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01 Apr

May Schedule Development Process

Information about the May 2020 schedule development process has recently been the subject of much conjecture.  The fact of the matter is the Union, to date, has not been provided with the Do[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 01, 2020

01 Apr

Call to Action: You Can’t Leverage People!

The grants in the relief package provide paychecks for workers, not bailouts for airlines.These grants do one thing and one thing only:
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 01, 2020

01 Apr

Timeline for Completing Adjustments to Minimum - Three Separate Processes

During the course of a normal schedule month, there are a number of processes that occur as a result of Flight Attendant actions that, when completed, require an adjustment to the minimum in her/his CCS Pay Register.  Two of these processes are:
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 01, 2020

01 Apr

Trip Trade Activity Impact to Guarantee and 71-Hour Minimum (Section 4.C.)

Now that the April line awards have been published, there are a number of questions regarding pay and how the pay protections of Section 4.C. interact with guarantee, and how trip trading activities impact both. 
  • AFA Article
  • Apr 01, 2020

31 Mar

Points Applied for Sick Absences Related to COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Flight Attendants who had points applied for sick absences, (non-occupational) beginning March 1, 2020 will have the points automatically removed by the FAST team within seven (7) business days of the occurrence. 
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 31, 2020

31 Mar

Wings of Sobriety – Telephonic Meetings

Meetings are open to all Flight Attendants who are exploring their need or seeking recovery from substance use disorders.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 31, 2020

31 Mar

Need Information? Visit the COVID-19 page www.unitedafa.org

The new COVID-19 News & Resources page on our UnitedAFA website is dedicated to providing a one-stop resource for United AFA Flight Attendants, as we are navigating this world crisis together.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 31, 2020

31 Mar

United Announces Five-Month Special COLA starting in May

With the continuing changes to the domestic and international flight schedules, Inflight Scheduling has determined that there is an opportunity to award five-month Special COLAs (Company Offered Leave of Absence) effective with the May 2020 bid month.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 31, 2020

31 Mar

Update: United Offers Enhanced Voluntary Separation Package

Starting Thursday, March 26, and through April 10, 2020, any employee in the U.S., Guam or Puerto Rico can request a voluntary separation from the company and receive enhanced medical benefits and travel privileges through a program known as the 2020 Voluntary Separation Program.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 31, 2020

31 Mar

Flight Attendant Layover Accommodations for COVID-19 FAQ

As we continue to navigate the challenges with which we are presented as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re faced not only with issues affecting our business, but we are also affected by disrupt[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 31, 2020

31 Mar

Onboard Resources: COVID-19

Flight Attendants continue to operate on the frontlines of the COVID-19 outbreak. As essential workers we are placed at a higher risk for exposure while at work. Your Safety, Health and Security Commi[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 31, 2020

31 Mar

Unemployment Claims while on Special COLA Require Your Local CWA #

Flight Attendants interested in applying for unemployment benefits are encouraged to visit the official Department of Labor (DOL) website for process information. 
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 31, 2020

31 Mar

Reserve Reference Information:

For many of us, finding ourselves back on Reserve after a number of years, in a new system can be another source of frustration and anxiety.  We’ve developed a number of resources and made these available on our website for your reference:
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 31, 2020

31 Mar

Important Voting Information from your MEC Government Affairs Committee

The COVID-19 pandemic has touched every part of our daily lives. Monitoring the crisis changes by the hour and as such we must also prepare for the inevitable impact it may have on our 2020 elections; specifically, the impact posed to voter turnout, access to the polls, and ballot processing.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 31, 2020

31 Mar

Flight Attendant Contract and Coordination between Union and Company Mitigates Impact of Schedule Reductions

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) President Sara Nelson, representing 50,000 Flight Attendants at 20 airlines including United, released the following statement on United Airlines announced flight reductions:
  • AFA Media Release
  • Mar 31, 2020

31 Mar

AFA Calls for Halt to All Leisure Travel

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 31, 2020) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) today released the following statement on the Department of Transportation’s show cause ord[...]
  • AFA Media Release
  • Mar 31, 2020

30 Mar

White Flag Declaration at DEN and IAD for March 31, 2020

As of 6:30PM on March 30, 2020, Tuesday, March, 31, 2020 has been designated White Flag Day at DEN and IAD.Flight Attendants who straight pick up a pairing from CCS OPEN TIME after this time from IAD [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 30, 2020

29 Mar

Special E-Lines, March 29, 2020

Ladies and Gentlemen: We are all facing extraordinary industry challenges. These extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. In the face of these challenges, we recognize that we ar[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 29, 2020

29 Mar

Special E-Lines, March 29, 2020

Ladies and Gentlemen:We are all facing extraordinary industry challenges. These extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. In the face of these challenges, we recognize that we are all continually being asked to understand the challenges we are facing.
  • MEC President Letter
  • Mar 29, 2020

28 Mar

United Announces Five-Month Special COLA starting in May

With the continuing changes to the domestic and international flight schedules, Inflight Scheduling has determined that there is an opportunity to award five-month Special COLAs (Company Offered Leave of Absence) effective with the May 2020 bid month. 
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 28, 2020

28 Mar

April Bidding and Trading Process Award Timeline

Primary line awards will be visible in CCS today, March 27 by 1700 Local Time with primary awards loaded by 2000 CT. 
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 28, 2020

28 Mar

Interaction of Guarantee and 71-Hour Minimum (Section 4.C.)

