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January COLA and Leave Clarification

Date: November 14, 2017

The company is currently offering two different options to Flight Attendants. One is a three-month special COLA, and the other is a one-month leave. If you are granted either of these options, they would begin on January 1, 2018. 

For clarification purposes, understand that the company is going to grant the three-month COLA requests FIRST, before they even consider the one-month leave requests. 

The 3-month special COLA Bidding Instructions are as follows:


Interested Flight Attendants should submit a request via CCS, select the bidding menu, then special COLA request, no later than November 28, 2017, 10 am (CT).


Submit your request in Unimatic no later than 10:00AM, November 28, 2017, using LOAREQ indicating “SP” using the following date range:   12-30-2017 to 3-31-2018.

Flight Attendants interested in the one-month leave must submit a request no later than November 20, 2017 at 10:00AM, local domicile time.

While the different dates by which submissions for these time off requests must be submitted can be confusing, it is important to understand that the three-month special COLAs are going to be awarded before any other leaves or jobshares are granted. Additional information is available @unitedafa.org.

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