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21 Aug

Reserve Day of Availability Groupings at International Domiciles

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

21 Aug

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

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

21 Aug

Contractual Provisions of Holding and Short Crew Pay

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

21 Aug

Attendance and Dependability Point Values

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

21 Aug

Vacation Relief Line Process

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

21 Aug

Taxi Reimbursement

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

21 Aug

Local Council Worksheets Matter!

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

21 Aug

TAKE ACTION: Stop Toxic Fumes!

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

21 Aug

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

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

17 Aug

Alcohol Use Policy Changes Effective as of August 17, 2019

Effective tomorrow, Saturday, August 17, 2019, United Airlines policy as it applies to the consumption of alcohol prior to any on duty period will become effective. 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 17, 2019

17 Aug

Learning Network CBT & Travel on Sick Leave Information

The recent Learning Network CBT that Flight Attendants are required to complete by October 6, 2019 contains a slide that addresses the issue of travel while on sick leave. 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 17, 2019

17 Aug

New Haneda Flights Planned to Start in March 2020

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

17 Aug

Reassignments After Leaving Base

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

17 Aug

Seats Available for Flight 93 Journey of Remembrance

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

17 Aug

Negotiated Base Pay Increase Effective for September Bid Month

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

17 Aug

Semi-Annual System Seniority List Published for Review July 25, 2019

The Semi-Annual System Seniority List was published and posted for review as of July 25, 2019.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 17, 2019

17 Aug

Central Schedule (CSC) Committee Monthly Reports

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

17 Aug

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

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

17 Aug

Scheduling On-Board Crew Rest Using Available Crew Rest Facilities

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

17 Aug

TAKE ACTION: Stop Toxic Fumes!

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

13 Aug

One United – New Programming Deployed Tonight at 2200CT

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

13 Aug

Seats Available for Flight 93 Journey of Remembrance

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

13 Aug

USS Midway September 11, 2019 Memorial Ceremony

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

13 Aug

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

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

13 Aug

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

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

13 Aug

Sick Call after Reassignment

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

13 Aug

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

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

13 Aug

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

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

13 Aug

Summer is in Full Swing: Download 2Hot2Cold!

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

13 Aug

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

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

12 Aug

Partial Trip Trades

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

10 Aug

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

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

10 Aug

New Required CBT Modules Due by October 6

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

10 Aug

Safety, Health & Security Training

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

10 Aug

Work History Record/ Tracking Attendance Points

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

10 Aug

Hotel & Transportation Committee Report

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

10 Aug

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

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

09 Aug

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

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

07 Aug

AFA Leaders Gathered at the 77th CWA Convention 2019

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

07 Aug

Preparing for and Acting During any Active Shooter Incident

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

07 Aug

Trip Duplication

When the code DUPE RX appears in the Master Schedule of a Flight Attendant, this code indicates there was a company error and two or more Flight Attendants were assigned to the same pairing in the same position.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 07, 2019

07 Aug

Category I Local Council Elections Nomination Process is Underway

The AFA-CWA Category I Local Executive Council election process has begun.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 07, 2019

07 Aug

August 8 Deadline to Apply for September 2019 One and Six-month Special COLAs

Inflight Scheduling has determined that there will be opportunities to award one month and six-month Special COLAs (Company Offered Leave of Absence) effective for the September 2019 bid month.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 07, 2019

07 Aug

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

Our Semi-Annual System Seniority List was published as of July 25, 2019.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 07, 2019

07 Aug

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

The MEC Reserve Committee has completed and published the most recent edition of the Reserve Survival Guide for your reference while serving Reserve. 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 07, 2019

07 Aug

Fidelity Service Center Clarification for Flight Attendant 401(k) Plan

In a recent communication from United Airlines, a Summary of Material Modification to the Flight Attendant 401(k) plan was sent to each plan participant.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 07, 2019

07 Aug

PIRC & the Traffic Light System - Should we Serve one more?

In one of our more recent editions of E-lines, we reviewed PIRC – the Passenger Incident Review Committee and the role of this Committee to ensure the continued safety of crew and passengers on every flight. 
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 07, 2019

07 Aug

Out of Base Pick-up and Holiday Pay

When a Flight Attendant picks up “out of base”, that is at another domicile, domestic to international or vice versa, on a holiday at the out of base location, the Flight Attendant is entitled to be paid the scheduled holiday pay for the base at which the pairing has been picked up.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 07, 2019

02 Aug

Effective 0545 CT on August 2, 2019, White Flag Declared at SFO

Effective at 05:45 CT on August 2nd, 2019, White Flag has been declared at SFO for pairings originating on August 2, 2019.
  • AFA Article
  • Aug 02, 2019

31 Jul

Upfront with Ken Diaz- A New MEC President Communication Platform

The United MEC Officers, in conjunction with the United MEC Communications Committee, are pleased to announce the beginning of a new video series - Up Front with Ken Diaz. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 31, 2019

31 Jul

77th Annual CWA Convention is in Session this week in Las Vegas, July 29 – 31

The 77th Annual Convention of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) is currently in session at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 31, 2019

31 Jul

Summer Regular Meeting of the United MEC – August 1 & 2 in Las Vegas

Our Summer 2019, Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council (MEC) is scheduled to take place this week, August 1 - 2, 2019, at the Westin Hotel, 160 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 31, 2019

31 Jul

Personal Drop Applied to Supplement when Remaining PTO Days are Insufficient

Effective July 30, 2019, when a Flight Attendant requests PTO for a scheduled pairing, but does not have sufficient PTO days remaining to cover each duty period within the pairing,
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 31, 2019

