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February 19, 2019E-Lines: February 19, 2019Welcome New Hire Class 1901!,Procedures for Calling On & Off Sick Leave – Lineholders & Rese...e-lines-february-19-2019
February 19, 2019Revised Per Diem Reports Republished on Flying Together as of February 8, 2019As of February 8, 2019, we’ve been advised that the revised per diem reports, detailing our 2018 fly...revised-per-diem-reports-republished-on-flying-together-as-of-february-8-2019
February 19, 2019Pairing Display and Trade Processing EnhancementsAs published in the February 15, 2019 edition of One United, additional enhancements have been made ...pairing-display-and-trade-processing-enhancements
February 19, 2019Senior Opting by a Line HolderReserve Flight Attendants who have questions regarding the application of the language in Section 7....senior-opting-by-a-line-holder
February 19, 2019Voluntary Supplemental Insurance Open EnrollmentDon't miss the opportunity to add or change Voluntary Benefit coverage for 2019. Enrollment is avail...voluntary-supplemental-insurance-open-enrollment
February 19, 2019CJA Authority on Weight Restricted FlightsOur JCBA, Section 3.A. of the Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement (JCBA) provides the la...cja-authority-on-weight-restricted-flights
February 19, 2019Assignment of Crew Rest PeriodsThe process by which Crew Rest is scheduled was implemented in July 2018. However, Flight Atten...assignment-of-crew-rest-periods
February 19, 2019Clarifying Deadhead Reschedule to WorkEarlier this year AFA and United reached an agreement as part of the Implementation Dispute Res...clarifying-deadhead-reschedule-to-work
February 19, 2019Bereavement Leave – Section 15.K.Although previously communicated last year Flight Attendants have recently inquired about the bereav...bereavement-leave-section-15k
February 19, 2019GUL Auto-Enrollment of Flight Attendants Returning from LOA/FurloughFlight Attendants returning from Leaves of Absence are once again reminded that auto-enrollment in G...gul-auto-enrollment-of-flight-attendants-returning-from-loafurlough
February 19, 2019Procedures for Calling On & Off Sick Leave – Lineholders & ReserveWe have received a number of questions on how to calculate the number of days of sick leave elapsed ...procedures-for-calling-on-off-sick-leave-lineholders-reserve
February 19, 2019Welcome New Hire Class 1901!On Friday, February 15, 2019 we welcomed the 73 graduating Members of class 1901 to the line.welcome-new-hire-class-1901
February 18, 2019February 18, 2019 - White Flag Day - ORDAs of 7:25am on February 18,2019 management has declared White Flag day in ORD for trips originating...february-18-2019-white-flag-day-ord
February 15, 2019E-Lines: February 15, 2019MEC 9 – 12  Our Collective Reaction - Arbitration and Next Steps,MEC 3 – 19  Con...e-lines-february-15-2019
February 15, 2019Keeping Your Address Current – A Fidelity InitiativeRecently the company has been working company-wide to enhance processes in order to locate 401(k) pa...keeping-your-address-current-a-fidelity-initiative
February 15, 2019Clarification of Out of Base Pickup by International Based Flight AttendantsAs outlined in Chapter 10 of the Trip Trades and Adjustment Guide, Section B details the c...clarification-of-out-of-base-pickup-by-international-based-flight-attendants
February 15, 2019MEC 3 – 19 Contacting Reserves Outside Last Hour of Legal Rest – Sustained!On January 15, 2019, MEC 3-19 was filed protesting the company’s violation of Section 8.I.3.c. of th...mec-3-19-contacting-reserves-outside-last-hour-of-legal-rest-sustained
February 15, 2019MEC 9 –12 (Profit Sharing) Our Collective Reaction, Arbitration and Next StepsAs we reported in the February 8, 2019 article, MEC 9-12 was filed protesting the calculation of the...mec-9-12-profit-sharing-our-collective-reaction-arbitration-and-next-steps
February 12, 2019MEC President's Letter, February 12, 2019I spent Monday and Tuesday in Washington, DC with AFA leaders from around the nation planning our un...mec-presidents-letter-february-12-2019
February 12, 2019E-Lines: February 12, 2019MEC President's Letter, February 12, 2019e-lines-february-12-2019
February 12, 2019MEC President's Letter, February 12, 2019I spent Monday and Tuesday in Washington, DC with AFA leaders from around the nation planning our un...mec-presidents-letter-february-12-2019
February 9, 2019CAUSE® Foundation Holds Paid Trip Drop RaffleAs previously communicated, The CAUSE Foundation will be holding a "paid trip drop" raffle during th...cause-foundation-holds-paid-trip-drop-raffle
February 9, 2019Verifying Reserve AssignmentsReserve Flight Attendants are strongly encouraged to directly access CCS using a web browser when ch...verifying-reserve-assignments
February 9, 2019Manuals App 1.40 UpdateManuals app 1.40 will automatically download once your Link is connected to a Wi-Fi network. Flight ...manuals-app-140-update
February 9, 2019FlightPAC – Provides Strong & Powerful Presence in Washington, D.C.AFA’s FlightPAC was founded in 1982 to support bipartisan political candidates who are most likely t...flightpac-provides-strong-powerful-presence-in-washington-dc
