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24 Jun

Flight Attendants Condemn Dobbs Decision, Attack on Our Rights!

JUN 24 - Today, the Supreme Court struck down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision. Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) President Sara Nelson released the following statement.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 24, 2022

24 Jun

Summer Flying - Carry Your Contract & Reserve Survival Guides

JUN 24 - Summer months, while filled with opportunities for outdoor activities, are also filled with summer thunderstorms that can result in delays, re-routes and other travel ir[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 24, 2022

24 Jun

Awareness is Key to a Safe Operation

JUN 24 - The goal of every safe operation is for every employee to return home in the same condition as when they arrived at work.    Injuries can come from many sources and awareness is a key component in injury prevention.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 24, 2022

24 Jun

Reserve Preferencing: “Why didn’t I get my preference?”

JUN 24 - The Reserve Preferencing system will assign all open positions that can possibly be assigned to the Reserves who are legal and available, even if it means some preferences cannot be honored in order to do so.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 24, 2022

24 Jun

Restoration of Days Off

JUN 24 - When irregularities occur and we find ourselves reassigned as a result of irregular operations, there may be circumstances where we may be eligible for the restoration o[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 24, 2022

24 Jun

July 4th Independence Day – A Contractual Holiday for all U.S. bases and Guam

JUN 24 - We remind everyone of the upcoming Contractual holiday as set forth in Section 2.Q. of our Contract for all U.S. bases and Guam. Flight Attendants receive additional pay for flight assignments flown on designated holidays.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 24, 2022

24 Jun

Unique Characteristics for Layover Hotels at PMI and TFS

JUN 24 - Our layover hotels in Palma de Mallorca (PMI) and Tenerife (TFS) (which will not be mentioned by name as a matter of our safety and security) are both unique properties [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 24, 2022

24 Jun

Welcome Class 2216!

JUN 24 - We are excited to welcome our newest flying partners from class 2216 as part of our Flight Attendant community.  Our newest flying partners will begin their careers at bases in DEN, EWR, IAD, IAH, LAX and ORD.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 24, 2022

24 Jun

Why are airlines fighting hard to own Spirit?

JUN 24 - Why are the airlines fighting so hard to own Spirit, the most beat-up brand in air travel?
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 24, 2022

23 Jun

United will cut flights from Newark as delays and congestion get worse

JUN 23 - United Airlines plans to cut as many as 50 daily flights from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), the airline said on Thursday, part of an effort to address congestion that has led to deteriorating reliability at its New York-area hub.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 23, 2022

23 Jun

Why JetBlue is so desperate to buy Spirit

JUN 23 -  JetBlue wants to buy Spirit Airlines—badly. Since April, the company has been locked in a battle w[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 23, 2022

22 Jun

Starbucks fired 7 union organizers-The government wants court to reinstate them

JUN 22 - The National Labor Relations Board is asking a court to reinstate seven Starbucks workers who were allegedly fired illegally because they were involved in union organizing.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 22, 2022

22 Jun

Heathrow faces summer of disruption as BA staff vote to strike

JUN 22 - BA accused of using ‘fire and rehire’ tactics during lockdown to slash 10% off Unite and GMB workers’ pay.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 22, 2022

21 Jun

System Transfers

JUN 21 - System transfers effective July 31, 2022, were awarded this week.  As a reminder, under the provisions of Section 17 of our Contract, that once award[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 21, 2022

21 Jun

Central Schedule Committee Training

JUN 21 - Last week, our flying partners from EWR, ORD, DEN, LHR, SFO, LAX, IAD, IAH, GUM successfully completed three days of training conducted by our MEC Central Schedule Committee
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 21, 2022

21 Jun

A321 NX Training Bidding

JUN 21 - The revised bidding timeline for CQ as a result of the A321 NX Training.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 21, 2022

21 Jun

July 2022 Reserve Timeline

JUN 21 - If you are on Reserve status for the July bid month, there are a number of scheduling request deadlines and processes that occur during the period between the release of bid awards and through the first week of the new month.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 21, 2022

21 Jun

Welcome Class 2215!

JUN 21 - We are excited to welcome our newest flying partners from class 2215 as part of our Flight Attendant community. Our newest flying partners will begin their careers at bases in DEN, EWR, IAD, IAH, LAX, and ORD.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 21, 2022

21 Jun

Reports on United’s Safety Management System

JUN 21 - we encourage Flight Attendants to save or print (using the pdf function) their filed reports for future reference.  Use a personal data storage location such a thumb drive or personal computer to access these reports at a future date.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 21, 2022

20 Jun

‘The system is rusty’: Executives defend industry as airlines cancel flights

JUN 20 - Air travel is roaring back, but not without some significant hiccups.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 20, 2022

20 Jun

McDonald's said it was trying to delight customers. Then the truth slipped out

JUN 20 - When does making things better for your customers have an ulterior meaning?
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 20, 2022

19 Jun

Juneteenth

JUN 19 - As Juneteenth has made its way into the mainstream, some activists and leaders point to the systemic inequities that Black Americans continue to face, such as the r[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 19, 2022

19 Jun

Happy Father's Day!

JUN 19 - On this day, we honor fatherhood and recognize not only this important paternal bond but the influence of fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other significant men in our lives who have had a significant influence on each of us and our society.  
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 19, 2022

17 Jun

Focus on Us!

Our country is in the midst of an exciting surge in the Labor Movement. Workers from Starbucks, Amazon, REI, Apple, and Delta (just to name a few) are coming together and organizing to demand better working conditions and compensation.
  • MEC President Letter
  • Jun 17, 2022

17 Jun

United MEC President Letter - Focus on Us!