Now that the April line awards have been published there numerous questions remain regarding pay and how the pay protections of Section 4.C. interact with guarantee and how trip trading activities will impact both.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 28, 2020

28 Mar

United Offers Enhanced Voluntary Separation Package

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has brought United Airlines, any by our association, each of us an uncertainty that we have never been faced with in our company’s history.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 28, 2020

28 Mar

Reminder for Temporary Measures Regarding Trip Cancellation Notifications

The recent revision to the airline schedule is resulting in the cancellation of many of our trip pairings later in the month. Crew Scheduling must take action on these cancelled pairings before the pay protection shows up in our Pay Registers.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 28, 2020

28 Mar

Restoring Reserve Days of Availability to RSV Lines with 16 Days Off for April

The company’s systemwide Reserve parameters for April established that all Reserve schedules would be built with more than the Contractual 12 days off. For April, all Reserve schedules have 16 days off with a commensurate reduction in Reserve Guarantee to 61:32. 
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 28, 2020

28 Mar

AFA Employee Assistance/Professional Standards is here to help

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has brought us a stream of challenges and uncertainty like we’ve never seen before. All of us are now faced with a “new normal” in many areas of our lives – including in our business – that we’re continuously learning how to navigate.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 28, 2020

27 Mar

AFA Statement on CARES Act Passage

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 27, 2020) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) President Sara Nelson, representing 50,000 Flight Attendants at 20 airlines, issued the following statement on the passage of the CARES Act: 
  • AFA Media Release
  • Mar 27, 2020

27 Mar

Flight Attendant COVID-19 Exposure Reporting

If you learn that you have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus, call your physician and follow their instructions.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 27, 2020

27 Mar

Limited Access to U.S. Passport Agencies

Flight Attendants in need of a new passport and who have not already applied, or who have already applied for your passport,
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 27, 2020

27 Mar

Reviewing your Pay Register

With the upcoming April bid month Flight Attendants are prepared for historically low line values due to the reduction in flying caused by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. 
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 27, 2020

27 Mar

Reference Information to Available Financial Resources and Assistance

Flight Attendants interested in obtaining information regarding financial resources and assistance can find an abundance of financial information available on our website, www.unitedafa.org.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 27, 2020

27 Mar

Details from the IRS on July 15 Tax Deadline

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Internal Revenue Service has issued guidance filling in many details of the historic delay in this year’s tax-filing and payment deadlines which have been extended to July 15 from April 15 for many taxpayers due to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 27, 2020

27 Mar

Trimester 2 CQ 2020 CBT Requirement Due by April 29

The second trimester CBT requirement launched, March 1, 2020 at midnight CT and must be completed by April 29, 2020 by 2359 CT. The CBT session is estimated to take approximately three hours. 
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 27, 2020

27 Mar

Flight Attendant Layover Accommodations for COVID-19 FAQ

As we continue to navigate the challenges with which we are presented as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re faced not only with issues affecting our business, but we are also affected by disrupt[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 27, 2020

27 Mar

Jobs Saved But More to Do

Moments ago, the House of Representatives voted by voice to pass the CARES Act. This is historic both for our country and our industry. The bill will now go to the President for signing. Together[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 27, 2020

27 Mar

El AI Suspends all Commercial Flights

El Al airlines will suspend all commercial flights starting Thursday night until April 4. In a statement to the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange Thursday, the company said it would continue to operate flights [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 27, 2020

27 Mar

South African Airways Suspends all Commercial Operations

The business rescue practitioners in charge of troubled South African Airways (SAA) have announced a suspension of all the carrier’s commercial operations around the world.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 27, 2020

26 Mar

URGENT: Tell Congress to Vote YES on H.R. 748

We built a relief package that is centered on Flight Attendants and other aviation workers. The Senate voted 96-0 for the CARES Act.
  • AFA Media Release
  • Mar 26, 2020

26 Mar

Labor’s Plan Puts Workers First with Jobs and Paychecks

The Coronavirus pandemic shut down nearly our entire economy overnight.
  • AFA Media Release
  • Mar 26, 2020

26 Mar

URGENT: Tell Congress to Vote YES on H.R. 748

We built a relief package that is centered on Flight Attendants and other aviation workers. The Senate voted 96-0 for the CARES Act. The House of Representatives is set to vote on H.R. 748 tomorrow morning. 
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 26, 2020

26 Mar

United Offers Enhanced Voluntary Separation Package

Starting Thursday, March 26, and through April 10, 2020, any employee in the U.S., Guam or Puerto Rico can request a voluntary separation from the company and receive enhanced medical benefits and travel privileges through a program known as the 2020 Voluntary Separation Program.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 26, 2020

25 Mar

Alaska Airlines Slashes Flight Schedules by 70% for Coming Months

Alaska Airlines plans to reduce its flight schedule for April and May by approximately 70%, it said Wednesday, citing the “historic and unprecedented falloff in demand related to the COVID-19 outbreak across the U.S. and beyond.”
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 25, 2020

25 Mar

Fidelity Live Web Workshop Details

United has worked with Fidelity to develop a live web workshop to provide employees with some suggestions to help during these uncertain times.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 25, 2020

25 Mar

Reference Information to Available Financial Resources and Assistance

Financial Resource Guide: The guide outlines financial and retirement-based resources available to our employees.  
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 25, 2020

25 Mar

New Details from the IRS on July 15 Tax Deadline

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Internal Revenue Service has issued guidance filling in many details of the historic delay in this year’s tax-filing and payment deadlines which have been extended to July 15 from April 15 for many taxpayers due to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 25, 2020

25 Mar

Flight Attendants Win Relief for Workers, Not Corporations

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) President Sara Nelson released the following statement on the Senate's bipartisan deal for a Phase 3 stimulus package: 
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 25, 2020

24 Mar

April Schedule Bids Now Open

April Bid Packets are available in CCS and Primary bidding is now open. The following information reflects the company and AFA understanding of the schedule by which the April Bidding Timeline will be completed.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 24, 2020

24 Mar

Understanding the Interaction between Guarantee and Minimum with Vacation

Given the unique circumstances this month where the company and AFA were jointly committed to keeping as many Flight Attendants working as possible,
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 24, 2020

24 Mar

Vacation Relief Line (VRL) Process

The VRL process will be compressed, and the typical 36-hour bidding window is not possible to include in the abbreviated bid timeline for April schedules. Immediately following the building of VRLs, the award process will begin.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 24, 2020

24 Mar

Restoring Reserve Days of Availability to RVS Lines with 16 Days Off for April

Systemwide, the company’s Reserve parameters for April established that all Reserve schedules would be built with more than the Contractual 12 days off.  For April, all Reserve schedules have 16 days off with a commensurate reduction in Reserve Guarantee to 61:32. 
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 24, 2020

24 Mar

Interaction of Guarantee and 71-Hour Minimum (Section 4.C.)

