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April 19, 2021United adds summer flightsApr 18 - United Airlines is adding flights to Iceland, Croatia and Greece for the summer. Inter...united-adds-summer-flights
April 18, 2021United Airlines said it was just PR. The CDC says airlines are full of itApr 18 - Thinking of recommencing business travel? The CDC would like you to consider that airl...united-airlines-said-it-was-just-pr-the-cdc-says-airlines-are-full-of-it
April 18, 2021Two United Airlines Hubs Plan Summer Runway ImprovementsApr 18 - Two major US airports are planning summer runway improvements. As airlines plan a ramp...two-united-airlines-hubs-plan-summer-runway-improvements
April 18, 2021Airline Executives Cast Doubt on European Summer FlyingApr 18 - Two United Airlines Hubs Plan Summer Runway Improvements International travel demand c...airline-executives-cast-doubt-on-european-summer-flying
April 17, 2021Electrical Fire At O’Hare International Airport Closes Pedestrian TunnelApr 17 - A fire broke out in a pedestrian tunnel at O’Hare International Airport Saturday morni...electrical-fire-at-ohare-international-airport-closes-pedestrian-tunnel
April 16, 2021DSU, United Airlines Announce PartnershipApr 16 - Delaware State University and United Airlines announced their partnership today for th...dsu-united-airlines-announce-partnership
April 16, 2021April is World Autism MonthApr 16 - April is World Autism Month, dedicated to increasing awareness about Autism Spectrum D...april-is-world-autism-month
April 16, 2021AFA E-Lines: April 16, 2021Flight Attendant Fatigue Risk Management Program, Airlines Say “No” to CDC Guidance on&nbs...afa-e-lines-april-16-2021
April 16, 2021Airlines Say “No” to CDC Guidance in Blocking Middle SeatsApr 16 - A newly published report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found...airlines-say-no-to-cdc-guidance-in-blocking-middle-seats
April 16, 2021Flight Attendant Fatigue Risk Management ProgramApr 16 - In a joint statement today by United AFA President Ken Diaz, and United SVP Inflight S...flight-attendant-fatigue-risk-management-program
April 16, 2021EAP/Professional Standards and Additional StressApr 16 - AFA's Employee Assistance Program/Professional Standards (EAP/PS) program helps our Me...eapprofessional-standards-and-additional-stress
April 16, 2021Spring 2021 Regular Master Executive Council (MEC) Meeting & RegistrationApr 16 - The Spring 2021 Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council will take place...spring-2021-regular-master-executive-council-mec-meeting-registration
April 16, 2021Vacation Fly Through Options and PayApr 16 - Flight Attendants interested in electing to Fly Through their vacations are encouraged...vacation-fly-through-options-and-pay
April 16, 2021Second Trimester CQ CBT Due April 29 2359CTApr 16 - The CBT for the second trimester is now available for completion and is required to be...second-trimester-cq-cbt-due-april-29-2359ct
April 16, 2021Potential Weekend of Civil Protests – Remain AwareApr 16 - If you are flying this weekend, be sure to remain informed about any local protests th...potential-weekend-of-civil-protests-remain-aware
April 15, 2021American Airlines ramps up domestic summer schedule to nearly pre-pandemic levelApr 15 - American plans to operate 90% of its summer 2019 domestic capacity and 80% of its inte...american-airlines-ramps-up-domestic-summer-schedule-to-nearly-pre-pandemic-level
April 15, 2021Major Airlines Signal Rejection of New CDC Guidance About Middle SeatsApr 15 - Delta, American, United, and other major airlines signal rejection of new CDC guidance sayi...major-airlines-signal-rejection-of-new-cdc-guidance-about-middle-seats
April 14, 2021Hundreds of business leaders, celebs sign statement against voting restrictionsApr 14 - Hundreds of corporations and executives released a statement Wednesday in opposition ...hundreds-of-business-leaders-celebs-sign-statement-against-voting-restrictions
April 14, 2021More airlines fill middle seats — going against CDC advice to reduce COVID-19Apr 14 - The number of people traveling by air has increased substantially, to the highest lev...more-airlines-fill-middle-seats-going-against-cdc-advice-to-reduce-covid-19
April 13, 2021J&J Vaccine and Blood Clots: The Risks, if Any, Are Very LowApr 13 - Out of an “abundance of caution,” the F.D.A. is advising doctors to pause the Johnson &...jj-vaccine-and-blood-clots-the-risks-if-any-are-very-low
April 13, 2021Fake Covid-19 Certificates Hit Airlines, Which Now Have To Police ThemApr 13 - Airlines are battling a scourge of passengers traveling with falsified Covid-19 health...fake-covid-19-certificates-hit-airlines-which-now-have-to-police-them
April 13, 2021As United Airlines Acts On Diversity And Carbon Emissions...Apr 13 - "As United Airlines Acts On Diversity And Carbon Emissions, Tucker Carlson Squawks An...as-united-airlines-acts-on-diversity-and-carbon-emissions
April 13, 2021E-Lines: April 13, 2021CQ Self Scheduling Clarification, Maximum Duty Time Limitations, Reassignment & Resched...e-lines-april-13-2021
