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20 Jul

Honoring 232: A Call to Ensure a Safe Seat for Passengers at Every Age

On the 30th remembrance of the United Flight 232 Sioux City crash that killed 111 people including an infant without a safe seat, AFA calls on the FAA and lawmakers to ensure that every passenger is secured in an aircraft seat, regardless of age.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 20, 2019

20 Jul

United Airlines (UAL) Announces Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results

On July 16, 2019 United announced its second-quarter 2019 financial results- the highest second-quarter pre-tax income in the airlines history (post 2010 merger).
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 20, 2019

20 Jul

Following Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)

As we continue flying with each following the operational merge, we’re becoming more comfortable with each other and collaborating to accomplish the work that needs to be done on the aircraft.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 20, 2019

20 Jul

Timeline for Bidding and Awards of September 2019 Special COLAs

Inflight Scheduling has determined that there will be an opportunity to award one month and six-month Special COLAs (Company Offered Leave of Absence) effective for the September 2019 bid month.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 20, 2019

20 Jul

Were you determined to be FMLA ineligible -May 31, 2017 & Feb. 13, 2019

On July 12, 2019, we reported to you that during the period beginning May 31, 2017 through February 13, 2019, an information technology error related to the calculation of hours worked in determining eligibility for Family Medical Leave (FML) was identified.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 20, 2019

20 Jul

Contractual Protections When Weather Adversely Impacts the Operation

With recent weather events impacting operations at several bases around the system, Flight Attendants are encouraged to review the articles that have been produced on Irregularities, Call Wait Times & Self-Help procedures.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 20, 2019

20 Jul

Jury Duty- Flight Attendant Guide Available from Help Hub

The Contract language in Section 15.M.1. of our Contract provides specific information on how Flight Attendants will be paid when called upon to perform Jury Duty as well as the specific steps they must take to notify their supervisor after receiving notice
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 20, 2019

20 Jul

Trip Trading / Picking Up Trips While on Sick Leave

A Flight Attendant may continue trip trading, as provided for in Section 7.I. of our JCBA, while on sick leave and she/he will be eligible to use accrued sick leave to be paid for such trips within certain limitation.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 20, 2019

20 Jul

Submitting your Monthly Schedule Bids

Following the award of monthly schedules, it is not unusual for Local Council Officers to receive questions from Flight Attendants on their special line award.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 20, 2019

20 Jul

United MEC Summer Regular Meeting August 1 – 3, 2019, Las Vegas, Nevada

Our Summer 2019 Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council (MEC) is scheduled to take place the week of August 1 - 3, 2019, at the Westin Hotel, 160 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 20, 2019

17 Jul

Special COLAs Available for September

Inflight Scheduling has determined that there will be an opportunity to award one month and six-month Special COLAs (Company Offered Leave of Absence) effective for the September 2019 bid month. The number of Special COLAs to be awarded has not yet been determined. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 17, 2019

17 Jul

London Airports Expect a Series of Strikes this Summer

Officials at Heathrow, Stansted and Gatwick face walkouts and are contingency planning to minimize disruptions in response to Unions calling for a series of strikes over pay.  
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 17, 2019

17 Jul

Trading Carryover Pairings

Very often we receive questions regarding the trading pairings that carryover or “overlap” from one month to the next.  Processing of trades involving carryover pairings is provided for in Section 7.I.11. of our Contract.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 17, 2019

17 Jul

Buddy Bidding

Flight Attendants that wish to fly with a friend or particular flying partner have the ability to utilize the Buddy Bid option when submitting their monthly bid. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 17, 2019

17 Jul

Visa & Passport Renewal – Passport Surrender

Flight Attendants are required to carry their passport while on any flight assignment. When a Flight Attendants passport expires or requires replacement for any reason, (i.e. lost, stolen or name change, etc.)
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 17, 2019

17 Jul

Booking Travel to CQ when Traveling from your Home to Training

Flight Attendants attending required training away from their domicile (Section 11.C.3.)  who are required to travel to attend training at a location away from their base may elect to travel to the training location from her/his home or domicile location.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 17, 2019

17 Jul

United MEC Summer Regular Meeting August 1 – 3, 2019 – Las Vegas, Nevada

Our Summer 2019 Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council (MEC) is scheduled to take place the week of August 1 - 3, 2019, at the Westin Hotel, 160 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 17, 2019

17 Jul

AFA, ALPA, TTD Join Lawmakers at Fair and Open Skies Act Introduction

AFA, ALPA, and the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO joined lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, July 10 2019, as they introduced the Fair and Open Skies Act.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 17, 2019

17 Jul

Take the Crew Scheduling Feedback Survey

Crew scheduling is currently conducting a survey that is intended to collect feedback on your experience when calling the Crew Desk and interacting with the new call support representatives who were introduced, June 26, 2019. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 17, 2019

17 Jul

Revision #29 Now Available in Manuals App – Effective August 1, 2019

Effective August 1, 2019, revision #29 is now available to download via your Manuals app. Details on the content and instructions on downloading procedures are available in the July 11, 2019 ISW on Flying Together.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 17, 2019

12 Jul

737 MAX Aircraft Out of Schedule until November 3, 2019

Late in the day on Friday, July 12, 2019, United management announced that the 737 MAX aircraft will be out of schedule until November 3rd.  In addition to that announcement, management prov[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 12, 2019

12 Jul

Video Safety Demonstration Positions Changed by FAA Effective August 1, 2019

You may recall some number of years ago, management established a policy requiring Flights Attendants on aircraft with video safety demonstration systems to stand in the aisle at our live safety demonstration positions while the video was shown.   
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 12, 2019

12 Jul

Flight Attendant Fatigue Policy

The Company Policy on Flight Attendant Fatigue states, “Any Flight Attendant who claims to be too fatigued to fly will be removed from her/his schedule. This will ensure that the safety of our passengers and crew is not compromised.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 12, 2019

12 Jul

RA Day Assignment for End of Month Conflicts (EOM) When Bidding

End of month (EOM) conflicts can result from the award of your new month schedule which can include overlapping pairings, 24:7 violations (not having 24 hours free from duty in a seven consecutive day[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 12, 2019

