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15 Sep

One United - CCS and Priority Scheduling Change Messages

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

15 Sep

Primary Bids Close September 17, 2018

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

14 Sep

Permabid Selection Due 24 Hours Prior to Primary Bid Closure

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

14 Sep

Available Bidding Resources

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

14 Sep

BidPlus Bidding Tool

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

14 Sep

Emailing Your Bids

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

14 Sep

Vacation Relief Process

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

14 Sep

Bidding Questions?

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

14 Sep

Central Schedule Report (CSC)

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

14 Sep

PTO Days for October 1st and Common Scheduling

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

14 Sep

8th Annual FADAP Conference

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

14 Sep

Bulletin #20 Due by October 1, 2018

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

14 Sep

AFA Resources for Hurricane Florence, Super Typhoon 'Mangkhut'

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

12 Sep

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

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

12 Sep

Primary Bid for October Opens Wednesday, September 12, 2018

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

12 Sep

Reminders About Bidding

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

12 Sep

Opting to a Higher Monthly Maximum

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

12 Sep

Block Bidding

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

12 Sep

Position Bidding

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

12 Sep

Buddy Bidding

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

12 Sep

Long Term Sick Leave Pay Options

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

12 Sep

Vacation Relief Lines

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

12 Sep

Bidding for Reserve Move-Up

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

11 Sep

International Purser October Opt-Outs Awards are Now Available

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

11 Sep

Annual Enrollment Benefits Fairs Coming Soon.

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

11 Sep

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

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

08 Sep

September 11, 2018 Memorial Services

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

08 Sep

Personal Strategies for Approaching the Anniversary of September 11th

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

08 Sep

Reminder: October Bidding in CCS in 6 Days

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

08 Sep

Permabid Update

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

08 Sep

Reminder: Your Guide to September 2018

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

08 Sep

Temporary Legacy CCS Menus

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

08 Sep

Updating Your Phone Number(s) in CCS

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

08 Sep

Primary Bid for October Opens September 12 through September 17

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

08 Sep

Availability of Bidding and Scheduling Apps

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

08 Sep

MEC JCBA Reserve Training Concludes the Week in Chicago

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

08 Sep

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

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

08 Sep

Transfer Awards Must be Accepted or Declined

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

08 Sep

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

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

07 Sep

Update - Information on My Info Page accessed via CCS

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

05 Sep

Trip Trades & Adjustments Video Tutorials

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

05 Sep

Your Guide to September 2018

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

05 Sep

Updates to the CCS Practice Environment

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

04 Sep

Passport Information Moved to CCS

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

04 Sep

October 1st Pay Information

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

04 Sep

Identifying Domestic and International Flying in Bid Packet

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

04 Sep

Pairing Alpha and Numeric Code Identifiers

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

04 Sep

Reserve Schedules

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

04 Sep

Responsibility for Telephone Availability While on Reserve

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

04 Sep

Transfer Awards – Action Required

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

04 Sep

Coming Soon - Vacation Elections for 2019!

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

04 Sep

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

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

31 Aug

Passports and Passport Renewal Process Harmonization

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

31 Aug

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

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

31 Aug

Bid Packet Content

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

31 Aug

Parameters for the Construction of Lines of Flying

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

31 Aug

Monthly Bidding Timeline – October 2018

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

31 Aug

Practice Environment Accessibility Extended to September 5, 2018

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

31 Aug

Available Resources

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

31 Aug

Crew Rest Assignments, Seniority & Language Qualified Coverage

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

31 Aug

International Purser Opt-Out Program Closes September 5, 2018

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

31 Aug

September 2 – Deadline for Completion of Inflight CBTs

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

31 Aug

U. S. Labor Day Holiday is Our Holiday

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

28 Aug

MEC Central Schedule Committee DSL Report

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

28 Aug

Pay Register Overview

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

28 Aug

Combined Base Seniority Lists – A Review

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

28 Aug

JCBA Tip Sheet

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

28 Aug

Language Program Handbook Update

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

28 Aug

Correction - PTO Days for October 1st and Common Scheduling

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

28 Aug

October Bid Packet Availability

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

28 Aug

Bidding and Awards Video Tutorials and Resources

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

28 Aug

CCS Practice Environment and Available Resources

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

28 Aug

International Purser Scarf and Tie Identifier

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

28 Aug

EAP Professional Standards – Keeping it Professional

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

28 Aug

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

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

28 Aug

Filter Masks Available for Wildfire Destinations

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

28 Aug

Reference Guides Available at www.unitedafa.org.

