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October 18, 2019E-Lines: October 18, 2019Fall Regular Meeting of the United MEC ,One-Month and Three-Month Special COLAs Available with Dece...e-lines-october-18-2019
October 18, 2019STRIKE ALERT: Chicago Public School Teachers and Workers are on strike!The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU), SEIU Local 73 school support staff and Park District workers went ...strike-alert-chicago-public-school-teachers-and-workers-are-on-strike
October 18, 2019United Projects Higher Full Year Profit Sharing PaymentsOn the heels of Tuesday’s third quarter financial performance announcement, the company has pub...united-projects-higher-full-year-profit-sharing-payments
October 18, 2019Human Trafficking Vigilance as Football Season Kicks OffAs Flight Attendants, we are uniquely positioned to potentially identify human traffickers and assis...human-trafficking-vigilance-as-football-season-kicks-off
October 18, 2019Bonus Bucks Registration Extended to October 23, 2019Flight Attendants should recently have completed company required Computer Based Training (CBT). As ...bonus-bucks-registration-extended-to-october-23-2019
October 18, 2019Calling On & Calling Off Sick LeaveAs we enter the cold and flu season, we encourage everyone to consider taking advantage of our negot...calling-on-calling-off-sick-leave
October 18, 2019Revision #30 Effective Date - November 1, 2019Revision #30 is now availablewith an effective date of November 1, 2019.Flight Attendants are encour...revision-30-effective-date-november-1-2019
October 18, 2019Contract Changes Affect Line ConstructionSince October 2018 when the Flight Attendant operation was merged and the development of Flight Atte...contract-changes-affect-line-construction
October 18, 2019Benefits Training Concludes in ChicagoThis week, volunteers from Local Councils across the system successfully completed two classes condu...benefits-training-concludes-in-chicago
October 18, 2019Vision PlansThis year, two former vision plans, Superior Vision and the standard VSP Plans, will not be offered....vision-plans
October 18, 2019Healthy Rewards PPO and Changes to HRA AccountBeginning on January 1, 2020, participants in the Health Rewards PPO, will have a $4,800 cap on the ...healthy-rewards-ppo-and-changes-to-hra-account
October 18, 2019Annual Benefits Open Enrollment - through October 25, 2019Open Enrollment began October 7 and will close on October 25, 2019. Flight Attendants can enroll onl...annual-benefits-open-enrollment-through-october-25-2019
October 18, 2019One-Month and Three-Month Special COLAs Available with December Bid MonthInflight Scheduling has determined that there will be an opportunity to award one month and three-mo...one-month-and-three-month-special-colas-available-with-december-bid-month
October 18, 2019Fall Regular Meeting of the United MECThe Fall Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council (MEC) will take place October 22 – 2...fall-regular-meeting-of-the-united-mec
October 15, 2019E-Lines: October 15, 2019United Releases Third Quarter Financial Performance Results, Annual Vacation Bidding, Fall Reg...e-lines-october-15-2019
October 15, 2019Three Distinct Types of Reassignment per JCBA Section 7.Q.Our Contract provides for three distinct types of reassignment scenarios and each of the three have ...three-distinct-types-of-reassignment-per-jcba-section-7q
October 15, 2019“What is my work position?”Understanding how to read a pairing and to understand the corresponding work-position eliminates u...what-is-my-work-position
October 15, 2019November 2019 Paid Holidays – NRT, GUM & All U.S. BasesOur Contract stipulates that in addition to all other compensation, Flight Attendants receive addi...november-2019-paid-holidays-nrt-gum-all-us-bases
October 15, 2019Annual Benefits Open Enrollment - through October 25Open Enrollment for active employees began October 7 and will close on October 25, 2019. Flight At...annual-benefits-open-enrollment-through-october-25
October 15, 2019Fall Regular Meeting of the United MEC - October 22 – 23, 2019 in ChicagoThe Fall Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council (MEC) will take place October 22 –...fall-regular-meeting-of-the-united-mec-october-22-23-2019-in-chicago
October 15, 2019Annual Vacation BiddingVacation Elections (Flex days, Buy Back, 401(k) deferral) closed this morning, October 15, 2019 08...annual-vacation-bidding
October 15, 2019United Releases Third Quarter Financial Performance ResultsUnited’s third-quarter net income jumped nearly 23% to more than $1.02 billion from the year-earli...united-releases-third-quarter-financial-performance-results
October 11, 2019E-Lines: October 11, 2019Background on MEC Settlements,737 MAX – Grounded Through January 6 - 2020, Welcome New Hire Cl...e-lines-october-11-2019
October 11, 2019Network Operations Center (NOC) Monitoring Typhoon Hagibis – Stay SafeSuper typhoon, Hagibis is expected to pass near Tokyo, Japan, Saturday night into Sunday. United’s...network-operations-center-noc-monitoring-typhoon-hagibis-stay-safe
October 11, 2019Creating Awareness – Aircraft that Overnight at Non-Hub Locations As a reminder, when arriving into a station that is a non-hub location, galley Flight Attend...creating-awareness-aircraft-that-overnight-at-non-hub-locations