JUN 17 - Collectively we have drawn a line with management saying the status quo is over. We have done our part, we have stepped up, been patient, and taken steps to “make it work.” It is now time for management to take ownership and FIX THEIR PROBLEMS.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 17, 2022

17 Jun

1,000 US flights canceled Friday after one of worst summer air travel days yet

JUN 17 - More than 1,000 U.S. flights are canceled as of 11 a.m. Friday and another 1,800 flights are delayed. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 17, 2022

16 Jun

Delta pilots write open letter to customers as airline industry struggles

JUN 16 - Delta pilots write open letter to customers as airline industry struggles to keep up with traveler demand.  Delta recently announced it was canceling approximately 100 daily departures.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 16, 2022

16 Jun

Global airline staff shortages threaten to ruin millions of summer vacations

JUN 16 - Airline and airport executives spent the past two years trying to convince everyone it's safe to fly during a pandemic, touting reduced touch points and hospital-grade filters. Little did they know how overwhelmed they'd be once travel came roaring back.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 16, 2022

15 Jun

Buttigieg to Airlines: Be Prepared for a Busy Summer Travel Season

JUN 15 - Airline executives have said they’re expecting record travel in coming months, several carriers have already pared back flying plans because of staffing shortages.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 15, 2022

14 Jun

Take Action - Focus on Us!

JUN 14 - Our power to affect this change comes from our collective solidarity and all we need to do is harness and leverage it. At least one of these issues impacts each of us, a[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 14, 2022

14 Jun

Call Wait Times Affect Schedule Flexibility

JUN 14 - Regardless of the cause, be it departmental issues, staffing shortages or Contract violations resulting from IT deficiencies, Flight Attendants are all directly impacted.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 14, 2022

14 Jun

AFA Structure – Local Executive Council (LEC)

JUN 14 - Your Local Executive Council should be the first stop when questions or issues arise. These are trained volunteers who have your back and want to hear from you. They represent us in all aspects of our career, especially in matters with base management.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 14, 2022

13 Jun

It’s a pain to fly these days. The FAA and airlines are trying to fix that

JUN 13 - As air travel rebounds to near pre-Covid pandemic levels even as airlines remain understaffed, the agency and carriers are trying to control the rising rate of dela[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 13, 2022

12 Jun

Airlines' Inability to Plan and Tight Labor Market Are Reasoning for Short Staff

JUN 12 - There are multiple reasons fueling the disruptions from bad weather to the economic impact of the war in Ukraine, but labor shortages have been cited as a comm[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 12, 2022

12 Jun

American Airlines regional carriers hike pilot pay more than 50%!

JUN 12 - Two American Airlines-owned regional carriers will hike pilot pay by 50% through the end of August 2024, the latest sign airlines are willing to pay up in hopes of ending a pilot shortage that has left some travelers with fewer flight options.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 12, 2022

11 Jun

Hmmm: Turkish Airlines Rebranding As Türkiye Hava Yollari

JUN 11 - For those who haven’t heard, the country of Turkey is officially changing its name to Türkiye. This is a process that started in late 2021, but the change has now even been recognized by the United Nations. What’s the logic for this name change?
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 11, 2022

10 Jun

Focus on Us!

JUN 10 - Our Focus on Us! Campaign is about management recognizing the contributions United Flight Attendants have made and continue to make to the success of our airli[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 10, 2022

10 Jun

CDC lifts Covid-19 International Travel Testing Requirement

JUN 10 - Today, press sources report that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that travelers coming into the United States will no longer be required to pre-departure COVID-19 test. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 10, 2022

10 Jun

July 2022 Special COLA Award

JUN 10 - A total of 400 Special COLAs have been awarded for the July 2022 Flight Attendant schedule month.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 10, 2022

10 Jun

Drafting and Reassignments – “Trip Refusal” Not a Scheduling Option

JUN 10 - While Section 7 of our Contract proscribes the proper procedures by which reassignments are to be made (Section 7.Q.) as well as the Order of Assignment to be followed ([...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 10, 2022

10 Jun

June is National Safety Month

JUN 10 - As Safety Professionals, we live and breathe safety every day.  Our safety training, both annual and ongoing training, highlights how paying attention to details, f[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 10, 2022

10 Jun

A321 NX Training Bidding Timeline Extended

JUN 10 - The result of management's decision is that many of us who were expecting to next attend CQ at some points 18 months into the future will now be required to attend CQ on a date much closer in as the exclusive way to become qualified on this new aircraft.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 10, 2022

10 Jun

Show Your Pride!

JUN 10 - As Flight Attendants who all come from different cultural with varied educational backgrounds, we know that diversity and inclusion make our community great. Recognizing this diversity makes us stronger.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 10, 2022

10 Jun

Welcome Class 2214!

JUN 10 - We are excited to welcome our newest flying partners from class 2214 as part of our Flight Attendant community. Our newest flying partners will begin their careers at bases in DEN, EWR, IAD, IAH, LAX, and ORD.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 10, 2022

10 Jun

Preparing for Father's Day - June 19th!

JUN 10 - On this day, we honor fatherhood and recognize not only this important paternal bond but the influence of fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other significant men in our lives who have had a significant influence on each of us and our society.  
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 10, 2022

10 Jun

Backlash Hits Airline Boss for Telling Staff to Work Through Their Exhaustion.

JUN 10 - ‘Like handing car keys to a drunk driver’: Backlash hits airline boss for telling staff to work through their exhaustion.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 10, 2022

09 Jun

Union Workers Receive Far Better Pay and Rights, Congress Finds

JUN 09 - Study shows unionized workers earn 10.2% more than non-union peers, amid wave of organizing at some of largest US employers.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 09, 2022

07 Jun

The Lie That Helped Kill the Labor Movement

JUNE 7 - In 1969, a rogue attorney for the National Labor Relations Board undermined a critical piece of labor law. Fifty years later, the Biden administration is trying to reverse the damage caused by that decision.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 07, 2022

07 Jun

Trader Joe’s Workers Say The Company Is Cracking Down On Their Union Effort

JUNE 7 - Employees have accused the company of violating labor law, saying managers have instructed them to remove union pins or go home.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 07, 2022

07 Jun

Focus on Us! Take Action and Sign the Letter to Management

JUNE 7 - Since launching our Focus on Us! campaign Friday evening, there has been an overwhelming response from Flight Attendants. So much so that on Saturday, our webs[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 07, 2022

07 Jun

Safety First – Cabin Jumpseat Responsibility

JUNE 7 - Tasked with what seems to be a never-ending list of responsibilities from the moment we check-in, we’re faced with the challenge of selecting between competing prioritie[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 07, 2022

07 Jun

Professional to Professional – Union First

JUNE 7 - We are the face of United Airlines and we are Aviation’s First Responders, charged with the safety and security of the aircraft for our passengers and Crew. Our job can be st[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 07, 2022

07 Jun

July One Month Special COLA

JUNE 7 - Inflight Scheduling has determined that there may be limited opportunities to award one-month Special COLAs (Company Offered Leave of Absence) effective for the July 2022 bid month. The number of Special COLAs to be awarded has not yet been determined.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 07, 2022

06 Jun

FOCUS ON US!

