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08 Aug

MEC Central Schedule Committee DSL Report

MEC Central Schedule Committee DSL Report
  • Report
  • Aug 08, 2020

07 Aug

MEC President's Letter - August 7, 2020

Our fast mobilization in March led to the passage of the CARES Act, including the aviation Payroll Support Program (PSP) We need Congress to act quickly to avoid massive layoffs within our airline and the entire industry. We have to keep making calls!
  • MEC President Letter
  • Aug 07, 2020

06 Aug

Keep Calling! Tell the Senate: Extend the CARES Act Payroll Support Program

Tell Congress to extend the aviation Payroll Support Program through March 31, 2021, to protect our jobs, extend the restrictions on stock buybacks, dividends, and executive compensation, and maintain service to all of our communities.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 06, 2020

06 Aug

06 Aug

Passenger Consumption of Personal Alcohol while on the Aircraft is Prohibited

Information on passenger consumption of personal alcohol on board United Airlines flights.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 06, 2020

06 Aug

Work Positions on Operational Pairings

Flight attendant Position Bidding Supplement Guide, Established Staffing Guidelines, Staffing Sheets and the Bid/Work Position Matrices inside the Bid Packet Cover Letter.

  • AFA Article
  • Aug 06, 2020

06 Aug

Voluntary Furlough Bidding Closes on Monday, August 10, 2020 at 8:00AM CT

United management agrees to delay voluntary furlough bidding window.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 06, 2020

01 Aug

United Announces Plans to Resume Service on (30) Intl Routes in September

Consistent with United management’s conservative approach to restore service in light of the ever present COVID-19 pandemic, 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 01, 2020

01 Aug

United Provides WARN Information to AFA

As we reported early in July, United provided AFA with required WARN notices covering all of our Members in states other than those where individual notice is required under state law. 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 01, 2020

01 Aug

Increase in Zero Value Lines due to Lack of CQ Presents Challenges to Crew Pay

As a follow-up to our communication on the increased number of Flight Attendant schedules that did not include any flying due to a lapse in qualification,
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 01, 2020

01 Aug

EAP Resources to Assist in Managing the Uncertainty of 2020

As we all know, life is filled with uncertainty. As the saying goes, “Life is what happens when you are busy making plans.”  So many things remain outside of our control and the recent [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 01, 2020

01 Aug

United WARN(s) Pilots of Potential Increase to Furlough Numbers

One day after United agreed to extend the Flight Attendants Voluntary Furlough submission deadline, management announced an increase in the number of Pilots potentially in jeopardy of furlough due to the effects of COVID-19 on the airline industry.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 01, 2020

01 Aug

It’s Not Over -> Tell the Senate: Extend the CARES Act Payroll Support Program

Keep up the pressure!  Phone calls are extremely important and have proven to be highly effective.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 01, 2020

01 Aug

Voluntary Furlough Bid Deadline Extended to August 10, 2020

On Wednesday, United management agreed to delay the closing of the window to submit a bid for voluntary furlough until August 10 at 8:00 AM Central Time. 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 01, 2020

01 Aug

Final Notice - One Month Special COLAs for September 2020 Bids Close August 3rd

The Company will be offering a one-month Special COLA for the September 2020 schedule month.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 01, 2020

01 Aug

United Updates Social Distancing Policies in Collaborative Effort with AFA

United, in coordination with the AFA MEC Safety, Health and Security Committee, has updated the temporary social distancing policies regarding the blocking of jumpseats with the mandatory mask requirement and the locations and assignment of temporary crew rest locations, effective August 1, 2020.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 01, 2020

01 Aug

Drug and Alcohol Random Testing Procedures and Compensation

On April 12, 2019 your AFA Employee Assistance Program / Professional Standards Committee published detailed information concerning the Department of Transportation (DOT) federally mand[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 01, 2020

01 Aug

Advance Vacation Fly Through for September – August 5, 2020

Flight Attendants interested in electing to fly through their September vacations are encouraged to review the two types of Vacation Fly Through options,  
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 01, 2020

01 Aug

Ensuring Proper Credit for Reserve Move-Up – Importance of the RM Code

Reserve Move-Up Lines for the August bid month are being built and awarded now through August 4th. We hear from Flight Attendants they are not always properly credited for days of Reserve availability served prior to the award of a Move-Up line.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 01, 2020

31 Jul

MEC Reserve Committee Report - June, 2020

The System Reserve Meeting with United Airlines was held on June 17, 2020.
  • Report
  • Jul 31, 2020

29 Jul

Voluntary Furlough Bid Closing Deadline Extended to August 10, 2020 -8:00AM CT

We write to share an important update resulting from our collective efforts to persuade Congress to act to pass a clean extension of the CARES Act. This legislation could include an extension to the Payroll Support Program.  
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 29, 2020

29 Jul

Tell the Senate: Extend the CARES Act Payroll Support Program

Keep up the pressure!  Phone calls are extremely important and effective. Call both your Senators daily to make sure they support an extension of the Payroll Support Program through March 31, 2021.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 29, 2020

29 Jul

Tell Congress: Extend the CARES Act Payroll Support Program

The COVID-19 virus continues to be a threat to our health, jobs, and industry. Domestic demand for air travel is not expected to return until well into 2021
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 29, 2020

29 Jul

Voluntary Furlough and Furlough Partnership Mitigation

There continues to be some confusion about not only the timing of the award of Furlough Mitigation Partnerships as it relates to the award of Voluntary Furloughs but also about who is eligible to submit for both of these efforts to mitigate the need for Involuntary Furloughs (IVF.)
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 29, 2020

29 Jul

One Month Special COLAs for September 2020 - Bids Close August 3rd

The Company will be offering a one-month Special COLA for the September 2020 schedule month.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 29, 2020

29 Jul

Door Operation App Changes – Required Viewing after 60 Days

Effective as of July 30, 2020 and despite the fact that the FAA views us as being qualified on all aircraft for up to a 13-month period, United will now require you to review a fleet specific door-arm[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 29, 2020

29 Jul

Retiree Badge Availability

Flight Attendants who will be retiring under the Voluntary Separation Program (VSP2) are eligible to order a retiree badge by visiting Flying Together > employeeRes> Quick Links>Employee Profile>
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 29, 2020

29 Jul

Register to Vote! – It’s your Right.

