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14 Dec

January 2018 Special Company Offered Leaves of Absence (COLA’s) Awards

Special COLA awards for the January 2019 schedule month were posted yesterday, December 13, 2018. Flight Attendants may view the status of their request in CCS under the Special COLA Request page.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 14, 2018

14 Dec

Paycheck Harmonization for pmCAL & pmCMI Effective Dec. 14, 2018 Paycheck

As we have previously communicated, there will be a significant change that will affect when pmCAL and pmCMI Flight Attendants receive their final paycheck for 2018, that is, December 14, 2018 as a result of having one less pay period in 2018. 
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 14, 2018

14 Dec

?Commuter Policy- Clarification on Flight Listing When Commuting by Air

Flight Attendants have been requesting clarification on Section 28 – Commuter Program.  As a reminder, pass riders may not hold a confirmed reservation, positive-space or space-available booking for the same routing on the same date of travel
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 14, 2018

14 Dec

Transfers Awarded- Action Required

The company reported in the December 12, 2018 Inflight Services Weekly that as a result from growth in our Airline and also from the benefits of our JCBA Common Metal-
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 14, 2018

14 Dec

System Scheduling Reports – DSL Report, January, 2018

Central Schedule Committee’s most recent (DSL) report detailing their activities in the development of the January schedule has been published on unitedafa.org.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 14, 2018

14 Dec

Welcome New Hire Class 1813!

This past Wednesday, December 12, 2018, we welcomed the 73 graduating Members of class 1813 to the line. Our newest flying partners will report to ORD and BOS on December 19, 2018 for orientation and will be available to fly on December 21, 2018. 
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 14, 2018

11 Dec

CBD Oil Clarification – A Hazard to Continued Employment

Last week’s communication advising Flight Attendants of the hazards of using CBD oils has apparently been misconstrued by some as an “endorsement” of these products
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 11, 2018

11 Dec

December Contractual Holidays

Section 2.Q. of our JCBA stipulates that Flight Attendants receive additional pay for assignments on holidays designated for the country of their domicile.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 11, 2018

11 Dec

Attention to Safety this Holiday Season

With the holiday travel season well underway, it’s important that we ensure safety and security are prioritized. During hectic travel periods we have more competition for our attention in the cabin during boarding and while inflight.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 11, 2018

11 Dec

Flight Attendant Instant Vacation Trades with Open Time Now Available

Instant Open Time Vacation trading opened on December 7, 2018 at 8:00 AM (LDT).  If you wish to trade an awarded vacation for an open vacation period you will need to submit an Instant Open Time Vacation trade request.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 11, 2018

11 Dec

JCBA Duty Rig Verses Trip Rig and Partial Pairing Pick-ups

As provided for by the language in Section 6 of our JCBA, Ratio-in-Guarantee (RIG) offers protection for additional pay and credit beyond the sum of the flight time within a scheduled pairing, when applicable.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 11, 2018

11 Dec

Reserve Christmas Wish List Delay

We understand the December 2018 Bid Package Cover Letters contain information on the Reserve Christmas Wish List automation that is not currently available. 
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 11, 2018

11 Dec

40% Discount on Select Tumi Products

Flight Attendants are encouraged to take advantage of the 2 day 40% off discount available from Tumi®. 
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 11, 2018

11 Dec

New Version of eRes Launches Thursday, December 13, 2018

On December 13, the previous version of eRES will be discontinued, and after that only the new eRES will be available.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 11, 2018

08 Dec

Vacation Fly Through & Vacation Open Time Trades by Seniority

In the December 4, 2018 Scheduling Alert, management informed us that Vacation Open Time Trades by Seniority were not awarded in correct order impacting approximately 298 Flight Attendants.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 08, 2018

08 Dec

Flight Attendant Instant Vacation Trades with Open Time Now Available

Instant vacation trades opened this morning, December 7, 2018 at 8:00 AM (LDT), if you wish to trade for an open vacation period you will need to submit a vacation trade with open time request
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 08, 2018

08 Dec

Welcome New Hire Class 1812

This past Wednesday, December 05, 2018, we welcomed the 66 graduating Members of class 1812 to the line.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 08, 2018

08 Dec

Transfer Awards – Action Required

On Wednesday, December 5, 2018, base transfers were awarded as follows with an effective date of January 30, 2019, the first date of the February 2019 schedule month:
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 08, 2018

08 Dec

CBD Oil – A Hazard to Continued Employment

As a Flight Attendant, if you test positive for marijuana (THC), regardless of whether it is state approved medical or recreational marijuana and regardless of whether you knowingly smoked a joint or unknowingly ate a marijuana edible, you will be deemed a test violator.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 08, 2018

08 Dec

Crews Traveling to Paris – Use Caution and Avoid Protest Areas

Since November 17th, there have been ongoing “Yellow Vest” protests in Paris and they are anticipated to continue this weekend. The focus of these protests have been higher fuel prices and government proposed fuel taxes.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 08, 2018

08 Dec

Required Training/ Meetings Review & Engagement Event FAQ

Review the attached FAQ regarding the upcoming Engagement Event and International Purser Recurrent Training.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 08, 2018

08 Dec

Pay Related Issues

Confusion continues over the harmonized payroll process. To clarify -
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 08, 2018

08 Dec

Reserve Contact Following Legal Rest

Reserves continue to report confusion as to when Crew Scheduling may contact them following legal rest period.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 08, 2018

08 Dec

Approved Holiday Adornment & Uniform Reminders

During the month of December to celebrate the holiday season, Flight Attendants may wear one holiday accessory that is in good taste and does not detract from our professional image as Safety Professionals.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 08, 2018

08 Dec

Sun setting of Previous employeeRES Version

On December 13, the previous version of eRES will be discontinued, and after that only the new eRES will be available.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 08, 2018

08 Dec

GUL-Group Universal Life Automatic Enrollment Returning from LOA

AFA has negotiated this protection for Members to make sure Flight Attendants who return to work after a long illness or injury (non-occupational) and new hires are automatically enrolled in GUL at 4 times their annual salary.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 08, 2018

