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18 Oct

Fall Regular Meeting of the United MEC

The Fall Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council (MEC) will take place October 22 – 23, 2019 at the Hyatt Rosemont Hotel, in Rosemont, IL.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 18, 2019

18 Oct

Annual Benefits Open Enrollment - through October 25, 2019

Open Enrollment began October 7 and will close on October 25, 2019. Flight Attendants can enroll online though the benefits link on Flying Together or via phone by calling the Benefits Service Center at 1-800-651-1007 from 7am-7pm CT, Monday- Friday. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 18, 2019

18 Oct

Healthy Rewards PPO and Changes to HRA Account

Beginning on January 1, 2020, participants in the Health Rewards PPO, will have a $4,800 cap on the amount that can be accumulated in the Healthy Rewards HRA.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 18, 2019

18 Oct

Vision Plans

This year, two former vision plans, Superior Vision and the standard VSP Plans, will not be offered. If you are currently enrolled in either the Superior Vision Plan or the standard VSP Plan, unless you elect the VSP Plus Plan,
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 18, 2019

18 Oct

Benefits Training Concludes in Chicago

This week, volunteers from Local Councils across the system successfully completed two classes conducted over four days of intensive training conducted by the MEC Benefits Committee. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 18, 2019

18 Oct

Revision #30 Effective Date - November 1, 2019

Revision #30 is now availablewith an effective date of November 1, 2019.Flight Attendants are encouraged to ensure they sync the following documents: 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 18, 2019

18 Oct

Contract Changes Affect Line Construction

Since October 2018 when the Flight Attendant operation was merged and the development of Flight Attendant schedules became a single process, there have been a number of questions from various locations about the principles used in submitting recommendations for Flight Attendant schedules. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 18, 2019

18 Oct

Calling On & Calling Off Sick Leave

As we enter the cold and flu season, we encourage everyone to consider taking advantage of our negotiated health care benefits which includes preventative medication such as flu shots. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 18, 2019

18 Oct

Bonus Bucks Registration Extended to October 23, 2019

Flight Attendants should recently have completed company required Computer Based Training (CBT). As a part of one of the training modules, Flight Attendants were to register on the “Bonus Bucks Portal”
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 18, 2019

18 Oct

Human Trafficking Vigilance as Football Season Kicks Off

As Flight Attendants, we are uniquely positioned to potentially identify human traffickers and assist their victims. We are skilled observers, and with the appropriate training, 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 18, 2019

18 Oct

United Projects Higher Full Year Profit Sharing Payments

On the heels of Tuesday’s third quarter financial performance announcement, the company has published  information indicating an expectation of 25 – 30% higher contractual profit sharing payment than last year.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 18, 2019

18 Oct

STRIKE ALERT: Chicago Public School Teachers and Workers are on strike!

The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU), SEIU Local 73 school support staff and Park District workers went on strike today to improve student learning conditions including classroom size, access to nurses as counselors, and wraparound services for vulnerable students.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 18, 2019

15 Oct

United Releases Third Quarter Financial Performance Results

United’s third-quarter net income jumped nearly 23% to more than $1.02 billion from the year-earlier period on revenue of $11.38 billion, an increase of 3.4% from a year ago, but below the nearly $11.42 billion analysts expectations.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 15, 2019

15 Oct

Fall Regular Meeting of the United MEC - October 22 – 23, 2019 in Chicago

The Fall Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council (MEC) will take place October 22 – 23, 2019 at the Hyatt Rosemont Hotel, in Rosemont, IL.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 15, 2019

15 Oct

Annual Benefits Open Enrollment - through October 25

Open Enrollment for active employees began October 7 and will close on October 25, 2019. Flight Attendants can enroll online though the benefits link on Flying Together or via phone by calling the Benefits Service Center at 1-800-651-1007 from 7am-7pm CT, Monday- Friday.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 15, 2019

15 Oct

November 2019 Paid Holidays – NRT, GUM & All U.S. Bases

Our Contract stipulates that in addition to all other compensation, Flight Attendants receive additional pay for assignments touching the Flight Attendant’s birthday and designated holidays as outlined in Sections 2.Q. and 4.I.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 15, 2019

15 Oct

“What is my work position?”

Understanding how to read a pairing and to understand the corresponding work-position eliminates uncertainty and ensures we are prepared for our specific safety and service responsibilities in advance of our arrival at the aircraft.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 15, 2019

15 Oct

Three Distinct Types of Reassignment per JCBA Section 7.Q.

Our Contract provides for three distinct types of reassignment scenarios and each of the three have unique parameters that must be followed.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 15, 2019

11 Oct

Background on MEC Settlements

This past Tuesday in E-lines we shared details of two MEC Settlements and advised Flight Attendants how issues involving reassignments and deviation from a final segment deadhead have been addressed and how Flight Attendants will be paid on a going forward basis.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 11, 2019

11 Oct

737 MAX Grounded through January 6, 2020

United has made the decision to pull the 737-MAX aircraft from the company’s schedule until January 6, 2020.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 11, 2019

11 Oct

Welcome New Hire Class 1924

On Tuesday, October 8, 2019, AFA welcomed the 56 graduating Members of class 1924 to the line. Our newest flying partners will be reporting to their respective bases at EWR, IAD, IAH, ORD, and SFO on October 16, 2019 for orientation and will be available to fly on October 18, 2019.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 11, 2019

11 Oct

Fall Regular Meeting of the United MEC - October 22 – 23, 2019 in Chicago

The Fall Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council (MEC) will take place October 22 – 23, 2019 at the Hyatt Rosemont Hotel, in Rosemont, IL.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 11, 2019

11 Oct

Annual Benefits Open Enrollment - through October 25

Open Enrollment began October 7 and will close on October 25, 2019. Flight Attendants can enroll online though the benefits link on Flying Together or via phone by calling the Benefits Service Center at 1-800-651-1007 from 7am-7pm CT, Monday- Friday.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 11, 2019

11 Oct

Medical Rate Setting – Claims Experience and Cost of Administration Matter

From the rate you see when you first look into the enrollment tool, keep in mind the wellness credit for non-smokers is applied at the end of the enrollment process.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 11, 2019