JUN 6 - FOCUS ON US! - AFA tools and resources to support United Flight Attendants.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 06, 2022

06 Jun

Starbucks workers claim their store is closing due to union activism

JUNE 6 - New York (CNN)Starbucks workers at an Ithaca, New York, store claim their location is being shut down in retaliation for their union activism. The worker committee said it is[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 06, 2022

04 Jun

Focus on Us! Letter Campaign Important Update

Due to an overwhelming response, earlier today our website was impacted by the volume of your responses.  We have made the necessary changes to accommodate the increased volume of responses we ar[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 04, 2022

03 Jun

MEC OFFICER LETTER - Supporting Our Members!

JUN 03 - (MEC OFFICER LETTER)  As our efforts to support you in the operation continue, and to better support tracking of long call/chat wait times, we’ve developed a Call Wait[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 03, 2022

03 Jun

Reducing Call Wait Times with a Focus on Us

JUN 03 - The events of the past several weeks have presented all of us with unimaginable challenges and frustration.  We continue to hear from you about your inability [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 03, 2022

03 Jun

Self Help – It’s about taking care of yourself

JUN 03 - Our Contract provides protection to ensure when things go wrong that, we have solutions at our disposal to place our needs, safety, and rest first.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 03, 2022

03 Jun

AFA-CWA Celebrates LGBTQIA PRIDE Month

JUN 03 - June is the month in which we further celebrate our diversity with PRIDE for all our LGBTQIA Union brothers, sisters and family Members, community, and friends. PRIDE is an outward statement of love and a symbol of our collective resilience.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 03, 2022

03 Jun

ALS Month: Support Wings Over Wall Street

JUN 03 - AFA Members, Toni Diamond and Warren Schiffer became founders of the extraordinary benefit "Wings Over Wall Street" after Toni was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.   
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 03, 2022

03 Jun

Caribbean-American Heritage Month

JUN 03 - Understanding and appreciating some of the exciting and exotic features the Caribbean has to offer is only a morsel of tradition delivered from these lands.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 03, 2022

03 Jun

Welcome Class 2213!

JUN 03 - We are excited to welcome our newest flying partners from class 2213 as part of our Flight Attendant community. Our newest flying partners will begin their careers at bases in DEN, EWR, IAD, IAH, and LAX.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 03, 2022

03 Jun

System Board Decision on Commuter Parking

JUN 03 - Two Local Council (Notice of Dispute) NODs, DCA-01060-2020 and EWR-0172-2020, were filed when a dispute arose due to a change to the policy regarding parking at the Cleveland (CLE) airport. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 03, 2022

03 Jun

Airline Pioneer Frank Lorenzo Says JetBlue-Spirit Deal Would Raise Costs

June 3 - One of the airline industry's best-known entrepreneurs says he doubts that antitrust regulators will approve the proposed JetBlue-Spirit merger.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 03, 2022

02 Jun

First Manga Worker Union Forms Amid Alleged Union Busting

June 2 - Last week, workers at Seven Seas Entertainment, a Los Angeles-based publishing company that sells licensed manga, webcomics, and light novels from Japan, formed the United [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 02, 2022

02 Jun

Bill would end tax benefits for union busting

JUN 02 -  A bill in Congress would end an unintentional tax benefit for corporations that try to stop their employees from unionizing.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 02, 2022

31 May

International Flight Attendant Day

May 31st celebrates International Flight Attendant Day. Flight Attendants make up one of the most diverse work forces spanning the globe. In aviation, as Flight Attendants, we are bonded in our commitment to safety and our passion for bringing together people from all walks of life.
  • AFA Article
  • May 31, 2022

30 May

15 Months Jail For Punching A Southwest Flight Attendant

MAY 30 - A Southwest Airlines passenger is out of the air for 15 months after landing a custodial prison sentence for punching a flight attendant in the mouth and breaking her teet[...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 30, 2022

30 May

1,000 more flights canceled Sunday, disrupting the holiday weekend

MAY 30 - It's another chaotic holiday weekend for Americans traveling by air. Almost 4,800 US flights have been canceled since Friday, with 1,100 more on Sunday morning, according to flight tracking website FlightAware.
  • AFA Article
  • May 30, 2022

29 May

Southwest Airlines has cancelled 20,000 flights. Now for the really bad news

May 29 -  Travelers really need to steel themselves this summer. They just don't know where the next problem is coming from.
  • AFA Article
  • May 29, 2022

27 May

Scheduling Triaging Calls to Expedite Processing of our Requests

We have remained consistent in our messaging to Crew Scheduling.  Flight Attendants are waiting – way too long in their attempts to get through to management to accomplish the functions of th[...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 27, 2022

27 May

United & ALPA Agreement in Principle on New Contract

On May 13, 2022, we congratulated our brothers, sisters and family at ALPA who reached an Agreement in Principle on a new contract with United Airlines. 
  • AFA Article
  • May 27, 2022

27 May

27 May

Layover Safety Reminders

As world travelers we frequently exposed to new areas and are potentially at a higher risk of being targeted as tourists or Crew. Personal safety at layover locations should be at the forefront of safety in our work environment.  
  • AFA Article
  • May 27, 2022

27 May

White Flag and Purple Flag

This past week we have experienced irregular operations and staffing shortages across the system. As part of our Contract, management may use White Flag and Purple flag to financially incentivize Flight Attendants to pick up trips and help maintain or prevent disruption to the operation.
  • AFA Article
  • May 27, 2022

27 May

AAPI – Celebrating Guam and Hawaiian Islands

To all Asian American and Pacific Islanders, we wish you a wonderful and memorable Heritage month.
  • AFA Article
  • May 27, 2022

27 May

Using Accolade to get the Most from our Contractual Benefits

As part of our Benefit programs, we have access to a Health Assistant and nursing professionals to assist us with healthcare and benefit questions. These services are available to us at no additional cost.
  • AFA Article
  • May 27, 2022

27 May

United Onsite Clinics – Modified Operations for Memorial Day

On May 30, Memorial Day, United’s onsite clinics will have modified operations in observance of the holiday.
  • AFA Article
  • May 27, 2022

27 May

Delta to ‘strategically decrease’ flights this summer

Delta Air Lines on Thursday announced it will cut about 100 flights a day from its schedule this summer to "minimize disruptions and bounce back faster when challenges occur."