12 Jul

Domestic & International Legal Rest Waiver Adds Flexibility

The domestic legal rest provisions of our JCBA requires the protection of a planned legal rest at home consists of twelve (12) hours free from duty.  At the same time, in order to offer Flig[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 12, 2019

12 Jul

2Hot2Cold!- Cabin Thermometers Help Provide Data- Contact Your Local Council

In the Tuesday, July 9, 2019 E-lines, we reminded Flight Attendants of the importance of reporting cabin temperature issues via the 2Hot2Cold! App. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 12, 2019

12 Jul

77th Annual Communications Workers of America (CWA) Convention July 29 - 31

The 77th Annual Convention of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) is scheduled to take place July 29 -31, 2019 at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 12, 2019

12 Jul

Canada Lengthy Tarmac Delay (LTD) to Mirror U.S. Policy

Flight Attendants on flight assignments which include segments into or out of Canada are encouraged to review the recent Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) announcement of the implementation of a Lengthy Tarmac Delay (LTD) policy for all arriving and departing aircrafts. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 12, 2019

12 Jul

United Airlines (UAL) to Announce Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results

On Wednesday, July,17 2019 the company will announce its second-quarter 2019 financial results.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 12, 2019

10 Jul

Unexpected Aircraft Changes – How to Fill Open Positions

Unexpected aircraft changes present questions as to how Flight Attendants are to determine their proper work positions.  Our JCBA provides the language for these instances in Section 7.Q.7: 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 10, 2019

10 Jul

Out of Base (OOB) Trades of Open Time and Advertised Pick-ups

While Flight Attendants have unlimited trip trades with and pick ups from, open time in their Base as well as unlimited trip trades with other Flight Attendants in their Base subject to the provisions of Section 7.I. of the JCBA.  
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 10, 2019

10 Jul

Safety Checks & Doors – Stop, Drop & Review

n last week’s edition of E-lines we discussed how Rushing & Distraction Have No Place During Cabin Door Operations.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 10, 2019

10 Jul

Reserve Rotation (A/B) at International Bases is Contractual

During the negotiations between the Union and the Company leading to the 2016 – 2021 Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement terms were agreed upon for Flight Attendants who serve Reserve status on a rotating basis in accordance with LOA 23 – Reserve Rotation Letter of Agreement. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 10, 2019

10 Jul

Assignment of Pre-0500 Check-ins to Reserves

JCBA Section 8.H.5. provides open positions with check-in times between 0001 and 0459, inclusive, will be assigned to Ready Reserves in compliance with the Notice of Assignment provisions of Section 8.K.1:
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 10, 2019

06 Jul

Passenger Incident Review Committee Intended to Support Flight Attendants

The Passenger Incident Review Committee, often referred to as PIRC, is a cross-divisional team that includes Director level Leadership from Inflight Services, Corporate Security, Corporate Legal, and Airport Operations.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 06, 2019

06 Jul

Quarterly Incentive Compensation Detailed & Paid on July Advice

As the second quarter of the fiscal year closes, we recommend that Flight Attendants be on the lookout for their Incentive Pay on their July 2019 Pay Advice.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 06, 2019

06 Jul

Commuter Policy – Review Listing Requirements

During this past week, Flight Attendants have reported issues when trying to utilize the commuter policy, due to scheduling stating “improper listing procedures concerning available seating.”
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 06, 2019

06 Jul

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

When issues occur with our contractually required hotel & transportation issues, our MEC Hotel & Transportation Committee is best prepared to address these issues when provided the specific details of any incidents.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 06, 2019

06 Jul

Additional Information for New United Voluntary Benefit Offerings

Beginning July 1, 2019, United launched a new offering of voluntary benefits that goes beyond the traditionally negotiated medical, dental and vision benefits.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 06, 2019

02 Jul

Satellite Base Transfer Acceptance Required by 2359 CT Tonight

Acceptance of awarded transfers to one of the recently announced Satellite Bases at MCO, PHX and SAN for those wishing to transfer is required by 2359 CT tonight.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 02, 2019

02 Jul

767-300 (76L) Important Safety Emergency Differences - AC #6684, #6685 & 6686

Flight Attendants are strongly encouraged by your MEC Safety, Health & Security Committee to review and familiarize themselves with the recently acquired and new configuration of the 767-300 known as 76L – V2.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 02, 2019

02 Jul

Keeping Families Together

Flight Attendants have directly been affected in the course of our work by changes to immigration policy and many Flight Attendants have family who are concerned right now that they will be separated from our loved ones.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 02, 2019

02 Jul

Reserve Opportunity to Pick Up Open Flying to Prevent Drafting

Our JCBA provides Reserves with a number of opportunities to increase their monthly earnings by voluntarily picking up flying on scheduled days off either from Open Time or from other Flight Attendants.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 02, 2019

02 Jul

Safeguarding Unaccompanied Minors

The multi-month, cross divisional effort to safeguard the high volume of unaccompanied minors entrusted to the care of our corporation places Flight Attendants in the most critical of positions.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 02, 2019

02 Jul

MEC Reserve Committee Report - June 2019

The MEC Reserve Committee’s most recent report detailing the work of the Reserve Committee is now available for you review on our website at www.unitedafa.org.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 02, 2019

02 Jul

Celebrating Our Independence - July 4th, 2019

In observance of Independence Day 2019, let’s salute our nation and feel proud to be part of this prosperous country!
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 02, 2019

28 Jun

Removal of Awarded Personal Drop Indicator Resolution

Section 7.M. of the JCBA (Personal Drops) provides Flight Attendants with the ability to drop a trip pairing subject to operational requirements. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 28, 2019

28 Jun

Deadline to Accept Satellite Base Transfers, Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 2359 CT

Last week, the company awarded transfers to satellite bases at Orlando, FL (MCO), Phoenix, AZ (PHX) and San Diego, CA (SAN) effective for the September 2019 bid month. Flight Attendants are reminded, [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 28, 2019