February 9, 2019Work on Per Diem Reports ContinuesToward the end of January, per diem reports were released to Flight Attendants for 2018 Flight Assig...work-on-per-diem-reports-continues
February 9, 2019Voluntary Supplemental Insurance Open EnrollmentDon't miss your chance to add or change your Voluntary Benefit coverage for 2019. Enrollment is avai...voluntary-supplemental-insurance-open-enrollment
February 9, 2019Semi-annual System Seniority List Review Deadline - February 16, 2019The January 2019 System Seniority List has been published for review by Flight Attendants. &nbs...semi-annual-system-seniority-list-review-deadline-february-16-2019
February 9, 2019MEC Government Affairs Committee TrainingOur MEC Government Affairs Committee conducted their annual training at the Chicago Field Office.&nb...mec-government-affairs-committee-training
February 9, 2019MEC Central Schedule Committee (CSC) Conducts Training in ORDThis week our MEC Central Schedule Committee (CSC) conducted a special two (2) day training in Chica...mec-central-schedule-committee-csc-conducts-training-in-ord
February 9, 2019Staffing and Service Issues – The Importance of Marginal Service ReportsAs we know, United has recently revised the staffing on several aircraft types and on some they have...staffing-and-service-issues-the-importance-of-marginal-service-reports
February 9, 2019Alcohol Testing Under European Aviation Safety AgencyAs was recently published in the January 17, 2019 Safety Alert, the Members of the European Aviation...alcohol-testing-under-european-aviation-safety-agency
February 9, 2019Continuing Problems with Reserve Time Accrued Order (TMAC) in CCS & COSMOSDuring this past week, the company deployed a fix to the International Purser Reserve displays in CC...continuing-problems-with-reserve-time-accrued-order-tmac-in-ccs-cosmos
February 8, 2019MEC 9-12 SummaryIn June 2012, the pre-merger United MEC filed a grievance protesting the calculation of the 2011 p...mec-9-12-summary
February 8, 2019E-Lines: February 08, 2019MEC 9-12 Summary,Continuing Problems with Reserve Time Accrued Order (TMAC) in CCS & COSMOS,Alco...e-lines-february-08-2019
February 6, 2019Union Plus Valentine’s Day DiscountsValentine’s Day is Thursday, February 14There is no better way to express your love this Valentine's...union-plus-valentines-day-discounts
February 6, 2019Call to Action #LockoutNeverAgainWith the threat of Day 36 of the lockout looming on February 16, it is in our best interest to remai...call-to-action-lockoutneveragain
February 6, 2019Reserves Assigned during Preferencing Window are Released to Check-in!The Reserve Preferencing and clean-up process occurs each evening between 1700 and 1930 HDT for pair...reserves-assigned-during-preferencing-window-are-released-to-check-in
February 6, 2019Reserves Picking Up Flying on Scheduled Days OffAs provided in Sections 8.L & M. of our JCBA, a Reserve may, at her/his option, pick up flying o...reserve-picking-up-of-open-time-on-scheduled-days-off
February 6, 2019A Review of Trip Trading Trade RulesOpen time trip trade occurs monthly utilizing a staggered window time chart available in t...a-review-of-trip-trading-trade-rules
February 6, 2019Time Off Options Provide Schedule FlexibilityNegotiated Time Off options provide Flight Attendants with schedule flexibility to assist us in acco...time-off-options-provide-schedule-flexibility
February 6, 2019Celebrating the Accomplishments of Linda F. Farrow during Black History MonthFebruary is African American History Month where we pay tribute to the generations of African A...celebrating-the-accomplishments-of-linda-f-farrow-during-black-history-month
February 6, 2019MEC Central Schedule Committee SWLOF ReportMEC Central Schedule Committee SWLOF Reportmec-central-schedule-committee-swlof-report
February 5, 2019E-Lines: February 05, 2019Celebrating the Accomplishments of Linda F. Farrow during Black History Month,Time Off Options Provi...e-lines-february-05-2019
February 2, 2019E-Lines: February 02, 2019AFA Celebrates the Life and Legacy of Linda F. Farrow,Reserve Training Assignments,Satellite Bases A...e-lines-february-02-2019
February 2, 2019We Cannot and Will Not Risk Another LockoutThe 35-day government shutdown ended last Friday, January 25, however the damage that was done to th...we-cannot-and-will-not-risk-another-lockout
February 2, 2019Jet fuel Tax Bill Passes NJ General Assembly – Potential Impact on UALAs you may recall, earlier this year, MEC President Ken Diaz wrote a letter to the New Jersey Genera...jet-fuel-tax-bill-passes-nj-general-assembly-potential-impact-on-ual
February 2, 2019Effective Immediately - United to Offer FREE DirectTV™As of January 30, 2019 United announced an additional commitment to the customer experience and will...effective-immediately-united-to-offer-free-directtv
February 2, 2019Reserve Telephone Availability While on a LayoverIn accordance with the Contract language in Section 6.Z.3. of our JCBA, the Company has agreed not t...reserve-telephone-availability-while-on-a-layover
February 2, 2019Use Caution & Be Aware of Coordinated Tactics on International LayoversOnce again, Flight Attendants and travelers laying over at international destinations are falling vi...use-caution-be-aware-of-coordinated-tactics-on-international-layovers