Now that the April lines have been published for us to see, there are numerous questions about pay and how the pay protections of Section 4.C. interact with guarantee and how trip trading activities will impact both.   
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 24, 2020

24 Mar

Temporary Measures for Trip Cancellation Notifications

The recent revision to the airline schedule is resulting in the cancellation of many of our trip pairings later in the month. Crew Scheduling must take action on these cancelled pairings before the pay protection shows up in our Pay Registers.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 24, 2020

24 Mar

Flight Attendants: Essential Workers

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation rapidly changes, some state and local governments are taking the necessary steps to reduce person to person contact through actions such as “sheltering-in-place” and “mandatory curfews”. 
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 24, 2020

24 Mar

Crew Actions Following COVID-19 Exposure

If you learn that you have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus, call your physician and follow their instructions. Do not go to a doctor's office unless advised to do so. 
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 24, 2020

24 Mar

NEW COVID-19 News & Resources Page on www.unitedafa.org

We have created a COVID-19 News & Resources page on our UnitedAFA website dedicated to providing a one-stop resource for United AFA Flight Attendants as we are navigating this world crisis together.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 24, 2020

24 Mar

CQ Training Suspended Through the End of April at All Training Locations

Last week United announced temporary suspension of CQ Training, through the end of April, at all Inflight training locations.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 24, 2020

24 Mar

Unemployment Claims while on Special COLA – Contact the Department of Labor

As a result of the reduction of flying due to the COVID-19 virus the company has awarded 7,119 special COLA’s. Flight Attendants interested in applying for unemployment benefits are encouraged to visit the official Department of Labor (DOL) website for process information. 
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 24, 2020

24 Mar

Submitting Requests for COLAs with April Start Dates

In the event you missed the original bid window for the April COLA offerings, be aware that Flight Attendants may continue to submit requests for one-, two- and six-month COLAs with April start dates and will be added to the waitlist. 
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 24, 2020

24 Mar

Protecting Probationary Flight Attendants – Recall in Lieu of Separation

While we are working hard to protect all Members, we have reached agreement for protections and benefits that exceed our Contract to protect those Flight Attendants who are currently on probation in t[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 24, 2020

24 Mar

United Payroll Communication Encourages Sign-up for Direct Deposit

For those of us who have elected to continue to receive our Pay via a physical check, United Payroll has a message for us. While still printing these checks, there is growing concern that should quarantine situations change, there could be a delay in the delivery of the check to you.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 24, 2020

24 Mar

Ryanair will not operate flights in April or May

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ryanair on Tuesday said it does not expect to operate flights in April or May and has offered its aircraft to European governments for rescue or the essential movement of medicines and personal protective equipment. 
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 24, 2020

23 Mar

URGENT: Keep Calling Congress Today for Our Jobs

We built a relief package that is centered on Flight Attendants and other workers. The Senate Democrats unanimously took a stand against McConnell's bill that would have resulted in massive layoffs and created another corporate slush fund. 
  • AFA Media Release
  • Mar 23, 2020

23 Mar

Air Transat to Lay Off 70% of its Workforce Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Montreal-based leisure airline Air Transat announced Monday morning that it is temporarily laying off “about 70 per cent” of its workforce.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 23, 2020

23 Mar

World's Major Airlines Found Jets, Idle Thousands of Staff

We’re tracking the latest on the coronavirus outbreak and the global response. Sign up here for our daily newsletter on what you need to know.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 23, 2020

23 Mar

In Pictures - Airports Begin to Resemble Aircraft Graveyards

With airlines around the world grounding as much as 90% of their fleets, airports are reaching capacity due to the amount of parked aircraft.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 23, 2020

23 Mar

Hawaiian Airlines Begins Suspending Long Haul Flights to and From Hawaii

Hawaiian Airlines will begin suspending long-haul flights to and from Hawai?i, effective Thursday, March 26, 2020, the company has confirmed. The company website states that Hawaiian Airlines will&nbs[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 23, 2020

23 Mar

Parked Delta Planes Shut Down Runway at Atlanta

As Delta finds places to park 600 of its grounded aircraft, a Twitter user posted the following images of parked Delta aircraft at Hartsfield Jackson Airport in Atlanta: 
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 23, 2020

22 Mar

Flight Attendants Urge No Vote on Senate GOP "Leave All Workers Behind" Stimulus

WASHINGTON (March 22, 2020 at 3:00pm ET) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) released the following statement ahead of a cloture vote on the Senate stimulus bill:
  • AFA Media Release
  • Mar 22, 2020

22 Mar

Singapore Air Slashes 96% of Capacity as Virus Saps Demand

Singapore Airlines Ltd. is cutting 96% of its capacity through the end of April, joining carriers around the globe slashing flights as the fast-spreading coronavirus curbs travel demand.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 22, 2020

22 Mar

Sara Nelson - A People First Rescue Plan

The coronavirus is a financial catastrophe for aviation, dwarfing the economic effects of the Great Recession and 9/11 combined. Our industry will collapse in weeks without government help. 
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 22, 2020

22 Mar

Airline Industry Offer to Avoid Layoffs for Five Months is Rebuffed

The chance for thousands of airline employees to keep their jobs through the summer may be dimming.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 22, 2020

22 Mar

LOA Provides over 600 Probationary Flight Attendants Recall Rights

While we are working hard to protect all Members, we have reached agreement for protections and benefits that exceed our Contract to protect those Flight Attendants who are currently on probation in t[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 22, 2020

22 Mar

Emirates Group suspending passenger flights and cutting staff salaries

Emirates Group is temporarily suspending most passenger flights — maintaining just its cargo operations — because of coronavirus. 
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 22, 2020

22 Mar

Interaction of Guarantee and 71-Hour Minimum (Section 4.C.)