The airli[...]

  • AFA Article
  • May 27, 2022

27 May

Administration opposes airlines in lawsuit over crew breaks

The Biden administration has sided against the airline industry and urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to uphold a California law that would provide more rest and meal breaks than airline crews are guaranteed under federal rules.
  • AFA Article
  • May 27, 2022

27 May

Alaska Air pilots authorize strike amid contract negotiations

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Pilots at Alaska Air Group Inc have voted to authorize a strike if agreement on a new employment contract cannot be reached, their union said on Wednesday.
  • AFA Article
  • May 27, 2022

24 May

Marginal Service Reporting

MAY 24 - Our recent Debrief article addressing your concerns about how to best report Marginal Service conditions onboard certain flights, while intended to a[...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 24, 2022

24 May

Reminder - Avoid Passenger Staging or Holding on Jet Bridge

MAY 24 - Based on individual agent interpretations, these “+1 programs” would have us boarding the aircraft minutes before established customer boarding times.  We are heari[...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 24, 2022

24 May

United Needs Employee Support on Capitol Hill for IAD to CPT Route!

MAY 24 - The Company is asking for our support through grassroots advocacy for their application to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for service from IAD to CPT (Cape Town, South Africa).
  • AFA Article
  • May 24, 2022

24 May

ALS Month: Support Wings Over Wallstreet 2022!

MAY 24 - AFA Members, Toni Diamond, and Warren Schiffer became founders of the extraordinary benefit, "Wings Over Wall Street" when Toni was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sc[...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 24, 2022

24 May

Welcome Class 2212!

MAY 24 - We are excited to welcome our newest flying partners from class 2212 as part of our Flight Attendant community. Our newest flying partners will begin their careers in DEN, EWR, IAD, IAH, LAX, and ORD.
  • AFA Article
  • May 24, 2022

24 May

Union Plus Memorial Day Discounts

MAY 24 - Check out Union Plus discounts on everything from flowers to laptops to wireless phones, movies, gift cards, car rentals and even a chance to win a Jeep!
  • AFA Article
  • May 24, 2022

23 May

Flight Attendants Fighting Back

MAY 23 - Sara Nelson, the head of the flight attendants’ union, leads her members through turbulent times and mounts a major organizing drive at Delta.
  • AFA Article
  • May 23, 2022

22 May

Conditions Onboard Air France Flights Are ‘Cataclysmic’ and ‘Deplorable’...

MAY 22 - Conditions Onboard Air France Flights Are ‘Cataclysmic’ and ‘Deplorable’ Claims Flight Attendant Union
  • AFA Article
  • May 22, 2022

22 May

Amazon Threatened Workers Over Union Vote, Labor Officials Find

MAY 22 - U.S. labor board prosecutors plan to accuse Amazon.com Inc. of threatening staff that if they unionized it could propose paying them minimum wage and of punishing an employee for seeking a paid Juneteenth holiday.
  • AFA Article
  • May 22, 2022

22 May

Starbucks’ Union-Busting Was So Bad It Should Be Forced to Bargain...

May 22 - A regional director with the labor board says Starbucks broke so many laws that it irreparably tainted the union election process in western New York.
  • AFA Article
  • May 22, 2022

21 May

Amazon Says It Complies to International Labor Standards- It Absolutely Does Not

May 21 - Amazon has released a laughable statement denying what’s been obvious since the company’s founding: that it, like many other US companies, actively and systematically violates international labor standards prohibiting anti-union interference in workers’ business.
  • AFA Article
  • May 21, 2022

21 May

Southwest's labor challenges grow as 6,100 customer service workers reject deal

MAY 21 - Union members for Southwest Airlines turned down a deal with raises, signing bonuses and overtime limits.

  • AFA Article
  • May 21, 2022

20 May

United Needs Employee Support on Capitol Hill for IAD to CPT Route!

MAY 20 - The Company is asking for our support through grassroots advocacy for their application to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for service from IAD to CPT (Cape Town, South Africa).
  • AFA Article
  • May 20, 2022

20 May

Reserves Picking Up White Flag Pairings

MAY 20 - With the recent company declaration of White Flag, many Reserves are asking if they are eligible to pick up White Flag pairings when released to days off.
  • AFA Article
  • May 20, 2022

20 May

VSL-B Timeline

MAY 20 - In our ongoing efforts to provide our Members with information in preparing for their transition into retirement we offer the following suggestions.
  • AFA Article
  • May 20, 2022

20 May

MEC Annual Reserve Committee Training

MAY 20 - This week, the United Master Executive Council (MEC) Reserve Committee conducted their annual Reserve Training in Chicago. 
  • AFA Article
  • May 20, 2022

20 May

Welcome Class 2211!

MAY 20 - We are excited to welcome our newest flying partners from class 2211 as part of our Flight Attendant community. Our newest flying partners will begin their careers in DEN, EWR, IAD, IAH, and LAX.
  • AFA Article
  • May 20, 2022

20 May

July Transfer Awards

MAY 20 - System transfers effective July 1, 2022, were awarded this week.
  • AFA Article
  • May 20, 2022

20 May

ALPA Opposes Attempts to Increase Retirement Age for Professional Airline Pilots

MAY 20 - Operational Ramifications Will Increase Costs and Introduce Unnecessary Risk.
  • AFA Article
  • May 20, 2022

19 May

Spirit Airlines Board of Directors Urges Stockholders to Reject JetBlue Offer

MAY 19 - JetBlue Misleads Spirit and JetBlue Stockholders with Inaccurate Statements and Mischaracterizations Board Unanimously Recommends Stockholders Not Tender Their Shares Continues to Recommend that Stockholders Vote FOR the Merger with Frontier.
  • AFA Article
  • May 19, 2022

19 May

Spirit Airlines Pilots: Is The Airline Eyeing Flat Pay For Five Years?