11 Oct

Vacation Elections due by October 15, 2019

Flight Attendants who would like to participate in the optional Vacation Election process are encouraged to make their selections while the opportunity is still available.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 11, 2019

11 Oct

2020 CQ Rebid Award Results – Posted by October 16, 2019

Flight Attendants who were recently required to rebid their CQ due (must go) month by preferencing one of the first six (6) months of the 2020 annual CQ cycle: December 2019 and January - May 20[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 11, 2019

11 Oct

System Scheduling Reports – DSL and SWLOF Reports, November, 2019

Central Schedule Committee’s most recent (DSL) and (SWLOF) reportsdetailing their activities in the development of the schedule has been published on unitedafa.org.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 11, 2019

11 Oct

Pay Claim Details Viewable on Pay Register

Flight Attendants who have submitted a pay claim have the ability to view details about paid pay claims on their Pay Register.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 11, 2019

11 Oct

Impact of Personal Time Off (PTO) on Reserve Availability (Section 7.AA.4.)

Guaranteed personal time office will be made available to Flight Attendants on a daily basis regardless of White Flag. Guarantee PTO is 1% of a domicile’s active Flight Attendant population on any day..
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 11, 2019

11 Oct

Creating Awareness – Aircraft that Overnight at Non-Hub Locations

 As a reminder, when arriving into a station that is a non-hub location, galley Flight Attendants have additional responsibilities in preparing the carts (and galleys) for the crew taking the flight out of the station the next morning.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 11, 2019

11 Oct

Network Operations Center (NOC) Monitoring Typhoon Hagibis – Stay Safe

Super typhoon, Hagibis is expected to pass near Tokyo, Japan, Saturday night into Sunday. United’s NOC is currently monitoring the progress of the Typhoon.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 11, 2019

08 Oct

Learning Network CBT & Travel on Sick Leave Information

The Learning Network CBT that Flight Attendants were required to have completed by October 6, 2019 contains a slide that addresses the issue of travel while on sick leave. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 08, 2019

08 Oct

2020 Travel Pricing Error Corrected

We reported earlier this month of an automation error in employeeRES that affected the NRSA pricing for itineraries for travel in the New Year.  
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 08, 2019

08 Oct

Vacation Election Window is Open until October 15, 0800HDT

The Vacation Election period closes next week, October 15, 2019, at 0800HDT. Flight Attendants who want to participate in the election process are encouraged to review the information in the following links:
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 08, 2019

08 Oct

New Codes for Rolling Occupational Sick and Workman's Compensation

Two new rolling Sick Codes have been developed to help ensure that the pay for Occupational Sick and Workman’s Compensation is drawn properly from the Occupational Sick leave bank.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 08, 2019

08 Oct

Calculating the Value of the Vacation Buy Back Election Option

Flight Attendants have the option to “sell back" vacation days at a rate of three hours and fifteen minutes (3:15)of pay per day, plus an .05% incentive payment (Announced at the opening of the annual vacation bid screen). 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 08, 2019

08 Oct

UChat App Installation Guidance

The new Flight Attendant communication app, UChat, was pushed to our links on September 30, 2019. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 08, 2019

08 Oct

A Message from Your AFA EAP Volunteers Concerning Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month, marked in countries across the world every October, helps to increase attention and support for the awareness, early detection and treatment as well as palliative care of this disease.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 08, 2019

08 Oct

Go Pink for October– Support Breast Cancer Awareness

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. To heighten awareness and emphasize the value of prevention in the fight against Breast Cancer, we encourage everyone to wear pink ribbons behind your white AFA pins. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 08, 2019

08 Oct

Trading Premium Positions and Crew Scheduling Notification

Questions regarding the trading of work positions onboard the aircraft persist. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 08, 2019

08 Oct

Reminder CBD Oil is a Hazard to Continued Employment

Earlier this year our EAP Flight Attendant Drug and Alcohol Program (FADAP) noted the hazards of CBD oil. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 08, 2019

08 Oct

Pre-retirement Checklist Information

The Continental Airlines Retirement Plan (CARP) interest rates used to determine lump sum options and monthly annuity disbursements have recently been announced. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 08, 2019

08 Oct

U.S. Driver's Licenses Must Be "Real ID" Compliant by October 2020

To heighten airline safety and security, Congress adopted a 9/11 Commission recommendation in 2005 and passed the REAL ID Act. It required all states to adopt uniform security standardswhen issuing drivers' licenses.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 08, 2019

08 Oct

Tell Your Congressperson to Support the PRO Act

When workers stand together, we have the power to negotiate the wages we need and the benefits we deserve at the bargaining table. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 08, 2019

05 Oct

KCM® Rules

In an ongoing continuous educational effort, the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Airlines for America (A4A) have collaborated in the development of the recently published KCM® Rules for Use. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 05, 2019

05 Oct

CCS Pop-up Alert Programmed to Appear During Working Flights

Beginning October 9, 2019, management is activating a trip trade pop-up alert function on CCS to remind Flight Attendants any form of trip trade activity during working flights, unless on a contractual crew rest break, is prohibited under company policy.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 05, 2019

05 Oct

Unaccompanied Minors (UMNR) Tracker App

Over the course of the past several months, there have been a number of changes to the procedures to be used when caring for an unaccompanied minor. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 05, 2019

05 Oct

Fall Regular Meeting of the United MEC - October 22 – 23, 2019 in Chicago

The Fall Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council (MEC) will take place October 22 – 23, 2019 at the Hyatt Rosemont Hotel, in Rosemont, IL. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 05, 2019

05 Oct

November One Month Special COLA Bid Closes Monday, October 7, 2019

Flight Attendants who are interested in applying for the November 2019 COLA are reminded that the bid window closes on Monday, October 7, 2019, 0800 CT. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 05, 2019

05 Oct

Hotel Sign-in Process

We’ve become aware of a number of discussions regarding the Crew Member hotel sign-in process.  It is reported there are questions asking if there is specified protocol in place that addresses this process. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 05, 2019

05 Oct

Vacation Election Period Open – Buy Back, FLEX and Deferral to 401(k)

The Vacation Election period opened Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 0800 Home Domicile Time (HDT) and will close at 0800 HDT on October 15, 2019; providing a twenty (20) day period to make elections required per our CONTRACT. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 05, 2019

