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29 Nov

Potential Holiday Chaos As Airline Staff Plan Strikes Worldwide

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

29 Nov

Support ALPA Informational Picketing December 1 – ORD

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

29 Nov

Absence Certificate Requirement During the Christmas Holiday Absence Period

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

29 Nov

Vacation Trades by Seniority Closes November 30

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

29 Nov

Reserve Letter Trade Screen Maintenance

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

29 Nov

Reserve Christmas Wish List

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

28 Nov

Frontier Airlines drops its customer service line

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

24 Nov

Thanksgiving Message

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

22 Nov

Inflight Safety Action Program (ISAP) Reporting

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

22 Nov

Second Round Vacation Awards & Vacation Trades by Seniority

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

22 Nov

2023 Advance Vacation Fly Through & Trades Between Flight Attendants

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

22 Nov

Reserve Christmas Wish List

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

22 Nov

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

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

22 Nov

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

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

22 Nov

AFA Welcomes Class 2238!

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

21 Nov

Lehigh Valley Health Network to Remain in Aetna Network

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

20 Nov

Fired SpaceX employees accuse company of violating labor law

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

19 Nov

U.C. Workers Strike on All 10 Campuses

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

18 Nov

DOJ antitrust challenge to airline alliance concludes in federal court

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

18 Nov

LATAM Airlines plane crashes on Peruvian runway, two firefighters dead

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

18 Nov

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

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

17 Nov

Second Round Vacation Awards to Be Posted November 18

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

17 Nov

Open Time Vacation Trades by Seniority Begins November 24

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

17 Nov

Base Transfers for January 2023 Awarded - Effective December 30

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

17 Nov

Annual Pass Travel Enrollment Period Now Open

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

17 Nov

Holiday Buddy Pass Travelers with Working Crew Members

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

17 Nov

Deadline for Uniform Orders with Cintas for 2022

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

17 Nov

United Airlines, Alcohol Wipes and Finding New Customer Touch Points

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

17 Nov

United Expects To Carry 5.5 Million Passengers Over Thanksgiving Holiday

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

17 Nov

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

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

16 Nov

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

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

16 Nov

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

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

15 Nov

Second Round Vacation Bidding Closes November 16

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

15 Nov

Annual Benefits Open Enrollment Closes November 18

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

15 Nov

December 2022 Special COLA Awards

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

15 Nov

AFA Flight Attendants Honor Picket Line at American

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

15 Nov

Checking-in and Out of Our Layover Hotels

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

15 Nov

Senior Opting (Section 7.O.7.)

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

15 Nov

AFA Welcomes Class 2237!

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

14 Nov

Show Solidarity for AA Flight Attendants

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

14 Nov

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

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

14 Nov

United Airlines Boosts Pilot Pay During Labor Negotiations

NOV 14 - United Airlines is boosting pilot salaries by 5% starting in December, an ahead-of-schedule increase for its pilots in the midst of increasingly contentious labor negotiations.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 14, 2022

14 Nov

Why are holiday flights so expensive? Labor shortage still hitting airlines

NOV 14 - People still looking to book trips home to visit family or take a vacation during the holidays need to act fast and prepare for sticker shock.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 14, 2022

13 Nov

United Airlines puts up millions for biofuel refinery in northwest Oregon

NOV 13 - The investment could be a big boost for a Texas company hoping to produce sustainable aviation fuel and renewable diesel along the Columbia River.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 13, 2022

12 Nov

Why Doesn’t Southwest Airlines Fly Redeyes?

NOV 12 - There’s one exception when it comes to redeyes. In its 50+ year history, Southwest Airlines has never scheduled a redeye flight.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 12, 2022

10 Nov

Annual Benefits Open Enrollment Oct 31-Nov 18 – Clearing Up Misconceptions

NOV 10 - Our Benefits Committee is aware there is some confusion surrounding the UNITED PPO, a company plan versus Traditional PPO, a plan negotiated by [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 10, 2022

10 Nov

Preventing Advertisements of Illegal Partial Pairings

NOV 10 - Effective November 9, 2022, at 2300 CT, when an attempt is made to pick up a partial pairing that is not legal, the transaction will be rejected and any effort to pick up the partial pairing will not be successful. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 10, 2022

10 Nov

CCS Vacation Slide Request Forms Are Now in Help Hub

NOV 10 - Effective November 16, 2022, you will select the form used to request the slide based on your status as a Lineholder or Reserve in the bid month for which the vacation slide is to be processed.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 10, 2022

10 Nov

Illinois Voters Support ‘Workers’ Rights’ Amendment in Early Returns

NOV 10 - Across the country, union workers are wielding their collective power for better working conditions, and workers are organizing new companies and industries to demand fair pay and a fair contract.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 10, 2022

10 Nov

FlightPAC – Our Power to Influence on the Hill

NOV 10 - FlightPAC is the Association of Flight Attendants Political Action Committee (PAC). Through voluntary contributions from eligible AFA members, FlightPAC gives support to[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 10, 2022