As we are all undoubtably aware, the planned schedule reductions during the month of April are having an impact on the schedules that are being put together by your Local Schedule Committees this weekend. 
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 22, 2020

22 Mar

URGENT: Call to Save Our Jobs

Lawmakers have been negotiating a relief package over the weekend for airlines and industries affected by COVID-19. Things have been moving quickly on Capitol Hill. This is where things stand right now:
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 22, 2020

22 Mar

April Schedules and Advance Vacation Fly Through

The ability to elect an Advance Vacation Fly Through is available until 10:00A HDT, tomorrow March 23, 2020.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 22, 2020

22 Mar

Hawaiian Airlines 'trying desperately' to avoid furloughing workers

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - With the slump in air travel, Hawaiian Airlines is in the same boat as almost every company in the nation taking a hit during these hard economic times.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 22, 2020

21 Mar

Flight Attendants Say McConnell Airline Bailout Means Deep Job Cuts

WASHINGTON (March 21, 2020) — As lawmakers are hammering out stimulus bills, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) President Sara Nelson rang alarm bells on Senate Leader Mitch[...]
  • AFA Media Release
  • Mar 21, 2020

21 Mar

Thai Lion Air Suspending Operations

Thai Lion Air is preparing to suspend operations from March 25, saying it has been battered by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on travel.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 21, 2020

21 Mar

Air Malta Suspends All Commercial Flights

Maltese national flag carrier, Air Malta has decided to suspend all flights following the Maltese government’s decision to ban all commercial air traffic due to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 21, 2020

21 Mar

Pacific Coastal Airlines Suspends Operations

RICHMOND—Pacific Coastal Airlines (PCA) will be suspending operations as of Tuesday, March 24, due to the novel coronavirus.According to PCA President, Quentin Smith, this was a difficult but necessary decision to make. 
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 21, 2020

21 Mar

1,200 Airport Workers in N.Y.C. Area Abruptly Laid Off With NO Severance

Amid the spreading pandemic, thousands of employees of businesses in the airports around New York City may have their benefits cut off.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 21, 2020

21 Mar

Tell Congress: Put Aviation Workers First

The coronavirus pandemic is decimating our aviation industry. It is a public health crisis and it is creating a financial catastrophe that dwarfs the economic cost of the Great Recession and September 11th combined.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 21, 2020

21 Mar

Airline Schedule Reductions Impact Crew Scheduling and Crew Pay

As we’ve said repeatedly the last several days, these are extraordinary times. The impact of the COVID-19 crisis is being felt across the company not only by Flight Attendants and pilots, but also by the various departments across the company and the people who support Flight Attendants.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 21, 2020

21 Mar

Updated April Bidding Timeline

Network Planning has made the necessary modifications to the aircraft schedule in response to the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus). The following information reflects the company and AFA understanding of the schedule by which April schedules will be awarded:
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 21, 2020

21 Mar

Continue to Submit Requests for COLAs with April Start Dates

Flight Attendants may continue to submit requests for one-, two- and six-month COLAs with April start dates and will be added to the waitlist.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 21, 2020

21 Mar

Letter of Agreement Provides Additional Sick Leave & Discipline Protections

We have reached a Letter of Agreement that provides sick leave and discipline protections for all Flight Attendants and additional protections in the event a Flight Attendant or a member of their household is diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 21, 2020

21 Mar

KCM Checkpoints Changes Possible Due COVID-19

Due to the rapid changes caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is directing Federal Security Directors to implement measures to maintain continuity of business.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 21, 2020

21 Mar

Managing your Anxiety Around Coronavirus

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new risk, not a familiar one. Its status as a new health problem with which we are unfamiliar contributes to our heightened anxiety. 
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 21, 2020

20 Mar

CQ Training Suspended Through the End of April at All Training Locations

Beginning Sunday, March 22, 2020, United will temporarily suspend CQ Training through the end of April at all Inflight training locations.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 20, 2020

20 Mar

United Warns of Possible Job Cuts if Government Doesn't Act Quickly

United Airlines on Friday warned it could cut jobs if the U.S. government doesn’t provide aid by the end of the month to the industry, which is struggling with the devastating impact of coronavirus on travel demand.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 20, 2020

20 Mar

53 Airlines are Suspending or Severely Reducing Flights

Numerous airlines are temporarily suspending or drastically reducing their operations as the travel industry is experiencing record low demand as COVID-19 spreads around the world. 
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 20, 2020

20 Mar

United Slashes International Flying to Just 15 Long-Haul Routes

United Airlines has upped its coronavirus crisis capacity cuts to 60% in April, the largest yet from a U.S. carrier.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 20, 2020

20 Mar

A Message From Oscar Munoz, Scott Kirby and Labor Leadership

CHICAGO, March 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Oscar Munoz, Chief Executive Officer, J. Scott Kirby, President, and labor leaders today issued the following message to nearly 100,000 United Airlines (NASDAQ: UAL) employees:
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 20, 2020

20 Mar

United Airlines Continues Draw Down of International Schedule

CHICAGO, March 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- United continues to aggressively manage the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on our employees, our customers and our business.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 20, 2020

20 Mar

Panama's Copa Airlines Cancels all Flights as Coronavirus Crisis Spreads

Panama’s Copa Airlines (CPA.N) on Friday said it will suspend all operations from March 22 until April 21, making it the first Latin American carrier to take such a drastic measure in order to weather the coronavirus crisis. 
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 20, 2020

20 Mar

Delta to Emerge as 'smaller' Airline from Coronavirus Crisis

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  • AFA Article
  • Mar 20, 2020

20 Mar

Special COLA awards published

As of this morning, Flight Attendants can see their award status on the Special COLA CCS Request Screen. 
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 20, 2020

20 Mar

Air Canada to Lay off over 5K Flight Attendants

The union representing Air Canada‘s flight attendants says more than 5,000 members will be temporarily laid off as the airline severely limits its travel network over the coronavirus pandemic.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 20, 2020

19 Mar

Airline, Airport, and Union Coalition Calls for Urgent Action to Protect U.S. Aviation Employees

WASHINGTON (March 19, 2020) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, representing 50,000 Flight Attendants at 20 airlines, today joined the entire U.S. aviation industry in a letter to Treasu[...]
  • AFA Media Release
  • Mar 19, 2020

19 Mar

Compass Airlines is second US Carrier to shut down amid coronavirus crisis

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  • AFA Article
  • Mar 19, 2020

19 Mar

United MEC President Ken Diaz Addresses AFA Membership March 19, 2020

Our AFA United MEC President, Ken Diaz addressed the Membership March 19, 2020 regarding the effects of the coronavirus on our industry. Ken’s video was live via our United MEC Facebook page and is also available on our website, Unitedafa.org. 
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 19, 2020

19 Mar

AFA E-Lines - CALL TO ACTION!

