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17 Jan

Transfers Awarded January 17, 2020

System Transfers were awarded today to nine bases on the system as follows:
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 17, 2020

17 Jan

Bidding for Language Qualified Lines of Flying

In light of the recent bidding enhancements for Flight Attendants, a trend needs to be brought to the attention of Flight Attendants bidding for language qualified lines. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 17, 2020

17 Jan

Winter Regular Scheduled MEC Meeting Concludes

The Winter 2020 Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council (MEC) concluded on January 16, 2020, at the Hyatt Rosemont in Chicago.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 17, 2020

17 Jan

Contract 2021 Flight Attendant Survey Opens Monday, January 20

Our AFA Negotiating Committee is gearing up for our Contract 2021 Negotiations! We will be conducting a survey of the more than 25,000 United Flight Attendants to learn about those items that are important to you.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 17, 2020

17 Jan

Systemwide Listening Tour Begins January 20, 2020

Beginning January 20, 2020, our Negotiations Committee will be traveling to the twenty-three cities in which we have bases/satellites to meet with and listen to Flight Attendants in order to obtain information on your perspectives and your bargaining priorities. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 17, 2020

17 Jan

AFA-CWA Union Dues Play a Vital Role in Negotiations

We all work together to support the programs that benefit and advance our careers and our profession. We are AFA and our Union dues dollars are is the way we all chip in and collectively contribute to defend and advance our careers. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 17, 2020

17 Jan

Changes to Preflight Safety Checks - eFAOM Revision 31

eFAOM Revision 31 was announcedin the January 15, 2020 Inflight Services Weekly and became available for download on January 16, 2020.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 17, 2020

17 Jan

Line Observer Safety Audit (LOSA) Positions Posted on Flying Together

Coming this week, an opportunity to apply for a LOSA observer position will be posted on Flying Together.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 17, 2020

17 Jan

First Trimester CBT Completion - Due January 29, 2020

As a reminder, the first Trimester CQ CBT is due no later than January 29, 2020 at 2359 CT.  This CBT session is anticipated to take approximately three (3) hours to complete.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 17, 2020

17 Jan

MEC Reserve Committee Report – January, 2020

The MEC Reserve Committee’s most recent report detailing the topics discussed during the system-wide Reserve Meeting is now available for review on our website at www.unitedafa.org. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 17, 2020

17 Jan

Union Plus 2020 Scholarship Deadline is January 31, 2020

There's Still Time!  Apply for the 2020 Union Plus ScholarshipDon't miss out! There's still time to apply for the 2020 Union Plus Scholarship.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 17, 2020

15 Jan

“ANY FA” Bid Position has Launched on Monthly Line Bid Screen

Effective with the current bidding period for the February 2020 bid month, there is an additional option on the Monthly Line Bid screen (in CCS) in the drop-down menu when position bidding.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 15, 2020

15 Jan

Contract Negotiations Survey Opens January 20, 2020

Our AFA Negotiating Committee is gearing up for our Contract 2021 Negotiations! We will be conducting a survey of the more than 25,000 United Flight Attendants to learn about those items which are important to you.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 15, 2020

15 Jan

Mark Your Calendars! Systemwide Listening Tour Begins January 20, 2020

Beginning January 20, 2020, our Negotiations Committee will be traveling to the twenty-three cities in which we have bases/satellites to meet with and listen to Flight Attendants in order to obtain information on your perspectives and your bargaining priorities. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 15, 2020

15 Jan

Sign-up to Receive Contract 2021 Negotiations News

Sign up now and encourage all Flight Attendants to subscribe to Contract 2021 Negotiations News. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 15, 2020

15 Jan

Day One 2020 Winter AFA United MEC Meeting

The Winter Meeting of the United Master Executive Council (MEC) began in Chicago today. If you are in Chicago, we encourage you to stop by to witness our democratic process by attending the MEC meeting in progress. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 15, 2020

15 Jan

Contractual Protections Salary Continuation Rapid Re-accrual Medical Arbitration

Flight Attendants on sick leave, medical leave or any Occupational absence should be aware of the salary continuation and rapid re-accrual options our Contract provides under Section 13. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 15, 2020

15 Jan

Central Schedule Committee (CSC) Reports – February 2020 Bid Month

Central Schedule Committee’s most recent report detailing their activities in the development of the February schedule have been published on unitedafa.org. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 15, 2020

15 Jan

Vacation Buy Back & 401(k) Deferral – Payments on February 1, 2020 Pay Advice

During the Election process for 2020 Vacation Bidding the Company offers a vacation buy back option, which allows a Flight Attendant to take pay in lieu of accrued vacation. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 15, 2020

15 Jan

@afaunitedmec on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

Our efforts are directed at reaching every Flight Attendant and to provide platforms for our Membership to access information that is pertinent to our profession. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 15, 2020

15 Jan

2019 Reserve Christmas Wish List Statistics

A total of 282 Christmas Wish List (CWL) requests were granted to Reserves during the 2019 Wish List period consistent with the terms of our Contract.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 15, 2020

15 Jan

The CAUSE Foundation® “Read and Relax StayCation” Paid Trip Drop Contest”

The CAUSE Foundation® is providing another paid trip drop contest!  This time all that is needed is for you to sign up to receive their quarterly E-Newsletter and read it!
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 15, 2020

15 Jan

UnionPlus Free College Benefit

The Union Plus Free College Benefit makes it possible for you and your family members to earn an associates degree completely online — for FREE.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 15, 2020