28 Jun

Absence Certificate Required for Absences July 1 – July 7, 2019

As provided for in Section 13.C.4. of the JCBA, management has advised AFA that an Absence Certificate will be required for all sick calls that begin during the period starting July 1, 2019 – July 7, 2019.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 28, 2019

28 Jun

Paid Holiday Reminder - July 1 and July 4, 2019, HKG & U. S. Domiciles

As designated on the following chart, July 1and July 4, 2019 are designated in our JCBA as paid contractual holidays for Flight Attendants in HKG and all U.S. domiciles, effective with the July bid month. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 28, 2019

28 Jun

77th Annual Communications Workers of America (CWA) Convention July 29 -31, 2019

The 77th Annual Convention of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) is scheduled to take place July 29 –31, 2019 at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 28, 2019

28 Jun

New Benefit Offerings Beyond Medical, Dental & Vision

Beginning on July 1, 2019, United will launch a new offering of voluntary benefits that go beyond the traditionally negotiated medical, dental and vision benefits.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 28, 2019

25 Jun

Satellite Base Transfer Awards Effective September Bid Month

On Monday June 24, 2019 Satellite Base transfers were awarded and lists were published. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 25, 2019

25 Jun

Taxi Reimbursement Clarification

Section 5.D.2. of our JCBA outlines the time period where contractual cab reimbursement may be claimed up to $10.00. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 25, 2019

25 Jun

Calculating Holiday Pay for HKG & U. S. Domiciles for July 2019 Holidays

Our Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement (JCBA) requires that Flight Attendants receive additional pay for flight assignments flown on designated holidays as outlined in Section 2.Q. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 25, 2019

25 Jun

One Hour Transaction Withdrawal is Not Applicable During Self-Adjustments

End of month adjustments are necessary when a Flight Attendant’s new month schedule conflicts with the old month schedule.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 25, 2019

25 Jun

Download 2Hot2Cold! App

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
  • Jun 25, 2019

25 Jun

One Month Special COLA for August 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 August 2019 bid month.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 25, 2019

21 Jun

Introducing Crew Scheduling Call Support Representatives

Effective Saturday, June 22, Inflight Crew Scheduling will roll out a pilot program that is intended to expedite the processing of inbound calls from Flight Attendants.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 21, 2019

21 Jun

When Traveling on Revenue Tickets are we Eligible for the Commuter Program?

Recently, and as summer passenger loads increase, those of us commuting to work by air have found it necessary to consider purchasing revenue tickets in order to reliably make it to work.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 21, 2019

21 Jun

Did You Know - Dual Boarding Using Air Stairs at Aft Entry Doors – No SOP Exists

nflight Safety, Airport Operations and AFA are currently in discussions to review the development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) which meet regulations for Stockholm (ARN) to allow boarding/deplaning of passengers using a “Dual Boarding” process. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 21, 2019

21 Jun

Remaining 2019 Pride Events

AFA-CWA supports all LGBTQ Flight Attendants and workers as we fight for protections on the job and in our communities. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 21, 2019

21 Jun

Sick Leave Administration and Compensation

Sick Leave Compensation is an area of our JCBA that both Lineholder and Reserve Flight Attendants continue to ask for clarification.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 21, 2019

21 Jun

Final Opportunity to Request Satellite Base Transfer

Satellite bases at MCO, PHX and SAN are slated to open for the September 2019 Flight Attendant Schedule month.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 21, 2019

19 Jun

Personal Time Off (PTO) – Seniority Awards from an Allocation

Personal Time Off (PTO) among the contractually negotiated schedule flexibility options provided for in our JCBA. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 19, 2019

19 Jun

Irregularities Impacting Call Wait Times – A Review of Self-Help Procedures

This past weekend, severe weather impacted operations across the system. As a result, there were some of us who were faced with very long call wait times or instances of being unable to reach the Hotel Desk for assistance.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 19, 2019

19 Jun

Contractual Holiday Pay – HKG & U. S. Domiciles for July, 2019

Our Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement (JCBA) requires that Flight Attendants receive additional pay for flight assignments flown on designated holidays as outlined in Section 2.Q. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 19, 2019

19 Jun

Satellite Base Transfer Request Deadline, Monday, June 24, 0800 (CST)

Satellite bases at MCO, PHX and SAN are slated to open for the September 2019 Flight Attendant Schedule month. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 19, 2019

19 Jun

Cabin Air Safety Act of 2019 - HR2208 and S1112

Along with our Government Affairs Committees, we collectivelycelebrate our success this year when the FAA Reauthorization Bill was successfully passed. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 19, 2019

14 Jun

Lineholder Pick-up OOB from Reserve Defect and Pay Claim Enhancement

AFA and the company have identified a defect that occurs when a Reserve Flight Attendant has advertised a pairing that has either been assigned by Crew Scheduling or picked up on their days off, and an Out of Base Lineholder Flight Attendant attempts to pick it up. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 14, 2019

14 Jun

UBid- Bid Packet Sorting & Bidding Program

Recognizing there is no “one size fits all” when it comes to how Flight Attendants prefer lines of flying to be sorted, and recognizing that many Flight Attendants enjoy the option to electronically sort pairings and lines of flying,
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 14, 2019

14 Jun

United AFA LEC 101 Training

ast 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 SFO, IAH, ORD, DEN, CLE, HKG and GUM.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 14, 2019

14 Jun

Father’s Day Wishes

This Sunday, June 16th is Father’s Day. It’s a day we honor the Fathers, Grandfathers and Father-figures in our lives in recognition of their love, support, commitment and contributions.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 14, 2019

14 Jun

Support United Flight Attendants via The CAUSE Foundation® using AmazonSmile

The CAUSE Foundation® is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization founded in 1994. They are funded solely by your generous contributions via donations received via their website or United Airlines automatic payroll deductions.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 14, 2019

12 Jun

Social Media – Not a Forum for the Conduct of Official Union Business

Social Media is part of our lives.  Some of us spend more time on various social media platforms than others of us. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 12, 2019

12 Jun

July 2019 COLA Awards Available in CCS

Awards for the one-month Special COLA for July 2019 have been posted in CCS.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 12, 2019

12 Jun

Seat Belt Compliance Checks – It’s part of the job!