31 Jul

Flight Attendant Video Safety Demonstration Positions Change on August 1, 2019

The FAA recently published a revision to the Advisory Circular on Passenger Safety Information Briefing and Briefing Cards stating:
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 31, 2019

31 Jul

Action Required - FMLA Denial of Eligibility between 5/31/17 and 2/13/19

During the period beginning May 31, 2017 through February 13, 2019, an informationtechnology error related to the calculation of “hours worked” in determining eligibility for Family Medical Leave (FML) was identified
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 31, 2019

31 Jul

Cabin Jumpseat (CJA) Etiquette

Section 3.A. of our Contract provides Flight Attendants with the privilege of using the cabin jumpseat (CJA) as negotiated.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 31, 2019

31 Jul

Union Dues Obligation while on Special COLA Exceeding Ninety Days

Flight Attendants interested in taking the six-month Special COLA are reminded of their obligation to pay Union dues for the first ninety (90) days of the six-month Special COLA.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 31, 2019

31 Jul

Pass Travel, Reciprocal Cabin Seat Agreements and KCM while on Special COLA

In terms of pass travel, the negotiated language of Section15 provides that online pass travel benefits are available for the duration of the Special COLA which includes United & United Express. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 31, 2019

31 Jul

Standby Reserve

When Flight Attendants are required to report to the airport without a specific flight assignment serving on Standby Reserve, these individuals are limited to four (4) pre-boarding assignments per standby period as outlined in Section 8.N.7. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 31, 2019

31 Jul

Download iOS Version 12.4 prior to August 12, 2019

The latest version of the Link operating system iOS, Version 12.4, is now available for Flight Attendants to download to their Links. Please ensure the update is complete prior to August 12, 2019. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 31, 2019

26 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 begin Monday, July 29, 2019 at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 26, 2019

26 Jul

Summer Regular Meeting of the United MEC – August 1 & 2 in Las Vegas

Our Summer 2019 Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council (MEC) is scheduled to take place the week of August 1 - 2, 2019, at the Westin Hotel, 160 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 26, 2019

26 Jul

Out of Base Pick-up of Designated White and Purple Flag Pairings

Recently, Flight Attendants have asked for clarification concerning Out of Base (OOB) pick-up when it involves White and Purple designated pairings.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 26, 2019

26 Jul

Maintaining Required Documents – Passports, Visas and FAA Airmen Certificate

As the summer travel season begins to wind down it is an excellent time for Flight Attendants to review their required documentation. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 26, 2019

26 Jul

One-month and Six-month Special COLAs available starting September 1, 2019

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 26, 2019

26 Jul

New UMNR “app” Implementation – Transfer of Custody Should Occur on Aircraft

As career safety professionals, we understand our role in the transfer of custody of Unaccompanied Minors (UMNRs) to appropriate Customer Service personnel.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 26, 2019

26 Jul

Action Required - FMLA Denial of Eligibility between 5/31/17 and 2/13/19

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 26, 2019

26 Jul

Alaska Airlines Reciprocal Cabin Seat Agreement Listing Procedures Unchanged

Recently, we have received reports that indicate there may be some confusion as it relates to the process for listing on Alaska Airlines under the Reciprocal Cabin Seat Agreement (RCSA).
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 26, 2019

26 Jul

Emotional Support Animal Bites Flight Attendant, AFA Again Calls on DOT

This past Monday, on American Airlines Flight 3506 flying from Dallas-Fort Worth to Piedmont Triad International Airport, an Envoy Air Flight Attendant and AFA member was bitten by an emotional support dog
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 26, 2019

24 Jul

Previously Sent CCS Reserve Acknowledgements Re-Sent in Error

Earlier today, Reserves began reporting that they were receiving for a second time previously acknowledged CCS Priority Messages of “Released from Duty” assignments.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 24, 2019

24 Jul

Hot Aircraft – Responding to Protect Passengers and Crew

Summer is in full-swing and temperatures across our route system continue to rise to record setting temperatures. With the rise in outdoor temperatures comes additional risk of heat-related illness. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 24, 2019

24 Jul

Denied FMLA Eligibility between May 31, 2017 and February 13, 2019

On July 12, 2019, we reported to you  that the Union conducted an audit of the hours worked for a number of Flight Attendants who should have been eligible for FML. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 24, 2019

24 Jul

Semi-Annual System Seniority List Published July 25, 2019

The Semi-Annual System Seniority List was released as of July 25, 2019. As provided under Section 14.C. of our Contract, the list shall be made available at all stations where Flight Attendants are domiciled for review.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 24, 2019

24 Jul

Master List of CCS Codes Including Standby Reserve Codes

A comprehensive list of CCS codes seen on our Master Schedule is available from the company’s website, unitedafa.org and in the Pay Guide.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 24, 2019

24 Jul

Holding Time Limitations While Onboard the Aircraft

We are receiving a number of questions in the MEC Office which suggest there may be some confusion on the how and when holding time is paid.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 24, 2019

24 Jul

Hotel Gainsharing – A Review

Section 5.C. of our JCBA provides Flight Attendants with the ability to be reimbursed a portion of the savings resulting from cancelling hotel rooms in accordance with the parameters of our JCBA.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 24, 2019

24 Jul

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

The 77th Annual Convention of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) is scheduled to take place next week, July 29 - 31, 2019 at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 24, 2019

24 Jul

United Announces 20% Profit Sharing Increase Expectation

On July 18, 2019 United announced the expectations of a profit-sharing payout per participating employee to be approximately 20% higher than last year.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 24, 2019

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

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