05 Oct

Benefits Open Enrollment Begins Next Week - October 7, 2019

October 7, 2019 begins our Annual Benefits open enrollment for 2020. Employees have the opportunity to review their current coverage and prepare for any elections or changes to these benefits for the upcoming year. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 05, 2019

03 Oct

Continental Retirement Plan (CARP) Interest Rates Published

The new interest rates for the Continental Retirement Plan (CARP) are now available on Your Benefits Resources. Those who may run an estimate with a benefit commencement date between 1/1/2020 – 6/1/2020 will have these new rates applied.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 03, 2019

02 Oct

Pricing Error in Employee Travel System for NRSA Travel in 2020

Management reports there is an issue with the Employee Travel system which is causing incorrect pricing of itineraries which are being booked for travel taking place in 2020. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 02, 2019

02 Oct

Travel While on Sick Leave CBT Module Clarification .

Considerable confusion continues as it pertains to a Flight Attendant’s ability to travel while on sick leave especially in light of the incorrect information contained in the United HR Compliance and On-board Service CBT. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 02, 2019

02 Oct

How is Day-at-a-Time (DATV) Vacation Awarded - Pre-Month vs. in the Operation?

It is important to recognize pre-month requests for DATV and those in the operation are handled separately.  
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 02, 2019

02 Oct

Vacation Election Period Open – Buy Back, FLEX and Deferral to 401(k) Deferral

The Vacation Election period opened Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 0800 Home Domicile Time (HDT) and will close at 0800 HDT on October 15, 2019; providing the contractual twenty (20) day period during which these elections can be considered and made.  
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 02, 2019

02 Oct

UChat App Now Available

UChat, an app developed to facilitate Flight Attendant to Flight Attendant communications in a ‘chat’ format, was pushed to Flight Attendants’ links on September 30, 2019 at 2:00PM (CT). 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 02, 2019

02 Oct

Sections 2.Q and 4.I Contractual Paid Holiday Trips Departing HKG & FRA

Our Contract provides for additional compensation for flight assignments flown on designated holidays as outlined in Section 2.Q.   This month, both HKG and FRA have contractual holidays for which holiday pay is applicable. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 02, 2019

02 Oct

Act Now! - CBT Completion Due Date is October 6, 2019

The “2019 Flight Attendant United HR Compliance and On-board Service”training is on FlyingTogether under the “training and qualifications tab” where you will be redirected to the “Take Off” homepage.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 02, 2019

02 Oct

Commuter Program also Applies to Surface Transportation

Section 28 of our Contract offers Flight Attendants who commute by air certain contractual protections provided we meet the obligations outlined under this provision. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 02, 2019

02 Oct

2020 Annual Benefits Enrollment Reminder

Flight Attendants currently have the opportunity to explore Benefit plan options for the 2020 Benefit year. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 02, 2019

02 Oct

TAKE ACTION: Stop Toxic Fumes!

he Cabin Air Safety Act of 2019 aims to protect airline passengers and crew from the harmful effects of toxic cabin air.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 02, 2019

02 Oct

In the Industry – the Struggle for Contract Improvements is Real

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) representing United Express Carrier Air Wisconsin Flight Attendants has again petitioned the National Mediation Board for a proffer of arbitrat[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 02, 2019

27 Sep

Vacation Election Open until October 15 – Buy Back, FLEX and Deferral to 401k

The Vacation Election period opened Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 0800 Home Domicile Time (HDT) and will close at 0800 HDT on October 15, 2019; 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 27, 2019

27 Sep

Designation of FLEX Vacation Days at the End of Vacation Bidding

The 2020 Vacation Guide advises Flight Attendants how FLEX vacation days will be identified for those who elect FLEX vacation, either paid or unpaid.  
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 27, 2019

27 Sep

Occupational Leave vs Occupational Extended Illness and Vacation Accrual

Now that Vacation Accrual Letters have been published, we are beginning to receive questions from Flight Attendants who have had an occupational illness or injury and who were absent from the work place during the vacation accrual year from August 30, 2018 – August 29, 2019.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 27, 2019

27 Sep

Scheduled Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Blue Line Service into O’Hare

Flight Attendants who use public transportation to/from O’Hare Airport should be aware the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Blue line will be shut down into the airport for maintenance beginning Friday, September 27, 3029 at 10:00pm (CT) through Monday, October 7, 2019 at 4:00am (CT). 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 27, 2019

27 Sep

Flight Time or Holding Time following a Diversion

Recent adverse weather across the country has resulted in the diversion of a number of flights to cities where the aircraft were not intended to land. Section 2.P. of our Contract provides for the circumstances under which flight time continues to accumulate following a diversion or unplanned stop.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 27, 2019

27 Sep

Reserve Availability Rules on the Last Day of the Bid Month

As we approach the last day of the September bid month, it is timely for us to review the Reserve availability requirements on the last day of the schedule month.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 27, 2019

27 Sep

Unaccompanied Minor Policy Revised to include Unaccompanied NRSA Pass Riders

As of August 15, 2019 unaccompanied minor (UMNR) pass riders will count towards the cap of six (6) UMNR per flight. This limit will be in effect regardless of the number of open seats on the flight. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 27, 2019

25 Sep

2020 Vacation Accrual Letters Available expected by September 25, 2019

Flight Attendants’ 2020 Vacation Accrual Letters will be available no later than September 25, 2019 and are a key component and first step to the 2020 vacation bidding process.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 25, 2019

25 Sep

Vacation Election Options – Vacation Buy Back, FLEX and Deferral to 401(k)

The Vacation Election period opens this Wednesday September 25, 2019, by 0800 Home Domicile Time (HDT) and closes at 0800 HDT on October 15, 2019 in order to provide the full twenty (20) day period to make elections required under our JCBA. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 25, 2019

25 Sep

Required CBT Due Date of October 6th – Compensation Details

On August 7, 2019 Inflight Management notified Flight Attendants of the required 6 module CBT series and its required completion date of October 6, 2019. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 25, 2019

