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18 May

ALS Month: Support Wings Over Wall Street

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

18 May

Welcome New Hire Classes 1915 and 1916

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

18 May

How are FARs and SOPs related?

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

18 May

Ready Reserve Preferences

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

18 May

Flight Attendant Union Reaches Contract with American Regional PSA Airlines

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

18 May

Frontier Flight Attendants Ratify New Contract

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

18 May

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

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

18 May

Drawing Strength from our United Flight Attendant DNA

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

18 May

May 31- Deadline to Take the AFA Census

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

18 May

Central Schedule Committee Report

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

18 May

Flight Attendants Cautioned About Reliability of Third-Party Apps

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

18 May

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

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

15 May

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

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

15 May

Hot Topic - Satellite Bases

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

15 May

Additional CCS Enhancements

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

15 May

Primary Line Bidding Screen Enhancements

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

15 May

Enhanced Staffing Issues on Narrow body Domestic Flights

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

15 May

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

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

15 May

Unitedafa.org – More than a Mobile App

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

15 May

Uniform Update

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

15 May

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

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

15 May

Final Reminder to Apply for the United Airlines Scholarship Fund

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

11 May

Satellite Base Announcement

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

11 May

Welcome New Hire Classes 1913 and 1914!

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

11 May

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

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

11 May

Reserves Picking Up White Flag Pairings

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

11 May

2019 MEC Reserve Training Concludes in Chicago

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

11 May

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

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

11 May

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

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

08 May

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

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

08 May

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

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

08 May

Flight Attendant to Flight Attendant - Partial & Mutual Trades

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

08 May

Avoidance of Passenger Staging on Jet Bridge Including Quick Turn Flights

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

08 May

Summer Flying Starts This Month, Download 2Hot2Cold

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

08 May

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

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

08 May

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

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

08 May

AFA Census: Take the Census Today!

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

08 May

Employment Verification

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

03 May

Welcome Class 1912!

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

03 May

AFA Census: Take the Census Today!

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

03 May

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

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

03 May

Review of Vacation Accrual

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

03 May

Local Council Worksheets are Essential to a Successful Grievance Process

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

03 May

Can You Transport Legally Acquired Cannabis Across State Lines?

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

03 May

Flight Time Accrual versus Holding Pay – Which applies when?

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

03 May

Cart Safety – Always Avoid Blocking Jumpseats & Emergency Equipment

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

03 May

Supplemental Insurance Contact Info & Resources

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

30 Apr

AFA Census: Take the Census Today!

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

30 Apr

IAM NPP Fund Moves to Critical Status Effecting CMI Flight Attendants

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

30 Apr

Assignment of Crew Rest Periods & Facilities

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

30 Apr

Making up Family Medical Leave (FML)

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

30 Apr

Duty Time Increases when Required to Clear Customs

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

30 Apr

Local Council Election Ballots

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

30 Apr

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

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

26 Apr

Welcome Class 1911!

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

26 Apr

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

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

26 Apr

Flight Attendant Responsibilities Concerning Cabin Tidying

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

26 Apr

Telephone Information on Master Schedules

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

26 Apr

Holding Time Limitations

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

26 Apr

Clarification of Our Out Base Trade Provision

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

26 Apr

New “Call-Back” Feature When Calling Crew Scheduling

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

26 Apr

2019 FlightPAC Drive Generates 25% Contribution Increase

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

26 Apr

Scholarship Opportunities Final Reminders

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

26 Apr

Have You Taken the AFA Census?

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

23 Apr

Programming Defects Fixed Related to Reserve Assignments

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

23 Apr

United’s Office 365 Transition – Maintaining a Separation

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

23 Apr

Withdrawing Transactions with Open Time

Our contract provides Flight Attendants with the ability to pick-up trips from open time and place the pairing(s) on her/his line of flying for the month.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 23, 2019

23 Apr

Out of Base Training (CQ) Pairing Pick-up Provisions

Lineholder Flight Attendants may pick up training/meeting date(s), including CQ, at locations other than their base beginning on the 6th day of the bid month as provided for in Section 11.D.9. of our JCBA. 
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 23, 2019

23 Apr

Day at a Time Vacation (DATV)

As a reminder, Section 12.J. provides Flight Attendants with the opportunity to use Day at a Time (DATV), that is, up to ten (10) vacation days in each Scheduled Vacation year separate from her/his awarded vacation period(s).
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 23, 2019