10 Nov

MEC Annual Communications Training

NOV 10 - This week, representatives from across our system attended our Annual MEC Communications Committee Training in Chicago.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 10, 2022

10 Nov

Update Link Device Operating System to iOS 16.1

NOV 10 - Update Link Device Operating System to iOS 16.1. prior to November 24, 2022.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 10, 2022

10 Nov

American Airlines Gives Flight Attendants Longer Rest Periods Ahead of Deadline

NOV 10 - American Airlines has confirmed that it will implement network-wide crew scheduling changes on December 2 to comply with a final rulemaking from the Federal Aviation Adm[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 10, 2022

09 Nov

FAA Proposes A New Airworthiness Directive For Boeing 737s

NOV 09 - On November 9th, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) put out an airworthiness directive (AD) for select models of the Boeing 737.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 09, 2022

09 Nov

United to Bring Back 'Standard Requirements' to Earn Status

NOV 09 - The airline will increase its current minimum levels to earn status in its MileagePlus Premier program next year.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 09, 2022

08 Nov

Second Round Vacation Bid Period Now Open

NOV 08 - The Second Round Vacation bidding period for 2023 is now open.   Bidding for the Second Round will close on November 16, 2022, 0800 Home Domicile Time (HDT).  Awards will be posted no later than November 20, 2022.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 08, 2022

08 Nov

No Bid Versus an Insufficient Vacation Bid Award

NOV 08 - Now that First Round 2023 vacation awards are available, one of the most common questions asked is about the difference between a no bid and an insufficient bid.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 08, 2022

08 Nov

Honoring our Veterans - November 11

NOV 08 - Veterans Day is a federal holiday in the United States observed annually on November 11, for honoring military veterans of the United States Armed Forces.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 08, 2022

08 Nov

AFA Welcomes Class 2236!

NOV 08 - We are excited to welcome our newest flying partners from class 2236 as part of our Flight Attendant community. Our newest flying partners will begin their careers at bases in BOS, CLE, IAD, and ORD.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 08, 2022

07 Nov

Pilot unions reject proposed contracts, seek better work-life balance

NOV 07 - Pilot unions reject proposed contracts, seek better work-life balance: It's 'more than just the money'
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 07, 2022

06 Nov

Next up for US unions: Major contracts for 700,000 workers

NOV 06 - There are an additional 700,000 union members nationwide in key industries who could be getting new labor deals, perhaps after going on strike, in the next year.  E[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 06, 2022

05 Nov

Rail labor union approves tentative contract

NOV 05 - In a statement, the union said it is "confident that this is the best deal for our members."
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 05, 2022

05 Nov

What Was The Airline Deregulation Act?

NOV 05 - While new airlines emerged, several existing airlines went bankrupt.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 05, 2022

04 Nov

Heavier Winter Passengers Stop United Airlines Filling Its Boeing 757

United Airlines has blocked up to six seats per flight on its winter schedule as aircraft loads get heavier during the colder months. The changes last for the winter season, which began on November 1st and continues until April 30th, 2023.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 04, 2022

04 Nov

MEC Annual Benefits Training

This week, representatives from EWR, DEN, GUM, HNL, IAD, IAH, LAX, LHR & SFO attended our Annual MEC Benefits Training in Chicago. These dedicated volunteers take time from their personal sche[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 04, 2022

04 Nov

Transfers Reporting for the December 2022 Schedule Month

System Transfers have been awarded with report dates in December 2022.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 04, 2022

04 Nov

Native American Heritage Month

Last year, our AFA Executive Board passed a resolution establishing our AFA Heritage Month program and AFA pin, recognizing Native American Flight Attendants, their contributions and influence to [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 04, 2022

04 Nov

First Round Vacation Awards Posted

First round vacation awards were posted yesterday and are available for viewing via CCS > Vacation >> My Vacation. Second Round Vacation Bidding opens on November 8, 2022 at 0800 (HDT) and will close on November 16 at 0800 (HDT).
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 04, 2022

04 Nov

TSA Rap Back Criminal History Record Check and Fingerprinting

Earlier this year, United shared information with us about the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requirement for all airlines to participate in the Record of Arrest and Prosecutions BAC[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 04, 2022

03 Nov

Pilot contract negotiations with airlines turn sour

The biggest airlines in the country are negotiating new pilot contracts, and talks with unions so far haven’t gone well. This week alone, unions representing about 30,000 pilots combined at American Airlines and United Airlines rejected potential contracts.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 03, 2022

02 Nov

United pilots reject contract as airline negotiations ramp up

NOV 02 - The union representing United Airlines (UAL) pilots said Tuesday its members rejected a tentative contract, voting 94% against the deal. It accused management of delays and said pilots deserve better now that the airline is profitable again.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 02, 2022

02 Nov

American Airlines pilots’ union rejects new contract proposal

NOV 02 - American Airlines pilots’ union on Wednesday said its board of directors rejected a tentative agreement for a new contract, the latest in a series of setbacks in labor talks across major U.S. airlines.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 02, 2022

