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17 Apr

Electrical Fire At O’Hare International Airport Closes Pedestrian Tunnel

Apr 17 - A fire broke out in a pedestrian tunnel at O’Hare International Airport Saturday morning, the Chicago Fire Department confirms.  Sprinklers went off, and the tunnel has been closed [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 17, 2021

16 Apr

Potential Weekend of Civil Protests – Remain Aware

Apr 16 - If you are flying this weekend, be sure to remain informed about any local protests that may impact your travel or layover.  Our AFA Safety, Health and Security Com[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 16, 2021

16 Apr

Second Trimester CQ CBT Due April 29 2359CT

Apr 16 - The CBT for the second trimester is now available for completion and is required to be completed by Wednesday, April 29th 2359 Central Standard Time. To be clear, f[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 16, 2021

16 Apr

Vacation Fly Through Options and Pay

Apr 16 - Flight Attendants interested in electing to Fly Through their vacations are encouraged to review the Vacation Fly Through options, Advance Notice Fly Through, Partial Fly Through & Operational Fly Through prior to selecting the request.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 16, 2021

16 Apr

Spring 2021 Regular Master Executive Council (MEC) Meeting & Registration

Apr 16 - The Spring 2021 Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council will take place April 20 – 22nd. Due to the continued precautions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the State of Illinois, the meeting will take place remotely via Zoom™. 
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 16, 2021

16 Apr

EAP/Professional Standards and Additional Stress

Apr 16 - AFA's Employee Assistance Program/Professional Standards (EAP/PS) program helps our Members, their families and partners deal with concerns on and off the job that affec[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 16, 2021

16 Apr

Flight Attendant Fatigue Risk Management Program

Apr 16 - In a joint statement today by United AFA President Ken Diaz, and United SVP Inflight Service, John Slater, a Flight Attendant Fatigue Risk Management Program (FA-FRMP) was announced
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 16, 2021

16 Apr

Airlines Say “No” to CDC Guidance in Blocking Middle Seats

Apr 16 - A newly published report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that mask-less flyers could spread COVID-19 at a higher rate when middle seats wer[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 16, 2021

16 Apr

April is World Autism Month

Apr 16 - April is World Autism Month, dedicated to increasing awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 16, 2021

16 Apr

DSU, United Airlines Announce Partnership

Apr 16 - Delaware State University and United Airlines announced their partnership today for the airlines Aviate program, making DSU the first historically black college to be a part of the pilot training program.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 16, 2021

15 Apr

Major Airlines Signal Rejection of New CDC Guidance About Middle Seats

Apr 15 - Delta, American, United, and other major airlines signal rejection of new CDC guidance saying they should block middle seats.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 15, 2021

15 Apr

American Airlines ramps up domestic summer schedule to nearly pre-pandemic level

Apr 15 - American plans to operate 90% of its summer 2019 domestic capacity and 80% of its international flying.  The carrier is ramping up flights in an attempt to capture a resurgence in travel demand.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 15, 2021

14 Apr

Hundreds of business leaders, celebs sign statement against voting restrictions

Apr 14 - Hundreds of corporations and executives released a statement Wednesday in opposition to “any discriminatory legislation or measures” that would restrict ballot access.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 14, 2021

14 Apr

More airlines fill middle seats — going against CDC advice to reduce COVID-19

Apr 14 - The number of people traveling by air has increased substantially, to the highest level since the onset of the pandemic in the U.S.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 14, 2021

13 Apr

J&J Vaccine and Blood Clots: The Risks, if Any, Are Very Low

Apr 13 - Out of an “abundance of caution,” the F.D.A. is advising doctors to pause the Johnson & Johnson vaccine while it investigates extremely rare blood clots.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 13, 2021

13 Apr

CQ Self Scheduling Clarification

Apr 13 - The demand for requalification and continuing qualification classes has created a need for additional classes to be scheduled. To ensure as many Flight Attendants as pos[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 13, 2021

13 Apr

Maximum Duty Time Limitations

Apr 13 - Understanding how to calculate and track your Maximum Duty Time is an important tool to have in protecting your contractual rights especially during irregular operations. Section 6.S. of our Contract provides the following limitations.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 13, 2021

13 Apr

Reassignment & Rescheduling from Deadhead to Working Status

Apr 13 - Throughout the course of our duty day situations may arise that change our pairing. Understanding the difference between Reassignment and Rescheduling from deadhead to w[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 13, 2021

13 Apr

AFA Interactive “Have you been vaccinated?”

April 13 - Since the first vaccines were approved, we’ve been advocating for Flight Attendants to be included with other essential workers in priority groups. You are being asked to participate in taking in a quick vaccine survey to track access.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 13, 2021

13 Apr

As United Airlines Acts On Diversity And Carbon Emissions...

Apr 13 - "As United Airlines Acts On Diversity And Carbon Emissions, Tucker Carlson Squawks And Sara Nelson Applauds."

  • AFA Article
  • Apr 13, 2021

13 Apr

Fake Covid-19 Certificates Hit Airlines, Which Now Have To Police Them

Apr 13 - Airlines are battling a scourge of passengers traveling with falsified Covid-19 health certificates.  The proliferation of fake health certificates is also exposing a logistical blind spot for airlines.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 13, 2021

13 Apr

UAL partners with global firms to finance the use of fuel derived from trash

Apr 13 - United Airlines is partnering with global firms including Nike and Siemens to finance use this year of about 3.4 million gallons of low-carbon, sustainable aviation fuel[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 13, 2021

13 Apr

Despite big travel numbers, airlines aren't roaring back yet

Apr 13 - Leisure air travel in the United States is on track to recover much more quickly than originally expected, thanks to the expedited distribution of vaccines, recent Covid[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 13, 2021

12 Apr

United Airlines to repay some of its US government bailout

Apr 12 - Carrier taps investors for $9bn and says it will pay off a $520m portion of its debt to taxpayers
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 12, 2021