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
  • Jul 29, 2020

28 Jul

Flight Attendants Applaud Bipartisan Majority Push for Extension of Payroll Support Program

WASHINGTON, DC (July 27, 2020) — Association of Flight Attendants-CWA International President Sara Nelson, representing nearly 50,000 Flight Attendants at 19 airlines issued the following statement
  • AFA Media Release
  • Jul 28, 2020

27 Jul

OP-ED: To get air travel off the ground, we need federal action

JULY 27, 2020 — Thanks in part to airline pilots, flight attendants and other aviation workers, the U.S. airline industry has begun a fragile return to the skies — but the effort will be l[...]
  • AFA Media Release
  • Jul 27, 2020

24 Jul

Your Participation is Critical – Calls Needed to Support the CARES Act

We know that we’ve been repeatedly hammering home the message that we need you to make calls to your representatives in Congress and we understand the repetitive nature of our request.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 24, 2020

24 Jul

International Base Closure Grievance – Expedited Arbitration Dates Finalized

While we have made a concerted effort to share information regarding the recent announcement of the company’s planned closure of the bases in FRA, HKG and NRT first with the Flight Attendants at these[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 24, 2020

24 Jul

AFA Continues to Explore Alternatives to Involuntary Furlough

As part of AFA’s continuing commitment to explore solutions to the announced reduction in personnel, your MEC Officers will be in meetings with management next week to discuss potential ways to mitiga[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 24, 2020

24 Jul

Accommodation for those on Extended Maternity Leave

Over the past couple of days, we’ve received a number of questions from Flight Attendants who have elected to extend the duration of their maternity leaves to twelve (12) consecutive months following [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 24, 2020

24 Jul

Returning from Furlough – Where do I go?

Misinformation, perhaps as a result of confusion between the difference between voluntary and involuntary furlough, continues to be disseminated via the “jumpseat wireless.”
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 24, 2020

24 Jul

Kirby Shares His View on Airfares and Future Demand

In an interview on July 23, 2020, with CNBC, Scott Kirby conjectured that airfares are likely to “slip as the pandemic continues to depress demand for flights”, at least for the short term.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 24, 2020

24 Jul

United Expands Mask Policy - No Mask, No Fly.

Today, July 23, 2020, United announced an expansion of the mandatory mask requirement to include gates and terminals, effective July 24, 2020.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 24, 2020

24 Jul

Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits in the Event of Furlough

Since the announcement of the potential workforce reduction plan for October 1, 2020 concern about the potential loss of medical benefits has been expressed by Flight Attendants and we’ve received a number of questions seeking information about continued protections in the event of furlough.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 24, 2020

24 Jul

Telephonic Support Groups for Flight Attendants - Join Us!

During this time of uncertainty in the aviation industry, each of us are dealing with a variety of issues in our personal and professional lives that may place us in a position where decision making under pressure is necessary and may require we employ new stress management techniques.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 24, 2020

24 Jul

Reminder for Reserves Picking Up Flying on Scheduled Days Off

Flight Attendants awarded a Reserve line for the August bid month are reminded of the contractual provisions provided in Sections 8.L & 8.M. of our Contract. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 24, 2020

23 Jul

22 Jul

Kirby Shares His View on Airfares and Future Demand

In an interview earlier today, July 23, 2020, with CNBC, Scott Kirby conjectured that airfares are likely to “slip as the pandemic continues to depress demand for flights”, at least for the short term.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 22, 2020

22 Jul

United Expands Mask Policy - No Mask, No Fly.

Today, July 23, 2020, United announced an expansion of the mandatory mask requirement to include gates and terminals, effective July 24, 2020. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 22, 2020

22 Jul

United Airlines Reports a $1.63 Billion Second-Quarter 2020 Loss

United Airlines Holdings, referencing "the most difficult financial quarter in its 94-year history," reported a $1.63 billion second-quarter 2020 loss on 87% lower revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 22, 2020

22 Jul

Masks Required – No Kidding.

Earlier in the evening on July 21, 2020, Executive Vice President Kate Gebo sent an e-mail to all employees calling attention to the corporate policy requiring employees to wear masks. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 22, 2020

22 Jul

Involuntary Furlough and Balance of Basic Uniform Cost

Given the large number of new hires who are still in the process of paying off the cost of their first basic uniform, we understand there are an equal number of questions about what happens to any outstanding balance in the event of an involuntary furlough. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 22, 2020

22 Jul

Furlough-Mitigation Partnership– Reducing Involuntary Furloughs

In last week’s edition of E-lines we reviewed the timeline for submitting for Voluntary Furlough in response to the impending Flight Attendant reduction in force that has been declared for October 1, 2020. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 22, 2020

22 Jul

Advance Vacation Fly Through for September – August 5, 2020

Flight Attendants interested in electing to fly through their September vacations are encouraged to review the two types of Vacation Fly Through options, Advance Notice Fly Through & Operational Fly Through prior to selecting an request.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 22, 2020

22 Jul

One Month Special COLAs for September 2020 - Bids Close August 3rd

The Company will be offering a one-month Special COLA for the September 2020 schedule month.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 22, 2020

22 Jul

Restoration of Reserve Days of Availability - 16 Day Off Reserve Lines

Flight Attendants awarded a Reserve line for August having more than the minimum number of days off can request to restore one or more of the predesignated days, indicated by a “+” in the bid packet.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 22, 2020

22 Jul

Reserve Review for the August Bid Month

Our MEC Reserve Committee has complied the following information for any Flight Attendant needing a quick refresher regarding Reserve status.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 22, 2020

22 Jul

Register to Vote! – It’s your Right.

