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07 Jul

TAKE ACTION TODAY: Tell Congress to Extend the CARES Act Payroll Support Program

We are calling for a six-month aviation Payroll Support Program extension through March 31, 2021, to protect our jobs, extend the restrictions on stock buybacks, dividends, and executive compensation, and maintain service to all our communities. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 07, 2020

07 Jul

A Review of Reserve Pool Minimum Levels

The “Minimum Level” (LVL) shown in the Reserve pool is defined as the minimum number of Reserves the company has determined to be necessary for each operational day at a given base or sub-base once all known open assignments have been covered. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 07, 2020

07 Jul

Voluntary Separation Program (VSP2) final extension: Apply by July 15

United’s Voluntary Separation Program (VSP2) provides an array of benefits for employees who may want to consider a voluntary exit from the company before the announcement of any potential furloughs or reductions in force.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 07, 2020

07 Jul

WARN Act Notices Defined and What they mean if received

As we are all aware, the impact of COVID-19 has created perhaps the most disruptive financial crisis in the history of commercial aviation. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 07, 2020

06 Jul

MEC Central Schedule Committee DSL Report

MEC Central Schedule Committee DSL Report
  • Report
  • Jul 06, 2020

03 Jul

Extending the CARES Act Payroll Support Program – We have a vital interest.

Over the last four months, Flight Attendants and our industry have faced an unprecedented crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 03, 2020

03 Jul

How does Deadhead Deviation Impact Holiday Pay?

Section 3.I.. of our JCBA provides for deadheading as well as deviation from deadhead.  In particular, Section 3.I.13.provides us with the ability to Last Segment deadhead. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 03, 2020

03 Jul

United States Independence Day – This year, it’s different but just as important

This year, the United States Independence Day holiday is a two-day holiday but the traditions we may normally enjoy – going to the beach, enjoying hometown parades while lining the streets of our home[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jul 03, 2020

30 Jun

AFA Congratulates Retiring Flight Attendants

It is with much appreciation we recognize the many years of dedicated service from those Flight Attendants who are retiring today. Today is a bittersweet day for these Members.  For many, this was a difficult choice for which you may not have been completely ready. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 30, 2020

30 Jun

Fidelity Offers Personalized Retirement Assistance

Flight Attendants considering the company offered voluntary separation program VSP2 (Option A)are encouraged to connect with a Fidelity representative at 800-603-4015, or to schedule a virtual meeting
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 30, 2020

30 Jun

Tell Congress: Extend the CARES Act Payroll Support Program

Dear Flight Attendants, Friends and Family,Over the last four months, Flight Attendants and our industry have faced an unprecedented crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 30, 2020

30 Jun

Reminder – Required Duty Items now Include Face Mask and Thermometer

In response to the Covid-19 health crisis, United has issued two (2) additional Flight Attendant required duty items.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 30, 2020

30 Jun

Maintaining your Group Universal Life Securian Policy Upon Retirement

Flight Attendants planning to retire or who have recently retired may maintain their Group Universal Life Insurance Policy (GUL) issued by Securian 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 30, 2020

30 Jun

Request August One- and Two-Month Special COLAs

Flight Attendants can now request August one- and two-month Special COLAs via CCS. Review the published information packets for additional specific information.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 30, 2020

30 Jun

Reserve Review for the July Bid Month

Our MEC Reserve Committee has complied the following information for any Flight Attendant needing a quick refresher regarding Reserve status.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 30, 2020

30 Jun

Get Connected - Sign-up for all Official Union Communications

The COVID-19 pandemic and the associated economic devastation will continue to be a challenge for our industry and United Airlines.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 30, 2020

30 Jun

July 4th– U.S. Independence

We remind everyone of the upcoming Contractual holiday as set forth in Section 2.Q of our Contract. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 30, 2020

27 Jun

New State Restriction Travel Updates

Officials at the federal and state level continue to closely monitor COVID-19. Some states - including New York, New Jersey and Connecticut - have implemented new restrictions for travel into their states.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 27, 2020

27 Jun

Update To Employee Travel Effective June 30, 2020

Yesterday, June 25, 2020 United announced their intent to lift the July 1, 2020 NRSA 70% travel cap and the termination of positive space for Flight Attendants commuting to/from work effective, 23:59 p.m. CT, June 30.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 27, 2020

27 Jun

Union Dues Obligation while on Special COLA Exceeding Ninety Days

As we all know, Flight Attendants across the system are volunteering for the Special COLA opportunities in a continuing effort to assist the company during this period of time while flying is reduced as a result of the COVID-19.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 27, 2020

27 Jun

RQ1 and CQ Training Schedule & Qualification Locater

Flight Attendants required to attend July training will receive a CCS Priority message regarding their due month. A FAST team member will contact Flight Attendants to schedule Requalification Training (RQ). 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 27, 2020

27 Jun

August One- and Two-Month Special COLAs and JobShares now Available for Bid

Flight Attendants can now request August one- and two-month Special COLAs and JobShares via CCS. Review the published information packets for additional specific information.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 27, 2020

27 Jun

Vacation Fly Through Election Deadline for August Bid

For those Flight Attendants with August vacations, to indicate your desire for an Advance Vacation Fly Through for vacations scheduled during the month of August, you must place your election on file until 10:00AM HDT, Sunday, July 5th, 2020.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 27, 2020

27 Jun

Union Plus Free College Benefit - Fall Enrollment Is Now Open

The Union Plus Free College Benefit makes it possible for you and your family members to earn an associate’s degree completely online — for FREE.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 27, 2020

27 Jun

Union Plus Assistance for Members During the COVID-19 Crisis

Many of the Union Plus programs provide hardship benefits which apply Members who currently have a Union Plus Mortgage, Credit Card, Personal Loan, or Supplemental Insurance programs may be eligi[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 27, 2020

24 Jun

MEC Central Schedule Committee SWLOF Report

MEC Central Schedule Committee SWLOF Report
  • Report
  • Jun 24, 2020

24 Jun

Union Dues Obligation while on Special COLA Exceeding Ninety Days

As we all know, Flight Attendants across the system are volunteering for the Special COLA opportunities in a continuing effort to assist the company during this period of time while flying is reduced as a result of the COVID-19.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 24, 2020