01 Nov

Vacation Bidding – First Round Bidding Now Closed

NOV 1 - The first round of vacation bidding closed yesterday Monday, October 31, at 0800 (HDT). Awards will be posted no later than November 4th, 0800 (HDT).
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 01, 2022

01 Nov

Return to Standard Time - Fall Back

NOV 1 - The first Sunday in November is the date on which Daylight Saving Time ends in most areas of the U.S. This year, we “fall back” one hour and return to Standard Time on Sunday, November 6, 2022, at 2 a.m.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 01, 2022

01 Nov

Known Software Glitch Affects Alarm Clock on LINK Device

NOV 1 - On October 31, 2022, the company released a LINK alert advising us there is a glitch that affects the alarm clock on the new iPhone 13 LINK devices. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 01, 2022

01 Nov

Updated Weight & Balance Requirement for all 757 Aircraft – Effective November 1

NOV 1 - Unique requirements pertaining to the winter weight and balance for passengers and luggage go into effect for all B757 aircraft configurations on November 1.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 01, 2022

01 Nov

Crew Badge Scanning Clarification

NOV 1 - Conversations during our Fall MEC Meeting in Chicago highlighted the continuing confusion about the intended purpose of scanning our company ID badges at the departure gate.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 01, 2022

01 Nov

Welcome Class 2235!

NOV 1 - We are excited to welcome our newest flying partners from class 2235 as part of our Flight Attendant community. Our newest flying partners will begin their careers at bases in DEN, ORD, and IAD.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 01, 2022

01 Nov

United Airlines Pilots Reject Tentative Contract Agreement

NOV 01 - United Airlines Holdings Inc. pilots rejected a new labor agreement with the carrier, saying it falls short of the “industry-leading contract United pilots have earned and deserve.” 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 01, 2022

31 Oct

How United expects electric planes to change the way passengers make

OCT 31 - United Airlines is beginning to provide a picture of how electric planes will be part of its future and a key to remaking the way travelers think about aviation as a choice for shorter distance routes.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 31, 2022

31 Oct

Spanish Airbus Unions Set To Strike

OCT 31 - Airbus employees affiliated with CCOO, UGT-FICA, and ATP-SAe will walk out indefinitely in a dispute over wages.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 31, 2022

30 Oct

Thousands of Delta Airlines pilots vote overwhelmingly to authorize a strike

OCT 30 - Almost 15,000 Delta Air Lines pilots voted to authorize a strike after negotiations for a new contract were paused due to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 30, 2022

29 Oct

US Judge Sides With Sacked American Airlines Pilot

OCT 29 - According to the NTSB judge, the FAA wrongfully revoked the pilot license.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 29, 2022

28 Oct

Godfather of No-Frills Flying Sees Peril for Debt-Laden Airlines

OCT 28 - The US airline industry is more vulnerable than it might appear to a potential recession, said William Franke, chairman of discount carrier Frontier Group Holdings Inc.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 28, 2022

27 Oct

First Round Vacation Bidding – Bid to Cover Yourself

OCT 27 - First round vacation bidding is currently open and will close this Monday, October 31 at 0800 (HDT).
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 27, 2022

27 Oct

Relocating Adjustment Request Page within CCS

OCT 27 - The company has notified the Union of a plan to relocate the Adjustment Request tab from the Scheduling tab in CCS.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 27, 2022

27 Oct

Fall 2022 MEC Meeting Recap

OCT 27 - This week the United Master Executive Council met for our Fall 2022 Regular Meeting in Chicago. The MEC met, discussed, and deliberated on a number of issues of importance to our Union and our Members.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 27, 2022

27 Oct

Annual Open Enrollment for 2023 Benefits

OCT 27 - Annual Benefits Open Enrollment for active employees starts October 31, 2022 and runs through November 18, 2022. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 27, 2022

27 Oct

FAA: Airlines, Not Air Traffic Control, Are To Blame For Flight Disruptions

OCT 27 - The FAA has repeatedly suggested that airlines should get their own houses in order.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 27, 2022

26 Oct

Contribution Limit to 401(k) increases for 2023

OCT 26 - Employees who participate in 401(k) plans should be aware that the contribution limit for 2023 has been increased to $22,500, up from $20,500.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 26, 2022

26 Oct

December 2022 Special COLA

OCT 26 - Inflight Scheduling is accepting requests for a one-month Special COLA for the December 2022 schedule month. If interested, please submit a request through CCS > Leaves > Special COLA.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 26, 2022

26 Oct

Welcome Class 2234!

