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Vacation Bidding When Transferring

Date: September 28, 2021

With the recent transfer awards last week, we have received questions from Flight Attendants who will be bidding for vacation while in one base and who will be transferring to a new base during the vacation bidding process for transfers effective after the contractual vacation bidding process is finalized. 

During the award of vacation bids, the vacation award system looks to see where you will be based as of January 1, 2022 to determine the allotment from which your vacation will be awarded.  For example, a Flight Attendant who is currently based in EWR but is transferring to FLL on November 30, would be bidding her/his Secondary Vacation based on the FLL vacation allotment, because this is where they will be located in January.  

Additionally, any vacation awarded while at the prior base from the First Vacation Award will follow the Flight Attendant to the new base location.  The same process will follow when we get to the Vacation modification process.  

Flight Attendants who have transferred or will be transferring to a new base will be eligible for seniority vacation trades, trades with other Flight Attendants and trading with vacation open time based on allocations at the new base.  

An in-depth explanation of all these processes is available on our Vacation Page.  Please contact the Flight Attendant Vacation Team (FAVacationTeam@united.com) with any questions.

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