October 11, 2019Impact of Personal Time Off (PTO) on Reserve Availability (Section 7.AA.4.)Guaranteed personal time office will be made available to Flight Attendants on a daily basis regar...impact-of-personal-time-off-pto-on-reserve-availability-section-7aa4
October 11, 2019Pay Claim Details Viewable on Pay RegisterFlight Attendants who have submitted a pay claim have the ability to view details about paid pay cla...pay-claim-details-viewable-on-pay-register
October 11, 2019System Scheduling Reports – DSL and SWLOF Reports, November, 2019Central Schedule Committee’s most recent (DSL) and (SWLOF) reportsdetailing their activities in...system-scheduling-reports-dsl-and-swlof-reports-november-2019
October 11, 20192020 CQ Rebid Award Results – Posted by October 16, 2019Flight Attendants who were recently required to rebid their CQ due (must go) month by preferencing...2020-cq-rebid-award-results-posted-by-october-16-2019
October 11, 2019Vacation Elections due by October 15, 2019Flight Attendants who would like to participate in the optional Vacation Election process are enco...vacation-elections-due-by-october-15-2019
October 11, 2019Medical Rate Setting – Claims Experience and Cost of Administration MatterFrom the rate you see when you first look into the enrollment tool, keep in mind the wellness cred...medical-rate-setting-claims-experience-and-cost-of-administration-matter
October 11, 2019Annual Benefits Open Enrollment - through October 25Open Enrollment began October 7 and will close on October 25, 2019. Flight Attendants can enroll o...annual-benefits-open-enrollment-through-october-25
October 11, 2019Fall Regular Meeting of the United MEC - October 22 – 23, 2019 in ChicagoThe Fall Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council (MEC) will take place October 22 –...fall-regular-meeting-of-the-united-mec-october-22-23-2019-in-chicago
October 11, 2019Welcome New Hire Class 1924On Tuesday, October 8, 2019, AFA welcomed the 56 graduating Members of class 1924 to the line. Our...welcome-new-hire-class-1924
October 11, 2019737 MAX Grounded through January 6, 2020United has made the decision to pull the 737-MAX aircraft from the company’s schedule until January ...737-max-grounded-through-january-6-2020
October 11, 2019Background on MEC SettlementsThis past Tuesday in E-lines we shared details of two MEC Settlements and advised Flight Attendant...background-on-mec-settlements
October 9, 2019MEC Central Schedule Committee SWLOF ReportMEC Central Schedule Committee SWLOF Reportmec-central-schedule-committee-report
October 8, 2019E-Lines: October 08, 2019Learning Network CBT & Travel on Sick Leave Information, 2020 Travel Pricing Error Corrected, ...e-lines-october-08-2019
October 8, 2019Tell Your Congressperson to Support the PRO ActWhen workers stand together, we have the power to negotiate the wages we need and the benefits we de...tell-your-congressperson-to-support-the-pro-act
October 8, 2019U.S. Driver's Licenses Must Be "Real ID" Compliant by October 2020To heighten airline safety and security, Congress adopted a 9/11 Commission recommendation in 2...us-drivers-licenses-must-be-real-id-compliant-by-october-2020
October 8, 2019Pre-retirement Checklist InformationThe Continental Airlines Retirement Plan (CARP) interest rates used to determine lump sum options an...pre-retirement-checklist-information
October 8, 2019Reminder CBD Oil is a Hazard to Continued EmploymentEarlier this year our EAP Flight Attendant Drug and Alcohol Program (FADAP) noted the hazards of CBD...reminder-cbd-oil-is-a-hazard-to-continued-employment
October 8, 2019Trading Premium Positions and Crew Scheduling NotificationQuestions regarding the trading of work positions onboard the aircraft persist. trading-premium-positions-and-crew-scheduling-notification
October 8, 2019Go Pink for October– Support Breast Cancer AwarenessOctober is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. To heighten awareness and emphasize the value of ...go-pink-for-october-support-breast-cancer-awareness
October 8, 2019A Message from Your AFA EAP Volunteers Concerning Breast Cancer Awareness MonthBreast Cancer Awareness Month, marked in countries across the world every October, helps to increase...a-message-from-your-afa-eap-volunteers-concerning-breast-cancer-awareness-month
October 8, 2019UChat App Installation GuidanceThe new Flight Attendant communication app, UChat, was pushed to our links on September 30, 2019.&nb...uchat-app-installation-guidance
October 8, 2019Calculating the Value of the Vacation Buy Back Election OptionFlight Attendants have the option to “sell back" vacation days at a rate of three hours and fif...calculating-the-value-of-the-vacation-buy-back-election-option
October 8, 2019New Codes for Rolling Occupational Sick and Workman's CompensationTwo new rolling Sick Codes have been developed to help ensure that the pay for Occupational Sick and...new-codes-for-rolling-occupational-sick-and-workmans-compensation
October 8, 2019Vacation Election Window is Open until October 15, 0800HDTThe Vacation Election period closes next week, October 15, 2019, at 0800HDT. Flight Attendants who w...vacation-election-window-is-open-until-october-15-0800hdt
October 8, 2019Settlement of NODs - Downline Reassignment of Flight AttendantsA number of Notices of Dispute (NODs) asserting that the Company is improperly interpreting the lang...settlement-of-nods-downline-reassignment-of-flight-attendants
