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Reciprocal Cabin Seat Agreements

Date: March 12, 2019

Reciprocal Cabin Seat Agreements
MEC Communications Committee

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 exchange, United has agreed to “reciprocate” and accommodates Flight Attendants of these other airlines to occupy available cabin seats on United aircraft. 

Note:  These are cabin seat agreements, not cabin jumpseat agreements.

Reciprocal Cabin Agreements (RCA) should not be confused with company offered ID90 Travel agreements. RCA benefits are negotiated by your Union and are free from charge. Benefits are only available to the airline employee. Each reciprocal cabin seat agreement has unique guidelines associated with the participating airline. The guidelines include listing procedures, attire and check-in requirements.

If you plan to take advantage of the opportunities these agreements provide, we encourage you to review the individual carrier policies and procedures by visiting the Reciprocal Travel Agreements page in the password secured, Members-only section of our unitedafa.org website. We continue to advocate for additional agreements and enhancements to these benefits.

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