10 Jan

Contract Negotiations Survey Opens January 20, 2020

Our AFA Negotiating Committee is gearing up for our Contract 2021 Negotiations!
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 10, 2020

10 Jan

Sign-up to Receive Contract 2021 Negotiations News

Our new Contract 2021.org website and Negotiations News updates will keep you informed prior to andduring our upcoming negotiations. We know an informed, educated and mobilized Membership results in a successful negotiation.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 10, 2020

10 Jan

Central Schedule Committee Report - DSL Report

The Central Schedule Committee’s most recent report detailing their activities in the development of the February schedule has been published on unitedafa.org 
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 10, 2020

10 Jan

Combined Duty Programming “Piggy backing” Delayed Implementation

Section 7.I.16. provides Flight Attendants with the ability to combine two duty periods from two separate pairings, sometimes referred to as “piggy-backing.”
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 10, 2020

10 Jan

One- and Three-Month Special COLAs Available for March Bid Month

Crew Schedule Planning announced they will be offering One- and Three-month Special COLAs effective for the March 2020 Bid Month. The company has not yet released the total number of Special COLAs that will be available by location. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 10, 2020

10 Jan

Transfer Awards Processed

On January 9, 2020 United processed the transfers list for Boston, Cleveland, Newark, Honolulu, Washington, Houston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Those whom were awarded transfers have seven (7) days to accept or decline. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 10, 2020

10 Jan

GoJet Flight Attendants Reach Tentative Agreement for First Contract

Congratulations to our GoJet Sisters and Brothers! On January 7, 2020 they reached a tentative agreement with the airline for their first Union Contract.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 10, 2020

08 Jan

Welcome Class 1929

On Tuesday, January 7, 2020 AFA welcomed the 70 graduating Members of class 1929 to the line. Our newest flying partners will be reporting to their respective bases at DEN, EWR and SFO on January 15, [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 08, 2020

08 Jan

Geopolitical Events of the Day

While the political unrest and events that are unfolding in the Middle East appear to be contained to that region of the world, as a crewmember working for a U.S. carrier, we should always use caution while on layover anywhere in the world.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 08, 2020

08 Jan

Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council – January 14-16, 2020

The Winter 2020 Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council (MEC) is scheduled to take place January 14 - 16, 2020, at the Hyatt Rosemont, 6350 N. River Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 08, 2020

08 Jan

KCM Location at ORD Transitions to South End of Terminal 1 Baggage Claim (1G)

Effective January 3, 2020.  the Known Crewmember Security Checkpoint in Terminal One of Chicago’s O’Hare airport has been moved to the south or opposite side of the baggage claim area – near door 1G.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 08, 2020

08 Jan

Systemwide Listening Tour Begins January 20, 2020

Our Collective Bargaining Agreement is amendable as of August 28, 2021. There is much work to be done in preparation for these Negotiations and we are excited by the opportunity to negotiate our first Contract following our JCBA. We expect to begin negotiations in August of 2020. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 08, 2020

08 Jan

Be in the Know! Sign-up for Negotiations News.

Our new Contract 2021.org website and Negotiations News updates will be designed and are intended to keep you informed prior to and during our upcoming negotiations.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 08, 2020

08 Jan

Holiday Bonus Point Application is Generated Automatically

Flight Attendants who have earned the holiday bonus incentive point will have their work history updated with the one point credit which will be applied to the first point generating occurrence after January 7, 2020.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 08, 2020

08 Jan

A Review of the Attendance Point System - When will Points Fall Off

Attendance and dependability are tracked using an attendance point system and recorded in our electronic work history.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 08, 2020

08 Jan

National Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month

January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Take a stand against human trafficking by recommitting ourselves to end it on our planes. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 08, 2020

08 Jan

Flight Attendant to Flight Attendant - Partial & Mutual Trade 4 Hour Requirement

A mutual trade is defined as an agreed upon trade of a pairing or partial pairing for another Flight Attendant’s pairing. This may occur from a mutual trade advertisement where, when posted, makes it [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 08, 2020

08 Jan

Advance Vacation Fly Through involving January Overlapping into February

We have received a number of questions from Flight Attendants who report they are having what they believe is difficulty submitting a vacation Fly Through Request for (overlap) February vacation periods which started in January.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 08, 2020

04 Jan

Wear Blue on January 11th

All over the world people will be wearing blue articles of clothing, January 11, in observance of the third annual #WearBlueDay to encourage greater public awareness about the scourge of human trafficking.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 04, 2020

03 Jan

KCM Location at ORD Transitions to South End of Terminal 1 Baggage Claim

Effective January 3, 2020.  the Known Crewmember Security Checkpoint in Terminal One of Chicago’s O’Hare airport has been moved to the south or opposite side of the baggage claim area – near door 1G. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 03, 2020

03 Jan

Interim Landside Bus Route Added

While on the subject of changes at Chicago O’Hare, for those who park in the employee parking lot, starting January 3, 2020, an interim landside “Orange line” bus will provide an additional option for employee access to the terminal building.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 03, 2020

03 Jan

Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council – January 14-16, 2020

The Winter 2020 Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council (MEC) is scheduled to take place January 14 - 16, 2020, at the Hyatt Rosemont, 6350 N. River Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 03, 2020

03 Jan

Wear the Official AFA-CWA White Pin

Our Union pin is not only a symbol of solidarity, but of our collective strength. While all the various ways we show strength and unity are important, wearing our AFA pin shows everyone, in the simplest and most direct way that we stand together as one group of Flight Attendants.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 03, 2020