12 Apr

United Airlines Stock Is Falling Because Revenues Are Looking Weaker

Apr 12 - United’s cash position looks healthy. It has $21 billion in available liquidity, and it is making progress in cutting its operating losses. The airline said it is now burning through $9 million of cash a day, down from $19 million in the fourth quarter of 2020.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 12, 2021

12 Apr

COVID vaccine passports: More cruise lines and airlines climb aboard

Apr 12 - Documentation that proves your COVID vaccination will be a big part of postpandemic travel, but others worry about privacy and discrimination.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 12, 2021

12 Apr

United Airlines Seeks To Raise $10.75bn As Revenue Improves

Apr 12 - While core cash burn improved significantly from the fourth quarter of 2020 to the first quarter of 2021, United announced it intends to commence a private offering to raise $5.5 billion and enter into additional loan facilities to raise a total of $10.75 billion.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 12, 2021

12 Apr

Southwest Bringing Back 3,000 Crew Members for Summer

Apr 12 - Southwest Airlines is bringing back nearly 3,000 crew members for what it expects to be a busy summer season. The Dallas-based airline is recalling 2,700 flight attendants and more than 200 pilots.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 12, 2021

11 Apr

French lawmakers approve a ban on short domestic flights

Apr 11 - French lawmakers voted late on Saturday to abolish domestic flights on routes than can be covered by train in under two-and-a-half hours, as the government seeks to lower carbon emissions even as the air travel industry reels from the global pandemic.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 11, 2021

11 Apr

100+ Executives Consider Freezing Donations Over Laws Curbing Voting

Apr 11 - More than 100 corporate executives and leaders gathered on a Zoom call Saturday to discuss ways to combat controversial voting bills being considered in states across the country that would restrict voting access, per the Washington Post.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 11, 2021

11 Apr

Why Doesn't Everyone Follow United's Big Announcement?

Apr 11 - After 14 Long Months, United Airlines Just Made a Big Announcement. Why Doesn't Everyone Do This?  Wouldn't it make more sense to do this earlier?
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 11, 2021

09 Apr

United Temporarily Grounds 16 737 MAX Aircraft

Apr 9 - This morning, United learned Boeing had advised 16 airlines that fly the 737 MAX of a technical issue related to an electronics component. United announced they would immediately and voluntarily ground these affected aircraft.  
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 09, 2021

09 Apr

United’s Controversial Feedback Program

Apr 9 -  We are hearing concerns from Members and receiving questions asking about the specific crew information that United is sharing when our passengers take the survey.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 09, 2021

09 Apr

Kirby Optimistic About United’s Future

Apr 9 - Scott Kirby currently opines that United Airlines international and business travel will make a “full” recovery from the decimation caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic toward end of 2021.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 09, 2021

09 Apr

Hotel Layover Safety – Don’t Post on Social Media

Apr 9 - We have been made aware of instances where some Flight Attendants have been posting information about layover locations or hotels on social media.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 09, 2021

09 Apr

System Transfers Awarded Today

Apr 9 - System transfers with a June 2021 effective date were processed today DEN, DEN-GER, EWR, HNL, LAS, & SFO.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 09, 2021

09 Apr

Covid 19 - Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Waiver

Apr 9 - Trade Related aspects of Intellectual Property, universally known as TRIPS, is a multilateral agreement under the World Trade Organization (WTO).
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 09, 2021

09 Apr

Wear Your Union Pin – Solidarity Matters

Apr 9 - Wear Your Union Pin – Solidarity Matters.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 09, 2021

09 Apr

Passport Renewal Procedures

Apr 9 - Please be aware that passport renewal procedures are frequently changing because of the COVID pandemic.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 09, 2021

09 Apr

Protecting our Democracy — Protecting Union Rights

Apr 9 - Voting rights are under attack nationwide as states pass voter suppression laws. These laws lead to significant burdens for eligible voters attempting to exercise their most fundamental constitutional right.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 09, 2021

09 Apr

April is National Alcohol Awareness Month

Apr 9 - April is National Alcohol Awareness Month.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 09, 2021

09 Apr

Association of Flight Attendants Scholarship Fund Deadline April 10

Apr 9 - The Association of Flight Attendants Scholarship Fund is intended to provide financial assistance to dependents of our active members who will be attending a college or university. Applications must be postmarked by April 10, 2021.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 09, 2021

09 Apr

Amazon Workers Vote Down Union Drive at Alabama Warehouse

Apr 9 - The company’s decisive victory deals a crushing blow to organized labor, which had hoped the time was ripe to start making inroads.  Workers cast 1,798 votes against a union, giving Amazon enough to emphatically defeat the effort.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 09, 2021

09 Apr

United Airlines New Controversial New Customer Feedback Program

Apr 9 - United Airlines is taking an interesting new approach to feedback. With this, the airline will introduce new methods for soliciting feedback, and also new ways that this feedback will be shared with flight attendants.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 09, 2021

09 Apr

Boeing's 737 Max has a new problem that will ground some of the jets again

Apr 9 - Boeing announced a new problem with the troubled 737 Max -- this time, the issue is with its electrical system.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 09, 2021

08 Apr

A new airline is launching, focusing on smaller airports

Apr 8 - Avelo Airlines, a budget carrier that launches today and begins service April 28.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 08, 2021

08 Apr

Airline Startups Want a Piece of Post-Covid Travel

Apr 8 - The worst crisis in aviation history isn’t over, but new airlines are already sizing up the post-pandemic market. While some may succeed, their aggression bodes better for travelers than investors.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 08, 2021

08 Apr

United Airlines workers protest potential layoffs

Apr 8 - United Airlines workers protest potential layoffs after company received billions in Covid relief
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 08, 2021

08 Apr

Exclusive: How American Airlines Is Looking At The Alaska Airlines Partnership

Apr 8 - To learn a little more about how that alliance developed through the crisis and the future, Simple Flying got a chance to speak with Jason Reisinger, the Managing Director of Global Network Planning at American Airlines.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 08, 2021