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

28 Aug

FAA Reauthorization expires on September 30, 2018.

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

22 Aug

PTO Days for October 1st and Common Scheduling

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

22 Aug

Planned CCS Practice Environment Partial Outage – August 23, 2018

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

22 Aug

Schedule Development Timeline Effective as of September 12, 2018

On September 12, 2018, Flight Attendants will, for the first time, begin the process of bidding for monthly on a common scheduling platform. As part of the bargaining history for our 2016 – 2021 Joint[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 22, 2018

22 Aug

Flight 93 “ Journey of Remembrance” Final Reservation Opportunity

On September 11, 2018, a Memorial journey to the National Flight 93 Memorial Park will depart from the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA which is located adjacent to the Pittsburgh International Airport. 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 22, 2018

22 Aug

New Functionality in the CCS Practice Environment

August  20, 2018, Flight Attendants will see additional functionality rolled out in the CCS Practice Environment. The additional functionality allows you to navigate new CCS screens including Mas[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 22, 2018

22 Aug

Trip Trades & Adjustments

The Trip Trades and Adjustments education overviews and guide linked below explain how to use the Electronic Bulletin Board (eBB) to adjust schedules after receiving the monthly line award and throughout the bid month. 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 22, 2018

22 Aug

Glossary of Key Terms

The Glossary of Key Terms is an index of key terms commonly used by Flight Attendants. The list refers to terms previously used by each pre-merger group and identifies the common term which will be used as of October 1st.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 22, 2018

22 Aug

Transition Pairings (September into October)

In the September 2018 bid packet, you will notice unique characteristics for pairings that start in September and end in October transitioning us to a common scheduling platform.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 22, 2018

22 Aug

Mobile CCS is Coming

On Sept. 18, 2018, Mobile CCS will launch. This is a new, United-sponsored tool that enables you to bid for and manage your schedule anytime and anywhere from your Link or personal mobile device. 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 22, 2018

22 Aug

Downline Check-in at a Non-Base Location (Front End Deviation)

Section 3.I.12 of our JCBA was implemented in 2017 and provides Flight Attendants on trip pairings where the initial segment is a deadhead to a non-Base location the opportunity, with prior approval f[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 22, 2018

22 Aug

(GUM) People’s Republic of China (PRC) Visa Requirement Clarification

Because United no longer serves the PRC directly from GUM, GUM based Flight Attendants are not required to obtain a People’s Republic of China (PRC) crew visa. 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 22, 2018

22 Aug

Reference Guides Available at www.unitedafa.org.

Recently published reference guides are available on our website at www.unitedafa.org.Look for the blue Reference Guides icon, located in the middle of the home page.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 22, 2018

17 Aug

Check-In, Briefing and Boarding Education Videos

Effective Oct. 1, 2018, the check-in and briefing processes along with the flight attendant and customer boarding times will be harmonized. As we prepare to fly together, please review the three educational videos linked here.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 17, 2018

17 Aug

September 11, 2018 Journey of Remembrance – Reservation Deadline August 23

On September 11, 2018, a Commemorative Memorial journey to the National Flight 93 Memorial Park will depart from the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA which is located adjacent to the Pittsburgh International Airport.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 17, 2018

17 Aug

MEC President Ken Diaz Addresses HR.911 - The Saracini Safety Act

On Wednesday, August 15, 2018, Ken Diaz, President of the AFA United Master Executive Council for the Association of Flight Attendants in concert with Ellen Saracini, the widow of our United Fli[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 17, 2018

17 Aug

Become Familiar with and Limit Noise Near Crew Rest Areas

As we approach October 1st and begin working with each other on aircraft we may be unfamiliar with, it is a good time to point out that several 757, 767 and some 777 aircraft have crew rest seats in various areas of the passenger cabin.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 17, 2018

17 Aug

Personal Drops (PD) and Personal Time Off (PTO) Clarified

As communicated in the June 15, 2018 edition of E-lines, our JCBA provides for Personal Drops and Guaranteed Personal Time off (PTO). Although not currently implemented under the provisions o[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 17, 2018