03 Jan

First Trimester CBT Completion - Due January 29, 2020

As a reminder, the first Trimester CQ CBT is due no later than January 29, 2020 at 2359 CT. This CBT session is anticipated to take approximately three (3) hours to complete. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 03, 2020

03 Jan

Enhanced Staffing (ESG) Deadheading Re-Scheduled to Working Status

We continue to receive questions and reports from Flight Attendants who, while scheduled to deadhead, have been needlessly reassigned to working status creating staffing situation that is well above the ESG.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 03, 2020

03 Jan

Travel While on Sick Leave

We continue to receive questions and requests for clarification as to the existence of any requirement for Flight Attendants to secure permission from a supervisor in order for her/him to utilize pass travel while on sick leave or Medical Leave of Absence.
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 03, 2020

03 Jan

Sign-up to Receive Contract 2021 Negotiations News

Our new Contract 2021.org website and Negotiations News updates will keep you informed prior to and during our upcoming negotiations. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jan 03, 2020

27 Dec

Welcome New Hire Class 1926 and 1927

On Tuesday, December 17, 2019, AFA welcomed the 86 graduating Members of class 1926 to the line. Our newest flying partners will be reporting to their respective bases at DEN, EWR and SFO on December 25, 2019 for orientation and will be available to fly on December 27, 2019. 
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 27, 2019

27 Dec

Sign-up to Receive Contract 2021 Negotiations News

Our new Contract 2021.org website and Negotiations News updates will keep you actively informed prior to and during our upcoming negotiations.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 27, 2019

27 Dec

2019 End of Year Checklist

As we move through the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, 2019 is quickly coming to a close. With so many recent updates and end of year reminders we know it can become overwhelming too stay on top of all the information. 
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 27, 2019

27 Dec

MEC Committee Reports

The following MEC Committee reports are available on our website at www.unitedafa.org.  
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 27, 2019

27 Dec

Flight Attendants Call for Real Regulatory Oversight as Muilenburg Departs

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) President Sara Nelson and Transportation Workers Union Local 556 President Lyn Montgomery, together representing 70,000 Flight Attendants, released the following statement on the resignation of Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg:
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 27, 2019

27 Dec

“Read and Relax” - CAUSE Foundation Trip Drop Contest

The work of the CAUSE Foundation is critical to helping Flight Attendants in need.  That each of us is aware of their ongoing work and efforts to assist Flight Attendants in need is the best way for us to learn how we can help each other.   
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 27, 2019

20 Dec

Reserve Schedules Having More Than 12 Days Off

During the low flying season, line values typically decrease as the company spreads out flying scheduled by the corporation to manage manpower and Reserve under guarantee. 
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 20, 2019

20 Dec

Holiday Attendance Programs

The company has advised the Union that an Absence Certificate will be required for all absences during the designated holiday period from December 20, 2019 through January 4, 2020 as required under the terms of Section 13.C.4. of our Contract.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 20, 2019

20 Dec

Direct Deposit of First Pay Check of New Year is January 2, 2020

Consistent with the provisions of Section 3.BB.1., direct deposit funds for January 1st will be available the first day after the holiday, that is, Thursday, January 2, 2019. 
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 20, 2019

20 Dec

Contracted and Overflow Hotel Information Available via CCS

CCS has a reference area where Flight Attendants have the ability to learn about the hotels at which they will stay during any sequence.  Under the Schedule tab in CCS, refer to the “Contracted and Overflow Hotels” tab. 
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 20, 2019

13 Dec

Welcome New Hire Class 1925

On Tuesday, December 10, 2019, AFA welcomed the 81 graduating Members of class 1925 to the line. 
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 13, 2019

13 Dec

Job Shares Awarded for January Bid Month

The company recently published Job Share awards for the January 2020 bid month. Flight Attendants awarded Job Shares are encouraged to review Section 16 as well as the COLA, J[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 13, 2019

13 Dec

Reminder- EOM Adjustment Options while Bidding for New Month

With bidding for the January bid month underway, Flight Attendants who have pairings that carry over from the December bid month to the January bid month are reminded of the contractual Month to Month[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 13, 2019

13 Dec

Uniform Points Expiration & Discounted Item Availability

As a reminder, 2019 uniform points expire on December 31, 2019 and will not roll over for use in the next calendar year. Uniform orders using 2019 points must be made as follows:
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 13, 2019

13 Dec

Passport Surrender Procedures

If a Flight Attendant’s passport is unavailable because it is being renewed (loss or theft) or reissued
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 13, 2019

13 Dec

Stop Toxic Fumes Onboard Aircraft

The Cabin Air Safety Act of 2019 aims to protect airline passengers and crew from the harmful effects of toxic cabin air.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 13, 2019

13 Dec

Position Bidding Enhancement on Monthly Line Bid Screen

Effective with the February 2020 bid month, there will be an additional option on the Monthly Line Bid screen in CCS in the drop-down menu when position bidding.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 13, 2019

13 Dec

Layover Safety and the Importance of Situational Awareness

Last Friday’s Layover Safety article focused on important safety tips as it pertains to actions we should take when checking into our layover hotels.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 13, 2019

13 Dec

Trips Picked Up Out of Base – Not Eligible for Mutual Trip Trading

Flight Attendants may trade their days off for an Out of Base pairing less than fourteen hours prior to departure, subject to special qualification parameters outlined Section 7.J.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 13, 2019

13 Dec

Quick Turns- Safety First

Last Friday, we received a company email from management entitled Quick Turn MythBusters, which addressed common concerns that Quick Turns are not safe.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 13, 2019