OCT 26 - We are excited to welcome our newest flying partners from class 2234 as part of our Flight Attendant community. Our newest flying partners will begin their careers at bases in DEN, ORD, and IAD.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 26, 2022

25 Oct

United Airlines And Jaguar Partner For All Electric Gate To Gate Transfers

OCT 25 - Select United MileagePlus Premium members will be greeted upon arrival at O'Hare by a luxurious all-electric Jaguar SUV.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 25, 2022

25 Oct

Some Companies Will Do Just About Anything to Stop Workers from Unionizing

OCT 25 - Now, as more workers organize for better conditions, they’re finding that their bosses are pushing back, trying to convince workers to reject union overtures through mea[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 25, 2022

25 Oct

Airlines have the passengers. Now they need the planes

OCT 25 - Air travel demand is showing no sign of easing, airline executives said this month. But new planes are in short supply, they warned, limiting growth and keeping fares high.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 25, 2022

25 Oct

Justice Department and National Labor Relations Board Announce Partnership

OCT 25 - The Justice Department’s Antitrust Division and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) today to strengthen the partnership [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 25, 2022

24 Oct

12 Things United Airlines Does Well

OCT 24 - The airline has quite a few things going for it already, and is no doubt headed in the right direction.  In no particular order, below are 12 things I like about United Airlines…
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 24, 2022

23 Oct

The Implications Of Amazon’s Stake In Hawaiian Airlines

OCT 23 - The retailer is looking to expand its distribution network. The retailer is looking to expand its distribution network.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 23, 2022

22 Oct

Wherever It Looks, American Airlines Sees Strong Demand

OCT 22 - In a prepared statement, American said demand for domestic and short-haul international travel remains very strong and the airline expects further improvement in demand [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 22, 2022

21 Oct

Republicans want working-class voters — without actually supporting workers

OCT 21 - GOP courts blue collar voters but most favor anti-union ‘right to work’ laws and reject laws that would protect right to organize.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 21, 2022

21 Oct

United Airlines Says Hybrid Work Will Drive Future Demand

OCT 21 - United Airlines officials expressed optimism that business travel would almost certainly pick up in the future from current levels, but touted the “permanent” advantageo[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 21, 2022

20 Oct

First Round Vacation Period Bidding Opens Sunday, October 23

OCT 23 - The First Round Vacation Period bidding for 2023 will open by 0800 Local domicile time on Sunday, October 23, 2022, and will close at 0800 Local Domicile Time, on October 31, 2022. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 20, 2022

20 Oct

Transfers and Vacation

OCT 20 - As the opening date for First Round Vacation Bidding approaches, a review of the rules affecting how vacation awards for transferring Flight Attendants will be awarded is in order.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 20, 2022

20 Oct

2023 Benefits Open Enrollment Period

OCT 20 - 2023 Annual Benefits Open Enrollment for active employees begins on October 31, 2022 and will remain open until November 18, 2022.  
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 20, 2022

20 Oct

Fall MEC Meeting October 25-26

OCT 20 - The Fall 2022 Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council (MEC) will take place in Chicago Tuesday, October 25th and Wednesday, October 26th, at the Hyatt Rosemont, IL.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 20, 2022

20 Oct

CQ Training Qualification/Due Month

OCT 20 - Working with the Training Scheduling Department, AFA made some recommendations to ensure that identifying your CQ Training Qualification/Due Month could be done easily. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 20, 2022

20 Oct

United’s Q3 2022 Earnings Report

OCT 20 - This week, United Airlines published its 2022 third quarter (Q3) earnings, which beat expectations and raised optimism about the airline's Q4 financial performance.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 20, 2022

20 Oct

Invisible Disability Awareness Week

OCT 20 - This week is Invisible Disability Awareness Week, part of the National Disability Employment Awareness Month campaign to help raise awareness and build support for those who are coping with complex chronic diseases.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 20, 2022

20 Oct

Midterm Elections – Tuesday, November 8th!

OCT 20 - If you’ve not yet voted early or via absentee ballot, be aware that mid-term elections will take place on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 20, 2022

19 Oct

United Airlines Says Hybrid Work Will Drive Future Demand

OCT 19 - United Airlines officials expressed optimism that business travel would almost certainly pick up in the future from current levels, but touted the “permanent” advantageo[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 19, 2022

19 Oct

Spirit Airlines Shareholders Back Sale to JetBlue

OCT 19 - The acquisition still faces a long journey to completion, including antitrust scrutiny from the Biden administration.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 19, 2022

19 Oct

Frontier Airlines Hiring Pilot Candidates With No Flight Experience

OCT 19 - Frontier Airlines Hiring Candidates With No Flight Experience To Tackle Pilot Shortage.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 19, 2022

19 Oct

American Airlines: Our customers aren’t buying international first class tickets

OCT 19 - American Airlines: Our customers aren’t buying international first class tickets. So we’re eliminating them.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 19, 2022

18 Oct

Unexpected Items in Galley Ovens and Warmers Present a Risk

OCT 18 - Taking action to eliminate the fire hazard is going to take a multi-department effort between Catering and Inflight and each of us individually can do our part to prevent this from occurring. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 18, 2022

18 Oct

2023 Vacation Bidding Reminders

OCT 18 - Flight Attendants now move into the Contractual Vacation Bidding phase where, over the next several weeks and into the month of November 2023 Vacation bidding will occur. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 18, 2022