February 2, 2019Resumption of Dues Check off (DCO) for 2018 Annual Payers – February 1, 2019Dues Check Off (DCO) was automatically reinstated on February 1, 2019 for those Members who ele...resumption-of-dues-check-off-dco-for-2018-annual-payers-february-1-2019
February 2, 2019Super Bowl is Biggest Human Trafficking Event in the US - Report it!As we have previously highlighted, Super Bowl is dubbed the biggest human trafficking event in the U...super-bowl-is-biggest-human-trafficking-event-in-the-us-report-it
February 2, 2019Vacation Buy Back – Pay Check Issued February 1 – Missing 401(k) deductionFlight Attendants electing to take part of their Annual Vacation allocation as Vacation Buy Back dur...vacation-buy-back-pay-check-issued-february-1-missing-401k-deduction
February 2, 2019Voluntary Supplemental Insurance Open EnrollmentVoluntary Supplemental Benefits Enrollment representatives from Design Benefits or Na...voluntary-supplemental-insurance-open-enrollment
February 2, 2019Staffing and Work Position Changes Effective February 1, 2019The updated bid packet matrices incorporating the Polaris galley packing and service flow changes be...staffing-and-work-position-changes-effective-february-1-2019
February 2, 2019Revised Per Diem Reports Available on Flying TogetherRevised Per Diem reports detailing our flying activities from 2018 are now available from the Employ...revised-per-diem-reports-available-on-flying-together
February 2, 2019It's too (2) Cold!Record-breaking low temperatures have spread across the country this week, causing thousands of dela...its-too-2-cold
February 2, 2019Satellite Bases Anticipated to Open in Second Quarter of 2019Last November, United management announced the initial development of their plan to open satellite b...satellite-bases-anticipated-to-open-in-second-quarter-of-2019
February 2, 2019Reserve Training AssignmentsDuring the last few days we’ve begun to receive reports from Flight Attendants being assigned to Bac...reserve-training-assignments
February 2, 2019AFA Celebrates the Life and Legacy of Linda F. FarrowOn January 31, 2019, AFA Members, Retirees and members of management from across the system gathered...afa-celebrates-the-life-and-legacy-of-linda-f-farrow
January 30, 2019MEC Central Schedule Committee DSL ReportMEC Central Schedule Committee DSL Reportmec-central-schedule-committee-dsl-report
January 30, 2019Scholarship Opportunities – Union Plus Deadline January 31, 2019Union Plus – More than 2,800 students in Union families have received financial awards for college t...scholarship-opportunities-union-plus-deadline-january-31-2019
January 30, 2019CAUSE® Foundation Holds Paid Trip Drop RaffleThe CAUSE Foundation will be holding a "paid trip drop" raffle during the months of February and Mar...cause-foundation-holds-paid-trip-drop-raffle
January 30, 2019Our Local Council Election ProcessOur Local Council Elections are important because Members determine the representatives that will su...our-local-council-election-process
January 30, 2019Vacation Fly Through and Reserve GuaranteeThere have recently been some changes regarding affecting how a Reserve’s monthly minimum guarantee ...vacation-fly-through-and-reserve-guarantee
January 30, 2019Crewmember TSA - PreCk® ChangesSince July of 2017, all crewmembers eligible for Known Crewmember (KCM), were automatically eligible...crewmember-tsa-preck-changes
January 30, 2019Drug and Alcohol Testing PayAs a reminder, Section 4.F of our JCBA, outlines the contractual provision for Drug and Alcohol Test...drug-and-alcohol-testing-pay
January 30, 2019401(k) Contribution Limit Increases for 2019The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has increased the 2019 contribution amounts for 401(k) participan...401k-contribution-limit-increases-for-2019
January 30, 2019Profit Sharing 401(k) Contribution Election Deadline, Monday, February 4, 2019Individual Flight Attendants may elect to contribute a portion of her/his Profit Sharing into her/hi...profit-sharing-401k-contribution-election-deadline-monday-february-4-2019
January 30, 2019Semi-annual System Seniority List – 30-day Notice period began January 17The January 2019 System Seniority List has been published for review by Flight Attendants. If you be...semi-annual-system-seniority-list-30-day-notice-period-began-january-17
January 30, 2019Voluntary Supplemental Benefits Enrollment Notice Being Sent in ErrorWe have received reports from a number of Members that they are receiving “alerts” related to the Vo...voluntary-supplemental-benefits-enrollment-notice-being-sent-in-error
January 30, 2019Voluntary Supplemental Insurance Open EnrollmentVoluntary Supplemental Benefits Enrollment representatives from Design Benefits or Na...voluntary-supplemental-insurance-open-enrollment
January 29, 2019E-Lines: January 30, 2019Voluntary Supplemental Insurance Open Enrollment,Voluntary Supplemental Benefits Enrollment Not...e-lines-january-30-2019
January 27, 2019Voluntary Supplemental Benefits Enrollment Notice Being Sent in ErrorWe have received reports from a number of Members that they are receiving “alerts” related to the Vo...voluntary-supplemental-benefits-enrollment-notice-being-sent-in-error