13 Dec

System Scheduling Reports

The most recent (DSL) Review Report from Central Schedule Committee to the United Master Executive Council detailing their activities in the development of the January schedule has been published on unitedafa.org to help increase your understanding of the scheduling process.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 13, 2019

13 Dec

2020 Pass Travel Enrollment Closes December 30, 2019 at 7 pm (CT)

Beginning December 4, 2019 Flight Attendants have had the opportunity to make selections for their 2020 pass travel elections. The selection window closed on December 30, 2019 at 7 pm (CT).
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 13, 2019

13 Dec

New Leader Training

Last week, the Officers of the United Master Executive Council (MEC) conducted LEC 101 training for the newly elected Union leaders. In attendance were participants from Local Councils around the system including EWR/MCO, LAX/SAN, HNL, DCA, BOS, FRA and LHR.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 13, 2019

13 Dec

MEC Hotel and Transportation Committee Conducts Training in Chicago

The United Master Executive Council (MEC) Hotel and Transportation Committee concluded their annual two (2) day training in Chicago last week. In attendance were participants from Local Councils around the system.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 13, 2019

13 Dec

Apply for AFA-CWA Union Scholarships Today!

December 7, 2019 - Our AFA-CWA Membership provides opportunities for at least three different scholarships and the ability to earn a degree with no out of pocket expense for tuition, fees, and e-books.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 13, 2019

10 Dec

Transfers Awarded to AUS, FLL & TPA Satellite Bases Drive Transfer Opportunities

Transfers were awarded today to the recently announced satellite bases at AUS, FLL & TPA.  In addition, the filling of those vacancies drove other transfer opportunities on the system as follows:
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 10, 2019

10 Dec

February 2020 One Month COLAs & Job Share Availability

Inflight Scheduling has determined that there will be an opportunity to award One-Month COLAs and Job shares for the February 2020 bid month. 
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 10, 2019

10 Dec

SEA Satellite Base Bid – Now Open

On November 11, 2019 the company announced the opening of additional satellite bases In Austin, TX, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Tampa, FL and Seattle, Washington.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 10, 2019

10 Dec

Flight Attendant Instant Vacation Trades with Open Time Opened December 5

The remaining vacation allocations were posted as of December 4, 2019 and instant vacation trading opened on December 5, 2019 at 8:00 AM Local Domicile Time (LDT).
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 10, 2019

10 Dec

Approved Holiday Adornment

During the month of December to celebrate the holiday season, Flight Attendants may wear one holiday accessory that is in good taste and does not detract from our professional image as Safety Professionals. All other appearance regulations remain in effect.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 10, 2019

10 Dec

Layover Safety

As Safety Professionals, we know the importance of being aware of our surroundings to immediately identify a potential issue. 
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 10, 2019

10 Dec

Reserve Day Off One Way Trades No Longer Require Crew Scheduling Intervention

In the past, once a Reserve Flight Attendant picked up a pairing on her/his days off, if she/he later wished to drop the trip in exchange for days off to another Flight Attendant, Crew Scheduling had to be involved in order for the trade to be processed. 
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 10, 2019

10 Dec

UChat Video Now Available in CCS

UChat was developed to facilitate communication between Flight Attendants and to replace E-notes.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 10, 2019

10 Dec

“Read and Relax” - CAUSE Foundation Trip Drop Contest

The work of the CAUSE Foundation is critical to helping Flight Attendants in need.  That each of us is aware of their ongoing work and efforts to assist Flight Attendants in need is the best way for us to learn how we can help each other. 
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 10, 2019

06 Dec

Month-End Adjustment to be -3:00/+5:00

Effective December 5, 2019, the month-end conflict provision of Section 7.E.7.c. will be implemented, allowing self-adjustments with values between -3:00 and +5:00 hours. 
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 06, 2019

06 Dec

Reserve Christmas Wish List now Open

Reserve Christmas Wish List (CWL) is a Reserve assignment procedure that is provided for in Section 8.H.8.c. of our Contract. 
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 06, 2019

06 Dec

First Trimester CQ 2020 CBT Requirement Now Available

December 1, 2019 officially marks the beginning of the 2020 CQ year. The company announced on November 6, 2019 that the CQ program would be changing for the 2020 year.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 06, 2019

06 Dec

December 5 Vacation Instant Trades with Open Time

Instant vacation trades open on December 5, 2019 for the 2020 vacation year.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 06, 2019

29 Nov

January 2020 Operational Vacation Fly Through Available as of November 30

We’ve received a number of questions about the current inability to indicate a desire to Fly Through January 2020 Vacation periods. As a reminder, Vacation Trades by Seniority must be awarded before Operational Fly Through can be processed.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 29, 2019

29 Nov

New! – Trimester 1 CQ 2020 CBT Requirement – December 1, 2019

The first trimester CQ will begin as of midnight Central Time, December 1, 2019 and must be completed by January 29, 2020 by 2359 CT. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 29, 2019

29 Nov

Vacation Seniority Trade with Open Time

Flight Attendants interested in creating an Open Time Trade by Seniority request have until November 30 at 0800 (HDT) to enter the request in the system.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 29, 2019

29 Nov

Vacation Rules Apply When Trading: Crossing Bid Month Minimums

As we approach the close of the Seniority Trade window for Vacations, we remind you that all Vacation Rules apply when trading vacations.  
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 29, 2019

29 Nov

Holiday Period Attendance Reminders

Absence Certificate Required during December 20, 2019 – January 4, 2020 periodAs required under the provisions of Section 13.C.4. of our Contract, management has notified the Union the company intends[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 29, 2019

