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Reciprocal Cabin Seat Agreements Reminder

Date: June 9, 2023

With the peak summer travel season quickly approaching, knowing your options to get you to your destination will be extremely helpful in light of the highly anticipated passenger volumes. Knowing these options will support dependability in getting to work and, at the same time, the operation. One of the travel choices we have access to is the Reciprocal Cabin Seat Agreements.

United Flight Attendants with a crew badge have access to free, space-available economy seating on carriers who have established reciprocal cabin seat agreements with United Airlines. The agreements allow Flight Attendants the ability to occupy an available cabin seat on that carrier and, in exchange, United has agreed to “reciprocate” and accommodates Flight Attendants of these other airlines who are then able to occupy available cabin seats on United aircraft. 

Reciprocal cabin seat agreements guidelines are unique by airline, including listing procedures, attire, and check-in requirements. The individual carrier policies and procedures for listing are available by visiting either the Reciprocal Travel Agreements page of www.unitedafa.org or by reviewing the travel section of United’s Policy and Procedures. 

Note: It is important to clarify that these are cabin seat agreements, not cabin jumpseat (CJA) agreements

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