January 26, 2019Revision #27 Effective Date February 1, 2019Revision #27 is now available for download on your Link device.revision-27-effective-date-february-1-2019
January 26, 2019United has Launched an Enhanced Customer AppUnited has launched an enhanced app providing new customer service offerings.united-has-launched-an-enhanced-customer-app
January 26, 2019Flight Attendant 2019 W2s Now Available – www.paperlessW2.ual.comFor those of us who signed up to receive our 2018 W2 form electronically via ADP, these fo...flight-attendant-2019-w2s-now-available-wwwpaperlessw2ualcom
January 26, 20192019 CINTAS Uniform Points Allocation Now AvailableSection 25.D. provides for the replacement of all basic uniform items (utilizing annual point a...2019-cintas-uniform-points-allocation-now-available
January 26, 2019Holiday Bonus Point Attendance Credit Now Visible in Work HistoryFlight Attendants who met the criteria to earn the holiday attendance point during the Christmas hol...holiday-bonus-point-attendance-credit-now-visible-in-work-history
January 26, 2019Staffing Changes Drive Changes to Work Position Effective February 1, 2019The updated bid matrices incorporating the Polaris galley packing and service flow changes are effec...staffing-changes-drive-changes-to-work-position-effective-february-1-2019
January 26, 2019Open Enrollment for Voluntary Supplemental Insurance begins January 28, 2019.The Open Enrollment period for Voluntary Supplemental Insurance benefits is upon us. open-enrollment-for-voluntary-supplemental-insurance-begins-january-28-2019
January 26, 2019Backstage 2019 Event Pairings- Pick Up Procedure/ Optional Pay ProtectionBackstage 2019 Event pairings have been constructed and are available for pick up. Lineholders are e...backstage-2019-event-pairings-pick-up-procedure-optional-pay-protection
January 26, 2019Flight Attendants based at Intl' Domiciles may not be reassigned to domesticFlight Attendants from International domiciles (NRT, LHR, FRA, & HKG) who have picked up out of ...flight-attendants-based-at-intl-domiciles-may-not-be-reassigned-to-domestic
January 26, 2019Welcome Class 1818!On January 23, 2019 we welcomed the last graduating class of 2018 to the line. welcome-class-1818
January 26, 2019Flight Attendant Union Statement on Deal on End to ShutdownIn response to the announced deal to end the 35-day government shutdown, Association of Flight Atten...flight-attendant-union-statement-on-deal-on-end-to-shutdown
January 25, 2019E-Lines: January 26, 2019Flight Attendant Union Statement on Deal on End to Shutdown, Welcome Class 1818!,Flight Attendants b...e-lines-january-26-2019
January 22, 2019E-Lines: January 22, 2019Open Enrollment for Voluntary Supplemental Insurance Begins January 28, 2019, Profit Sharing 401(k) ...e-lines-january-22-2019
January 22, 2019Stop the Government ShutdownOur message is simple.  It’s time to Stop the Shutdown.  Our safety and security...stop-the-government-shutdown
January 22, 20192018 1095-C Health Insurance Document Now AvailableFlight Attendants who signed -up for electronic notifications from United will receive an email cont...2018-1095-c-health-insurance-document-now-available
January 22, 2019Retirement ChecklistIn recent months, there has been an influx of Flight Attendants contemplating retirement. The United...retirement-checklist
January 22, 2019Reserve - Removing Your Name from Move-up ListThe Company will build Reserve Move-Up Lines from the 1st through 5th day of the bid month (not the ...reserve-removing-your-name-from-move-up-list
January 22, 2019Keep Your Contract Close during Weather IrregularitiesOur Contract includes reassignment parameters which allow the airline to respond to operational irre...keep-your-contract-close-during-weather-irregularities
January 22, 2019Super Bowl - Biggest Human Trafficking Event in the US - Recognize it!As previously communicated, each year when the Super Bowl, “dubbed the biggest human trafficking eve...super-bowl-biggest-human-trafficking-event-in-the-us-recognize-it
January 22, 2019Questions on Reciprocal Cabin Seat AgreementsRecently, we have received a number of questions seeking clarification as to which Flight Attendants...questions-on-reciprocal-cabin-seat-agreements
January 22, 2019End of Month Conflict (EOM)/ Month to Month Line Adjustment ProcessEnd of month adjustments are necessary when a Flight Attendant’s new month schedule conflicts with t...end-of-month-conflict-eom-month-to-month-line-adjustment-process
January 22, 2019Profit Sharing 401(k) Contribution Election Deadline, February 4, 2019The 2018 Profit Sharing percentage for Flight Attendants was announced last week for the period from...profit-sharing-401k-contribution-election-deadline-february-4-2019
January 22, 2019Open Enrollment for Voluntary Supplemental Insurance Begins January 28, 2019.The Open Enrollment period for Voluntary Supplemental Insurance benefits is upon us. Flight Attendan...open-enrollment-for-voluntary-supplemental-insurance-begins-january-28-2019
January 18, 2019E-Lines: January 18, 2019Reserve Preferencing TMAC Discrepancies Corrected,Join us in Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ...e-lines-january-18-2019
