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August Due Month (Optional Move) – pmUAL Flight Attendants

Date: January 26, 2018

To:  pmUA Flight Attendants with an August Due (Must Go) Month who Travel to their Training Location

Domiciles Affected:  (BOS, DCA, LAX, FRA, LAS, HKG, NRT, & HNL)

In anticipation of the peak 2018 summer flying, we have identified an opportunity to support United’s goal of improved productivity during our peak July flying month.   To accomplish this, those Flight Attendants who travel from their base to another location for training will be required to re-bid their due (must go) CQ training month from July to a month earlier in the calendar year to ensure regulatory compliance.   In addition to supporting corporate productivity objectives, this decision will also maximize revenue opportunities on the flights where seats would otherwise have been used to transport Flight Attendants to and from training.

You are receiving this email because you have been identified as having an August CQ due month and are required to travel to another location for training.    This change will impact you in that you will no longer have an early month of July in which to complete training.  Because of this, you are being provided the option to bid for a new due month choosing from the following four choices: March 2018, April 2018, May 2018 or September 2018.   If you intend to move your CQ due month, bid all available due month choices in your bid.  Otherwise, if you limit your choices (i.e., to only one or two months) and your seniority cannot hold your choices, you will retain your original CQ due month.  Once awarded your new month, you will see your awarded due month in your CQDATE screen in Unimatic.

Note:  If you are on a Leave of Absence status at the time of the award, you will not receive a new due (must go) month if you bid.

The following are the details for submitting a bid for a new bid month: 

To submit bids: DIS* 14501

Please be sure to place your file number in the bid page and enter the two digit month code on the bid screen over the “MM”.  For example, if you are bidding March you would enter 03.

CQ due month Bids Open: Tuesday January 23, 2018 at 1200 CST
CQ due month Bid Close: Monday February 05, 2018 at 0700 CST
CQ due month Bids Posted:  No later than February 06, 2018 at 0700 CST.

CQ due month bids will be awarded in base seniority order. 

If you do not bid, you will retain your August due (must go) month.  As a result, you will retain a due month (must go) month of August and your grace month of September. However, you will no longer have a July may-go or early month.  In the future, you will have two months in which to complete CQ training – August and September.  However, if you elect to move to March, April, May or September, you will maintain the full three month period during which you must annual complete CQ training.

The Inflight Training Team

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