October 8, 2019Settlement of MEC 5-19 – Reassignment Pay when Deviating on a Final DH segmentAlong with a number of Notices of Dispute, MEC 5-19 was filed asserting the Company was improperly i...settlement-of-mec-5-19-reassignment-pay-when-deviating-on-a-final-dh-segment
October 8, 20192020 Travel Pricing Error CorrectedWe reported earlier this month of an automation error in employeeRES that affected the NRSA pricing ...2020-travel-pricing-error-corrected
October 8, 2019Learning Network CBT & Travel on Sick Leave InformationThe Learning Network CBT that Flight Attendants were required to have completed by October 6, 2019 c...learning-network-cbt-travel-on-sick-leave-information
October 5, 2019Benefits Open Enrollment Begins Next Week - October 7, 2019October 7, 2019 begins our Annual Benefits open enrollment for 2020. Employees have the opportunity ...benefits-open-enrollment-begins-next-week-october-7-2019
October 5, 2019Vacation Election Period Open – Buy Back, FLEX and Deferral to 401(k)The Vacation Election period opened Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 0800 Home Domicile Time (HDT) a...vacation-election-period-open-buy-back-flex-and-deferral-to-401k
October 5, 2019Hotel Sign-in ProcessWe’ve become aware of a number of discussions regarding the Crew Member hotel sign-in process.&...hotel-sign-in-process
October 5, 2019November One Month Special COLA Bid Closes Monday, October 7, 2019Flight Attendants who are interested in applying for the November 2019 COLA are reminded that the bi...november-one-month-special-cola-bid-closes-monday-october-7-2019
October 5, 2019Quarterly Incentive Compensation Detailed & Paid on October 16, Pay AdviceAs the third quarter of the calendar year closes, we recommend that Flight Attendants be on the look...quarterly-incentive-compensation-detailed-paid-on-october-16-pay-advice
October 5, 2019Category I Local Council Elections are UnderwayLocal Council Elections are important because these provide the Members with the ability to directly...category-i-local-council-elections-are-underway
October 5, 2019Fall Regular Meeting of the United MEC - October 22 – 23, 2019 in ChicagoThe Fall Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council (MEC) will take place October 22 – 2...fall-regular-meeting-of-the-united-mec-october-22-23-2019-in-chicago
October 5, 2019Unaccompanied Minors (UMNR) Tracker AppOver the course of the past several months, there have been a number of changes to the procedures to...unaccompanied-minors-umnr-tracker-app
October 5, 2019CCS Pop-up Alert Programmed to Appear During Working FlightsBeginning October 9, 2019, management is activating a trip trade pop-up alert function on CCS to rem...ccs-pop-up-alert-programmed-to-appear-during-working-flights
October 5, 2019KCM® RulesIn an ongoing continuous educational effort, the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), the Transportat...kcm-rules
October 5, 2019Continental Retirement Plan (CARP) Interest Rates PublishedThe new interest rates for the Continental Retirement Plan (CARP) are now available on Your Benefits...continental-retirement-plan-carp-interest-rates-published
October 5, 2019October 6th – Deadline to Complete CBTOctober 6, 2019, is the last day to complete the six required CBT modules. The “2019 Flight Att...october-6th-deadline-to-complete-cbt
October 5, 2019Travel While on Sick LeavePermission to travel while on sick leave is not required. However, while on sick leave you are accou...travel-while-on-sick-leave
October 4, 2019E-Lines: October 04, 2019 October 6th – Deadline to Complete CBT, Continental Re...e-lines-october-04-2019
October 3, 2019Continental Retirement Plan (CARP) Interest Rates PublishedThe new interest rates for the Continental Retirement Plan (CARP) are now available on Your Benefits...continental-retirement-plan-carp-interest-rates-published
October 2, 2019In the Industry – the Struggle for Contract Improvements is RealThe Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) representing United Express Carrier Air Wisconsi...in-the-industry-the-struggle-for-contract-improvements-is-real
October 2, 2019TAKE ACTION: Stop Toxic Fumes!he Cabin Air Safety Act of 2019 aims to protect airline passengers and crew from the harmful effects...take-action-stop-toxic-fumes
October 2, 20192020 Annual Benefits Enrollment ReminderFlight Attendants currently have the opportunity to explore Benefit plan options for the 2020 Benefi...2020-annual-benefits-enrollment-reminder
October 2, 2019Commuter Program also Applies to Surface TransportationSection 28 of our Contract offers Flight Attendants who commute by air certain contractual protectio...commuter-program-also-applies-to-surface-transportation
October 2, 2019International Purser/Purser AuthorityThe International Purser/Purser is the designated onboard leader on the aircraft and she/he is respo...international-purserpurser-authority
October 2, 2019Act Now! - CBT Completion Due Date is October 6, 2019The “2019 Flight Attendant United HR Compliance and On-board Service”training is on Flying...act-now-cbt-completion-due-date-is-october-6-2019
October 2, 2019Sections 2.Q and 4.I Contractual Paid Holiday Trips Departing HKG & FRAOur Contract provides for additional compensation for flight assignments flown on designated holiday...sections-2q-and-4i-contractual-paid-holiday-trips-departing-hkg-fra