April 13, 2021AFA Interactive “Have you been vaccinated?”April 13 - Since the first vaccines were approved, we’ve been advocating for Flight Attendants ...afa-interactive-have-you-been-vaccinated
April 13, 2021Reassignment & Rescheduling from Deadhead to Working StatusApr 13 - Throughout the course of our duty day situations may arise that change our pairing. Un...reassignment-rescheduling-from-deadhead-to-working-status
April 13, 2021Maximum Duty Time LimitationsApr 13 - Understanding how to calculate and track your Maximum Duty Time is an important tool to hav...maximum-duty-time-limitations
April 13, 2021CQ Self Scheduling ClarificationApr 13 - The demand for requalification and continuing qualification classes has created a need...cq-self-scheduling-clarification
April 13, 2021Despite big travel numbers, airlines aren't roaring back yetApr 13 - Leisure air travel in the United States is on track to recover much more quickly than ...despite-big-travel-numbers-airlines-arent-roaring-back-yet
April 13, 2021UAL partners with global firms to finance the use of fuel derived from trashApr 13 - United Airlines is partnering with global firms including Nike and Siemens to finance ...ual-partners-with-global-firms-to-finance-the-use-of-fuel-derived-from-trash
April 12, 2021Southwest Bringing Back 3,000 Crew Members for SummerApr 12 - Southwest Airlines is bringing back nearly 3,000 crew members for what it expects to b...southwest-bringing-back-3000-crew-members-for-summer
April 12, 2021United Airlines Seeks To Raise $10.75bn As Revenue ImprovesApr 12 - While core cash burn improved significantly from the fourth quarter of 2020 to the first qu...united-airlines-seeks-to-raise-1075bn-as-revenue-improves
April 12, 2021COVID vaccine passports: More cruise lines and airlines climb aboardApr 12 - Documentation that proves your COVID vaccination will be a big part of postpandemic travel,...covid-vaccine-passports-more-cruise-lines-and-airlines-climb-aboard
April 12, 2021United Airlines Stock Is Falling Because Revenues Are Looking WeakerApr 12 - United’s cash position looks healthy. It has $21 billion in available liquidity, and i...united-airlines-stock-is-falling-because-revenues-are-looking-weaker
April 12, 2021United Airlines to repay some of its US government bailoutApr 12 - Carrier taps investors for $9bn and says it will pay off a $520m portion of its debt t...united-airlines-to-repay-some-of-its-us-government-bailout
April 11, 2021Why Doesn't Everyone Follow United's Big Announcement?Apr 11 - After 14 Long Months, United Airlines Just Made a Big Announcement. Why Doesn't Every...why-doesnt-everyone-follow-uniteds-big-announcement
April 11, 2021100+ Executives Consider Freezing Donations Over Laws Curbing VotingApr 11 - More than 100 corporate executives and leaders gathered on a Zoom call Saturday to d...100-executives-consider-freezing-donations-over-laws-curbing-voting
April 11, 2021French lawmakers approve a ban on short domestic flightsApr 11 - French lawmakers voted late on Saturday to abolish domestic flights on routes than can...french-lawmakers-approve-a-ban-on-short-domestic-flights
April 9, 2021Boeing's 737 Max has a new problem that will ground some of the jets againApr 9 - Boeing announced a new problem with the troubled 737 Max -- this time, the issue is wit...boeings-737-max-has-a-new-problem-that-will-ground-some-of-the-jets-again
April 9, 2021United Airlines New Controversial New Customer Feedback ProgramApr 9 - United Airlines is taking an interesting new approach to feedback. With this, the airli...united-airlines-new-controversial-new-customer-feedback-program
April 9, 2021Amazon Workers Vote Down Union Drive at Alabama WarehouseApr 9 - The company’s decisive victory deals a crushing blow to organized labor, which had hope...amazon-workers-vote-down-union-drive-at-alabama-warehouse
April 9, 2021Association of Flight Attendants Scholarship Fund Deadline April 10Apr 9 - The Association of Flight Attendants Scholarship Fund is intended to provide financial ...association-of-flight-attendants-scholarship-fund-deadline-april-10
April 9, 2021April is National Alcohol Awareness MonthApr 9 - April is National Alcohol Awareness Month.april-is-national-alcohol-awareness-month
April 9, 2021Protecting our Democracy — Protecting Union RightsApr 9 - Voting rights are under attack nationwide as states pass voter suppression laws. These ...protecting-our-democracy-protecting-union-rights
April 9, 2021Passport Renewal ProceduresApr 9 - Please be aware that passport renewal procedures are frequently changing because of the...passport-renewal-procedures
April 9, 2021Wear Your Union Pin – Solidarity MattersApr 9 - Wear Your Union Pin – Solidarity Matters.wear-your-union-pin-solidarity-matters
April 9, 2021Covid 19 - Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) WaiverApr 9 - Trade Related aspects of Intellectual Property, universally known as TRIPS, is a m...covid-19-trade-related-aspects-of-intellectual-property-rights-trips-waiver
April 9, 2021System Transfers Awarded TodayApr 9 - System transfers with a June 2021 effective date were processed today DEN, DEN-GER, EWR...system-transfers-awarded-today