08 Dec

Reserve Christmas Wish List Delay

We understand the December 2018 Bid Package Cover Letters contain information on the Reserve Christmas Wish List automation that is not currently available.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 08, 2018

05 Dec

All Vacation Fly Through and Vacation Trades will be temporarily suspended

All Vacation Fly Through and Vacation Trades between Flight Attendants will be temporarily suspended beginning December 4, 2018 at 1700 CST until December 7, 2018 at 1000 HDT.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 05, 2018

05 Dec

Central Schedule Committee (CSC) Reports – December 2018

Central Schedule Committee most recent reports detailing their activities in the development of the December schedule has been published on Unitedafa.org for your review.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 05, 2018

05 Dec

Absence Certificate Requirement for Christmas Holiday Sick Calls

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 December 20, 2018 – January 4, 2019.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 05, 2018

05 Dec

Holiday Bonus Point Incentive Program

As with past holidays, the company will implement the Holiday Bonus Point program during the upcoming Christmas holiday.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 05, 2018

05 Dec

De-Stress Your Holidays with Tips from your AFA EAP/Professional Standards

The holidays can be fun, but they also can be a source of great stress for different people, for different reasons
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 05, 2018

05 Dec

2019 Engagement Event Bidding Now Open

Preference [Month] bidding for the 2019 Engagement Events are now open and will comport with the following schedule:
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 05, 2018

05 Dec

New W-2 Vendor - Action Needed for Paperless Option

United management has recently announced their selection of ADP as the new vendor for access to our W-2 statements replacing our former vendor, CIC Plus for the 2018 tax year and beyond.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 05, 2018

05 Dec

Pass Travel Enrollment Opened Today

Eligible employees may update their enrolled friend, spouse or domestic partner and regular buddy elections for 2019 beginning today December 4 through 7 p.m. CT on December 29, 2018.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 05, 2018

01 Dec

Continuing to Listen - There’s More to the Story

The November 28th Edition of Inflight Services Weekly contains a Scheduling Update that addresses the concerns many of you have expressed regarding the long overnight sits and the segments after ‘red-eye’ flights.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 01, 2018

01 Dec

Flight Attendant Instant Vacation Trades with Open Time Opens December 5

Now that the seniority based phase of vacation trading has concluded, the remaining vacation allocations will be posted on December 4, 2018 prior to the opening of instant vacation trading on December 5, 2018 at 8:00 AM Local Domicile Time (LDT).
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 01, 2018

01 Dec

Welcome New Hire Class 1811

This past Wednesday, November 28, we welcomed the 71 graduating Members of class 1811 to the line. Our newest flying partners will report to ORD and BOS on December 5, 2018 for orientation and will be available to fly on December 7, 2018.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 01, 2018

01 Dec

Deadheading Crew Boarding and Carry-on Luggage Policy

There continues to be confusion at various airport station locations as to the standards to be applied to Flight Attendants for boarding when deadheading and carry-on baggage. 
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 01, 2018

01 Dec

Senior Opting Clarification

We continue to receive questions concerning the circumstances under which a Reserve can be senior opted from her/his position as well as when the Purser (A position) can be senior opted among crew members.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 01, 2018

01 Dec

2Hot2Cold in Air Travel

Now that winter weather has officially begun Flight Attendants have been reporting extremely cold aircraft cabins, especially when operating an early morning flight.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 01, 2018

01 Dec

2019 Engagement Event Bidding Opens December 1, 2018

Preference [Month] bidding for the 2019 Engagement Events opens tomorrow, December 1st and will comport with the following schedule:
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 01, 2018

01 Dec

2019 Pass Travel Election Enrollment Opens December 4 through December 29

Eligible employees may update their enrolled friend, spouse or domestic partner and regular buddy elections for 2019 starting Dec. 4 through 7 p.m. CT on Dec. 29, 2018.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 01, 2018

01 Dec

Link Refresh of Apple iPhone 8 Plus

The company recently published additional bases where Flight Attendants may exchange their current Link for the new model. We are permitted to exchange at any base listed below.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 01, 2018

01 Dec

United Announces Joint Business Agreement with Copa & Avianca Airlines

United announced today it has reached agreement with Star Alliance partners Copa and Avianca, including many of Avianca’s affiliates, on a joint business agreement (JBA), pending government approval.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 01, 2018

01 Dec

ANC Station Reopens following 7.2 magnitude Earthquake – All Layover Crews Safe

A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.2 rocked the Anchorage area at 8:29 a.m. Alaska Standard Time (11:29 a.m. Central) Friday.
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 01, 2018

01 Dec

United Announces Inauguration of DEN to FRA Service – May 2, 2019

United announced on Thursday the inauguration of year-round service between DEN and FRA (Frankfurt, Germany) beginning May 2, 2019. 
  • AFA Article
  • Dec 01, 2018

27 Nov

Flight Attendants Go RED Plan System-Wide DAY of ACTION for December 13

On December 13th we will stand together in a System-wide Day of Action objecting to management’s decision to succumb to the pressures of Wall Street rather than addressing the needs of the travel[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 27, 2018

27 Nov

Seniority Based Vacation Trades Close November 30th

Open Time [Vacation] Trades by seniority are now open. Trade requests may be submitted through November 30th, 2018 at 0800 Local Domicile Time.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 27, 2018

27 Nov

Commuter Policy Review

We understand that weather events have the potential to affect those commuting to work and even when putting into place a conservative plan to arrive in time for our flight assignments, things happen unexpectedly. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 27, 2018

27 Nov

Keep Your Contract Close during Weather Irregularities

Our Contract includes reassignment parameters which allow the airline to respond to operational irregularities while ensuring certain pay and schedule protections for Flight Attendants. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 27, 2018

27 Nov

Vacation Advance Notice and Operational Fly Through Review

Although previously published on November 6, 2018, we continue to receive questions on our Contractual Vacation Fly Though options. There are two types of “Vacation Fly Through”, for purposes of this [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 27, 2018

27 Nov

Contact Crew Scheduling when Trading Positions On-board

Flight Attendants should make every effort to inform crew scheduling when trading premium positions onboard the aircraft.  
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 27, 2018

27 Nov

Out-of-Base Parking Harmonization

As previously communicated in a One United email sent on October 16, 2018, effective December 1, 2018, we will harmonize the out-of-base parking policy per Section 3.T. of the JCBA. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 27, 2018

27 Nov

Reserve Move-up Line Process Begins November 30 – December 4, 2018

The Company will build Reserve Move-Up Lines from the 1st through 5th day of the bid month (not the calendar month), to the extent adequate Reserve coverage can be maintained. All Reserves are placed on the Move-Up List each month, unless they choose to remove their name from the list.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 27, 2018

27 Nov

CINTAS Uniform Points – Final Days for 2018 Points Orders

As a reminder, consistent with the terms of the JCBA, the balance of any uniform points do not roll over to the next year. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 27, 2018

23 Nov

Welcome Class 1810!