29 Nov

Last Day! ACSIA Long-Term Insurance Deadline November 30 2019

As a reminder, the window for enrolling in Long-Term Care Insurance will close November 30, 2019. Those who enroll prior to the November deadline will be eligible for discount rates and fewer medical questions. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 29, 2019

29 Nov

Uniform Points Expiration & Discounted Item Availability

As a reminder, 2019 uniform points expire on December 31, 2019 and will not roll over for use in the next calendar year. Uniform orders using 2019 points must be made as follows:
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 29, 2019

29 Nov

Commuter Program Clarification

As we approach the start of the Winter travel season, if you are a commuter we recommend that you review the following information on our Negotiated Commuter Program. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 29, 2019

27 Nov

2020 Vacation Allocations and Seniority Trading

2020 Vacation Awards have been posted.  Allocations for vacation trades are available on CCS. Flight Attendants now have the ability to modify their awarded vacation by utilizing the following options:
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 27, 2019

27 Nov

Pass Travel Enrollment 2020

Annual Pass Travel election changes for the 2020 calendar year open in early December. Beginning December 4, 2019 Flight Attendants will have the opportunity to make selections for their 2020 pass travel elections.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 27, 2019

27 Nov

Procedures for Harassment and/or Sexual Assault on Our Aircraft

As Flight Attendants, our primary objectives and training pertain to the safety and security of our passengers and crew members onboard our aircraft. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 27, 2019

27 Nov

Liquid, Aerosol & Gel Restrictions from Port of Spain (Trinidad & Tobago)

Flight Attendants with scheduled layovers in Port of Spain (POS) should be aware of a recent change to Liquids, Aerosols, and Gels (LAGs) screening for flight crews departing Port of Spain. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 27, 2019

27 Nov

Reminder - Satellite Base Transfer Bidding Closes December 6, 2019

As a reminder, bidding for the recently announced vacancies at the AUS, FLL, and TPA satellite bases is now open and will close on December 6, 2019. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 27, 2019

27 Nov

Move-Up Line - Removing Name from Move-up List

Reserve Move-Up Lines are built by the company from the first through the fifth day of the bid month (not the calendar month) to the extent adequate Reserve coverage can be maintained. Move-up lines will be constructed with either all domestic or all international pairings. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 27, 2019

27 Nov

10 Hours Rest Is Law: Implement Now

Our efforts to secure 10 hours minimum rest under the law was successful in October 2018—closing a safety, health, and equality loophole in aviation.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 27, 2019

27 Nov

Union Made Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is celebrated this Thursday, November 28, 2019. Whether you celebrate with a Turkey and all the trimmings, or a modern age Tofurky there is always a way to help support our sisters and brothers at other Unions.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 27, 2019

27 Nov

Unite Here Protest

The Holiday Season should be a time of joy and celebration but for many of our Sisters and Brothers at Unite Here it is a time to stand in solidarity and fight for a livable wage and access to affordable health care.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 27, 2019

26 Nov

Pass Travel Enrollment 2020

Annual Pass Travel election changes for the 2020 calendar year open in early December. Beginning December 4, 2019 Flight Attendants will have the opportunity to make selections for their 2020 pass travel elections
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 26, 2019

23 Nov

Attendance Bonus Point for 2019-2020

By mutual agreement with AFA to supplement the language in Section 23.F. of our Contract, Flight Attendants can earn a one-point credit during the holiday season provided the following conditions are satisfied:
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 23, 2019

23 Nov

New! – Trimester 1 CQ 2020 CBT Requirement

CQ 2019 concludes at the end of November. New for 2020, the company announced November 6, 2019 that Flight Attendants would see changes to the 2020 CQ program with the most notable change being t[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 23, 2019

23 Nov

Special Purpose Flights

2019 has seen a number of inaugural flights to new destinations. The start of service to new destinations can be highly visible assignment and many Flight Attendants have questioned why some inaugural flights are available for bidding while others are not. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 23, 2019

23 Nov

MEC Central Schedule Committee Report (CSC)

Central Schedule Committee’s most recent DSL Review REPORT detailing their activities in the development of the January schedule has been published on unitedaf
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 23, 2019

23 Nov

Flu Shots Still Available 2020

Cold and flu season is upon us. For many of us, one form of prevention is through the administration of a flu shot. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 23, 2019

23 Nov

Satellite Base Transfer Bidding Closes December 6, 2019

As a reminder, bidding for the recently announced vacancies at the AUS, FLL, and TPA satellite bases is now open.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 23, 2019

22 Nov

ACSIA Partners United Long-Term Insurance Deadline November 30, 2019

As a reminder, the enrollment window for those interested in enrolling in Long-Term Care Insurance has been extended until November 30, 2019.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 22, 2019

20 Nov

Changes Coming to Sao Paulo Layover Hotel

For some time now, AFA and the company have had an ongoing dispute regarding the layover facility that has been in use in Sao Paulo, Brazil. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 20, 2019

20 Nov

Reserve Preferencing Training Resource Page – Now Available!

We are pleased to announce the official launch of the Reserve Preference System support page on the United MEC website which is dedicated to supporting Flight Attendants’ understanding of the Reserve Preferencing System.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 20, 2019

20 Nov

Second Round 2020 Vacation Awards Now Available in CCS

Second round 2020 Vacation Awards are now available for viewing in CCS. To view your 2020 vacation awards, login to CCS, click on the Vacation tab and then select My Vacation from the drop-down menu. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 20, 2019

20 Nov

Vacations Encompassed by a Leave of Absence

Vacations Encompassed by a Leave of Absence shall be treated in the following manner:
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 20, 2019

20 Nov

Seniority Trading Vacations Begins November 24 - It’s Time to Review!