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
  • Jul 22, 2020

18 Jul

VSP2 Application Process Completed

As we know, the timeline to submit for VSP2 concluded on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 just before midnight CST.  
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 18, 2020

18 Jul

Update on FRA, HKG and NRT Base Closures

The Company and AFA have agreed that the dispute arising over the issue of what the Union believes is a requirement for the company to make locations available for International Flight Attendants to transfer to will be submitted to expedited arbitration.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 18, 2020

18 Jul

Voluntary Furlough – The Next Step in the Reduction in Force Process

Over the course of the next two weeks, many of us will be making similarly difficult decisions about whether to continue in the career we love or to step away from the profession for a brief time in o[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 18, 2020

18 Jul

Voluntary Furlough Rumors – Reality & Dispelling Some of the Urban Myths

To date, there have been a number of communications from the Union addressing both of the contractual voluntary and involuntary furlough provisions of our Contract.  In fact, we’ve developed[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 18, 2020

18 Jul

One Month Special COLAs for September 2020

The Company will be offering a one-month Special COLA for the September 2020 schedule month.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 18, 2020

18 Jul

August Schedules Awarded Today – Questions from those Non-Qualified in August

As we know, there have been interruptions in the company’s ability to conduct and schedule CQ classes due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 18, 2020

18 Jul

Benefit Premiums while on Leave – A Continuing Source of Concern & Frustration

For those of you who have generously been taking the Special COLAs, we understand the concerns you are expressing regarding the continuation of your Benefits. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 18, 2020

18 Jul

Payroll Expands Access to Prior Year W2 (Year End Tax Statements) Information

We appreciate the work of United’s Payroll Department in the launch of the project making prior year W2 information available to employees on a self-service basis.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 18, 2020

18 Jul

Cares Act $600 Dollar Extended Unemployment Benefit Expires July 31, 2020

Flight Attendants currently receiving unemployment are reminded that the  $600 supplemental benefit under the CARES Act will expire on July 31, 2020 which will result in a reduction in their weekly benefit amount. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 18, 2020

18 Jul

Union Plus Free College Benefit - Fall Enrollment Is Now Open

The Union Plus Free College Benefit makes it possible for you and your family members to earn an associate’s degree completely online — for FREE. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 18, 2020

15 Jul

Voluntary Separation Program (VSP2): Deadline to Apply is July 15

The application window for United’s Voluntary Separation Program for frontline employees closes, July 15, 2020 at 23:59:59 US Central Time.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 15, 2020

15 Jul

Update on Status of Discussions on Closing of International Domiciles

For the past couple of weeks, talks between AFA and United management have been ongoing as we have tried to find an amicable solution in addressing the needs of the Members affected by the announcement of the base closures at FRA, HKG and NRT.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 15, 2020

15 Jul

What’s up with Using the 6/23/2020 System Seniority List for Voluntary Furlough

There have been some questions about why the company is using a System Seniority List dated June 23, 2020 when determining the reduction in force. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 15, 2020

15 Jul

Revised Air Transportation Health Guidelines by Government of New South Wales

Over the past couple of weeks, reports have been submitted by Flight Attendants laying over in Sydney indicating that information provided to crews by Health Officials at the Airport on arrival in Sydney was not consistent with their experience while at the assigned layover hotel in Sydney.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 15, 2020

15 Jul

Recall from Furlough – How’s it done?

We’re hearing there may be some inaccurate information circulating regarding recall from furlough status and how that is accomplished.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 15, 2020

15 Jul

Company to Award Additional August Special COLA Awards from Waitlist - July 16th

Flight Attendants still interested in the August one- and two-month Special COLAs are encouraged to submit their request in CCS in order to take advantage of additional time off opportunities that are available.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 15, 2020

15 Jul

One Month Special COLAs for September 2020

The Company will be offering a one-month Special COLA for the September 2020 schedule month.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 15, 2020

11 Jul

Company Announces Plans for a Reduction in Force

In response to the continuing economic crisis United Airlines is facing, the company has stated they need to reduce the Flight Attendant workforce by 15,100 Flight Attendants (active and inactive), effective October 1, 2020.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 11, 2020

11 Jul

Questions Regarding VSP Offering

Many of our Local Council Offices and our MEC Benefits Committee continue to receive questions about various aspects of insurance coverage in the event someone was to participate in the Voluntary Separation Program (VSP2).  
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 11, 2020

11 Jul

Benefits Premiums for those on Special COLAs

Over the past couple of months, literally thousands of Flight Attendants have taken time away from work, foregoing their salary during this period of incredible adversity for our industry and our Company. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 11, 2020

11 Jul

AFA Attains Temporary Modification to Section 28 - Commuter Program

The continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has forced a reduction in flights that has resulted in a reduction in the options available for Flight Attendants who commute by air.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 11, 2020

11 Jul

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

Flight Attendants are reminded that sick leave pairings from their monthly flight schedule may be released into open time earlier than eight (8) hours prior to scheduled departure. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 11, 2020

11 Jul

Build Your Resiliency – Telephonic Support Groups for Flight Attendants

Sponsored by your AFA EAP/FADAP, these telephonic sessions are facilitated by a confidential mental health professional. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 11, 2020

08 Jul

Flight Attendant Union Statement on United Airlines Furlough Projections

WASHINGTON (July 8, 2020) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) International President Sara Nelson, representing nearly 50,000 Flight Attendants at 19 airlines including United, today released the following statement on United Airlines' furlough announcement: 
  • AFA Media Release
  • Jul 08, 2020

08 Jul

2020 COVID-19 Recovery Information

Today United management announced their need to reduce our Flight Attendant population by 15,100 people.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 08, 2020

08 Jul

MEC President's Letter - July 8, 2020

Ladies and Gentlemen: Today United management announced their need to reduce our Flight Attendant population by 15,100 people. First and foremost, let me say that we believe the number of reductions United is seeking to be overreaching, excessive and punitive.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 08, 2020

