

Common Hotel & Transportation Reporting Form

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

01 Oct

29 Sep

Uniform Appearance Standards

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

29 Sep

Sick Leave Clarification for pmCO/pmCMI Flight Attendants

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

29 Sep

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

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

29 Sep

Change in Hotel Registration Process in Shanghai

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

29 Sep

October Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Ribbon Program

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

29 Sep

Vacation Election Process Now Open

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

29 Sep

Positive Check-in Effective October 1, 2018

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

29 Sep

Flight Attendant Briefing Effective October 1, 2018

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

29 Sep

Flight Attendant to Flight Attendant Mutual Trade Clairfication

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

29 Sep

Ready Reserve Preferencing

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

29 Sep

Reserve Process and Assignment

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

29 Sep

A Home Reserve Flight Attendant Assignment of Open Pairings

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

29 Sep

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

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

29 Sep

Flight Attendants Working Carry Over Pairings September into October

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

29 Sep

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

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

25 Sep

Message from John Slater and Ken Diaz

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

25 Sep

Call-in Reserve & Ready Reserve Preferencing

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

25 Sep

Sick Leave Guide

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

25 Sep

Vacation Election Process Begins Today, September 25, 2018

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

25 Sep

Instant Trading and Pick-Ups when Reserve Coverage is Insufficient

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

25 Sep

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

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

25 Sep

Seniority Trading Opens September 27, 2018

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

25 Sep

How to Access Work History in CCS

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

25 Sep

CCS Master Schedule Settings

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

25 Sep

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

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

25 Sep

2019 Annual Benefits Open Enrollment Available October 8 – October 26

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

24 Sep

Message from John Slater and Ken Diaz

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

21 Sep

Enhancement Staffing Dispute

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

21 Sep

Contact Information for Problem Resolution

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

21 Sep

Mobile CCS Made its Debut on September 17

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

21 Sep

Picking up Training Pairings

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

21 Sep

Dispute Resolution, Attendance and Performance Management Resources

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

21 Sep

Vacation Relief Lines Bidding is Now Open

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

21 Sep

Adjustment by Crew Scheduling

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

21 Sep

Flight Attendant to Flight Attendant Mutual Trade Process

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

21 Sep

Trading Reserve Days Off

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

21 Sep

Real Time Trading Trade Rules

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

21 Sep

Trades Involving International Pursers

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

21 Sep

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

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

21 Sep

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

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

21 Sep

The Vacation Election Process Begins Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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

21 Sep

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

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

21 Sep

Update Telephone Contact Information in CCS

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

15 Sep

MEC Central Schedule Committee SWLOF Report

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

15 Sep

One United - CCS and Priority Scheduling Change Messages

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

15 Sep

Primary Bids Close September 17, 2018

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