April 9, 2021Hotel Layover Safety – Don’t Post on Social MediaApr 9 - We have been made aware of instances where some Flight Attendants have been posting inf...hotel-layover-safety-dont-post-on-social-media
April 9, 2021Kirby Optimistic About United’s FutureApr 9 - Scott Kirby currently opines that United Airlines international and business travel wil...kirby-optimistic-about-uniteds-future
April 9, 2021United’s Controversial Feedback ProgramApr 9 -  We are hearing concerns from Members and receiving questions asking about the specific...uniteds-controversial-feedback-program
April 9, 2021United Temporarily Grounds 16 737 MAX AircraftApr 9 - This morning, United learned Boeing had advised 16 airlines that fly the 737 MAX of a t...united-temporarily-grounds-16-737-max-aircraft
April 9, 2021E-Lines: April 09, 2021United Temporarily Grounds 16 737 MAX Aircraft, United’s Controversial New Feedback Program, Kirby ...e-lines-april-09-2021
April 8, 2021Exclusive: How American Airlines Is Looking At The Alaska Airlines PartnershipApr 8 - To learn a little more about how that alliance developed through the crisis and the fut...exclusive-how-american-airlines-is-looking-at-the-alaska-airlines-partnership
April 8, 2021United Airlines workers protest potential layoffsApr 8 - United Airlines workers protest potential layoffs after company received billions in C...united-airlines-workers-protest-potential-layoffs
April 8, 2021Airline Startups Want a Piece of Post-Covid TravelApr 8 - The worst crisis in aviation history isn’t over, but new airlines are already sizing up...airline-startups-want-a-piece-of-post-covid-travel
April 8, 2021A new airline is launching, focusing on smaller airportsApr 8 - Avelo Airlines, a budget carrier that launches today and begins service April 28.a-new-airline-is-launching-focusing-on-smaller-airports
April 6, 2021E-Lines: April 06, 2021Local Council Meetings in Advance of Spring 2021 Regular MEC Meeting, United’s “Better Boarding”, Sp...e-lines-april-06-2021
April 6, 2021Local Council Meetings in Advance of Spring 2021 Regular MEC MeetingApr 6- Local AFA Councils across the system will be conducting Local Meetings which have been s...local-council-meetings-in-advance-of-spring-2021-regular-mec-meeti
April 6, 2021COVID-19 Vaccination POD opens at IAHApr 6- IAH becomes the newest location to open a Point of Distribution (POD) for COVID-19 vacci...covid-19-vaccination-pod-opens-at-iah
April 6, 2021Special COLAs AwardedApr 6- The company processed requests for Special COLAs to those who had submitted requests.  I...april-special-colas-awarded
April 6, 2021Spring Turbulence and Seat Belt Compliance CheckApr 6- As a reminder in advance of the anticipated challenges of Spring and Summer flying, our ...spring-turbulence-and-seat-belt-compliance-check
April 6, 2021United Airlines 95th Birthday!Apr 6- United Airlines came from somewhat humble beginnings when William Boeing founded Boeing ...united-airlines-95th-birthday
April 6, 2021We Applaud United’s Statement on the Integrity of Democratic VotingApr 6-  Part of our Union’s job is to speak out when managements’ action or decisions do not co...we-applaud-uniteds-statement-on-the-integrity-of-democratic-voting
April 6, 2021Reserve ReviewApr 6- Reserve Flight Attendants are encouraged to review and have a working knowledge of our C...reserve-review
April 6, 2021United’s “Better Boarding”Apr 6- Quietly, without much fanfare or attention, United announced a return to “Better Boardin...uniteds-better-boarding
April 3, 2021Delta spent the pandemic earning goodwill. It might be about to vanish.Apr 3 - Delta Air Lines and CEO Ed Bastian are facing boycotts in response to Georgia's new con...delta-spent-the-pandemic-earning-goodwill-it-might-be-about-to-vanish
April 2, 2021Texas Senate advances bill limiting how and when voters can cast ballots...Apr 2 - Senate Bill 7 is at the forefront of Texas Republicans’ crusade to further restrict vot...texas-senate-advances-bill-limiting-how-and-when-voters-can-cast-ballots
April 2, 2021A Vaccine Passport Is the New Golden Ticket as the World ReopensApr 2 -  Companies and countries that depend on travel or large gatherings are counting on...a-vaccine-passport-is-the-new-golden-ticket-as-the-world-reopens
April 2, 2021The next vaccine challenge: Building a workable 'passport' appApr 2 - Tech companies, nonprofits and state agencies are racing to build digital vaccine certi...the-next-vaccine-challenge-building-a-workable-passport-app
April 2, 2021CDC: Fully vaccinated people can travel in U.S. without tests or quarantinesApr 2 - People who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 can travel freely in the U.S., as long...cdc-fully-vaccinated-people-can-travel-in-us-without-tests-or-quarantines
April 2, 2021What Georgia's Voting Law Really DoesApr 2 - The New York Times analyzed the state’s new 98-page voting law and identified 16 key provisi...what-georgias-voting-law-really-does
April 2, 2021Vaccinated Americans are free to travel but should still take precautionsApr 2 -  Americans who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 can travel “at low risk to th...vaccinated-americans-are-free-to-travel-but-should-still-take-precautions
