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E-Lines: February 25, 2020

Date: February 25, 2020

Contract 2021 Listening Tour- 4 Locations Remain

MEC Negotiating Committee

To ensure opportunity for every AFA Member’s voice to be heard, in addition to the Negotiations Survey, our Contract 2021 Negotiating Committee is traveling to 23 locations around the system to hear directly from Flight Attendants. Your Negotiating Committee wants to know what you think, what you care about, and what concerns you may have as we move forward in preparation for our next contract.

The Negotiating Committee hosted the listening session in Narita today and will be heading to the final 4 locations next week.

All Flight Attendants are encouraged to attend.

Ft. Lauderdale - March 3

(10:00am- 1:00pm)

Hyatt Place Airport

91 Southwest 18th Ave.

Dania Beach, FL 33004


Tampa – March 4

(10:00am – 1:00pm)

Hyatt Place Tampa

4811 W. Main St.

Tampa, FL 33607

Austin – March 5

(10:00am – 1:00pm)

Hyatt Place Airport

9532 Spirit of Austin Lane

Austin, TX 78719

Seattle – March 6

(9:00am – 12:00pm)

DoubleTree Airport

18740 International Blvd

Seattle, WA 98188

All news and updates pertaining to Contract 2021 Negotiations will be delivered via the Negotiations News email subscription. These updates will not be included in E-lines.

Ten Days to Complete the Negotiations Survey
MEC Negotiating Committee

Flight Attendants only have 10 days remaining to complete and submit the Contract 2021 Negotiations Survey. This Contract 2021 Negotiations Survey is your opportunity to officially voice your desired contract improvements, likes and dislikes in writing. We rely on your input to direct the course of our negotiations. This survey provides all Members an equal opportunity to communicate your needs and priorities. Our negotiating priorities are determined by the Membership!

Don’t forget, the final question on the survey allows members to use their own words to communicate contract aspirations.

If you did not receive your access code in the mail, please contact our Negotiations Survey Help Line Monday-Friday at: 1(800) 624-3907, ext. 546.


Downline Check-In: First Segment Deadhead Deviation
2016-2021 CBA Section 3.I.12.b

Our Contract (Section 3.I.12.) provides for both base-to-base as well as base-to-downline station check-in opportunities. This article focuses on First Segment Deadhead deviation to Downline Stations; reminding of the contractual procedures to follow when seeking to check-in downline.

On trip pairings where the initial segment is a deadhead to a non-Base/downline location (for example EWR-MIA or ORD-ATL) a Flight Attendant may, with prior approval from Crew Scheduling, elect to check-in at the deadhead destination which will be her/his new point of origin.

Procedures to follow when checking-in at a downline station:

  1. If you wish to check-in at a downline station, you must first obtain approval from Crew Scheduling a minimum of four (4) hours prior to the deadhead departure time. Crew Scheduling may waive this time requirement at their discretion.
  2. You will be responsible for your own transportation to the new point of origin.

  3. At the time that you contact Crew Scheduling to obtain approval to check in at the downline station, you will be required to provide a contact number for use in the event of reassignment.

  4. You will be required to contact Crew Scheduling to check-in at the downline station no later than the scheduled check-in time for the original deadhead segment. During that check-in, you must confirm that you are already at the deadhead destination and available to operate the outbound flight.

  5. You are responsible to be at the gate no later than the check-in time for a Flight Attendant reporting from layover at that station.

A Flight Attendant who complies with Section 3.I.12.b. shall receive her/his regular pay and per diem for the scheduled deadhead segment.

MEC Reserve Committee Report-February 2020
MEC Reserve Committee

The MEC Reserve Committee’s most recent report detailing the topics discussed during the system-wide Reserve Meeting is now available for review on our website at www.unitedafa.org.

MEC Central Schedule Committee (CSC) Report- March 2020 Bid Month
MEC Central Schedule Committee

Central Schedule Committee’s most recent report detailing their activities in the development of the March schedule have been published on unitedafa.org. We encourage you to take some time to review these reports to gain a better understanding of how system schedules are developed.

MEC Hotel & Transportation Committee Report
MEC Hotel & Transportation Committee   

The most recent report from our MEC Hotel & Transportation Committee detailing the work of the committee is now available on www.unitedafa.org.

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