Second Round Vacation bidding awards will be posted on CCS no later than November 20, 2018. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 20, 2019

20 Nov

November Contractual Paid Holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Labor Thanksgiving Day NRT

Flight assignments flown from all United States domiciles & GUM over the U.S. Thanksgiving Day holiday as well as flight assignments at NRT flown over the Labor Thanksgiving Day holiday are eligible for contractual holiday pay.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 20, 2019

20 Nov

Lost, Stolen or Surrendered Passport Procedures

Flight Attendants are required to carry their passport while on any flight assignment. When a Flight Attendant’s passport expires or requires replacement for any reason, (i.e. lost or stolen passport or name change, etc.)
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 20, 2019

20 Nov

Releasing Sick Leave Pairings Prior to Eight (8) Hours Before Departure

When a Flight Attendant calls on sick leave for a trip pairing, the Company will put that assignment into open time in accordance with Section 7.G.1. of our Contract. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 20, 2019

20 Nov

737 MAX Out of Service until March 5, 2020

United has decided to pull MAX flights out of schedule until March 5, 2020. During this period, United will continue to take extraordinary steps to protect customers’ travel plans by monitoring the re[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 20, 2019

20 Nov

Hot2Cold Winter is Here

Last week a burst of cold temperatures swept across the country causing many locations to experience unseasonably low temperatures. Flight Attendants reported extremely cold aircraft cabins, especially when operating an early morning flight. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 20, 2019

15 Nov

December 2019 – One- and Three-Month Special COLAs Awarded

The company has awarded 671 one- and three-month Special COLAs for the December 2019 Flight Attendant schedule month including the additional 57 Special COLAs that were awarded today.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 15, 2019

15 Nov

Waiver of Transfer Inhibits for Satellite Base – Impact on Transfer Lists

In an effort to ensure everyone has an equal opportunity to participate in the upcoming satellite base transfers to AUS, FLL, TPA and SEA, by mutual agreement with AFA, transfer inhibits will be waived for the initial staffing of these satellite bases.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 15, 2019

15 Nov

Kombucha Tea - To Drink or Not to Drink

Commercial Kombucha Tea is typically sold and labeled as “non-alcoholic”. However, this does not mean that it doesn’t contain alcohol.  It means that it contains less than 0.5% alcohol to be sold as a non-alcoholic beverage.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 15, 2019

15 Nov

Updating your Personal Information on Flying Together

As Professional Flight Attendants, we take pride in the work we do and the many efforts we make in being prepared for the unexpected.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 15, 2019

15 Nov

International SOS Medical Assistance

United Airlines contracts with International SOS to provide security and medical assistance to its employees and crews in both emergency and non-emergency situations.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 15, 2019

15 Nov

Flight Attendant Checked Baggage Information

As we approach the traditionally busy holiday flying seasons of Thanksgiving and Christmas, holiday reductions in the flight schedule result in some international pairings of unusual length.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 15, 2019

15 Nov

Verify Pay for Vacation Fly Through

It’s important to remember that it often takes less time to avoid a payroll error, oversight or omission than it does to fix one once it has occurred.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 15, 2019

15 Nov

Reserve Preferencing Interface Tutorials “Sneak Peak”

In anticipation of the full release of Reserve Preference Interface tutorials next Tuesday, we have a sneak preview that is available for to take a look at starting today.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 15, 2019

15 Nov

Bridge the Gap – Join us at Washington Reagan Airport on November 19, 2019

Flight Attendants, whether at mainline or regional air carriers, are aviation’s first responders responsible to ensure the well-being, safety and security of the passengers entrusted to our care.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 15, 2019

13 Nov

Long-Term Care deadline extended until November 30, 2019

For those interested in enrolling in Long-Term Care Insurance, United has extended the open enrollment window until November 30, 2019. Those who enroll prior to the November 30 deadline will be eligible for discounted rates and fewer medical questions.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 13, 2019

13 Nov

Round Two Vacation Bidding Closes Saturday, November 16, 2019

Reminder, Second Round Vacation bidding for 2020 closes this Saturday, November 16, 2019, at 0800 Home Domicile Time (HDT).
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 13, 2019

13 Nov

New Satellite Bases: AUS, FLL, TPA, SEA

On November 11, 2019 the company announced the opening of additional satellite bases In Austin, TX, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Tampa, FL and Seattle, Washington.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 13, 2019

13 Nov

Vacation Bidding: Crossing Bid Months

As Flight Attendants prepare to make their second round Vacation Bids we remind you that you have the ability to bid days that cross the end of the month into the next.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 13, 2019

13 Nov

Interruption of Reserve Legal Rest while at Home

Reserve Legal Rest (at home domicile) is provided for under Sections 8.I.3.a. of our Contract.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 13, 2019

13 Nov

Working Crew Members & Thanksgiving Holiday Buddy Pass Travelers

As a reminder, during the Thanksgiving holiday, United Flight Attendants and mainline pilots who are working crew members will again be able to travel with up to two individuals using buddy passes at the crew member’s personal boarding priority of SA1P.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 13, 2019

13 Nov

New Hire Training Flights: Set an Example and Wear your AFA pin

United recently announced their plans for hiring over the next few years. As our newest Sisters and Brother prepare to join us on the line, they will be completing their training flights
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 13, 2019

08 Nov

Employee Assistance/Professional Standards Program Training Concludes

This week, fourteen (14) dedicated volunteer Members from around the system attended our MEC Annual EAP/Professional Standards training in Chicago.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 08, 2019

08 Nov

Category One Local Council Elections Results

Category 1 Local Council Elections concluded this week. The following Flight Attendants were elected to a three-year term of office beginning January 1, 2020 ending December 31, 2022:
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 08, 2019

08 Nov

Transfers Awarded for January 2020 Bid Month – Action Required!