17 Aug

pmCAL Bridge Loan Repayment

(pmCAL) Flight Attendants who opted to take advantage of the Company offered bridge loan program and who have been actively working the past five (5) months, should be pleasantly surprised to learn that you have completed your repayment obligation this month.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 17, 2018

17 Aug

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

As a reminder, Flight Attendants based in domiciles from which flights to/from the Peoples Republic of China are operated, including deadheading crews, will be required to have a PRC crew visa, effective as of October 1, 2018.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 17, 2018

17 Aug

Reference Guides Available at www.unitedafa.org.

Flight Attendants are reminded that recently published reference guides are available on our website at www.unitedafa.org.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 17, 2018

17 Aug

International Purser Opt-Out Program Opens Tomorrow, August 18, 2018

Beginning tomorrow, August 18, 2018 International Pursers may request to opt out of flying the International Purser position for a bid month as provided in Section 9.D.3.f. of the JCBA.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 17, 2018

17 Aug

767-300 Safety Demo Issue Resolved

The technical issue on the 767-300 aircraft regarding the safety video has been resolved. Effective immediately, in place of a live safety demonstration, Flight Attendants may resume use of the safety video on this aircraft.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 17, 2018

17 Aug

Credit / Debit Card Required for Departure Taxes and Applicable Fees

Effective immediately, anyone on personal travel to the following stations will be required to pay departure taxes and any applicable fees with a credit or debit card.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 17, 2018

15 Aug

pmCAL White Flag Day, Declared for August 15, 2018

(pmCAL) WHITE FLAG DAY has been designated in EWR, NTA, NLS, IAD, WTA, WLS, ORD, IAH, HTA, HOS, DEN, SFO, SLS, SFI, LAX, LAI, and CLE, for today, August 15, 2018
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 15, 2018

14 Aug

September 11, 2018 Journey of Remembrance – Reservations Available

On September 11, 2001, this nation was struck with a devastating tragedy that will forever affect our lives. Each year, we stand strong in our pledge to Always Remember and Never Forget.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 14, 2018

14 Aug

CCS Practice Environment Provides Practice Bid Packet

Starting in September, CCS will include redesigned screens and new functionality for all Flight Attendants. Whether you are familiar with the current version of CCS or not, we strongly encour[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 14, 2018

14 Aug

Clarification of Carry Over Pairings (September overlaps) into October Bid Month

Flight Attendants working a pairing originating in the September bid Month that overlaps into the Month of October, will continue to follow their originating pairing metal protection.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 14, 2018

14 Aug

pm(UAL) Domestic Purser Qualification No Longer Required after October 1, 2018

September 2018 will be the last month a domestic wide-body pairing will require a domestic purser qualification to work as the purser on the widebody aircraft.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 14, 2018

14 Aug

Reviewing the Attendance Point System

Almost a year ago the attendance point system was implemented for all Flight Attendants.  Despite the time that has elapsed, there are still some Flight Attendants who's dependability records have been exemplary and they have had the good fortune of not having to call in sick.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 14, 2018

14 Aug

International Purser Opt-Out Program Opens August 18, 2018

Beginning August 18, 2018 International Pursers may request to opt out of flying the International Purser position for a bid month as provided in Section 9.D.3.f. of the JCBA.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 14, 2018

10 Aug

Bidding and Awards Video Tutorials – One United

The first in a series of video tutorials on various topics related to upcoming changes preparing all of us for our transition to a common scheduling platform are now available for your review.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 10, 2018

10 Aug

International Purser Opt-Out Program – One United

Beginning Aug. 18, 2018 International Pursers may request to opt out of flying the International Purser position for a bid month as provided in Section 9.D.3.f. of the JCBA. 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 10, 2018

10 Aug

(pmUAL) – Transition Changes to Make-up Sick & Occupational Leave

Effective Oct. 1, 2018, Flight Attendants will have the ability to make up hours lost due to illness or injury during the same month will not have these hours deducted from either their Sick or Occupational Injury leave banks (OI) as provided for in Section 13.A.6.of the JCBA.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 10, 2018