23 Apr

Report Scope Violations to Your Local and File a Marginal Service Report

We continue to receive reports in the MEC office of ground personnel violating the scope of our contract by performing duties traditionally performed by Flight Attendants during the boarding process.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 23, 2019

23 Apr

MEC Reserve Committee Report – April 2019

MEC Reserve Committee’s most recent report, detailing the activities of the Reserve Committee has been published on unitedafa.org.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 23, 2019

23 Apr

United Announces Additional Improvements to UMNR Program

In order to assist us in completing our responsibilities as safety professionals and to ensure a safe and caring environment for of our youngest travelers, United recently released an update to its UM[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 23, 2019

23 Apr

The Role of the MEC Hotel & Transportation Committee

The primary objective of the MEC Hotel & Transportation Committee is to oversee the selection of hotels and ensure the negotiated standards set forth in the JCBA provide safe, clean and quiet lodging with food availability for Flight Attendants on layover.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 23, 2019

23 Apr

eFAOM Revision #28 - Effective May 1, 2019

eFAOM Revision #28 is now available. Flight Attendants are reminded to sync all open documents and review any changes by the May 1, 2019 effective date.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 23, 2019

19 Apr

United’s Office 365 Transition – Maintaining a Separation

New Webmail Sign-in You will now log in to https://outlook.office365.com/owa for webmail access. Enter your username as FileID@global.ual.com (e.g. u299025@global.ual.com). The password will be your global United password.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 19, 2019

19 Apr

Welcome Class 1910!

On Friday, April 19, 2019 we welcomed the 66 graduating Members of class 1910 to the line.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 19, 2019

19 Apr

Spring 2019 Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council Concludes

The Spring 2019 Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council (MEC) concluded on April 18, 2019.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 19, 2019

19 Apr

Newark to Delhi – Extended Suspension of Service Advisory

On April 17, 2019, management has advised, due to seasonal winds and the continued closure of Pakistani airspace, United will extend the suspension of service between EWR and DEL  through July 2 eastbound and July 3 westbound.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 19, 2019

19 Apr

COBUS – Flight Attendants Assigned to Company Business Assignments, not Flights.

Questions and confusion continue regarding management directing COBUS Flight Attendants to perform boarding duties that we believe are the contractual responsibility of working crew members assigned to pairings or on a Standby assignment.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 19, 2019

19 Apr

Deadhead - Reschedule to Work

Flight Attendants continue to ask about the circumstances under which management is permitted to re-schedule a deadheading Flight Attendant to working status on the same aircraft. 
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 19, 2019

19 Apr

The CAUSE Foundation® “Trip Drop Raffle” Winners

The CAUSE Foundation® recently held a "paid trip drop" raffle during the months of February and March. To be eligible, Flight Attendants either were already giving to CAUSE® through monthly payroll or monthly website donations or signed up to make monthly recurring donations.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 19, 2019

19 Apr

Break (BRK) Days and Resolving 1-in-7 Schedule Conflicts

With the award of May schedules that occurred earlier this week, we are taking this opportunity to review our how Break Days (BRK) are applied to a Flight Attendant’s schedule at the conjunction of th[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 19, 2019

19 Apr

How does Deadhead Deviation Impact Holiday Pay?

Section 3.I.. of our JCBA provides for deadheading as well as deviation from deadhead.  In particular, Section 3.I.13.provides us with the ability to Last Segment deadhead. 
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 19, 2019

19 Apr

Reminder – Easter & Easter Monday Paid Holidays in Germany & the U.K.

Flight Attendants based in the United Kingdom & Germany who fly on their designated Easter holiday will be paid holiday pay as set forth in Section 4.I. of our JCBA. 
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 19, 2019

19 Apr

Have You Taken the AFA Census?

The recent release of the AFA Census from AFA-CWA International has caused confusion in regard to the purpose and use of the data collected. 
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 19, 2019

16 Apr

Electing a Negotiations Committee

In advance of the upcoming Spring Master Executive Council meeting the Membership has raised questions about the election process, specifically in regard to the Negotiations Committee.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 16, 2019

16 Apr

Day One of 2018 Spring AFA United MEC Meeting

The Spring Meeting of the United Master Executive Council (MEC) began in Chicago today. Your Local Council President, joined by the 15 other presidents from around our system, addressed the business of our Union and the issues that are important to you. 
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 16, 2019

16 Apr

Central Schedule Committee Report

Central Schedule Committee’s most recent reports detailing their activities in the development of the May schedule have been published on www.unitedafa.org. 
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 16, 2019

16 Apr

Reserve Resources

By the end of this month of April, we will have welcomed over 800 new Flight Attendants to the line in 2019, with several more classes scheduled this year. In 2018, we had over 1000 new Flight Attendants join us! 
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 16, 2019

16 Apr

Social Media Reminder – Be Aware!

