The 2013 Cross Over Letter of Agreement


by and between
and the Flight Attendants
in the Service of the
Former Subsidiary
as represented by the

This Agreement, dated December 1, 2013, is made and entered into in accordance with the Railway Labor Act, 45 U.S.C. § 151, et seq. (“RLA”), by and between United Airlines, Inc. (“the Company”), the
Association of Flight Attendants representing Flight Attendants in the service of the former subsidiary
Continental Airlines, Inc. (“s-CO”), subsidiary Continental Micronesia, Inc. (“s-CMI”) and the
Association of Flight Attendants (“AFA”) representing Flight Attendants employed by s-CMI.
WHEREAS, the s-CMI, s-CO and former subsidiary United Air Lines, Inc. (“s-UA”) constitute a single
transportation system (United Airlines) for representation purposes under the RLA; and
WHEREAS, the Company and the AFA are engaged in bargaining for a joint collective agreement
covering the Fight Attendants of United Airlines; and
WHEREAS, the Parties desire to provide for the reasonable and orderly adjustment to staffing resulting
from changes in scheduled flying, and for the maximum opportunity for Flight Attendants who wish to
work to be able to do so; and

WHEREAS, the Parties recognize that the need for this staffing program will be temporary, lasting only
until a joint collective bargaining agreement and the integration of the Flight Attendant workforce is

WHEREAS, the Parties wish to provide options for Flight Attendants in such circumstances and to
mitigate the potential impact resulting from necessary staffing adjustments; and

WHEREAS, the Parties wish to provide these work opportunities in a manner that ensures that Flight
Attendant seniority is not impacted for purposes of seniority integration at the combined carrier;

NOW, THEREFORE, the Parties hereby agree as follows:


1. Flight Attendants at s-CMI may elect, on a one-time, irrevocable basis, to cross-over to s-CO as
provided for below. Flight Attendants wishing to do so must make that election in the manner indicated
by the Company no later than December 12, 2013. The Company shall grant the elections to the most
senior Flight Attendants requesting them, provided that no particular number of Flight Attendants will be redeployed, and provided further that the total number of cross-overs pursuant to this Agreement shall not be greater than, in the Company’s sole judgment is deemed advisable to adjust Flight Attendant staffing.


1. All s-CMI Flight Attendants will be provided a one-time opportunity to elect to cross over to s-CO
pursuant to the terms of this Letter of Agreement in such manner as the Companies may direct.
Application must be submitted no later than December 12, 2013.

2. To be eligible for cross-over, Flight Attendants must satisfy the hiring requirements of s-CO, be in
good standing at s-CMI, be ready, willing and able to perform flight attendant duties, and successfully
complete s-CO training.

3. This opportunity shall be open to all s-CMI Flight Attendants currently in active service.

4. Participation in this cross-over program is entirely voluntary. Flight Attendants electing not to
participate shall retain all of their current employment rights and entitlements at s-CMI without prejudice resulting from such election.

5. Transition to s-CO will be irrevocable as of December 12, 2013. Any Flight Attendant who has
elected to cross-over, has been awarded a position at s-CO, and who subsequently fails to report shall be treated as a s-CO Flight Attendant applicant who fails to report for initial qualification training.

6. Except as otherwise expressly provided in this Letter of Agreement, the employment of Flight
Attendants on or after the date of their report for s-CO training will in all respects be governed by the
terms and conditions of the s-CO Flight Attendant Collective Bargaining Agreement (“s-CO CBA”).

7. Subject to Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) approval, s-CO training shall be transition
training as determined by s-CO, conducted in accordance with its normal practice for such training.
Vacancies will be staffed as they become available in bid seniority order as described in paragraph C


1. Cross-Over Flight Attendants will be placed on payroll at s-CO effective with the February bid month,
and begin accruing seniority on that date.

2. S-CO vacancies are anticipated in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Newark, and perhaps other bases.
Vacancies will be offered as they become available for bid in s-CO seniority order.