08 Jul

MEC President's Letter - July 8, 2020

Ladies and Gentlemen:Today United management announced their need to reduce our Flight Attendant population by 15,100 people. First and foremost, let me say that we believe the number of reductions United is seeking to be overreaching, excessive and punitive.
  • MEC President Letter
  • Jul 08, 2020

07 Jul

TAKE ACTION TODAY: Tell Congress to Extend the CARES Act Payroll Support Program

We are calling for a six-month aviation Payroll Support Program extension through March 31, 2021, to protect our jobs, extend the restrictions on stock buybacks, dividends, and executive compensation, and maintain service to all our communities. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 07, 2020

07 Jul

A Review of Reserve Pool Minimum Levels

The “Minimum Level” (LVL) shown in the Reserve pool is defined as the minimum number of Reserves the company has determined to be necessary for each operational day at a given base or sub-base once all known open assignments have been covered. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 07, 2020

07 Jul

Voluntary Separation Program (VSP2) final extension: Apply by July 15

United’s Voluntary Separation Program (VSP2) provides an array of benefits for employees who may want to consider a voluntary exit from the company before the announcement of any potential furloughs or reductions in force.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 07, 2020

07 Jul

WARN Act Notices Defined and What they mean if received

As we are all aware, the impact of COVID-19 has created perhaps the most disruptive financial crisis in the history of commercial aviation. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 07, 2020

06 Jul

MEC Central Schedule Committee DSL Report

MEC Central Schedule Committee DSL Report
  • Report
  • Jul 06, 2020

03 Jul

Extending the CARES Act Payroll Support Program – We have a vital interest.

Over the last four months, Flight Attendants and our industry have faced an unprecedented crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 03, 2020

03 Jul

How does Deadhead Deviation Impact Holiday Pay?

Section 3.I.. of our JCBA provides for deadheading as well as deviation from deadhead.  In particular, Section 3.I.13.provides us with the ability to Last Segment deadhead. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 03, 2020

03 Jul

United States Independence Day – This year, it’s different but just as important

This year, the United States Independence Day holiday is a two-day holiday but the traditions we may normally enjoy – going to the beach, enjoying hometown parades while lining the streets of our home[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 03, 2020

30 Jun

AFA Congratulates Retiring Flight Attendants

It is with much appreciation we recognize the many years of dedicated service from those Flight Attendants who are retiring today. Today is a bittersweet day for these Members.  For many, this was a difficult choice for which you may not have been completely ready. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 30, 2020

30 Jun

Fidelity Offers Personalized Retirement Assistance

Flight Attendants considering the company offered voluntary separation program VSP2 (Option A)are encouraged to connect with a Fidelity representative at 800-603-4015, or to schedule a virtual meeting
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 30, 2020

30 Jun

Tell Congress: Extend the CARES Act Payroll Support Program

Dear Flight Attendants, Friends and Family,Over the last four months, Flight Attendants and our industry have faced an unprecedented crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 30, 2020

30 Jun

Reminder – Required Duty Items now Include Face Mask and Thermometer

In response to the Covid-19 health crisis, United has issued two (2) additional Flight Attendant required duty items.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 30, 2020

30 Jun

Maintaining your Group Universal Life Securian Policy Upon Retirement

Flight Attendants planning to retire or who have recently retired may maintain their Group Universal Life Insurance Policy (GUL) issued by Securian 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 30, 2020

30 Jun

Request August One- and Two-Month Special COLAs

Flight Attendants can now request August one- and two-month Special COLAs via CCS. Review the published information packets for additional specific information.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 30, 2020

30 Jun

Reserve Review for the July Bid Month

Our MEC Reserve Committee has complied the following information for any Flight Attendant needing a quick refresher regarding Reserve status.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 30, 2020

30 Jun

Get Connected - Sign-up for all Official Union Communications

The COVID-19 pandemic and the associated economic devastation will continue to be a challenge for our industry and United Airlines.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 30, 2020

30 Jun

July 4th– U.S. Independence

We remind everyone of the upcoming Contractual holiday as set forth in Section 2.Q of our Contract. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 30, 2020

27 Jun

New State Restriction Travel Updates

Officials at the federal and state level continue to closely monitor COVID-19. Some states - including New York, New Jersey and Connecticut - have implemented new restrictions for travel into their states.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 27, 2020

27 Jun

Update To Employee Travel Effective June 30, 2020

Yesterday, June 25, 2020 United announced their intent to lift the July 1, 2020 NRSA 70% travel cap and the termination of positive space for Flight Attendants commuting to/from work effective, 23:59 p.m. CT, June 30.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 27, 2020

27 Jun

Union Dues Obligation while on Special COLA Exceeding Ninety Days

As we all know, Flight Attendants across the system are volunteering for the Special COLA opportunities in a continuing effort to assist the company during this period of time while flying is reduced as a result of the COVID-19.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 27, 2020

27 Jun

RQ1 and CQ Training Schedule & Qualification Locater

Flight Attendants required to attend July training will receive a CCS Priority message regarding their due month. A FAST team member will contact Flight Attendants to schedule Requalification Training (RQ). 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 27, 2020

27 Jun

August One- and Two-Month Special COLAs and JobShares now Available for Bid

Flight Attendants can now request August one- and two-month Special COLAs and JobShares via CCS. Review the published information packets for additional specific information.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 27, 2020

27 Jun

Vacation Fly Through Election Deadline for August Bid

For those Flight Attendants with August vacations, to indicate your desire for an Advance Vacation Fly Through for vacations scheduled during the month of August, you must place your election on file until 10:00AM HDT, Sunday, July 5th, 2020.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 27, 2020

27 Jun

Union Plus Free College Benefit - Fall Enrollment Is Now Open

The Union Plus Free College Benefit makes it possible for you and your family members to earn an associate’s degree completely online — for FREE.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 27, 2020