10 Aug

Scheduling Rules for Special Qualification Flight Attendants

Effective with the transition to a common scheduling platform for the October 2018 bid month, the following scheduling provisions for Flight Attendants with Special Qualifications will apply.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 10, 2018

10 Aug

United MEC President, Ken Diaz Addresses Saracini Aviation Safety Act

Ken Diaz, President of the AFA United Master Executive Council for the Association of Flight Attendants in concert with Ellen Saracini, the widow of our United Flight 175 Pilot, Victor Saracini, who w[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 10, 2018

10 Aug

Summer Travel and Unaccompanied Minors – A Review of Procedures

On August 7, 2018 United released a communication concerning summer travel reiterating our commitment to the care of unaccompanied minors entrusted to us during the busy travel season. 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 10, 2018

10 Aug

Safety Health and Security Training Concludes in Chicago

Our MEC Safety, Health and Security Committee concluded our annual training seminar this week, August 7-9, in Chicago.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 10, 2018

10 Aug

Computer Based Training (CBT) Due by September 2, 2018

Management has bundled the three required trainings into a single CBT that must be completed by September 2, 2018. This training covers the following three topics:
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 10, 2018

10 Aug

Central Schedule Committee (CSC) Reports – September, 2018

Central Schedule Committee’s most recent DSL Report detailing their activities in the development of the August schedule has been published on www.unitedafa.org. 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 10, 2018

10 Aug

September 11, 2018 Journey of Remembrance – Reservations Available

On September 11, 2001, this nation was struck with a devastating tragedy that will forever affect our lives. Each year, westand strong in our pledge to Always Remember and Never Forget. 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 10, 2018

10 Aug

AFA Attends Aviation Safety Forum – Addressing Unruly Passengers

On August 2, 2018, The Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) hosted a panel discussion on efforts to combat an increase in unruly, and often drunken, passengers on board flights. 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 10, 2018

07 Aug

Pay Increase Effective for September Schedule Month, October Pay Advance

As we approach the two-year anniversary of the ratification of our 2016-2021 Agreement at the end of August, we look forward to the scheduled increase in our base pay and incentive pay rates which become effective on the first day of the September schedule month, August 31, 2018.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 07, 2018

07 Aug

Notice of New Pay Register

A Pay Register is a dynamic document used to monitor the status of your pay throughout the bid month.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 07, 2018

07 Aug

Reference Guides and Common Metal Support Available at unitedafa.org.

Flight Attendants are reminded that recently published reference guides are available on our website at www.unitedafa.org.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 07, 2018

07 Aug

CCS Practice Environment

On July 9, 2018, the CCS Practice environment was launched as way to assist Flight Attendants with the new bidding process outlined in the JCBA
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 07, 2018

07 Aug

JCBA Duty Rig Verses Trip Rig – Implementation October 1, 2018

Scheduled for implementation on October 1, 2018, our JCBA will include Ratio-in-Guarantee (RIG) protections, which provide for additional pay and credit beyond the sum of the flight time within pairings, when applicable. 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 07, 2018

07 Aug

Tumi Offers Special 20% Discount on Sales Items

Flight Attendants interested in ordering additional TUMI luggage pieces are encouraged to take advantage a special discount being offered exclusively to United employees. 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 07, 2018

07 Aug

CINTAS Point Balance

As a reminder, uniform point balances do not roll over to the next year. In order for Flight Attendants to get full use of your annual uniform points, you will need to use any remaining 2018 account balance before the end of the year. 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 07, 2018

07 Aug

Pride @Work

AFA is a longtime supporter of Pride @ Work, the AFL-CIO diversity organization working towards full equality for LGBTQ people in the workplace. 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 07, 2018

03 Aug

MEC Officer Letter to the Membership

Read a message from the MEC Officers addressing recent policy changes on Bonus Bucks and the strengthened Photography and Videography policy that appears in the Hemispheres Magazine onboard company aircraft. 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 03, 2018

03 Aug

Live Safety Demo Required on all 767-300 C Aircraft

AFA was advised today by Inflight Safety of an inconsistency in the 767-300 C Safety video. Until further notice, Flight Attendants are required to perform a live safety demonstration on all flights operating on the 767-300 C aircraft.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 03, 2018