18 Oct

United Airlines shares surge on higher profit and strong demand forecast

OCT 18 - United Airlines forecast another profit for the end of the year and said consumer appetite for travel is showing no signs of slowing down, despite high airfares.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 18, 2022

18 Oct

Snakes On A Plane 2? United Finds One On A Boeing 737 Flight To Newark

OCT 18 - A snake caused mass hysteria aboard a United Airlines flight after landing as it moved about the cabin in protest of the fasten seatbelt sign.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 18, 2022

18 Oct

Reserve Bid Month Timeline – November

OCT 18 - If awarded or assigned a Reserve line for the November bid month, there are various scheduling request deadlines and processes that occur during the period between bid awards and through the first week of the new month.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 18, 2022

18 Oct

European Union Time Change

OCT 18 - It’s that time of the year where The European Union Summer Time ends. Each year on the last Sunday of October, the EU adjusts their clocks back one hour to conclude[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 18, 2022

18 Oct

Welcome Class 2233!

OCT 18 - We are excited to welcome our newest flying partners from class 2233 as part of our Flight Attendant community.  Our newest flying partners will begin their careers at bases in DEN, ORD, and IAD.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 18, 2022

18 Oct

Analysts Upbeat On Airline Stocks With United And American Reporting

OCT 18 - Airline giants American Airlines (AAL) and United Airlines (UAL) report third-quarter earnings this week. The financial reports come after airline stocks surged last wee[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 18, 2022

17 Oct

Alaska Airlines Pilots Ratify Contract and Get Significant Pay Raises

OCT 17 - The pilots, represented by their union, the Air Line Pilots Association, voted to ratify a tentative agreement that will give some members as much as a 23% wage increase
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 17, 2022

17 Oct

Frontier Airlines – Non Revenue Travel Listing via ID90 Website

OCT 17 - Frontier's internal systems will be going through an upgrade tonight, Monday, October 17, 2022, beginning at 10:00 p.m. MST through Tuesday, October 18, 2022, at approximately 7:00 a.m. MST.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 17, 2022

16 Oct

Passenger Bites Flight Attendant's Finger On Turkish Airlines Flight

OCT 16 - A drunk Turkish Airlines passenger traveling from Istanbul to Jakarta became aggressive towards cabin crew, even reportedly biting the finger of a flight attendant. The [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 16, 2022

12 Oct

United adds new trans-Atlantic flights for summer 2023 in bet on travel recovery

OCT 12 - Next summer, United says it will fly to 37 cities in Europe, Africa, India and the Middle East, a total it said is more than other U.S. airlines combined. It will also b[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 12, 2022

11 Oct

Fall MEC Meeting October 25-26, 2022

OCT 11 - The Fall 2022 Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council will take place in Chicago Tuesday, October 25 and Wednesday, October 26, at the Hyatt Rosemont, IL. [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 11, 2022

11 Oct

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

OCT 11 - October was first declared as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in 1989. Since then, October has been a time to acknowledge domestic violence survivors and be a voice for its victims. Confidential help is available through your AFA EAP-800-424-2406
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 11, 2022

11 Oct

Uganda Ebola outbreak – U.S. Precautionary Response

OCT 11 - As Flight Attendants and Safety Professionals, we come in contact with hundreds of thousands of passengers who travel all across the world. Over the course of our flying[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 11, 2022

10 Oct

Passenger rights group calls on FAA to take action on airline seat size

OCT 10 -  A passenger advocacy group fears the federal government won’t take strong enough action when it comes to aircraft seating, and is therefore demanding action. In a rulem[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 10, 2022

10 Oct

United Airlines To Increase Tokyo Capacity By 13%

OCT 10 -  United is upping flights to Tokyo after Japan lifted its daily passenger cap.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 10, 2022

06 Oct

Vacation 2023 – Reminder: Election Phase Closes October 15

Over the entire period of time starting September 25 through December 5, there are a number of activities involving vacation all of which fall into what might best be described in three words: Choose, Bid, Trade.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 06, 2022

06 Oct

Report Hotel and Transportation Issues – Avoid United Voices

When issues occur, our MEC Hotel & Transportation Committee is best prepared to address any concerns or shortcomings when provided the specific details of any incidents.  It is clear t[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 06, 2022

05 Oct

The Future of United Airlines Rests in the Hands of Congress

OCT 5 - In a very tangible way, the future of United Airlines and its United Next initiative rests in the hands of Congress, as lawmakers consider whether to grant Boeing a further delay on implementing new Boeing 737 MAX safety components.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 05, 2022

05 Oct

How Congress has Transformed the US Airline Industry

OCT 5 - Recently, lawmakers rightly called attention to the transformative investment that Congress made in the aviation workforce during the pandemic and the tremendous dividends it generated in stabilizing the U.S. airline industry.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 05, 2022

05 Oct

AA Pilots Oppose Congressional Extension for Boeing, Demand Upgrade

OCT 5 - In a blow to Boeing, the pilots union for American Airlines has come out strongly against granting the planemaker a deadline extension that would allow the 737 MAX 7 and [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 05, 2022