06 Apr

United’s “Better Boarding”

Apr 6- Quietly, without much fanfare or attention, United announced a return to “Better Boarding."  Better Boarding is United’s reference to a return to the previous concept of preferential boarding of Premier’s first and ultimately the use of boarding groups 1 – 5.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 06, 2021

06 Apr

Reserve Review

Apr 6- Reserve Flight Attendants are encouraged to review and have a working knowledge of our Contractual Legalities.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 06, 2021

06 Apr

We Applaud United’s Statement on the Integrity of Democratic Voting

Apr 6-  Part of our Union’s job is to speak out when managements’ action or decisions do not coincide fully with our values as a labor Union, or that fail to support the priorities of our Membership. However, there are also times when United’s view aligns with that of AFA.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 06, 2021

06 Apr

United Airlines 95th Birthday!

Apr 6- United Airlines came from somewhat humble beginnings when William Boeing founded Boeing Airplane Company in 1916 as an aircraft manufacturer.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 06, 2021

06 Apr

Spring Turbulence and Seat Belt Compliance Check

Apr 6- As a reminder in advance of the anticipated challenges of Spring and Summer flying, our MEC Safety, Health and Security Committee shared information concerning seat belt compliance checks and provided guidance to ensure Flight Attendants are in compliance.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 06, 2021

06 Apr

Special COLAs Awarded

Apr 6- The company processed requests for Special COLAs to those who had submitted requests.  If you bid for one of these options we encourage you to review your award.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 06, 2021

06 Apr

COVID-19 Vaccination POD opens at IAH

Apr 6- IAH becomes the newest location to open a Point of Distribution (POD) for COVID-19 vaccinations.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 06, 2021

06 Apr

Local Council Meetings in Advance of Spring 2021 Regular MEC Meeting

Apr 6- Local AFA Councils across the system will be conducting Local Meetings which have been scheduled to coincide with the upcoming Spring Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council (MEC).
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 06, 2021

03 Apr

Delta spent the pandemic earning goodwill. It might be about to vanish.

Apr 3 - Delta Air Lines and CEO Ed Bastian are facing boycotts in response to Georgia's new controversial voter rights law. 
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 03, 2021

02 Apr

May Special COLA Bidding Closes April 5 at 8:00 AM CT

Apr 2 - The deadline to submit for the May Special COLA (One-, Two-, and Three-Month Durations) is planned for Monday, April 5, 2021 at 08:00 Central Time.   The number[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 02, 2021

02 Apr

Work Positions on Operational Pairings

Apr 2 - Operational Pairings, which can typically be identified as pairings in the 8000 - 9000 range (most commonly in the 9000 range) are not seen often and when they present th[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 02, 2021

02 Apr

COVID-19 Testing/Health Forms Requirement & Updated Country Restrictions

Apr 2 - In two Scheduling Alerts from March 31, 2021 as well as an Safety Alert dated April 2, 2021, the company has provided an updated country restriction notice and clari[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 02, 2021

02 Apr

United Updates “UMNR” App and Adds “Help Hub” link in CCS

Apr 2 - United updated their “UMNR” app on April 1, 2021 and, as a result, the current version will no longer function.  The updated “UMNR” app has been pushed to your Link device and no functionality within the app will change.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 02, 2021

02 Apr

IRS 2021 Tax Deadlines Extended & Exclusion of Unemployment Compensation

Apr 2 - In continued response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that individuals have until May 17, 2021 to meet certain deadlines that wo[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 02, 2021

02 Apr

AFA Voluntary Supplemental Insurance Benefits Enrollment Closes April 16

Apr 2 - AFA, through the vendors with whom we have relationships, routinely surveys the insurance marketplace to ensure our Members have an opportunity to consider valuable and competitively priced products.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 02, 2021

02 Apr

Interline Travel Exception While on Special COLA Expired March 31, 2021

Apr 2 - Interline Travel Exception While on Special COLA Expired March 31, 2021
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 02, 2021

02 Apr

Easter – A Season of Hope, Renewal and Optimism

Apr 2 - This Sunday, millions will celebrate Easter.  Perhaps, this year we can draw parallels from how different religions and cultures recognize this day with the spirit o[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 02, 2021

02 Apr

Vaccinated Americans are free to travel but should still take precautions

Apr 2 -  Americans who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 can travel “at low risk to themselves,” both within the United States and internationally, but they must continu[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 02, 2021

02 Apr

What Georgia's Voting Law Really Does

Apr 2 - The New York Times analyzed the state’s new 98-page voting law and identified 16 key provisions that will limit ballot access, potentially confuse voters and give more power to Republican lawmakers.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 02, 2021

02 Apr

CDC: Fully vaccinated people can travel in U.S. without tests or quarantines

Apr 2 - People who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 can travel freely in the U.S., as long as they remain masked on planes, buses and trains, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Friday, April 2, 2021.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 02, 2021

02 Apr

The next vaccine challenge: Building a workable 'passport' app

Apr 2 - Tech companies, nonprofits and state agencies are racing to build digital vaccine certificates, and the Biden administration may have a say in how they turn out.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 02, 2021

02 Apr

A Vaccine Passport Is the New Golden Ticket as the World Reopens

Apr 2 -  Companies and countries that depend on travel or large gatherings are counting on a totally unproven concept.  Airlines, which could lose $95 billion this year because of Covid travel disruptions, are eager for vaccine passports. 
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 02, 2021

02 Apr

Texas Senate advances bill limiting how and when voters can cast ballots...