October 2, 2019UChat App Now AvailableUChat, an app developed to facilitate Flight Attendant to Flight Attendant communications in a ‘chat...uchat-app-now-available
October 2, 2019Vacation Election Period Open – Buy Back, FLEX and Deferral to 401(k) DeferralThe Vacation Election period opened Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 0800 Home Domicile Time (HDT) a...vacation-election-period-open-buy-back-flex-and-deferral-to-401k-deferral
October 2, 2019How is Day-at-a-Time (DATV) Vacation Awarded - Pre-Month vs. in the Operation?It is important to recognize pre-month requests for DATV and those in the operation are handled sepa...how-is-day-at-a-time-datv-vacation-awarded-pre-month-vs-in-the-operation
October 2, 2019Travel While on Sick Leave CBT Module Clarification .Considerable confusion continues as it pertains to a Flight Attendant’s ability to travel while on s...travel-while-on-sick-leave-cbt-module-clarification
October 2, 2019October is National Breast Cancer Awareness MonthThe month of October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To date, breast cancer remains the m...october-is-national-breast-cancer-awareness-month
October 2, 2019Pricing Error in Employee Travel System for NRSA Travel in 2020Management reports there is an issue with the Employee Travel system which is causing incorrect pric...pricing-error-in-employee-travel-system-for-nrsa-travel-in-2020
October 2, 2019KCM® RulesIn an ongoing continuous educational effort, the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), the Transportat...kcm-rules
October 1, 2019E-Lines: October 02, 2019Pricing Error in Employee Travel System for NRSA Travel in 2020, National Breast Cancer Awareness Mo...e-lines-october-02-2019
October 1, 2019MEC Central Schedule Committee DSL ReportMEC Central Schedule Committee DSL Reportcentral-schedule-committee-dsl-report
September 27, 2019E-Lines: September 27, 2019Vacation Election Period Open until October 15 –Buy Back - FLEX and 401(k) Deferral, Designation of ...e-lines-september-27-2019
September 27, 2019Hotel & Transportation Feedback via MEC Reporting ChannelsIn the September 18, 2019 ISW, management communicated their desire for Flight Attendants to provide...hotel-transportation-feedback-via-mec-reporting-channels
September 27, 2019Unaccompanied Minor Policy Revised to include Unaccompanied NRSA Pass RidersAs of August 15, 2019 unaccompanied minor (UMNR) pass riders will count towards the cap of six (6) U...unaccompanied-minor-policy-revised-to-include-unaccompanied-nrsa-pass-riders
September 27, 2019Reserve Availability Rules on the Last Day of the Bid MonthAs we approach the last day of the September bid month, it is timely for us to review the Reserve av...reserve-availability-rules-on-the-last-day-of-the-bid-month
September 27, 2019Providing Physician’s Note for ½ Point Reduction .As part of our Contractual Attendance and Performance management provisions of our Contract, we nego...providing-physicians-note-for-point-reduction
September 27, 2019Flight Time or Holding Time following a DiversionRecent adverse weather across the country has resulted in the diversion of a number of flights to ci...flight-time-or-holding-time-following-a-diversion
September 27, 2019Scheduled Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Blue Line Service into O’HareFlight Attendants who use public transportation to/from O’Hare Airport should be aware the Chicago T...scheduled-chicago-transit-authority-cta-blue-line-service-into-ohare
September 27, 2019New Zealand (AKL) Electronic Travel Authority Effective October 1, 2019Effective October 1, 2019 all international visitors, transit passengers and working crew members fr...new-zealand-akl-electronic-travel-authority-effective-october-1-2019
September 27, 2019Occupational Leave vs Occupational Extended Illness and Vacation AccrualNow that Vacation Accrual Letters have been published, we are beginning to receive questions from Fl...occupational-leave-vs-occupational-extended-illness-and-vacation-accrual
September 27, 2019Designation of FLEX Vacation Days at the End of Vacation BiddingThe 2020 Vacation Guide advises Flight Attendants how FLEX vacation days will be identified for thos...designation-of-flex-vacation-days-at-the-end-of-vacation-bidding
September 27, 2019Vacation Election Open until October 15 – Buy Back, FLEX and Deferral to 401kThe Vacation Election period opened Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 0800 Home Domicile Time (HDT) a...vacation-election-open-until-october-15-buy-back-flex-and-deferral-to-401k
September 25, 2019Deadline - 2020 CQ Due Month Change Bidding Closes September 27As a reminder, Flight Attendants who currently have a CQ due (must go) month of June, July or August...deadline-2020-cq-due-month-change-bidding-closes-september-27
September 25, 2019Go Pink for October– Support Breast Cancer AwarenessAs a reminder, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. As we do each year to highlight th...go-pink-for-october-support-breast-cancer-awareness
September 25, 2019Guidelines on Removing Language QualificationA language qualified Flight Attendant who has been language qualified in accordance with compan...guidelines-on-removing-language-qualification