04 Oct

Annual Flu Shot Options

In our line of work, we encounter a wide range of people from all walks of life who live in different parts of the world. To help combat this potentially adverse impact including deadly illness, we[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 04, 2022

04 Oct

Early Boarding, Your Reports Matter

Early boarding is not only a contractual violation it is also a safety risk. When boarding begins ahead of the contractually agreed upon time Flight Attendants may be interrupted while performing t[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 04, 2022

04 Oct

Fall 2022p1 CBT Clarification

The required Fall 2022 p1 Continuing Qualifications (CQ) CBT’s are available through Takeoff Learning on Flying Together. We have confirmed with management today that the deadline for completion of the Fall 2022p1 CBT is 2359 CT on October 30, 2022.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 04, 2022

04 Oct

Flight Attendants Achieve 10 Hours Rest with FAA Final Rule

Today 10 hours minimum, non-reducible rest for Flight Attendants between duty days – was  finally implemented. Making aviation safer for over 100,000 Flight Attendants and the passengers in our care.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 04, 2022

04 Oct

Lawmakers, Unions Press U.S. Airlines to Hold Off on Stock Buybacks

SEP 28 - Labor unions and some U.S. lawmakers are pressing airlines not to resume stock buybacks after a COVID assistance prohibition expires this week.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 04, 2022

04 Oct

Spirit Pilots Union Wants To Agree A Pay Rise Before It merges With JetBlue

SEP 6 - Spirit pilots' union wants negotiations to turn Spirit Airlines into a "career destination" airline, even as the airline is being acquired by JetBlue.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 04, 2022

03 Oct

United Airlines Temporarily Suspends Service at JFK

OCT 3 - United Airlines announced a decision to temporarily suspend service at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) effective with the last inbound flights on October 29, 2022.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 03, 2022

01 Oct

Aviation Labor Round Up: A Week Of Unrest In The United States

OCT 1 - Cataloging a week of labor unrest in US commercial aviation, from SFO service workers having a strike to informational picketing and more.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 01, 2022

30 Sep

Delta Pilots Voting For Strike Authorization as Contract Negotiations Falter

SEP 30 -  Pilots at Delta Air Lines Inc (DAL.N) on Friday opened voting for authorizing a strike, saying negotiations with the U.S. airline for a new contract had failed to produce an "industry-leading" agreement.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 30, 2022

30 Sep

Pakistan Airlines' 'Wear Underwear' Dress Code. Then, A Clarification

SEP 30 - PIA immediately withdrew the bulletin, due to the backlash it received, Geo News reported.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 30, 2022

29 Sep

AFA Hurricane and Natural Disaster Resources

SEP 29 - Our thoughts are with everyone impacted by the current natural disaster, Hurricane Ian.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 29, 2022

29 Sep

Variable Staffing Position(s) & Overstaffing

SEP 29 - Not too long ago, we provided you with a news article as it relates to variable staffing answering questions about how to assign jumpseat and work positions when the number o[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 29, 2022

29 Sep

Third Trimester CBT 2022p1 – DUE OCT 30!

SEP 29 - The Third Trimester CBT is now available for completion and is required to be completed by October 30, 2022 - 2359 Central Standard Time. This CBT session is anticipated to take approximately three (3) to three forty-eight (3:48) hours to complete.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 29, 2022

29 Sep

Special COLA - November 2022

SEP 29 - Crew Schedule Planning has determined there may be opportunities to offer one (1) month Special COLAs for the November schedule month which begins on October 31, 2022.  
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 29, 2022

29 Sep

Door Operation App Requirement

SEP 29 - We encourage a dedicated and methodical approach when reviewing these videos to avoid any situation where the review might cause confusion.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 29, 2022

29 Sep

AFA Welcomes Class 2230!

SEP 29 - We are excited to welcome our newest flying partners from Class 2230 as part of our Flight Attendant community. Our newest flying partners will begin their careers at bases in DEN, ORD, and IAD.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 29, 2022

29 Sep

MEC Committee Election – Central Schedule Committee

SEP 29 - At the upcoming Fall 2022 Regular United Master Executive Council (MEC) Meeting in Chicago, the United MEC will fill one (1) Member of the Central Schedule Committee position.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 29, 2022

29 Sep

Discouraging the Opt-in for CCS 7.Q.1 Reassignments

SEP 29 - United announced their intent to implement a voluntary, non-Contractual method of receiving notification through CCS for reassignments pursuant to Section 7.Q.1., we continue to strongly discourage you from participating in the “opt in.”
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 29, 2022

29 Sep

Democrats press airlines against resuming stock buybacks

SEP 29 - House Democrats on Thursday urged airlines to refrain from resuming stock buybacks until they overcome flight delays and cancellations stemming from a shortage of workers. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 29, 2022

29 Sep

Lawmakers, unions press U.S. airlines to hold off on stock buybacks

SEP 29 - Labor unions and some U.S. lawmakers are pressing airlines not to resume stock buybacks after a COVID assistance prohibition expires this week.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 29, 2022