MAY 19 - Spirit Airlines Pilots Want To Know: Is The Airline Eyeing Flat Pay For Five Years?
  • AFA Article
  • May 19, 2022

18 May

Scott Kirby on how gas prices and staffing could impact summer travelers

MAY 18 - With rising gas prices, staffing shortages and unpredictable weather, travelers this busy summer season could see higher airfare prices and extra airport wait times, according to United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby.
  • AFA Article
  • May 18, 2022

18 May

United Airlines turns a corner

MAY 18 - Our interview on the observation deck was cut short by wind and rain, but after the clouds parted, a rainbow appeared above the Empire State building just as a United plane flew above it.  That's just how it's going for airlines at the moment.
  • AFA Article
  • May 18, 2022

17 May

“Checking-in” Reference Continues to Cause Confusion

MAY 17 - Over the course of the past few weeks, based on conversations with Members, we’ve come to recognize that various references to the term “checking-in” have created confusion as it pertains to our responsibilities. 
  • AFA Article
  • May 17, 2022

17 May

Self Help 101 – Again

MAY 17 - We are hearing more reports from Flight Attendants that an insufficient number of rooms have been contracted for by United’s Crew Accommodations Department in several cities. 
  • AFA Article
  • May 17, 2022

17 May

United Announces Alphanumeric Pairing Expansion

MAY 17 - United scheduling introduced the expansion of numerical pairings to become alphanumeric or containing both letters and numbers.
  • AFA Article
  • May 17, 2022

17 May

VSL-B Part 1 - Participants and Benefits

MAY 17 - The VSL programs provide enhancements over and above your Contractual benefits and it is important that we have a clear understanding that United management did not negotiate the terms of the VSL Programs with AFA.
  • AFA Article
  • May 17, 2022

17 May

AFA Board of Director's Meeting Wrap Up

MAY 17 - This past week, our Master Executive Council (MEC) Officers, Local Executive Council (LEC) Presidents, and other LEC Officers and some Committee Chairpersons attended th[...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 17, 2022

17 May

An Example of Standing Together

MAY 17 - Thirty-seven years ago today, United Airlines pilots struck over management’s demand for a B scale.  And for 29 days, United pilots stood unified in defiance of the[...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 17, 2022

17 May

Apple accused of union busting in new labor board filing

MAY 17 - Apple retail employees in Atlanta are accusing the company of violating the National Labor Relations Act by holding captive audience meetings to counter an ongoing union[...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 17, 2022

17 May

3rd round of free rapid COVID-19 tests available from US government

MAY 17 - Need to stock up on at-home COVID-19 tests? You’re in luck: The government is offering a third round of free rapid antigen tests to American households.
  • AFA Article
  • May 17, 2022

17 May

No more union-busting, time for companies to give workers what they deserve

MAY 17 - No more union-busting. It's time for companies to give their workers what they deserve.
  • AFA Article
  • May 17, 2022

17 May

Starbucks Is Playing With Fire

MAY 17 - Its union-busting tactics have been as aggressive as Amazon’s—but they might end up scalding the coffee giant.
  • AFA Article
  • May 17, 2022

17 May

United Airlines lifts second-quarter revenue forecast

MAY 17 - United Airlines Holdings Inc on Monday raised its revenue estimate for the current quarter despite trimming capacity, underscoring a booming travel demand.
  • AFA Article
  • May 17, 2022

17 May

American Wants to Reduce Time That Flight Attendants Have to Rest

MAY 17 - American Airlines Wants to Reduce the Time That Flight Attendants Have to Rest After a Long-Haul Flight to Just 10 Hours.
  • AFA Article
  • May 17, 2022

17 May

United gets green light to return 52 of its 777s to service

MAY 17 - United Airlines just received the news it has been eagerly anticipating: It can start to return its 52 stored Pratt & Whitney-powered Boeing 777s to service.
  • AFA Article
  • May 17, 2022

16 May

United, Delta and American Airlines customers may soon have a scary dilemma

MAY 16 - Some say this would be a very positive step to expand travel. Others will be extremely wary.
  • AFA Article
  • May 16, 2022

16 May

United launches new campaign to shake final vestiges of troublesome 2010s

MAY 16 - United launches new brand campaign as it seeks to shake final vestiges of troublesome 2010s.
  • AFA Article
  • May 16, 2022

16 May

JetBlue launches hostile takeover bid for Spirit Airlines

MAY 16 - JetBlue Airways launched a hostile takeover bid of Spirit Airlines on Monday.
  • AFA Article
  • May 16, 2022

16 May

United touts diversity and sustainability in its first brand campaign since 2013

MAY 16 - “Good Leads The Way” plays up innovation, as well as the airline’s record on diversity, customer service, and safety.
  • AFA Article
  • May 16, 2022

15 May

Airlines press U.S. to lift pre-departure testing requirements

May 15 - U.S. airlines are pressing the Biden administration to lift a 16-month-old rule requiring nearly all international air passengers with some exceptions to test negative for COVID-19 before entering the country.
  • AFA Article
  • May 15, 2022

14 May

Which Airlines Formed The Star Alliance?