As has been previously communicated, it is important for Flight Attendants to understand the impact of posting on social media. In particular, the company has recently begun encouraging Flight Attenda[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 16, 2019

16 Apr

Update on Our Fight for 10

In the midst of persistent attacks on working people and our unions from the White House, Congress, Statehouses, and in the courts, AFA-CWA members were widely recognized for our success as the only aviation stakeholder to achieve our priorities in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. 
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 16, 2019

16 Apr

Have You Taken the AFA Census?

The recent release of the AFA Census from AFA-CWA International has caused confusion in regard to the purpose and use of the data collected. 
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 16, 2019

12 Apr

Welcome Class 1909!

On Friday, April 12, 2019 we welcomed the 71 graduating Members of class 1909 to the line. Our newest flying partners will be reporting to their respective bases at EWR, IAD and SFO on April 19, 2019 for orientation and will be available to fly on April 21, 2019. 
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 12, 2019

12 Apr

Final Reminder - Spring 2019 Regular Meeting of the United MEC

April 16 - 17, 2019, your Local Council Leaders will attend the Spring 2019 Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council (MEC). 
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 12, 2019

12 Apr

The Role of the Negotiating Committee

JCBA Section 32 provides for the ability to commence direct negotiations with management as early as August 28, 2020. One year prior to the JCBA amendable date of August 28, 2021.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 12, 2019

12 Apr

Random Drug and Alcohol Testing Procedures

The Department of Transportation (DOT) federally mandated Drug and Alcohol Testing Program allows for unannounced and random testing for all Flight Attendants.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 12, 2019

12 Apr

Professional Courtesy – Let’s Make Their Day!

In recent months, there has been an increase in the number of Flight Attendants contacting AFA Professional Standards to seek assistance in addressing how inbound crews are leaving aircraft galleys for outbound crews at non-hub stations, in other words, through galleys.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 12, 2019

12 Apr

Electronic Bulletin Board (EBB)

The company continues to work to update and improve the functionality of CCS. The Company updated Electronic Bulletin Board releasing the Enhanced EBB.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 12, 2019

12 Apr

FA's Cheer the Cabin Air Safety Act to Stop Toxic Fumes in the Cabin

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) praised Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Representative John Garamendi (D-CA), along with Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Edward J. Markey (D-MA), who [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 12, 2019

12 Apr

Personal Credit Card is Not Required to Check into Layover Hotel Rooms

Section 5.B.4 establishes that Flight Attendants are not required to provide their personal credit card at check-in to their layover hotel rooms for room access or for in-room telephone activation.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 12, 2019

12 Apr

Huge Turnout in Chicago for AFA Air Wisconsin Flight Attendants

Thank you to everyone who came out to ORD yesterday to support AFA Air Wisconsin Flight Attendants! Almost 100 people demonstrated to pressure Air Wisconsin management and United Airlines to negotiate a fair contract. 
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 12, 2019

09 Apr

Calculating Maximum Duty Day (When do I go illegal?)

Often a topic of confusion & discussion is determining our maximum actual duty day and the time at which the door must be closed to remain legal.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 09, 2019

09 Apr

What Time Does the Door Need to be Closed to Remain Legal?

Subtract the scheduled block to block flight time + debrief time from your “illegal” time calculated above. This is when the aircraft door must be closed to be considered legal.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 09, 2019

09 Apr

Maternity Leave/ Parental Leave/ Adoption Leave

United Flight Attendants expecting or planning to have a child naturally or via adoption should be aware that we have industry leading optional time off provisions in the JCBA.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 09, 2019

09 Apr

Reports, Feedback Forms + Local Council = Ensuring Proper Documentation

When all United Flight Attendants use the available report forms & structure, our collective strength can be realized.  
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 09, 2019

09 Apr

AFA Census: Take the Census Today!

The AFA 2019 Census is a project to better understand the demographic make-up of our union, including your aspirations, needs, and preferences.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 09, 2019

09 Apr

April 11 at 1:00 PM CT in Chicago AFA Air Wisconsin Fight for a Fair Contract

magine living on a $15,000 salary in some of the most expensive cities in the country. 
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 09, 2019

06 Apr

Welcome Class 1908!

