CQ Training Suspended Through the End of April at All Training Locations
March 20, 2020
Beginning Sunday, March 22, 2020, United will temporarily suspend CQ Training through the end of April at all Inflight training locations.
Over the course of the past several days, AFA advocated for and supported changes to the course curriculum that were sought by the company. In addition to concerns about CPR training and PBE usage during training, AFA was supportive of the company’s effort to seek from the FAA an extension to the training period to fifteen (15) months during which Flight Attendants having a February, March or April CQ due month would retain their qualifications.
We are happy to advise that Inflight Training successfully obtained an exemption for any Flight Attendant with a February, March or April due month. For example, a Flight Attendant with a February CQ due month will retain her/his qualification until May 31, 2020 whereas a Flight Attendant with a March CQ due month will retain her/his qualification until June 30, 2020. It is important to note that the extension does not change the Flight Attendant’s due month for the future.
While this is a temporary exemption, the requirement to complete the regulatory CBT Trimester 2 course by April 29, 2020 remains unchanged.
While management had initially planned not to conduct CQ during the summer months, as a result of these changes it will be necessary for training to be conducted during the summer months for this year’s CQ training cycle only.
For additional questions, please review the CQ 2020 update available from the company’s website or in your company e-mail box.