May 14 - The Star Alliance, the world's largest airline consortium, celebrated its 25th anniversary on May 14th, 2022.
  • AFA Article
  • May 14, 2022

14 May

Severe pilot shortage in the U.S. leaves airlines scrambling for solutions

May 14 - The pandemic exacerbated a pilot shortage by slowing down training, hiring and a creating a wave of early retirements.
  • AFA Article
  • May 14, 2022

13 May

United & ALPA Reach an Agreement in Principle on New Contract

MAY 13 - We congratulate our brothers and sisters at ALPA who have reached an Agreement in Principle on a new contract with United Airlines.
  • AFA Article
  • May 13, 2022

13 May

AAPI Community and Individual Success

MAY 13 - As we recognize and celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, we’d like to highlight some historical accomplishment by a few patriotic, heroic and pioneering individuals.
  • AFA Article
  • May 13, 2022

13 May

Marginal Service Reporting Provides Data

MAY 13 - As you will recall, management reduced staffing during the pandemic to match the reduced service we were providing. 
  • AFA Article
  • May 13, 2022

13 May

Mandatory Meetings for New Hire (Probationary) Flight Attendants

MAY 13 - As our newest flying partners progress into their careers as Flight Attendants, we are learning of a number of issues that might impede the natural progression and succe[...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 13, 2022

13 May

Spring 2022 Regular MEC and AFA BOD Meetings

MAY 13 - The MEC concluded the Spring 2022 Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council, yesterday and began the first day of the 49th Annual AFA Board of Directors Meeting today.
  • AFA Article
  • May 13, 2022

13 May

Reserve June 2022 Timeline

MAY 13 - If you are on Reserve status for the June bid month, there are a number of scheduling request deadlines and processes that occur during the period between the release of bid awards and through the first week of the new month.
  • AFA Article
  • May 13, 2022

12 May

Ranked: The Best Airlines in America In 2022, According To J.D. Power Report

MAY 12 - What is the best airline in America? It’s a question many people are asking now that travel has roared back to life. J.D. Power—a global leader in consumer insights, data and analytics—has just released its annual North America Airline Satisfaction Study.
  • AFA Article
  • May 12, 2022

11 May

US airline passengers aren't happy. Here's why

MAY 11 - The return to the skies in the wake of the pandemic hasn't been entirely smooth: passengers seem more badly behaved than ever, flight cancellations feel increasingly commonplace and airlines are hiking fares as fuel prices soar.
  • AFA Article
  • May 11, 2022

11 May

Target Workers Are Joining the Union Wave

MAY 11 - Employees at a store in Virginia filed for a union election Tuesday, with more locations potentially to come.
  • AFA Article
  • May 11, 2022

11 May

'Fly Girl' and 'The Great Stewardess Rebellion' - Journeys Toward Empowerment

MAY 11 - Imagine a job from which women were routinely fired for gaining a few pounds, getting married, becoming pregnant — or simply turning 32.
  • AFA Article
  • May 11, 2022

11 May

Regional Airline Giant Asks the FAA to Let it Hire Pilots with Less Experience

MAY 11 - With pilots in short supply, one regional airline is asking federal officials to allow them to hire first officers with far fewer hours than would normally be allowed.
  • AFA Article
  • May 11, 2022

11 May

United is the First U.S. Airline to Purchase Sustainable Aviation Fuel Oversees

MAY 11 - United Airlines has pledged to be 100% carbon neutral by 2050—and sustainable aviation fuel will have to play a large role in that.
  • AFA Article
  • May 11, 2022

11 May

New generation of budget airlines aims to disrupt flying

MAY 11 - Startups like Breeze Airways and Avelo Airlines represent a new generation of low-frills carriers that aim to disrupt the status quo just as Jet Blue and Southwest Airlines did decades earlier.
  • AFA Article
  • May 11, 2022

10 May

MEC Central Schedule Committee SWLOF Report

MEC Central Schedule Committee SWLOF Report
  • Report
  • May 10, 2022

10 May

Mask Compliance

MAY 10 - In those cases where a mask is required onboard select international flights, it applies to both crew and customers.
  • AFA Article
  • May 10, 2022

10 May

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

MAY 10 - Each May we raise awareness about the importance of mental health and its impact on the well-being across our Nation.  We also give thanks to the dedicated mental health providers whose service and support improve the lives of so many Americans. 
  • AFA Article
  • May 10, 2022

10 May

No Early Boarding!

MAY 10 - If you are asked to board early, politely remind those who may be asking that this is our time to thoroughly complete safety checks and prepare for the arrival of passengers and to be prepared to facilitate boarding.
  • AFA Article
  • May 10, 2022

10 May

Spring 2022 MEC and AFA BOD Meetings

MAY 10 - This week, the Spring 2022 Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council will take place in person, May 11-12, 2022, in conjunction with the 49th Annual AFA Board of Directors Meeting. 
  • AFA Article
  • May 10, 2022

10 May

Welcome Class 2210!

MAY 10 - We are excited to welcome our newest flying partners from class 2210 as part of our Flight Attendant community. Our newest flying partners will begin their careers in DEN, EWR, IAD, IAH, LAX and ORD.
  • AFA Article
  • May 10, 2022

09 May

Alaska Airlines pilots begin strike vote amid contract negotiations

MAY 9 - Alaska Airlines pilots are voting whether or not to strike.
  • AFA Article
  • May 09, 2022

08 May

Employees everywhere are organizing. Here’s why it’s happening now

MAY 8 - After years of declining influence, unions are having a resurgence. Employees from companies across the country are increasingly organizing as a means of asking for more benefits, pay and safety from their employers.
  • AFA Article
  • May 08, 2022

07 May

Spirit Airlines Flight Attendants Demanding Airline Stop Leaving Them Stranded

MAY 7 - Spirit Airlines Flight Attendants Rally At Philadelphia International Airport, Demanding Airline Stop Leaving Them Stranded.
  • AFA Article
  • May 07, 2022

06 May

International Mask Protocol- Update

MAY 6 - We understand there continues to be some confusion over masking protocols specifically for international destinations. It is understandable given that mask protocols are constantly changing, quickly and with little notice as countries adapt and amend their travel requirements.
  • AFA Article
  • May 06, 2022

06 May

Excessive Hold Times, Report!