28 Sep

A new rule will force airlines to disclose all hidden fees before you book

SEP 28 - Finally, some justice when we're forced to pay extra for just about everything.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 28, 2022

27 Sep

Day of Action September 27th

Our Union has come to management to create reliable solutions to the problems they continue to allow to fester. The repercussions of management refusing to fix the problems have shown Flight [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 27, 2022

27 Sep

United Airlines flight attendants’ protest lands in Boston

SEP 27 - Flight attendants across the country, including in Boston, are demanding that United Airlines fix its operational and staffing deficiencies, which they say have left them — and their customers — grounded for hours after flight cancellations.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 27, 2022

27 Sep

Southwest, United flight attendants picket for new contract outside LAX

SEP 27 - Union members representing thousands of Southwest Airlines and United Airlines flight attendants picketed outside of Los Angeles International Airport Tuesday.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 27, 2022

27 Sep

United flight attendants picket at Logan, push for communication with management

SEP 27 - United flight attendants demonstrated outside airports nationwide Tuesday morning, including Boston, to demand United management confront the operational disruptions that have affected them, as well as the public. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 27, 2022

27 Sep

Flight attendants protest at Midway, O’Hare

SEP 27 - Flight attendants for two of the city’s largest airlines protested at Midway and O’Hare airports on Tuesday, demanding new contracts that would provide better economic and working conditions.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 27, 2022

27 Sep

Flight attendants protest schedule havoc at airports across U.S.

SEP 27 - Flight attendants at United and Southwest airlines on Tuesday staged protests at airports across the U.S. to draw attention to chaotic scheduling and other workplace woes. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 27, 2022

27 Sep

United Airlines Flight Attendants Picket at Cleveland Hopkins Airport

SEP 27 - A number of United Airlines flight attendants were picketing outside of Cleveland Hopkins International Airport starting at 6 a.m. Tuesday.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 27, 2022

27 Sep

Local flight attendants picket over flight delays

SEP 27 - Early Tuesday morning, flight attendants represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA) held signs and picketed outside of Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 27, 2022

27 Sep

United Airlines flight attendants, demanding better operations

SEP 27 - Picketers held signs reading 'Can you hear us now'
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 27, 2022

26 Sep

Worker protests at airports spread nationwide over staffing and pay

SEP 26 - Food service workers in San Francisco go on strike and shut down concessions; flight attendants plan Tuesday protest at multiple airports
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 26, 2022

25 Sep

American Airlines cites mechanical issue for strange moanings over PA system

SEP 25 - ‘The sounds were caused by a mechanical issue with the PA amplifier, which raises the volume of the PA system when the engines are running,’ according to the Fort Worth-based airline.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 25, 2022

24 Sep

While You’re in the Air, Pilots’ Key Partners May Be Working From Home

SEP 24 - Two airlines allow dispatchers, who share operational authority over flights, to do their jobs remotely. Some in the industry take issue with that.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 24, 2022

23 Sep

Alaska Airlines Pilots Reach Tentative Labor Contract Deal

SEP 23 - Alaska Airlines has come to a tentative deal with its pilots on a new contract, capping a contentious three-year negotiation, the airline and its pilot union said Friday.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 23, 2022

22 Sep

Are You Fed Up? The Time to Act is Now to Demonstrate Our Solidarity!

SEP 22 - Are you fed up?  The time to act is now to demonstrate our solidarity!
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 22, 2022

22 Sep

KCM Location Change at EWR

SEP 22 - On Tuesday, September 20, 2022, there was a change in one of the Known Crewmember (KCM) locations in EWR. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 22, 2022

22 Sep

Vacation 2023 – Our Contractual Process Begins by September 25!

SEP 22 - Our Contractual annual Vacation process kicks off with the creation of the Reserve Letter lists for HNL and LHR.  These lists have been created, posted and are available for Review by the Flight Attendants at these bases.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 22, 2022

22 Sep

Register to Vote!

SEP 22 - Your right and privilege to vote is not automatic, you must register to vote, and you must ensure your registration record is up to date.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 22, 2022

22 Sep

AFA Welcomes Class 2229!

SEP 22 - We are excited to welcome our newest flying partners from Class 2229 as part of our Flight Attendant community. Our newest flying partners will begin their careers at bases in DEN, ORD, and IAD.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 22, 2022

22 Sep

AFA Disaster Relief Fund – Our Union at Work Helping Each Other

SEP 22 - Regardless of your Municipality, you are eligible for AFA Disaster Relief Funds if your primary residence is in Puerto Rico.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 22, 2022

21 Sep

United MEC Hotel & Transportation Report - September 2022

United MEC Hotel & Transportation Report - September 2022
  • Report
  • Sep 21, 2022

20 Sep

Our September 27th Day of Action

SEP 20 - On this date, informational picketing will take place where we, as Members, will come together to educate the traveling public about the issues we face and simultaneously ensure management is aware of our Solidarity as it pertains to the issues we face.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 20, 2022

