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August 21, 2019Join Us Today - Bridge the Gap Nationwide PicketingRegional airline Air Wisconsin operates flights for United Airlines. Despite airline profi...join-us-today-bridge-the-gap-nationwide-picketing
August 21, 2019New Zealand Requires Electronic Travel Authority – Effective October 1, 2019The government of New Zealand has issued a new requirement for entry into the country. Effective for...new-zealand-requires-electronic-travel-authority-effective-october-1-2019
August 21, 2019TAKE ACTION: Stop Toxic Fumes!The Cabin Air Safety Act of 2019 (H.R.2208 or S.1112) aims to legislate protection for airline passe...take-action-stop-toxic-fumes
August 21, 2019Local Council Worksheets Matter!As emphasized in the first segment of the new Upfront with Ken Diazvideo series, Flig...local-council-worksheets-matter
August 21, 2019Taxi ReimbursementWhen a Flight Attendant’s scheduled Transportation arrives late or does not arrive at all, the Fligh...taxi-reimbursement
August 21, 2019Vacation Relief Line ProcessAs outlined in the monthly bid package cover letter, Flight Attendants may be awarded Vacation Relie...vacation-relief-line-process
August 21, 2019Attendance and Dependability Point ValuesA point system was negotiated to apply to attendance and dependability occurrences to provide consis...attendance-and-dependability-point-values
August 21, 2019Contractual Provisions of Holding and Short Crew PayFlight Attendants unclear as to procedures when utilizing their JCBA contractual provisions for ...contractual-provisions-of-holding-and-short-crew-pay
August 21, 2019A Few Seats Remain for Flight 93 Journey of RemembranceIn the early morning hours of September 11, 2019, a Journey of Remembrance to the Flight 93 National...a-few-seats-remain-for-flight-93-journey-of-remembrance
August 21, 20199/11 Memorial & Museum Recognizes Flight Crewmembers - National Aviation WeekThe 9/11 Memorial & Museum recognizes National Aviation Week this week (August 19-25, 2019) by p...911-memorial-museum-recognizes-flight-crewmembers-national-aviation-week
August 21, 2019Reserve Day of Availability Groupings at International DomicilesSection 8.C.1 of our Contract provides for the grouping of Reserves based on days of availability.&n...reserve-day-of-availability-groupings-at-international-domiciles
August 21, 2019Crew App – Origin Unknown. Use CareDuring the past week, many Flight Attendants and Union representatives are being notified of having ...crew-app-origin-unknown-use-care
August 20, 2019E-Lines: August 20, 2019Crew App – Origin Unknown -Use Care,Reserve Day of Availability Groupings at International Domiciles...e-lines-august-20-2019
August 17, 2019TAKE ACTION: Stop Toxic Fumes!The Cabin Air Safety Act of 2019 (H.R.2208 or S.1112) aims to legislate protection for airline passe...take-action-stop-toxic-fumes
August 17, 2019Bridge the Gap Nationwide Picketing - Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019This Wednesday, we’ll be out on the picket line across the country fighting to Bridge the Gap for Fl...bridge-the-gap-nationwide-picketing-wednesday-aug-21-2019
August 17, 2019Scheduling On-Board Crew Rest Using Available Crew Rest FacilitiesOn-Board Rest, otherwise known as crew rest breaks, are an important provision of our negotiated con...scheduling-on-board-crew-rest-using-available-crew-rest-facilities
August 17, 2019Central Schedule (CSC) Committee Monthly ReportsCentral Schedule Committee’s most recent reports reviewing the flying assigned at each domicile loca...central-schedule-csc-committee-monthly-reports
August 17, 2019Negotiated Base Pay Increase Effective for September Bid MonthAugust 12, 2019 marked the three-year anniversary of the ratification of our 2016-2021 Contract.&nbs...negotiated-base-pay-increase-effective-for-september-bid-month
August 17, 2019Semi-Annual System Seniority List Published for Review July 25, 2019The Semi-Annual System Seniority List was published and posted for review as of July 25, 2019.semi-annual-system-seniority-list-published-for-review-july-25-2019
August 17, 2019Seats Available for Flight 93 Journey of RemembranceOn September 11, 2019, a Journey of Remembrance to the Flight 93 National Memorial Park will depart ...seats-available-for-flight-93-journey-of-remembrance
August 17, 2019Reassignments After Leaving BaseOver the course of the last ten months, Union and company representatives of the Joint Implementatio...reassignments-after-leaving-base
August 17, 2019New Haneda Flights Planned to Start in March 2020New nonstop service from ORD, IAD, LAX and EWR to HND (Tokyo’s Haneda Airport) is set to begin on Ma...new-haneda-flights-planned-to-start-in-march-2020
August 17, 2019Some Apple MacBook Pro Computers Will Need to Remain Powered Off InflightApple has recalled some of its MacBook Pro Retina display15-inch laptops which were manufacture...some-apple-macbook-pro-computers-will-need-to-remain-powered-off-inflight
August 17, 2019Learning Network CBT & Travel on Sick Leave InformationThe recent Learning Network CBT that Flight Attendants are required to complete by October 6, 2019 c...learning-network-cbt-travel-on-sick-leave-information
August 17, 2019Alcohol Use Policy Changes Effective as of August 17, 2019Effective tomorrow, Saturday, August 17, 2019, United Airlines policy as it applies to the consumpti...alcohol-use-policy-changes-effective-as-of-august-17-2019