This past Wednesday, November 21, we welcomed the 71 graduating Members of class 1810 to the line. Our newest flying partners will report to ORD and BOS on November 26, 2018 for orientation and will be available to fly on November 28, 2018. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 23, 2018

23 Nov

Preference Month Bidding for 2019 Engagement Events

Earlier this month we received a communication from Senior Vice President, John Slater, inviting us to attend one of thirty-three Flight Attendant engagement events during the 2019 calendar year. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 23, 2018

23 Nov

Drinking Alcoholic Beverages While Deadheading

Our Contract in Section 3.I.11 – Deadhead provides that Flight Attendants may drink alcoholic beverages while deadheading subject to certain conditions. These restrictions were negotiated to ensure the integrity of the operation and are to be strictly adhered to as follows:
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 23, 2018

23 Nov

Vacation Seniority Trading Begins Saturday, November 24

Second Round Vacation awards have been posted on CCS. The Contractual bidding process is now complete and we will now move into the next phase of the annual vacation process – Vacation Modifications and Trading.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 23, 2018

23 Nov

Reminder – January 2019 Special COLA – Bids Close Monday, November 26

Special COLAs for the January 2019 Schedule month are available for bid based on the following timeline:
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 23, 2018

23 Nov

Reserve Move-up Lines and Sacred Days with Vacation

We have received a number of questions on how sacred days, that is, days immediately prior to and following a period of vacation apply for Flight Attendants awarded Reserve schedules. The applica[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 23, 2018

23 Nov

Common Metal Support Team Extended Support

Apparently recognizing the ongoing challenges related to the transition to a common scheduling platform, management has announced the extension of the period of availability for the Common Metal Suppo[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 23, 2018

23 Nov

The Cause Foundation®- Candy Cane Accessories

As the Christmas Holiday season approached, we have a number of opportunities to support United Flight Attendants in need either by donating to The Cause Foundation® and/or purchasing Candy Cane Scarves and/or ties.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 23, 2018

22 Nov

A Thanksgiving greeting of appreciation to our AFA United family

A Thanksgiving greeting of appreciation to our AFA United family, Here we are, the holiday season upon us once again. This time of year is by nature full of change. The leaves turn beautiful[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 22, 2018

20 Nov

Working Crew Members & Thanksgiving Holiday Buddy Pass Travelers

As a reminder, during the Thanksgiving holiday, United Flight Attendants and mainline pilots who are working crew members will again be able to travel with up to two individuals using buddy passes at the crew member’s personal boarding priority of SA1P.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 20, 2018

20 Nov

2019 Round Two Vacation Awards Posted in CCS

The Second Round 2019 Vacation awards are now available in CCS.  With the completion of the 2019 Vacation Award, the “myVacation” page will provide Flight Attendants with an overview of all of their awarded vacation periods.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 20, 2018

20 Nov

Reminder - Flight Segments on Thanksgiving Day Qualify for Holiday Pay

Our Joint Contract Bargaining Agreement (JCBA) provides for additional pay for Flight Attendants on flight assignments during designated holidays and the Flight Attendant’s birthday.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 20, 2018

20 Nov

Guest Registration Required in Beijing

As the holiday season approaches and as a reminder from the hotel staff at our layover hotels in Beijing, in accordance with the Beijing Public Security Bureau, guests are required to register at the Front Desk when they check in to the hotel.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 20, 2018

20 Nov

Transfer Awards – Action Required

Yesterday, there were a significant number of transfers awarded with a report date of December 29, 2018, the first day of the January 2019 schedule month.  The following transfers were awarded:
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 20, 2018

20 Nov

January 2019 Special COLA Bid Deadline, Monday November 26, 2018

As a reminder, Flight Attendants who are interested in being considered for the award of the January 2019 Special COLA need to submit their bid no later than Monday, November 26, 2018.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 20, 2018

20 Nov

Clarification of Reserve Reassignments while at the Home Domicile

Our article in last Friday’s E-lines addressing the reassignment provisions while Flight Attendants are at their home domicile may have caused some unintentional confusion.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 20, 2018

20 Nov

Paycheck Harmonization for pmCAL & pmCMI Effective Dec. 14, 2018 Paycheck

As was previously reported, there will be a significant change that will affect when pmCAL and pmCMI Flight Attendants receive their final paycheck for 2018, that is, December 14, 2018.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 20, 2018

20 Nov

Amazon Smile for the Holidays – Support AFA Disaster Relief Fund

This Christmas, when shopping for gifts online at Amazon.com, we ask you to consider making your purchases through the "Amazon Smile" portal available on Amazon.com by  clicking on the "AFA Disaster Relief Fund."
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 20, 2018

16 Nov

Flight Attendant Staffing Reductions - #Enough

Your MEC Officers continue to hear from many of you asking what you can do to support the collective effort of the Union to persuade management to reconsider their decision to reduce staffing on certain international flight segments.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 16, 2018

16 Nov

Walk the Picket Line in Solidarity with American Airlines Flight Attendants

Flight Attendants at American are angry with management decisions – from failure to fully address our toxic uniform health hazards to staffing cuts, and announcing a new attendance policy with a lookback that puts many Flight Attendants in discipline quickly.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 16, 2018

16 Nov

Our Official AFA pin is RED

Last week, the United Master Executive Council acted to make the official AFA pin ‘red’ to signify to management our displeasure with the recent changes to staffing.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 16, 2018

16 Nov

Welcome Class 1809!

