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Potential Holiday Chaos As Airline Staff Plan Strikes Worldwide

November 29, 2022 - AFA Article

NOV 29 - Holiday travel may get crazier than usual this December. The Thanksgiving holiday just passed in the United States, and Christmas is rapidly approaching, a hectic time for airlines everywhere. Airlines are preparing for a busy December, and staff at many airlines worldwide are preparing to strike if contracts are not renewed.

AFA Debrief: November 29, 2022

November 29, 2022 - Dear AFA

Clarifying Absence Certificate Requirement with FML During the Christmas Holiday Absence Period, Vacation Trades by Seniority Closes November 30, Reserve Letter Trade Screen Maintenance, Support ALPA Informational Picketing December 1 – ORD Reserve Christmas Wish List

Vacation Trades by Seniority Closes November 30

November 29, 2022 - AFA Article

NOV 29 - Second round vacation awards were published last week and vacation trades by seniority is currently open and will close November 30 at 8:00 (HDT).

Reserve Letter Trade Screen Maintenance

November 29, 2022 - AFA Article

NOV 29 - We were advised recently that United’s Technology Department is currently performing maintenance on the Reserve Letter Trade (A/B) request screen. As a result of this maintenance, the screen will not be available until November 29, 2022, at 2200 CT.

Reserve Christmas Wish List

November 29, 2022 - AFA Article

NOV 29 - The Reserve Christmas Wish List is expected to open on December 1.  All preferences submitted prior to any December 1 announcement of the system opening will be removed and must be resubmitted.

AFA Debrief: November 22, 2022

November 22, 2022 - Dear AFA

Inflight Safety Action Program (ISAP) Reporting, Second Round Vacation Awards & Vacation Trades by Seniority Requests for 2023, Advance Vacation Fly Through & Trades Between Flight Attendants, Reserve Christmas Wish List, End of Month Conflict (EOM)/ Month to Month Line Adjustment Process, Potential 401(k) Distribution Options for Those Impacted by Recent Hurricanes, Lehigh Valley (PA) Health Network to Remain in Aetna Network, Welcome Class 2238!

Inflight Safety Action Program (ISAP) Reporting

November 22, 2022 - AFA Article

NOV 22 - One of the key components of the ISAP (Inflight Safety Action Program) is its focus on improving safety by providing a non-punitive and confidential resource to report a safety hazard or inadvertent violation of company policies or FARs (Federal Aviation Regulations).

Second Round Vacation Awards & Vacation Trades by Seniority

November 22, 2022 - AFA Article

NOV 22 - The Second Round Vacation Awards were published last week.  The next step in the process is Open Time Trades by Seniority.

2023 Advance Vacation Fly Through & Trades Between Flight Attendants

November 22, 2022 - AFA Article

NOV 22 - Requests for 2023 Advance Vacation Fly Through & Trades Between Flight Attendants.

Reserve Christmas Wish List

November 22, 2022 - AFA Article

NOV 22 - Once Reserve Christmas Wishlist is open you will be able to access the 2022 Reserve Christmas Wishlist from the Reserve tab in CCS or via www.unitedafa.org/wishlist.

End of Month Conflict (EOM)/ Month to Month Line Adjustment Process

November 22, 2022 - AFA Article

NOV 22 - End of month adjustments are necessary when a Flight Attendant’s awarded new month schedule conflicts with the old month schedule.

Potential 401(k) Distribution Options for Those Impacted by Recent Hurricanes

November 22, 2022 - AFA Article

NOV 22 - For those of us impacted by the recent hurricanes (Fiona, Ian & Nicole), it is undeniable that the damage has been devastating and may present financial challenges.  In an effort to assist in this recovery, you may have 401(k) distribution options available to you.

AFA Welcomes Class 2238!

November 22, 2022 - AFA Article

NOV 22 - We are excited to welcome our newest flying partners from class 2238 as part of our Flight Attendant community. Our newest flying partners will begin their careers at bases in DEN, EWR, GUM, and IAD.

Lehigh Valley Health Network to Remain in Aetna Network

November 21, 2022 - AFA Article

NOV 21 - Effective November 22, 2022, the Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) announced an agreement with Aetna that allows Aetna patients to remain in network at LVHN, effective immediately. 

Fired SpaceX employees accuse company of violating labor law

November 20, 2022 - AFA Article

NOV 20 - Several SpaceX employees who were fired after circulating an open letter calling out CEO Elon Musk’s behavior have filed a complaint accusing the company of violating labor laws.

U.C. Workers Strike on All 10 Campuses

November 19, 2022 - AFA Article

NOV 19 - The walkout involves nearly 48,000 unionized academic workers at the prestigious public university system.

DOJ antitrust challenge to airline alliance concludes in federal court

November 18, 2022 - AFA Article

NOV 18 - Antitrust regulators last year sued to stop an alliance between American Airlines and JetBlue Airways.

Virgin suspends gender neutral uniform on flights to Qatar 'to protect staff'

November 18, 2022 - AFA Article

NOV 18 - Virgin Atlantic's gender-neutral uniform policy was ditched when the airline flew England football team's flight to Qatar to keep staff safe, the airline has said.

AFA Debrief: November 17, 2022

November 17, 2022 - Dear AFA

Second Round Vacation Awards to be Posted November 18, Open Time Vacation Trades by Seniority Begins November 24, Base Transfers for January 2023 Awarded - Effective December 30, Annual Pass Travel Enrollment Period Now Open, Holiday Buddy Pass Travelers with Working Crew Members, Deadline for Uniform Orders with Cintas for 2022

Open Time Vacation Trades by Seniority Begins November 24

November 17, 2022 - AFA Article

NOV 17 - The next phase of vacation processes, Vacation Modifications and Trading begin on November 24, 2022.
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