MAY 6 - When we experience long hold times, disconnects or other internal service-related issues filing a Local Council Report is the best way to document the issue. When Members[...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 06, 2022

06 May

Upcoming Spring 2022 MEC Meeting Reminder

MAY 6 - The Spring 2022 Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council will take place in person, May 11-12, 2022 in conjunction with the AFA Board of Directors Meeting.
  • AFA Article
  • May 06, 2022

06 May

June One Month Special COLA

MAY 6 - Inflight Scheduling has determined that there may be opportunities to award one-month Special COLAs (Company Offered Leave of Absence) effective for the June 2022 bid month. The number of Special COLAs to be awarded has not yet been determined.
  • AFA Article
  • May 06, 2022

06 May

Minimum Crew Compliance

MAY 6 - In March we raised concerns about the company’s protocol for checking in at the gate. We noted that there is a difference between “checking in” with a gate agent when arr[...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 06, 2022

05 May

'Pure propaganda': inside Starbucks' anti-union tactics

Workers knew the strike was an escalation and expected retaliation. Even so, Andrews was unprepared when the Denver Starbucks district manager pulled him aside before a shift and asked him to take a call.
  • AFA Article
  • May 05, 2022

05 May

United Airlines Celebrates 75 Years in Hawaii

United Airlines is celebrating 75 years today of serving The Hawaiian Islands. KITV4 was at the celebration today at The Daniel K. Inouye International Airport to mark the big anniversary.
  • AFA Article
  • May 05, 2022

03 May

Welcome Class 2209!

MAY 3 - We are excited to welcome our newest flying partners from class 2209 as part of our Flight Attendant community. Our newest flying partners will begin their careers in DEN, EWR, IAD, IAH, LAX and ORD.
  • AFA Article
  • May 03, 2022

03 May

Relying on Each Other & Bad Day/Worse Day Trades

MAY 3 - We’re all familiar with the challenges we face in adjusting our flight schedules brought about by decisions management is currently making. Several of these impacts the tools on which we normally rely upon for flexibility. 
  • AFA Article
  • May 03, 2022

03 May

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

MAY 3 - The month of May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in the United States. This celebration originated when Congress adopted a joint resolution in 1978 [...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 03, 2022

03 May

Upcoming AFA Board of Directors Meeting

MAY 3 - Your Master Executive Council (MEC) Officers, Local Executive Council (LEC) Presidents, and many other LEC Officers and Committee Chairs will be attending the 49th Annual AFA Board of Directors (BOD) meeting next week in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 13-15, 2022.
  • AFA Article
  • May 03, 2022

03 May

Spring 2022 Regular Meeting of the United MEC and Elections

MAY 3 - The Spring 2022 Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council will take place in person, May 11-12, 2022 in conjunction with the AFA Board of Directors Meeting.
  • AFA Article
  • May 03, 2022

03 May

‘We’re Just Robots’: US Airline Workers Stranded Amid Staff Shortages

MAY 3 - Flight attendants report problems related to Covid-19 such as canceled, rescheduled or delayed flights that prolong time on duty or away from home and difficulties with t[...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 03, 2022

02 May

Spirit Airlines Rejects JetBlue’s Acquisition Offer

May 2 - The airline said regulators would be skeptical of letting the companies merge as long as JetBlue is in a partnership with American Airlines.
  • AFA Article
  • May 02, 2022

01 May

Widespread low-cost airline strikes loom, says French union

MAY 1 - The industry appears to be recovering from the past two years – with tickets selling fast – but staff at Ryanair, EasyJet and Volotea have threatened action over staff shortages and pay.
  • AFA Article
  • May 01, 2022

30 Apr

Southwest Becomes One of America's Least Reliable Airlines

APR 30 - Southwest Becomes One of America's Least Reliable Airlines--After One Bright Idea Backfires.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 30, 2022

29 Apr

Boarding Pay Introduced by Delta Management

APR 29 - Earlier this week, Delta management announced they would begin paying their Flight Attendants boarding pay at half the rate of flight time pay. This is a good thing, and, in our view, all Flight Attendants should receive boarding pay.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 29, 2022

29 Apr

B757 Aircraft Weight and Balance Requirements Revised

APR 29 - As was announced in today’s InTheKnow communication, effective May 3, 2022, the weight and balance requirements on our B757 fleet will be updated returning the seats currently blocked to inventory.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 29, 2022

29 Apr

International Mask Mandate Confusion

APR 29 - Although masks are no longer required for U.S. domestic flights, there is still less clarity, uncertainty, and confusion for travel to/from many international cities.&nb[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 29, 2022

29 Apr

United’s Supply Chain Challenges in Europe

APR 29 - Management noted that if you’re “servicing flights out of Europe, there is potential to experience a meal modification.”
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 29, 2022

29 Apr

B767 Crew Rest Location Exception Discontinued

APR 29 - We will return to our pre-pandemic Crew Rest policy on the B767-300/400 (76A/C/L/S) and will utilize the designated crew rest seats identified in the Inflight Policies and Procedures Manual.  Crew Rest worksheets will be updated.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 29, 2022

28 Apr

Bernie Sanders Wants Democrats to Make Unions Their Biggest Message

APR 28 - The moment is finally meeting the man, as national unionization efforts grow. “To turn your back on the working class, in general, is political suicide,” the senator tells Vanity Fair.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 28, 2022

27 Apr

United Airlines Aims To Add 50,000 Employees In 5 Years

APR 27 - Forecasting clear skies and bumper demand, United Airlines is planning to hire 11,000 new employees this year and 50,000 over the next five years.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 27, 2022

26 Apr

Spring 2022 Regular Meeting of the United MEC and Elections

APR 26 - The Spring 2022 Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council will take place in person, May 11-12, 2022 in conjunction with the AFA Board of Directors Meeting.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 26, 2022

26 Apr

Crew Member Self Defense Training – TSA CMSDT

APR 26 - Safety is always a top priority for Flight Attendants on and off duty. Over the last two years, our ability to deescalate and handle unruly passengers has been crucial i[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 26, 2022

26 Apr

Proxy Voting for UAL May 25 Shareholder Meeting

APR 26 - The United Airlines Holdings, Inc. "Annual Stockholder Meeting Notice & Proxy Materials" have been arriving via U.S. mail and/or e-mail to those shareholders who own[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 26, 2022

26 Apr

Review of Flight Time vs. Holding Time following a Diversion

APR 26 - Irregular operations resulting from spring and summer weather are a direct result of the impact of weather on the operations of our airline. As undesirable as irregular opera[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 26, 2022

26 Apr

Central Schedule Reserve & Hotel Committee Reports Available from Our Website

APR 26 - The most recently published reports from our MEC Central Schedule Committee, MEC Hotel & Transportation Committee and MEC Reserve Committee are available from the Committee section of the United MEC website at www.unitedafa.org.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 26, 2022