April 2, 2021E-Lines: April 02, 2021May Special COLA Bidding Closes April 5 at 8:00 AM CT, Work Positions on Operational Pairings, COVID...e-lines-april-02-2021
April 2, 2021Easter – A Season of Hope, Renewal and OptimismApr 2 - This Sunday, millions will celebrate Easter.  Perhaps, this year we can draw paral...easter-a-season-of-hope-renewal-and-optimism
April 2, 2021Interline Travel Exception While on Special COLA Expired March 31, 2021Apr 2 - Interline Travel Exception While on Special COLA Expired March 31, 2021interline-travel-exception-while-on-special-cola-expired-march-31-2021
April 2, 2021AFA Voluntary Supplemental Insurance Benefits Enrollment Closes April 16Apr 2 - AFA, through the vendors with whom we have relationships, routinely surveys the insuran...afa-voluntary-supplemental-insurance-benefits-enrollment-closes-april-16
April 2, 2021IRS 2021 Tax Deadlines Extended & Exclusion of Unemployment CompensationApr 2 - In continued response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) a...irs-2021-tax-deadlines-extended-exclusion-of-unemployment-compensation
April 2, 2021United Updates “UMNR” App and Adds “Help Hub” link in CCSApr 2 - United updated their “UMNR” app on April 1, 2021 and, as a result, the current version ...united-updates-umnr-app-and-adds-help-hub-link-in-ccs
April 2, 2021COVID-19 Testing/Health Forms Requirement & Updated Country RestrictionsApr 2 - In two Scheduling Alerts from March 31, 2021 as well as an Safety Alert dated Apri...covid-19-testinghealth-forms-requirement-updated-country-restrictions
April 2, 2021Work Positions on Operational PairingsApr 2 - Operational Pairings, which can typically be identified as pairings in the 8000 - 9000 ...work-positions-on-operational-pairings
April 2, 2021May Special COLA Bidding Closes April 5 at 8:00 AM CTApr 2 - The deadline to submit for the May Special COLA (One-, Two-, and Three-Month Durations)...may-special-cola-bidding-closes-april-5-at-800-am-ct
April 1, 2021Fort Lauderdale airport reopens after ‘suspicious wires’ probeApr 1 - Fort Lauderdale airport reopens after ‘suspicious wires’ probe causes delays and traffi...fort-lauderdale-airport-reopens-after-suspicious-wires-probe
March 30, 2021Cabin Jumpseat Authority (CJA) In-Depth ReviewMar 30 - An in-depth review, clarification and resource of our reciprocal cabin jumpseat agreements,...reciprocal-cabin-jumpseat-in-depth-review
March 30, 2021E-Lines: March 30, 2021Second Trimester 2021 CBT Completion Deadline, Local Council Meeting in Advance of Spring 2021 Regu...e-lines-march-30-2021
March 30, 2021Flight attendants in limbo as United prepares to close its Seattle crew baseMar 30 - The Seattle Times: Barely a year after making Seattle a base for flight attendants, United...flight-attendants-in-limbo-as-united-prepares-to-close-its-seattle-crew-base
March 30, 2021United Returns to JFKMar 30 - United has made the strategic decision to resume operations in New York at JFK. This m...united-returns-to-jfk
March 30, 2021Update Your Contact Information on CCS and Flying TogetherMar 30 - Given the recent changes in status for many of our Members driven largely by the COVID...update-your-contact-information-on-ccs-and-flying-together
March 30, 2021Second Trimester 2021 CBT Completion DeadlineMar 30 - The current Second Trimester 2021 CBT is due on April 29, 2021.  In the even...second-trimester-2021-cbt-completion-deadline
March 30, 2021Local Council Meetings in Advance of Spring 2021 Regular MEC MeetingMar 30 - Throughout the month of April, our Local Council leaders across the system will be con...local-council-meeting-in-advance-of-spring-2021-regular-mec-meeting
March 30, 2021Scholarship RemindersMar 30 - The deadline to submit for educational scholarships is fast approaching. As a reminder...scholarship-reminders
March 27, 2021United Airlines Lights Up New York City SkyscrapersMar 27 - If you’re in New York City this evening, look up at the skyline. United will light two...united-airlines-lights-up-new-york-city-skyscrapers
March 26, 2021E-Lines: March 26, 2021Onboard Service Enhancement Response, May 1- 2- & 3-month Special COLA Deadline Extended to Apri...e-lines-march-26-2021
March 26, 2021May 1-2-3-month Special COLA Deadline Extended to April 5 at 8:00 AM CTMar 26 - May 1-2-3-month Special COLA Deadline Extended to April 5 at 8:00 AM CTmay-1-2-3-month-special-cola-deadline-extended-to-april-5-at-800-am-ct
March 26, 2021Line Trade and Reserve Restoration of Days OffMar 26 - We have received questions from some Flight Attendants about the proper sequence that ...line-trade-and-reserve-restoration-of-days-off
March 26, 2021United Virtual ChatMar 26 - Currently the chat may be used for Crew Scheduling (24/7), FAST (hours vary by departm...united-virtual-chat
March 26, 2021Scheduling Options for Extended Layovers and Updated Country RestrictionsMar 26 - The company announced in one of two Scheduling Alerts this week that the combination o...scheduling-options-for-extended-layovers-and-updated-country-restrictions