On March 8 of this year, after receiving a number of inquiries and requests for clarification, our MEC Safety, Health and Security Committee shared information concerning seat belt compliance checks and provided guidance to ensure Flight Attendants are in compliance.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 12, 2019

12 Jun

Central Schedule Committee Report

Central Schedule Committee’s most recent report detailing their activities in the development of the July schedule have been published on www.unitedafa.org. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 12, 2019

12 Jun

July Schedule Month Contractual Holidays – Bid Accordingly

Bid packets for the month of July will be released this week.  Flight Attendants are reminded that the July schedule month includes the following two Holiday Pay opportunities.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 12, 2019

12 Jun

Quarterly Incentive Reminder

As we approach the end of the second quarter of the fiscal year, Flight Attendants should be on the lookout for their Quarterly Incentive Pay.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 12, 2019

12 Jun

AFA Pride Pins

From June 1- June 30th, we will show our support in the fight for LGBT Equality by proudly displaying our AFA Pride Union pin.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 12, 2019

12 Jun

Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Purple Ribbons Now Available

Additionally, all Flight Attendants are encouraged to participate in the month-long campaign to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s Disease & Brain health issues by displaying a purple ribbon behind your official AFA Union pin.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 12, 2019

12 Jun

MEC Reserve Committee Report

MEC Reserve Committee’s most recent report detailing Information about the recently enhanced Reserve Availability Display Screen is available for you review.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 12, 2019

12 Jun

Stand in Solidarity with United Catering Workers - Unite Here!

In October 2018, the catering workers at United Airlines won their representational election. This was after an unsuccessful attempt by the company to declare interference in the workers’ rights by the Union
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 12, 2019

12 Jun

Union Made for Father’s Day, June 16, 2019

This Sunday, June 16, 2019 we collectively celebrate the day belonging to fathers.  On this day we celebrate fatherhood, parental bonds and the critical influence that our Fathers have in our society. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 12, 2019

08 Jun

Welcome New Hire Class 1921!

On Thursday, June 6, 2019 we welcomed the 71 graduating Members of class 1921 to the line.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 08, 2019

08 Jun

Reserves Availability Report in CCS

Since the enhancements to the Reserve Availability screen were made in CCS last month, we have received a number of questions regarding the date and time information that is listed for each Flight Attendant in the “Avail. Date/Time” column
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 08, 2019

08 Jun

IAM NPP Rehabilitation Preferred Plan Information

A representative from the IAM will be on Guam during the period from June 14 – 16, 2019 to assist in answering questions regarding the recent changes to the IAM NPP resulting from implementation of the Preferred Rehabilitation Plan.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 08, 2019

08 Jun

Aircraft Substitutions Requiring Fewer Flight Attendants

From time to time, we all experience a change or substitution of aircraft that requires a fewer number of Flight Attendants than was originally scheduled. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 08, 2019

08 Jun

Reschedule from Deadhead to Working Status

Flight Attendants continue to report confusion regarding the parameters that must be met in order
 for the company to reschedule a deadheading Flight Attendant from deadhead to working status on the same flight
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 08, 2019

08 Jun

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

Many Flight Attendants are 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
  • Jun 08, 2019

08 Jun

Ineligible for Next Schedule Pairing

There are many circumstances which may cause us to arrive late from our existing pairing that causes us to be illegal for our next scheduled pairing on our schedule. It is important that Flight Attendants know the procedures to follow.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 08, 2019

08 Jun

Clarification of Commencement of Duty – Scheduled & Actual Duty Times

Since the implementation of our JCBA October 1, 2018, many Flight Attendants have questioned if it is legal for Crew Scheduling to reschedule Flight Attendants duty days to new flying (not original fl[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 08, 2019

08 Jun

Act Now! Sign the Petition: Our Rest is Law, Implement Now!

Thanks to the advocacy of thousands of Flight Attendants and our focused #FightFor10, we achieved 10 hours minimum rest in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, which was signed into law on October 5, 2018.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 08, 2019

08 Jun

Purple Ribbons Show Support for Families & Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Health Awareness month. Flight Attendants are encouraged to participate in the month-long awareness campaign for Alzheimer’s & Brain health issues by displaying a purple ribbon behind your AFA Union pin. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 08, 2019

05 Jun

05 Jun

AFA Pride Pins

June is also Pride Month.  AFA is a strong voice against discrimination and we strongly support LGBT rights. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 05, 2019

05 Jun

Link Safeware Insurance Expires June 6, 2019 - Opt-In for 2019-20 Coverage

The deadline to declare Link insurance is fast approaching. The last day to enroll for Safeware LINK insurance is this Thursday, June 6, 2019. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 05, 2019

05 Jun

Negotiated Schedule Flexibility Options

Scheduling flexibility is a key component of the JCBA. Flight Attendants have the ability to trade trips with open time, with their fellow flying partners, or to drop trips via the advertisement board. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 05, 2019

05 Jun

50 Hour Requirement Reminder for Special Qualifications

As a reminder, Special Qualification Flight Attendants who wish to trade with or pick up from open time
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 05, 2019

05 Jun

Report Pay Discrepancies to Hub Help

Taking a proactive approach to monitor your pay advice is the best way to ensure potential errors can be corrected prior to payday and taking a moment to review each completed pairing at the end of th[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 05, 2019

05 Jun

Central Schedule Committee (CSC) Reports – June, 2019

Central Schedule Committee most recent DSL report detailing their activities in the development of the June schedule has been published on Unitedafa.org for your review. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 05, 2019

05 Jun

Reserve Trip Advertisements – Trading Days Off & Pairings

Per the JCBA Reserve Flight Attendants have several options for scheduling flexibility. One of the negotiated options is the ability to advertise an assigned trip. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 05, 2019

05 Jun

Act Now ! -> Sign the Petition: Our Rest is Law, Implement Now!