Ladies and Gentlemen:United Airlines is planning for a worst-case scenario. Revenue is plunging and load factors are expected to be in the 20-30% range after drastic cuts to the operation. O[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 19, 2020

19 Mar

Updated April Bidding Timeline

Network Planning has made the necessary modifications to the aircraft schedule in response to the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus). The following information reflects the company and AFA understanding of the schedule by which April schedules will be awarded

 

  • AFA Article
  • Mar 19, 2020

19 Mar

Sunwing Airlines to Halt Operations after March 23

Holiday carrier Sunwing Airlines is temporarily halting operations, becoming the first Canadian airline to do so amid the COVID-19 pandemic.Toronto-based Sunwing said it is no longer taking passengers[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 19, 2020

19 Mar

Lufthansa Cuts 95% of it's Flights

Three of the world’s leading airlines laid bare the devastation the coronavirus is inflicting on air travel, with Deutsche Lufthansa AG and Delta Air Lines Inc. parking a total of [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 19, 2020

19 Mar

Delta to Ground half it's Fleet as it Winds Down Majority of it's Operation

Delta Air Lines will ground more than 600 aircraft in its latest round of cuts that will see the carrier flying less than third of its expected schedule as the coronavirus crisis worsens.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 19, 2020

18 Mar

COVID-19: Air Transit to gradually suspend flights, temporarily layoff staff

MONTREAL -- Transat A.T. Inc. announced Wednesday it plans to "gradually suspend" Air Transat flights until April 30 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.This comes after the Canadian government announced it would be closing its borders to most foreign nationals.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 18, 2020

18 Mar

Flight Attendant Contract and Coordination between Union and Company Mitigates Impact of Schedule Reductions

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) President Sara Nelson, representing 50,000 Flight Attendants at 20 airlines including United, released the following statement on United Airlines announced flight reductions:
  • AFA Media Release
  • Mar 18, 2020

18 Mar

Special COLA Bid Period Extended to March 19, 2020- 8:00am CT

Please be advised the date by which requests for any of the April 2020 Special COLAs has been extended until March 19, 2020 - 8:00 AM Central Time.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 18, 2020

18 Mar

Trans States Airlines to fold in April

Trans States Airlines, which announced last month that it would be shuttering at the end of the year due to consolidation and a pilot shortage, has told its employees that it will go out of business n[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 18, 2020

18 Mar

Coronavirus Has Cash-Rich Airlines Scrambling

Top U.S. airlines like American Airlines (NASDAQ:AAL) and United Airlines (NASDAQ:UAL) hold enormous sums of cash and short-term investments on their balance sheets. They also supplement their liquidity with credit lines that allow them to draw billions of dollars.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 18, 2020

18 Mar

27 Airlines are Suspending or Severely Reducing Flights

Numerous airlines are temporarily suspending or drastically reducing their operations as the travel industry is experiencing record low demand as COVID-19 spreads around the world. 
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 18, 2020

18 Mar

United Slashes International Flying to Just 15 Long-Haul Routes

United Airlines has upped its coronavirus crisis capacity cuts to 60% in April, the largest yet from a U.S. carrier.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 18, 2020

18 Mar

Toronto's Porter Airlines Temporarily Suspends Flights, Lays off Staff

Toronto’s Porter Airlines announced Wednesday it will be suspending all flights beginning Friday amid the coronavirus outbreak.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 18, 2020

17 Mar

KCM Checkpoints Changes Possible Due COVID-19

Due to the rapid changes caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is directing Federal Security Directors to implement measures to maintain continuity of business. 
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 17, 2020

17 Mar

17 Mar

The company just released the following Important Updates on Pass Travel Support

If you’re using our pass travel benefits, please be mindful that entry restrictions continue to change around the world (including when returning to the U.S.or visiting other countries). Rem[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 17, 2020

17 Mar

Update on Financial Implications from COVID-19

Ladies and Gentlemen:  Our lives are changing in ways that were unimaginable just a week ago. Many are expressing uncertainty, trepidation and fear resulting from the worldwide pandemic and [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 17, 2020

16 Mar

Managing your Anxiety Around Coronavirus

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new risk, not a familiar one. Its status as a new health problem with which we are unfamiliar contributes to our heightened anxiety. Remember, anxiety is a protective measure. 
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 16, 2020

16 Mar

Crew Pay Adjusts to COVID-19

As the impact of the COVID-19 virus proliferates, other areas of our company are beginning to feel the impact of local regulations requiring employees to stay home from work.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 16, 2020

16 Mar

MEC President, Ken Diaz Addresses Membership - March 16, 2020

Our AFA United MEC President, Ken Diaz addressed the Membership today regarding the effects of the coronavirus on our industry. Ken’s video was live via our United MEC Facebook page and is also now available on our website, Unitedafa.org. 
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 16, 2020

16 Mar

MEC President, Ken Diaz will be addressing the Membership at 2:30pm CT Today

Our United AFA MEC President, Ken Diaz, will be addressing the Membership at 2:30pm CT today via FaceBook Live. Please plan to join us at the AFA United MEC Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/AFAU[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 16, 2020

15 Mar

As Flying Changes, Uncertainty Increases

As we move closer to the start of the April schedule month and in the absence of a defined schedule on which we can all bid, we understand that the uncertainty is troubling.  Not knowing what we [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 15, 2020