March 26, 2021COBUS – COVID-19 Vaccination Opportunity for Licensed Registered NursesMar 26 - The agreement provides for up to 20 qualified COBUS Flight Attendants who are licensed...cobus-covid-19-vaccination-opportunity-for-licensed-registered-nurses
March 26, 2021JFK Service Begins March 28Mar 26 - After a delayed commencement, United is set to return to JFK airport this Sunday, Marc...jfk-service-begins-march-28
March 26, 2021Martin Walsh – Labor Secretary ConfirmedMar 26 -  The Senate confirmed Martin Walsh, the mayor of Boston, and a former leader of the ci...martin-walsh-labor-secretary-confirmed
March 26, 2021Women in History – Sara NelsonMar 26 - Women: Join Unions, Run Unions. Sara is a prime example of women in leadership and Uni...women-in-history-sara-nelson
March 26, 2021Onboard Service Enhancement ResponseMar 26 - To the point we were calling out in our prior article, it’s about how the introdu...onboard-service-enhancement-response
March 23, 202110 people killed after gunman opens fire at Boulder, Colorado, grocery storeMar 23 - Our AFA Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is always available and completely conf...10-people-killed-after-gunman-opens-fire-at-boulder-colorado-grocery-store
March 23, 2021AFA E-Lines: March 23, 2021Real Time Survey - Real Time Issues, Snacking and Demasking, Mask Exemption SSR Code Clarifi...afa-e-lines-march-23-2021
March 23, 2021Easter Monday Paid Holiday U.K.Mar 23 - Trips originating in the United Kingdom that touch the designated Easter Monday holida...easter-monday-paid-holiday-uk
March 23, 2021May Special COLAs Available (1/2/3 months)Mar 23 - United announced they would be offering Special COLAs beginning May 2021. The duration...may-special-colas-available-123-months
March 23, 2021U.K. Travel UpdateMar 23 - As travel begins to resume to more international destinations, it is important to reme...uk-travel-update
March 23, 2021Mask Exemption SSR Code Clarification (PPEX)Mar 23 - The recent announcement about customer mask exemptions and the SSR Code has left some ...mask-exemption-ssr-code-clarification-ppex
March 23, 2021Snacking and DemaskingMar 23 - Despite the mask requirements at both the federal and company level, Flight Attendants...snacking-and-demasking
March 23, 2021Real Time Survey - Real Time IssuesMar 23 - Management announced their decision to launch a new customer feedback program. While the pr...real-time-survey-real-time-issues
March 22, 2021Analysts cheer ‘surprisingly positive’ AstraZeneca U.S. trial dataMar 22 - Health-care analysts welcomed AstraZeneca’s findings of hotly anticipated late-st...analysts-cheer-surprisingly-positive-astrazeneca-us-trial-data
March 21, 2021System Outage Affects Easy Chat UsageA system issue is affecting Easy Chat functionality.  All departments, all stations are impacte...system-outage-affects-easy-chat-usage
March 19, 2021Standing with APALA to Prevent the Spread of Violence & HateMar 19 - This week, we witnessed another senseless attack by a gunman targeting innocent citize...standing-with-apala-to-prevent-the-spread-of-violence-hate
March 19, 2021E-Lines: March 19, 2021Standing with APALA to Prevent the Spread of Violence & Hate, Webmail Update to Duo App, A...e-lines-march-19-2021
March 19, 2021MEC Officer Letter - APALA Letter of SupportMar 19 - This week we witnessed another senseless attack by a gunman targeting innocent citizens. Ei...mec-officer-letter-apala-letter-of-support
March 19, 2021Training: CQ vs RQ and Completing CBTsMar 19 - All active flight attendants are now encouraged to schedule their CQ training in their due ...training-cq-vs-rq-and-completing-cbts
March 19, 2021Women's History Month - Ruth Bader GinsburgMar 19 - Joan Ruth Bader Ginsburg, also known as The Notorious RBG, has done more than anyone e...womens-history-month-ruth-bader-ginsburg
March 19, 2021Webmail Update to Duo Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) AppMar 19 - While many of our flying partners were on furlough status, the company updated how we ...webmail-update-to-duolingo
March 19, 2021Restoration of Reserve Days of Availability - 16 Day Off Reserve LinesMar 19 - Flight Attendants awarded a Reserve line for April 2021 having more than the minimum n...restoration-of-reserve-days-of-availability-16-day-off-reserve-lines
March 19, 2021Why Amazon Unionization MattersMar 19 - Currently, almost 6,000 workers at an Amazon Warehouse near Birmingham, Alabama are vo...why-amazon-unionization-matters
March 17, 2021MEC Hotel & Transportation Committee ReportMEC Hotel & Transportation Committee Reportmec-hotel-transportation-committee-report
March 16, 2021AFA E-Lines: March 16, 2021April Reserve Numbers Revised, Delay or Cancellation Notification to Flight Attendants, Voluntar...afa-e-lines-march-16-2021
March 16, 2021Delay or Cancellation Notification to Flight AttendantsMar 16 -  Section 7.X. of our Contract provides that if a delay or cancellation is known t...delay-or-cancellation-notification-to-flight-attendants