03 Aug

Change to Door Closing, Arming and Disarming Announcement Effective Immediately

Effective immediately, the announcement for door closing and door arming/disarming changed.  As published in Revision #25, (which is now in effect), the “prepare doors” announcement changes to: 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 03, 2018

03 Aug

The Island Hopper

HNL, MAJ, KWA, KSA, PNI, TKK, GUM.  These seven airport codes spell out the westward route for one of the world's most unique (and longest) flights more commonly known as the Island Hopper. 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 03, 2018

03 Aug

Automatic Enrollment & Escalation Provision and Fidelity Annual Increase Program

Last week following our E-lines publication addressing the 401(k) Automatic Increase & Escalation and the Fidelity Annual Increase Program information, there were a number of people who were appar[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 03, 2018

03 Aug

Additional Education Materials Now Available

Additional education materials related to upcoming changes for Common Metal have been published. The Position Bidding Supplement and the Legalities Overview and Guide are now [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 03, 2018

03 Aug

Common Metal Support Team is now available by phone

Effective yesterday, Aug.1, 2018, the Common Metal Support Team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by phone as well as by email. The team is here to help answer your questions related to the e[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 03, 2018

03 Aug

Semi-annual System Seniority List Review Period ends August 16, 2018

The July 2018 System Seniority List dated July 17, 2018 was published for review by Flight Attendants. With limited exceptions as provided in Section 14 of our JCBA, Flight Attendants have a maximum o[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 03, 2018

03 Aug

(pmCAL) CCS Master Schedule Functionality & Display Screen Changes

On July 31, 2018, a change within the CCS system occurred which resulted in a change to the manner in which the Master Schedule was displayed.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 03, 2018

03 Aug

Anxiety Disorders – EAP is here to help.

Occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. You might feel anxious when faced with a problem at work, before undertaking an important task, or making an important decision. But anxiety disorders involve more than temporary worry or fear.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 03, 2018

03 Aug

Flight Attendant New Uniform Update

The company recently published an update to the status of our new uniforms and we are pleased to announce that development of our new garments are right on schedule. The final colors, pieces and fabrics are still under development.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 03, 2018

03 Aug

September 11, 2018 Journey of Remembrance – Reservations Available

On September 11, 2001, this nation was struck with a devastating tragedy that will forever affect our lives. As each year passes, we continue to stand strong in our pledge to Always Remember and Never Forget. 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 03, 2018

03 Aug

United Inaugurates Service Between Dulles and Tel Aviv in May 2019

United announced this week the inauguration of three times per week non-stop service between Washington Dulles International Airport andTel Aviv'sBen Gurion International Airport starting May 22, 2019, subject to government approval.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 03, 2018

03 Aug

Maintaining Federal Security Screening at All Airports

CNN reported earlier this week that the TSA is considering eliminating passenger screening at more than 150 small and medium-sized airports, serving aircraft with 60 seats or fewer, across the USThis [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 03, 2018

03 Aug

MEC Officer Letter - Policy Changes

Ladies and Gentlemen:Recent announcements from the company regarding two items have created a number of questions and, in some cases, unnecessary controversy. The two items to which we refer are [...]
  • MEC President Letter
  • Aug 03, 2018

03 Aug

Declaration of White Flag for August 4, 2018

As of 5:30pm CT on August 3, 2018, management has declared Saturday, August 4, 2018 as a White Flag day in EWR-NTA-NLS-IAD-WTA-WLS-ORD-IAH-HTA-HOS-DEN-SFO-SFI-SLS-LAX-LAI-LLS-CLE

  • AFA Article
  • Aug 03, 2018

03 Aug

Live Safety Demo Required on all 767C Aircraft

Effective immediately and until further notice, a Live Safety Demonstration is Required on all 767-300 C Aircraft
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 03, 2018

03 Aug

pmUA Limited Critical Coverage Extended for Saturday, August 4, 2018

As of 4:15pm Friday, August 3, 2018 Limited Critical Coverage has been declared for Saturday, August 4, 2018 for BOS, DCA, DEN, EWR, IAH, LAS, LAX, ORD and SFO.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 03, 2018

03 Aug

Positive Space Travel for EWR August 3 – 4, 2018

United management has implemented a NRPS (positive space) travel program for the Flight Attendants commuting to and from EWR. Flight Attendants commuting to or from EWR airport may self-list for posit[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 03, 2018