September 25, 2019Section 3.I.11. – Consumption of Alcohol while on Deadhead StatusWhile we are on the subject of being rescheduled from deadhead to working status, a review of the la...section-3i11-consumption-of-alcohol-while-on-deadhead-status
September 25, 2019Deadhead Rescheduled to Working StatusThe company may reschedule a deadheading Flight Attendant(s) to work the flight on which she/he...deadhead-rescheduled-to-working-status
September 25, 2019Required CBT Due Date of October 6th – Compensation DetailsOn August 7, 2019 Inflight Management notified Flight Attendants of the required 6 module CBT series...required-cbt-due-date-of-october-6th-compensation-details
September 25, 2019Vacation Election Options – Vacation Buy Back, FLEX and Deferral to 401(k)The Vacation Election period opens this Wednesday September 25, 2019, by 0800 Home Domicile Time (HD...vacation-election-options-vacation-buy-back-flex-and-deferral-to-401k
September 25, 20192020 Vacation Accrual Letters Available expected by September 25, 2019Flight Attendants’ 2020 Vacation Accrual Letters will be available no later than September 25, 2019 ...2020-vacation-accrual-letters-available-expected-by-september-25-2019
September 25, 20192020 Reserve (A/B) Letter Lists are Now Available for FRA, HKG, HNL, LHR, & NRTThe 2020 Reserve Letter Lists are now available in your Base and on Flying Together. Reserve (A/B) R...2020-reserve-ab-letter-lists-are-now-available-for-fra-hkg-hnl-lhr-nrt
September 25, 2019Resolving Reserve End-of-Month 1-in-7 ConflictsLast month, insertion of a Break (BRK) day placeholder in the schedule of a Reserve who has a potent...resolving-reserve-end-of-month-1-in-7-conflicts
September 24, 2019E-Lines: September 24, 2019Resolving Reserve End-of-Month 1-in-7 Conflicts,2020 Reserve (A/B) Letter Lists are Now Available fo...e-lines-september-24-2019
September 20, 2019E-Lines: September 20, 2019UChat – On September 30th - 2019 it’s coming!,Situational Awareness – Especially at the ATM Machine,...e-lines-september-20-2019
September 20, 2019AFA International President TestifiesOn Thursday, September 26th, the Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation wil...afa-international-president-testifies
September 20, 2019Reminder - 2020 CQ Due Month Change Bidding Closes September 27As a reminder, Flight Attendants who currently have a CQ due (must go) month of June, July or August...reminder-2020-cq-due-month-change-bidding-closes-september-27
September 20, 2019Mark your Calendar - 2020 Annual Benefits Open Enrollment - October 7 - 25, 2019It’s that time of the year again when annual benefits open enrollment will take place during the per...mark-your-calendar-2020-annual-benefits-open-enrollment-october-7-25-2019
September 20, 20192019 Annual Communications Training Concludes this Week in ChicagoThis week, the United Master Executive Council (MEC) Communications Committee conducted their annual...2019-annual-communications-training-concludes-this-week-in-chicago
September 20, 2019Irregular Operations from Extreme WeatherWhen extreme weather disrupts the operation as it did these past few days in Houston, the negotiated...irregular-operations-from-extreme-weather
September 20, 2019Minimum Duty and Time Away (Trip) Rigs - Understanding how they interactUnderstanding that Ratio-in-Guarantee (RIGs) offer protections for additional pay and credit beyond ...minimum-duty-and-time-away-trip-rigs-understanding-how-they-interact
September 20, 20192020 Reserve Rotation Letter Lists to be Published Monday, September 23, 2019The 2020 Reserve Letter Lists will be made available in your Base and on Flying Together on Monday, ...2020-reserve-rotation-letter-lists-to-be-published-monday-september-23-2019
September 20, 2019Vacation Election Options – Vacation Buy Back, FLEX and Deferral to 401(k)The Vacation Election period opens by 0800 Home Domicile Time (HDT) on September 25, 2019 and closes...vacation-election-options-vacation-buy-back-flex-and-deferral-to-401k
September 20, 2019Situational Awareness – Especially at the ATM MachineA recent “find” by a group of Chicago Flight Attendants on layover in Sau Paulo included a “skimmer”...situational-awareness-especially-at-the-atm-machine
September 20, 2019UChat – On September 30, 2019, it’s coming!In July, United management announced the testing of UChat, an app developed to facility Flight Atten...uchat-on-september-30-2019-its-coming
September 19, 2019MEC Hotel & Transportation ReportThis report lists resolution on issues discussed during the meeting and some responses and chan...mec-hotel-transportation-report
September 18, 201990-Day Freeze on all iOS UpdatesEffective September 10, 2019 the company has implemented a temporary freeze on all iOS updates....90-day-freeze-on-all-ios-updates
September 18, 2019Go Pink for October– Support Breast Cancer AwarenessAs a reminder, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. As we do each year to highlight th...go-pink-for-october-support-breast-cancer-awareness
September 18, 2019TAKE ACTION: Stop Toxic Fumes!The Cabin Air Safety Act of 2019 aims to protect airline passengers and crew from the harmful effect...take-action-stop-toxic-fumes
September 18, 2019Fall Regular Meeting of the United MEC - October 22 – 23, 2019 in ChicagoWe encourage Members to witness our democratic process in action by attending your Local Counci...fall-regular-meeting-of-the-united-mec-october-22-23-2019-in-chicago