On Friday, April 5, 2019 we welcomed the 64 graduating Members of class 1908 to the line. Our newest flying partners will be reporting to their respective bases at EWR, IAD and SFO on April 12, 2019 for orientation and will be available to fly on April 14, 2019.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 06, 2019

06 Apr

Flight Advance Recovery Process

As the final payroll process to be harmonized, this week Payroll sent an e-mail to all Flight Attendants bringing to the forefront the company’s plan to do so.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 06, 2019

06 Apr

Flight Attendant Corporate E-mail Transition to Office 365 Beginning Next Week

Because all of us rely on our corporate e-mail accounts to receive information from our supervisors and the corporation, we want to ensure everyone is aware of management’s decision to move our e-mail accounts to Office 365 starting next week.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 06, 2019

06 Apr

Newark to Delhi – Two Week Suspension of Service Advisory

Management has advised, due to seasonal winds and the ongoing closure of Pakistani airspace, United is currently unable to operate flights between EWR and DEL (New Delhi) within contractual parameters. Beginning Friday, April 5, 2019, service will be suspended for two weeks. 
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 06, 2019

06 Apr

Reminder – Easter Paid Holidays for the United Kingdom & Germany

Our Contract stipulates that Flight Attendants receive additional pay for flight assignments flown on designated holidays as outlined in Section 2.Q.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 06, 2019

06 Apr

Paid Mid-Galley Position Returns on 777-200 and 787-9 Aircraft

As of January 1, 2019, the company made the decision to implement a reduction in staffing to meet the levels at American and Delta. 
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 06, 2019

06 Apr

Deadhead Rescheduled to Work Clarification

Earlier this year AFA and United reached an agreement as part of the Implementation Dispute Resolution process to address the contractual process by which a Flight Attendant may be re-assigned from deadhead to working status on the same flight.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 06, 2019

06 Apr

COMAT Personal Effects Shipping Increases to 750 LBS

Given the recent volume of transfer activity across the system, there have been some questions intended to reconcile the differences between the information contained in the Company Moving & Transfer Packet and the language in Section 17.G.1. as it pertains to the use of space available COMAT.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 06, 2019

06 Apr

Spring 2019 Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council

April 16 - 17, 2019, your Local Council Leaders will attend the Spring 2019 Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council (MEC). This meeting will be held in Chicago at the Hyatt Rosemont, 6350 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 06, 2019

06 Apr

Reciprocal Cabin Seats Agreements should not be Confused with offline ID90

We continue to receive reports from Flight Attendants that some supervisors may be confusing the provisions of our Reciprocal Cabin Seat Agreements (RCSA) with non-revenue offline ID90 Travel agreements. 
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 06, 2019

06 Apr

Government Affairs Committee Conducts FlightPAC Roadshows Across the System

This week our United MEC Government Affairs Committee Members joined other local Government Affairs Committee Members to conduct FlightPAC roadshows in domiciles across the system.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 06, 2019

05 Apr

New Scholarships Opportunity and Application Deadline Reminders

Earlier this week we reminded Flight Attendants and their families of several scholarship opportunities and quickly approaching application deadlines. Today, we would like to add another scholarship opportunity to the list.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 05, 2019

03 Apr

Tracking Service Time Data & Marginal Service Conditions Reports

Adjusting to the changes in staffing over the last couple of weeks has presented challenges in meeting the expectations of our customers.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 03, 2019

03 Apr

Inflight Discontinuing Certain Uniform Products in Anticipation of New Uniform

Management has recently addressed rumors about Cintas “going away” and reductions in the inventory of certain uniform apparel items.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 03, 2019

03 Apr

Equipment Substitutions & Filling Open Work Positions

With the recent FAA-mandated grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX fleet, we are seeing an additional surge in aircraft upgrades/downgrades within pairings.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 03, 2019

03 Apr

Release from Duty

Release from duty occurs after a debrief period of fifteen (15) minutes after block-in of a flight at the end of a Flight Attendant’s duty period.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 03, 2019

03 Apr

Government Affairs Committee Conducts FlightPAC Roadshows Across the System

Following the publication of our educational series highlighting the role and functions of our United MEC Government Affairs Committee
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 03, 2019

03 Apr

Scholarship Opportunity Reminders - Application Deadlines Approaching

Flight Attendants and their families are remindedof the following scholarship opportunities. Details concerning the individual scholarships, the application process and approaching deadlines are listed below.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 03, 2019

03 Apr

AFA Testifies Against NMB Proposed Rule to Streamline Decertification

Washington, D.C. (March 28, 2019) — Airline and railway workers’ ability to choose and maintain Union representation and our contracts is under attack.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 03, 2019

29 Mar

Welcome New Hire Class 1907!