03 Aug

Declaration of Limited Critical Coverage - August 3, 2018

pmUA Limited Critical Coverage spanning the date of August 3rd, 2018 for BOS, DCA, DEN, EWR, IAH, LAS, LAX, ORD and SFO.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 03, 2018

31 Jul

MEC Central Schedule Committee DSL Report

MEC Central Schedule Committee DSL Report
  • Report
  • Jul 31, 2018

31 Jul

777-200 Jumpseat Lap Belts

A number of jumpseats on the newly reconfigured 777-200s have smaller lap belt lengths than our other 777-200 aircraft.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 31, 2018

31 Jul

Irregularities, Call Wait Times & Self Help

The weather irregularities of the past few weeks are growing tiresome for all of us. While we understand that irregularities are inherent in our line of work, we’re frustrated by what appears to be the company’s inability to respond in a timely manner when this happens.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 31, 2018

31 Jul

Corporate Flight Attendant Fatigue Policy

The Corporate Flight Attendant Fatigue Policy applies to all Flight Attendants without regard to pre-merger affiliation. We are all United Flight Attendants. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 31, 2018

31 Jul

Crew Rest Harmonization, Effective August 1

Flight Attendants are reminded that the crew rest harmonized procedures go into effect on August 1, 2018. Section 3.DD.9.b. of our JCBA reads, in part as follows:
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 31, 2018

31 Jul

Month to Month (End of Month) Line Adjustments following Mutual Trades

Last week we covered Sections 7.E.7. & 7.E.8 Month to Month addressing (end of month) line adjustments and we outlined the steps that will be taken when adjustments are necessary and applied to a line of flying.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 31, 2018

31 Jul

Variable Staffing Harmonization, Effective August 1, 2018

As previously communicated in Friday’s edition of E-Lines, the variable staffing model has been harmonized and becomes effective as of August 1, 2018. This new model defines domestic and international staffing break points. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 31, 2018

31 Jul

Locating Retirement Savings Information

Information on the various employee Retirement Savings programs can be located on the company’s website.This information includes the following Retirement instruments:
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 31, 2018

31 Jul

Reference Guides Available at www.unitedafa.org.

Flight Attendants are reminded that recently published reference guides are available on our website at www.unitedafa.org. Look for the blue Reference Guides icon, located in the middle of the home page.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 31, 2018

31 Jul

Sign-up to Receive the CAUSE Foundation Newsletter

Since its inception, the CAUSE Foundation® has helped more than 1,000 United Airlines Flight Attendants.  The grants awarded during that time equal more than $5.2 million dollars, donated by United Flight Attendants.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 31, 2018

31 Jul

IPR and IBS Go Paperless - Effective August 2, 2018

On August 2, 2018, the company will move forward in the transition to a more paperless environment as the IPR and IBS paper documents are discontinued.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 31, 2018

28 Jul

pm (CAL) Declaration of White Flag Day – Saturday, July 28, 2018

Flight Attendants straight picking up a pairing from open time in any base for trips originating today, July 28, 2018, qualify for white flag compensation as provided in the pmCAL Contract, Section 4.B.2.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 28, 2018

28 Jul

(pmUAL) Limited Critical Coverage Declared July 28, 2018 & Sunday, July 29, 2018

As of 11:00 AM CT on July, 2018, Limited Critical Coverage has been declared for the following domestic bases EWR, BOS, DCA, ORD, IAH, DEN, LAS, SFO, LAX for IDs that originate Saturday, July 28, 2018 & Sunday, July 29, 2018.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 28, 2018

27 Jul

Bidding and Awards Guide Supplement

The original Bidding and Award Guide has been updated to include critical new information and updates on Reserve Adjustment ‘RA’ days and the Adjustment Request screens.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 27, 2018

27 Jul

People’s Republic of China (PRC) Visa Requirement

The PRC crew visa is now a requirement for all Flight Attendants based in locations where the monthly bid package contains working or deadheading segments to/from the People’s Republic of China. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 27, 2018

27 Jul

Common Briefing Format for October 1, 2018

Briefings are critical to establishing a cohesive team. Briefings can take many formats and occur within our workgroup and between other workgroups. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 27, 2018