3. Cross-Over Flight Attendants will use their retained s-CMI service credit for purposes of CO benefit
programs eligibility and accrual rates (including pass travel and jumpseating), except that they will not
receive Credited Service under the Continental Retirement Plan (“CARP”) for prior service periods.
Cross-Over Flight Attendants will, however, receive credit for prior CMI service for purposes of CARP
vesting service. (Credited Service under CARP shall begin to accrue on the first date s-CO wages are
due, and shall thereafter be subject to the terms of CARP.)

4. Cross-Over Flight Attendants will remain on the seniority list at s-CMI, and will retain and accrue such
seniority while employed at s-CO, it being the Parties’ intent that this Agreement shall have absolutely no impact or effect, positive or negative, on the eventual integration of Flight Attendant seniority lists in
connection with the merger of s-UA, s-CO and s-CMI.

5. Seniority and related matters following completion of all of the events described in paragraph E will be determined solely and entirely by the processes described therein, it being the Parties’ intent that this Agreement provide work for current Flight Attendants but not impact or affect those processes either positively or negatively for any Flight Attendant.


1. There will be no probationary period at s-CO. Work records for Cross-Over Flight Attendants will be
transferred to s-CO and will thereafter be treated as s-CO work records.

2. Cross-Over Flight Attendants shall use their retained s-CMI service credit for purposes of pay and
benefit accrual rates. Existing sick leave and accrued but unused vacation for Flight Attendants shall be
retained for use at s-CO, but prospective use shall be subject to the terms and conditions of the s-CO
CBA, and all prospective benefit accruals shall be pursuant to the s-CO CBA and applied according to its
terms, as provided for similarly situated s-CO Flight Attendants, except as otherwise expressly provided

3. S-CO training will begin on a date designated by s-CO, unless deferred by mutual agreement of the
affected Flight Attendant and s-CO. Cross-Over Flight Attendants will be required to complete training
as established and scheduled by s-CO.

4. Cross-Over Flight Attendants will be paid for training at two hours thirty minutes (2:30) per day and
shall be provided hotel accommodations and expenses during such training in accordance with s-CO’s
normal practice.

5. Cross-Over Flight Attendants may elect to participate in s-CO health and welfare plans for calendar
year 2014, and prior sCMI health and welfare benefits will cease, within 90 days following their
graduation from sCO training, and thereafter will participate in the annual elections along with s-CO co-

6. It is the Company’s intention to align and merge the benefit plans available to co-workers at the
subsidiary operations, including but not limited to the defined contribution 401(k) retirement plans. Until the plans are merged, Cross-Over Flight Attendants will maintain current 401(k) balances in the s-CMI 401(k) plans, while future employee contributions during employment at s-CO will be deposited in the s-CO 401(k) plan. Cross-Over Flight Attendants will receive employer contributions to the s-CO 401(k) plan in accordance with the s-CO CBA.

7. Cross-Over Flight Attendants will elect either to be paid (calculated using their current pay rate at their current subsidiary) for accrued but unused vacation, or to select from open time 2014 vacation periods.

8. Cross-over Flight Attendants shall be entitled to fee-waived PS5B travel between their new s-CO base
and Guam on any United-operated flight for ninety (90) days following their graduation from s-CO
training for themselves and fee-waived SA1B travel for the members of their immediate family (i.e.,
spouse and children) for the same period. Flight Attendants and their immediate family members
utilizing this entitlement may not declare themselves, and will not be regarded as, must ride travelers.


This Agreement shall become effective upon signing, and shall terminate and cease to have any further
force or effect when the Parties have successfully negotiated a joint collective bargaining agreement
governing the employment of all Flight Attendants on the merged system and that agreement has been
ratified, and a final and binding merged Flight Attendant seniority list has been determined by a process
that satisfies the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA Constitution and By-Laws.

AGREED, this 1st day of December 2013.

For the Company:

_______________________________ Dated: ______________, 2013
Sam Risoli
Senior Vice President – Inflight Services

For Flight Attendants in the service of s-CO
as represented by the s-CO AFA MEC:

_______________________________ Dated: ______________, 2013
Marcus Valentino
President, s-CO MEC

For Flight Attendants in the service of s-CMI
as represented by the s-CMI AFA MEC:

_______________________________ Dated: ______________, 2013
Suzanne Hendricks
President, s-CMI MEC