On Friday, March 29, 2019 we welcomed the 72 graduating Members of class 1907 to the line. Our newest flying partners will be reporting to their respective bases at EWR, IAD and SFO on April 5, 2019 for orientation and will be available to fly on April 7, 2019.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 29, 2019

29 Mar

Parking Carts - Jumpseats and Emergency Equipment Accessibility

During the last few weeks there has been quite a bit of discussion as to the proper procedures when parking carts in the cabin and, in particular, near aircraft doors and cabin jumpseats.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 29, 2019

29 Mar

Short Crew Pay

Short crew pay is intended to provide working crewmembers with additional compensation when staffing levels on a particular flight do not meet the established staffing guideline.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 29, 2019

29 Mar

Master Schedule History & eBB Trade History

Recent communication from management regarding illicit trip trades involving the brokering, buying and/or selling of pairings has raised the level of concern for many Flight Attendants.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 29, 2019

29 Mar

Where to Locate Contracted and Overflow Hotel Information

Flight Attendants interested in looking up which hotels are contracted for crew layovers in various cities may do so in CCS Schedule Contracted and Overflow Hotels.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 29, 2019

29 Mar

Layover Safety Awareness Essential in Preventing Sexual Violence

As we continue to welcome hundreds of new hire Flight Attendants this year into our Flight Attendant Community, we have a shared responsibility to look out for each other and to remind each out about layover safety not only while on layover but also while on duty.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 29, 2019

29 Mar

May 2019 One Month Special COLA

Crew Schedule Planning has indicated there may be opportunities to award a One Month Special COLA for the May 2019 bid month.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 29, 2019

29 Mar

CAUSE® Foundation Holds Paid Trip Drop Raffle – FINAL NOTICE!

As previously communicated, The CAUSE® Foundation is holding a "paid trip drop" raffle during the months of February and March.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 29, 2019

29 Mar

Save the Date – April 11 in Chicago AFA Air Wisconsin fight for Fair Contract

Imagine living on a $15,000 salary in some of the most expensive cities in the country.  Unfortunately, this is reality for our AFA Sisters and Brothers at Air Wisconsin.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 29, 2019

27 Mar

MEC Hotel and Transportation Committee Report

Inspections, discussion of issues identified in March will be discussed during our regular April, 2019 meeting with management.
  • Report
  • Mar 27, 2019

26 Mar

Senior Opting FAQs

In an E-Lines article dated February 19, 2019, we discussed the provisions of JCBA Section 7.O. – Seniority Option. This week, we would like to address some additional “Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQs) on this topic:
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 26, 2019

26 Mar

Release to Reserve Move-up line following Notification of a Move-Up Line Award

Recently we published an educational article on how Flight Attendants are notified they have been moved into a line of flying through the Reserve move-up process.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 26, 2019

26 Mar

Occupational Injury/Illness – Impact on Attendance Points

In the March 20, 2019 E-lines, we communicated on the importance of Immediate Reporting of OJI/ Illness.  In addition to knowing when and how to report an OJI/ Illness, it’s important to also[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 26, 2019

26 Mar

Company Provided Contractual Hotel Rooms

Our Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement (JCBA) Section 5.B.1. outlines the requirement for Flight Attendants to receive a hotel room for sit time, layover or irregular operations while we are on duty.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 26, 2019

26 Mar

FlightPAC Contributions Ensure AFA is Known on Capitol Hill

Last week we began an educational series on the important role and various functions of our United MEC Government Affairs Committee.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 26, 2019

26 Mar

CAUSE® Foundation Holds Paid Trip Drop Raffle – Last Chance to Enter!

As previously communicated, The CAUSE Foundation is holding a "paid trip drop" raffle during the months of February and March. Flight Attendants only have two weeks left to enter.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 26, 2019

22 Mar

Spring 2019 Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council

April 16 - 17, 2019, your Local Council Leaders will attend the Spring 2019 Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council (MEC). This meeting will be held in Chicago at the Hyatt Rosemont, 6350 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 22, 2019

22 Mar

Welcome New Hire Class 1906!