On November 6, 2019, the company awarded 471 Flight Attendant transfers to BOS, DEN, EWR, GUM, IAH, LAX, MCO, SAN and SFO.  Flight Attendants are reminded, under the provisions of Section 17 [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 08, 2019

08 Nov

CQ 2020 Changes

As CQ 2019 concludes the end of this month of November, the company announced in Inflight Services Weekly some notable changes to CQ 2020 which begins December 2019.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 08, 2019

08 Nov

MEC Reserve Committee Report

The MEC Reserve Committee’s October 2019 report detailing the activities of the Reserve Committee has been published on unitedafa.org.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 08, 2019

05 Nov

January 2020 One Month COLAs & Job Share Availability

Inflight Scheduling has determined that there will be an opportunity to award One-Month COLAs and Job shares for the January 2020 bid month. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 05, 2019

05 Nov

Second Round Vacation Bidding Begins November 8, 2019

Second Round Vacation bidding for 2020 begins Friday, November 8, 2019 at 0800 (HDT). Bids Close on November 16, 2019, 0800 Home Domicile Time (HDT).
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 05, 2019

05 Nov

Central Schedule Committee (CSC) Reports – January 2019

Central Schedule Committee’s most recent reports detailing their activities in the development of the December schedule have been published on www.unitedafa.org.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 05, 2019

05 Nov

2019 Uniform Points Do Not Carry Over into New Year

We’re reaching that time of year where it’s necessary to begin to think about ensuring any unused Uniform points are maximized to ensure we all look our professional best in the new year. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 05, 2019

05 Nov

The Cause Foundation® - Making Your Holiday Purchases Count!

Candy cane scarves & ties for the holiday are available through November & December.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 05, 2019

05 Nov

CWA Joe Beirne Foundation’s 2020-2021 Scholarship

CWA has announced the application process for the CWA Joe Beirne Foundation’s scholarship for the 2020-2021 school year. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 05, 2019

05 Nov

We Support Delta Flight Attendant Efforts to Join AFA

Thousands of Flight Attendants at Delta Air Lines have asked AFA to join them in efforts to become full members of our union. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 05, 2019

02 Nov

No Bid versus an Insufficient Vacation Bid Award

Now that First Round 2020 vacation awards are available, one of the most common questions asked is about the difference between a no bid and an insufficient bid. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 02, 2019

02 Nov

Local Council Election Reminder

Below is a list of the Local Councils included in Election Category I. If you have not received your voting credentials, contact the Membership Services at the AFA International Office – 800 424 2401 X706.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 02, 2019

02 Nov

November Contractual Holidays:U.S. Thanksgiving Day, Labor Thanksgiving Day NRT

Our Contract stipulates that Flight Attendants receive additional pay for flight assignments flown on designated holidays as outlined in Section 2.Q. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 02, 2019

02 Nov

UChat App Available as of September 30, 2019

The new Flight Attendant communication app, UChat, was pushed to our links on September 30, 2019. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 02, 2019

02 Nov

Can I Be Re-directed from my Bid Position for the Duration of a Flight?

The International Purser/Purser is the designated onboard leader on the aircraft and she/he is responsible for coordinating the overall service on the flight and ensuring all aspects of the scheduled [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 02, 2019

02 Nov

Reviewing your Electronic Work History in CCS

Flight Attendants are reminded of the importance of reviewing your Electronic Work History periodically to ensure that no items are entered into your work history without your knowledge.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 02, 2019

02 Nov

Early Boarding – Customer Boarding Review

We continue to receive reports and questions regarding efforts on the part of Customer Service personnel to board flights earlier than the required time to ensure on-time (or early) departures.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 02, 2019

02 Nov

Working Crew Members Thanksgiving Holiday Season Buddy Pass Travelers

United Flight Attendants and Pilots who are working crew members will have the ability to travel with up to two individuals using buddy passes who will travel at the crew member’s personal boarding priority of SA1P during the upcoming holiday season.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 02, 2019

02 Nov

CCS IT Outage Planned for November 3, 2019 – Plan Accordingly

For your planning purposes, an IT outage is planned for CCS on Sunday, November 3 from 0100 to 0215 CST. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 02, 2019

30 Oct

Our Official AFA Pin is Now White

At the Fall 2019 Regular Meeting, the United Master Executive Council acted to restore our traditional white AFA pin as our official AFA pin.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 30, 2019

30 Oct

First Round Vacation Bids Close Thursday, October 31, 2019

First-round vacation bidding is now open for all domiciles until October 31, 2019 at 0800 Home domicile time (HDT).
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 30, 2019

30 Oct

Reminder - Effective October 30, 2019 - Reserve Block-In via CCS

Reserve Flight Attendants will have the ability to block in electronically via CCS, effective October 30, 2019 at 2345CT, and will not have to call the crew desk to do so.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 30, 2019

30 Oct

Random Drug and Alcohol Testing Procedures

Earlier this year your AFA Employee Assistance/Professional Standards Committee published detailed information concerning the Department of Transportation (DOT) federally mandated Random Drug and Alcohol Testing Procedures
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 30, 2019