24 Jun

United Extends VSP2 Submission Deadline to July 8, 2020 & Enhances Option A

United has enhanced the benefits available under Option A of the Voluntary Separation Program 2 (VSP2) and has extended the application deadline. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 24, 2020

24 Jun

Urgent Travel Verification Required for U.S. Passport Agencies

Due to public health measures the U.S. Department of State’s domestic passport agencies have had limited access since the inception of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 24, 2020

24 Jun

Company Adds Personal Thermometer as Required Duty Item – Effective June 24

On May 30, 2020, in compliance with an FAA mandate, the company implemented a self-conducted wellness check requirement for Flight Attendants and pilots.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 24, 2020

24 Jun

Substance Use During COVID-19 Leave

Historically, crisis events tend to trigger increased drug and alcohol abuse. Post 9/11, for example, the National Institutes of Health raised concerns about increased substance use by those impacted by the tragedy. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 24, 2020

24 Jun

Restoration of Reserve Days of Availability - 16 Day Off Reserve Lines

Flight Attendants awarded a Reserve line for July having more than the minimum number of days off can request to restore one or more of the predesignated days, indicated by a “+”in the bid packet.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 24, 2020

24 Jun

Reserves Picking Up Flying on Scheduled Days Off

Flight Attendants awarded a Reserve line for the July bid month are reminded of the contractual provisions provided in Sections 8.L & 8.M. of our JCBA.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 24, 2020

24 Jun

Register to Vote! – It’s your Right.

Your right and privilege to vote is not automatic, you must register to vote, and you must ensure your registration record is up to date.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 24, 2020

24 Jun

Link—Safeware® Insurance Enrollment Postponed

The Link – Safeware insurance enrollment has been postponed until the Fall of 2020. In the interim, coverage is continuous. Questions should be directed to your inflight supervisor. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 24, 2020

19 Jun

United Extends VSP2 Submission Deadline to July 8, 2020 & Enhances Option A

United has enhanced the benefits available under Option A of the Voluntary Separation Program 2 (VSP2) and has extended the application deadline to submit through July 8, 2020 at 2359 CT.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 19, 2020

19 Jun

Questions on Voluntary Supplemental Benefits Coverage

Over the course of the past couple of months, vendors providing supplemental insurance benefits have been responding to a changing market place where many of the changes have been brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 19, 2020

19 Jun

Fidelity Offers Personalized Retirement Assistance

Flight Attendants considering the company offered voluntary separation program VSP2 are encouraged to connect with a Fidelity™ representative at 800-603-4015, or to schedule a virt[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 19, 2020

19 Jun

August One- and Two-Month Special COLAs and JobShares now Available for Bid

Flight Attendants can now request August one- and two-month Special COLAs and JobShares via CCS. Review the published information packets for additional specific information.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 19, 2020

19 Jun

Pass Travel Benefits while on Special COLA

Flight Attendants on Special COLA are reminded of their eligibility for space available leisure pass travel on United, United Express and interline travel for the duration of their Special COLA.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 19, 2020

19 Jun

July 4th U.S. Independence Day Contractual Holiday

We remind everyone of the upcoming Contractual holiday as set forth in Section 2.Q of our Contract. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 19, 2020

19 Jun

Restoration of Reserve Days of Availability - 16 Day Off Reserve Lines

Flight Attendants awarded a Reserve line for July having more than the minimum number of days off can request to restore one or more of the predesignated days, indicated by a “+”in the bid packet.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 19, 2020

19 Jun

Vacation Fly Through Election for August Bid Month due by July 5th, 2020

Elections to indicate your desire for an Advance Vacation Fly Through for vacations scheduled during the month of August are available until 10:00AM HDT, Sunday, July 5th, 2020. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 19, 2020

19 Jun

Celebrate Juneteenth 2020 with Action

Today, Friday, June 19, marks the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, otherwise known as Emancipation Day or Freedom Day. Although the Emancipation was signed almost two and half years before, it wasn’t [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 19, 2020

19 Jun

Father’s Day

This Sunday, June 21st we come together to celebrate Father’s Day. On Father’s Days we celebrate the Fathers, Grandfathers, and Father-figures in our lives. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 19, 2020

18 Jun

AFA United Master Executive Council Election Results

A special meeting of the United Master Executive Council was held via a Zoom™ virtual conference platform on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. The meeting was held to conduct elections for the MEC Officers and MEC Committee positions.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 18, 2020

18 Jun

Allstate/Design Benefits Assistance Crafted for Those on special COLA

Over the course of the past several weeks, there have been a number of moving parts as it pertains to benefits changes – both company benefits and voluntary supplemental benefits, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 18, 2020

18 Jun

Face Mask Mandatory Requirement Compliance Handling Procedures

On May 6, 2020 United implemented a mandatory requirement forall passengers and front-line personnel,including Flight Attendants, pilots, customer service agents, and ramp service personnel, to wear a face covering/mask while in the airport or onboard the aircraft. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 18, 2020

18 Jun

Blocking-in? Blocking-out? What Phone Do I Use?

Recently there has been much discussion regarding the correct procedures for blocking-in and blocking-out of Reserve assignments. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 18, 2020

18 Jun

Father’s Day is June21 Celebrate in Solidarity!

Celebrate your dad in solidarity style this Father's Day by getting him a gift that sports the union label. Check out some union-made Father's Day gift ideas from our friends over at Labor 411, the Union business directory from the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 18, 2020

15 Jun

Flight Attendant Union President Sara Nelson to Testify in the House on COVID-19

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 18, 2020) — The U.S. House of Representatives Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation & Maritime Security will hold a hearing titled "Climbing Again: Stakehol[...]
  • AFA Media Release
  • Jun 15, 2020

15 Jun

AFA Statement on Increased Mask Enforcement of Airlines

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 15, 2020) — On Monday, Airlines for America (A4A) announced that its member carriers will be vigorously enforcing face covering policies, putting rigor around rules requiring passengers and customer-facing employees to wear facial coverings over their nose and mouth.
  • AFA Media Release
  • Jun 15, 2020

12 Jun

Status Update on Announcement to Close FRA, HKG and NRT International Domiciles

As you are likely aware, last Friday United management advised the Union of their intent to close the International Flight Attendant domiciles at FRA, HKG and NRT. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 12, 2020