March 16, 2021Voluntary Benefits Enrollment Now OpenMar 16 -  Open enrollment for AFA Voluntary Supplemental Benefits begins on March 15 and e...voluntary-benefits-enrollment-now-open-approved-benefits
March 16, 2021Cart Safety ReminderMar 16 -  As a reminder, cart safety and the proper handling of these tools, is critical i...cart-safety-reminder
March 16, 2021Flight Attendant Drug and Alcohol Program (FADAP)Mar 16 - The Flight Attendant Drug and Alcohol Program (FADAP) website provides infor...flight-attendant-drug-and-alcohol-program-fadap
March 16, 2021Scholarship Opportunity RemindersMar 16 -  Flight Attendants and their families are reminded of the following scholars...scholarship-opportunity-reminders
March 16, 2021Inclement Weather RemindersMar 16 - When commuting in to work becomes unsafe or impossible you are covered by the Commuter...inclement-weather-reminders
March 16, 2021April Reserve Numbers RevisedMar 16 - As Bids close tomorrow, March 17, we encourage you to review the priority message Crew...april-reserve-numbers-revised
March 16, 2021From Stewardess to Flight Attendant: 80 Years of Sophistication and SexismMar 16 - Tracing the timeline of the profession since the 1930's.from-stewardess-to-flight-attendant-80-years-of-sophistication-and-sexism
March 16, 2021FAA Extends Zero Tolerance Policy for Unruly PassengersMar 16 - The FAA announced that it will extend the zero tolerance policy for unruly&n...faa-extends-zero-tolerance-policy-for-unruly-passengers
March 16, 2021MEC Central Schedule Committee SWLOF ReportMEC Central Schedule Committee SWLOF Reportmec-central-schedule-committee-swlof-report
March 15, 2021Reserve Scheduling Timeline – For April 2021 Bid MonthMar 15 -  If awarded or assigned a Reserve line for the April bid month, there are various...reserve-scheduling-timeline-for-april-2021-bid-month
March 15, 2021MEC Central Schedule Committee DSL ReportMar 15, 2021 - The System Scheduling (DSL) meeting to review the April 2021 flying assigne...mec-central-schedule-committee-dsl-report
March 12, 2021Looking Back on a Year of COVIDMar 12 - We reflect on the fact that it was one year ago yesterday, on March 11, 2020, when a string...looking-back-on-a-year-of-covid
March 12, 2021Women in Aviation Week - Ada BrownMar 12 - We came to work for the adventure, but after a while it became clear that we wanted to make...women-in-aviation-week-ada-brown
March 12, 2021E-Lines: March 12, 2021U.S. Daylight Saving Time Begins Sunday – March 14, President Biden Signs $1.9T COVID Relief Bill,...e-lines-march-12-2021
March 12, 2021Final Vacation Payments for VSL ParticipantsMar 12 - Final Vacation Payments for VSL Participants – Not Eligible for 401(k) withholding.final-vacation-payments-for-vsl-participants
March 12, 2021Deadheading Crew Boarding and Carry-on Luggage PolicyMar 12 - As our flights begin to fill up, we are receiving questions resulting from incidents a...deadheading-crew-boarding-and-carry-on-luggage-policy
March 12, 2021Safety & Scheduling – Country Restrictions NoticeMar 12 - On Tuesday, March 9, United issued a Safety Alert about implementation of entry restri...safety-scheduling-country-restrictions-notice
March 12, 2021Pre-Departure COVID-19 TestingMar 12 - Addressing the ever-increasing need for pre-departure COVID-19 testing for flights to ...pre-departure-covid-19-testing
March 12, 2021United’s “HotelOps” Live ChatMar 12 - Our Hotel and Transportation Committee has been advised that Inflight Scheduling and I...uniteds-hotelops-live-chat
March 12, 2021Scheduling Alert – COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments and Post Vaccine IllnessMar 12 - COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments and Post Vaccine Illness.scheduling-alert-covid-19-vaccination-appointments-and-post-vaccine-illness
March 12, 2021AFA Voluntary Benefits – Open Enrollment March 15Mar 12 - As a reminder, starting next week, March 15, 2021, open enrollment for AFA Voluntary S...afa-voluntary-benefits-open-enrollment-march-15
March 11, 2021Biden Signs $1.9 Trillion Covid Relief BillMar 11 - President Joe Biden signed the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package Thur...biden-signs-19-trillion-covid-relief-bill
March 11, 2021Daylight Saving TimeSunday, March 14, 2021begins Daylight Saving time in the United States. At 2:00 a.m. Sunday the cloc...daylight-saving-time
March 10, 2021MEC Officer Letter - Payroll Support Program ExtensionMar 10 -  Congressional leadership in Washington D.C. passed the American Rescue Plan (ARP...mec-officer-letter-payroll-support-program-extension
March 10, 2021AFA Interactive - We did it Again: PSP Extended!Mar 10 - We did it again! Congress passed the American Rescue Plan, extending our Payroll Suppo...afa-interactive-we-did-it-again-psp-extended
March 10, 2021E-Lines: March 10, 2021 SPECIAL EDITIONMEC Officer Letter - The American Rescue Plan (ARP)e-lines-march-10-2021-special-edition
March 9, 2021Biden forges ahead with his pro-union agenda on several frontsMar 9 - President Joe Biden continued his string of pro-union actions since entering the White ...biden-forges-ahead-with-his-pro-union-agenda-on-several-fronts