30 Oct

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

Many Flight Attendants may be surprised to learn that sick leave pairings from their monthly flight schedule may be released into open time earlier than eight (8) hours prior to scheduled departure. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 30, 2019

30 Oct

United Flight Attendants Rejoin ISAP

ack on October 17, 2019, United Vice President of Inflight, John Slater announced on Flying Together that United Airlines had signed a memorandum of understanding with our Union,  Assoc[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 30, 2019

30 Oct

Flight Attendants Applaud FAA Move to Include Naloxone Onboard

In response to AFA's advocacy and with the assistance and support of Members of Congress, the Federal Aviation Administration told lawmakers it concurs that passenger aircraft should carry “opioid antagonists - naloxone - in emergency medical kits.”
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 30, 2019

30 Oct

Union Made Candy – Halloween Favorites

Halloween is celebrated this Thursday, October 31, 2019. As we celebrate this holiday, we have the ability to support our brothers and sisters in other Labor Unions as we prepare for the arrival of the little ghosts and goblins at our front door.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 30, 2019

25 Oct

Fall 2019 Regular MEC Meeting Concludes in Chicago

The Fall 2019 Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council (MEC) concluded on October 23, 2019.  During day two of the meeting our MEC Government Affairs Committee presented their annual Committee report.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 25, 2019

25 Oct

United MEC Acts to Return Our Official AFA Pin White

Our Union pin is a symbol of solidarity and while all the various ways we show strength and unity are important, wearing our AFA pin shows everyone, in the simplest and most direct way that we stand together as one group of Flight Attendants.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 25, 2019

25 Oct

Make-Up Sick Leave

Our Contract contains provisions, very important income protection provisions, for Sick and Occupational Injury banks.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 25, 2019

25 Oct

Travel versus Settling Time When Transferring

Recent transfer activity over the past couple of weeks has resulted in a number of questions about the difference between Travel & Settling Time, the difference between the two items and how they are used.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 25, 2019

25 Oct

Reserve Block in via CCS becomes Effective at 2345 October 30, 2019

This past week the company announce that Reserve Flight Attendants will have the ability to block in electronically via CCS, effective October 30, 2019 at 2345CT, and will not have to call the crew desk to do so.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 25, 2019

25 Oct

Vacation Relief Line Award (VRL) During Scheduled Vacation Month

There have been a number of questions from Flight Attendants who have been awarded or who have seen other Flight Attendants be awarded a Vacation Relief Line during a month in which there is a scheduled vacation period
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 25, 2019

25 Oct

FlightPAC – Our Power to Influence on the Hill

The power of our Union comes from the support of its Members. Our Government Affairs committee ensures our Flight Attendants, and our industry, are represented in Washington D.C.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 25, 2019

25 Oct

iOS Freeze Remains in Effect

Flight Attendants are reminded not to update their Link devices to an iOS 13 version as the freeze on all IOS updates remains in effect until further notice.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 25, 2019

25 Oct

Vacation Relief Line Award (VRL) During Scheduled Vacation Month

There have been a number of questions from Flight Attendants who have been awarded or who have seen other Flight Attendants be awarded a Vacation Relief Line during a month in which there is a scheduled vacation period.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 25, 2019

23 Oct

Day One – Fall 2019 Regular Meeting of the United MEC

The first day of the two-day Fall Meeting of the United Master Executive Council (MEC) began in Chicago today. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 23, 2019

23 Oct

United AFA Stand in Solidarity with Chicago Teachers Union & SEIU

oday, the Members of the United Master Executive Council spent the morning on the picket line with Chicago Teachers and Support staff represented by the Chicago Teachers Union and SEIU, respectively. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 23, 2019

23 Oct

Contractual Adoption Leave

United Flight Attendants planning to adopt a child are encouraged to review our industry leading optional time-off provisions negotiated in our Contract which provides for Adoption Leave of Absences.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 23, 2019

23 Oct

Open Enrollment- Elect your 2020 Health Benefits

Flight Attendants are reminded to make their annual benefit selections by this Friday, October 25, 2019. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 23, 2019

23 Oct

One-Month and Three-Month Special COLAs Available with December Bid Month

Last week’s edition of E-Lines contained a typographical error in regard to the duration of the of the one- and three-month special COLAs. Flight Attendants interested in applying for either the one- or three-month COLA are encouraged to review the following corrected information.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 23, 2019

23 Oct

Contact Information for Voluntary Supplemental Insurance Brokers

Contact information for the brokers who provided voluntary supplemental insurance policies during last year’s open enrollment event, follows:
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 23, 2019

23 Oct

Hotel & Transportations Issues – Avoid United Voices & Use AFA Reporting Portal

Further, reporting issues via Social Media is not an effective way to have your voice heard. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 23, 2019

23 Oct

Reserve Move-up Lines and Sacred Days with Vacation

As we prepare for Vacation bidding 2020, we offer a timely reminder of how sacred days, that is, days off immediately prior to and/or following a period of vacation apply to Flight Attendant schedules.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 23, 2019

23 Oct

Bonus Bucks Registration Extension Deadline - October 23, 2019

On October 9, 2019 United Airlines released a clarification on the two-step registration process that is reported many Flight Attendants may not have fully completed.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 23, 2019

23 Oct

Tell Your Member of Congress to Support the PRO Act

When workers stand together to organize, mobilize, and strike we can build power and win the wages, benefits, and working conditions we need and deserve.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 23, 2019

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