September 18, 2019CBT Due Date of October 6th Approaching - Keep a Record of CompletionOn August 7, 2019 Inflight Management notified Flight Attendants of the required 6 module CBT series...cbt-due-date-of-october-6th-approaching-keep-a-record-of-completion
September 18, 2019Positive Space Booking Window Expanded from 60 to 120 DaysPreviously and as a matter of company policy, the advance booking of positive space (NRPS) travel ha...positive-space-booking-window-expanded-from-60-to-120-days
September 18, 2019Early BoardingAs of January 1, 2019, the requirement for positive check-in was eliminated on a trial basis.early-boarding
September 18, 2019Vacation ReductionsThere are several instances where a Flight Attendant may experience a reduction in her/his vacation ...vacation-reductions
September 18, 2019Vacation Elections Open September 25, 2019 with Accrual LettersThe 2020 Vacation Election window opens next week on September 25th. Under the terms of our Contract...vacation-elections-open-september-25-2019-with-accrual-letters
September 17, 2019E-Lines: September 17, 2019Changes to Parking at Washington Geographic Location,Vacation Elections Open September 25 - 2019 wit...e-lines-september-17-2019
September 14, 2019Special Qualifications - 50 Hour RequirementWe have received reports in the MEC Office that some supervisory personnel are incorrectly advising ...special-qualifications-50-hour-requirement
September 14, 20192020 CQ Changes – Due Month Bidding is Now OPEN - Closes September 27Flight Attendants who currently have a CQ due (must go) month of June, July or August received a e-m...2020-cq-changes-due-month-bidding-is-now-open-closes-september-27
September 14, 2019Central Schedule Committee (CSC) Reports – October, 2019Central Schedule Committee’s most recent Build and Review Report detailing their activitie...central-schedule-committee-csc-reports-october-2019
September 14, 2019Known Crew Member – Comply & Report! Use KCM Online Reporting FormCrew Members around the system, Flight Attendants and Pilots alike, continue to report inconsistenci...known-crew-member-comply-report-use-kcm-online-reporting-form
September 14, 2019Vacation 2020!In anticipation of the opening of the first round of Vacation bidding on October 23, 2019, a good de...vacation-2020
September 13, 2019E-Lines: September 13, 2019Vacation 2020!,Known Crew Member – Comply & Report! Use KCM Online Reporting Form,Central Schedu...e-lines-september-13-2019
September 13, 20192020 Annual Benefits Open Enrollment - October 7 - 25, 2019It’s that time of the year again when annual benefits open enrollment will take place during the per...2020-annual-benefits-open-enrollment-october-7-25-2019
September 13, 2019Purchase Pink Uniform Accessories - Support Breast Cancer Awareness MonthOctober, is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As we do each year to highlight the importa...purchase-pink-uniform-accessories-support-breast-cancer-awareness-month
September 13, 2019October Paid Holidays - HKG National Day (10/1) & FRA Unification Day (10/3)Paid holidays during the month of October include pairings which originate in HKG and include Nation...october-paid-holidays-hkg-national-day-101-fra-unification-day-103
September 13, 2019MEC Reserve Committee ReportOur MEC Reserve Committee’s most recent Reserve Committee Report addressing system Reserve...mec-reserve-committee-report
September 13, 2019International Override Applies to Pairings with Flying Outside the U.S. & Canadanternational override applies to those pairings flown to/from destinations outside the continental U...international-override-applies-to-pairings-with-flying-outside-the-us-canada
September 13, 2019One Month Special COLA for November 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-november-2019-with-medical-benefits-at-active-rates
September 13, 2019Special COLAs for October 2019 Schedule Month AwardedA total of 321 Special COLAs were awarded for the October 2019 schedule month on a system-wide basis...special-colas-for-october-2019-schedule-month-awarded
September 12, 2019MEC Central Schedule Committee SWLOF ReportMEC Central Schedule Committee SWLOF Reportmec-central-schedule-committee-september-5-2019
September 12, 2019FLIGHT ATTENDANT SCHEDULE MONTHS FOR 2020Listed below, by month, are the number of days in each month, and the new start and end dates for ea...flight-attendant-schedule-months-for-2020
September 10, 2019E-Lines: September 10, 2019Special E-Lines Edition Always Remember and Never Forget!e-lines-september-10-2019
September 10, 2019Special E-Lines Edition, Always Remember, and Never Forget!Today is a sacred, but somber day. Many of us will be attending September 11 Memorial Ceremonies whe...special-e-lines-edition-always-remember-and-never-forget
September 6, 2019E-Lines: September 06, 2019FAA Responds to AFA Advocacy to Move on 10 Hours Rest Implementation, A Message from Doug McKee...e-lines-september-06-2019
September 6, 2019Plan to Attend the NYC Labor Day Parade this Saturday, September 7, 2019This Saturday Sept. 7th, 2019, Endeavor AFA Local 45 (EDV AFA) Union Members will once again be marc...plan-to-attend-the-nyc-labor-day-parade-this-saturday-september-7-2019
September 6, 2019Updating your Phone Contact in CCSFlight Attendants have the ability to update or change their phone number contact information in CCS...updating-your-phone-contact-in-ccs