Apr 2 - Senate Bill 7 is at the forefront of Texas Republicans’ crusade to further restrict voting in the state after last year’s election.  
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 02, 2021

01 Apr

Fort Lauderdale airport reopens after ‘suspicious wires’ probe

Apr 1 - Fort Lauderdale airport reopens after ‘suspicious wires’ probe causes delays and traffic.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 01, 2021

30 Mar

Scholarship Reminders

Mar 30 - The deadline to submit for educational scholarships is fast approaching. As a reminder, there are two scholarship opportunities through AFA and CWA available in addition to the Gina Montalto Memorial Foundation Scholarship.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 30, 2021

30 Mar

Local Council Meetings in Advance of Spring 2021 Regular MEC Meeting

Mar 30 - Throughout the month of April, our Local Council leaders across the system will be conducting Local Meetings.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 30, 2021

30 Mar

Second Trimester 2021 CBT Completion Deadline

Mar 30 - The current Second Trimester 2021 CBT is due on April 29, 2021.  In the event of a system error, completed work may be unrecorded. Protect yourself and your time by keeping records of the dates and times of completed modules. 
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 30, 2021

30 Mar

Update Your Contact Information on CCS and Flying Together

Mar 30 - Given the recent changes in status for many of our Members driven largely by the COVID-19 pandemic, which have changed the living circumstances for many of us, now might[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 30, 2021

30 Mar

United Returns to JFK

Mar 30 - United has made the strategic decision to resume operations in New York at JFK. This means United will now operate out of all three of the major New York area airports.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 30, 2021

30 Mar

Flight attendants in limbo as United prepares to close its Seattle crew base

Mar 30 - The Seattle Times: Barely a year after making Seattle a base for flight attendants, United Airlines is closing the operation and giving attendants based there the choice of moving or coping with multiday commutes.  
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 30, 2021

30 Mar

Cabin Jumpseat Authority (CJA) In-Depth Review

Mar 30 - An in-depth review, clarification and resource of our reciprocal cabin jumpseat agreements, how to identify the number of jumpseats, weight restriction protections, the listing and award processes.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 30, 2021

27 Mar

United Airlines Lights Up New York City Skyscrapers

Mar 27 - If you’re in New York City this evening, look up at the skyline. United will light two iconic New York City buildings blue at sunset to celebrate its return to JFK Airpo[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 27, 2021

26 Mar

Onboard Service Enhancement Response

Mar 26 - To the point we were calling out in our prior article, it’s about how the [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 26, 2021

26 Mar

Women in History – Sara Nelson

Mar 26 - Women: Join Unions, Run Unions. Sara is a prime example of women in leadership and United AFA is proud to honor her as we close out Women’s History month.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 26, 2021

26 Mar

Martin Walsh – Labor Secretary Confirmed

Mar 26 -  The Senate confirmed Martin Walsh, the mayor of Boston, and a former leader of the city’s powerful building trades council, as Labor Secretary.  This confirmation [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 26, 2021

26 Mar

JFK Service Begins March 28

Mar 26 - After a delayed commencement, United is set to return to JFK airport this Sunday, March 28. 
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 26, 2021

26 Mar

COBUS – COVID-19 Vaccination Opportunity for Licensed Registered Nurses

Mar 26 - The agreement provides for up to 20 qualified COBUS Flight Attendants who are licensed registered nurses, per base, to administer these vaccines on behalf of United Airl[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 26, 2021

26 Mar

Scheduling Options for Extended Layovers and Updated Country Restrictions

Mar 26 - The company announced in one of two Scheduling Alerts this week that the combination of stringent COVID-19 restrictions worldwide and a reduced flying schedule that has [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 26, 2021

26 Mar

United Virtual Chat

Mar 26 - Currently the chat may be used for Crew Scheduling (24/7), FAST (hours vary by department) and HotelOps (7 days a week, soon to be 24/7).
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 26, 2021

26 Mar

Line Trade and Reserve Restoration of Days Off

Mar 26 - We have received questions from some Flight Attendants about the proper sequence that should be used when completing a line trade involving a Reserve schedule having mor[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 26, 2021

26 Mar

May 1-2-3-month Special COLA Deadline Extended to April 5 at 8:00 AM CT

Mar 26 - May 1-2-3-month Special COLA Deadline Extended to April 5 at 8:00 AM CT
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 26, 2021

23 Mar

Real Time Survey - Real Time Issues

Mar 23 - Management announced their decision to launch a new customer feedback program. While the program is geared to focus on constructive or positive feedback, we all understand that this also offers an opportunity for less positive responses as well.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 23, 2021

23 Mar

Snacking and Demasking

Mar 23 - Despite the mask requirements at both the federal and company level, Flight Attendants are still in the uncomfortable position of having to constantly remind passengers to properly wear or to replace their mask if they have removed it.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 23, 2021

23 Mar

Mask Exemption SSR Code Clarification (PPEX)

Mar 23 - The recent announcement about customer mask exemptions and the SSR Code has left some confused and concerned about mask policies.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 23, 2021

23 Mar

U.K. Travel Update

Mar 23 - As travel begins to resume to more international destinations, it is important to remember each country sets their own requirements for Crew that is laying over in their country.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 23, 2021

23 Mar

May Special COLAs Available (1/2/3 months)

Mar 23 - United announced they would be offering Special COLAs beginning May 2021. The durations available are 1, 2 and 3 months.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 23, 2021

23 Mar

Easter Monday Paid Holiday U.K.