27 Jun

Union Plus Assistance for Members During the COVID-19 Crisis

Many of the Union Plus programs provide hardship benefits which apply Members who currently have a Union Plus Mortgage, Credit Card, Personal Loan, or Supplemental Insurance programs may be eligi[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 27, 2020

24 Jun

MEC Central Schedule Committee SWLOF Report

MEC Central Schedule Committee SWLOF Report
  • Report
  • Jun 24, 2020

24 Jun

Union Dues Obligation while on Special COLA Exceeding Ninety Days

As we all know, Flight Attendants across the system are volunteering for the Special COLA opportunities in a continuing effort to assist the company during this period of time while flying is reduced as a result of the COVID-19.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 24, 2020

24 Jun

United Extends VSP2 Submission Deadline to July 8, 2020 & Enhances Option A

United has enhanced the benefits available under Option A of the Voluntary Separation Program 2 (VSP2) and has extended the application deadline. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 24, 2020

24 Jun

Urgent Travel Verification Required for U.S. Passport Agencies

Due to public health measures the U.S. Department of State’s domestic passport agencies have had limited access since the inception of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 24, 2020

24 Jun

Company Adds Personal Thermometer as Required Duty Item – Effective June 24

On May 30, 2020, in compliance with an FAA mandate, the company implemented a self-conducted wellness check requirement for Flight Attendants and pilots.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 24, 2020

24 Jun

Substance Use During COVID-19 Leave

Historically, crisis events tend to trigger increased drug and alcohol abuse. Post 9/11, for example, the National Institutes of Health raised concerns about increased substance use by those impacted by the tragedy. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 24, 2020

24 Jun

Restoration of Reserve Days of Availability - 16 Day Off Reserve Lines

Flight Attendants awarded a Reserve line for July having more than the minimum number of days off can request to restore one or more of the predesignated days, indicated by a “+”in the bid packet.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 24, 2020

24 Jun

Reserves Picking Up Flying on Scheduled Days Off

Flight Attendants awarded a Reserve line for the July bid month are reminded of the contractual provisions provided in Sections 8.L & 8.M. of our JCBA.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 24, 2020

24 Jun

Register to Vote! – It’s your Right.

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
  • Jun 24, 2020

24 Jun

Link—Safeware® Insurance Enrollment Postponed

The Link – Safeware insurance enrollment has been postponed until the Fall of 2020. In the interim, coverage is continuous. Questions should be directed to your inflight supervisor. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 24, 2020

19 Jun

United Extends VSP2 Submission Deadline to July 8, 2020 & Enhances Option A

United has enhanced the benefits available under Option A of the Voluntary Separation Program 2 (VSP2) and has extended the application deadline to submit through July 8, 2020 at 2359 CT.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 19, 2020

19 Jun

Questions on Voluntary Supplemental Benefits Coverage

Over the course of the past couple of months, vendors providing supplemental insurance benefits have been responding to a changing market place where many of the changes have been brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 19, 2020

19 Jun

Fidelity Offers Personalized Retirement Assistance

Flight Attendants considering the company offered voluntary separation program VSP2 are encouraged to connect with a Fidelity™ representative at 800-603-4015, or to schedule a virt[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 19, 2020

19 Jun

August One- and Two-Month Special COLAs and JobShares now Available for Bid

Flight Attendants can now request August one- and two-month Special COLAs and JobShares via CCS. Review the published information packets for additional specific information.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 19, 2020

19 Jun

Pass Travel Benefits while on Special COLA

Flight Attendants on Special COLA are reminded of their eligibility for space available leisure pass travel on United, United Express and interline travel for the duration of their Special COLA.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 19, 2020

19 Jun

July 4th U.S. Independence Day Contractual Holiday

We remind everyone of the upcoming Contractual holiday as set forth in Section 2.Q of our Contract. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 19, 2020

19 Jun

Restoration of Reserve Days of Availability - 16 Day Off Reserve Lines

Flight Attendants awarded a Reserve line for July having more than the minimum number of days off can request to restore one or more of the predesignated days, indicated by a “+”in the bid packet.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 19, 2020

19 Jun

Vacation Fly Through Election for August Bid Month due by July 5th, 2020

Elections to indicate your desire for an Advance Vacation Fly Through for vacations scheduled during the month of August are available until 10:00AM HDT, Sunday, July 5th, 2020. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 19, 2020

19 Jun

Celebrate Juneteenth 2020 with Action

Today, Friday, June 19, marks the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, otherwise known as Emancipation Day or Freedom Day. Although the Emancipation was signed almost two and half years before, it wasn’t [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 19, 2020

19 Jun

Father’s Day

This Sunday, June 21st we come together to celebrate Father’s Day. On Father’s Days we celebrate the Fathers, Grandfathers, and Father-figures in our lives. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 19, 2020

18 Jun

AFA United Master Executive Council Election Results

A special meeting of the United Master Executive Council was held via a Zoom™ virtual conference platform on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. The meeting was held to conduct elections for the MEC Officers and MEC Committee positions.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 18, 2020

18 Jun

Allstate/Design Benefits Assistance Crafted for Those on special COLA

Over the course of the past several weeks, there have been a number of moving parts as it pertains to benefits changes – both company benefits and voluntary supplemental benefits, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 18, 2020

18 Jun

Face Mask Mandatory Requirement Compliance Handling Procedures

On May 6, 2020 United implemented a mandatory requirement forall passengers and front-line personnel,including Flight Attendants, pilots, customer service agents, and ramp service personnel, to wear a face covering/mask while in the airport or onboard the aircraft. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 18, 2020

18 Jun

Blocking-in? Blocking-out? What Phone Do I Use?

Recently there has been much discussion regarding the correct procedures for blocking-in and blocking-out of Reserve assignments. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 18, 2020

18 Jun

Father’s Day is June21 Celebrate in Solidarity!