25 Sep

Deadhead Rescheduled to Working Status

The company may reschedule a deadheading Flight Attendant(s) to work the flight on which she/he is scheduled to deadhead under the following circumstances:
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 25, 2019

25 Sep

Section 3.I.11. – Consumption of Alcohol while on Deadhead Status

While we are on the subject of being rescheduled from deadhead to working status, a review of the language in Section 3.I.11 is in order.  As provided for in Section 3.I.11, a deadheading Flight Attendant may only consume alcohol, after takeoff, under the following conditions:
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 25, 2019

25 Sep

Guidelines on Removing Language Qualification

A language qualified Flight Attendant who has been language qualified in accordance with company standards may request removal of her/his language qualification, subject to Company approval."
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 25, 2019

25 Sep

Deadline - 2020 CQ Due Month Change Bidding Closes September 27

As a reminder, Flight Attendants who currently have a CQ due (must go) month of June, July or August are required to submit their preference bidding no later than September 27, 2019. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 25, 2019

20 Sep

UChat – On September 30, 2019, it’s coming!

In July, United management announced the testing of UChat, an app developed to facility Flight Attendant to Flight Attendant “chat” communication. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 20, 2019

20 Sep

Situational Awareness – Especially at the ATM Machine

A recent “find” by a group of Chicago Flight Attendants on layover in Sau Paulo included a “skimmer” that was placed on the ATM machine near the layover hotel.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 20, 2019

20 Sep

Vacation Election Options – Vacation Buy Back, FLEX and Deferral to 401(k)

The Vacation Election period opens by 0800 Home Domicile Time (HDT) on September 25, 2019 and closes at 0800 HDT on October 15, 2019 in order to provide the full twenty (20) day period to make elections required under the Contract. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 20, 2019

20 Sep

2020 Reserve Rotation Letter Lists to be Published Monday, September 23, 2019

The 2020 Reserve Letter Lists will be made available in your Base and on Flying Together on Monday, September 23, 2019. Reserve (A/B) Rotation is only applicable for Flight Attendants based at the following International locations
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 20, 2019

20 Sep

Irregular Operations from Extreme Weather

When extreme weather disrupts the operation as it did these past few days in Houston, the negotiated provisions of our Contract which are intended to offer a level of protection during these irregularities become critical. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 20, 2019

20 Sep

Minimum Duty and Time Away (Trip) Rigs - Understanding how they interact

Understanding that Ratio-in-Guarantee (RIGs) offer protections for additional pay and credit beyond the sum of the flight time within a scheduled pairing, when applicable, is an important component of understanding how we are paid. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 20, 2019

20 Sep

2019 Annual Communications Training Concludes this Week in Chicago

This week, the United Master Executive Council (MEC) Communications Committee conducted their annual Training Seminar in Chicago. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 20, 2019

20 Sep

Mark your Calendar - 2020 Annual Benefits Open Enrollment - October 7 - 25, 2019

It’s that time of the year again when annual benefits open enrollment will take place during the period from October 7 – 25, 2019.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 20, 2019

20 Sep

Reminder - 2020 CQ Due Month Change Bidding Closes September 27

As a reminder, Flight Attendants who currently have a CQ due (must go) month of June, July or August received an e-mail from management detailing the process to be used for preference bidding of new CQ due (must go) months.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 20, 2019

20 Sep

AFA International President Testifies

On Thursday, September 26th, the Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation will hold a hearing regarding the implementation of provisions included in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 20, 2019

18 Sep

Vacation Elections Open September 25, 2019 with Accrual Letters

The 2020 Vacation Election window opens next week on September 25th. Under the terms of our Contract, the election period must be available for a 20-day period beginning September 25 through October 15, 2019.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 18, 2019

18 Sep

Vacation Reductions

There are several instances where a Flight Attendant may experience a reduction in her/his vacation accrual. Flight Attendants on or who have taken a leave of absence during the past year (except occupational),
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 18, 2019

18 Sep

Early Boarding

As of January 1, 2019, the requirement for positive check-in was eliminated on a trial basis.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 18, 2019

18 Sep

Positive Space Booking Window Expanded from 60 to 120 Days

Previously and as a matter of company policy, the advance booking of positive space (NRPS) travel has been limited to the 60-day window immediately preceding the desired date of travel.  
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 18, 2019

18 Sep

CBT Due Date of October 6th Approaching - Keep a Record of Completion

On August 7, 2019 Inflight Management notified Flight Attendants of the required 6 module CBT series and its required completion date of October 6, 2019. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 18, 2019

18 Sep

Fall Regular Meeting of the United MEC - October 22 – 23, 2019 in Chicago

We encourage Members to witness our democratic process in action by attending your Local Council fall meetings. Scheduled dates and times for your Local Council meeting will be posted on our website as they become available.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 18, 2019

18 Sep

TAKE ACTION: Stop Toxic Fumes!

The Cabin Air Safety Act of 2019 aims to protect airline passengers and crew from the harmful effects of toxic cabin air.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 18, 2019

18 Sep

Go Pink for October– Support Breast Cancer Awareness

As a reminder, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. As we do each year to highlight the importance of prevention, we will have pink ribbons available to be worn behind our white AFA pin available through your Local Council.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 18, 2019

18 Sep

90-Day Freeze on all iOS Updates

Effective September 10, 2019 the company has implemented a temporary freeze on all iOS updates. During the 90-day freeze period, you will not be able to update your Link to any other iOS version. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 18, 2019

14 Sep

Vacation 2020!