August 16, 2019E-Lines: August 16, 2019Alcohol Use Policy Changes Effective as of August 17 - 2019, Learning Network CBT & Travel on Si...e-lines-august-16-2019
August 14, 2019E-Lines: August 14, 2019AFA Enters into a new Inflight Safety Action Program (ISAP) Memorandum of Understanding.e-lines-august-14-2019
August 14, 2019AFA Enters into a new (ISAP) Memorandum of UnderstandingAFA is proud to announce our participation in a new Inflight Safety Action Program (ISAP). &nbs...afa-enters-into-a-new-isap-memorandum-of-understanding
August 13, 2019E-Lines: August 13, 2019One United – New Programming Deployed Tonight at 2200CT,Seats Available for Flight 93 Journey of Rem...e-lines-august-13-2019
August 13, 2019AFA Regional Carriers - Bridge the Gap Nationwide Picketing - Wednesday, Aug. 21Air Wisconsin, a regional carrier, operates flights for United Airlines. Despite airline profit...afa-regional-carriers-bridge-the-gap-nationwide-picketing-wednesday-aug-21
August 13, 2019Summer is in Full Swing: Download 2Hot2Cold!In the summer, cabins can get too hot. If it’s too hot, crew and passengers can experience symptoms ...summer-is-in-full-swing-download-2hot2cold
August 13, 2019New Procedures for Dual Boarding/Deplaning Process Effective August 12, 2019Effective August 12, 2019 new Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) became effective for the use of du...new-procedures-for-dual-boardingdeplaning-process-effective-august-12-2019
August 13, 2019Rapid Re-accrual of Sick Leave when Returning from Injury, illness or MaternityFlight Attendants returning from a single injury, illness or maternity absence are reminded, as...rapid-re-accrual-of-sick-leave-when-returning-from-injury-illness-or-maternity
August 13, 2019Sick Call after ReassignmentFlight Attendants that have been reassigned a pairing and then become ill after the reassignment has...sick-call-after-reassignment
August 13, 2019September 2019 One-month and Six-month COLA Awards Available in CCSAwards for the one-month Special COLA’s effective for the September 2019 Flight Attendant schedule m...september-2019-one-month-and-six-month-cola-awards-available-in-ccs
August 13, 20199/11 Memorial Museum Recognizes Flight Crewmembers During Aviation Week,The 9/11 Memorial & Museum will recognize National Aviation Week (August 19-25, 2019) by providi...911-memorial-museum-recognizes-flight-crewmembers-during-aviation-week
August 13, 2019USS Midway September 11, 2019 Memorial CeremonyOn September 11, 2019, the FDNY Retirees of San Diego, along with the USS Midway Museum, Nation...uss-midway-september-11-2019-memorial-ceremony
August 13, 2019Seats Available for Flight 93 Journey of RemembranceOn the morning of September 11, 2019, a Journey of Remembrance to the Flight 93 National Memorial Pa...seats-available-for-flight-93-journey-of-remembrance
August 13, 2019One United – New Programming Deployed Tonight at 2200CTEffective with deployment later tonight, Crew Scheduling will no longer be required to insert a brea...one-united-new-programming-deployed-tonight-at-2200ct
August 12, 2019Partial Trip TradesThe Flight Attendant advertising the partial pairing is required to fly the pairing if no other Flig...partial-trip-trades
August 10, 2019USA TODAY: DOT Releases New Guidelines for Animals In the CabinOn Thursday, August 8, 2019, the Department of Transportation released new guidance on ser...usa-today-dot-releases-new-guidelines-for-animals-in-the-cabin
August 10, 2019Hotel & Transportation Committee ReportThe most recent report from our MEC Hotel & Transportation Committee detailing the wor...hotel-transportation-committee-report
August 10, 2019Work History Record/ Tracking Attendance PointsJCBA Section 22.A.4. was negotiated to provide for Flight Attendants with the ability to access thei...work-history-record-tracking-attendance-points
August 10, 2019Safety, Health & Security TrainingOur MEC Safety, Health and Security Committee concluded our annual training seminar this week in Chi...safety-health-security-training
August 10, 2019New Required CBT Modules Due by October 6Inflight management notified Flight Attendants in the August 7, 2019 Inflight Services Weekly&n...new-required-cbt-modules-due-by-october-6
August 10, 2019September 11, 2019 Memorial Services - Our Commitment to Never Forget!We have made a commitment to Never Forget the events of September 11, 2001 or the tho...september-11-2019-memorial-services-our-commitment-to-never-forget
August 9, 2019WHITE FLAG DAY declared in EWR, BOS, CLE, ORD, DEN, SFO, LAX on 8/9/19Effective as of 2200 CT on August 8, 2019 WHITE FLAG DAY has been declared for August 9, 2019 in EWR...white-flag-day-declared-in-ewr-bos-cle-ord-den-sfo-lax-on-8919
August 9, 2019MEC Central Schedule Committee DSL ReportMEC Central Schedule Committee DSL Reportmec-central-schedule-committee-dsl-report
August 9, 2019MEC Central Schedule Committee SWLOF ReportMEC Central Schedule Committee SWLOF Reportmec-central-schedule-committee-swlof-report
August 9, 2019E-Lines: August 09, 2019Our Deepest Condolences - In Memory of Jerry Butz, September 11 - 2019 Memorial Services – Our Commi...e-lines-august-09-2019
August 8, 2019Jerry Butz; "Good Night, and Good Luck"We are deeply saddened to report that we have learned of the passing of the voice of Dear AFA –...jerry-butz-good-night-and-good-luck