On Friday, March 22, 2019 we welcomed the 63 graduating Members of class 1906 to the line. Our newest flying partners will be reporting to their respective bases at DEN, EWR, IAD and SFO on March 29, 2019 for orientation and will be available to fly on March 31, 2019.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 22, 2019

22 Mar

Talk About It, Don’t Write It Up – Call Professional Standards First

As we continue to work together to meet the service standards set by management as well as the expectations of the passengers in our care, we shouldn’t be surprised when differences in opinion on how the service standards will be executed.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 22, 2019

22 Mar

What Medications Can I Take While Flying?

This is a commonly asked question by Flight Attendants. As Safety Professionals, the question itself indicates that, as Flight Attendants, we are aware of drug and alcohol testing requirements and we recognize the link between the use of medications and fitness for duty.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 22, 2019

22 Mar

Safety Demonstration is Required for Diverted Flights

As a result of recent weather and political incidents, the number of diversions of our regularly scheduled flights have occurred.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 22, 2019

22 Mar

Domestic Minimum Legal Rest at Home and on Layover

Section 6.V.3. of our JCBA provides guidance as it pertains to our negotiated contractual domestic legal rest requirements. 
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 22, 2019

22 Mar

Our MEC Government Affairs Committee at Work

As Flight Attendants, we work in a highly regulated environment. Decisions affecting our safety and security, our work environment and our job security are routinely made in Washington, D.C.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 22, 2019

22 Mar

Flight Attendant Union Reaches Contract Terms with Frontier Airlines

After a great deal of hard work and dedication, we are pleased to announce that our AFA colleagues at Frontier Airlines have reached a deal with management at Frontier Airlines for the benefit of their Membership.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 22, 2019

15 Mar

Flight Attendant Union Statement on U.S. Grounding of 737 MAX

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) President Sara Nelson released the following statement after the U.S. grounding of the 737 MAX fleet:
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 15, 2019

15 Mar

Welcome New Hire Class 1905!

On Friday, March 15, 2019 we welcomed the 50 graduating Members of class 1905 to the line. Our newest flying partners will be reporting to their respective bases at DEN, EWR, IAD and SFO on March 22, 2019, for orientation and will be available to fly on March 24, 2019.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 15, 2019

15 Mar

Commuter Program Offers Protections for Air and Surface Commuters

With the recent spring snow storm event that inundated the Denver area this week, many DEN based Local Flight Attendants , who commute to the airport via automobile, bus, train, or public surface transportation were met with impassable roads, closed highways and cancelled public transportation.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 15, 2019

15 Mar

Revised India Sequences Adding Germany Stops – Section 7.Q. Applies

As we are aware, the company has been required to change the flight plan for the flights from India (DEL & BOM) as a result of restrictions to the airspace through which our flights are normally routed.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 15, 2019

15 Mar

Additional Vacation Fly Through Clarifications

Although there have already been several E-Lines articles published since October 1st  addressing the Vacation Fly Through provisions of our JCBA (11/06/18, 11/27/18, 01/30/19), we have con[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 15, 2019

15 Mar

Upcoming 47th Annual Board of Directors Meeting – March 20, 2019 in Denver, CO

Our 47th Annual Board of Directors (BOD) meeting will be held March 20th, 2019 in Denver Colorado. This is a one-day budget only meeting where our leadership is tasked with approving the annual AFA budget.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 15, 2019

15 Mar

Transfer Awards - Travel Time/ Settling Days to New Base

With the large number of Flight Attendants accepting base transfers throughout the system, many Flight Attendants have inquired about Travel Time and Settling Days associated with accepting a Transfer award.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 15, 2019

15 Mar

Central Schedule Committee (CSC) Report – April 2019

Central Schedule Committee’s most recent reports detailing their activities in the development of the April schedule has been published on unitedafa.org.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 15, 2019

15 Mar

MEC Reserve Committee Report – March, 2019

MEC Reserve Committee’s most recent report, March, 2019 detailing the activities of the Reserve Committee has been published on unitedafa.org.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 15, 2019

15 Mar

CAUSE® Foundation Holds Paid Trip Drop Raffle – It’s not too Late to Enter!

