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All Vacation Fly Through and Vacation Trades will be temporarily suspended

Date: December 5, 2018

In response to questions regarding Vacation Open Time trades by seniority, our research indicates these trades were not awarded in the correct order impacting 298 Flight Attendants. To resolve this, in compliance with the JCBA and to ensure Flight Attendants are holding vacation periods to which entitled by seniority, in consultation with AFA a decision has been made to re-award Vacation Open Time trades by seniority.  In order to facilitate the compute work that needs to be done to complete the re-award, Vacation fly through and Vacation trades between Flight Attendants will be temporarily suspended beginning December 4, 2018 at 1700 CST until December 7, 2018 at 1000 HDT. Additionally, the opening of Instant Open Time Vacation Trades has been delayed until December 7, 2018 at 1000 HDT.

Flight Attendants who participated in the Vacation Open Time Trades by seniority process, any awarded Vacation Open Time Trades will be removed and re-awarded.  Corrected Vacation Open Time Trades by seniority awards will be visible on December 7, 2018 at 0800 HDT. 

For Flight Attendants who participated in the Vacation Open Time Trades by seniority process and were awarded Vacation fly through, you will need to re-submit your fly through request as of December 7, 2018.

If your specific situation involving Vacation Open Time Trades or Fly through requires further action, you will receive additional communication with further instructions.

The following is the updated timeline:

Date

Time

Activity

Dec 4

1700 CT

All vacation fly through and vacation trades between Flight Attendants suspended

Dec 7

0800 HDT

Vacation Open Time Trades by seniority re-awarded

Dec 7

1000 HDT

Vacation fly through, vacation trades between Flight Attendants, and Instant Open Time Vacation trades open

Dec 11

2359 HDT

Instant Open Time Vacation Trades close

Dec 12

1000 HDT

Vacation Fly Through Close

Dec 15

2350 HDT

Vacation trades between Flight Attendants close

Should you have any questions, please contact the Flight Attendant Vacation Team at 1-800-FLT-LINE, option 4, 9, 1. You may also contact them via e-mail at FAVacationTeam@united.com.

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