August 7, 2019Out of Base Pick-up and Holiday PayWhen a Flight Attendant picks up “out of base”, that is at another domicile, domestic to internation...out-of-base-pick-up-and-holiday-pay
August 7, 2019PIRC & the Traffic Light System - Should we Serve one more?In one of our more recent editions of E-lines, we reviewed PIRC – the Passenger Incident Review Comm...pirc-the-traffic-light-system-should-we-serve-one-more
August 7, 2019Fidelity Service Center Clarification for Flight Attendant 401(k) PlanIn a recent communication from United Airlines, a Summary of Material Modification to the Flight Att...fidelity-service-center-clarification-for-flight-attendant-401k-plan
August 7, 20192016 – 2021 “New” Reserve Survival Guide Available to DownloadThe MEC Reserve Committee has completed and published the most recent edition of the Reserve Su...2016-2021-new-reserve-survival-guide-available-to-download
August 7, 2019Reminder to Check the Semi-Annual System Seniority List Published July 25, 2019Our Semi-Annual System Seniority List was published as of July 25, 2019.reminder-to-check-the-semi-annual-system-seniority-list-published-july-25-2019
August 7, 2019August 8 Deadline to Apply for September 2019 One and Six-month Special COLAsInflight Scheduling has determined that there will be opportunities to award one month and...august-8-deadline-to-apply-for-september-2019-one-and-six-month-special-colas
August 7, 2019Category I Local Council Elections Nomination Process is UnderwayThe AFA-CWA Category I Local Executive Council election process has begun.category-i-local-council-elections-nomination-process-is-underway
August 7, 20199/11 Memorial Museum Recognizes Flight Crewmembers During 2019 Aviation Week 911-memorial-museum-recognizes-flight-crewmembers-during-2019-aviation-week
August 7, 2019Trip DuplicationWhen the code DUPE RX appears in the Master Schedule of a Flight Attendant, this code indi...trip-duplication
August 7, 2019Preparing for and Acting During any Active Shooter IncidentThe active shooter tragedies that have occurred over the last fourteen hours in El Paso, Texas and D...preparing-for-and-acting-during-any-active-shooter-incident
August 7, 2019AFA Leaders Gathered at the 77th CWA Convention 2019Our AFA-CWA Local Presidents and other Officers gathered in Las Vegas this past week (July 29 - 31, ...afa-leaders-gathered-at-the-77th-cwa-convention-2019
August 6, 2019E-Lines: August 07, 2019AFA Leaders Gathered at the 77th CWA Convention 2019, Preparing for and Acting During an Active Shoo...e-lines-august-07-2019
August 2, 2019MEC Hotel and Transportation Committee ReportThis report lists resolution on issues discussed during the meeting and some responses and chan...mec-hotel-and-transportation-committee-report
August 2, 2019Effective 0545 CT on August 2, 2019, White Flag Declared at SFOEffective at 05:45 CT on August 2nd, 2019, White Flag has been declared at SFO for pairings originat...effective-0545-ct-on-august-2-2019-white-flag-declared-at-sfo
August 2, 2019E-Lines: August 02, 2019Upfront with Ken Diaz - A New MEC President Communication Platform, Public Sessions of 2019 Unite...e-lines-august-02-2019
August 1, 2019August 1st, 2019 has been designated as a WHITE FLAG DAY in EWREffective at 05:50 Central time on August 1st, 2019, White Flag has been declared at EWR.
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August 1, 2019E-Lines: August 01, 2019Upfront with Ken Diaz- A New MEC President Communication Platform  e-lines-august-01-2019
August 1, 2019Upfront with Ken Diaz- A New MEC President Communication PlatformThe United MEC Officers, in conjunction with the United MEC Communications Committee, are pleased to...upfront-with-ken-diaz-a-new-mec-president-communication-platform
July 31, 2019Download iOS Version 12.4 prior to August 12, 2019The latest version of the Link operating system iOS, Version 12.4, is now available for Flight Atten...download-ios-version-124-prior-to-august-12-2019
July 31, 2019Standby ReserveWhen Flight Attendants are required to report to the airport without a specific flight assignment se...standby-reserve
July 31, 2019Reserve Survival Guide Now Available!On behalf of the United Master Executive Council, the MEC Reserve Committee is pleased to provide yo...reserve-survival-guide-now-available
July 31, 2019Pass Travel, Reciprocal Cabin Seat Agreements and KCM while on Special COLAIn terms of pass travel, the negotiated language of Section15 provides that online pass travel ...pass-travel-reciprocal-cabin-seat-agreements-and-kcm-while-on-special-cola
July 31, 2019Union Dues Obligation while on Special COLA Exceeding Ninety DaysFlight Attendants interested in taking the six-month Special COLA are reminded of their obligation t...union-dues-obligation-while-on-special-cola-exceeding-ninety-days
July 31, 2019Cabin Jumpseat (CJA) EtiquetteSection 3.A. of our Contract provides Flight Attendants with the privilege of using the cabin jumpse...cabin-jumpseat-cja-etiquette
July 31, 2019Action Required - FMLA Denial of Eligibility between 5/31/17 and 2/13/19During the period beginning May 31, 2017 through February 13, 2019, an informationtechnology error r...action-required-fmla-denial-of-eligibility-between-53117-and-21319