12 Jun

August One- and Two-Month Special COLAs and JobShares now available for bid

Flight Attendants can now request August one- and two-month Special COLAs and JobShares via CCS. Review the published information packets for additional specific information.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 12, 2020

12 Jun

National Events and Social Media Postings

The United Master Executive Council reaffirms our Mission Statement from our Constitution and By Laws:
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 12, 2020

12 Jun

VSP2 Program Enhancements

Late in the day on Thursday, June 11, 2020, the company announced two enhancements to the Voluntary Separation Program (VSP2). These new enhancements will be provided to all eligible Flight Attendants regardless of the timing of your application for the VSP2 program.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 12, 2020

12 Jun

Resumption of Standard Attendance Policy for Non COVID-19 Illnesses

On March 17, 2020 the United MEC Officers negotiated a Letter of Agreement (LOA) with the company which expanded sick leave and discipline protections for Flight Attendants directly affected by the COVID-19 virus. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 12, 2020

12 Jun

July Bid Packets Include Information on New Established Staffing Guidelines

On May 19, 2020 Inflight Services announced proposed changes to staffing levels to become effective on July 1, 2020. The following staffing changes and bidding matrices are now available in the July Bid Package Cover Letter. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 12, 2020

12 Jun

Locating Your CQ “Due” Month Information

Flight Attendants can check their CQ “due” month by logging in to CCS and clicking the arrow in the top right-hand corner, next to your name. Click on My Information -> Qualifications. Your Due Month and Expiration Date(s) are listed here. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 12, 2020

12 Jun

Bid Accordingly – July 4th– U.S. Independence Day Holiday

We remind everyone of the upcoming Contractual holiday as set forth in Section 2.Q of our Contract. Flight Attendants receive additional pay for flight assignments flown on designated holidays as outlined in Section 2.Q. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 12, 2020

12 Jun

AFA Pride Pins - Show your Support for Diversity

All Flight Attendants are encouraged to support the diversity of our Flight Attendant community and our LGBTQIA Members as well as to demonstrate our solidarity by proudly displaying the AFA Pride Pin during the month of June.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 12, 2020

12 Jun

Special MEC Meeting, June 16 - MEC Officer and MEC Committee Chairs Elections

A Special Meeting of the United Master Executive Council will be conducted on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 starting at 9:00AM Central Time.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 12, 2020

10 Jun

MEC Central Schedule Committee DSL Report

MEC Central Schedule Committee DSL Report
  • Report
  • Jun 10, 2020

10 Jun

VSP2, Additional CARP Service Credit and Impact on the Plan

Details on the company’s Voluntary Separation Program (VSP2) for frontline employees were released on May 30, 2020. Eligible Flight Attendants should have received a custom-tailored email providing an[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 10, 2020

10 Jun

Voluntary Separation Program (VSP2) – A Very Personal Decision

As United management has communicated, it is anticipated that the COVID-19 situation will leave United a smaller airline, perhaps as early as October 1, 2020. Enter from stage left, United’s Voluntary Separation Program (VSP2), an alternative approach to looking into the future.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 10, 2020

10 Jun

Fidelity Offers Personalized Retirement Assistance

Flight Attendants considering the company offered voluntary separation program VSP2 are encouraged to connect with a Fidelity representative at 800-603-4015, or to schedule a virtual meeting (where available) to help you determine if you’re financially ready to retire.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 10, 2020

10 Jun

Are you Displaying Your Pride

All Flight Attendants are encouraged to support the diversity of our Flight Attendant community and  our LGBTQIA Members as well as to demonstrate our solidarity by proudly displaying the AFA Pride Pin during the month of June. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 10, 2020

10 Jun

Deviating from a Deadhead Segment

Since the onset of the COVID-19 virus there has been an increase in the number of pairings containing deadhead segments as the company repositions Flight Attendants due to the changes in the company aircraft schedule.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 10, 2020

10 Jun

Self-Conducted Wellness Checks to be Conducted via Team App

Last week, the company released information about the Team App with regard to the self-conducted wellness check requirement with which all Flight Attendants are responsible to comply. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 10, 2020

10 Jun

Reciprocal Cabin Seat Agreements as an Alternative Travel Benefit

With the imposition of new load capacity restrictions hindering are travel benefits many Flight Attendants are relying on our reciprocal cabin seat agreements with other carriers to accommodate their travel needs. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 10, 2020

10 Jun

Maintaining Required Documents – Passports, Visas and FAA Airmen Certificate

The responsibility of maintaining complete and current documentation such as valid passports and visasbelongs to the individual Flight Attendant
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 10, 2020

10 Jun

Reserves Ascertain Next-Day Assignment

Reserve Preferencing and Clean-Up assignments are finalized each evening by 1930 HDT. All Reserves scheduled to be available the following day are required to ascertain their assignment by utilizing o[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 10, 2020

10 Jun

Cares Act $600 Dollar Unemployment Benefit Expires July 31, 2020

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) was signed into law on March 27, 2020. The $2.2 trillion package included various provisions increasing and expanding unemployment insurance benefits available to Flight Attendants unable to work due to COVID-19. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 10, 2020

10 Jun

Our Vote. Our Power. Our Voice.

June 5, 2020 — Across the country, we are seeing the power of action in our democracy. We're out in the streets and we will continue our action at protests to stand up for Black lives.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 10, 2020

09 Jun

AFA Flight Attendant Union Testifies on Impacts of COVID-19 on Transportation Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 9, 2020) — On Tuesday, June 9th, the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure Committee held a hearing on the “On the Front Lines: The Impacts of COVID-19 on Transportation Workers."
  • AFA Media Release
  • Jun 09, 2020

05 Jun

AFA Statement on May Jobs Report

Washington, DC (June 5, 2020) — Following the release of the May Jobs Report, AFA President Sara Nelson released the following statement:
  • AFA Media Release
  • Jun 05, 2020

05 Jun

Resolution of Support for Frankfurt, Hong Kong and Tokyo Members

Resolution of Support for Frankfurt, Hong Kong and Tokyo Members
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 05, 2020

05 Jun

Special E-Lines Edition - Base Closure Announcement

Ladies and Gentlemen:Today the company made an announcement that will impact our entire Flight Attendant community.  The company provided the 90-day notice required in Section 17.D.1. of our Cont[...]
  • MEC President Letter
  • Jun 05, 2020

05 Jun

Special E-Lines Edition - Base Closure Announcement

Today the company made an announcement that will impact our entire Flight Attendant community.  The company provided the 90-day notice required in Section 17.D.1. of our Contract, announcing its intention to close the Frankfurt, Hong Kong and Narita domiciles, effective October 1, 2020.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 05, 2020

03 Jun

MEC 9-19 Decision – Misapplication of Contract Language in Section 7.R.4.