On Wednesday, November 14, 2018 we welcomed the 73 graduating Members of class 1809 to the line. Our newest flying partners will report to ORD and BOS on November 21, 2018, for orientation and will be available to fly on November 23, 2018.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 16, 2018

16 Nov

Filter Masks Available for Wildfire Destinations

Due to strong winds and wildfire smoke, the air quality levels in some area of the west coast region of the United States is expected to fluctuate. Flight Attendants working flights into the affected wildfire areas will be provided N95 respirator masks, upon request.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 16, 2018

16 Nov

January 2019 Special COLAs Available

Last week the company announced the availability of a Special COLA for the January 2019 schedule month. Flight Attendants with January vacations are eligible to bid for the Special COLA and, if awarded, will be paid their vacations within forty-five (45) days of their vacation.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 16, 2018

16 Nov

U.S. Thanksgiving Day Holiday

Our Contract stipulates that Flight Attendants receive additional pay for flight assignments flown on designated holidays as outlined in Section 2.Q. Flight Attendants based in the United S[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 16, 2018

16 Nov

Avoid Passenger Staging in the Jet Bridge

We continue to receive reports from the field that some stations continue to attempt to stage passengers for boarding on jet bridges.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 16, 2018

16 Nov

Flight Attendant & Passenger Boarding Times

Your MEC Safety, Health and Security Committee reminds Flight Attendants that if you find the time provided for your safety checks or briefing with your crew is insufficient, submit an IOR report.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 16, 2018

16 Nov

Upcoming Changes to Positive Check-in Requirements

Section 7.U. of our Contract provides the company with the ability to establish a positive check-in process for Flight Attendants to check-in at the required [check-in] time for their pairing.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 16, 2018

16 Nov

Additional Reciprocal Cabin Seat Agreements – PenAir & Silver Airway

Working in partnership with representatives from Inflight Services and Corporate Travel, we continue to explore opportunities to enter into additional Reciprocal Cabin Seat Agreements with other airlines.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 16, 2018

16 Nov

Out-of-Base Parking Deadline, November 30, 2018

The company has recently announced its plan to harmonize the parking policy consistent with the requirements of Section 3.T. of the JCBA to include out of base parking options.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 16, 2018

16 Nov

System Scheduling Reports – DSL Report, December, 2018

Central Schedule Committee’s most recent (DSL) report detailing their activities in the development of the schedule has been published on unitedafa.org.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 16, 2018

16 Nov

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

Second Round Vacation bidding closed this morning. Awards will be posted on CCS no later than November 20, 2018. This will conclude the Contractual bidding procedure and will move us into the next phase of vacation processes, Vacation Modifications and Trading.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 16, 2018

16 Nov

Vacation Slides (Sliding Awarded Vacation Periods)

There are a number of types of Vacation Slides that provide for the movement (slide) of awarded vacation periods that are provided for under Section 12.G. of our JCBA.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 16, 2018

16 Nov

Reserve Availability Screen has been Updated

On November 14 at 1830 CT, the Reserve Availability Screen in CCS was updated to reflect a RSV availability list compiled of Reserve Flight Attendants who have completed their legal rest period and are legal for assignment.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 16, 2018

16 Nov

Premature Satellite Base Announcement

Following an information exchange meeting with a group of Flight Attendants, social media was buzzing with information about the opening of satellite bases in certain cities. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 16, 2018

16 Nov

Replacement Link Devices

Plans and testing are underway for the replacement of our Link devices and sleds. The plan is to replace the current iPhone with an iPhone 8+.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 16, 2018

16 Nov

Irregularities, Call Wait Times & Self Help

While we understand that weather irregularities are inherent in our line of work, when a forecasted weather front moved into the east coast yesterday we are infuriated by what appears to be the company’s inability to ONCE AGAIN respond to their crews needs in a timely manner.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 16, 2018

16 Nov

November 16, 2018 - White Flag Day - BOS, IAD, ORD, IAH, DEN and EWR

As of 8:40am CT on November 16, 2018, management has declared White Flag days in BOS, IAD, ORD, IAH, DEN and EWR for trips originating on November 16, 2018.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 16, 2018

14 Nov

Our Official AFA pin is RED

Our Official AFA pin is REDLast week, the United Master Executive Council acted to make the official AFA pin ‘red’ to signify to management our displeasure with the recent changes to staffing.  &[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 14, 2018

14 Nov

Secondary (Round Two) Vacation Bids Close this Friday, November 16. 2018

Secondary (Round Two) Vacation bidding closes on November 16, at 0800 (HDT).  Flight Attendants have until that time to submit their second round vacation bids.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 14, 2018

14 Nov

Verifying Pay for your Vacation Fly-through

Flight Attendants utilizing the vacation fly through option have been inquiring as to where they can view their pay for the vacation hours once they are dropped from their line of flying.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 14, 2018

14 Nov

December Bids Now Open - Bid Packets Available in CCS

December bid packets are now available electronically in CCS. Paper copies will be available in the base no later than 3:00 PM local time on the 14th calendar day of the month. As a reminder, bid packages are available via BidPlus.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 14, 2018

14 Nov

BidPlus AFA Credits

As a reminder, AFA and BidPlus have worked out an arrangement to provide each Member with two (2) free months of access to BidPlus. Registration for your account can be completed at any time and your two (2) month credit is available for your use at your convenience.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 14, 2018

13 Nov

Clarifying Deadhead Deviation

Recently, there appears to be some confusion on how the Contract provisions for deadhead deviation apply.  It is first important to know that front end and back end deviation are handled differently.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 13, 2018

13 Nov

Rapid Re-accrual of Sick Leave

A Flight Attendant who has used more than 255 hours of sick leave for a single injury, illness or maternity, shall re-accrue sick leave at the rate of 7 hours each month until they reach the same level of sick leave they had at the onset of the injury, illness or maternity.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 13, 2018

13 Nov

Layover Minimum Rest – Legal Rest

Flight Attendants have been requesting the details of the layover minimum rest provision provided for in section 6.V.3 of our JCBA, which states the following:
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 13, 2018

13 Nov

New Hire Training Flights – Wear your AFA Pin!