27 Jul

Submit Base Transfers via CCS

On Thursday, July 25, 2018, harmonization of the process of entering transfer requests via a common transfer request platform became available to Flight Attendants. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 27, 2018

27 Jul

Variable Staffing Harmonization Effective August 1, 2018

The variable staffing model has been harmonized and becomes effective as of August 1, 2018. This new model defines domestic and international staffing break points. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 27, 2018

27 Jul

Month to Month (End of Month Conflict) Line Adjustments

In Tuesdays E-Lines we reviewed the process’ for Month to Month Line Adjustments, specifically “End of Month Conflicts” & Incompatible Schedules.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 27, 2018

27 Jul

Reference Guides Available at www.unitedafa.org.

Flight Attendants are reminded that recently published reference guides are available on our website at www.unitedafa.org. Look for the blue Reference Guides icon, located in the middle of the home page. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 27, 2018

27 Jul

401(k) Automatic Escalation Program versus Fidelity Annual Increase Program

Effective as of January 1, 2017, management added an automatic escalation feature to the United Airlines Flight Attendant 401(k) plan. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 27, 2018

27 Jul

Fidelity Notifies Employees of Reduction in Annual Plan Level Fee

Fidelity Investments sent each of us an e-mail to our corporate e-mail account advising us of impending reductions to the Annual Plane level fee which is comprised of administrative and record keeping fees.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 27, 2018

27 Jul

Computer Based Training (CBT) – One Hour Training Pay for Completion

The recent launch of the computer based training (CBT) requirements has generated a number of questions concerning the one hour of flight time pay for completing the CBT.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 27, 2018

27 Jul

Apps to be Pushed to Loaner Links – July 30

Flight Attendants currently in possession of a loaner link will have additional apps pushed to the Loaner Link device.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 27, 2018

25 Jul

Transition to New Base Transfer Request Process

Effective Oct. 1, 2018, the Filling of Vacancies / Transfer Procedures of Section 17.A. and 9.G.1.c. of our JCBA will be combined as we continue to move toward the implementation of a common scheduling platform. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 25, 2018

25 Jul

Resubmit Base Transfer Requests Beginning Thursday, July 26, 2018

Flight Attendants are reminded that today, Tuesday, July 24, 2018, all non-awarded base transfer requests on file were deleted in both Unimatic and CCS in preparation for the transition to a common transfer process.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 25, 2018

25 Jul

Contact your AFA Representatives for JCBA Contract Questions

On July 19, 2018, the company announced the formation of the Common Metal Support Team which has been established to support Flight Attendants as we transition to common scheduling platform on October 1, 2018. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 25, 2018

25 Jul

Important! Subscribe or Update Your AFA E-Lines Subscription

As the anticipated October 1st implementation date approaches, 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 the changes that will affect all of us.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 25, 2018

25 Jul

Vacation Deferment Process – Jury Duty, OJI & Medical Leave, Hospitalization

Section 12.C.8.c. & d. of our JCBA provides for the deferral of vacation while on jury duty, medical or occupational leave or when hospitalized for illness or injury.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 25, 2018

25 Jul

Harmonization of Flight Attendant International Checked Baggage Policy

Effective Aug. 1, 2018 the Flight Attendant International Checked Baggage Policy per Section 3.B. of our JCBA will be harmonized. This policy provides all Flight Attendants who are working an international pairing of four or more days the ability to check up to two bags. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 25, 2018

24 Jul

Month to Month Line Adjustments – “End of Month Conflicts”

Each month when schedules are awarded, based on the schedule a Flight Attendant may hold in the new month, she/he may encounter an overlap of pairings carrying over from the old month and pairings awarded in the new month. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 24, 2018

24 Jul

CCS Practice Environment Available

On July 9, 2018, the CCS Practice environment was launched as way to assist Flight Attendants with the new bidding process outlined in the JCBA.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 24, 2018

24 Jul

Reminder to Take the Emotional Support Animal Survey

AFA International is conducting a survey meant to gather data on your personal experiences as a Flight Attendant in dealing with emotional support animals in the cabin.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 24, 2018

24 Jul

Join Us to Protect Union Rights

On Wednesday, July 25th, AFGE will go to court to stand up for federal employees’ union rights and representation.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 24, 2018