Celebrate your dad in solidarity style this Father's Day by getting him a gift that sports the union label. Check out some union-made Father's Day gift ideas from our friends over at Labor 411, the Union business directory from the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 18, 2020

15 Jun

Flight Attendant Union President Sara Nelson to Testify in the House on COVID-19

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 18, 2020) — The U.S. House of Representatives Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation & Maritime Security will hold a hearing titled "Climbing Again: Stakehol[...]
  • AFA Media Release
  • Jun 15, 2020

15 Jun

AFA Statement on Increased Mask Enforcement of Airlines

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 15, 2020) — On Monday, Airlines for America (A4A) announced that its member carriers will be vigorously enforcing face covering policies, putting rigor around rules requiring passengers and customer-facing employees to wear facial coverings over their nose and mouth.
  • AFA Media Release
  • Jun 15, 2020

12 Jun

Status Update on Announcement to Close FRA, HKG and NRT International Domiciles

As you are likely aware, last Friday United management advised the Union of their intent to close the International Flight Attendant domiciles at FRA, HKG and NRT. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 12, 2020

12 Jun

August One- and Two-Month Special COLAs and JobShares now available for bid

Flight Attendants can now request August one- and two-month Special COLAs and JobShares via CCS. Review the published information packets for additional specific information.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 12, 2020

12 Jun

National Events and Social Media Postings

The United Master Executive Council reaffirms our Mission Statement from our Constitution and By Laws:
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 12, 2020

12 Jun

VSP2 Program Enhancements

Late in the day on Thursday, June 11, 2020, the company announced two enhancements to the Voluntary Separation Program (VSP2). These new enhancements will be provided to all eligible Flight Attendants regardless of the timing of your application for the VSP2 program.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 12, 2020

12 Jun

Resumption of Standard Attendance Policy for Non COVID-19 Illnesses

On March 17, 2020 the United MEC Officers negotiated a Letter of Agreement (LOA) with the company which expanded sick leave and discipline protections for Flight Attendants directly affected by the COVID-19 virus. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 12, 2020

12 Jun

July Bid Packets Include Information on New Established Staffing Guidelines

On May 19, 2020 Inflight Services announced proposed changes to staffing levels to become effective on July 1, 2020. The following staffing changes and bidding matrices are now available in the July Bid Package Cover Letter. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 12, 2020

12 Jun

Locating Your CQ “Due” Month Information

Flight Attendants can check their CQ “due” month by logging in to CCS and clicking the arrow in the top right-hand corner, next to your name. Click on My Information -> Qualifications. Your Due Month and Expiration Date(s) are listed here. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 12, 2020

12 Jun

Bid Accordingly – July 4th– U.S. Independence Day Holiday

We remind everyone of the upcoming Contractual holiday as set forth in Section 2.Q of our Contract. Flight Attendants receive additional pay for flight assignments flown on designated holidays as outlined in Section 2.Q. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 12, 2020

12 Jun

AFA Pride Pins - Show your Support for Diversity

All Flight Attendants are encouraged to support the diversity of our Flight Attendant community and our LGBTQIA Members as well as to demonstrate our solidarity by proudly displaying the AFA Pride Pin during the month of June.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 12, 2020

12 Jun

Special MEC Meeting, June 16 - MEC Officer and MEC Committee Chairs Elections

A Special Meeting of the United Master Executive Council will be conducted on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 starting at 9:00AM Central Time.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 12, 2020

10 Jun

MEC Central Schedule Committee DSL Report

MEC Central Schedule Committee DSL Report
  • Report
  • Jun 10, 2020

10 Jun

VSP2, Additional CARP Service Credit and Impact on the Plan

Details on the company’s Voluntary Separation Program (VSP2) for frontline employees were released on May 30, 2020. Eligible Flight Attendants should have received a custom-tailored email providing an[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 10, 2020

10 Jun

Voluntary Separation Program (VSP2) – A Very Personal Decision

As United management has communicated, it is anticipated that the COVID-19 situation will leave United a smaller airline, perhaps as early as October 1, 2020. Enter from stage left, United’s Voluntary Separation Program (VSP2), an alternative approach to looking into the future.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 10, 2020

10 Jun

Fidelity Offers Personalized Retirement Assistance

Flight Attendants considering the company offered voluntary separation program VSP2 are encouraged to connect with a Fidelity representative at 800-603-4015, or to schedule a virtual meeting (where available) to help you determine if you’re financially ready to retire.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 10, 2020

10 Jun

Are you Displaying Your Pride

All Flight Attendants are encouraged to support the diversity of our Flight Attendant community and  our LGBTQIA Members as well as to demonstrate our solidarity by proudly displaying the AFA Pride Pin during the month of June. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 10, 2020

10 Jun

Deviating from a Deadhead Segment

Since the onset of the COVID-19 virus there has been an increase in the number of pairings containing deadhead segments as the company repositions Flight Attendants due to the changes in the company aircraft schedule.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 10, 2020

10 Jun

Self-Conducted Wellness Checks to be Conducted via Team App

Last week, the company released information about the Team App with regard to the self-conducted wellness check requirement with which all Flight Attendants are responsible to comply. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 10, 2020

10 Jun

Reciprocal Cabin Seat Agreements as an Alternative Travel Benefit

With the imposition of new load capacity restrictions hindering are travel benefits many Flight Attendants are relying on our reciprocal cabin seat agreements with other carriers to accommodate their travel needs. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 10, 2020

10 Jun

Maintaining Required Documents – Passports, Visas and FAA Airmen Certificate

The responsibility of maintaining complete and current documentation such as valid passports and visasbelongs to the individual Flight Attendant
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 10, 2020

10 Jun

Reserves Ascertain Next-Day Assignment

Reserve Preferencing and Clean-Up assignments are finalized each evening by 1930 HDT. All Reserves scheduled to be available the following day are required to ascertain their assignment by utilizing o[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 10, 2020

10 Jun

Cares Act $600 Dollar Unemployment Benefit Expires July 31, 2020

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) was signed into law on March 27, 2020. The $2.2 trillion package included various provisions increasing and expanding unemployment insurance benefits available to Flight Attendants unable to work due to COVID-19. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 10, 2020

10 Jun

Our Vote. Our Power. Our Voice.