In September of 2019, the Union filed an MEC Grievance disputing the Company’s misapplication of Section 7.R.4 of the Contract.   
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 03, 2020

03 Jun

June is Pride Month! We Stand Together!

June heralds the start to summer and the beginning of Pride Month! AFA-CWA supports diversity in all forms as we fight for protections on the job and in our communities.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 03, 2020

03 Jun

United’s Most Recent Voluntary Separation Package (VSP2)

Details on the company’s Voluntary Separation Program (VSP2) for frontline employees were released on May 30, 2020.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 03, 2020

03 Jun

Maintaining your Group Universal Life Securian Policy Upon Retirement

Flight Attendants planning to retire or who have recently retired may maintain their Group Universal Life Insurance Policy (GUL) issued by Securian and have the option to move their policy to a direct pay status once United notifies Securian of your retirement.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 03, 2020

03 Jun

Social Media – Exercise Care and Avoid Conducting Official Union Business

Social Media – it’s a part of our everyday life.   Having said this, we must exercise care in how we use social media to both obtain and distribute information to each other. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 03, 2020

03 Jun

Effective Immediately - Temporary Basic Life Saving Procedures

Effective immediately, in an effort to prevent the spreading of infection during the COVID-19 crisis, the company has implemented temporary basic-life saving (BLS) procedures.
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 03, 2020

03 Jun

Scheduling RQ around Sacred Days - Preceding/Following a Scheduled Vacation

On May 23, 2020 the company announced their plan to reinstate CQ training beginning mid-June, 2020. Flight Attendants with a February CQ Due Month will become non-qualified (NQ) as of June 1 and will be required to attend RQ1 in June. 
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 03, 2020

03 Jun

Calendar Day ‘RLSD’

At the beginning of last month, your reports to your Local Reserve Committees brought to the attention of the Union that some Flight Attendants who were attempting to process certain Reserve day off t[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Jun 03, 2020

02 Jun

AFA President Sara Nelson Statement on Justice for George Floyd, Attacks on Protestors and Press

Washington, D.C. (May 29, 2020) — AFA International President Sara Nelson released the following statement on protestors demanding accountability for police violence, especially for the killing by police of George Floyd in Minneapolis:
  • AFA Media Release
  • Jun 02, 2020

02 Jun

Flight Attendants Respond to Sen. Warren’s Letter Slamming Delta Air Lines for Cutting Employee Hours After Receiving Payroll Grants

Washington, D.C. (May 22, 2020) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) is responding to the letter that Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) [...]
  • AFA Media Release
  • Jun 02, 2020

30 May

Master Executive Council Virtual Zoom™ Meeting Concluded Today

A virtual meeting of the United Master Executive Council (MEC) was held today. Due to the unforeseen effects of the COVID-19 pandemic impacting our ability to congregate in a central place, a mee[...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 30, 2020

30 May

United Offers Voluntary Separation Program

Details on the company’s recent announced Voluntary Separation Program #2 for Frontline employees were released today.United’s most recent Voluntary Separation Program (VSP2) provides an array of bene[...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 30, 2020

30 May

July COLA Opportunities Submission Deadline June 2

Special COLAs will be available starting the first day of the July schedule month as follows:
  • AFA Article
  • May 30, 2020

30 May

Reciprocal Cabin Jumpseat Agreements Expanded

Starting June 1, 2020, consistent with the priorities established by our AFA Constitution & Bylaws,  reciprocal jumpseat agreements with the following United Express (UAX)[...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 30, 2020

30 May

MEC Central Schedule Committee (CSC) SWLOF Report

Central Schedule Committee's most recent SWLOF report detailing their activities in the development of the June schedule has been published on unitedafa.org.
  • AFA Article
  • May 30, 2020

30 May

Effective Immediately - Self-conducted Wellness Checks

Effective immediately, in compliance with an FAA mandate, the company has implemented a self-conducted wellness check requirement for Flight Attendants and pilots.
  • AFA Article
  • May 30, 2020

30 May

Reserve Review: Transitioning from Lineholder to Reserve

The unique circumstances in which we find ourselves as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on our flight schedules, have many of us transitioning from lineholder to Reserve status, effective with the June 1, 2020 schedule month. 
  • AFA Article
  • May 30, 2020

30 May

Social Distancing Policies Extended to June 30, 2020

United’s social distancing policies that were set in place on April 28, 2020 have now been extended through June 30, 2020 and reflect the following:
  • AFA Article
  • May 30, 2020

30 May

Guam (GUM) Voluntary Quarantine Orders

Due to the following COVID-19 restrictions Crews Members flying to GUM who are not based in GUM will be required to comply with the following safety precautions:
  • AFA Article
  • May 30, 2020

30 May

U.S. Entry Restriction List now Includes Brazil

This week, in addition to the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, the European Schengen Area*, the Islamic Republic of Iran and the People’s Republic of China, Brazil was added to the list of countries where travel restrictions/entry requirements have been imposed by the United States. 
  • AFA Article
  • May 30, 2020

30 May

Deadheading into the United Kingdom

Flight Attendants scheduled to deadhead into the United Kingdom are reminded that they must enter the country by way of the Customs and Immigration stations used by passengers, regardless of their being listed on the Gen Dec.
  • AFA Article
  • May 30, 2020

26 May

July COLA Opportunities Submission Deadline June 2

Special COLAs will be available starting the first day of the July schedule month as follows:
  • AFA Article
  • May 26, 2020

26 May

Health and Welfare Payment Obligation while on COLA

Flight Attendants on Special COLA are eligible to maintain their health and welfare coverages through United at the active employee contribution rate for the duration of the Special COLA.  
  • AFA Article
  • May 26, 2020

26 May

Doctor on Demand Visits – a United Health Care Benefit

Employees and dependents currently enrolled in a PPO, HDHP, or EPO medical plan through United benefits have access to one of United’s telemedicine partners, Doctor on Demand,
  • AFA Article
  • May 26, 2020