Mar 23 - Trips originating in the United Kingdom that touch the designated Easter Monday holiday will include holiday pay as set forth in Section 4.I. of our Contract. Section 4.I. of the Contract provides information on the formula used to determine holiday pay.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 23, 2021

23 Mar

10 people killed after gunman opens fire at Boulder, Colorado, grocery store

Mar 23 - Our AFA Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is always available and completely confidential.  If you would like to contact AFA EAP, please call (800) 424-2406.   Please Stay Safe!
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 23, 2021

22 Mar

Analysts cheer ‘surprisingly positive’ AstraZeneca U.S. trial data

Mar 22 - Health-care analysts welcomed AstraZeneca’s findings of hotly anticipated late-stage U.S. trial results for its Covid-19 vaccine.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 22, 2021

21 Mar

System Outage Affects Easy Chat Usage

A system issue is affecting Easy Chat functionality.  All departments, all stations are impacted.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 21, 2021

19 Mar

Standing with APALA to Prevent the Spread of Violence & Hate

Mar 19 - This week, we witnessed another senseless attack by a gunman targeting innocent citizens. These killings revealed the vulnerability most Asian workers face in America.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 19, 2021

19 Mar

Why Amazon Unionization Matters

Mar 19 - Currently, almost 6,000 workers at an Amazon Warehouse near Birmingham, Alabama are voting on whether they want to form a union. We support their efforts because the safety and job protections that Union representation brings will lift up all union workers.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 19, 2021

19 Mar

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

Mar 19 - Flight Attendants awarded a Reserve line for April 2021 having more than the minimum number of days off can request to restore one or more of the predesignated days of availability, indicated by a “+” in the bid packet.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 19, 2021

19 Mar

Webmail Update to Duo Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) App

Mar 19 - While many of our flying partners were on furlough status, the company updated how we access our company webmail.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 19, 2021

19 Mar

Women's History Month - Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Mar 19 - Joan Ruth Bader Ginsburg, also known as The Notorious RBG, has done more than anyone else in the judicial realm, to advance women’s rights and gender equity.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 19, 2021

19 Mar

Training: CQ vs RQ and Completing CBTs

Mar 19 - All active flight attendants are now encouraged to schedule their CQ training in their due month. 
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 19, 2021

19 Mar

MEC Officer Letter - APALA Letter of Support

Mar 19 - This week we witnessed another senseless attack by a gunman targeting innocent citizens. Eight people were murdered at three spas in Georgia, many of whom were Asian and immi[...]
  • MEC President Letter
  • Mar 19, 2021

17 Mar

MEC Hotel & Transportation Committee Report

MEC Hotel & Transportation Committee Report
  • Report
  • Mar 17, 2021

16 Mar

MEC Central Schedule Committee SWLOF Report

MEC Central Schedule Committee SWLOF Report
  • Report
  • Mar 16, 2021

16 Mar

From Stewardess to Flight Attendant: 80 Years of Sophistication and Sexism

Mar 16 - Tracing the timeline of the profession since the 1930's.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 16, 2021

16 Mar

April Reserve Numbers Revised

Mar 16 - As Bids close tomorrow, March 17, we encourage you to review the priority message Crew Schedule Planning sent via CCS last evening regarding the Reserve population for all bases in the system.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 16, 2021

16 Mar

Inclement Weather Reminders

Mar 16 - When commuting in to work becomes unsafe or impossible you are covered by the Commuter Program in our JCBA. When commuting in to work becomes unsafe or impossible you are covered by the Commuter Program in our JCBA.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 16, 2021

16 Mar

Scholarship Opportunity Reminders

Mar 16 -  Flight Attendants and their families are reminded of the following scholarship opportunities.  Details concerning the individual scholarships, the application process and approaching deadlines are listed below.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 16, 2021

16 Mar

Flight Attendant Drug and Alcohol Program (FADAP)

Mar 16 - The Flight Attendant Drug and Alcohol Program (FADAP) website provides information on substance use, abuse and dependence for all Federal Aviation Administrati[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 16, 2021

16 Mar

Cart Safety Reminder

Mar 16 -  As a reminder, cart safety and the proper handling of these tools, is critical in that these can quickly cause injuries to Flight Attendants. 
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 16, 2021

16 Mar

Voluntary Benefits Enrollment Now Open

Mar 16 -  Open enrollment for AFA Voluntary Supplemental Benefits begins on March 15 and ends on April 16, 2021.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 16, 2021

16 Mar

Delay or Cancellation Notification to Flight Attendants

Mar 16 -  Section 7.X. of our Contract provides that if a delay or cancellation is known two (2) hours before scheduled departure time, Flight Attendants are to be notified [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 16, 2021

16 Mar

FAA Extends Zero Tolerance Policy for Unruly Passengers

Mar 16 - The FAA announced that it will extend the zero tolerance policy for unruly passengers.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 16, 2021

15 Mar

MEC Central Schedule Committee DSL Report

Mar 15, 2021 - The System Scheduling (DSL) meeting to review the April 2021 flying assigned at each base/satellite was held on Friday, March 6th, 2021.
  • Report
  • Mar 15, 2021

15 Mar

Reserve Scheduling Timeline – For April 2021 Bid Month

Mar 15 -  If awarded or assigned a Reserve line for the April bid month, there are various scheduling request deadlines and processes that occur during the period between bid awards and through the first week of the new month.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 15, 2021

12 Mar

AFA Voluntary Benefits – Open Enrollment March 15

Mar 12 - As a reminder, starting next week, March 15, 2021, open enrollment for AFA Voluntary Supplemental Benefits begins. 
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 12, 2021

12 Mar

Scheduling Alert – COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments and Post Vaccine Illness

Mar 12 - COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments and Post Vaccine Illness.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 12, 2021

12 Mar

United’s “HotelOps” Live Chat

Mar 12 - Our Hotel and Transportation Committee has been advised that Inflight Scheduling and Inflight Administration has created a “HotelOps” Live Chat application.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 12, 2021

12 Mar

Pre-Departure COVID-19 Testing

Mar 12 - Addressing the ever-increasing need for pre-departure COVID-19 testing for flights to certain destinations outside the United States, the United MEC entered into a [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 12, 2021

12 Mar

Safety & Scheduling – Country Restrictions Notice

Mar 12 - On Tuesday, March 9, United issued a Safety Alert about implementation of entry restrictions by different countries as they apply to crew members. If you are working, commuting or traveling between countries we encourage you to review this information.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 12, 2021

12 Mar

Deadheading Crew Boarding and Carry-on Luggage Policy

Mar 12 - As our flights begin to fill up, we are receiving questions resulting from incidents at various airport station locations as to the standards to be applied to deadheading Flight Attendants for boarding and their carry-on baggage.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 12, 2021