July 31, 2019Flight Attendant Video Safety Demonstration Positions Change on August 1, 2019The FAA recently published a revision to the Advisory Circular on Passenger Safety Information Brief...flight-attendant-video-safety-demonstration-positions-change-on-august-1-2019
July 31, 2019Personal Drop Applied to Supplement when Remaining PTO Days are InsufficientEffective July 30, 2019, when a Flight Attendant requests PTO for a scheduled pairing, but does not ...personal-drop-applied-to-supplement-when-remaining-pto-days-are-insufficient
July 31, 2019Summer Regular Meeting of the United MEC – August 1 & 2 in Las VegasOur Summer 2019, Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council (MEC) is scheduled to take p...summer-regular-meeting-of-the-united-mec-august-1-2-in-las-vegas
July 31, 201977th Annual CWA Convention is in Session this week in Las Vegas, July 29 – 31The 77th Annual Convention of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) is currently in session at...77th-annual-cwa-convention-is-in-session-this-week-in-las-vegas-july-29-31
July 31, 2019Upfront with Ken Diaz- A New MEC President Communication PlatformThe United MEC Officers, in conjunction with the United MEC Communications Committee, are pleased to...upfront-with-ken-diaz-a-new-mec-president-communication-platform
July 30, 2019E-Lines: July 31, 2019Upfront with Ken Diaz- A New MEC President Communication Platform,77th Annual CWA Convention is in S...e-lines-july-31-2019
July 26, 2019E-Lines: July 26, 201977th Annual Communications Workers of America (CWA) Convention July 29 – 31,Summer Regular Meeting o...e-lines-july-26-2019
July 26, 2019Emotional Support Animal Bites Flight Attendant, AFA Again Calls on DOTThis past Monday, on American Airlines Flight 3506 flying from Dallas-Fort Worth to Piedmont Triad I...emotional-support-animal-bites-flight-attendant-afa-again-calls-on-dot
July 26, 2019Alaska Airlines Reciprocal Cabin Seat Agreement Listing Procedures UnchangedRecently, we have received reports that indicate there may be some confusion as it relates to the pr...alaska-airlines-reciprocal-cabin-seat-agreement-listing-procedures-unchanged
July 26, 2019Action Required - FMLA Denial of Eligibility between 5/31/17 and 2/13/19During the period beginning May 31, 2017 through February 13, 2019, an information technology e...action-required-fmla-denial-of-eligibility-between-53117-and-21319
July 26, 2019New UMNR “app” Implementation – Transfer of Custody Should Occur on AircraftAs career safety professionals, we understand our role in the transfer of custody of Unaccompanied M...new-umnr-app-implementation-transfer-of-custody-should-occur-on-aircraft
July 26, 2019One-month and Six-month Special COLAs available starting September 1, 2019Inflight Scheduling has determined that there will be an opportunity to award one month an...one-month-and-six-month-special-colas-available-starting-september-1-2019
July 26, 2019Maintaining Required Documents – Passports, Visas and FAA Airmen CertificateAs the summer travel season begins to wind down it is an excellent time for Flight Attendants to rev...maintaining-required-documents-passports-visas-and-faa-airmen-certificate
July 26, 2019Out of Base Pick-up of Designated White and Purple Flag PairingsRecently, Flight Attendants have asked for clarification concerning Out of Base (OOB) pick-up when i...out-of-base-pick-up-of-designated-white-and-purple-flag-pairings
July 26, 2019Summer Regular Meeting of the United MEC – August 1 & 2 in Las VegasOur Summer 2019 Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council (MEC) is scheduled to take pl...summer-regular-meeting-of-the-united-mec-august-1-2-in-las-vegas
July 26, 201977th Annual Communications Workers of America (CWA) Convention July 29 – 31The 77th Annual Convention of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) is scheduled to begin Mond...77th-annual-communications-workers-of-america-cwa-convention-july-29-31
July 24, 2019United Announces 20% Profit Sharing Increase ExpectationOn July 18, 2019 United announced the expectations of a profit-sharing payout per participating empl...united-announces-20-profit-sharing-increase-expectation
July 24, 201977th Annual Communications Workers of America Convention July 29 - 31, 2019The 77th Annual Convention of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) is scheduled to take place...77th-annual-communications-workers-of-america-convention-july-29-31-2019
July 24, 2019Hotel Gainsharing – A ReviewSection 5.C. of our JCBA provides Flight Attendants with the ability to be reimbursed a portion of t...hotel-gainsharing-a-review
July 24, 2019Holding Time Limitations While Onboard the AircraftWe are receiving a number of questions in the MEC Office which suggest there may be some confusion o...holding-time-limitations-while-onboard-the-aircraft
July 24, 2019Master List of CCS Codes Including Standby Reserve CodesA comprehensive list of CCS codes seen on our Master Schedule is available from the company’s websit...master-list-of-ccs-codes-including-standby-reserve-codes
July 24, 2019Semi-Annual System Seniority List Published July 25, 2019The Semi-Annual System Seniority List was released as of July 25, 2019. As provided under Section 14...semi-annual-system-seniority-list-published-july-25-2019
July 24, 2019Denied FMLA Eligibility between May 31, 2017 and February 13, 2019On July 12, 2019, we reported to you  that the Union conducted an audit of the hours worke...denied-fmla-eligibility-between-may-31-2017-and-february-13-2019