January 18, 2019Flight Attendant W-2s Available no Later than January 31, 20192018 W-2s will be released no later than January 31, 2019 as required by law. Flight Attendants who ...flight-attendant-w-2s-available-no-later-than-january-31-2019
January 18, 2019Protect the KCM PrivilegeThe Known Crew Member (KCM) program provides Crew Members the opportunity to enjoy the convenience o...protect-the-kcm-privilege
January 18, 2019New Passport Requirement for Flight Attendants Traveling to PeruEffective immediately, Crewmembers traveling to Peru must have at least six (6) months of validity l...new-passport-requirement-for-flight-attendants-traveling-to-peru
January 18, 2019Hotel & Transportation Reporting FormThe Hotel & Transportation Committee represents the United Master Executive Council and, in part...hotel-transportation-reporting-form
January 18, 2019Review Your Work History on CCSAs described in the language of Section 22 of our JCBA, our work performance and dependability are r...review-your-work-history-on-ccs
January 18, 2019Voluntary Supplemental Insurance Benefits Open EnrollmentThe Open Enrollment period for Voluntary Supplemental Insurance benefits is upon us. Flight Attendan...voluntary-supplemental-insurance-benefits-open-enrollment
January 18, 2019Semi-annual System Seniority List Posted & Available for ReviewThe January 2019 System Seniority List has been published for review by Flight Attendants. If you be...semi-annual-system-seniority-list-posted-available-for-review
January 18, 2019Welcome Class 1817!This past week, January 16, 2019, we welcomed the 63 graduating Members of class 1817 to the line. O...welcome-class-1817
January 18, 2019Winter Regular Scheduled MEC Meeting ConcludesThe Winter 2019 Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council (MEC) concluded on January 17...winter-regular-scheduled-mec-meeting-concludes
January 18, 2019Month End Adjustments for Lines with Vacation Fly Through and Vacation Pay OutEffective with the February bid month, Flight Attendants with a planned Vacation Pay Out or Vacation...month-end-adjustments-for-lines-with-vacation-fly-through-and-vacation-pay-out
January 18, 20192018 Profit SharingThis week the company reported its 4th Quarter and Full Year Financial information and announce...2018-profit-sharing
January 18, 2019Uniform Design – Now is the time to share your view.Yesterday management released updated information on the company’s website and in the media introduc...uniform-design-now-is-the-time-to-share-your-view
January 18, 2019Join Us in Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 21, 2019Today, January 21, 2019, our nation celebrates and honors a great leader. Martin Luther King, Jr. wa...join-us-in-celebrating-dr-martin-luther-king-jr-day-monday-january-21-2019
January 18, 2019Reserve Preferencing TMAC Discrepancies CorrectedWhen Reserve Preferencing assignments began for the January bid month, we began receiving questions ...reserve-preferencing-tmac-discrepancies-corrected
January 17, 2019Uniform Design - Now is the time to share your views.Reaction to the “not final” uniform designs was swift once the pictures were posted on the company...uniform-design-now-is-the-time-to-share-your-views
January 16, 2019CAUSE® Foundation Holds Paid Trip Drop RaffleThe CAUSE Foundation will be holding a "paid trip drop" raffle during the months of February and Mar...cause-foundation-holds-paid-trip-drop-raffle
January 16, 2019Staffing Changes Drive Changes to Work Position on February Bid MatrixThe updated bid matrices incorporating the Polaris galley packing and service flow changes are effec...staffing-changes-drive-changes-to-work-position-on-february-bid-matrix
January 16, 2019"Phishing" Scams – Protect YourselfMore than ever, it is extremely important Flight Attendants learn about phishing and the potent...phishing-scams-protect-yourself
January 16, 2019Lineholder Open Time TradesWhen a lineholder wishes to trade with Open Time, based on the terms of the JCBA, there are certain ...lineholder-open-time-trades
January 16, 2019Central Schedule Committee (CSC) Reports – January 2019Central Schedule Committee’s most recent reports detailing their activities in the develop...central-schedule-committee-csc-reports-january-2019
January 16, 2019Voluntary Supplemental Insurance Benefits Open EnrollmentThe Open Enrollment period for Voluntary Supplemental Insurance benefits is upon us. Flight Attendan...voluntary-supplemental-insurance-benefits-open-enrollment
January 16, 2019Reviewing Language Qualified Flight Attendant (LQFA) Trip TradesLanguage Qualified Flight Attendants (LQFAs) who are assigned language lines may pick up and trade f...reviewing-language-qualified-flight-attendant-lqfa-trip-trades
January 16, 2019Day One 2019 Winter AFA United MEC MeetingThe Winter Meeting of the United Master Executive Council (MEC) began in Chicago today. Your Local C...day-one-2019-winter-afa-united-mec-meeting
January 16, 2019Celebrating Crew of US Airways Flight 1549Today, January 15, 2019, on the tenth anniversary of the amazing water landing, the Association of F...celebrating-crew-of-us-airways-flight-1549