12 Mar

Final Vacation Payments for VSL Participants

Mar 12 - Final Vacation Payments for VSL Participants – Not Eligible for 401(k) withholding.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 12, 2021

12 Mar

Women in Aviation Week - Ada Brown

Mar 12 - We came to work for the adventure, but after a while it became clear that we wanted to make it our career.  When we organized (what became AFA), we put ourselves on equal footing with the pilots.  
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 12, 2021

12 Mar

Looking Back on a Year of COVID

Mar 12 - We reflect on the fact that it was one year ago yesterday, on March 11, 2020, when a string of events clarified the severity of the COVID-19 for many Americans.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 12, 2021

11 Mar

Biden Signs $1.9 Trillion Covid Relief Bill

Mar 11 - President Joe Biden signed the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package Thursday afternoon as Washington moves to send fresh aid this month.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 11, 2021

11 Mar

Daylight Saving Time

Sunday, March 14, 2021begins Daylight Saving time in the United States. At 2:00 a.m. Sunday the clocks will spring forward one hour and sadly we will say goodbye to an hour of sleep.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 11, 2021

10 Mar

MEC Officer Letter - Payroll Support Program Extension

Mar 10 -  Congressional leadership in Washington D.C. passed the American Rescue Plan (ARP). This bill includes the Payroll Support Program (PSP), which will ensure all our Members will remain gainfully employed and fully connected to their health insurance.
  • MEC President Letter
  • Mar 10, 2021

10 Mar

AFA Interactive - We did it Again: PSP Extended!

Mar 10 - We did it again! Congress passed the American Rescue Plan, extending our Payroll Support Program for Flight Attendants and all aviation workers through September 30, 2021.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 10, 2021

09 Mar

Coming Soon: The ‘Vaccine Passport’

Mar 9 - In the near future, travel may require digital documentation showing that passengers have been vaccinated or tested for the coronavirus. Answers to your questions.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 09, 2021

09 Mar

Biden forges ahead with his pro-union agenda on several fronts

Mar 9 - President Joe Biden continued his string of pro-union actions since entering the White House by calling for the House to pass a bill to make it easier for employees to unionize.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 09, 2021

09 Mar

AFA Voluntary Benefits – Open Enrollment starts March 15, 2021

Mar 9 - Starting next week, March 15, 2021, open enrollment for AFA Voluntary Supplemental Benefits begins. 
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 09, 2021

09 Mar

Clarification on COVID-19 CBT Training

Mar 9 - Our Safety, Health and Security Committee reminds us that the previously “stand-alone” CBT training regarding the Covid-19 is now included in the Second Trimester CBT, with a completion date of April 29th. 
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 09, 2021

09 Mar

Women in Aviation Week

Mar 9 - Women of Aviation Worldwide Week (WOAW) is a global aviation awareness week for women to mark the anniversary of the world’s first female pilot license (March 8, 191[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 09, 2021

09 Mar

Interaction of Guarantee and 71-Hour Minimum Revisited

Mar 9 - Remember, our Contract requires that the minimum line average by location is 69 hours and in achieving this line average, it is likely that some lines may end up having v[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 09, 2021

09 Mar

State Mask Requirements VS United’s Mask Requirements

Mar 9 - Many states have begun to roll back mask mandates in favor of more relaxed or optional policies.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 09, 2021

09 Mar

CDC Update – Use of Masks Once Vaccinated

Mar 9 - As the COVID-19 vaccine becomes more widely distributed we may start to see a shift in public precautions. On Monday March 4, 2021, the Center for Disease Control issued updated direction on vaccinated persons.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 09, 2021

09 Mar

Call your Representative to pass the American Rescue Plan!

The Senate passed the American Rescue Plan (ARP) on Saturday, March 6th, and the House is set to take up the final vote tomorrow morning, March 10th.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 09, 2021

09 Mar

URGENT - Final Pitch for #PSP!

Mar 9 -  URGENT!   Our Payroll Support Plan (PSP) is now before the House of Representatives before it becomes law.  This important vote is set to begin today, Wed[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 09, 2021

08 Mar

International Women’s Day – March 8, 2021

Mar 8 - Recognized annually on March 8th, International Women's Day (IWD) is a global event celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of all women, w[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 08, 2021

08 Mar

International Women's Day Events

Please join the AFL-CIO and the global labor movement for a series of events celebrating International Women’s Day and highlighting the organizing women union activists are doing around the world.[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 08, 2021

06 Mar

Sara Nelson on How to Build a Better Country

Mar 6 - The Association of Flight Attendants president sits down with Rolling Stone for “The Next Wave” series, on the new leaders who will shape America’s future
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 06, 2021

06 Mar

Senate passes Biden's $1.9 trillion Covid relief plan after all-night votes

Mar 6 - The Senate passed President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion Covid relief plan, including our Payroll Support Program (PSP), on Saturday, after an all-night "vote-a-rama".&[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 06, 2021

05 Mar

Women’s History Month – Ellen Church

Mar 5 - As we celebrate Women's History Month, AFA will be spotlighting various women who were, and some who still are, paving the way for all working women and men.  Ellen Church, the first female Flight Attendant to ever fly.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 05, 2021

05 Mar

April Special COLA

Mar 5 - Inflight Crew Scheduling has announced the availability of a Special COLA for the month of April 2021.  The new deadline to submit will be Monday, March 15, 2021 at 0800 CT. 
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 05, 2021

05 Mar

Inflight Training Update for March CQ/RQ

Mar 5 - Due to the current and fluid changes affecting Flight Attendant populations resulting from Voluntary Separation Leaves, Voluntary Furloughs, and a new possible Payroll Su[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 05, 2021

05 Mar

United Providing New Masks for Employees

Mar 5 - United announced they will be distributing an additional supply of masks meant to “replace worn, lost or permanently soiled masks from the first round of distribution las[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 05, 2021