July 24, 2019Hot Aircraft – Responding to Protect Passengers and CrewSummer is in full-swing and temperatures across our route system continue to rise to record setting ...hot-aircraft-responding-to-protect-passengers-and-crew
July 24, 2019Previously Sent CCS Reserve Acknowledgements Re-Sent in ErrorEarlier today, Reserves began reporting that they were receiving for a second time previou...previously-sent-ccs-reserve-acknowledgements-re-sent-in-error
July 23, 2019E-Lines: July 23, 2019Previously Sent CCS Reserve Acknowledgements Re-Sent in Error, Hot Aircraft – Responding to Pro...e-lines-july-23-2019
July 20, 2019United MEC Summer Regular Meeting August 1 – 3, 2019, Las Vegas, NevadaOur Summer 2019 Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council (MEC) is scheduled to take ...united-mec-summer-regular-meeting-august-1-3-2019-las-vegas-nevada
July 20, 2019Submitting your Monthly Schedule BidsFollowing the award of monthly schedules, it is not unusual for Local Council Officers to receive ...submitting-your-monthly-schedule-bids
July 20, 2019Trip Trading / Picking Up Trips While on Sick LeaveA Flight Attendant may continue trip trading, as provided for in Section 7.I. of our JCBA, while o...trip-trading-picking-up-trips-while-on-sick-leave
July 20, 2019Jury Duty- Flight Attendant Guide Available from Help HubThe Contract language in Section 15.M.1. of our Contract provides specific information on how Flig...jury-duty-flight-attendant-guide-available-from-help-hub
July 20, 2019Contractual Protections When Weather Adversely Impacts the OperationWith recent weather events impacting operations at several bases around the system, Flight Attenda...contractual-protections-when-weather-adversely-impacts-the-operation
July 20, 2019Were you determined to be FMLA ineligible -May 31, 2017 & Feb. 13, 2019On July 12, 2019, we reported to you that during the period beginning May 31, 2017 through Februar...were-you-determined-to-be-fmla-ineligible-may-31-2017-feb-13-2019
July 20, 2019Timeline for Bidding and Awards of September 2019 Special COLAsInflight Scheduling has determined that there will be an opportunity to award one month and six-mo...timeline-for-bidding-and-awards-of-september-2019-special-colas
July 20, 2019Following Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)As we continue flying with each following the operational merge, we’re becoming more comfortable w...following-standard-operating-procedures-sop
July 20, 2019United Airlines (UAL) Announces Second Quarter 2019 Financial ResultsOn July 16, 2019 United announced its second-quarter 2019 financial results- the highest second-qu...united-airlines-ual-announces-second-quarter-2019-financial-results
July 20, 2019Honoring 232: A Call to Ensure a Safe Seat for Passengers at Every AgeOn the 30th remembrance of the United Flight 232 Sioux City crash that killed 111 people including...honoring-232-a-call-to-ensure-a-safe-seat-for-passengers-at-every-age
July 20, 2019Welcome New Hire Class 1923!On Thursday, July 17, 2019, AFA welcomed the 46 graduating Members of class 1923 to the line. Our ...welcome-new-hire-class-1923
July 19, 2019E-Lines: July 19, 2019Welcome New Hire Class 1923!, Honoring 232: A Call to Ensure a Safe Seat for Passengers at Ever...e-lines-july-19-2019
July 19, 2019White Flag Declared at ORD & DEN as of 0400 CT July 19, 2019As of 0400 CT July 19th, 2019 WHITE FLAG has been declared at ORD & DEN
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July 19, 2019MEC Reserve Committee Report - July 19, 2019MEC Reserve Committee Report - July 19, 2019mec-reserve-committee-report-july-19-2019
July 17, 2019Revision #29 Now Available in Manuals App – Effective August 1, 2019Effective August 1, 2019, revision #29 is now available to download via your Manuals app. Details on...revision-29-now-available-in-manuals-app-effective-august-1-2019
July 17, 2019Take the Crew Scheduling Feedback SurveyCrew scheduling is currently conducting a survey that is intended to collect feedback on your experi...take-the-crew-scheduling-feedback-survey
July 17, 2019AFA, ALPA, TTD Join Lawmakers at Fair and Open Skies Act IntroductionAFA, ALPA, and the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO joined lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Wed...afa-alpa-ttd-join-lawmakers-at-fair-and-open-skies-act-introduction
July 17, 2019United MEC Summer Regular Meeting August 1 – 3, 2019 – Las Vegas, NevadaOur Summer 2019 Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council (MEC) is scheduled to take pl...united-mec-summer-regular-meeting-august-1-3-2019-las-vegas-nevada
July 17, 2019Booking Travel to CQ when Traveling from your Home to TrainingFlight Attendants attending required training away from their domicile (Section 11.C.3.)&n...booking-travel-to-cq-when-traveling-from-your-home-to-training
July 17, 2019Visa & Passport Renewal – Passport SurrenderFlight Attendants are required to carry their passport while on any flight assignment. When a Flight...visa-passport-renewal-passport-surrender
July 17, 2019Buddy BiddingFlight Attendants that wish to fly with a friend or particular flying partner have the ability to ut...buddy-bidding
July 17, 2019Partial Trip Ads that Carryover into new Bid Month are ProhibitedFlight Attendants who desire to advertise a portion of their carryover pairing that transits their b...partial-trip-ads-that-carryover-into-new-bid-month-are-prohibited