In a recent publication of Inflight Service Weekly, (ISW) the company outlined the procedures for working crew to follow when Flight Attendant trainees are onboard our flights conducting their required training or IOE flights.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 13, 2018

13 Nov

Fidelity Notice for 401(k) Investment Designation

Flight Attendants participating in the Fidelity 401K investment plan who do not designate a specific fund(s) option, will have their contributions automatically directed into the Vanguard Target 2025 fund.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 13, 2018

13 Nov

Upcoming Link and Sled Exchange

A system-wide Link hardware refresh is planned to begin mid to late November and will run through January 2019. The new hardware will include a new iPhone 8Plus, an Otter Box protective case and a lightweight payment sled.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 13, 2018

13 Nov

Congratulations UNITE HERE Local 30 Members!

Congratulations to UNITE HERE! Local 30 Members from the Westin Gaslamp, San Diego for ratification on their tentative agreement after 35 days of striking.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 13, 2018

09 Nov

United Express Flight Attendants Authorize a Strike

With a 99% strike vote, Air Wisconsin Flight Attendants have locked arms sending a powerful message to management that they will do whatever it takes to get a contract that accurately reflects the value they provide to their airline.  
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 09, 2018

09 Nov

CBT – Bonus Bucks, UNAM and UAL Photography & Videography Policy Change

Earlier this year, United management required all Flight Attendants complete a computer based training module to review the new Bonus Bucks policy, securing Unaccompanied minors in our care and the changes to the corporate Photography & Videography policy. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 09, 2018

09 Nov

United Reports October 2018 Operational Performance

United today reported October 2018 operational results citing a 7.5% increase in consolidated traffic and a 5.9% increase in consolidated capacity versus October 2017.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 09, 2018

09 Nov

Labor Union 101

The entire labor movement is premised on one simple idea: In a labor union, the whole is more than the sum of its parts. When workers come together with one voice, the group has more power than each worker would have on their own.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 09, 2018

09 Nov

United Union Coalition Opposes Proposed Increase Tax Rate on Jet Fuel in NJ

This week, AFA-CWA, ALPA, IBT, IAM and PAFCA) joined together to express our collective opposition to any legislation that would increase the effective tax rate on jet fuel in New Jersey. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 09, 2018

09 Nov

Vacation Bidding (Round 2)

Secondary (Round Two) Vacation bidding is now open. Flight Attendants will have until November 16, 0800 (HDT) to submit their second round of vacation bids.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 09, 2018

09 Nov

Care for New Uniform Items

As we are approaching the end of the year, many of us are purchasing new uniform items prior to the expiration of our Uniform points.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 09, 2018

09 Nov

Veterans Day - Sunday, November 11 (Observed November 12, 2018)

Each year on November 11, we remember and honor all who have served and sacrificed for our country in war and in peace.   This year, because November 11th is a Sunday, Veterans Day will be observed on Monday, November 12, 2018.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 09, 2018

09 Nov

The Cause Foundation®- Various Fundraising Events

Mission Statement: The CAUSE Foundation® was established in 1994 by Flight Attendants for Flight Attendants. Our mission is to assist United Airlines Flight Attendants and their families worldwide who are in financial distress due to illness, injury, or disability. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 09, 2018

09 Nov

Seasonal Flu Shots Available at CVS Pharmacies – Directions to obtain voucher

Flu season is here and now is the perfect time to protect yourself against the possibility of catching this year’s strain. United is once again offering the flu vaccine free of charge via any CVS pharmacy, while supplies last.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 09, 2018

06 Nov

Secondary (Round Two) Vacation Bids Open November 8 – 16, 2018

Secondary (Round Two) Vacation bidding will open on Thursday, November 8, 2018. Flight Attendants will have until November 16, 0800 (HDT) to submit their second round vacation bids. Awards will be posted no later than November 20, 2018 AT 0800 (HDT).
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 06, 2018

06 Nov

Second Round Vacation Allocations Now Available

Vacation allocation tables located in CCS, by domicile, have been updated as of today and now display the updated vacation allocations to be used for Round Two vacation bidding which opens on November 8, 2018.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 06, 2018

06 Nov

Reserves Returning from Sick Leave (Section 8.F.4.)

In this article, we clarify the assignment procedures specific to Flight Attendants who are on Reserve and are returning from Sick Leave prior to a day of availability.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 06, 2018

06 Nov

United Airlines – First North American Airline to Welcome the 787-10 to Fleet

As of yesterday, United took delivery of our first 787-10 and became the only airline in the world to have the entire family of 787-8, 787-9 and 787-10 Dreamliners in our fleet.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 06, 2018

06 Nov

Christmas Holiday Absence Certificate for Sick Calls & Holiday Bonus Point

As required by the language in Section 13.C.4. of our JCBA, management has advised AFA of their intent to require an Absence Certificate for all sick calls originating during the Christmas holiday per[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 06, 2018

06 Nov

Keep Layover Hotel Information Confidential

Your MEC Hotel & Transportation and MEC Safety Health & Security Committees would like to remindFlight Attendants about the importance of keep our layover hotel and transportation service information confidential.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 06, 2018

06 Nov

Co. Retirement Plan CARP Beneficiary Requirement – Domestic Partner Affidavit

As a reminder for those who are eligible for benefits under the Continental Airlines Retirement Plan (CARP) and who have either a same or opposite sex domestic partner, you must certify your domestic [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 06, 2018

06 Nov

Out-of-Base Parking Harmonization

The company has recently announced plans to harmonize the parking policy consistent with the requirements of Section 3.T. of the JCBA to include out of base parking options. Flight Attendants are enco[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 06, 2018

06 Nov

Seasonal Flu Shots Available at CVS Pharmacies

Flu season is here and NOW is the perfect time to protect yourself against the possibility of catching this year’s strain. United is once again offering the flu vaccine free of charge via any CVS pharmacy, while supplies last. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 06, 2018