January 16, 2019Overcharge for Travel Benefits Affects 658 Flight AttendantsWe were advised tonight by United management that 658 of our Members “domestic Flight Attendants” ha...overcharge-for-travel-benefits-affects-658-flight-attendants
January 15, 2019E-Lines: January 15, 2019Overcharge for Travel Benefits Affects 658 Flight Attendants – Special Check Issued,Celebrating Crew...e-lines-january-15-2019
January 11, 2019E-Lines: January 11, 2019Unprecedented Airline Industry Letter Call on President to #StopTheShutdown,Correcting an Inaccuracy...e-lines-january-11-2019
January 11, 2019New Uniform UpdateFlight Attendants have been anticipating the release of the details of our uniform redesign. In rece...new-uniform-update
January 11, 2019Review of Deadheading Crew Boarding ProceduresAlthough previously communicated, there continues to be confusion as to the standards to be applied ...review-of-deadheading-crew-boarding-procedures
January 11, 2019Day at a Time Vacation (DATV)As a reminder, Section 12.J. of the Contract provides that each Flight Attendant may take up to ten ...day-at-a-time-vacation-datv
January 11, 2019Limited Discretionary Time Off – COLAs, Multi-Month Leaves Not AnticipatedThe Company has indicated that Multiple Month leaves will not be available for February and discreti...limited-discretionary-time-off-colas-multi-month-leaves-not-anticipated
January 11, 2019Scheduling Backstage 2019 Engagement EventsManagement recently communicated in the January 9, 2019 Inflight Services Weekly that there will be ...scheduling-backstage-2019-engagement-events
January 11, 2019Welcome Class 1816!On January 9th, we welcomed the first class of 2019 to the line. The 69 graduating Members of class ...welcome-class-1816
January 11, 2019How Members Introduce Ideas for DiscussionOur AFA-CWA Constitution and Bylaws starts everything with the Member, and a single Member has the p...how-members-introduce-ideas-for-discussion
January 11, 2019Winter Regular MEC Meeting, January 15 – 17, 2019The Winter Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council (MEC) will take place January 15 –...winter-regular-mec-meeting-january-15-17-2019
January 11, 2019Introducing a Revised Version of the EBB– January 15, 2019Since October 1, 2018 when all Flight Attendants moved to a common scheduling platform, Flight Atten...introducing-a-revised-version-of-the-ebb-january-15-2019
January 11, 2019Ordering of Open Assignments on Electronic Bulletin BoardFor consistency in how we see pairings in open time, effective on January 15, 2019, the list of open...ordering-of-open-assignments-on-electronic-bulletin-board
January 11, 2019Implementation of Section 15.I.6. – Making up Family Medical Leave (FML)Effective January 10, 2019, Section 15.I.6. of the JCBA has been implemented. Section 15.I.6 details...implementation-of-section-15i6-making-up-family-medical-leave-fml
January 11, 2019Transfer AwardsOn January 10, 2019, base transfers were awarded to GUM and HNL and will be effective the March sche...transfer-awards
January 11, 2019Building Better Working Relationships in 2019 – It’s our Future.We all know we have faced many challenges since October – from computer glitches to operational...building-better-working-relationships-in-2019-its-our-future
January 11, 2019Cintas Customer Service Affected by Planned Power Outage on January 12, 2019We have been advised that the local power company is scheduling maintenance for this Saturday, Janua...cintas-customer-service-affected-by-planned-power-outage-on-january-12-2019
January 11, 2019Correcting an Inaccuracy & Setting the Record StraightOn January 7, 2019, regrettably and as well intended as it may have been, there was a document relea...correcting-an-inaccuracy-setting-the-record-straight
January 10, 2019Unprecedented Airline Industry Letter Call on President to #StopTheShutdownIn an unprecedented unified message, AFA joins the entire airline industry in calling on the Preside...unprecedented-airline-industry-letter-call-on-president-to-stoptheshutdown
January 8, 2019E-Lines: January 08, 2019Rally in DC with NATCA to End the Shutdowne-lines-january-08-2019
January 8, 2019Rally in DC with NATCA to End ShutdownFlight Attendants: Come out on Thursday to stand with our National Air Traffic Controllers Associati...rally-in-dc-with-natca-to-end-shutdown
January 8, 2019E-Lines: January 08, 2019December 13th Day of Action Updates,Resumption of Dues Check off (DCO) for 2018 Annual Payers,Holida...e-lines-january-08-2019
January 8, 2019Enter Drawing to Participate in 2018 Spring MarathonsUnited employees are being offered a unique opportunity for a chance to participate in the foll...enter-drawing-to-participate-in-2018-spring-marathons
January 8, 2019Flight Attendants Receive Special Discount on Zappos PurchasesUnited employees now have the option to purchase uniform-approved shoes and accessories at Zappos, w...flight-attendants-receive-special-discount-on-zappos-purchases
January 8, 2019United Fourth Quarter Earnings Live Event, January 16, 2019At this time of the year, employees being to anticipate receipt of profit sharing checks tied to the...united-fourth-quarter-earnings-live-event-january-16-2019
January 8, 2019Where to Direct Your Pay Related Questions?Since the implementation of our JCBA, October, 2018 Flight Attendants have been dealing with a magni...where-to-direct-your-pay-related-questions