July 17, 2019Trading Carryover PairingsVery often we receive questions regarding the trading pairings that carryover or “overlap” from one ...trading-carryover-pairings
July 17, 2019London Airports Expect a Series of Strikes this SummerOfficials at Heathrow, Stansted and Gatwick face walkouts and are contingency planning to minimize d...london-airports-expect-a-series-of-strikes-this-summer
July 17, 2019Special COLAs Available for SeptemberInflight Scheduling has determined that there will be an opportunity to award one month and six-mont...special-colas-available-for-september
July 16, 2019E-Lines: July 17, 2019Special COLAs Available for September,London Airports Expect a Series of Strikes this Summer,Trading...e-lines-july-17-2019
July 12, 2019E-Lines: July 12, 2019Technology Error Impacts Eligibility Determination for Family Medical Leave (FML),737 MAX Aircraft O...e-lines-july-12-2019
July 12, 2019United Airlines (UAL) to Announce Second Quarter 2019 Financial ResultsOn Wednesday, July,17 2019 the company will announce its second-quarter 2019 financial results.united-airlines-ual-to-announce-second-quarter-2019-financial-results
July 12, 2019Canada Lengthy Tarmac Delay (LTD) to Mirror U.S. PolicyFlight Attendants on flight assignments which include segments into or out of Canada are encouraged ...canada-lengthy-tarmac-delay-ltd-to-mirror-us-policy
July 12, 201977th Annual Communications Workers of America (CWA) Convention July 29 - 31The 77th Annual Convention of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) is scheduled to take place...77th-annual-communications-workers-of-america-cwa-convention-july-29-31
July 12, 20192Hot2Cold!- Cabin Thermometers Help Provide Data- Contact Your Local CouncilIn the Tuesday, July 9, 2019 E-lines, we reminded Flight Attendants of the importance of report...2hot2cold-cabin-thermometers-help-provide-data-contact-your-local-council
July 12, 2019Domestic & International Legal Rest Waiver Adds FlexibilityThe domestic legal rest provisions of our JCBA requires the protection of a planned legal rest at ho...domestic-international-legal-rest-waiver-adds-flexibility
July 12, 2019RA Day Assignment for End of Month Conflicts (EOM) When BiddingEnd of month (EOM) conflicts can result from the award of your new month schedule which can include ...ra-day-assignment-for-end-of-month-conflicts-eom-when-bidding
July 12, 2019Flight Attendant Fatigue PolicyThe Company Policy on Flight Attendant Fatigue states, “Any Flight Attendant who claims to...flight-attendant-fatigue-policy
July 12, 2019Video Safety Demonstration Positions Changed by FAA Effective August 1, 2019You may recall some number of years ago, management established a policy requiring Flights Attendant...video-safety-demonstration-positions-changed-by-faa-effective-august-1-2019
July 12, 2019737 MAX Aircraft Out of Schedule until November 3, 2019Late in the day on Friday, July 12, 2019, United management announced that the 737 MAX aircraft will...737-max-aircraft-out-of-schedule-until-november-3-2019
July 12, 2019Technology Error Impacts Eligibility Determination for Family Medical LeaveDuring the period beginning May 31, 2017 through February 13, 2019, an information technology e...technology-error-impacts-eligibility-determination-for-family-medical-leave
July 10, 2019Assignment of Pre-0500 Check-ins to ReservesJCBA Section 8.H.5. provides open positions with check-in times between 0001 and 0459, inclusive, wi...assignment-of-pre-0500-check-ins-to-reserves
July 10, 2019Reserve Rotation (A/B) at International Bases is ContractualDuring the negotiations between the Union and the Company leading to the 2016 – 2021 Joint Collectiv...reserve-rotation-ab-at-international-bases-is-contractual
July 10, 2019Report Cabin Temperature Issues Via the 2Hot2Cold! AppIn the summer, cabins can get too hot. If it’s too hot, crew and passengers can experience symp...report-cabin-temperature-issues-via-the-2hot2cold-app
July 10, 2019Safety Checks & Doors – Stop, Drop & Reviewn last week’s edition of E-lines we discussed how Rushing & Distraction Have No P...safety-checks-doors-stop-drop-review
July 10, 2019Purser Pay for Designated Aircraft/MarketAs provided for in our JCBA Flight Attendants working the International Purser position are compensa...purser-pay-for-designated-aircraftmarket
July 10, 2019Out of Base (OOB) Trades of Open Time and Advertised Pick-upsWhile Flight Attendants have unlimited trip trades with and pick ups from, open time in their Base a...out-of-base-oob-trades-of-open-time-and-advertised-pick-ups
July 10, 2019Unexpected Aircraft Changes – How to Fill Open PositionsUnexpected aircraft changes present questions as to how Flight Attendants are to determine their pro...unexpected-aircraft-changes-how-to-fill-open-positions
July 10, 2019MEC Central Schedule Committee DSL ReportMEC Central Schedule Committee DSL Reportmec-central-schedule-committee-dsl-report
July 9, 2019E-Lines: July 10, 2019Unexpected Aircraft Changes- How to Fill Open Positions,Out of Base (OOB) Trades of Open Time and Ad...e-lines-july-10-2019
July 7, 2019White Flag Declared at EWR & IAD for July 7, 2019 as of 01:05A CT 07/07/2019July 7, 2019 has been declared as a WHITE FLAG DAY in EWR and IAD as of 01:05A CT on July 7, 2019.