June 5, 2020 — Across the country, we are seeing the power of action in our democracy. We're out in the streets and we will continue our action at protests to stand up for Black lives.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 10, 2020

09 Jun

AFA Flight Attendant Union Testifies on Impacts of COVID-19 on Transportation Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 9, 2020) — On Tuesday, June 9th, the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure Committee held a hearing on the “On the Front Lines: The Impacts of COVID-19 on Transportation Workers."
  • AFA Media Release
  • Jun 09, 2020

05 Jun

AFA Statement on May Jobs Report

Washington, DC (June 5, 2020) — Following the release of the May Jobs Report, AFA President Sara Nelson released the following statement:
  • AFA Media Release
  • Jun 05, 2020

05 Jun

Resolution of Support for Frankfurt, Hong Kong and Tokyo Members

Resolution of Support for Frankfurt, Hong Kong and Tokyo Members
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 05, 2020

05 Jun

Special E-Lines Edition - Base Closure Announcement

Ladies and Gentlemen:Today the company made an announcement that will impact our entire Flight Attendant community.  The company provided the 90-day notice required in Section 17.D.1. of our Cont[...]
  • MEC President Letter
  • Jun 05, 2020

05 Jun

Special E-Lines Edition - Base Closure Announcement

Today the company made an announcement that will impact our entire Flight Attendant community.  The company provided the 90-day notice required in Section 17.D.1. of our Contract, announcing its intention to close the Frankfurt, Hong Kong and Narita domiciles, effective October 1, 2020.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 05, 2020

03 Jun

MEC 9-19 Decision – Misapplication of Contract Language in Section 7.R.4.

In September of 2019, the Union filed an MEC Grievance disputing the Company’s misapplication of Section 7.R.4 of the Contract.   
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 03, 2020

03 Jun

June is Pride Month! We Stand Together!

June heralds the start to summer and the beginning of Pride Month! AFA-CWA supports diversity in all forms as we fight for protections on the job and in our communities.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 03, 2020

03 Jun

United’s Most Recent Voluntary Separation Package (VSP2)

Details on the company’s Voluntary Separation Program (VSP2) for frontline employees were released on May 30, 2020.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 03, 2020

03 Jun

Maintaining your Group Universal Life Securian Policy Upon Retirement

Flight Attendants planning to retire or who have recently retired may maintain their Group Universal Life Insurance Policy (GUL) issued by Securian and have the option to move their policy to a direct pay status once United notifies Securian of your retirement.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 03, 2020

03 Jun

Social Media – Exercise Care and Avoid Conducting Official Union Business

Social Media – it’s a part of our everyday life.   Having said this, we must exercise care in how we use social media to both obtain and distribute information to each other. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 03, 2020

03 Jun

Effective Immediately - Temporary Basic Life Saving Procedures

Effective immediately, in an effort to prevent the spreading of infection during the COVID-19 crisis, the company has implemented temporary basic-life saving (BLS) procedures.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 03, 2020

03 Jun

Scheduling RQ around Sacred Days - Preceding/Following a Scheduled Vacation

On May 23, 2020 the company announced their plan to reinstate CQ training beginning mid-June, 2020. Flight Attendants with a February CQ Due Month will become non-qualified (NQ) as of June 1 and will be required to attend RQ1 in June. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 03, 2020

03 Jun

Calendar Day ‘RLSD’

At the beginning of last month, your reports to your Local Reserve Committees brought to the attention of the Union that some Flight Attendants who were attempting to process certain Reserve day off t[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 03, 2020

02 Jun

AFA President Sara Nelson Statement on Justice for George Floyd, Attacks on Protestors and Press

Washington, D.C. (May 29, 2020) — AFA International President Sara Nelson released the following statement on protestors demanding accountability for police violence, especially for the killing by police of George Floyd in Minneapolis:
  • AFA Media Release
  • Jun 02, 2020

02 Jun

Flight Attendants Respond to Sen. Warren’s Letter Slamming Delta Air Lines for Cutting Employee Hours After Receiving Payroll Grants

Washington, D.C. (May 22, 2020) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) is responding to the letter that Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) [...]
  • AFA Media Release
  • Jun 02, 2020

30 May

Master Executive Council Virtual Zoom™ Meeting Concluded Today

A virtual meeting of the United Master Executive Council (MEC) was held today. Due to the unforeseen effects of the COVID-19 pandemic impacting our ability to congregate in a central place, a mee[...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 30, 2020

30 May

United Offers Voluntary Separation Program

Details on the company’s recent announced Voluntary Separation Program #2 for Frontline employees were released today.United’s most recent Voluntary Separation Program (VSP2) provides an array of bene[...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 30, 2020

30 May

July COLA Opportunities Submission Deadline June 2

Special COLAs will be available starting the first day of the July schedule month as follows:
  • AFA Article
  • May 30, 2020

30 May

Reciprocal Cabin Jumpseat Agreements Expanded

Starting June 1, 2020, consistent with the priorities established by our AFA Constitution & Bylaws,  reciprocal jumpseat agreements with the following United Express (UAX)[...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 30, 2020

30 May

MEC Central Schedule Committee (CSC) SWLOF Report

Central Schedule Committee's most recent SWLOF report detailing their activities in the development of the June schedule has been published on unitedafa.org.
  • AFA Article
  • May 30, 2020

30 May

Effective Immediately - Self-conducted Wellness Checks

Effective immediately, in compliance with an FAA mandate, the company has implemented a self-conducted wellness check requirement for Flight Attendants and pilots.
  • AFA Article
  • May 30, 2020

30 May

Reserve Review: Transitioning from Lineholder to Reserve

The unique circumstances in which we find ourselves as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on our flight schedules, have many of us transitioning from lineholder to Reserve status, effective with the June 1, 2020 schedule month. 
  • AFA Article
  • May 30, 2020