September 6, 2019System Scheduling Reports – DSL Report?The most recent (DSL) Review Report from Central Schedule Committee detailing their activities in th...system-scheduling-reports-dsl-report
September 6, 2019The Value of Our Contractual Scope LanguageJust as we should not perform work that is assigned to other airport employees such as customer serv...the-value-of-our-contractual-scope-language
September 6, 2019Jury Duty- Flight Attendant Guide Available from Help HubThe Jury Duty- Flight Attendant Guide found in Help Hub details the procedures for notifyi...jury-duty-flight-attendant-guide-available-from-help-hub
September 6, 2019Out of Base (OOB) Pick-ups are Not Eligible for TradingAs outlined in Chapter 10 of the Trip Trades and Adjustment guide, Flight Attendants may pick u...out-of-base-oob-pick-ups-are-not-eligible-for-trading
September 6, 2019Register to Attend the September 11, 2019 - Flight 93 “Journey of Remembrance”On September 11, 2019, a Journey of Remembrance to the Flight 93 National Memorial Park will depart ...register-to-attend-the-september-11-2019-flight-93-journey-of-remembrance
September 6, 2019Personal Strategies for Approaching the Anniversary of September 11thAs we approach the anniversary of September 11th, many of us will begin to plan how we’ll recognize ...personal-strategies-for-approaching-the-anniversary-of-september-11th
September 6, 20199/11 Commemorative Pin and Black Memorial Remembrance RibbonsFor the month of September, AFA will be providing black ribbons to be worn behind your white AFA pin...911-commemorative-pin-and-black-memorial-remembrance-ribbons
September 6, 2019FAA Airmen Certification Card Replacement ClarificationAs a clarification to the information published in this past Tuesday’s edition of E-lines, Flight At...faa-airmen-certification-card-replacement-clarification
September 6, 2019New KCM Requirements But No Uniform Effective September 6, 2019On, September 3, 2019, TSA issued notice to their officers there would be revised crewmember identif...new-kcm-requirements-but-no-uniform-effective-september-6-2019
September 6, 2019A Message from Doug McKeen – Sr. Vice President Labor RelationsEarlier this week, Doug McKeen sent a letter to a specific group of Flight Attendants addressing tri...a-message-from-doug-mckeen-sr-vice-president-labor-relations
September 6, 2019FAA Responds to AFA Advocacy to Move on 10 Hours Rest ImplementationLast year we successfully achieved 10 Hours minimum rest free from duty under the law. According to ...faa-responds-to-afa-advocacy-to-move-on-10-hours-rest-implementation
September 4, 2019Layover SafetyIn a recent July’s E-Lines article we focused on layover safety . The article offered tool...layover-safety
September 4, 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
September 4, 2019Attendance Bonus Point Application is Generated AutomaticallyRecently Flight Attendants have inquired as to the process as to how previously earned bonus point(s...attendance-bonus-point-application-is-generated-automatically
September 4, 20192020 CQ Changes – Affected Flight Attendants, Bidding Opens September 13, 2019Flight Attendants who currently have a CQ due month of June, July or August are reminded to expect a...2020-cq-changes-affected-flight-attendants-bidding-opens-september-13-2019
September 4, 2019FAA Airmen Certificate Replacement CardWith the recent changes to Known Crewmember (KCM) Flight Attendants traveling while NOT in...faa-airmen-certificate-replacement-card
September 4, 2019New KCM Requirements But No Uniform Required – Effective September 6, 2019Today, September 3, TSA issued notice to their officers about the new crewmember identification requ...new-kcm-requirements-but-no-uniform-required-effective-september-6-2019
September 4, 2019September 11, 2019 - Flight 93 “Journey of Remembrance”In the early morning hours of September 11, 2019, a Journey of Remembrance to the Flight 93 National...september-11-2019-flight-93-journey-of-remembrance
September 4, 20199/11 Commemorative Pin and Black Memorial Remembrance RibbonsFor the month of September and as part of our commitment to Never Forget, you are encouraged to wear...911-commemorative-pin-and-black-memorial-remembrance-ribbons
September 4, 2019Hurricane Dorian UpdateHurricane Dorian, downgraded to a Category 2 hurricane, is projected to approach the Florida’s centr...hurricane-dorian-update
September 3, 2019E-Lines: September 04, 2019Hurricane Dorian Update,9/11 Commemorative Pin and Black Memorial Remembrance Ribbons,September...e-lines-september-04-2019
September 2, 2019E-Lines: September 02, 2019E-Lines Special Edition - Labor Daye-lines-september-02-2019
September 2, 2019Labor Day Special EditionLabor Day. It always falls on a Monday during the month of September in the United States and Ca...labor-day-special-edition
August 30, 2019MEC Reserve Committee Report - August 30, 2019MEC Reserve Committee Report - August 30, 2019mec-reserve-committee-report
August 30, 2019E-Lines: August 30, 2019Tune in to CBS Sunday Morning– Interview with AFA International President  Sara Nelson,Sat...e-lines-august-30-2019
August 30, 2019Scholarship OpportunitiesThe Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded scholarships to more than 3000 Union families. T...scholarship-opportunities