26 May

“Virtual” Meeting of the United Master Executive Council by Zoom™ - May 29, 2020

There will be a virtual meeting of the United Master Executive Council May 29, 2020, 8am – 12Noon (CT). Due to the unforeseen effects of the COVID-19 pandemic impacting our ability to congregate in a [...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 26, 2020

26 May

AFA-CWA Board of Directors (BOD) Meeting was Held on Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Last week the Annual Board of Directors Meeting (BOD) was conducted via a virtual meeting due to the continuing restraints of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • AFA Article
  • May 26, 2020

26 May

Face Mask Compliance Conflicts - Professional Standards is Here to Help

Last week, the requirement to wearing a face mask or covering while on duty, either onboard the aircraft or in terminal buildings became one of a Flight Attendant’s safety-related duty items and is required in accordance with United’s Policy and Procedure manual. 
  • AFA Article
  • May 26, 2020

26 May

AFA Pride Pins

During the past several years, in anticipation of Pride month, AFA has distributed AFA Pride Pins across the system, as we come together to show support for our LGBTQIA Members and to demonstrate our solidarity as a professional work group during the month of June. 
  • AFA Article
  • May 26, 2020

26 May

Additional Temperature Screening Locations and Hours of Operation

On May 22, 2020 the company updated current temperature screening locations to include GUM and SFO. The new schedule reflecting the location and hours of operation for all current temperature check points can be found on our COVID-19 resource page on unitedafa.org. 
  • AFA Article
  • May 26, 2020

26 May

Vacation Fly Through Election for July Bid Month due by June 5th, 2020

Elections to indicate your desire for an Advance Vacation Fly Through for the month of July are available until 10:00AM HDT, Friday, June 5th, 2020.   Additional details available on unitedafa.org.
  • AFA Article
  • May 26, 2020

26 May

Final Reminder - Reserve Restoration Requests Deadline May 28th

The window for Reserves to request restoration of days to their June schedule is open now through May 28, 2020, 2359 (HDT). 
  • AFA Article
  • May 26, 2020

26 May

Last Chance to Register for Free College Summer Classes - Begin June 1, 2020

If you’re looking to continue your education during these uncertain times, Union Plus is here to help. With Union Plus Free College, brought to you in partnership with AFSCME, you can work toward an associate degree or certificate completely online, for free. 
  • AFA Article
  • May 26, 2020

23 May

July COLA Offerings

In response to the continuing capacity reductions into the July bid month, Special COLAs will be available starting the first day of the July schedule month as follows:
  • AFA Article
  • May 23, 2020

23 May

United Includes Face Covering/Masks as Required Duty Item

Wearing a face mask or covering while on duty onboard the aircraft is not an option, but is now identified as part of our safety-related duty items required in accordance with United’s Polic[...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 23, 2020

23 May

CQ Training Resumes in June

In March, United was granted a 15-month CQ exemption from the FAA for Flight Attendants with a February thru May CQ training month, however their second petition requesting an additional 90-day extension was denied.  
  • AFA Article
  • May 23, 2020

23 May

NRSA Temporary Passenger Boarding Restriction Effective May 19

Flight Attendants are reminded about the temporary NRSA 70% capacity cap, jumpseats and positive space commuter guidance that went into effect on May 19.
  • AFA Article
  • May 23, 2020

23 May

Vacation Fly Through Election for July Bid Month due by June 5th, 2020

Elections for Advance Vacation Fly Through for the month of July are available until 10:00AM HDT, Friday, June 5th, 2020.  Now, more than ever, it is important to understand the opportunity to increase our income this program provides each of us during this period of adversity.
  • AFA Article
  • May 23, 2020

23 May

Additional CCS Enhancements Effective May 27, 2020

Several new enhancements have been made to thePairing Display, Market and Reservesections of CCS, which will be effective on May 27, 2020 at 2300 CDT. A detailed description of these enhancements can be found on Flying Together.
  • AFA Article
  • May 23, 2020

23 May

Reserve Restoration Requests Available Now through May 28th

The window for Reserves to request restoration of days to their June schedule is open now through May 28, 2020, 2359 (HDT). 
  • AFA Article
  • May 23, 2020

23 May

Memorial Day – Honoring Those Who Gave So Much

Many states are now starting to reopen, after more than nine weeks with shelter in place orders, due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic.
  • AFA Article
  • May 23, 2020

22 May

MEC Officer Letter - We Have a Contract

Ladies and Gentlemen:Earlier this week, United employees welcomed Scott Kirby to his new position as CEO of United Airlines. Scott stepped into his CEO position via a CNBC interview.His mess[...]
  • MEC President Letter
  • May 22, 2020

20 May

MEC Central Schedule Committee SWLOF Report

MEC Central Schedule Committee SWLOF Report
  • Report
  • May 20, 2020

20 May

NRSA Passenger Boarding Restricted when Loads Exceed 70% Capacity

This past Saturday, May 16, 2020, United announced significant changes that will impact our current Non-Revenue Space Available (NRSA) travel benefits. Given there was no mention of these capacity res[...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 20, 2020

20 May

UAL Profit Sharing Summary Judgement

After receipt of the arbitration decision in MEC 9-12, AFA Legal and the United Master Executive Council Officers directed a review of all legal options be completed with respect to further steps which could be taken to defend our agreements.
  • AFA Article
  • May 20, 2020

20 May

Unemployment Benefits Under the CARES Act (COVID-19 Relief Act)

With the rapid approach of the start of June Special COLAs many of us have been seeking to obtain information regarding unemployment benefits. As part of the COVID-19 Relief Act enacted at the end of [...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 20, 2020

20 May

CARP Annual Funding Notice and FAQ

In compliance with requirements under ERISA, United recently released the Annual Funding Notices for the Continental Retirement Plans (CARP). 
  • AFA Article
  • May 20, 2020

20 May

Reserve Day Restoration Request - Available Now via Help Hub

June line awards were published on May 17, 2020.  Flight Attendants who were awarded a line with more than the minimum twelve (12 ) days off are reminded you can request restoration of the p[...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 20, 2020

20 May

Prolonged Processing Times to Restore Reserve Days of Availability (+)