In anticipation of the opening of the first round of Vacation bidding on October 23, 2019, a good deal of preparatory work has been undertaken to ensure information is available to all of us on the complete vacation bidding process.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 14, 2019

14 Sep

Known Crew Member – Comply & Report! Use KCM Online Reporting Form

Crew Members around the system, Flight Attendants and Pilots alike, continue to report inconsistencies in the processes employed by the TSA at the KCM check point.  
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 14, 2019

14 Sep

Central Schedule Committee (CSC) Reports – October, 2019

Central Schedule Committee’s most recent Build and Review Report detailing their activities in the development of the October 2019 schedule has been published on www.unitedafa.org.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 14, 2019

14 Sep

2020 CQ Changes – Due Month Bidding is Now OPEN - Closes September 27

Flight Attendants who currently have a CQ due (must go) month of June, July or August received a e-mail from management detailing the process to be used for preference bidding of new CQ due (must go) months.  Awards will be processed in base seniority order.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 14, 2019

13 Sep

Special COLAs for October 2019 Schedule Month Awarded

A total of 321 Special COLAs were awarded for the October 2019 schedule month on a system-wide basis. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 13, 2019

13 Sep

One Month Special COLA for November 2019 with Medical Benefits at Active Rates

Inflight Scheduling has determined that there will be an opportunity to award one-month Special COLAs (Company Offered Leave of Absence) effective for the November 2019 bid month.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 13, 2019

13 Sep

International Override Applies to Pairings with Flying Outside the U.S. & Canada

nternational override applies to those pairings flown to/from destinations outside the continental United States & Canada. Examples of flying to which this override applies include the destinations of Alaska, Hawaii and Mexico. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 13, 2019

13 Sep

MEC Reserve Committee Report

Our MEC Reserve Committee’s most recent Reserve Committee Report addressing system Reserve issues has been posted on www.unitedafa.org for your review. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 13, 2019

13 Sep

October Paid Holidays - HKG National Day (10/1) & FRA Unification Day (10/3)

Paid holidays during the month of October include pairings which originate in HKG and include National Day, October 1, 2019 as well as pairings which originate in FRA and include Unification Day, October 3, 2019.  
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 13, 2019

13 Sep

Purchase Pink Uniform Accessories - Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October, is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As we do each year to highlight the importance of prevention, we will have pink ribbons available to be worn behind your white AFA pin.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 13, 2019

13 Sep

2020 Annual Benefits Open Enrollment - October 7 - 25, 2019

It’s that time of the year again when annual benefits open enrollment will take place during the period from October 7 – 25, 2019.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 13, 2019

12 Sep

FLIGHT ATTENDANT SCHEDULE MONTHS FOR 2020

Listed below, by month, are the number of days in each month, and the new start and end dates for each Flight Attendant Schedule month for 2020.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 12, 2019

06 Sep

FAA Responds to AFA Advocacy to Move on 10 Hours Rest Implementation

Last year we successfully achieved 10 Hours minimum rest free from duty under the law. According to the legislation timeline and past practice on implementation of new rules, airlines should have had to comply with the law by the beginning of June 2019. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 06, 2019

06 Sep

A Message from Doug McKeen – Sr. Vice President Labor Relations

Earlier this week, Doug McKeen sent a letter to a specific group of Flight Attendants addressing trip trading and emphasizing the company’s zero tolerance policy on bullying and intimidation. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 06, 2019

06 Sep

New KCM Requirements But No Uniform Effective September 6, 2019

On, September 3, 2019, TSA issued notice to their officers there would be revised crewmember identification requirements, effective today, Friday, September 6, 2019. The new requirements are available in detail on unitedafa.org
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 06, 2019

06 Sep

FAA Airmen Certification Card Replacement Clarification

As a clarification to the information published in this past Tuesday’s edition of E-lines, Flight Attendants were directed to the FAA.gov website for detailed instructions to obtain a lost, stolen or misplaced FAA Airmen Certification Card.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 06, 2019

06 Sep

9/11 Commemorative Pin and Black Memorial Remembrance Ribbons

For the month of September, AFA will be providing black ribbons to be worn behind your white AFA pin as part of our commitment to Never Forget those who perished on 9/11. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 06, 2019

06 Sep

Personal Strategies for Approaching the Anniversary of September 11th

As we approach the anniversary of September 11th, many of us will begin to plan how we’ll recognize this day. Anniversaries offer an opportunity to acknowledge our memories and experiences, to connect with others who share in them, and to pay tribute to our individual and collective journeys. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 06, 2019

06 Sep

Out of Base (OOB) Pick-ups are Not Eligible for Trading

As outlined in Chapter 10 of the Trip Trades and Adjustment guide, Flight Attendants may pick up trips from open time or advertisements in bases other than their own, subject to the specified requirements of section 7.J of our JCBA provisions. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 06, 2019

06 Sep

Jury Duty- Flight Attendant Guide Available from Help Hub

The Jury Duty- Flight Attendant Guide found in Help Hub details the procedures for notifying the company when we receive a jury duty summons.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 06, 2019

06 Sep

The Value of Our Contractual Scope Language

Just as we should not perform work that is assigned to other airport employees such as customer service, aircraft cleaners, ramp, mechanics or pilots in violation of their job scope and hampering United's ability to accurately determine staffing, 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 06, 2019

06 Sep

System Scheduling Reports – DSL Report?

The most recent (DSL) Review Report from Central Schedule Committee detailing their activities in the development of the September schedule has been published on unitedafa.org for your review and to increase your understanding of the scheduling process.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 06, 2019

06 Sep

Updating your Phone Contact in CCS

Flight Attendants have the ability to update or change their phone number contact information in CCS. Keeping your information up to date prevents any potential missed trips (MT) due to an out of date[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 06, 2019

04 Sep

Hurricane Dorian Update

Hurricane Dorian, downgraded to a Category 2 hurricane, is projected to approach the Florida’s central coast on its northerly track. The hurricane’s forward speed of approximately six (6) miles per ho[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 04, 2019

04 Sep

9/11 Commemorative Pin and Black Memorial Remembrance Ribbons

For the month of September and as part of our commitment to Never Forget, you are encouraged to wear a black ribbon behind your white AFA pin or the commemorative 9/11 memorial ribbon pin both of which are available from your Local Council.  
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 04, 2019

04 Sep

September 11, 2019 - Flight 93 “Journey of Remembrance”

In the early morning hours of September 11, 2019, a Journey of Remembrance to the Flight 93 National Memorial Park will depart from Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT). 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 04, 2019

04 Sep

New KCM Requirements But No Uniform Required – Effective September 6, 2019

Today, September 3, TSA issued notice to their officers about the new crewmember identification requirements, which will become effective this Friday, September 6, 2019. The new requirements are as follows:
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 04, 2019

04 Sep

FAA Airmen Certificate Replacement Card

With the recent changes to Known Crewmember (KCM) Flight Attendants traveling while NOT in uniform may elect to use their FAA Airmen Certification Card as their third type of identification when accessing KCM entry points while out of uniform. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 04, 2019