05 Mar

United Updates Mask Policy

Mar 5 - United issued a Safety Alert that updated and replaced their February 16 mask policy announcement.  As it relates to Flight Attendants in these days of social m[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 05, 2021

05 Mar

ORD Paves the Way for Vaccination Appointments

Mar 5 - This week United announced, in partnership with the city of Chicago and the Chicago Department of Health, that they had secured COVID-19 vaccinations for targeted employees. Local Co[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 05, 2021

05 Mar

Possible Discrepancy in Fleet Coding in Some Flight Attendant Applications

Mar 5 - In recent days management has become aware there may be a discrepancy in the fleet codes that appear in some Flight Attendant systems.  In the event you see the 77F [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 05, 2021

05 Mar

Make an Impact: PSP Photos

Mar 5 - We want Congress to understand why an extension of the Payroll Support Program (PSP) is so vitally important to each of us, our airline, and our success.  Please send us your photo!  
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 05, 2021

04 Mar

The Latest Case of Vaccine Alarmism

Mar 4 - It’s the latest case of vaccine alarmism. Many Americans are worried that Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine is an inferior product that may not be worth getting.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 04, 2021

04 Mar

Why Americans shouldn't turn their noses up at Johnson & Johnson's vaccine

Mar 4 - Americans are taking another look at Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine and its data after the vaccine received emergency use authorization by the US Food and Drug Administration on Saturday.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 04, 2021

04 Mar

United, American Airlines to Open Vaccination Sites at O'Hare Airport

Mar 4 - United and American Airlines have announced plans to offer vaccinations at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.  United's "point of distribution" site, which will operate out of t[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 04, 2021

02 Mar

What you need to know about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Mar 2 -U.S. regulators have approved a third coronavirus vaccine; the Johnson & Johnson vaccine completely prevented hospitalization and death.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 02, 2021

02 Mar

PSP- The Next Hurdle

Mar 2 - We need to be prepared to push even harder as the bill makes its way to the Senate. It is up to us to ensure we have the support of our elected leaders in Congress. Each of us should be callin[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 02, 2021

02 Mar

Hotel and Transportation Issues– We need the facts

Mar 2 - Our Hotel and Transportation Committee reminds us when issues occur with our Contractually provided for hotel & transportation companies arise, our MEC Hotel & Transportation Committee is best prepared to address these issues when provided the specific details of any incidents.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 02, 2021

02 Mar

Women’s History Month – March 2021

Mar 2 - During the month of March AFA will be paying honor to women in the aviation and labor communities who have paved the way for all women in our profession and in the world.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 02, 2021

02 Mar

Update on Minimum Reserve Levels and Impact on Trading

Mar 2 - Over the course of the past several weeks, we’ve received a number of questions about the Reserve coverage levels that have been set by Crew Scheduling. More specifically, we’ve been aske[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 02, 2021

02 Mar

Vacated Vacation Periods for those Participating in the VSL in Open Time

Mar 2 - The unused vacation periods of those Flight Attendants participating in the voluntary separation leave were returned to vacation open time this afternoon at all domiciles and satellite bases.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 02, 2021

28 Feb

32 Years On – What Was Learned From United 811’s Explosive Decompression

(Simple Flying by Sumit Singh)
Yesterday marked 32 years since a United Airlines Boeing 747 lost a cargo door shortly after departing, resulting in nine pass[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 28, 2021

27 Feb

House Passes Biden's $1.9 trillion Covid Relief Package -(CNN)

(CNN)The House of Representatives voted early Saturday morning to approve President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion pandemic aid package, a major step toward enacting the first legislative priority of the[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 27, 2021

26 Feb

20-Year Anniversary of E-Lines – AFA Electronic Communications

This month, February 2021, is the 20th year anniversary of E-Lines. Let us reflect on the history of our Union’s most recognizable communication.
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 26, 2021

26 Feb

Black History Month – Kamala Harris

On January 20, 2021, we witnessed history being made as Kamala Harris was sworn into office and became the first woman, the first Black American, and the first person of South Asia[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 26, 2021

26 Feb

COVID-19 Vaccine CBT - Part of Second Trimester CBT

The COVID-19 CBT contents will be part of the Second Trimester CBT and should be completed as part of that CBT and not as a standalone CBT. If, however, you have completed the standalon[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 26, 2021

26 Feb

ISAP: Protecting Members First – Emphasizing Safety

One of the key components of the ISAP (Inflight Safety Action Report) is its focus on improving safety while simultaneously protecting reporters from punitive discipline by maintaining the c[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 26, 2021

26 Feb

VSL: A New Beginning and Wishing our Friends Farewell

This month, approximately 1,600 of our flying partners have elected to participate in the Voluntary Leave Separation (VSL) program and, as a result, will step into the next chapter of their lives. As [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 26, 2021

24 Feb

Practice Solidarity, Not Division

Feb 24 - This week, some Members are engaging, both on social media and in person on flights, in criticism or questioning, as to why more senior Flight Attendants did not retire [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 24, 2021

24 Feb

Furlough Mitigation Partnership Awards

Feb 24 - Furlough Mitigation Partnerships (FMP) were awarded this afternoon for all bases today.
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 24, 2021

24 Feb

Voluntary Furloughs Awarded – Furlough Mitigations Partnerships

The Furlough Mitigation Partnership bids closed February 24 at 12 PM CT, and will be awarded by 1700 PM CT. Partnership awards are limited to Flight Attendants that fall at or above the resultant Involuntary Furlough cut off.
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 24, 2021

24 Feb

Disaster Relief for Texas Residents

If you are a Flight Attendant living in any of the affected counties and have suffered significant damages and/or relocation as a result of the disaster, get help from the AFA-CWA Disaster Relief Fund.
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 24, 2021

24 Feb

Fleet Update - Boeing 777

United has opted to take a proactive step and will voluntarily be removing 24 of the 777-200 aircraft with the Pratt and Whitney engines from service. Flight crews originally scheduled to work on the [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 24, 2021