Earlier this afternoon, Flight Attendants were advised that requests for Restoration of Reserve Days of Availability are being processed as soon as possible and in the order restoration requests are received in Help Hub.
  • AFA Article
  • May 20, 2020

20 May

Master List of CCS Codes Including Standby Reserve Codes

Flight Attendants seeking the description of the CCS codes seen on our Master Schedule are encouraged to review the List of Master Codes guide provided on our website, unitedafa.org, in Content Locker on your Link and on Flying Together > One United > Reference Guides. 
  • AFA Article
  • May 20, 2020

20 May

“Virtual” Meeting of the United Master Executive Council by Zoom™ - May 29, 2020

There will be a virtual meeting of the United Master Executive Council May 29, 2020, 8am – 12Noon (CT). Due to the unforeseen effects of the COVID-19 pandemic impacting our ability to congregate in a [...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 20, 2020

20 May

Union Dues Obligation while on Special COLA Exceeding Ninety Days

Under the AFA Constitution and Bylaws, when a Flight Attendant takes an unpaid leave of absence which exceeds ninety (90) days, she/he has a dues obligation for the first ninety (90) days of the leave[...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 20, 2020

20 May

TUMI™ Luggage Repair During COVID-19 Crisis

The COVID-19 crisis has affected our industry in many ways, including the opportunity to have any needed repairs to your TUMI™ luggage
  • AFA Article
  • May 20, 2020

20 May

Free College Summer Classes Begin June 1 - Earn a Degree from Home

If you’re looking to continue your education during these uncertain times, Union Plus is here to help. With Union Plus Free College, brought to you in partnership with AFSCME, you can work toward an associate degree or certificate completely online, for free. 
  • AFA Article
  • May 20, 2020

20 May

AFA Statement on United Airlines New CEO Scott Kirby

CHICAGO — Scott Kirby will become United Airlines CEO today. Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) United MEC President, Ken Diaz representing 25,000 Flight Attendants at United Airlines, released the following statement
  • AFA Media Release
  • May 20, 2020

18 May

Thai Airways Files for Bankruptcy

The Thai Government has confirmed that its national airline, Thai Airways International, will begin restructuring proceedings in a bankruptcy court.
  • AFA Article
  • May 18, 2020

15 May

June Special COLA awards from the waitlist

Crew Schedule Planning will review the award of additional Special COLAs just before bid closing on Saturday, May 16 using the Special COLA Waitlist created for each base.
  • AFA Article
  • May 15, 2020

15 May

Get Connected - Sign-up for all Official Union Communications

The pandemic and the associated economic devastation will continue to be a challenge for our industry and United Airlines. We encourage everyone to sign up to receive our official Union communications.  
  • AFA Article
  • May 15, 2020

15 May

Supplemental Insurance Premium Options while on Leave of Absence (LOA)

Flight Attendants enrolled in voluntary supplemental insurance plans that have opted to participate in a Company Offered Leave of Absence (LOA) beginning June 1st, should be aware of how their premium obligations will be addressed during the period of leave:
  • AFA Article
  • May 15, 2020

15 May

Health and Welfare Coverage while on COLA

Flight Attendants on Special COLA are eligible to maintain their health and welfare coverages through United at the active employee contribution rate for the duration of the Special COLA. 
  • AFA Article
  • May 15, 2020

15 May

Limited Access to U.S. Passport Agencies - COVID-19 ALERT

Due to public health measures to limit the spread of COVID-19, effective immediately, the U.S. Department of State’s domestic passport agencies are only able to offer public counter service for customers with a qualified life-or-death emergency requiring international travel within 72 hours. 
  • AFA Article
  • May 15, 2020

15 May

Reserve Review: When am I Released to Days Off?

As provided in Sections 8.L. and 8.M. of our Contract, once released (RLSD) on their last day of availability, Reserves may pick up pairings from Open Time or from other Flight Attendants on the days off that immediately follow. 
  • AFA Article
  • May 15, 2020

15 May

Restoration of Reserve Days of Availability - 16 Day Off Reserve Lines

June line awards will be released on May 17, 2020.  We anticipate a large number of Flight Attendants will be awarded a Reserve schedule having more than twelve (12) minimum days off.
  • AFA Article
  • May 15, 2020

15 May

Reserve Review: Transitioning from Lineholder to Reserve

The unique circumstances in which we find ourselves as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on our flight schedules, find many of us transitioning from lineholder to Reserve status, effective with the June 1, 2020 schedule month.
  • AFA Article
  • May 15, 2020

15 May

Central Schedule Committee Report – DSL Review Report

The Central Schedule Committee’s most recent DSL Review Report detailing their activities in the development of the February schedule has been published in the Committee section on unitedafa.org.
  • AFA Article
  • May 15, 2020

15 May

Absentee and Overseas Voting

Voting is at the core of our democratic way of life. But, your ability to exercise this fundamental right is not automatic, you must register to vote. Voter registration deadlines vary by state but can be as early as 30 days prior to an election. 
  • AFA Article
  • May 15, 2020

13 May

AFA Flight Attendants, International Bases and the Words We Use

As we approach what we should by now all anticipate to be among the most difficult period in the history of our airline, there are a number of items that are critically important to our collective suc[...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 13, 2020

13 May

Schedule Reductions Evident in June Bid Packet

We published information on the development of the June Schedule and the impact the reduced aircraft schedule has had on the suspension of flying at several domicile & satellite locations. 
  • AFA Article
  • May 13, 2020

13 May

June COLA Waitlist Opportunities Available

If you are still interested in taking advantage of the June Special COLA opportunities, it’s not too late to do so!  While not guaranteed the award of a Special COLA, you will be added to a [...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 13, 2020

13 May

CCS Reserve Message Irregularities when Released (RLSD)

In response to reports received from Local Council and through the advocacy of our MEC Reserve Committee, Crew Scheduling and IT management have completed work on revised procedures to be used Reserves are released during the 1930 process.
  • AFA Article
  • May 13, 2020

13 May

United Expected to Announce Voluntary Separation Details End of May

In an effort to minimize involuntary reductions in personnel, United management has announced new voluntary separation opportunities will be available towards the end of May. Last Friday, May 8th , in his message to Flight Attendants, John Slater reported
  • AFA Article
  • May 13, 2020