04 Sep

2020 CQ Changes – Affected Flight Attendants, Bidding Opens September 13, 2019

Flight Attendants who currently have a CQ due month of June, July or August are reminded to expect a company email by September 4, 2019 detailing the process for preference bidding of new CQ due months which will be awarded in base seniority order.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 04, 2019

04 Sep

Attendance Bonus Point Application is Generated Automatically

Recently Flight Attendants have inquired as to the process as to how previously earned bonus point(s) are applied to occurrences. It is important to understand that bonus points can be earned during designated holiday periods when a Flight Attendant following the outlined criteria.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 04, 2019

04 Sep

New Required CBT Modules Due by October 6

Inflight management notified Flight Attendants in the August 7, 2019 Inflight Services Weekly of a new series of six required CBT modules that must be completed by October 6, 2019. 
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 04, 2019

04 Sep

Layover Safety

In a recent July’s E-Lines article we focused on layover safety . The article offered tools and suggestions to ensure your safety while at a layover point.
  • AFA Article
  • Sep 04, 2019

30 Aug

Tune in to CBS Sunday Morning – Interview with AFA International President

On Sunday, September 1, 2019, tune in to CBS Sunday Morningfor an interview with Sara Nelson, AFA International President. Sara talks with Lesly Stahl to advance our collective interests for safety in the air and America’s Labor movement.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 30, 2019

30 Aug

Satellite Bases at MCO, PHX & SAN Opened Today

Satellite bases at MCO, PHX & SAN opened today. Initial start up to full operation of the satellites will be phased in over the next couple of days starting with a number of deadhead assignments today.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 30, 2019

30 Aug

737 MAX Update – Out of Schedule through December 19, 2019

United management has announced plans to pull MAX flights out of schedule until December 19, 2019 and has expressed their commitment “to continue to take extraordinary steps to protect our customers’ [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 30, 2019

30 Aug

AFA Resources for Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian is continuing to build and continues to move northwest through the Atlantic. Current forecasts are calling for Dorian to make landfall early Tuesday morning on the Florida coast near Palm Beach as a category 4 hurricane.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 30, 2019

30 Aug

Work Positions on Operational Pairings (8000-9999)

Flight Attendants continue to ask for clarification regarding work positions associated with Operational Pairings which can be identified as pairings in the 8000 - 9000 range.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 30, 2019

30 Aug

Family & Medical Leave Make-Up to Restore Days Toward 78 Day FML Allocation

Our Contract provides for up to 78 days of Family & Medical Leave in any twelve-month period as well as for the make-up of sick & family medical leave.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 30, 2019

30 Aug

2020 CQ Changes

In the August 28, 2019 Edition of Inflight Services Weekly, the company announced that for 2020, they are shifting the bulk of CQ training out of the summer months of June, July and August.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 30, 2019

30 Aug

** Correction ** Transfers Awarded for November Bid Month

In Tuesday’s E-lines, as a result of a typographical error, we incorrectly reported that 18 transfers had been awarded to Los Angeles (LAX) when we should have reported those transfers went to Las Vegas (LAS).  
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 30, 2019

30 Aug

Reporting 2Hot 2Cold Instances – Get the App

Fall is just around the corner but for many of our bases the heat of the summer is still in full swing. Flight Attendants continue to report extremely hot aircraft cabins, especially when operating an afternoon or early evening flight.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 30, 2019

30 Aug

Scholarship Opportunities

The Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded scholarships to more than 3000 Union families. The on-line application is now available for current and retired Union members, their spouses and dependent children.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 30, 2019

28 Aug

Important KCM Update

Since the announcement on Saturday that Known Crewmember (KCM) procedures would change AFA has been interfacing with TSA, industry, and the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA). 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 28, 2019

28 Aug

Resolving End-of-Month 1-in-7 Conflicts

Following a recent communication from the company addressing programming changes to track 1-in-7 violations for Reserves, the insertion of a Break (BRK) day placeholder in the schedule of a Reserve ha[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 28, 2019

28 Aug

Transfers Awarded for November Bid Month - Action Required

The following new transfer opportunities were awarded to Flight Attendants on August 26, 2019 effective for the November bid month.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 28, 2019

28 Aug

Register to Attend Flight 93 Journey of Remembrance

On September 11, 2019, a Journey of Remembrance to the Flight 93 National Memorial Park will depart from Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT). 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 28, 2019

28 Aug

AFA EAP Personal Strategies for Approaching the Anniversary of September 11th

As we approach the anniversary of September 11th, many of us will begin to plan how we’ll recognize this day. Anniversaries offer an opportunity to acknowledge our memories and experiences, to connect with others who share in them, and to pay tribute to our individual and collective journeys. 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 28, 2019

28 Aug

9/11 Commemorative Pin and Black Memorial Remembrance Ribbons

For the month of September AFA will be providing black ribbons to be worn behind your AFA pin. There will also be a select number of commemorative 9/11 memorial ribbon pins available at each domicile location. 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 28, 2019

28 Aug

Personal Credit Card is Not Required to Check into Layover Hotel Rooms

Section 5.B.4 of our Contract establishes that Flight Attendants are not required to provide their personal credit card at check-in to their layover hotel rooms for room access or for in-room telephone activation.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 28, 2019

28 Aug

Purser Pay Rates

In the July 10, 2019 E-Lines publication we provided information on International Purser/Purser Pay rates which apply, in addition to regular compensation, for each credited flight hour and [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 28, 2019

28 Aug

TAKE ACTION: Stop Toxic Fumes Onboard

Our workspace is the public’s travel space and, in that space, today, crews and passengers are breathing toxins and it has to stop.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 28, 2019

28 Aug

ROCKON - a Concert supporting the CAUSE Foundation and Pilots for Kids

Pilots for Kids and The CAUSE Foundation are hosting the upcoming Rock United fundraising benefits concert, September 14, 2019 at the Buffalo Rose, 1119 Washington Ave in Golden, CO. 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 28, 2019

23 Aug

Check the Semi-Annual System Seniority List Published July 25, 2019

Our Semi-Annual System Seniority List was published as of July 25, 2019. 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 23, 2019