24 Feb

Contract: Don’t Leave Home Without It

Rather than lugging around our paper contract we can easily download it to our smart phones and/or tablets for speedy access and portability. By downloading a copy of our current Contract, Flight Attendants have their contractual rights not only within reach at all times, but easily searchable.
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 24, 2021

22 Feb

Contractual Voluntary Furlough Bidding - Closed

Bidding for Voluntary Furlough has closed and the contractual voluntary furlough award commencing April 1, 2021 has been completed in compliance with Section 18.A. of our Contract. 
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 22, 2021

21 Feb

United Airlines Removing 24 Boeing 777s From Service After Denver Incident

United Airlines is removing all of its Boeing 777 planes currently in service that are powered by Pratt & Whitney 4000 series engines after the Federal Aviation Administration called for stepp[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 21, 2021

20 Feb

PSP Extension: Contact Congress Now!

If we know anything about Congressional legislation, it’s that, until it’s signed, it’s not law.  While the consensus is that most lawmakers are generally supportive on providing a PSP extension through September 2021, it’s far from a done deal.
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 20, 2021

20 Feb

Vacation Trades with Voluntary Separation Leave (VSL) Participants Not Permitted

We’ve received a number of questions about the inability to enter into Flight Attendant to Flight Attendant vacation trades with those who have elected to participate in the VSL program.  As has [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 20, 2021

20 Feb

New CDC International Arrival Requirement

United published a Scheduling Alert indicting procedures to follow to comply with CDC directives when entering the United States from another country. Some requirements and procedures have been updated.
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 20, 2021

20 Feb

International Travel Requirements: Canada

International travel continues to be a moving target. Countries around the world continue to make frequent changes leaving many Members scrambling to keep up with the current customs requirements.
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 20, 2021

20 Feb

Monthly Schedules and the Role of the Local Council Schedule Committee

Each month, your Local Council Schedule Committee faces a challenging task of submitting recommendations which ultimately become the schedules published in the bid package. The process begins with a r[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 20, 2021

20 Feb

Black History Month – Honoring A. Philip Randolph

During Black History Month, we have been focusing on past and present leaders in the movement to protect and expand the rights of African Americans and working families. As we continue to highlight an[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 20, 2021

20 Feb

United Flight 328 Incident - AFA Statement

Feb 20 - This afternoon, United flight 328, en-route to HNL from DEN, experienced an incident and returned safely to the field.
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 20, 2021

17 Feb

Inclement Weather Reminders

System wide members are dealing with the direct impact of severe winter weather. From ice storms and snow in Texas, to polar vortex in the Midwest and nor’easters on the east coast, it’s a mess out th[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 17, 2021

17 Feb

Cancellations and Reassignments

Section 7.Q. (Loss of Flight Time) covers irregularities when your pairing cancels ahead of time and procedures differ depending on how much notice is given.
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 17, 2021

17 Feb

2020 W-2 Form

If you signed up to receive your United Airlines 2020 W-2 (and/or 499R-2/W-2 PR) electronically through ADP, forms are now available for you to download.
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 17, 2021

17 Feb

Vacation Fly Through and Reserve Guarantee

As a reminder, our Contract provides us with the ability to exercise an option to fly through an awarded vacation period.  When flying through a Vacation Period, in addition to being paid for the trips flown during the vacation period you are paid the value of the vacation period itself.
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 17, 2021

17 Feb

Reserve Timeline Calendar for March 2021

If awarded or assigned a Reserve schedule for the March bid month, there are various scheduling request deadlines and processes that occur during the period between bid awards and through the first week of the new month.
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 17, 2021

17 Feb

United Updates Employee Mask Policy to Comply with Federal Law

Following further clarification from the TSA regarding airline employees, United has updated the employee mask policy in the Working Together Guidelines to reflect that you must wear a [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 17, 2021

17 Feb

Joe Beirne Foundation CWA Scholarships

The Joe Beirne Foundation awards sixteen partial scholarships of $4,000 for 2021-2022 school year. Winners will be selected in a lottery drawing, are also eligible to receive a second-year scholarship of the same amount contingent upon satisfactory academic accomplishment
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 17, 2021

16 Feb

March Primary Bid Award Timeline

In a CCS priority message the company informed us that line awards for the March bid month will be published in accordance with the JCBA by 0800 on February 18, 2021. However, due to the close of [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 16, 2021

16 Feb

Voluntary Separtation Leave Deadline

The deadline for the Voluntary Separation Leave is tonight February 16, 2021 at 11:59 PM CT.
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 16, 2021

15 Feb

Winter Weather and our Contractual Protections

Winter storms are impacting United’s operations in our system today and are expected to do so through the balance of the week. Our Contract contemplates the nature of the industry in which we work and provides United with clear parameters for order during these types of situations. 
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 15, 2021

13 Feb

PSP Extension

We are asking everyone to get onboard with securing a Payroll Support Program (PSP) extension from Congress.  This is not anything new that we are asking you to do, but we do need to step up our game and make a bigger impact.
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 13, 2021

13 Feb

Make an Impact: PSP

We encourage as many as possible to participate in this effort to help in successfully accomplishing a PSP extension outcome that benefits us all.  Please email your photo and testimonial to&nbs[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 13, 2021

13 Feb

737 MAX Returns to Service

Our AFA Safety, Health and Security committee will continue to monitor and address our concerns as they come up regarding the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 13, 2021

13 Feb

Training Requirements for SCOLA

With the enactment of the PSP extension and Flight Attendants returned to the line in February, United offered SCOLA for February and March to reduce staffing. As a part of that, Training Scheduling u[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 13, 2021

13 Feb

Per Diem Reports

Per Diem Statements Per diem reports are available via My Info on the Flying Together Website.  Contact the Payroll Care Center if you are unable to access your personalized Per Diem report thru Help Hub.
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 13, 2021