06 Nov

Pay Register Timing Clarification

Effective November 7, 2018 at 8:00PM CST, your final October Pay Register will be available in CCS.  To ensure you are paid correctly, you are strongly encouraged to closely review your final October Pay Register.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 06, 2018

06 Nov

Helpful Tips

Quick method for finding Contract info:Download the PDF version of the JCBA to the PDF reader app  of your smartphone or electronic tablet (such as iBooks, PDF Expert, EBookDroid) [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 06, 2018

02 Nov

Airbus Aircraft – Unique Features

As more of our Members who have not previously flown on the Airbus fleet begin to interact with the unique features of this aircraft, we are finding there is an increase in the number of questions we are receiving. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 02, 2018

02 Nov

Pay Reminder

Your November 1, 2018 paycheck, representing your October Flight Advance, is now available on Flying Together > Employee Services > My Info > Pay Advice. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 02, 2018

02 Nov

“Understanding Our Pay”- Part 2

Last week a special edition of our “Understanding our Pay” education series we defined when we are paid, what is included in each paycheck, what our Pay Register is, where to find it and how to submit for Override Pay exceptions.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 02, 2018

02 Nov

JCBA Implementation Tracker on One United

The implementation tracker on One United has been updated to clearly identify all implemented Sections of the JCBA as of October 1, 2018. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 02, 2018

02 Nov

2019 First Round Vacation Awards Available in CCS as of November 2, 2018

First round 2019 Vacation Awards have been completed and are available for viewing in CSS.   To view your 2019 first bid award, login to CCS, click on the Vacation tab and then select Vacation Award from the drop down menu. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 02, 2018

02 Nov

No Bid versus an Insufficient Vacation Bid Award

Flight Attendants who did not submit a vacation bid in the first round of bidding, will be considered a No Bid.  No vacation will be assigned during the first round of vacation bidding.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 02, 2018

02 Nov

Reminder pmCAL & pmCMI Paycheck Harmonization

As was reported mid-September, and again in Tuesday’s E-lines publication, there will be a significant change that will affect when pmCAL and pmCMI Flight Attendants receive their final paycheck for 2018, that is, December 14, 2018. 
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 02, 2018

02 Nov

Pairing Crew Meal Indicator

Previously and as a result of reports from Flight Attendants, AFA reported to the company instances where the crew meal indicator was not properly included in the key pages for all scheduled pairings.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 02, 2018

02 Nov

Midterm Elections – Vote!

The midterm elections on November 6, 2018 will determine what we can achieve for working families and for our profession. We are counting on every AFA-CWA member to vote
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 02, 2018

02 Nov

LINK Alert! Do Not Update Operating System to iOS 12

An unanticipated issue has been identified with the iOS 12 operating system update on the Link that was causing the MY Flight app to crash when launched from the Link home screen.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 02, 2018

02 Nov

Revision #26 is Now in Effect

Flight Attendants are reminded that e-FAOM Revision #26, eFAAB, and the Safety Checklist are now in effect. Ensure you have opened and reviewed all changed content.
  • AFA Article
  • Nov 02, 2018

30 Oct

New Hotel & Transportation Reporting System

It has been one month since the introduction of our new Hotel & Transportation, “Travel-Log” replacement system for reporting Hotel and Crew Transportation issues and concerns.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 30, 2018

30 Oct

pmCAL & pmCMI Paycheck Harmonization

As was reported mid-September, there will be a significant change that will affect when pmCAL and pmCMI Flight Attendants receive their flight advance for the December 2018 flying.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 30, 2018

30 Oct

Updated Trip Trades & Adjustments and Reserve Guides

In response to feedback, additional updates have been made to the Trip Trades & Adjustments Guide and the Reserve Guide which are both posted on Flying Together > One United > Reference guides and in Content Locker on Link.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 30, 2018

30 Oct

Fall Back One Hour! Daylight Savings Time Ends Sunday, Nov. 4 for U.S. & Canada

On Sunday, November 4 at 2:00 AM, clocks in the United States and Canada are turned backward one hour from Daylight Saving Time (DT) to Standard Time (ST). 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 30, 2018

30 Oct

First Round Vacation Bids Close by 0800 LDT tomorrow Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The first round of vacation bidding is now open and Flight Attendants are encouraged to submit their first bid no later than tomorrow, Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 0800 home domicile time.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 30, 2018

30 Oct

Out-of-Base Parking Harmonization

In recent days the company announced plans to harmonize the parking policy consistent with the requirements of Section 3.T. of the JCBAto include out of base parking options. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 30, 2018

30 Oct

Reminder - Flight Segments on Thanksgiving Day Qualify for Holiday Pay

Our Joint Contract Bargaining Agreement (JCBA) provides for additional pay for Flight Attendants on flight assignments during designated holidays and the Flight Attendant’s birthday. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 30, 2018

30 Oct

Flight Attendant Contact During Delays/Cancellations

In recent days Flight Attendants have been inquiring as to the notification process for delayed or cancelled flights they were scheduled to work. To be clear, if your flight assignment is delayed, the company must notify you as soon as possible,
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 30, 2018

30 Oct

Reserve - One United

Reserve GuideReserve Guide SupplementUpdates include: Additional details about Move-up line lists and awards,Updated screen shots for viewing Sick Leave Trips.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 30, 2018

30 Oct

Happy Halloween

The United Master Executive Council extends best wishes for a happy and safe Halloween! 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 30, 2018

29 Oct

Our Heartfelt Condolences to the Friends and Family of the Lion Air 610 Tragedy

On behalf of United Master Executive Council and the Flight Attendants of United Airlines, we express our deepest condolences to the families and friends of those lost in the tragedy involving Lion Air flight JT 610.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 29, 2018

27 Oct

European Union Time Change Sunday, October 28 – Fall Back One Hour

It’s that time of year when time begins to change around the world to mark the end of Daylight Savings Time (DST). Many countries observe the mark of winter by “falling back” one-hour. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 27, 2018