August 30, 2019Reporting 2Hot 2Cold Instances – Get the AppFall is just around the corner but for many of our bases the heat of the summer is still in full swi...reporting-2hot-2cold-instances-get-the-app
August 30, 2019** Correction ** Transfers Awarded for November Bid MonthIn Tuesday’s E-lines, as a result of a typographical error, we incorrectly reported that 18 transfer...correction-transfers-awarded-for-november-bid-month
August 30, 2019Base Pay Increase Effective September Bid Month- DOS+3As set forth in Section 4.A. of our Contract, base pay rates were increased today, August 30, 2019, ...base-pay-increase-effective-september-bid-month-dos3
August 30, 20192020 CQ ChangesIn the August 28, 2019 Edition of Inflight Services Weekly, the company announced that for 2020...2020-cq-changes
August 30, 2019Family & Medical Leave Make-Up to Restore Days Toward 78 Day FML AllocationOur Contract provides for up to 78 days of Family & Medical Leave in any twelve-month period as ...family-medical-leave-make-up-to-restore-days-toward-78-day-fml-allocation
August 30, 2019Work Positions on Operational Pairings (8000-9999)Flight Attendants continue to ask for clarification regarding work positions associated with Operati...work-positions-on-operational-pairings-8000-9999
August 30, 2019AFA Resources for Hurricane DorianHurricane Dorian is continuing to build and continues to move northwest through the Atlantic. Curren...afa-resources-for-hurricane-dorian
August 30, 2019737 MAX Update – Out of Schedule through December 19, 2019United management has announced plans to pull MAX flights out of schedule until December 19, 2019 an...737-max-update-out-of-schedule-through-december-19-2019
August 30, 2019New KCM Requirements But No Uniform RequiredThis past week our International President, Sara Nelson, worked with pilot leaders and the airlines ...new-kcm-requirements-but-no-uniform-required
August 30, 2019Satellite Bases at MCO, PHX & SAN Opened TodaySatellite bases at MCO, PHX & SAN opened today. Initial start up to full operation of the satell...satellite-bases-at-mco-phx-san-opened-today
August 30, 2019Tune in to CBS Sunday Morning – Interview with AFA International PresidentOn Sunday, September 1, 2019, tune in to CBS Sunday Morningfor an interview with Sara Nelson, A...tune-in-to-cbs-sunday-morning-interview-with-afa-international-president
August 28, 2019MEC Central Schedule Committee DSL ReportMEC Central Schedule Committee DSL Reportmec-central-schedule-committee-dsl-report
August 28, 2019ROCKON - a Concert supporting the CAUSE Foundation and Pilots for KidsPilots for Kids and The CAUSE Foundation are hosting the upcoming Rock United fundraising ...rockon-a-concert-supporting-the-cause-foundation-and-pilots-for-kids
August 28, 2019TAKE ACTION: Stop Toxic Fumes OnboardOur workspace is the public’s travel space and, in that space, today, crews and passengers are breat...take-action-stop-toxic-fumes-onboard
August 28, 2019Purser Pay RatesIn the July 10, 2019 E-Lines publication we provided information on International Purser/P...purser-pay-rates
August 28, 2019Personal Credit Card is Not Required to Check into Layover Hotel RoomsSection 5.B.4 of our Contract establishes that Flight Attendants are not required to provide their p...personal-credit-card-is-not-required-to-check-into-layover-hotel-rooms
August 28, 2019AFA EAP Personal Strategies for Approaching the Anniversary of September 11thAs we approach the anniversary of September 11th, many of us will begin to plan how we’ll recognize ...afa-eap-personal-strategies-for-approaching-the-anniversary-of-september-11th
August 28, 20199/11 Commemorative Pin and Black Memorial Remembrance RibbonsFor the month of September AFA will be providing black ribbons to be worn behind your AFA pin. There...911-commemorative-pin-and-black-memorial-remembrance-ribbons
August 28, 2019Register to Attend Flight 93 Journey of RemembranceOn September 11, 2019, a Journey of Remembrance to the Flight 93 National Memorial Park will depart ...register-to-attend-flight-93-journey-of-remembrance
August 28, 2019Transfers Awarded for November Bid Month - Action RequiredThe following new transfer opportunities were awarded to Flight Attendants on August 26, 2019 effect...transfers-awarded-for-november-bid-month-action-required
August 28, 2019Resolving End-of-Month 1-in-7 ConflictsFollowing a recent communication from the company addressing programming changes to track 1-in-7 vio...resolving-end-of-month-1-in-7-conflicts
August 28, 2019Important KCM UpdateSince the announcement on Saturday that Known Crewmember (KCM) procedures would change AFA has been ...important-kcm-update
August 27, 2019Important KCM UpdateSince the announcement on Saturday that Known Crewmember (KCM) procedures would change AFA has been ...important-kcm-update
August 27, 2019E-Lines: August 27, 2019Important KCM Update,Resolving End-of-Month 1-in-7 Conflicts,Transfers Awarded for November Bid Mont...e-lines-august-27-2019
August 23, 2019Involvement Is Power- AFA StructureFlight Attendants joined together to represent only Flight Attendants; every Member has the ability ...involvement-is-power-afa-structure
August 23, 2019E-Lines: August 23, 2019Changes to the Route Network Announced This Week,Check the Semi-Annual System Seniority List Publish...e-lines-august-23-2019
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