23 Aug

Changes to the Route Network Announced This Week

United Airlines announced this week an expanded international schedule from its hubs in Chicago, Denver, New York/Newark and San Francisco to include inauguration of service to service to Nice, France; Palermo, Italy; and Curacao. 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 23, 2019

23 Aug

9th Annual FADAP Conference Concludes in Baltimore

The 9th annual Flight Attendant Drug and Alcohol Program (FADAP) conference concluded this week in Baltimore, Maryland. 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 23, 2019

23 Aug

September 11, 2019 Memorial Services and Remembrance Ribbons

We will Never Forget September 11, 2001.Thousands of lives were lost that tragic day, including passengers, Pilots, and Flight Attendants aboard the four highjacked aircraft. 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 23, 2019

23 Aug

CCS Line Security – Option to Block your Line

Flight Attendants should be aware that they have the ability to block their flying schedule; blocking a schedule essentially hides it from view.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 23, 2019

23 Aug

Involvement Is Power- AFA Structure, Get Involved!

The power of our Union rests with each Member of AFA-CWA.  Our AFA-CWA Constitution and Bylaws defines a Union structure and policy that is often recognized as one of the most democratic in the labor movement. 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 23, 2019

23 Aug

Drug and Alcohol Testing Pay and Random Testing Procedures

As a reminder, Section 4.F of our JCBA, outlines the contractual provision for Drug and Alcohol Testing compensation.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 23, 2019

23 Aug

AFA Rejoins Inflight Safety Action Program (ISAP) Effective August 29

Last week AFA announced our participation in a new Inflight Safety Action Program (ISAP).  After a series of meetings with Inflight management we are proud to report that we have entered int[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 23, 2019

23 Aug

Reminder - New Required CBT Modules Due by October 6

Inflight management notified Flight Attendants in the August 7, 2019 Inflight Services Weekly of a new series of six required CBT modules that must be completed by October 6, 2019. 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 23, 2019

23 Aug

Reserve Availability Rules on the Last Day of the Bid Month

On the last day of the old bid month, there a special Reserve telephone availability and assignment rules that apply to Flight Attendants who are going on and off Reserve. 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 23, 2019

23 Aug

Happy 74th Birthday, AFA!

We celebrated our union's birthday on August 22nd! Flight Attendants around the world - this is where it all began. We are one of the most organized professions in labor and together we have achieved [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 23, 2019

23 Aug

2016 – 2021 “New” Reserve Survival Guide Available to Download

The MEC Reserve Survival Guide is available for your use as a reference while serving Reserve. This guide is based on the scheduling provisions contained within the 2016 – 2021 Flight Attendant Agreement and is now available on the MEC website.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 23, 2019

23 Aug

Air Wisconsin, Compass, GoJet Picket Nationwide

Flight Attendants from Air Wisconsin, Compass, and GoJet were out on the picket line Wednesday at DCA, ORD, and LAX to push negotiations forward.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 23, 2019

23 Aug

U.S.-based Cathay Pacific Flight Attendants Ratify First Contract

AFA Cathay Pacific Flight Attendants voted by 99 percent to ratify a first contract this week. The three-year agreement provides immediate pay increases, back-pay, schedule flexibility, and retirement security for Flight Attendants U.S. based in SFO, LAX and JFK.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 23, 2019

21 Aug

Reserve Day of Availability Groupings at International Domiciles

Section 8.C.1 of our Contract provides for the grouping of Reserves based on days of availability.  Specifically, 1-day, 2-day, 3-day and 4-day or more days of availability in accordance with the number of “on schedule” days remaining before their next scheduled day off.  
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 21, 2019

21 Aug

9/11 Memorial & Museum Recognizes Flight Crewmembers - National Aviation Week

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum recognizes National Aviation Week this week (August 19-25, 2019) by pr
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 21, 2019

21 Aug

Contractual Provisions of Holding and Short Crew Pay

Flight Attendants unclear as to procedures when utilizing their JCBA contractual provisions for holding time pay and short crew pay are encouraged to review the following e-lines publications detailing the key components as to how pay is administered.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 21, 2019

21 Aug

Attendance and Dependability Point Values

A point system was negotiated to apply to attendance and dependability occurrences to provide consistency in the way attendance and dependability issues are addressed. 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 21, 2019

21 Aug

Vacation Relief Line Process

As outlined in the monthly bid package cover letter, Flight Attendants may be awarded Vacation Relief Lines during the Primary bid period. During the primary bid period, Vacation Relief Lines (VRL) lines are awarded as follows:
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 21, 2019

21 Aug

Taxi Reimbursement

When a Flight Attendant’s scheduled Transportation arrives late or does not arrive at all, the Flight Attendant has the option to secure their own transportation to ensure their legal rest or the prompt completion of her/his duty period at the home domicile
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 21, 2019

21 Aug

Local Council Worksheets Matter!

As emphasized in the first segment of the new Upfront with Ken Diazvideo series, Flight Attendants are encouraged to complete Local Council Worksheets in order to document contract violations. If you have additional questions, please contact your Local Council office.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 21, 2019

21 Aug

TAKE ACTION: Stop Toxic Fumes!

The Cabin Air Safety Act of 2019 (H.R.2208 or S.1112) aims to legislate protection for airline passengers and crew from the harmful effects of toxic cabin air.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 21, 2019

21 Aug

New Zealand Requires Electronic Travel Authority – Effective October 1, 2019

The government of New Zealand has issued a new requirement for entry into the country. Effective for arrivals on or after Oct. 1, 2019, all travelers from visa-waiver countries, including the United S[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 21, 2019

17 Aug

New Haneda Flights Planned to Start in March 2020

New nonstop service from ORD, IAD, LAX and EWR to HND (Tokyo’s Haneda Airport) is set to begin on March 28, 2020, subject to government approval. 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 17, 2019

17 Aug

Reassignments After Leaving Base

Over the course of the last ten months, Union and company representatives of the Joint Implementation Team (JIT) have continued to implement the scheduling provisions of the Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement (JCBA). 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 17, 2019