26 Oct

Continuous Overnight Duty (COD) Pairings – An Update

Since the implementation of the provisions of our JCBA on October 1st, we’ve all had to make a number of adjustments to the many changes brought about by the ratification of our JCBA on August 12, 2016. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 26, 2018

26 Oct

Benefits Annual Open Enrollment Closed Tonight, October 26, 2018

Flight Attendants are reminded to make their annual Benefit selections by October 26, 2018, tonight, by midnight. There are certain benefits where, if you make no changes, the benefits will roll to the following year. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 26, 2018

26 Oct

Changes to Long Term Disability (LTD) Administrator

This year, our contractual Long Term Disability (LTD) insurance administrator will change. These benefits will be administered by Prudential for 2019.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 26, 2018

26 Oct

Seniority and Real Time Trading, October 27

What happens on October 27th?  1. Real time trades close that morning at 0700 Local domicile time. 2.  One seniority based trade run with open time will occur at 1500 HDT.  
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 26, 2018

26 Oct

Vacation Bidding

The first round of vacation bidding is open from October 23 through October 31, 2018, 0800 home domicile time.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 26, 2018

26 Oct

Reserve Move-up Lines (Section 8.B.)

Reserve Move-Up Lines are lines constructed using pairings from any unassigned open time that remains on the first day of the new bid month. All Reserves are placed on the Move-Up List each month unless they take specific action to remove their name from the list. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 26, 2018

26 Oct

Rubella Outbreak in Japan

The CDC website has currently advised of a Rubella outbreak in Japan. It is for this reason we encourage everyone to ensure your vaccinations are current.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 26, 2018

26 Oct

Understanding Our Pay- Part 1

Paychecks are issued no later than the 1st and 16th of the month.  If the 1st and/ or the 16th falls on a weekend or holiday, Flight Attendants will typically receive pay on the business day directly preceding the holiday or weekend.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 26, 2018

26 Oct

Central Schedule Committee (CSC) Reports – October 2018

Central Schedule Committee’s most recent DSL and SWLOF Reports detailing their activities in the development of the November schedule has been published on Unitedafa.org for your review. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 26, 2018

26 Oct

Benefits Training

This week, your AFA Representatives along with volunteers from across the system successfully completed four days of intensive training conducted by the MEC Benefits Committee.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 26, 2018

26 Oct

Mid -Term Elections

The November 6, 2018 midterm election will determine what we can achieve for working families and for our profession. We are counting on every AFA-CWA member to vote.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 26, 2018

23 Oct

First Round Vacation Bidding Now Open through October 31, 2018

First round vacation bidding opened today, October 23, at 0800 home domicile time and will remain open until October 31, 2018 consistent with the requirements of Section 12.C.2. of our JCBA. Flight Attendants can now review base specific allocation tables via CCS.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 23, 2018

23 Oct

November Vacation Relief Line Awards Now Available on CCS

Lines are awarded and published by 0800 HDT on the 23rd.  End of month (EOM) schedule month conflicts for Vacation Relief Line awards are handled by Crew Scheduling immediately following the award of the VRL schedules.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 23, 2018

23 Oct

Minimum Connecting Time

Section 7.W.3. of the JCBA provides guidance as to the minimum connecting time for scheduling purposes. The MEC office has recently been contacted asking questions about the 1:15 connecting time buffer that is used by Crew Schedule Planning in the construction of pairings. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 23, 2018

23 Oct

Commencement of Duty – An Opportunity to Foster Inclusion

As Flight Attendants from different geographic domiciles have begun flying together, there have been some questions resulting from the different check-in times for crews at the home base and crews arriving from a layover location based on the following from Section 6.R. of our JCBA:
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 23, 2018

23 Oct

2019 Annual Benefits Open Enrollment Reminder

Flight Attendants are reminded to make their annual Benefit selections by October 26, 2018.Details of this year’s benefit options can be accessed through Your Benefits Resource (YBR) which is accessible from the Employee Services section of the company’s website. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 23, 2018

23 Oct

Real Time Trading (See Bid Packet Cover Page for Time Brackets)

Open time trip trades began today, October 23, 2018 utilizing a staggered window approach as published in time table chart. The schedule, date and time for each base is published in the cover pages of the monthly bid packet.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 23, 2018

23 Oct

Understanding Our Pay

In recent days there has been much confusion with understanding our pay, the deduction section of our pay register, taxes, vacation pay and how to report pay discrepancies. In an effort to mitigate some of the confusion, we will be publishing a special series titled “Understanding Our Pay”. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 23, 2018

23 Oct

Sick Leave Call On – Call Off Procedures

When calling in to place yourself on sick leave for a pairing or Reserve day, you may either call the Flight Attendant Support Team (FAST) or use CCS to send in a sick notification.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 23, 2018

23 Oct

2018 Mid-Term Elections - Commit to Vote!

The November 6, 2018 midterm election will determine what we can achieve for working families and for our profession. We are counting on every AFA-CWA member to vote.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 23, 2018

23 Oct

Subscribe or Update Your AFA E-Lines Subscription

It is more important than ever that we make the personal commitment to ourselves to take the time to keep up with and learn about all the changes since the October 1, 2018 JCBA implementation. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 23, 2018

23 Oct

Congratulations to Unite Here Caterers

Congratulations to Unite Here caterers on the results of their representation election today!  The NMB results were a landslide victory of 1253 for the union to 486 against. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 23, 2018

23 Oct

Marriott Strike in Eight Cities Continues – Let’s stand together.