Thanks to the advocacy of thousands of Flight Attendants and our focused #FightFor10, we achieved 10 hours minimum rest in the FAA Reauthorization Actof 2018, which was signed into law on October 5, 2018.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 05, 2019

01 Jun

Mockery Does Not Build Trust

Over the past few days we’ve heard the concerns of many of you regarding the recent events at Backstage where the Sr. Vice President of Inflight appeared on stage at Backstage in costume as the Kool-Aid man.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 01, 2019

01 Jun

Welcome New Hire Classes 1919 and 1920!

On Thursday, May 29, 2019 we welcomed the 53 graduating Members of class 1919 and class 1920 to the line. Our newest flying partners will be reporting to their respective bases at EWR, IAD and SFO on June 7, 2019 for orientation and will be available to fly on June 9, 2019.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 01, 2019

31 May

June is Pride Month! – “ Let Your True Colors Fly”

June is Pride Month! AFA-CWA supports all LGBTQ Flight Attendants and workers as we fight for protections on the job and in our communities.
  • AFA Article
  • May 31, 2019

31 May

New Unaccompanied Minor Procedures (UMNR) Effective June 1, 2019

In a continuing effort to enhance the safety and care of our young travelers and to meet all regulatory requirements, United has reissued guidance for Unaccompanied Minors (UMNR) that will become effective tomorrow, June 1, 2019.
  • AFA Article
  • May 31, 2019

31 May

787 Service Procedure Change Effective June 1, 2019

In May, United announced effective June 1, 201, the service procedures on the  787-10 (78J) will mirror the recent changes to the United Polaris service procedures on the 777-200 and 787-9.
  • AFA Article
  • May 31, 2019

31 May

Picking Up Flying on Reserve Days Off - Following a Lineholder Trip

We have recently clarified the process by which a Lineholder may pick up a trip on Reserve days off in the new month which immediarely follows the last trip of the Lineholder month without regard to whether or not there is a carryover into the new Reserve month:
  • AFA Article
  • May 31, 2019

29 May

Confirming Your Eligibility for Filing Family Medical Leave (FML) Certification

The best time to learn about the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is before you may need to use it.
  • AFA Article
  • May 29, 2019

29 May

AFA Pride Pins

All Flight Attendants are encouraged to show support for our LGBT Members and to demonstrate our solidarity by prodly displaying the AFA Pride Pin during the month of June.
  • AFA Article
  • May 29, 2019

29 May

IAM NPP Update for Former CMI Flight Attendant Participants

On April 26, 2019 the IAM National Pension Fund published a Notice of Critical Status to the participating IAM Pension Plan Members; Flight Attendants who are affiliated with the former Continental Micronesia (CMI) subsidiary are covered under the IAM NPP.
  • AFA Article
  • May 29, 2019

29 May

Satellite Base Transfer Screens Now Open

The transfer screens that will be used to process transfers to the Satellite bases which are scheduled to open for the September 2019 Flight Attendant Schedule month are now open. 
  • AFA Article
  • May 29, 2019

29 May

Learning How Reserve Pool Coverage is Calculated Increases Understanding

We have previously communicated detailed information on the Bad Day/Worse Day process yet there remains much confusion concerning our instant trading provision, when Reserve coverage is insufficie[...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 29, 2019

24 May

Satellite Base Information

United Inflight management announced the transfer pages to the three Satellite bases at Orlando, FL, Phoenix, AZ and San Diego, CA are now available.
  • AFA Article
  • May 24, 2019

24 May

737 MAX 9 Aircraft Out of Service through July 2019

As we all know, since the grounding of the 737 MAX 9 fleet, the company has been altering aircraft schedules to adjust for the removal of this aircraft from service. We’ve felt the impact of these changes in our monthly schedules, some of us more than others.
  • AFA Article
  • May 24, 2019

24 May

Welcome New Hire Classes 1917 and 1918

On Thursday, May 23, 2019 we welcomed the 49 graduating Members of class 1917 and 56 graduating Members of class 1917 to the line. Our newest flying partners will be reporting to their respective [...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 24, 2019

24 May

Rapid Re-accrual of Sick Leave

light Attendants returning from a single injury, illness or maternity absence are reminded, as provided in Section 13.A.5. of the JCBA, if you have used more than 255 hours of sick leave you are eligible to begin the rapid re-accrual process.
  • AFA Article
  • May 24, 2019

24 May

Central Schedule Committee (CSC) Training Concludes this week in Chicago

This week the United MEC Central Scheduling Committee (CSC) conducted their annual training in Chicago.
  • AFA Article
  • May 24, 2019

24 May

FDA Requires Stronger Warnings for Certain Sleep Medications

At the end of April 2019 the FDA released stronger warnings for certain sleep medications. We encourage Flight Attendants to review the recent changes and warnings associated with prescription sleep aids.
  • AFA Article
  • May 24, 2019

24 May

Line Holder Transition to Reserve Status

With the recent line award there were many lineholder Flight Attendants that have been awarded a Reserve line for the month of June.
  • AFA Article
  • May 24, 2019

24 May

Act Now ! -> Sign the Petition: Our Rest is Law, Implement Now!

Thanks to the advocacy of thousands of Flight Attendants and our focused #FightFor10, we achieved 10 hours minimum rest in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 which was signed into law on October 5, 2018.
  • AFA Article
  • May 24, 2019

24 May

Avianca Partnership

Today, United Airlines announced the possibility of offering Avianca a loan of up to $150 million, assuming certain commitments are made by other Avianca stakeholders.
  • AFA Article
  • May 24, 2019

21 May

ALS Month: Support Wings Over Wall Street

AFA Members, Toni Diamond and Warren Schiffer, became founders of the extraordinary benefit, "Wings Over Wall Street" when Toni was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease
  • AFA Article
  • May 21, 2019

21 May

Enhanced Reserve Availability Screen and Ready Reserve Co-Terminal Preference

As we reported in the March MEC Reserve Committee Report, representatives from both AFA and the company have been involved in a several-months-long project aimed at standardizing what is displayed on the Reserve Availability screens for both Flight Attendants and schedulers
  • AFA Article
  • May 21, 2019

21 May

Trainings or Meetings Scheduled on a Contractual Holiday

Section 4.I.3. of our JCBA provides that Flight Attendants scheduled to attend any training or meeting on a holiday shall receive holiday pay for assignments flown on designated holidays as defined in Section 2.Q.1. as designated by the Flight Attendants domicile location
  • AFA Article
  • May 21, 2019

21 May

When are Crew Meals Contractually Required?