March 9, 2021Coming Soon: The ‘Vaccine Passport’Mar 9 - In the near future, travel may require digital documentation showing that passengers ha...coming-soon-the-vaccine-passport
March 9, 2021URGENT - Final Pitch for #PSP!Mar 9 -  URGENT!   Our Payroll Support Plan (PSP) is now before the House of Represen...urgent-final-pitch-for-psp
March 9, 2021Call your Representative to pass the American Rescue Plan!The Senate passed the American Rescue Plan (ARP) on Saturday, March 6th, and the House is set to t...call-your-representative-to-pass-the-american-rescue-plan
March 9, 2021E-Lines: March 09, 2021PSP- Make Calls to the House, CDC Vaccinated Mask Update, State Mask Requirements VS United’s Mas...e-lines-march-09-2021
March 9, 2021CDC Update – Use of Masks Once VaccinatedMar 9 - As the COVID-19 vaccine becomes more widely distributed we may start to see a shift in ...cdc-update-use-of-masks-once-vaccinated
March 9, 2021State Mask Requirements VS United’s Mask RequirementsMar 9 - Many states have begun to roll back mask mandates in favor of more relaxed or optional ...state-mask-requirements-vs-uniteds-mask-requirements
March 9, 2021Interaction of Guarantee and 71-Hour Minimum RevisitedMar 9 - Remember, our Contract requires that the minimum line average by location is 69 hours a...interaction-of-guarantee-and-71-hour-minimum-revisited
March 9, 2021Women in Aviation WeekMar 9 - Women of Aviation Worldwide Week (WOAW) is a global aviation awareness week for wo...women-in-aviation-week
March 9, 2021Clarification on COVID-19 CBT TrainingMar 9 - Our Safety, Health and Security Committee reminds us that the previously “stand-alone” ...clarification-on-covid-19-cbt-training
March 9, 2021AFA Voluntary Benefits – Open Enrollment starts March 15, 2021Mar 9 - Starting next week, March 15, 2021, open enrollment for AFA Voluntary Supplemental Bene...afa-voluntary-benefits-open-enrollment-starts-march-15-2021
March 8, 2021International Women's Day EventsPlease join the AFL-CIO and the global labor movement for a series of events celebrating Internati...international-womens-day-events
March 8, 2021International Women’s Day – March 8, 2021Mar 8 - Recognized annually on March 8th, International Women's Day (IWD) is a global event cel...international-womens-day-march-8-2021
March 6, 2021Sara Nelson on How to Build a Better CountryMar 6 - The Association of Flight Attendants president sits down with Rolling Stone for “The N...sara-nelson-on-how-to-build-a-better-country
March 6, 2021Senate passes Biden's $1.9 trillion Covid relief plan after all-night votesMar 6 - The Senate passed President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion Covid relief plan, including...senate-passes-bidens-19-trillion-covid-relief-plan-after-all-night-votes
March 5, 2021E-Lines: March 05, 2021PSP – Makes Your Calls to the Senate!, Possible Discrepancy in Fleet Coding in Some Flight Attendan...e-lines-march-05-2021
March 5, 2021Make an Impact: PSP PhotosMar 5 - We want Congress to understand why an extension of the Payroll Support Program (PSP) is so v...make-an-impact-psp-photos
March 5, 2021Possible Discrepancy in Fleet Coding in Some Flight Attendant ApplicationsMar 5 - In recent days management has become aware there may be a discrepancy in the fleet code...possible-discrepancy-in-fleet-coding-in-some-flight-attendant-applications
March 5, 2021ORD Paves the Way for Vaccination AppointmentsMar 5 - This week United announced, in partnership with the city of Chicago and the Chicag...ord-paves-the-way-for-vaccination-appointments
March 5, 2021United Updates Mask PolicyMar 5 - United issued a Safety Alert that updated and replaced their February 16 mask policy an...united-updates-mask-policy
March 5, 2021United Providing New Masks for EmployeesMar 5 - United announced they will be distributing an additional supply of masks meant to “repl...united-providing-new-masks-for-employees
March 5, 2021Inflight Training Update for March CQ/RQMar 5 - Due to the current and fluid changes affecting Flight Attendant populations resulting f...inflight-training-update-for-march-cqrq
March 5, 2021April Special COLAMar 5 - Inflight Crew Scheduling has announced the availability of a Special COLA for the month...april-special-cola
March 5, 2021Women’s History Month – Ellen ChurchMar 5 - As we celebrate Women's History Month, AFA will be spotlighting various women who were,...womens-history-month-ellen-church
March 4, 2021United, American Airlines to Open Vaccination Sites at O'Hare AirportMar 4 - United and American Airlines have announced plans to offer vaccinations at Chicago's O'...united-american-airlines-to-open-vaccination-sites-at-ohare-airport
March 4, 2021Why Americans shouldn't turn their noses up at Johnson & Johnson's vaccineMar 4 - Americans are taking another look at Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine ...why-americans-shouldnt-turn-their-noses-up-at-johnson-johnsons-vaccine
March 4, 2021The Latest Case of Vaccine AlarmismMar 4 - It’s the latest case of vaccine alarmism. Many Americans are worried that Johnson ...the-latest-case-of-vaccine-alarmism
