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December 5 Vacation Instant Trades with Open Time

Date: December 6, 2019

MEC Central Schedule Committee

Instant vacation trades open on December 5, 2019 for the 2020 vacation year.

Requests for these vacation trades must be submitted thirty (30) days before the 1 day of the earliest bid month involved in the trade except that January vacation days may be traded as late as December 9, 2019.

The Company shall award these trades in the order in which requests are received.

To submit an “Instant OT Trade”, from the “myVacation” page in the “Scheduled Vacation” section, select the drop-down arrow to expand the vacation period that you want to trade. Select “Instant OT Trade” to begin the trade request and the “Instant Open Time Trade” page will be displayed. The “Instant OT Trade” option is only visible while the trading window is open. (If a Flight Attendant to Flight Attendant trade request is already in progress or the vacation has a fly through the “Instant OT Trade” button will not be visible).

A confirmation page is displayed indicating that the request has been submitted successfully. It is recommended that you print a copy for your records. To print, from the “File” menu select the “Print” option. You can also print by right-clicking anywhere on the screen and selecting “Print” from the menu options

The “Instant Open Time Trade” page will allow you to make your selections. The chart below explains all the fields in the “To Trade Away” section”. After entering your options, select “Request Trade”.

Field Name



The startdateofthevacationthatyouwanttotrade away

Numberof Days toTrade

Thenumberof daysto betraded away

RequestedStart Date

The single choicefor desiredvacation inMM/DD/YYYY format

Numberof Days Requested

Thenumberof days requested

Viewing Instant Open Time Trades: 
From the “myVacation” page, Flight Attendants can view all Instant Open Time Trade Requests by selecting “To view Instant Open Time Trade Request”. The status field under “My Current Instant Open Trade Request” will indicate whether the trade request was “Awarded” or “Denied”.

For additional information, reference the 2020 vacation guide available on unitedafa.org.

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