January 8, 2019Super Bowl is the Biggest Human Trafficking Event in the US - Recognize it!Each year the Super Bowl is dubbed the biggest human trafficking event in the United States as milli...super-bowl-is-the-biggest-human-trafficking-event-in-the-us-recognize-it
January 8, 2019NATCA Rally to End the Government ShutdownNATCA Rally to End the Government Shutdown  AFA will be speaking at this rally.natca-rally-to-end-the-government-shutdown
January 8, 2019Situational Awareness is Top Priority During Government ShutdownThe Government shutdown has now entered its 18th day, making it the third-longest recorded...situational-awareness-is-top-priority-during-government-shutdown
January 8, 2019Two Options for Voluntary Insurance BenefitsFlight Attendants will once again have the option to enroll in voluntary insurance programs through ...two-options-for-voluntary-insurance-benefits
January 8, 2019Holiday Bonus Point Attendance Credit – Visible in Work History on January 23Flight Attendants who met the criteria holiday during the period of December 13, 2018, through Janua...holiday-bonus-point-attendance-credit-visible-in-work-history-on-january-23
January 8, 2019Resumption of Dues Check off (DCO) for 2018 Annual PayersAs many of you will recall, 2017 was the last year where Union dues were able to be treated as a ded...resumption-of-dues-check-off-dco-for-2018-annual-payers
January 8, 2019December 13th Day of Action UpdatesAs we begin 2019, we write to you today to provide you with an update on any progress that has been ...december-13th-day-of-action-updates
January 7, 2019MEC Central Schedule Committee SWLOF ReportMEC Central Schedule Committee SWLOF Reportmec-central-schedule-committee-swlof-report
January 4, 2019Linda F. Farrow AFA Memorial ServiceWe must sadly inform you that long time Flight Attendant advocate and former MEC President, Linda Fa...linda-f-farrow-afa-memorial-service
January 4, 2019E-Lines: January 04, 2019Reserve Christmas Wish List Statistics and Appreciation,Sick Leave Procedures Reviewed, Elimination ...e-lines-january-04-2019
January 4, 2019Scholarship OpportunitiesUnion Plus- Over 2,800 students in Union families have received financial awards for college through...scholarship-opportunities
January 4, 2019Picking up CQ Training Pairings2019 CQ is now available for Flight Attendants with a January due month. Lineholders can pick up tra...picking-up-cq-training-pairings
January 4, 2019Reserves Trading Assigned Pairings, Not Standby PeriodsOnce a Reserve has been assigned a pairing, Sections 8.J.2 & 3. of our JCBA provide she/he shall...reserves-trading-assigned-pairings-not-standby-periods
January 4, 2019GUL Auto-Enrollment of Flight Attendants Returning from LOA/FurloughDissemination of inaccurate information on the reasons for and the process by which Flight Attendant...gul-auto-enrollment-of-flight-attendants-returning-from-loafurlough
January 4, 2019Holding Pay – Requesting PayRecent correspondence suggests that Flight Attendants remain unclear as to procedure to “put in for”...holding-pay-requesting-pay
January 4, 2019Vacation Buy Back & 401(k) Deferral Payments - First Quarter of 2019Flight Attendants who elected to participate in the Annual Vacation Buy Back option during the 2019 ...vacation-buy-back-401k-deferral-payments-first-quarter-of-2019
January 4, 2019Winter Regular MEC Meeting: January 15 – 17, 2019The Winter Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council (MEC) will take place January 15 –...winter-regular-mec-meeting-january-15-17-2019
January 4, 2019Policy Changes to Emotional Support and Service Animal Effective 1/7/19Due to an increase in the number of on-board incidents involving animals boarded in the cabin, Unite...policy-changes-to-emotional-support-and-service-animal-effective-1719
January 4, 2019Transfer Awards – Action RequiredOn January 2, 2019, base transfers were awarded to DEN, EWR, GUM, HNL, IAD, LAS and SFO with an effe...transfer-awards-action-required
January 4, 2019Elimination of Positive Check-inOn January 1, 2019 the dedicated check-in location became the departure gate. Flight Atten...elimination-of-positive-check-in
January 4, 2019Sick Leave Procedures ReviewedGiven the volume and magnitude of the many changes that have occurred since October 1, 2018, we unde...sick-leave-procedures-reviewed
January 4, 2019Reserve Christmas Wish List Statistics and AppreciationWe had another successful year in the granting of Christmas Wish List (CWL) requests for Reserves. I...reserve-christmas-wish-list-statistics-and-appreciation
January 1, 2019E-Lines: January 01, 2019Happy New Year!,Crews Traveling to Paris – Use Caution and Avoid Protest Areas,Implementation Disput...e-lines-january-01-2019
January 1, 2019Calculating the Quarterly Incentive Bonus HoursWe have begun to receive questions on how the quarterly incentive bonus pay calculation will be dete...calculating-the-quarterly-incentive-bonus-hours
January 1, 2019Resolution of MEC 1-18 – Maternity Leave DisputeThe company and AFA have met to review and discuss the concerns of AFA that resulted in the filing o...resolution-of-mec-1-18-maternity-leave-dispute