17 Aug

Seats Available for Flight 93 Journey of Remembrance

On September 11, 2019, a Journey of Remembrance to the Flight 93 National Memorial Park will depart from Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT). 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 17, 2019

17 Aug

Negotiated Base Pay Increase Effective for September Bid Month

August 12, 2019 marked the three-year anniversary of the ratification of our 2016-2021 Contract.   As set forth in Section 4.A. of our Contract, base pay rates will be increased as of t[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 17, 2019

17 Aug

Central Schedule (CSC) Committee Monthly Reports

Central Schedule Committee’s most recent reports reviewing the flying assigned at each domicile location (DSL) and the lines constructed at each domicile (SWLOF) in the development of the September schedule have been published on www.unitedafa.org. 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 17, 2019

17 Aug

Bridge the Gap Nationwide Picketing - Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019

This Wednesday, we’ll be out on the picket line across the country fighting to Bridge the Gap for Flight Attendants at regional airlines. 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 17, 2019

17 Aug

Scheduling On-Board Crew Rest Using Available Crew Rest Facilities

On-Board Rest, otherwise known as crew rest breaks, are an important provision of our negotiated contract.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 17, 2019

17 Aug

TAKE ACTION: Stop Toxic Fumes!

The Cabin Air Safety Act of 2019 (H.R.2208 or S.1112) aims to legislate protection for airline passengers and crew from the harmful effects of toxic cabin air.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 17, 2019

13 Aug

One United – New Programming Deployed Tonight at 2200CT

Effective with deployment later tonight, Crew Scheduling will no longer be required to insert a break day ("BRK") as a placeholder to resolve 1-in-7(1:7) Contractual or 24-in-7(24:7) FAR violatio[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 13, 2019

13 Aug

Seats Available for Flight 93 Journey of Remembrance

On the morning of September 11, 2019, a Journey of Remembrance to the Flight 93 National Memorial Park will depart from Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT).
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 13, 2019

13 Aug

USS Midway September 11, 2019 Memorial Ceremony

On September 11, 2019, the FDNY Retirees of San Diego, along with the USS Midway Museum, National City Fire Department and The Wounded Warrior Project will pay tribute and honor our fallen heroes[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 13, 2019

13 Aug

9/11 Memorial Museum Recognizes Flight Crewmembers During Aviation Week,

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum will recognize National Aviation Week (August 19-25, 2019) by providing free access to the Memorial Museum to active and retired crewmembers
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 13, 2019

13 Aug

September 2019 One-month and Six-month COLA Awards Available in CCS

Awards for the one-month Special COLA’s effective for the September 2019 Flight Attendant schedule month have been posted and are available via CCS.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 13, 2019

13 Aug

Sick Call after Reassignment

Flight Attendants that have been reassigned a pairing and then become ill after the reassignment has occurred, and subsequently call in sick are only pay protected for the reassignment pairing, not the original trip.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 13, 2019

13 Aug

Rapid Re-accrual of Sick Leave when Returning from Injury, illness or Maternity

Flight Attendants returning from a single injury, illness or maternity absence are reminded, as provided in Section 13.A.5. of the JCBA, if during this single absence you have used more [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 13, 2019

13 Aug

New Procedures for Dual Boarding/Deplaning Process Effective August 12, 2019

Effective August 12, 2019 new Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) became effective for the use of dual boarding and deplaning procedures. 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 13, 2019

13 Aug

Summer is in Full Swing: Download 2Hot2Cold!

In the summer, cabins can get too hot. If it’s too hot, crew and passengers can experience symptoms ranging from the mild (fatigue, dizziness) to moderate (heat exhaustion) to catastrophic (heat stroke).
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 13, 2019

13 Aug

AFA Regional Carriers - Bridge the Gap Nationwide Picketing - Wednesday, Aug. 21

Air Wisconsin, a regional carrier, operates flights for United Airlines. Despite airline profits, Flight Attendants at Air Wisconsin are kept in poverty struggling to make ends meet.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 13, 2019

12 Aug

Partial Trip Trades

The Flight Attendant advertising the partial pairing is required to fly the pairing if no other Flight Attendant picks up the pairing within four (4) hours prior to check-in. 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 12, 2019

10 Aug

September 11, 2019 Memorial Services - Our Commitment to Never Forget!

We have made a commitment to Never Forget the events of September 11, 2001 or the thousands of lives that were lost on that tragic day in the history of our airline and our country.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 10, 2019

10 Aug

New Required CBT Modules Due by October 6

Inflight management notified Flight Attendants in the August 7, 2019 Inflight Services Weekly of a new series of six required CBT modules that must be completed by October 6, 2019. 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 10, 2019

10 Aug

Safety, Health & Security Training

Our MEC Safety, Health and Security Committee concluded our annual training seminar this week in Chicago. 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 10, 2019

10 Aug

Work History Record/ Tracking Attendance Points

JCBA Section 22.A.4. was negotiated to provide for Flight Attendants with the ability to access their individual work record electronically. 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 10, 2019

10 Aug

Hotel & Transportation Committee Report

The most recent report from our MEC Hotel & Transportation Committee detailing the work of the committee is now available on www.unitedafa.org. 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 10, 2019

10 Aug

USA TODAY: DOT Releases New Guidelines for Animals In the Cabin

On Thursday, August 8, 2019, the Department of Transportation released new guidance on service and emotional support animals in the cabin. 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 10, 2019

09 Aug

WHITE FLAG DAY declared in EWR, BOS, CLE, ORD, DEN, SFO, LAX on 8/9/19

Effective as of 2200 CT on August 8, 2019 WHITE FLAG DAY has been declared for August 9, 2019 in EWR, BOS, CLE, ORD, DEN, SFO, & LAX
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 09, 2019

07 Aug

AFA Leaders Gathered at the 77th CWA Convention 2019

Our AFA-CWA Local Presidents and other Officers gathered in Las Vegas this past week (July 29 - 31, 2019) for the 77th Annual Convention of the Communications Workers of America (CWA). 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 07, 2019

07 Aug

Preparing for and Acting During any Active Shooter Incident

The active shooter tragedies that have occurred over the last fourteen hours in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio remind us that the risk of mass violence in the communities in which we all live, work and visit is very real. 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 07, 2019