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July 6, 2019Additional Information for New United Voluntary Benefit OfferingsBeginning July 1, 2019, United launched a new offering of voluntary benefits that goes beyond the ...additional-information-for-new-united-voluntary-benefit-offerings
July 6, 2019Hotel & Transportations Issues – Use AFA Reporting & Avoid United VoicesWhen issues occur with our contractually required hotel & transportation issues, our MEC Hotel...hotel-transportations-issues-use-afa-reporting-avoid-united-voices
July 6, 2019Cabin Jumpseat (CJA) on Weight Restricted Flights – Contractually ProtectedSection 3.A. of our JCBA ensures that Flight Attendants following established procedures when requ...cabin-jumpseat-cja-on-weight-restricted-flights-contractually-protected
July 6, 2019Commuter Policy – Review Listing RequirementsDuring this past week, Flight Attendants have reported issues when trying to utilize the commuter ...commuter-policy-review-listing-requirements
July 6, 2019Quarterly Incentive Compensation Detailed & Paid on July AdviceAs the second quarter of the fiscal year closes, we recommend that Flight Attendants be on the loo...quarterly-incentive-compensation-detailed-paid-on-july-advice
July 6, 2019Passenger Incident Review Committee Intended to Support Flight AttendantsThe Passenger Incident Review Committee, often referred to as PIRC, is a cross-divisional team tha...passenger-incident-review-committee-intended-to-support-flight-attendants
July 6, 2019Rushing & Distraction Have No Place During Cabin Door OperationsThe message from senior management intended to convey “Safety is our number one priority” is appar...rushing-distraction-have-no-place-during-cabin-door-operations
July 5, 2019E-Lines: July 06, 2019Rushing & Distraction Have No Place During Cabin Door Operations,Passenger Incident Review Commi...e-lines-july-06-2019
July 2, 2019E-Lines: July 02, 2019Satellite Base Transfer Acceptance Required by 2359 CT Tonight,767-300 (76L) Important Safety Emerge...e-lines-july-02-2019
July 2, 2019Celebrating Our Independence - July 4th, 2019In observance of Independence Day 2019, let’s salute our nation and feel proud to be part of this pr...celebrating-our-independence-july-4th-2019
July 2, 2019MEC Reserve Committee Report - June 2019The MEC Reserve Committee’s most recent report detailing the work of the Reserve Committee...mec-reserve-committee-report-june-2019
July 2, 2019Safeguarding Unaccompanied MinorsThe multi-month, cross divisional effort to safeguard the high volume of unaccompanied minors entr...safeguarding-unaccompanied-minors
July 2, 2019Reserve Opportunity to Pick Up Open Flying to Prevent DraftingOur JCBA provides Reserves with a number of opportunities to increase their monthly earnings by vo...reserve-opportunity-to-pick-up-open-flying-to-prevent-drafting
July 2, 2019Keeping Families TogetherFlight Attendants have directly been affected in the course of our work by changes to immigration ...keeping-families-together
July 2, 2019767-300 (76L) Important Safety Emergency Differences - AC #6684, #6685 & 6686Flight Attendants are strongly encouraged by your MEC Safety, Health & Security Committee to r...767-300-76l-important-safety-emergency-differences-ac-6684-6685-6686
July 2, 2019Satellite Base Transfer Acceptance Required by 2359 CT TonightAcceptance of awarded transfers to one of the recently announced Satellite Bases at MCO, PHX and S...satellite-base-transfer-acceptance-required-by-2359-ct-tonight
June 30, 2019MEC Central Schedule Committee DSL ReportMEC Central Schedule Committee DSL Reportmec-central-schedule-committee-dsl-report
June 28, 2019E-Lines: June 28, 2019Removal of Awarded Personal Drop Indicator Resolution,Deadline to Accept Satellite Base Transfers Tu...e-lines-june-28-2019
June 28, 2019AFA Remembers Pride Month & Condemns Administration Attacks on LGBTQIA+ PersonsToday is the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots; when a police raid led to backlash that fueled...afa-remembers-pride-month-condemns-administration-attacks-on-lgbtqia-persons
June 28, 2019New Benefit Offerings Beyond Medical, Dental & VisionBeginning on July 1, 2019, United will launch a new offering of voluntary benefits that go beyond th...new-benefit-offerings-beyond-medical-dental-vision
June 28, 2019United MEC Summer Regular Meeting August 1– 3, 2019 – Las Vegas, NevadaOur Summer 2019 Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council (MEC) is scheduled to take pl...united-mec-summer-regular-meeting-august-1-3-2019-las-vegas-nevada
June 28, 201977th Annual Communications Workers of America (CWA) Convention July 29 -31, 2019The 77th Annual Convention of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) is scheduled to take place...77th-annual-communications-workers-of-america-cwa-convention-july-29-31-2019
June 28, 2019Paid Holiday Reminder - July 1 and July 4, 2019, HKG & U. S. DomicilesAs designated on the following chart, July 1and July 4, 2019 are designated in our JCBA as paid...paid-holiday-reminder-july-1-and-july-4-2019-hkg-u-s-domiciles
June 28, 2019Absence Certificate Required for Absences July 1 – July 7, 2019As provided for in Section 13.C.4. of the JCBA, management has advised AFA that ...absence-certificate-required-for-absences-july-1-july-7-2019
June 28, 2019Deadline to Accept Satellite Base Transfers, Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 2359 CTLast week, the company awarded transfers to satellite bases at Orlando, FL (MCO), Phoenix, AZ (PHX) ...deadline-to-accept-satellite-base-transfers-tuesday-july-2-2019-at-2359-ct