24 Jul

Support Frontier Flight Attendants

AFA Frontier Flight Attendants are picketing at each Frontier-base airport in an escalating campaign to pressure management at the negotiating table. Join them at their next event to call for a fair contract:
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 24, 2018

20 Jul

MEC Hotel and Transportation Committee Report

The Hotel & Transportation Committee’s meeting with the Procurement Group of United took place on June 20, 2018. 
  • Report
  • Jul 20, 2018

20 Jul

Submitting Base Transfers Transitions to a Common Process

On Tuesday, July 24, 2018, all non-awarded base transfer requests on file will be deleted in both Unimatic and CCS in preparation for the transition to a common transfer process.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 20, 2018

20 Jul

Updated Customer Photography & Videography Policy

This week, United’s Senior Vice Presidents of Inflight and Airport Operations, John Slater and Jon Roitman, communicated to employees an amended customer photo & video policy.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 20, 2018

20 Jul

Semi-annual System Seniority List Posted & Available for Review

The July 2018 System Seniority List dated July 18, 2018 has been published for review by Flight Attendants. If you believe that there is an error or omission that affects your seniority, you should co[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 20, 2018

20 Jul

Crew Rest Assignments & Seniority

Since the recent release of the One United addressing the harmonization of Crew Rest, there have been a number of questions on the crew rest assignment aspect of the publication. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 20, 2018

20 Jul

Secure Reusable polycarbonate pre-departure glasses prior to Cabin Ready

To be FAA compliant with the regulation, galleys must be secured with all carts and containers properly stowed and latched prior to movement of the aircraft on the surface.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 20, 2018

20 Jul

Completion of Computer Based Training Required by September 2, 2018

There are a number of computer based training (CBT) requirements that must be completed by September 2, 2018.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 20, 2018

20 Jul

Peoples Republic of China (PRC) Crew Visas Requirement

As previously communicated, Flight Attendants based in domiciles from which flights to/from the Peoples Republic of China are operated, including deadheading crews, will be required to have a PRC crew visa, effective as of October 1, 2018. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 20, 2018

20 Jul

Traveling to Paris? Use Caution & Be Aware of Coordinated Tactics

In many large cities across the globe, thieves and swindlers hunt travelers and tourists who could easily fall prey to their scams. Tourists are frequently targeted on the streets of Paris by scammers, often working in teams, to steal their valuables.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 20, 2018

20 Jul

Pick-up or Download your Bidding and Awards Reference Guide

Flight Attendants are reminded that printed copies of the Bidding and Awards guide are available for pickup in your base and on your Link via Content Locker
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 20, 2018

20 Jul

SFO Crew Member Lane Relocation

In anticipation of the installation of Automated Security Lanes (ASL) that will be installed by the airport to the F1 security checkpoint, the Known Crew Member (KCM) lane at SFO was relocated in front of door #8. This is located to the left of its current position approximately twenty (20) yards.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 20, 2018

20 Jul

Link Operating System Update to iOS 11.4.1 Due by July 25, 2018

The Link operating system update to iOS 11.4.1 is due by July 25, 2018. The company has authorized Flight Attendants to install this update. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 20, 2018

20 Jul

United Releases 2018 - Q2 Financial Results

On Tuesday, July 17th, United released the financial results from its 2nd Quarter 2018 operations. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 20, 2018

20 Jul

Emotional Support Animal Survey

As Flight Attendants, we support that assistance trained animals can provide for passengers with disabilities and veterans, as defined by the American Disabilities Act. Currently in aviation, however, access is defined by the Air Carrier Access Act, which provides less definition. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 20, 2018

17 Jul

Bidding and Awards Guide Correction

The published Bidding and Awards Guide that was released last week contains an error on page 11 of the guide. The guide states “If you do NOT bid for, but are assigned a Reserve Line with more than 12 days off, you may contact the Company to have availability days restored…”
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 17, 2018

17 Jul

The Role of Union Schedule Committees

Section 30.L. of the JCBA requires the establishment of Union Schedule Committees.   The Central Schedule Committee meets with the company at least twice every month to review the flying assigned and the lines constructed at each location – both domestic and international flying.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 17, 2018