26 Apr

FAA calls meeting with airlines to discuss flight disruptions in Florida

APR 26 - The Federal Aviation Administration will meet with major U.S. airline staff next month to discuss ways to improve the flow of air traffic to and from tourism hotspot Flo[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 26, 2022

26 Apr

Facing union drive, Delta says it’ll pay flight attendants during boarding

APR 26 - “As we get closer to filing for our union vote, management is getting nervous.”  Delta Air Lines, which has narrowly fought off several attempts to unionize its flight attendants, will begin paying cabin crews during boarding.  
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 26, 2022

25 Apr

System Reserve Meeting Report - April 2022

Lengthy Hold Times for the Crew Desk, Virtual Chat Prompts/Options, Resolving End-of-Month Issues Consistently, Move-Up Line Projections, Releasing “In Motion” Reserves[...]
  • Report
  • Apr 25, 2022

25 Apr

United Kicks Off Largest Transatlantic Expansion in its History

APR 25 - United Kicks Off Largest Transatlantic Expansion in its History: 30 New or Resumed Flights in Eight Weeks.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 25, 2022

24 Apr

Airlines Are Replacing Planes with Bus Travel on Some Short Routes

APR 24 - Some US airlines are replacing planes with bus travel on short routes to combat a pilot shortage.  United and American signed contracts with the bus-as-flight company Landline, Bloomberg reported.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 24, 2022

23 Apr

Feds: Starbucks engaged in unfair labor practices in Phoenix

APR 23 - Federal labor officials have asked a judge to force Starbucks Corp. to reinstate three union activists at its Phoenix location, alleging that the coffee giant engaged in unfair labor practices.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 23, 2022

22 Apr

United Airlines readmits passengers banned over mask violations

APR 22 - While it is no surprise to us that United planned to allow banned passengers to return to the skies at some point in the future, it is our view that this announcement is premature and without proper context for front line employees. 
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 22, 2022

22 Apr

Benefits Transition for VSL-B Participants

APR 22 - It is important to understand that the VSL programs are not programs that were negotiated with AFA and the benefits enhancements available through these programs apply beyond the benefits required under our Contract.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 22, 2022

22 Apr

Inaugural and Special Purpose Flights

APR 22 - There is a provision in our Contract that provides management with the limited ability to assign Flight Attendants to these inaugurals as Special Purpose Flights.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 22, 2022

22 Apr

Second Trimester CBT Due April 29th

APR 22 - The deadline for the Second Trimester CQ CBT is one week away. As a reminder, the deadline for completion of the CBT is April 29, 2022 at 2359 Central Time.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 22, 2022

22 Apr

Pre-Boarding Clarification

APR 22 - While we are all familiar with Contractually compliant operational recovery provisions of our Contract which were negotiate by management to accelerate recovery and keep[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 22, 2022

22 Apr

Welcome Class 2208!

APR 22 - We are excited to welcome our newest flying partners from class 2208 as part of our Flight Attendant community. Our newest flying partners will begin their careers in DEN, EWR, IAD, IAH, LAX and ORD.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 22, 2022

22 Apr

‘Coffee, Tea, or Me’—Airlines Sold Employees to Sell Flights

APR 22 - Airlines, even those now seen as family-friendly, sold flights on the backs of their female workers' sex appeal. To fight back, flight attendants had to get creative.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 22, 2022

22 Apr

U.S. FAA to make zero tolerance unruly passenger policy permanent

APR 22 - The Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) "zero-tolerance policy" for addressing unruly passengers will become permanent even after a court ended transportation mask requirements, the agency said.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 22, 2022

22 Apr

Starbucks’ union battle is getting aggressive and expensive

APR 22 - Starbucks’ union battle is getting aggressive and expensive, and Wall Street is backing away.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 22, 2022

21 Apr

United forecasts a 2022 profit as passengers return and pay more to fly

United Airlines expects to turn a profit in 2022 for the first time since before the pandemic as bookings rise and passengers appear willing to pay more to fly. United’s shares rose more than 6% in after-hours trading Wednesday after it releasing an upbeat outlook.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 21, 2022

21 Apr

For Airlines, the Mask Mandate Couldn’t End Soon Enough

Unions representing flight attendants and pilots have called on federal agencies to do more to penalize passengers who are violent or threaten violence. Some federal lawmakers have proposed tougher [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 21, 2022

21 Apr

United, Alaska Airlines to lift bans on some passengers...

"On a case-by-case basis we will allow some customers who were previously banned for failing to comply with mask-related rules to fly United again – after ensuring their commitment to follow all crewmember instructions on board," United Airlines said in a statement.

  • AFA Article
  • Apr 21, 2022

19 Apr

Welcome Class 2207 New Hire Flight Attendants!

APR 19 - We are excited to welcome our newest flying partners from class 2207 as part of our Flight Attendant community. Our newest flying partners will begin their careers in CLE, DEN, EWR, IAD, IAH, LAX and ORD.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 19, 2022

19 Apr

Cabin Jumpseat Authority (CJA) Listing and Award Procedures

APR 19 - While the use of Cabin Jumpseat Authority (CJA) is provided for under our Contract, its use is also subject to company regulations, and this includes the ability for Fli[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 19, 2022

19 Apr

Weight and Balance on the B-757

APR 19 - As we reported earlier this year and in accordance with a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) directive, safety guidelines in the operation of 757 aircraft were implemented to address maximum gross take-off weight at various times throughout the year.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 19, 2022

19 Apr

Cabin Jumpseat Authority (CJA) on Weight Restricted Flights

APR 19 - Section 3.A. in our Contract ensures that Flight Attendants following established procedures when requesting Cabin Jumpseat Authority (CJA), are not to be denied boarding on weight restricted flights when cabin jumpseats are available.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 19, 2022

19 Apr

Cabin Jumpseat Authority (CJA)

APR 19 - Whether you are commuting for work or on leisure travel, knowing how to determine the number of available open jumpseats can be very useful in planning your travel.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 19, 2022

19 Apr

Calculating Maximum Duty Day

APR 19 - Often a topic of confusion is determining our actual maximum duty day and the time at which the aircraft door must be closed to remain legal. In order to answer these qu[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 19, 2022