20 Sep

Reserve Lines and Vacation – Maximizing Pay and/or Time Off

SEP 20 - We have compiled additional information on Vacation Fly-Through, Vacation Adjustments, and Vacation Slide options as they pertain to Reserves.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 20, 2022

20 Sep

United Removes 25 Boeing 777-200 Aircraft from Service

SEP 20 - United has removed twenty-five (25) Boeing 777-200 aircraft from service this week following a discovery and disclosure that required inspections on the wing leading edge panels had not been performed.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 20, 2022

20 Sep

Give to or Get Help from the AFA-CWA Disaster Relief Fund

SEP 20 - We know that disasters can change lives forever. While we can’t stop destructive events from happening, we can, as a Union, assist our members with their recovery.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 20, 2022

19 Sep

Supersonic jet future in doubt after every jet-engine maker refuses to help

SEP 19 - Supersonic jet startup Boom's future is in doubt after every major jet-engine maker refuses to help.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 19, 2022

19 Sep

United’s Electric Air Taxi And JFK Whining Distract From Real Issues

SEP 19 - "...intentionally using distraction to focus a narrative on a specific target while avoiding more difficult issues."
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 19, 2022

18 Sep

Why labor unions are having a moment right now

SEP 18 - Between strikes by nurses, teachers and maybe railroad workers, and new union efforts gaining steam at Starbucks, Amazon, Apple and elsewhere, big labor is having a big moment.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 18, 2022

18 Sep

The 'last man' selling floppy-disks says airlines continue to make orders

SEP 18 - The 'last man' selling floppy-disks says airlines continue to make orders for the ancient storage technology.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 18, 2022

17 Sep

Starbucks reportedly planning to deny paid leave benefits to union workers

SEP 17 - "Their goal is to retaliate against and punish union stores," said Starbucks Workers United.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 17, 2022

17 Sep

Unhappy Airline Employees: What Is An Informational Picket?

SEP 17 - A basic explanation of what and why an informational picket by airline pilots.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 17, 2022

16 Sep

Hundreds of Flights in France Canceled as Air Traffic Control Workers Strike

SEP 16 - More than 400 flights departing from or arriving to Paris Charles de Gaulle and Paris Orly airports had been canceled, and about 200 had been delayed, by midday on Friday.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 16, 2022

16 Sep

United Airlines Unions Question Emirates Deal. ‘We Changed Teams So Quickly.’

SEP 16 - Forgive United Airlines’ unions for being puzzled that United and Emirates are now friends, after years of being enemies.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 16, 2022

15 Sep

Sanders blocks proposal to force rail unions to accept labor deal

SEP 15 - Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Wednesday blocked a Republican request to force railroad workers and companies to accept the recommendations of a nonpartisan panel to avoid a strike that would impact millions of Americans.  
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 15, 2022

15 Sep

Hispanic-Latinx Heritage Month AFA Pins

This month, Local Councils are distributing AFA Hispanic-Latinx Heritage Month AFA pins. You are encouraged to pick up this pin from your Local Council and wear it in Solidarity as we work together to accomplish diversity, equity, and inclusion in our workforce.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 15, 2022

15 Sep

Celebrating Hispanic-Latinx Heritage Month

September 15 marks the first day of Hispanic-Latinx Heritage Month in the United States.  The celebration, which is also referred to as National Hispanic Heritage Month, began as Hispanic [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 15, 2022

15 Sep

Third Trimester CBT 2022p1

The Third Trimester CBT is now available for completion and is required to be completed by October 30, 2022 - 2359 Central Standard Time. Log into TakeOff Learning on Flying Together and select Continuing Qualifications (CQ) 2022p1 Fall Trimester.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 15, 2022

15 Sep

RSVP for our September 27 Day of Action!

Specific details for many of our Bases have been confirmed and posted to our website. A link to RSVP your attendance at the September 27, 2022, Day of Action is now available from our we[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 15, 2022

14 Sep

United - Emirates Codeshare: Labor is Watching

After years of highlighting the unfair business practices of state-owned enterprises (SOE) such as Emirates Airlines and other Middle East carriers, United’s announcement of a new codeshare agreement demands scrutiny.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 14, 2022

14 Sep

New York Woman Sentenced to Prison for Interfering with a Flight Crew

SEP 14 - New York Woman Sentenced to Prison for Interfering with a Flight Crew | USAO-AZ | Department of Justice
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 14, 2022

13 Sep

Uniform Points Reminder

SEP 13 - Recognizing the supply line challenges that made securing certain uniform items difficult during the early months of this year, through discussions with our MEC Uniform Commi[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 13, 2022

13 Sep

Welcome New Hire Class 2228

SEP 13 - We are excited to welcome our newest flying partners from Class 2228 as part of our Flight Attendant community. Our newest flying partners will begin their careers at bases in DEN, ORD, and IAD.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 13, 2022

13 Sep

Our Commitment to Never Forget

SEP 13 - We gathered to pay tribute on the 21st remembrance of September 11th. The tragedy of the attacks forever changed the world and our careers as Flight Attendants. The loss[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 13, 2022