Flight Attendants continue to have questions regarding when Crew Meals are contractually required and ask what can be done when Crew Meals are not appropriately boarded.
  • AFA Article
  • May 21, 2019

21 May

File a Marginal Service Report for Enhanced Staffing on Narrow body Domestic

In last week’s edition of E-lines we published information regarding the enhanced staffing issues taking place on narrow body domestic flights.
  • AFA Article
  • May 21, 2019

21 May

Clarifying Deadheading Attire and Boarding Priority

When deadheading, it is important to be familiar with the language provided in Section 3.I.6 of our JCBA.
  • AFA Article
  • May 21, 2019

21 May

CQ CBT Compensation

As part of our yearly requalification training, Flight Attendants are required to complete Computer Based Training (CBT) prior to attending Continued Qualifications (CQ).
  • AFA Article
  • May 21, 2019

21 May

Reserve Compensation When Assigned into a Day Off

Unpredictable weather during Spring and Summer can frequently result in irregular operations during this time of year.  Your best defense with regard to ensuring the enforcement of our contract is a best offense.
  • AFA Article
  • May 21, 2019

21 May

Link Safeware Insurance Reminder

Enrollment for the 2019 - 2020 Safeware LINK insurance is now open and the selection process will remain open through June 6, 2019.
  • AFA Article
  • May 21, 2019

21 May

AFA Statement on Reports of TSA Directed to Divert Staff to Border

AFA released the following statement on Wednesday after reports that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) are deploying staff, including air marshals, to the border:
  • AFA Article
  • May 21, 2019

18 May

ALS Month: Support Wings Over Wall Street

AFA Members, Toni Diamond and Warren Schiffer, became founders of the extraordinary benefit, "Wings Over Wall Street" when Toni was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.
  • AFA Article
  • May 18, 2019

18 May

Welcome New Hire Classes 1915 and 1916

On Thursday, May 16, 2019 we welcomed the 48 graduating Members of class 1915 and 54 graduating Members of class 1916 to the line.
  • AFA Article
  • May 18, 2019

18 May

How are FARs and SOPs related?

We’ve received a number of questions from Flight Attendants seeking to understand the difference between a Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) and a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP). 
  • AFA Article
  • May 18, 2019

18 May

Flight Attendant Union Reaches Contract with American Regional PSA Airlines

PSA Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), and PSA Airlines today agreed to terms on a collective bargaining agreement for over 1,300 Flight Attendants.
  • AFA Article
  • May 18, 2019

18 May

Ready Reserve Preferences

"Last week, as was communicated via CCS, any Ready Reserve preferences that were entered ON or BEFORE April 24, 2019 will no longer be valid when Ready Reserve co-terminal preferencing is implemented on May 21, 2019.
  • AFA Article
  • May 18, 2019

18 May

Frontier Flight Attendants Ratify New Contract

The Flight Attendants at Frontier Airlines, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), this past week ratified a new five-year contract covering over 2,200 Flight Attendants, with 94 percent voting to ratify the agreement.
  • AFA Article
  • May 18, 2019

18 May

Human Trafficking and the Busy Summer Travel Season – Remain Vigilant!

Each year commercial airline travel is used by human traffickers for the purpose of transporting millions of adults and children into modern-day slavery.
  • AFA Article
  • May 18, 2019

18 May

Drawing Strength from our United Flight Attendant DNA

Our group of more than 25,000 Flight Attendants at United is a melting pot of individuals from every walk of life with varied backgrounds, skill sets and characteristics.
  • AFA Article
  • May 18, 2019

18 May

May 31- Deadline to Take the AFA Census

Flight Attendants at all AFA carriers have until May 31, 2019 to take the AFA Census.
  • AFA Article
  • May 18, 2019

18 May

Central Schedule Committee Report

Central Schedule Committee’s most recent report detailing their activities in the development of the May schedule have been published on www.unitedafa.org.
  • AFA Article
  • May 18, 2019

18 May

Flight Attendants Cautioned About Reliability of Third-Party Apps

IMPORTANT: Flight Attendants are strongly encouraged to directly access CCS using a web browser when checking their Master Schedule and/or when Reserves are ascertaining their next-day assignment after 1930 HDT.
  • AFA Article
  • May 18, 2019

18 May

U.S. Department of Transportation Grants Four Daily Flights to Tokyo Haneda

Earlier this year United filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) seeking slots to inaugurate service to Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND) from six hub locations: EWR, IAD, IAH, ORD, LAX and GUM.
  • AFA Article
  • May 18, 2019

15 May

Human Trafficking and the Busy Summer Travel Season – Remain Vigilant!

Each year commercial airline travel is used by human traffickers for the purpose of transporting millions of adults and children into modern-day slavery. Flight Attendants are the on front lines to aid in combatting this illegal and heinous act. 
  • AFA Article
  • May 15, 2019

15 May

Hot Topic - Satellite Bases

We’ve received a number of questions about the recently announced Satellite bases. 
  • AFA Article
  • May 15, 2019

15 May

Additional CCS Enhancements

Additional enhancements to the Electronic Bulletin Board, Reserve and Pay Register sections of CCS will become effective as of May 14, 2019 at 2200 CDT. 
  • AFA Article
  • May 15, 2019

15 May

Primary Line Bidding Screen Enhancements

We are pleased to announce that we have made additional enhancements to the Inflight Bidding Screen, which will be effective on May 12, 2019 at 0800 Home Domicile Time, when bidding opens for the June schedule month.
  • AFA Article
  • May 15, 2019

15 May

Enhanced Staffing Issues on Narrow body Domestic Flights

We continue to receive reports from Flight Attendants of the company’s action to assign working crew members in excess of the Established Staffing Guidelines on domestic narrow body aircraft. 
  • AFA Article
  • May 15, 2019

15 May

Link Safeware Insurance Expires Next Month Opt-In for 2019-20 Coverage

Enrollment for the 2019 - 2020 Safeware LINK insurance is now open and the selection process will remain open through June 6, 2019. 
  • AFA Article
  • May 15, 2019

15 May

Unitedafa.org – More than a Mobile App

Your MEC Communications Committee is dedicated to the education of Flight Attendants and is actively involved in the active engagement of the Membership.  As part of this commitment, a new website was launched as the digital home of the United AFA website. 
  • AFA Article
  • May 15, 2019

15 May

Uniform Update

In a recent company update on  Flying Together United announced that they were working with Tracey Reese and Brooks Brothers to make, based on employee feedback, some much needed changes from the first uniform wear test.
  • AFA Article
  • May 15, 2019

15 May

Sign the Petition: Our Rest is Law, Implement Now!

