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United Remains the Problem Child of the U.S. Airline Industry

April 24, 2014 - Media Article

Apr 24 - In a winter that socked air travel, many airlines nonetheless emerged with profits. And then there’s United, where the red ink flowed in the first quarter of the year given the weather and sales that continue to lag the airline’s three enormous domestic rivals.

United Tumbles as Stands Alone With Airline Profit Loss

April 24, 2014 - Media Article

Apr 24 - United posted the only first-quarter loss among major U.S. carriers, hampered by severe winter weather that trimmed results by $200 million.

United Loses $609M in 1Q

April 24, 2014 - Media Article

Apr 24 -  United Airlines is the one U.S. carrier that can't seem to get its act together. While all the other major airlines made money in the first quarter, United lost $609 million during the first three months of this year.

Why the Numbers Just Don't Add Up to Buy United Airlines

April 23, 2014 - Media Article

Apr 23 - It seems as though every month the improving fundamentals in the airline sector make it worth scouring the group for a cheap pick. Inevitably, United Airlines pops, up but every time the numbers just don't justify buying the stock.

Dear AFA: April 22, 2014

April 22, 2014 - Dear AFA

Healthcare Information for Involuntary Furlough, Union Victory at Boeing, British Airways Announces Innovative Fuel Production Process

At American Airlines, It’s Too Early To Declare 'Mission Accomplished'

April 22, 2014 - Media Article

Apr 19 - The new American Airlines is just five months into its merger with US Airways, and Wall Street appears love struck.

Airlines Warn Denver Airport That Rising Costs Could Force Flight Cuts

April 22, 2014 - Media Article

Apr 22 - Denver International Airport's airlines have warned that rising costs could severely affect their reliance on Denver as a hub for connecting flights.

JetBlue Pilot Vote Ends Run as Biggest Nonunion Airline

April 22, 2014 - AFA Article

Apr 22 - JetBlue Airways Corp. (JBLU) pilots voted to join the Air Line Pilots Association, ending the carrier’s status as the biggest U.S. airline without a union and erasing a gain in the stock.

Profits Expected To Climb Among Most U.S. Airlines

April 21, 2014 - Media Article

Apr 21 - No question about it, this past winter really socked the first-quarter earnings of U.S. airlines, to the tune of many millions of dollars.

Bankruptcy Judge Rules Mostly In Retirees’ Favor In American Airlines Benefit Case

April 19, 2014 - Media Article

Apr 19 - U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Sean Lane on Friday denied part of American Airlines’ request for summary judgment on the issue of retiree health benefits and approved part of the request.

JFK - May 2014 Bid Award Error

April 18, 2014 - AFA Article

Apr 18 - The original May 2014 bid awards for JFKSW that were published around Noon today, Friday, April 18, are incorrect.   All May Lines-of-Flying for JFK have been removed from Unimatic.   A new award has been completed and schedules have been released.

Aflac Enrollment Update

April 18, 2014 - AFA Article

Apr 18 - As we've reported, open enrollment for Aflac/CAIC voluntary supplemental insurance plans, available to United Flight Attendants, will close next Friday, April 25, 2014.

Paperless Pay Advice Change

April 18, 2014 - AFA Article

Apr 18 - Accompanying our pay advice over the past few weeks was a notice from United that those who receive pay through direct deposit will no longer receive a paper form of this advice beginning May 1.

Involuntary Furlough Payments Begin May 1

April 18, 2014 - AFA Article

Apr 18 - The United Flight Attendants who were subject to United's Involuntary Furlough will receive their Contractual furlough payments (Section 21.H.) beginning May 1, 2014.  

Safety Reporting Systems Review

April 18, 2014 - AFA Article

Apr 18 - United's reporting systems have changed over the past few months, and it's important to understand which report applies to which circumstances.

Dear AFA: April 18, 2014

April 18, 2014 - Dear AFA

Safety and Incident Reporting Systems Review, Aflac Enrollment Update, Involuntary Furlough Payments Begin May 1, Paperless Pay Advice Change, Purser Recurrent Bid Closes April 30, Spring United MEC Meeting and BOD

Merger Discord At American/US Airways

April 16, 2014 - AFA Article

Apr 16 - It's a state of affairs we know all too well. Airline management makes lots of lofty proclamations and promises to gain approval for a merger, then promptly fails to deliver on them.

United Relocates Bid Package Information

April 16, 2014 - AFA Article

Apr 16 - We've received reports from some Members who expressed frustration with United's recent move of the monthly bid information, without clearly communicating where to now find it.

Boston Marathon Tribute

April 15, 2014 - AFA Article

Apr 15 - Boston honored Marathon survivors and first responders in a tribute, one year after the marathon bombings.

Dear AFA: April 15, 2014

April 15, 2014 - Dear AFA

United Relocates Bid Package Information, Aflac Enrollment Open Through April 25, Merger Discord At American/US Airways, Boston Marathon Tribute

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