As previously communicated, The CAUSE Foundation is holding a "paid trip drop" raffle during the months of February and March.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 15, 2019

12 Mar

ET302 Update

Over the course of the past few days, your MEC Officers have been closely monitoring the accident involving ET302 as well as the responses from around the world.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 12, 2019

12 Mar

Contractual Paid Holidays during Easter for FA's Based in UK & Germany

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 Kin[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 12, 2019

12 Mar

Talk About It, Don’t Write It Up – Call Professional Standards First

There has been an increase in the number of employees reporting personal conflicts with fellow employees to management rather than trying to resolve issues with the assistance of our Union EAP/Professional Standards Volunteers.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 12, 2019

12 Mar

COBUS Flight Attendants Performing Traditional Flight Attendant Work

The issue of COBUS Flight Attendants working on Company Business assignments performing Flight Attendant specific duties continues to be source of constant friction.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 12, 2019

12 Mar

Reciprocal Cabin Seat Agreements

Reciprocal Cabin Seats are AFA negotiated seating agreements with other airlines that allow United Flight Attendants to occupy an available cabin seat on that carrier free of any charge and, in exch[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 12, 2019

08 Mar

Special Qualification Pairings in Open Time (IP & LQ)

There continues to be some confusion about whether or not Flight Attendants [who are not International Pursers or Language Qualified] can pick up IP and/ or LQ pairings from open time.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 08, 2019

08 Mar

Taxes Withheld from Profit Sharing Deposits Made to Tax Deferred 401(k) Accounts

We have received a number of inquiries from Flight Attendants who elected to have their Profit-Sharing proceeds directed to a tax deferred 401(k) account and are noticing a variety of taxes, including Federal Income taxes, being withheld.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 08, 2019

08 Mar

47th Annual Board of Directors (BOD) Meeting March 20th Denver, CO.

Our 47th Annual Board of Directors (BOD) meeting will be held March 20th, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. This is a one-day budget only meeting where our leadership is tasked with approving the annual AFA budget.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 08, 2019

08 Mar

Spring 2019 Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council

April 16 - 17, 2019, your Local Council Leaders will attend the Spring 2019 Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council (MEC).
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 08, 2019

08 Mar

Solidarity and Unity – the Keys to our Collective Success

Solidarity and Unity are terms referred to often in a Union environment. In point of fact, the term solidarity is defined using the word unity.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 08, 2019

08 Mar

AFA-CWA – Our Union Structure

Our AFA structure is successful because the Flight Attendant Membership based at each location elects their Local Executive Council (LEC) leadership from among their peers. 
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 08, 2019

08 Mar

2019 MEC Grievance Training Concludes in Chicago

This week, the United Master Executive Council (MEC) Grievance Committee conducted their annual Grievance Training in Chicago.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 08, 2019

08 Mar

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

The use of seatbelts for cabin occupants two years and older is required on all aircraft during surface movement, takeoff and landing, in accordance with FAR 121.311. The flight deck is responsible for illuminating the Fasten Seat Belt sign.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 08, 2019

08 Mar

Celebrating International Women’s Day

March 8, 2019, today, is International Women’s Day.  This day in history can be traced to March 8, 1857 when textile workers on New York’s Lower East Side demonstrated and stood up for their rights.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 08, 2019

05 Mar

Vacation Relief Line Award (VRL) During Scheduled Vacation Month

There have been a number of questions from Flight Attendants who have been awarded a Vacation Relief Line Award during a month in which they have a scheduled vacation period. 
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 05, 2019

05 Mar

Incentive Pay – Paid Each Calendar Quarter

Flight Attendants will be paid an additional $5.00/hour (Incentive Pay Rates) for all block hours flown in excess of two hundred hours (200:00) per calendar quarter, including vacation and deadhead, t[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 05, 2019

05 Mar

Training (CQ) and Meeting Compensation

Section 11 of our JCBA provides for compensation when Flight Attendants attend training and meetings, including travel when training is conducted at a location away from our home base.  Spec[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 05, 2019

05 Mar

Language Training Opportunities

Section 9.G. of our JCBA provides opportunities for Flight Attendants to not only be trained to speak new languages but also to make additional compensation for each hour worked in a designated language position or as provided in Section 9.G.7 for Language Incentive Pay (LIP).
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 05, 2019

05 Mar

Daylight Saving Time - Spring Forward this Sunday, March 10, 2019

On Sunday March 10, 2019 we will “Spring Ahead” to the U.S. Daylight Savings Time at 2:00AM.  It is important to recognize that this is the day where we get one hour less sleep and, if on a flight assignment, a one hour shorter layover.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 05, 2019

01 Mar

Welcome New Hire Class 1903!