15 Mar

April Schedule Development Updates

Given the rapid changes impacting United’s global schedule as a result of the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), Network Planning continues to make necessary modifications to the aircraft schedule in or[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 15, 2020

15 Mar

Hand Sanitizer Exception

The TSA understands that the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) as at the forefront of those who are traveling.  Health officials continue to recommend and are strongly encouraging everyone to wash their hands frequently. 
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 15, 2020

14 Mar

AFA-MEC Officers' Message - March 14, 2020

Life is changing around us, quickly. Much of it feels as if it is beyond our control. In fact, in terms of the industry in which we work, right now, much of it is beyond our control. Today, as a [...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 14, 2020

14 Mar

AFA-MEC Officers' Message

Life is changing around us, quickly. Much of it feels as if it is beyond our control. In fact, in terms of the industry in which we work, right now, much of it is beyond our control. Today, as a [...]
  • MEC President Letter
  • Mar 14, 2020

13 Mar

Hawaiian Airlines Flight Attendants to Picket at Honolulu Airport on Friday on Heels of AFA International President’s Visit

HONOLULU  – On Friday, March 13th, Hawaiian Airlines flight attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), will picket at Daniel K. Inouye Airport in Honolulu as their fight for a fair contract continues on.
  • AFA Media Release
  • Mar 13, 2020

13 Mar

Hawaiian Airlines Flight Attendants to Picket at Honolulu Airport on Friday on Heels of AFA International President’s Visit

HONOLULU  – On Friday, March 13th, Hawaiian Airlines flight attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), will picket at Daniel K. Inouye Airport in Honolulu as their fight for a fair contract continues on.
  • AFA Media Release
  • Mar 13, 2020

12 Mar

Flight Attendants Denounce Travel Ban and Call on Congress to Protect U.S. Aviation

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA President Sara Nelson released the following statement on President Trump's announcement on travel from Europe:
  • AFA Media Release
  • Mar 12, 2020

11 Mar

Flight Attendants Denounce Travel Ban and Call on Congress to Protect U.S. Aviation

WASHINGTON (March 11, 2020) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA President Sara Nelson released the following statement on President Trump's announcement on travel from Europe:
  • AFA Media Release
  • Mar 11, 2020

11 Mar

U.S. President Suspends Travel from Europe, except the UK, for Thirty Days

As many of us tuned into our television sets to watch President Trump deliver an address to the nation from the Oval Office, we learned of his decision to suspend all travel from Europe for the next thirty days
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 11, 2020

11 Mar

Unemployment Claims for Special COLAs during COVID-19 Virus

As we know, United is offering one-, two- and six month Special COLAs starting in April and a one month COLA starting in May in response to reduced flying levels during the COVID-19 Virus (Coronavirus).  
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 11, 2020

10 Mar

Flight Attendant Union Reaches Tentative Agreement With Horizon Air

SEATTLE (March 9, 2020) - Horizon Air Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), and Horizon Air management reached a tentative agreement.
  • AFA Media Release
  • Mar 10, 2020

09 Mar

Flight Attendant Union Reaches Tentative Agreement With Horizon Air

SEATTLE (March 9, 2020) - Horizon Air Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), and Horizon Air management reached a tentative agreement. 
  • AFA Media Release
  • Mar 09, 2020

08 Mar

MEC President’s Letter Clarifies Contractual COLA Offerings

On March 4th, 2020 our MEC President, Ken Diaz, wrote to the Membership to provide additional clarification on the contractual measures the company would be taking to address the anticipated April schedule reductions.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 08, 2020

08 Mar

Daylight Saving Time - Spring Ahead this Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 2:00 AM

On Sunday March 8, 2020 we will “Spring Ahead” as we make the transition to U.S. Daylight Savings Time at 2:00AM.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 08, 2020

08 Mar

Update on April & May COLA Offerings

The recent changes to flying due to the delayed return to service of the 737 MAX until September 4, 2020 as well as the schedule reductions resulting from the Coronavirus Outbreak of the past few weeks, United will be offering a number of options for time off to include the following:
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 08, 2020

08 Mar

Fidelity Web Workshop

Planning for your future financial security helps to ensure you can move confidently into a secure future. By taking steps to monitor and improve your retirement and personal savings you are taking the necessary steps to prepare for the future.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 08, 2020

08 Mar

Improving Your Financial Wellness

In recent months, the United MEC through our MEC Benefits Committee has been introduced to a unique, non-profit organization designed to help employees with credit related challenges. 
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 08, 2020

08 Mar

Grievance Training

This week, the United Master Executive Council (MEC) Grievance Committee conducted their annual Grievance Training in Chicago. Attending the two-day training were our flying partners from around the system. 
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 08, 2020

08 Mar

Hotel & Transportation Committee Report

Our MEC Hotel & Transportation Committee published their monthly report in which  they reminded our Members of the necessary steps to take when there are issues or contractual violations with company provided lodging and/or transportation. 
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 08, 2020

08 Mar

Spring 2020 Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council

April 29 – May 1, 2020, your Local Council Leaders will attend the Spring 2020 Regular Meeting of the United Master Executive Council (MEC). This meeting will be held in Chicago at the Hyatt Rose[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 08, 2020

08 Mar

Releasing Sick Trips Prior 8 hours

In accordance with Section 13.B. of our Contract, once a Flight Attendant has notified the company to place her/himself on sick leave, she/he shall remain on sick leave status until she/he notifies the company they are ready to return to work. 
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 08, 2020

08 Mar

Reserve Trip Trades

Flexibility is a foundational component of our Agreement. The ability for Flight Attendants (both Lineholders and Reserves) to trade, drop, and pickup trips enables us to make decisions when we fly in order to meet our individual needs.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 08, 2020

08 Mar

CAUSE Foundation Trip Drop

The CAUSE Foundation® is pleased to announce for the second year in a row they will be offering 5 lucky Flight Attendants a paid trip drop!
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 08, 2020

05 Mar

Flight Attendant Contract and Coordination between Union and Company Mitigates Impact of Schedule Reductions