The strike at Marriott in eight cities is still going - three weeks long now. We are honoring the strike at these hotels and many AFA members have taken time to get on the picket line in support of these workers. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 23, 2018

23 Oct

Update Link Operating System to iOS 12 by November 1, 2018

Update Link's operating system to iOS 12 prior to November 1, 2018. Detailed instructions on how to complete the update are available in the LINK Alert dated October 18, 2018 on Flying Together. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 23, 2018

19 Oct

Self-Adjustments Begin on the 20th at 0600 Central Time

As a reminder, Appendix A - Scheduling Timeline Chronology of the JCBA (page #86), states that Self-adjustment begins on the 20th day of the month at 0600 Central time. While some adjustments were mad[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 19, 2018

19 Oct

Reserve Contact Following Legal Rest

During the last few weeks, Crew Scheduling personnel have been advising Flight Attendants on Reserve status that is was permissible to contact them during any number of arbitrary contact points during[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 19, 2018

19 Oct

Vacation Relief Lines (VRL) Bidding Opens, Saturday, October 20, 2018

Vacation Relief Line (VRL) bidding opens Saturday, October 20th and closes on Sunday, October 22, 2018, 0800 HDT. Flight Attendants awarded Vacation Relief Lines during the Primary bid period, will be required to submit bids during the secondary bid period otherwise known as Vacation Relief Bidding.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 19, 2018

19 Oct

End of Month (EOM) Adjustment Process Begins October 20, 2018

Although previously communicated Flight Attendants are reminded that after your line award is posted, it may be necessary to make adjustments to your schedule to resolve conflicts resulting from the award of the new line.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 19, 2018

19 Oct

Self-Adjustment Procedures

It is important to understand that our Contract, Section 7.E.1., provides Flight Attendants with a minimum of twenty-four (24) hours to use mutual trade procedures to resolve conflicts resulting from [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 19, 2018

19 Oct

CCS User Guide

A Crew Communication System (CCS) Guide has been published to assist in understanding how to use  information in CCS that may not have been covered in other educational materials released to date.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 19, 2018

19 Oct

Unimatic to CCS Translation

To assist United Flight Attendants who may be more familiar with the functionality of Unimatic in their transition to CCS, the Joint Implementation Committee has created a document that provides a “translation key” and outlines many of the key functions previously used in Unimatic.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 19, 2018

19 Oct

JCBA Pay-Related Implementation Update

In an ongoing effort to provide you with as much information as possible, representatives of the Joint Implementation Committee want to ensure you are aware of those pay-related implementation issues [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 19, 2018

19 Oct

Jetway Trade Process

A Flight Attendant may drop the last segment of a pairing to another Flight Attendant by calling scheduling no earlier than one (1) calendar day and no later than four (4) hours prior to the scheduled[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 19, 2018

19 Oct

Trading Reserve Days Off

A Reserve may only trade a day off with another Reserve in her/his base, or, when applicable, the sub-base in which they hold a special qualification.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 19, 2018

19 Oct

Reserves Trading Assigned Pairings

After being assigned a pairing, a Reserve may trade with another Flight Attendant (Reserve or Lineholder) for a pairing: I.  Of the same number of days
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 19, 2018

19 Oct

2019 Annual Benefits Open Enrollment Reminder

Flight Attendants are reminded to make their annual Benefit selections by October 26, 2018. Details of this year’s benefit options can be accessed through Your Benefits Resource (YBR) which is accessible from the Employee Services section of the company’s website. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 19, 2018

17 Oct

MEC 6-18 Filed

This week, MEC 6-18 was filed based on the company’s delay in awarding the October 2018 lines of flying system-wide.  Additionally, when the lines were finally awarded, they were incorrectly awarded to Flight Attendants.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 17, 2018

17 Oct

Transition Pairing Pay and Credit

Transition pairings which started in September and ended in October were built to minimize the number of segments on either side of the transition.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 17, 2018

17 Oct

United Airlines (UAL) Today Announced Third Quarter 2018 Financial Results

On October 16, 2018 the company announced its third-quarter 2018 financial results, reporting third quarter net income of $836 million, diluted earnings per share of $3.06, pre-tax earnings of $1.1 billion and pre-tax margin of 9.6 percent. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 17, 2018

17 Oct

Breast Cancer Awareness –Wear Pink during the Month of October!

Every October, in an effort to raise awareness of the importance of prevention, all United Airlines employees are able to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness by wearing pink.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 17, 2018

17 Oct

Primary Schedule Bid for November Close Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 17, 2018

November 2018 primary schedule bid began on October 12, 0800 HDT and Flight Attendants are reminded to submit their bids by Wednesday, October 17, 0800 HDT.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 17, 2018

17 Oct

Improvements to the CCS Primary Line Bidding Screen

Based on your feedback, we are making many improvements to the CCS Primary Line Bidding screen effective with November bidding, which begins on October 12, 2018. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 17, 2018

17 Oct

Important Reminders for the November Bid Period

In preparation for the November 2018 bid period, below are a few important reminders.Printed bid packets will be available in the bases by 1500 Home Domicile Time on October 14.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 17, 2018

17 Oct

2019 Vacation Allocations

The Vacation Elections period closed yesterday, October 15, 2018 consistent with the Vacation Timeline in Section 12.C.2. of our JCBA.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 17, 2018

17 Oct

Benefits Open Enrollment Make Your Selections by October 26, 2018

Details of this year’s benefit options can be accessed through Your Benefits Resource (YBR) which is accessible from the Employee Services section of the company’s website. Enrollment may be completed via the internet or over the phone now through October 26, 2018.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 17, 2018

17 Oct

Benefits Open Enrollment – Changes to Long Term Disability (LTD) Administrator

This year, our contractual Long Term Disability (LTD) insurance carrier will change. These benefits will be administered by Prudential.   In addition to this change, we have some v[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 17, 2018

17 Oct

To Submit an Allstate Benefits Claim or View Coverage

There have been a number of questions on how to submit a Claim or view Certificate of Coverage from those enrolls in the Allstate Voluntary Benefits plans
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 17, 2018

17 Oct

Pay Education Materials

The Pay education materials highlight the key pay elements for both Lineholders and Reserves and includes information about Paychecks, Pay Register and Pay Advice details.  
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 17, 2018

17 Oct

2018 Midterm Elections Commit to Vote!

The 2018 midterm elections are scheduled for the first Tuesday in November.  This year, its November 6, 2018.  All 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate will be contested. 
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 17, 2018

15 Oct

Known Crew Member Access Down

On Monday, October 15 at 0930 CT, AFA has learned that access via Known Crew Member will be unavailable for approximately one hour.
  • AFA Article
  • Oct 15, 2018