On Friday, March 1, 2019 we welcomed the 46 graduating Members of class 1903 to the line.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 01, 2019

01 Mar

April 2019 One Month Special COLA

Opportunities to award a One Month Special COLA for the April 2019 bid month are being made available by Crew Planning. Bids are
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 01, 2019

01 Mar

Distribution of Profit Sharing Checks for International Bases – March 1, 2019

Profit Sharing distribution for Flight Attendants at International domiciles was paid on the March 1, 2019 payroll checks.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 01, 2019

01 Mar

Vacation Quarterly Accrual / Sick and Occupational Injury Bank Quarterly Accrual

Flight Attendants accrue Vacation days and Sick and Occupational Injury Bank via the same quarterly method.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 01, 2019

01 Mar

Association of Flight Attendants Scholarship Opportunities

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA Scholarship Fund is intended to provide financial assistance to dependents of United Flight Attendants who will be attending a college or university.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 01, 2019

01 Mar

Reminder to Submit your Support for Tokyo to Haneda Route

United has applied to obtain six slot pairs at Haneda Airport in central Tokyo as part of the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) competitive route proceeding.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 01, 2019

26 Feb

We Share in the Loss of those on Atlas Air Flight

All of us are saddened by the loss of those who perished as a result of the recent Atlas Air Crash near Houston, TX.  Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the families of those affected. 
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 26, 2019

26 Feb

Hotel Gainsharing Provisions

Section 5.C.of our JCBA is a provision within our Collective Bargaining Agreement that provides Flight Attendants with the ability to be reimbursed a portion of the savings from cancelling hotel rooms in accordance with the provisions of the JCBA.
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 26, 2019

26 Feb

Upcoming 47th Annual Board of Directors Meeting

Our 47th Annual Board of Directors (BOD) meeting will be held March 20th, 2019 in Denver Colorado. This is a one-day budget only meeting where our leadership is tasked with approving the annual AFA budget. 
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 26, 2019

26 Feb

United to Haneda Service

United has applied to secure new Haneda slot pairs as part of the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) competitive route proceeding. An award of slots to United depends on the U.S. and Japan formalizing an aviation agreement later this year as well as the DOT approving United’s proposal. 
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 26, 2019

26 Feb

CAUSE® Foundation Holds Paid Trip Drop Raffle – It’s not too Late to Enter!

As previously communicated, The CAUSE Foundation is holding a "paid trip drop" raffle during the months of February and March. You read that right.....you will be paid to stay home!!!
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 26, 2019

23 Feb

Welcome New Hire Class 1902!

On Friday, February 22, 2019 we welcomed the 76 graduating Members of class 1902 to the line. Our newest flying partners will be reporting to their respective bases at DEN, EWR and SFO on March 1, 2019, for orientation and will be available to fly on March 3, 2019. 
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 23, 2019

23 Feb

Distribution of Profit Sharing Checks Begins Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Distribution of Profit Sharing will begin February 27, 2019 and will be disbursed by direct deposit or physical check depending upon the employees established payroll method. 
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 23, 2019

23 Feb

Section 15.M.1. - Jury Duty/Court Witness

As a reminder, our Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement (JCBA) provides pay protections for Flight Attendants who are called upon to perform Jury Duty or to be a Court Witness
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 23, 2019

23 Feb

Base Transfers

As provided for in Section 17.A of our Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement (JCBA) a Flight Attendant desiring to transfer to a different Base may file a bid, through the Company’s automated sys[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 23, 2019

23 Feb

Assigning Reserves to Open Language Positions

There have been a number of questions regarding the process of assigning open Language Qualified (LQ) positions to Reserves when there is no Language Qualified Reserve who speaks the specific language associated with the open pairing and who is legal and available in the specific language sub-base.
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 23, 2019

23 Feb

Social Media – Be Aware

The use of Facebook™ and other social media “networks” have become widespread in the last decade, helping us stay entertained, socially engaged and connected to the world. 
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 23, 2019

20 Feb

MEC Hotel and Transportation Committee Report

The Hotel & Transportation Committee’s meeting with the Procurement Group of United took place on February 20, 2019.
  • Report
  • Feb 20, 2019

19 Feb

Welcome New Hire Class 1901!

On Friday, February 15, 2019 we welcomed the 73 graduating Members of class 1901 to the line.
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 19, 2019

19 Feb

GUL Auto-Enrollment of Flight Attendants Returning from LOA/Furlough

Flight Attendants returning from Leaves of Absence are once again reminded that auto-enrollment in Group Universal Life Coverage (GUL), administered by Securian will occur for any Flight Attendants who did not elect to maintain coverage while on Leave or who had not previously elected this coverage.
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 19, 2019

19 Feb

Bereavement Leave – Section 15.K.

Although previously communicated last year Flight Attendants have recently inquired about the bereavement policy and the contractual provisions on which it is based. 
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 19, 2019