March 2, 2021What you need to know about the Johnson & Johnson vaccineMar 2 -U.S. regulators have approved a third coronavirus vaccine; the Johnson & Johnson vaccine ...what-you-need-to-know-about-the-johnson-johnson-vaccine
March 2, 2021E-Lines: March 02, 2021PSP - The Next Hurdle, Hotel and Transportation Issues, Women’s History Month, U.S. D...e-lines-march-02-2021
March 2, 2021Vacated Vacation Periods for those Participating in the VSL in Open TimeMar 2 - The unused vacation periods of those Flight Attendants participating in the voluntary separa...vacated-vacation-periods-for-those-participating-in-the-vsl-in-open-time
March 2, 2021Update on Minimum Reserve Levels and Impact on TradingMar 2 - Over the course of the past several weeks, we’ve received a number of questions about the Re...update-on-minimum-reserve-levels-and-impact-on-trading
March 2, 2021Women’s History Month – March 2021Mar 2 - During the month of March AFA will be paying honor to women in the aviation and labor commun...womens-history-month-march-2021
March 2, 2021Hotel and Transportation Issues– We need the factsMar 2 - Our Hotel and Transportation Committee reminds us when issues occur with our Contractua...hotel-and-transportation-issues-we-need-the-facts
March 2, 2021PSP- The Next HurdleMar 2 - We need to be prepared to push even harder as the bill makes its way to the Senate. It is up...psp-the-next-hurdle
February 28, 202132 Years On – What Was Learned From United 811’s Explosive Decompression(Simple Flying by Sumit Singh)Yesterday marked 32 years since a United Airlines Boeing 747 lost a c...32-years-on-what-was-learned-from-united-811s-explosive-decompression
February 27, 2021House Passes Biden's $1.9 trillion Covid Relief Package -(CNN)(CNN)The House of Representatives voted early Saturday morning to approve President Joe Biden's $1.9...house-passes-bidens-19-trillion-covid-reluef-package-cnn
February 26, 2021E-Lines: February 26, 2021Furlough Mitigation Partnership Awards, VSL: A New Beginning and Wishing our Friends Farewell, 20-Y...e-lines-february-26-2021
February 26, 2021VSL: A New Beginning and Wishing our Friends FarewellThis month, approximately 1,600 of our flying partners have elected to participate in the Voluntary ...vsl-a-new-beginning-and-wishing-our-friends-farewell
February 26, 2021ISAP: Protecting Members First – Emphasizing SafetyOne of the key components of the ISAP (Inflight Safety Action Report) is its focus on impr...isap-protecting-members-first-emphasizing-safety
February 26, 2021COVID-19 Vaccine CBT - Part of Second Trimester CBTThe COVID-19 CBT contents will be part of the Second Trimester CBT and should be completed...covid-19-vaccine-cbt-part-of-second-trimester-cbt
February 26, 2021Black History Month – Kamala HarrisOn January 20, 2021, we witnessed history being made as Kamala Harris was sworn into offic...black-history-month-kamala-harris
February 26, 202120-Year Anniversary of E-Lines – AFA Electronic CommunicationsThis month, February 2021, is the 20th year anniversary of E-Lines. Let us reflect on the histo...20-year-anniversary-of-e-lines-afa-electronic-communications
February 24, 2021Contract: Don’t Leave Home Without ItRather than lugging around our paper contract we can easily download it to our smart phones and/or t...contract-dont-leave-home-without-it
February 24, 2021Fleet Update - Boeing 777United has opted to take a proactive step and will voluntarily be removing 24 of the 777-200 aircraf...fleet-update-boeing-777
February 24, 2021Disaster Relief for Texas ResidentsIf you are a Flight Attendant living in any of the affected counties and have suffered significant d...disaster-relief-for-texas-residents
February 24, 2021Voluntary Furloughs Awarded – Furlough Mitigations PartnershipsThe Furlough Mitigation Partnership bids closed February 24 at 12 PM CT, and will be awarded by 1700...voluntary-furloughs-awarded-furlough-mitigations-partnerships-closed
February 24, 2021Furlough Mitigation Partnership AwardsFeb 24 - Furlough Mitigation Partnerships (FMP) were awarded this afternoon for all bases today...furlough-mitigation-partnership-awards
February 24, 2021Practice Solidarity, Not DivisionFeb 24 - This week, some Members are engaging, both on social media and in person on flights, i...practice-solidarity-not-division
February 23, 2021E-Lines: February 23, 2021Voluntary Furloughs Awarded – Furlough Mitigation Partnerships Closing Tomorrow at Noon CT, Disast...e-lines-february-23-2021
February 22, 2021Contractual Voluntary Furlough Bidding - ClosedBidding for Voluntary Furlough has closed and the contractual voluntary furlough award commencing Ap...contractual-voluntary-furlough-bidding-closed
February 21, 2021United Airlines Removing 24 Boeing 777s From Service After Denver IncidentUnited Airlines is removing all of its Boeing 777 planes currently in service that are powered by ...united-airlines-removing-24-boeing-777s-from-service-after-denver-incident
February 20, 2021PSP Extension: Contact Congress Now!If we know anything about Congressional legislation, it’s that, until it’s signed, it’s not law.&nbs...psp-extension-contact-congress-now
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