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) President Sara Nelson, representing 50,000 Flight Attendants at 20 airlines including United, released the following statement on United Airlines announced flight reductions:
  • AFA Media Release
  • Mar 05, 2020

04 Mar

Special E-Lines, March 4, 2020

Today there have been a number of communications from the company regarding changes to the April aircraft schedule.  We understand that many of these communications, not seemingly well coordinated, have raised a number of questions.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 04, 2020

04 Mar

Coordination between Union and Company Mitigates Impact of Schedule Reductions

“United Airlines is taking a responsible approach to address the impact of COVID-19 on air travel. We want to be very clear that the airline has worked with our union from the start to implement safet[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 04, 2020

04 Mar

April Special COLAs Available (One- & Two-Month Options)

Flight Attendants who are interested in time-off opportunities are encouraged to read the April 2020 One Month Special COLA Program Information and April 2020 Two Month Special COLA Pro[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 04, 2020

04 Mar

Contract 2021 Listening Tour – Three stops on the Final Leg of the Journey

Today our Negotiating Committee completed their 20th stop in Ft. Lauderdale on the AFA Negotiations Listening Tour. They will be completing the final three stops on their journey in Tampa, Austin and Seattle this week. 
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 04, 2020

04 Mar

NEW! - Second Trimester CQ 2020 CBT Requirement Now Available

The company announced on November 6, 2019 that the CQ program would be changing for the 2020 year. 
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 04, 2020

04 Mar

Reassignment Rules - A Visual Overview

As we all know, flight schedules can fall apart; and while frustrating, reassignments are part of our job. To protect our rights during reassignment, industry leading reassignment provisions have[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 04, 2020

04 Mar

Aircraft Equipment Substitution/Changes- “What position do I work?”

Recent events resulting in the reduction/suspension of service to/from cities in Asia has resulted in the availability of a number of widebody aircraft not assigned to specific missions. 
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 04, 2020

04 Mar

Hotel & Transportation Issues – Avoid United Voices

When issues occur with our contractually required hotel & transportation issues, our MEC Hotel & Transportation Committee is best prepared to address these issues when provided the specific details of any incidents
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 04, 2020

04 Mar

Review Your Electronic Work History

We encourage all Members to take the time to review their electronic work history which is available from CCS to ensure that all entries in your work history comply with the terms of our Contract.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 04, 2020

04 Mar

Daylight Saving Time - Spring Forward this Sunday, March 8, 2020

On Sunday March 8, 2020 we will “Spring Ahead” as we make the transition to U.S. Daylight Savings Time at 2:00AM.  It is important to recognize that this is the day where we get one hour less sleep and, if on a flight assignment, a one-hour shorter layover. 
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 04, 2020

04 Mar

Scholarship Opportunities

The AFA Scholarship Fund is intended to provide financial assistance to dependents of our active members who will be attending a college or university. 
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 04, 2020

03 Mar

Flight Attendants Press for Occupational Actions to Combat COVID-19

Washington, D.C. (March 3, 2020) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO (AFA) is pressing for immediate operational actions to stop the spread of COVID-19. AFA President Sara Nelson released the following statement
  • AFA Media Release
  • Mar 03, 2020

01 Mar

Line Operations Safety Audit LOSA

Line Operations Safety Audits are confidential observations allowing United to identify and mitigate potential safety risks at our airline. As safety professionals we continue to strive for industry safety improvements.
  • AFA Article
  • Mar 01, 2020

29 Feb

MEC 6-19 – Sustained – An Update

As was reported in the October 29, 2019 edition of E-lines, MEC 6-19 was filed on May 24, 2019 when the Company assigned Flight Attendants outside the parameters of Section 7.Q.5.
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 29, 2020

29 Feb

Global Impact of Coronavirus

Early this morning, citing the spread of coronavirus through additional confirmed cases, as reported by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), to locations beyond mainland China and Hong Kong, United m[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 29, 2020

29 Feb

Contract 2021 Listening Tour: Final Week

Next week our Negotiating Committee will be visiting the final four locations on the Contract 2021 Listening Tour. Be sure to take advantage of the opportunity to personally meet with your Contract 20[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 29, 2020

29 Feb

Subscribe to Contract 2021 Negotiations News

All news and updates pertaining to Contract 2021 Negotiations will be delivered via the Negotiations News email subscription. Negotiation News is a separate publication from E-lines.   
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 29, 2020

29 Feb

Voluntary Supplemental Insurance - Open Enrollment is Ongoing

Flight Attendants the option to enroll in or make changes to their Voluntary Supplemental Insurance Benefits through either of our current brokers, Design Benefits (Allstate plans) or NGP (CAIC plans).
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 29, 2020

28 Feb

Global Impact of the Coronavirus

Early this morning, citing the spread of coronavirus through additional confirmed cases, as reported by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), to locations beyond mainland China and Hong Kong, Unit[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 28, 2020

27 Feb

Association of Flight Attendants-CWA President, AFA Hawaiian Leaders and Hawaiian Airlines Flight Attendants Thursday on Contract Negotiations

HONOLULU – On Thursday, February 27th, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) President Sara Nelson will be holding a press conference with AFA Hawaiian Leaders and Hawaiian Airline Flig[...]
  • AFA Media Release
  • Feb 27, 2020

26 Feb

Contract 2021 Listening Tour- 4 Locations Remain

To ensure opportunity for every AFA Member’s voice to be heard, in addition to the Negotiations Survey, our Contract 2021 Negotiating Committee is traveling to 23 locations around the system to hear directly from Flight Attendants. 
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 26, 2020

26 Feb

Downline Check-In: First Segment Deadhead Deviation

Flight Attendants only have 10 days remaining to complete and submit the Contract 2021 Negotiations Survey. This Contract 2021 Negotiations Survey is your opportunity to officially voice your desired contract improvements, likes and dislikes in writing.
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 26, 2020