13 May

Social Distancing Policy Evolves in the Event of Full Flights

In an attempt to reassure the public United recently initiated seating considerations onboard all scheduled United and United Express flights. A temporary seating policy was implemented on April 28, 2[...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 13, 2020

13 May

Face Mask Compliance

United has implemented a requirement for all passengers and front-line personnel, including Flight Attendants, pilots, customer service agents, and ramp service, to wear a face covering/masks while in the airport or onboard the aircraft.
  • AFA Article
  • May 13, 2020

13 May

Sanitizer Wipes Available During Boarding

Effective, May 12, 2020 as an additional layer of protection, based on the advocacy of our MEC Safety, Health and Security Committee and in cooperation with the company, individually wrapped hand sani[...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 13, 2020

13 May

Treasury Department’s Inaction Will Cost 350 Jobs

Miami Air International, a charter airline founded in 1990 that today employs 350 people in the Miami area, including 150 Flight Attendants represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, wil[...]
  • AFA Article
  • May 13, 2020

13 May

United Discontinues Temporary Flight Attendant Meal Credit

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of us in so many ways, not only in our local communities but also in the communities where our layovers are scheduled.   
  • AFA Article
  • May 13, 2020

13 May

Brett Hart Appointed New President of United Airlines

The United Master Executive Council (MEC) congratulations Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer Brett J. Hart on his appointment as President of United Airlines Holdings, Inc. 
  • AFA Article
  • May 13, 2020

12 May

MEC Central Schedule Committee DSL Report

MEC Central Schedule Committee DSL Report
  • Report
  • May 12, 2020

12 May

Coronavirus Pandemic could force a major U.S. airline out of Business

The airline industry is having an "apocalyptic" moment that could force a major U.S. carrier out of business, said David Calhoun, president and CEO of Boeing, in an interview with Savannah Guthrie on NBC's "TODAY" show that aired on Tuesday morning.
  • AFA Article
  • May 12, 2020

11 May

Treasury Department’s Inaction Will Cost 350 Jobs It Was Directed to Save through CARES Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 11, 2020) — Miami Air International, a charter airline founded in 1990 that today employs 350 people in the Miami area, including 150 Flight Attendants represented by the A[...]
  • AFA Media Release
  • May 11, 2020

09 May

CARP Annual Funding Notice

United, in compliance with requirements under ERISA, has recently released the Annual Funding Notices for the Continental Retirement Plans. 
  • AFA Article
  • May 09, 2020

09 May

June Schedule Development -Suspension of Flying at Additional Locations

As the global schedule of our airline continues to be impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Network Planning must continue to evaluate all possible flying opportunities and adjust the aircraft schedule in response to the continue lack of demand for air travel.
  • AFA Article
  • May 09, 2020

09 May

June COLA Waitlist Opportunities

If you are still interested in taking advantage of the June Special COLA opportunities it’s not too late to do so!  While not guaranteed the award of a Special COLA, you will be added to a waitlist for consideration. 
  • AFA Article
  • May 09, 2020

09 May

Special COLA Benefits and Scheduled Vacation Details

Flight Attendants on Special COLA are eligible to maintain their health and welfare coverages at the active employee contribution rate for the duration of their Special COLA. During the Special COLA, employees are not eligible to receive pay from their sick leave bank.
  • AFA Article
  • May 09, 2020

09 May

Employment Verification via the Work Number

Over the past few weeks, AFA has been providing information to employees who may potentially be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • AFA Article
  • May 09, 2020

09 May

Procedures for Working “Cargo Ferry” Flights

Recently, and as a result of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) authorized carriers to carry certain cargo in the cabin of the aircraft. 
  • AFA Article
  • May 09, 2020

09 May

Complete your 2020 Census Now!

The 2020 Census counts everyone living in the United States and its five territories (Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam,and the U.S. Virgin Islands).
  • AFA Article
  • May 09, 2020

09 May

AFA Letter to Senate Commerce

This past week, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) submitted a letter to the Senate Commerce, Science, Transportation Committee ahead of the “The State of the Aviation Industry:
  • AFA Article
  • May 09, 2020

09 May

Give the Mom’s in your Life a Virtual Hug! - Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10th

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 10th. Although are celebrations may look different for many of us this year, Mothers around the world still need hugs and are always pleasantly surprised to hear how much they are appreciated!
  • AFA Article
  • May 09, 2020

06 May

AFA Letter to Senate Commerce: Involuntary Reduction in Hours Side-Steps Congressional Intent for CARES Act

WASHINGTON, DC (May 6, 2020) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) submitted a letter to the Senate Commerce, Science, Transportation Committee ahead of today&[...]
  • AFA Media Release
  • May 06, 2020

06 May

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic Causes United to Evaluate Our Collective Future

At the end of last week, Oscar & Scott conducted a Townhall Meeting and addressed the employees of United Airlines to deliver an update on the current financial situation of our company and our industry as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
  • AFA Article
  • May 06, 2020

06 May

June Special COLA Submission Deadline is Thursday, May 7

Special COLAs will be available starting the first day of the June schedule month as follows:
  • AFA Article
  • May 06, 2020

06 May

Mandatory Passenger Face Masks Requirement – Now in Effect

United requires all passengers and front-line personnel, including Flight Attendants, pilots, customer service agents, and ramp service personnel, to wear a face covering/mask while in the airport or onboard the aircraft. 
  • AFA Article
  • May 06, 2020

06 May

Temporary Changes Implemented to Passenger Deplaning Process

As we continue the use of social distancing safety precautions aligned under the guidance of the CDC and the advocacy of your MEC Safety, Health and Security Committee, the company has implemented temporary changes to the passenger deplaning process.
  • AFA Article
  • May 06, 2020

06 May

COVID-19 Temperature Screening Locations

Temperature screening locations and their hours of operation are listed in the following chart: 
  • AFA Article
  • May 06, 2020

06 May

MEC Elections Postponed Until June 16, 2020

Elections for MEC Officers and Committee Members, originally schedule for April 30, 2020, will now take place on June 16, 2020. Additional information regarding the platform by which the meeting will be conducted will be reviewed by June 2, 2020. 
  • AFA Article
  • May 06, 2020

06 May

FIFO (First In, First Out) Ordering in the Reserve Preference System

As we reported in the February Reserve Report, it was discovered that the Reserve Preference System platform (Studio) and the CCS Reserve Availability screen were each incorrectly determining FIFO at different points in the bid month: 
  • AFA Article
  • May 06, 2020