Thanks to the advocacy of thousands of Flight Attendants and our focused #FightFor10, we achieved 10 hours minimum rest in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 which was signed into law on October 5, 2018
  • AFA Article
  • May 15, 2019

15 May

Final Reminder to Apply for the United Airlines Scholarship Fund

United Airlines Scholarship Fund. Details -> Flying Together - United Scholarship.
  • AFA Article
  • May 15, 2019

11 May

Satellite Base Announcement

Yesterday, AFA responded to the company’s official announcement regarding the opening of the upcoming satellite bases planned for MCO, SAN and PHX as of the first day of the September Flight Attendant schedule month.
  • AFA Article
  • May 11, 2019

11 May

Welcome New Hire Classes 1913 and 1914!

On Thursday, May 10, 2019 we welcomed the 29 graduating Members of class 1913 and 53 graduating Members of class 1914 to the line.
  • AFA Article
  • May 11, 2019

11 May

June 1: 787-10 United Polaris Service to Mirror 777-200 & 787-9

The company communicated in the May 8, 2019 Inflight Service Weekly that beginning June 1, the 787-10 (78J) will mirror the recent changes to the United Polaris service procedures on the 777-200 and 787-9.
  • AFA Article
  • May 11, 2019

11 May

Reserves Picking Up White Flag Pairings

With the recent company declaration of White Flag in IAH, many reserves are asking if they are eligible to pick up White Flag pairings when released to days off.
  • AFA Article
  • May 11, 2019

11 May

2019 MEC Reserve Training Concludes in Chicago

This week, the United Master Executive Council (MEC) Reserve Committee conducted their annual Reserve Training in Chicago. 
  • AFA Article
  • May 11, 2019

11 May

Sign the Petition: Our Rest is Law, Implement Now!

Thanks to the advocacy of thousands of Flight Attendants and our focused #FightFor10, we achieved 10 hours minimum rest in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, signed into law on October 5, 2018.
  • AFA Article
  • May 11, 2019

11 May

AFA Solidarity Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill for United Mine Workers Pension

The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) provided critical political support that made it possible to get Flight Attendant 10 hours rest in the FAA Reauthorization Bill. 
  • AFA Article
  • May 11, 2019

08 May

Heartfelt Condolences to the Flight Crew, Families and Friends of Aeroflot 1492

The United Master Executive Council joins the 50,000 Flight Attendants at twenty airlines that make up the Association of Flight Attendants to mourn the loss of Maxim Moiseyev, an Aeroflot Flight [...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 08, 2019

08 May

777-200 and 787-9 B-Zone (Mid) Galley Pay Effective May 1, 2019

As we have previously reported, beginning May 1st, 2019 and as a result of our ongoing advocacy, the Polaris service flow on all United 777-200 (excluding the 77G/77M) and 787-9 aircraft was modified to return a dedicated galley/aisle position to the mid-galley on these aircraft.
  • AFA Article
  • May 08, 2019

08 May

Flight Attendant to Flight Attendant - Partial & Mutual Trades

Sections 7.I. of our JCBA provides for partial and mutual trades between Flight Attendants.
  • AFA Article
  • May 08, 2019

08 May

Avoidance of Passenger Staging on Jet Bridge Including Quick Turn Flights

The Company and AFA have consistently communicated via safety communications to Flight Attendants, under no circumstances is a jet bridge to be used as a passenger staging or holding area prior to boarding.
  • AFA Article
  • May 08, 2019

08 May

Summer Flying Starts This Month, Download 2Hot2Cold

During the summer season, aircraft cabins, unless properly monitored can become too hot quickly. If it’s too hot, crew and passengers can experience symptoms ranging from mild (fatigue, dizziness) to moderate (heat exhaustion) to catastrophic (heat stroke).
  • AFA Article
  • May 08, 2019

08 May

Update Ready Reserve Preferences Submitted On/Prior to April 24, 2019

Due to a system update, Ready Reserve preferences entered on or before April 24, 2019, will no longer be valid after May 14, 2019. Reserves who would like to participate in the Ready Reserve prefe[...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 08, 2019

08 May

Sign the Petition: Our 10-hour non-reducible Rest is the Law - Implement Now

Thanks to the advocacy of thousands of Flight Attendants and our focused #FightFor10, we achieved 10 hours minimum, non-reducible rest in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, signed into law on October 5, 2018.
  • AFA Article
  • May 08, 2019

08 May

AFA Census: Take the Census Today!

The AFA 2019 Census is a project that has been designed to better understand the demographic make-up of our union, including your aspirations, needs, and preferences.
  • AFA Article
  • May 08, 2019

08 May

Employment Verification

As a reminder, United Airlines has streamlined the process of assisting Flight Attendants with Employment Verification & salary information.
  • AFA Article
  • May 08, 2019

03 May

Welcome Class 1912!

On Friday, May 3, 2019 we welcomed the 63 graduating Members of class 1912 to the line. Our newest flying partners will be reporting to their respective bases at CLE, EWR, IAD and SFO on May 10, 2019 for orientation and will be available to fly on May 12, 2019.
  • AFA Article
  • May 03, 2019

03 May

AFA Census: Take the Census Today!