26 Feb

MEC Central Schedule Committee (CSC) Report- March 2020 Bid Month

Central Schedule Committee’s most recent report detailing their activities in the development of the March schedule have been published on unitedafa.org. 
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 26, 2020

26 Feb

MEC Reserve Committee Report-February 2020

The MEC Reserve Committee’s most recent report detailing the topics discussed during the system-wide Reserve Meeting is now available for review on our website at www.unitedafa.org.
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 26, 2020

26 Feb

MEC Hotel & Transportation Committee Report

The most recent report from our MEC Hotel & Transportation Committee detailing the work of the committee is now available on www.unitedafa.org.
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 26, 2020

26 Feb

737 MAX Return to Service Set for September 4, 2020

United has announced that the 737 MAX will return to service on September 4, 2020
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 26, 2020

26 Feb

April Special COLAs Available

Inflight Scheduling has determined that there will be an opportunity to award one- and two-month Special COLAs (Company Offered Leave of Absence) effective for the April 2020 bid month. 
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 26, 2020

26 Feb

Voluntary Supplemental Benefits Open Enrollment

As we know, Open Enrollment for AFA Voluntary Supplemental Benefits is in full swing having opened this past week on Monday, February 17, 2020 and will continue through March 14, 2020. 
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 26, 2020

26 Feb

Understanding Your Pay

Flight Attendants have the opportunity to review their pay using the displays available via CCS.  Flight Attendants are encouraged to monitor their pay throughout the month and especially wh[...]
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 26, 2020

26 Feb

Operational Fly Through System Defect Now Fixed

Lineholder Flight Attendants were previously required to call Crew Scheduling in the event they elected to pick up a pairing from another Flight Attendant during a scheduled vacation period using an operational vacation fly through.
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 26, 2020

26 Feb

Vacation Relief Line Bidding: Clarifying the One United Publication

February 11, 2020 a One United communication was distributed addressing details about the negotiated Flight Attendant Bidding System (FABS). To avoid confusion, it should be understood FABS is not planned for implementation until the last quarter of 2020. 
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 26, 2020

26 Feb

Flu Shots – It’s not too late.

Cold and Flu season continues to affect us all and this year’s flu season has been particularly challenging for everyone. In our line of work, we come in contact with a wide range of people from all walks of life who live in different parts of the world.  
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 26, 2020

26 Feb

Rapid Re-Accrual of Sick Leave

When faced with a serious illness, injury, or maternity absence where more than 255 hours of sick leave hours are used during a single occurrence, we have negotiated for the “rapid” rebuilding of our sick bank utilizing the provisions for rapid re-accrual.
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 26, 2020

26 Feb

Contract 2021 Listening Tour

Five opportunities remain to attend the Contract 2021 Listening Tour. 
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 26, 2020

26 Feb

Travel Restrictions

The Coronavirus outbreak has caused many countries to enhance screening measures for passengers and crew pending entry into their country.
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 26, 2020

26 Feb

Government Affairs Activist Training

On February 20-22, 2020, our United MEC Government Affairs Committee representatives joined Government Affairs activists from all AFA Carriers in Chicago for the 2020 Political Activist Training.
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 26, 2020

18 Feb

MEC EAP/Professional Standards Recommends Review of DOT Notice on CBD

Our MEC Employee Assistance/Professional Standards has asked that we make available to you the official DOT Notice on the use of CBD. 
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 18, 2020

18 Feb

Contract 2021 Negotiations News Requires Subscribing

All news and updates pertaining to Contract 2021 Negotiations will be delivered via the Negotiations News email subscription. 
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 18, 2020

18 Feb

Semi-Annual Seniority List Published for Review

The Semi-Annual System Seniority List was published and posted for review as of February 14, 2020. As provided under Section 14.C. of our Contract, the list shall be made available at all stations where Flight Attendants are domiciled for review.
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 18, 2020

18 Feb

Review: Contractual Line Construction

Recent world events have affected the flying assigned at many domiciles and some Flight Attendants are asking questions about lower than expected utilization targets and are seeking to understand how these targets are set.
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 18, 2020

18 Feb

Contract 2021 Listening Tour - 7 Locations to Go

Flight Attendants from around the system are showing up and voicing their aspirations for Contract 2021! Speaking directly to the Negotiating Committee amongst peers in a respectful format is proving to strengthen our Unity required for a successful negotiation with management.
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 18, 2020

18 Feb

18 Feb

AFA Voluntary Supplemental Insurance Benefits Enrollment is Open

The Open Enrollment period for AFA Voluntary Supplemental Insurance benefits is now available through March 15, 2020.
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 18, 2020

18 Feb

Union Plus Free College- Spring Classes Start March 16

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
  • Feb 18, 2020

15 Feb

2020 Profit Sharing Pay Advices: Available in Payroll Advice

Profit sharing pay advices for Flight Attendants based at domestic locations are now available for viewing on Flying Together.  
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 15, 2020

15 Feb

Suspension of Service to Mainland China & HKG Extended

United announced on February 12th that the company will extend the suspension of service to mainland China and HKG, until April 24.
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 15, 2020

15 Feb

April Special COLAs Announced

On February 13, 2020, United management announced there would be an opportunity to offer one- and two-month Special Company Offered Leave of Absence (Special COLAs) effective for the April 2020 bid month. 
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 15, 2020

15 Feb

Union First- Professional Standards (EAP)

Professional Standards is a component of AFA EAP. It exists to assist Flight Attendants in any area that affects professional conduct. 
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 15, 2020

15 Feb

What is a Line Observer Safety Audit (LOSA)?

AFA, ALPA, United and LOSA Collaborative are about to begin a joint Line Observation Safety Audit (LOSA).  LOSA is a peer-to-peer observation which takes place during normal operations by line Flight Attendants. 
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 15, 2020

15 Feb

United Express Carrier GoJet Airlines Flight Attendants Ratify First Contract

GoJet Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today voted to ratify a first contract. 
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 15, 2020

15 Feb

FlightPAC - Political Action Committee

FlightPAC is the Association of Flight Attendants Political Action Committee (PAC). 
  • AFA Article
  • Feb 15, 2020