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AFA E-Lines: December 4, 2020

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Contents of E-Lines for December 4, 2020

  • No Activity Line Bidding for January
  • Holiday Absence Certificate
  • Update Link Protection Program - Deadline Dec 7
  • Vacation Fly-Through and Instant Trade Reminder
No Activity Line (NAL) Schedule Bidding Available for January

Flight Attendants at the bases and satellites listed below, where there are IVFMP participants may elect to bid a No Activity Line (NAL) schedule for January.

As a reminder, NAL schedules are empty lines with no assigned flying. Flight Attendants awarded NAL schedules may elect to not fly for the month, or may elect to pick up pairings through advertisements, up to 35 hours for the month. The 35-hour restriction limits the amount of time you are able to pick up from advertisements and is not a pay limitation.  If you have vacation during the month, those vacation hours are paid in addition to the 35 hours picked up from advertisements and do not limit your ability to pick up from ADs.

Those in the IVFMP, as a default, may fly a regular schedule if all the NAL are awarded to more senior Flight Attendants. If there is not a sufficient number of more senior Flight Attendants who elect to fly one of the NAL schedules assigned at the base, NAL schedules will be assigned in inverse order of seniority to those participating in the IVFMP. If you are an IVFMP participant and wish to be assigned an NAL schedule, you should bid for an NAL schedule. Keep in mind, however, you may be assigned to a regular schedule if more senior Flight Attendants bid for the NAL schedules.

To bid for a NAL schedule, which opened today, in CCS under the bidding tab, select No Activity Line (NAL) Bid no later than 12:00 Noon CT on Friday, December 13, 2020.

Jan-2021

Base

Award Special COLA

Seniority Date Most Junior FA Awarded SPCOLA

NAL Available to all

AUS

NONE

None Awarded

YES

BOS

NONE

None Awarded

YES

CLE

NONE

None Awarded

YES

DEN

NONE

None Awarded

YES

EWR

NONE

None Awarded

YES

FLL

NONE

None Awarded

YES*

GUM

NONE

None Awarded

N/A

HNL

NONE

None Awarded

YES

IAD

YES-ALL

05/18/1999

NO

IAH

YES-SOME

08/26/1990

YES

LAS

YES-ALL

02/14/1998

NO

LAX

NONE

None Awarded

YES

LHR

YES-ALL

06/2/1991

NO

MCO

NONE

None Awarded

YES

ORD

YES-ALL

05/18/1999

PHX

NONE

None Awarded

SAN

NONE

None Awarded

SEA

NONE

None Awarded

SFO

NONE

None Awarded

TPA

NONE

None Awarded

*Revised due results of GUM Surplus Transfer Awards

Holiday Absence Certificate Update

As we reported earlier this week, all Flight Attendants will be required to submit an Absence Certificate for all sick calls, paid or unpaid, originating on or after December 20, 2020 through January 4, 2021. This requirement also applies to those flight attendants utilizing sick time for care of a spouse or minor child.

United has advised that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some physicians are not seeing patients for in-person visits.  For this upcoming period, absence certificates prepared by physicians via a telemedicine / virtual appointment are acceptable.

Completed Absence Certificates must be submitted to Company Medical (not your supervisor), via Help Hub on or before check-in time of a Lineholder’s first trip or a Reserves first assignment, following illness or injury.  If the Absence Certificate is not received, the Flight Attendant will have 72 hours after her/his first trip flown, or Standby Reserve assignment to provide the Absence Certificate. If it is not received within 72 hours, disciplinary action could result.

Flight Attendants who have had no absences in the prior twelve (12) calendar months will not be subject to the Absence Certificate requirement imposed during the holiday period.

Link Protection Program Deadline Monday, December 7

United has announced that the enrollment for Link Protection will be extended for one week, through December 7, where the $30 enrollment fee will be prorated based upon your enrollment opt-in date.

You can visit United’s Help Hub and going to the Link/Sled Recovery Protection Plan – Standard Enrollment Period.  Please read the United Link Advisory in your company email for additional details.

Vacation Fly-Through and Instant Trade Reminders

As a reminder, Advance Vacation Fly-Through requests for January, including any vacation overlapping into February, are due by 1000 HDT, December 5.  Also, December 5th is the first day for Vacation Instant Trades, which will remain on-going through the year.

Reminder and Quick Links

December 05 – 1000 HDT Advance Vacation Fly-Through Deadline

December 05 – Vacation Instant Trading Begins

December 07 – Link Protection Program Closes

December 11 – Begin Period for Holiday Bonus Point

December 20 – Begin Day for Absence Certificate Requirement

December 25 – Contractual Holiday Pay

January 29 – 2359 CT - First Trimester CQ CBT Due