June 28, 2019Removal of Awarded Personal Drop Indicator ResolutionSection 7.M. of the JCBA (Personal Drops) provides Flight Attendants with the ability to drop a trip...removal-of-awarded-personal-drop-indicator-resolution
June 25, 2019E-Lines: June 25, 2019Satellite Base Transfer Awards Effective September Bid Month,Seniority Option,Taxi Reimbursement Cla...e-lines-june-25-2019
June 25, 2019One Month Special COLA for August 2019 with Medical Benefits at Active RatesInflight Scheduling has determined that there will be an opportunity to award one month Special COLA...one-month-special-cola-for-august-2019-with-medical-benefits-at-active-rates
June 25, 2019Download 2Hot2Cold! AppIn the summer, cabins can get too hot. If it’s too hot, crew and passengers can experience symp...download-2hot2cold-app
June 25, 2019One Hour Transaction Withdrawal is Not Applicable During Self-AdjustmentsEnd of month adjustments are necessary when a Flight Attendant’s new month schedule conflicts with t...one-hour-transaction-withdrawal-is-not-applicable-during-self-adjustments
June 25, 2019Calculating Holiday Pay for HKG & U. S. Domiciles for July 2019 HolidaysOur Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement (JCBA) requires that Flight Attendants receive additional ...calculating-holiday-pay-for-hkg-u-s-domiciles-for-july-2019-holidays
June 25, 2019Taxi Reimbursement ClarificationSection 5.D.2. of our JCBA outlines the time period where contractual cab reimbursement may be claim...taxi-reimbursement-clarification
June 25, 2019Seniority OptionThe question of whether or not a more senior Flight Attendant has the ability to senior opt a more j...seniority-option
June 25, 2019Satellite Base Transfer Awards Effective September Bid MonthOn Monday June 24, 2019 Satellite Base transfers were awarded and lists were published. satellite-base-transfer-awards-effective-september-bid-month
June 21, 2019E-Lines: June 21, 2019Introducing Crew Scheduling Call Support Representatives,When Traveling on Revenue Tickets are we El...e-lines-june-21-2019
June 21, 2019AFA Testifies Before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Sub-CommitteeOn June 19, 2019, AFA testified before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Sub-Committee on ...afa-testifies-before-the-house-transportation-and-infrastructure-sub-committee
June 21, 2019Final Opportunity to Request Satellite Base TransferSatellite bases at MCO, PHX and SAN are slated to open for the September 2019 Flight Attendant ...final-opportunity-to-request-satellite-base-transfer
June 21, 2019Sick Leave Administration and CompensationSick Leave Compensation is an area of our JCBA that both Lineholder and Reserve Flight Attendants co...sick-leave-administration-and-compensation
June 21, 2019Remaining 2019 Pride EventsAFA-CWA supports all LGBTQ Flight Attendants and workers as we fight for protections on the job and ...remaining-2019-pride-events
June 21, 2019Did You Know - Dual Boarding Using Air Stairs at Aft Entry Doors – No SOP Existsnflight Safety, Airport Operations and AFA are currently in discussions to review the development of...did-you-know-dual-boarding-using-air-stairs-at-aft-entry-doors-no-sop-exists
June 21, 2019When Traveling on Revenue Tickets are we Eligible for the Commuter Program?Recently, and as summer passenger loads increase, those of us commuting to work by air have found it...when-traveling-on-revenue-tickets-are-we-eligible-for-the-commuter-program
June 21, 2019Introducing Crew Scheduling Call Support RepresentativesEffective Saturday, June 22, Inflight Crew Scheduling will roll out a pilot program that is intended...introducing-crew-scheduling-call-support-representatives
June 21, 2019MEC Reserve Committee Report - June 21, 2019MEC Reserve Committee Report - June 21, 2019mec-reserve-committee-report-june-21-2019
June 19, 2019Cabin Air Safety Act of 2019 - HR2208 and S1112Along with our Government Affairs Committees, we collectivelycelebrate our success this year when th...cabin-air-safety-act-of-2019-hr2208-and-s1112
June 19, 2019Satellite Base Transfer Request Deadline, Monday, June 24, 0800 (CST)Satellite bases at MCO, PHX and SAN are slated to open for the September 2019 Flight Attendant Sched...satellite-base-transfer-request-deadline-monday-june-24-0800-cst
June 19, 2019Contractual Holiday Pay – HKG & U. S. Domiciles for July, 2019Our Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement (JCBA) requires that Flight Attendants receive additional ...contractual-holiday-pay-hkg-u-s-domiciles-for-july-2019
June 19, 2019Absence Certificate Required July 1 - July 7, 2019Flight Attendants who place themselves on sick leave during the period starting July 1, 2019 - ...absence-certificate-required-july-1-july-7-2019
June 19, 2019Personal Time Off (PTO) – Seniority Awards from an AllocationPersonal Time Off (PTO) among the contractually negotiated schedule flexibility options provided for...personal-time-off-pto-seniority-awards-from-an-allocation
June 19, 2019Irregularities Impacting Call Wait Times – A Review of Self-Help ProceduresThis past weekend, severe weather impacted operations across the system. As a result, there were som...irregularities-impacting-call-wait-times-a-review-of-self-help-procedures
June 18, 2019E-Lines: June 19, 2019Irregularities Impacting Call Wait Times - A Review of Self-Help Procedures,Personal Time Off (PTO) ...e-lines-june-19-2019
June 14, 2019E-Lines: June 14, 2019Welcome New Hire Class 1922!,Absence Certificate Required for Absences July 1 – July 7,Transfer Awar...e-lines-june-14-2019
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