30 May

Social Distancing Policies Extended to June 30, 2020

United’s social distancing policies that were set in place on April 28, 2020 have now been extended through June 30, 2020 and reflect the following:
  • AFA Article
  • May 30, 2020

30 May

Guam (GUM) Voluntary Quarantine Orders

Due to the following COVID-19 restrictions Crews Members flying to GUM who are not based in GUM will be required to comply with the following safety precautions:
  • AFA Article
  • May 30, 2020

30 May

U.S. Entry Restriction List now Includes Brazil

This week, in addition to the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, the European Schengen Area*, the Islamic Republic of Iran and the People’s Republic of China, Brazil was added to the list of countries where travel restrictions/entry requirements have been imposed by the United States. 
  • AFA Article
  • May 30, 2020

30 May

Deadheading into the United Kingdom

Flight Attendants scheduled to deadhead into the United Kingdom are reminded that they must enter the country by way of the Customs and Immigration stations used by passengers, regardless of their being listed on the Gen Dec.
  • AFA Article
  • May 30, 2020

26 May

July COLA Opportunities Submission Deadline June 2

Special COLAs will be available starting the first day of the July schedule month as follows:
  • AFA Article
  • May 26, 2020

26 May

Health and Welfare Payment Obligation while on COLA

Flight Attendants on Special COLA are eligible to maintain their health and welfare coverages through United at the active employee contribution rate for the duration of the Special COLA.  
  • AFA Article
  • May 26, 2020

26 May

Doctor on Demand Visits – a United Health Care Benefit

Employees and dependents currently enrolled in a PPO, HDHP, or EPO medical plan through United benefits have access to one of United’s telemedicine partners, Doctor on Demand,
  • AFA Article
  • May 26, 2020

26 May

“Virtual” Meeting of the United Master Executive Council by Zoom™ - May 29, 2020

There will be a virtual meeting of the United Master Executive Council May 29, 2020, 8am – 12Noon (CT). Due to the unforeseen effects of the COVID-19 pandemic impacting our ability to congregate in a [...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 26, 2020

26 May

AFA-CWA Board of Directors (BOD) Meeting was Held on Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Last week the Annual Board of Directors Meeting (BOD) was conducted via a virtual meeting due to the continuing restraints of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • AFA Article
  • May 26, 2020

26 May

Face Mask Compliance Conflicts - Professional Standards is Here to Help

Last week, the requirement to wearing a face mask or covering while on duty, either onboard the aircraft or in terminal buildings became one of a Flight Attendant’s safety-related duty items and is required in accordance with United’s Policy and Procedure manual. 
  • AFA Article
  • May 26, 2020

26 May

AFA Pride Pins

During the past several years, in anticipation of Pride month, AFA has distributed AFA Pride Pins across the system, as we come together to show support for our LGBTQIA Members and to demonstrate our solidarity as a professional work group during the month of June. 
  • AFA Article
  • May 26, 2020

26 May

Additional Temperature Screening Locations and Hours of Operation

On May 22, 2020 the company updated current temperature screening locations to include GUM and SFO. The new schedule reflecting the location and hours of operation for all current temperature check points can be found on our COVID-19 resource page on unitedafa.org. 
  • AFA Article
  • May 26, 2020

26 May

Vacation Fly Through Election for July Bid Month due by June 5th, 2020

Elections to indicate your desire for an Advance Vacation Fly Through for the month of July are available until 10:00AM HDT, Friday, June 5th, 2020.   Additional details available on unitedafa.org.
  • AFA Article
  • May 26, 2020

26 May

Final Reminder - Reserve Restoration Requests Deadline May 28th

The window for Reserves to request restoration of days to their June schedule is open now through May 28, 2020, 2359 (HDT). 
  • AFA Article
  • May 26, 2020

26 May

Last Chance to Register for Free College Summer Classes - Begin June 1, 2020

If you’re looking to continue your education during these uncertain times, Union Plus is here to help. With Union Plus Free College, brought to you in partnership with AFSCME, you can work toward an associate degree or certificate completely online, for free. 
  • AFA Article
  • May 26, 2020

23 May

July COLA Offerings

In response to the continuing capacity reductions into the July bid month, Special COLAs will be available starting the first day of the July schedule month as follows:
  • AFA Article
  • May 23, 2020

23 May

United Includes Face Covering/Masks as Required Duty Item

Wearing a face mask or covering while on duty onboard the aircraft is not an option, but is now identified as part of our safety-related duty items required in accordance with United’s Polic[...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 23, 2020

23 May

CQ Training Resumes in June

In March, United was granted a 15-month CQ exemption from the FAA for Flight Attendants with a February thru May CQ training month, however their second petition requesting an additional 90-day extension was denied.  
  • AFA Article
  • May 23, 2020

23 May

NRSA Temporary Passenger Boarding Restriction Effective May 19

Flight Attendants are reminded about the temporary NRSA 70% capacity cap, jumpseats and positive space commuter guidance that went into effect on May 19.
  • AFA Article
  • May 23, 2020

23 May

Vacation Fly Through Election for July Bid Month due by June 5th, 2020

Elections for Advance Vacation Fly Through for the month of July are available until 10:00AM HDT, Friday, June 5th, 2020.  Now, more than ever, it is important to understand the opportunity to increase our income this program provides each of us during this period of adversity.
  • AFA Article
  • May 23, 2020

23 May

Additional CCS Enhancements Effective May 27, 2020

Several new enhancements have been made to thePairing Display, Market and Reservesections of CCS, which will be effective on May 27, 2020 at 2300 CDT. A detailed description of these enhancements can be found on Flying Together.
  • AFA Article
  • May 23, 2020

23 May

Reserve Restoration Requests Available Now through May 28th

The window for Reserves to request restoration of days to their June schedule is open now through May 28, 2020, 2359 (HDT). 
  • AFA Article
  • May 23, 2020