The AFA 2019 Census is a project to better understand the demographic make-up of our union, including your aspirations, needs, and preferences.
  • AFA Article
  • May 03, 2019

03 May

Direct Billing by Benefits Center When on Leave of Absence or Reduced Schedule

Over the past several months, there have been a number of opportunities for us to take time away from the work place either through Special COLA’s or by trip trading away pairings from our awarded schedule.
  • AFA Article
  • May 03, 2019

03 May

Review of Vacation Accrual

As we rapidly approach the start of the busy summer travel season, a timely reminder on how Sick & Occupational Injury Bank and Vacation Accrual are impacted by paid activity during each month of the quarter.
  • AFA Article
  • May 03, 2019

03 May

Local Council Worksheets are Essential to a Successful Grievance Process

The importance of proper and thorough reporting through established contractual procedures cannot be overstated. The Local Council Worksheet is to be utilized for disputes pertaining to non-disciplinary actions, contract matters and company policies.
  • AFA Article
  • May 03, 2019

03 May

Can You Transport Legally Acquired Cannabis Across State Lines?

The short answer, of course, is no.   With the legalization of cannabis in a growing number of the United States, there have been a number of cases where people have mistakenly believed t[...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 03, 2019

03 May

Flight Time Accrual versus Holding Pay – Which applies when?

JCBA Section 2.P. of our JCBA defines actual and credited flight time:
  • AFA Article
  • May 03, 2019

03 May

Cart Safety – Always Avoid Blocking Jumpseats & Emergency Equipment

As we enter the season of thunderstorms and increased clear air turbulence, a reminder on cart safety and the proper handling of these tools that can become injurious to Flight Attendants is in everyone’s best interest.
  • AFA Article
  • May 03, 2019

03 May

Supplemental Insurance Contact Info & Resources

Flight Attendants enrolled in Voluntary Supplemental Benefits can find resources and contact information for both providers on the UnitedAFA.org website in the Benefits Committee section.
  • AFA Article
  • May 03, 2019

30 Apr

AFA Census: Take the Census Today!

The AFA 2019 Census is a project to better understand the demographic make-up of our union, including your aspirations, needs, and preferences.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 30, 2019

30 Apr

IAM NPP Fund Moves to Critical Status Effecting CMI Flight Attendants

As part of the ongoing oversight of the IAM National Pension Fund, the actuary for the Fund certified to the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Board of Trustees that the Fund is in endange[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 30, 2019

30 Apr

Assignment of Crew Rest Periods & Facilities

The process by which Crew Rest is scheduled was implemented in July 2018. However, Flight Attendants continue to request clarification pertaining to the crew break scheduling by the International Purser.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 30, 2019

30 Apr

Making up Family Medical Leave (FML)

Our JCBA, section 15.I.6 details the ability for a Lineholder Flight Attendant to pick up from open time when they are able to return to work for a portion of a pairing from which removed for Family Medical Leave. 
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 30, 2019

30 Apr

Duty Time Increases when Required to Clear Customs

When a Flight Attendant is required to clear customs at the beginning of her/his duty period, including deadhead segments, the report time shall be increased by an additional fifteen minutes (0:15). 
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 30, 2019

30 Apr

Local Council Election Ballots

Elections for Local Council Officers and Council Representatives are now in the final stages in the following locations; ORD, DEN, SFO, HKG, IAH, CLE and GUM.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 30, 2019

30 Apr

SAVE THE DATE: Air Wisconsin Picketing at IAD on May 9th

AFA Air Wisconsin Flight Attendants continue to fight for a fair contract. Plan to get on the picket line Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 1-2pm eastern at IAD on the Departure Level, outside of United Ticket Counters.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 30, 2019

26 Apr

Welcome Class 1911!

On Friday, April 26, 2019 we welcomed the 66 graduating Members of class 1911 to the line. Our newest flying partners will be reporting to their respective bases at CLE, EWR, IAD and SFO on May 3, 2019 for orientation and will be available to fly on May 5, 2019.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 26, 2019

26 Apr

Missing Break (BRK) Days from Reserve Schedules in CCS Fixed

Earlier this week we reported via E-lines that Break (BRK) days previously placed on the lines of some Reserves in order to temporarily correct a month-end 1-in-7 violation had since been removed and were not visible in CCS.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 26, 2019

26 Apr

Flight Attendant Responsibilities Concerning Cabin Tidying

Recent discussions on the line indicate that there may be some confusion regarding Flight Attendant responsibilities as it pertains to tidying. 
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 26, 2019

26 Apr

Telephone Information on Master Schedules

Over the past several weeks there has been quite a bit of discussion regarding the unsolicited use of telephone information that is available on our Master Schedules in CCS.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 26, 2019

26 Apr

Holding Time Limitations

There are a number of circumstances under which Flight Attendants may be required to hold with passengers beyond scheduled departure time or after arrival onboard the aircraft.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 26, 2019

26 Apr

Clarification of Our Out Base Trade Provision

Recently, Flight Attendants have requested clarification in regards to the Out of Base (OOB) trade provision provided for in Section 7.J. of our JCBA. Flight Attendants may utilize these OOB trade provisions under the following contractual specifications:
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 26, 2019

26 Apr

New “Call-Back” Feature When Calling Crew Scheduling

The April 3, 2019 Edition of Inflight Services Weekly (ISW) announced the launch of an optional “call-back” feature meant to reduce wait times when Flight Attendants call crew scheduling.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 26, 2019

26 Apr

2019 FlightPAC Drive Generates 25% Contribution Increase

On April 1, 2019 the United AFA Government Affairs volunteers began their annual FlightPAC drive across the system.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 26, 2019

26 Apr

Scholarship Opportunities Final Reminders

Flight Attendants and their families are reminded of the following scholarship opportunities.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 26, 2019

26 Apr

Have You Taken the AFA Census?

The recent release of the AFA Census sponsored by AFA-CWA International has caused confusion in regard to the purpose and use of the data collected.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 26, 2019

23 Apr

Programming Defects Fixed Related to Reserve Assignments

United IT Department has been working to fix various programming defects that have been impacting Reserve Flight Attendant assignments. United announced the following defects have been corrected. 
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 23, 2019

23 Apr

United’s Office 365 Transition – Maintaining a Separation

United has recently announced the Transition from the Global webmail system to Office 365.   
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 23, 2019