January 1, 2019Implementation Dispute ResolutionsAs outlined in the Implementation Letter of Agreement (LOA #18) in the JCBA, any disputes regarding ...implementation-dispute-resolutions
January 1, 2019Crews Traveling to Paris – Use Caution and Avoid Protest AreasSince November 17th, there have been ongoing “Yellow Vest” protests in Paris and they are expected t...crews-traveling-to-paris-use-caution-and-avoid-protest-areas
January 1, 2019Happy New Year!On behalf of the entire United Master Executive Council and our many volunteers, we wish you and you...happy-new-year
December 29, 2018Crew Member Holiday Buddy Travel ReminderDuring the holiday season, United working crew members (Flight Attendants and pilots) are able to ...crew-member-holiday-buddy-travel-reminder
December 28, 2018MEC Central Schedule Committee DSL Report MEC Central Schedule Committee DSL Reportmec-central-schedule-committee-dsl-report
December 28, 2018E-Lines: December 28, 2018Welcome Class 1815,Transfers Awarded – Action Required,Reassignments at the Home Domicile,Safety Dem...e-lines-december-28-2018
December 28, 2018Subscribe or Update Your AFA E-Lines SubscriptionAFA E-Lines is a twice-weekly publication for United Flight Attendants with the latest news and upda...subscribe-or-update-your-afa-e-lines-subscription
December 28, 2018Winter Regular MEC Meeting: January 15 – 17, 2019The Winter Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council (MEC) will take place January 15 –...winter-regular-mec-meeting-january-15-17-2019
December 28, 2018Year End RemindersAs the end of 2018 quickly approaches we would like to remind Flight Attendants of the following imp...year-end-reminders
December 28, 2018Trial Period Eliminating Positive Check-in Begins January 1, 2019Flight Attendants are reminded, beginning January 1, 2019, the requirement for positive check-in has...trial-period-eliminating-positive-check-in-begins-january-1-2019
December 28, 2018New Year’s Day – Shared Contractual Holiday (Except HKG)Section 2.Q. of our JCBA stipulates that Flight Attendants receive additional pay for assignments on...new-years-day-shared-contractual-holiday-except-hkg
December 28, 2018Clarifying White Flag PayUnder the terms of our JCBA, in times when coverage is tight, the company may designate specifi...clarifying-white-flag-pay
December 28, 2018Safety Demo Responsibilities for Through Flights and DiversionsOur MEC Safety Health and Security Committee has been asked to clarify when safety demonstrations ar...safety-demo-responsibilities-for-through-flights-and-diversions
December 28, 2018Reassignments at the Home DomicileWhile have previously communicated via our bi-weekly E-lines information on the reassignment process...reassignments-at-the-home-domicile
December 28, 2018Transfers Awarded - Action RequiredRecently, the company has awarded Flight Attendant transfers to HNL, GUM and LHR.   F...transfers-awarded-action-required
December 28, 2018Welcome Class 1815This past week, December 26, 2018, we welcomed the last class of 2018 to the line. The 73 graduating...welcome-class-1815
December 25, 2018E-Lines: December 25, 2018Happy Holidays!e-lines-december-25-2018
December 25, 2018Happy Holidays!For those of you working this holiday, know we are grateful for your commitment to our profession, o...happy-holidays
December 21, 2018E-Lines: December 21, 2018Reserve Christmas Wish List Now Available,Standby Pre-Boarding Assignment(s) Clarification,Reserve S...e-lines-december-21-2018
December 21, 2018Common Metal Support TeamThe “hotline” hours for the Common Metal Support Team have been extended until December 28, 2018.&nb...common-metal-support-team
December 21, 2018Purser Override for 2019 VacationsAs the result of an agreement between United and AFA, Flight Attendants who are awarded a ...purser-override-for-2019-vacations
December 21, 2018International Purser Waitlist “Resignations”As the company has begun activating additional International Pursers at base locations around the wo...international-purser-waitlist-resignations
December 21, 2018Transfers Affecting International Purser QualificationAs a result of recent transfer activity, there have been a number of questions as to how accepting a...transfers-affecting-international-purser-qualification
December 21, 2018Crew Meal Improvements Coming in 2019This week the company released an article in Inflight Services Weekly addressing improvements to Cre...crew-meal-improvements-coming-in-2019
December 21, 20182019 Pass Travel Enrollment Period Closes December 28, 2018As we communicated on December 1, 2018, Flight Attendants who desire to change their 2018 Pass Trave...2019-pass-travel-enrollment-period-closes-december-28-2018
December 21, 2018EmployeeRES New Jumpseat Listing ProcedureThe new employeeRes system launched on December 13, 2018 leading to changes in the Flight Attendant ...employeeres-new-jumpseat-listing-procedure
December 21, 2018CINTAS Uniform Points – Final Days Place Orders Using Our 2018 PointsAs a reminder, consistent with the terms of the JCBA, the balance of any uniform points do not roll ...cintas-uniform-points-final-days-place-orders-using-our-2018-points
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