06 May

CCS Message Irregularities when RLSD

Over the past several days, we have heard that many Reserves who had been released (RLSD) for the following day did not receive the usual CCS Priority Message notifying them of that information.
  • AFA Article
  • May 06, 2020

06 May

Give the Mom’s in your Life a Virtual Hug! - Mother’s Day May 10th

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 10th. Although are celebrations may look different for many of us this year, 
  • AFA Article
  • May 06, 2020

02 May

United Announces First Quarter (1Q) 2020 Financial Results

This past week, United announced first quarter 2020 financial results with a net loss of $1.7 billion, and an adjusted net loss of $639 million.   United reported:
  • AFA Article
  • May 02, 2020

02 May

June Special COLA Submission Deadline May 7

Special COLAs will be available starting the first day of the June schedule month as follows:
  • AFA Article
  • May 02, 2020

02 May

EAP Resources While on Reduced Flying or Unpaid Status

Are you facing a period of reduced or unpaid time off from flying?
  • AFA Article
  • May 02, 2020

02 May

Mandatory Passenger Face Masks Requirement - Effective May 4, 2020

Effective May 4, 2020 United will require that all passengers and front-line personnel including Flight Attendants, pilots, customer service agents, and ramp service personnel, while onboard the aircraft to wear a face covering/mask while in the airport or onboard the aircraft. 
  • AFA Article
  • May 02, 2020

02 May

TSA Non-Uniformed Crewmember Temporary Liquid Disinfectant Allowance

As an added layer of personal health and safety protection the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has issued the following temporary liquid disinfectant allowance for non-uniformed crewmembers traveling with personal use quantities of liquid disinfected products.
  • AFA Article
  • May 02, 2020

02 May

Potential COVID-19 Financial Relief from your United 401(k) Plan Account

Congress passed new legislation to help ease some of the adverse financial impact of the COVID-19 crisis including the availability of new CARES Act loan and withdrawal options for your 401(k) Retirement Savings Account.
  • AFA Article
  • May 02, 2020

02 May

MEC Central Schedule Committee (CSC) Reports

Central Schedule Committee’s most recent SWLOF and DSL Reports the development of May Flight Attendant schedules have been published in the Committee Reports section of our website at unitedafa.org.
  • AFA Article
  • May 02, 2020

02 May

Elect Vacation Fly Through by May 5th, 2020 at 10:00 HDT

Elections for Advance Vacation Fly Through for the month of June are available until 10:00AM HDT, Tuesday, May 5th, 2020.
  • AFA Article
  • May 02, 2020

02 May

Provisions of the Commuter Program – Section 28 of our Contract

As United continues to respond to the decline in passenger demand resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to see reductions in flight schedules. 
  • AFA Article
  • May 02, 2020

02 May

COLA Reminders & Resource Conservation

We express our appreciation to those of us who were able to enroll in one of the different Company Offered Leave of Absence (COLA) programs
  • AFA Article
  • May 02, 2020

29 Apr

Update -Operations Incentive program, Perfect Attendance and M&A Merit Increases

This evening, Kate Gebo, our EVP Human Resources and Labor Relations, wrote to all of us to talk about the Operations Incentive Program and our collective accomplishments in January and February of this year that earned each employee a $250 incentive bonus.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 29, 2020

29 Apr

Reserve Review: Transitioning from Lineholder to Reserve

As a result of the unique circumstances in which we find ourselves as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on our flight schedules, many of us may find ourselves transitioning from lineholder to Reserve status, effective with the start of the new schedule month on May 1, 2020. 
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 29, 2020

29 Apr

Restoration of Reserve Days of Availability – Sixteen Day Off Reserve Lines

Yesterday, April 27, 2020 at 2359 was the deadline to request restoration of Days of Availability and a commensurate increase in Reserve minimum guarantee.  
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 29, 2020

29 Apr

MEC Meeting Postponed Until June 16, 2020

On Friday, April 24, 2020 during a late afternoon Conference Call, the United Master Executive Council acted to postpone the MEC elections originally schedule for April 30, 2020 until June 16, 2020.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 29, 2020

29 Apr

2nd Trimester CBT Due Today Wednesday, April 29 by 2359 (CT)

The second trimester CBT course must be completed by today, April 29, 2020 at 2359 CT. It is estimated the CBT session will take approximately three hours to complete.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 29, 2020

29 Apr

Cargo Ferry Flight Letter of Agreement Ensures Flight Attendant Staffing

As United management continues to work to meet the needs of the communities in which we operate around the world and to maximize opportunities to generate revenue, United has been approached to operate a number of cargo flights.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 29, 2020

29 Apr

Flight Attendants Facial Covering/ Masks Requirement

United is the first major U.S. airline to implement a face covering/mask requirement for their flight crews and these efforts in working with AFA to achieve this much needed safety precaution are to be commended.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 29, 2020

29 Apr

Temporary Seating and Boarding Policy Changes Effective April 28, 202

As work continues to keep customer and employee safety as our central focus and that of United management, additional steps are being taken to promote social distancing in the airport and onboard our aircraft.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 29, 2020

29 Apr

June Special COLA Opportunities – Bids Close May 7, 2020 at 08:00 CT

In response to the anticipated 90% capacity reductions continuing into the month of June, Crew Planning anticipates additional time off opportunities will be available for the month of June and beyond. Special COLAs will be available starting the first day of the June schedule month as follows:
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 29, 2020

29 Apr

Pass Travel while on Special COLA

You are eligible for space available leisure pass travel on United, United Express and interline travel for the duration of the Special COLA. Travel privileges include your eligible pass riders and buddies as well as myUAdiscount.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 29, 2020

29 Apr

United to Announce First Quarter 2020 Financial Results

On Thursday, April 30 United will announce our first-quarter 2020 financial results after market close. There will be a virtual town hall meeting on Friday, May 1 at 2 p.m. CT
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 29, 2020

29 Apr

United Introduces “Tag” Flights in Maintaining Minimum Service Levels

The main condition of airlines being eligible to receive money from the federal government under the CARES Act is that they are required to maintain a minimum level of service to cities the carriers served before the COVID-19 pandemic broke out.
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 29, 2020