SEATTLE RAFA 10R


Contact: Martha Casne, President

searafa@gmail.com

206-282-2083


 

SEATTLE F/A base closed 1/30/15, but SEA RAFA isn't going anywhere!

Download a membership form from the "Membership Information" tab on the left.


The Seattle Council of RAFA was established in 2008. Since our small

beginnings of under 10 members we have grown in size to over 303 retirees.

We have 3 to 4 yearly meetings and we encourage all retirees to attend. The Burien, King County Library Branch

conference room has become our permanent meeting place. It is close to the airport, a sight well-known to 

all of us. We try to keep up on the changes that impact our members.



SEA Pass Travel 2 Seminar

.April 19, 2017


Seattle RAFA members returned to the Burien Library to hear about the retiree groups' meeting with CEO Oscar Munoz and President Scott Kirby on April 12th (for details click HERE ) and to learn "How to get out of Seattle" using ZED tickets on Other Airlines or confirmed seats on United (myUAdiscount).  Kirk Moore flew up from SFO again to present the seminar and he emailed PDF notes to all attendees a few days later. 

Everyone learned how to fly to some beautiful waterfalls in Croatia with Lufthansa Airlines. Visit the RAFA Other Airline travel page for a guide.  Later we booked full revenue "myUAdiscount" tickets via FlyingTogether so we wouldn't miss a cruise ship date in Hawaii.

Kirk also covered "going mobile" using smart phones and tablets to book travel and check loads on United. Visit the Use United's app for Pass Travel page for a step-by-step guide to get the app, join MileagePlus and link them in your Employee Profile. For more pass travel stuff, visit the Travel Benefits tab in the left column.



SEA Pass Travel Seminar

.February 2, 2017



.Seattle RAFA officers and members at the seminar.

L-R: Julie Beffa (Secretary), Martha Casne (President), Debbi Vandenberg (VP), Cherina Byrne (Treasurer).


Approximately 45 members attended a comprehensive seminar about United's Pass Travel Policy and a live tour of Flying Together and employeeRES.  Kirk Moore, RAFA's International Travel Benefits Chair, flew up from San Francisco to present the material. It was digitally projected on a large screen in the Burien Library meeting room and nobody had to take notes because Kirk sent a pdf of the seminar content to all who signed up!

 

Attendees learned about the Pass Travel program, how to log onto FlyingTogether, how to view their health care plan in YBR, go shopping for airline-discounted items, explore the Travel page, update pass riders, generate a pass travel report, check their "years of service", calculate their board date and edit their TSA secure documents. Then Kirk listed for three different flights; checking loads, the pass rider lists on those flights and how to change or cancel them. He also covered the advantages of using the United app (if linked to a MileagePlus account).


You may read a one page description of United's Pass Travel policy for retirees by clicking on: 

Pass Travel Program Summary.  Another RAFA webpage is about using the United app for pass travel.



Martha Casne (International President)  and Kirk Moore (Travel Benefits Committee Chair).


Kirk will be back at the next Seattle RAFA meeting to discuss the only way to get out of Seattle: 

Other Airline ZED travel and myUAdiscount (confirmed seats on United). 

Stay tuned for the meeting announcement date.




First 727 arrives at Museum of Flight!!

March 2, 2016

Scroll down to see other LINKS about this historic event.

Photos by Martha Casne and Cherina Byrne

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On March 2nd the First B727 (AKA "the baby") arrived at it's new home at the Museum of Flight.  

This aircraft (nose # N7001U) was the first one off the assembly line and delivered to United in 1964.  

Twenty Five years ago United donated it to the Museum of Flight and they have been restoring it at Paine Field 's Boeing Facility in Everett, WA since then.  The museum invited United Flight Attendants and Pilots who worked the B727's to the ceremony to welcome the plane to the museum.  It was a fantastic and well attended event. 

 

 

 LeAnn Dougherty, Ellon Jarvis, Hank Kerr, Peggy Verger & Sue Clark


 

 

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The museum had a live video so we could watch the take off from Paine Field.  Right after take off the United employees were invited outside to watch it land at Boeing Field, Seattle, WA. where the museum is located.  The entire flight took 15 minutes.  Several flight attendants greeted the crew with flowers then the pilots signed the plane, a Museum of Flight tradition, before we moved inside for an award ceremony and cupcakes.



 Cherina Byrne, Carol Fuller, Cheryl Grimm


 

 

   

Veronica Johnson                                 Paula Hatfield & Kathy Salmon                               Julie Cook Airis    


  

Cherina Byrne, Iris Peterson and Pat Halpin


 

RAFA International President, Martha Casne, was there!


Check out these other links of the historic event:

http://www.airlinereporter.com/2016/04/the-first-boeing-727-successfully-takes-its-final-flight/

http://komonews.com/news/local/inaugural-boeing-727-makes-its-final-flight

Thirty year Boeing employee, Bob Bogash spearheaded the 727 project:

http://www.rbogash.com/ual727tx.htm

Great pictures: http://www.rbogash.com/727/LastFlight/Last_Flt_Pix.html

The 727's new home: https://www.museumofflight.org





SEA RAFA Meeting October 2015


Our speaker was Jean Christensen, Development Director of WeSpeakMedicare.org 

Contact her at 206 819 9704  or  jean@wespeakmedicare.org









Seattle F/A Legacy Celebration Party 

August 16, 2015 at Normandy Park




Diane Tucker and her crew of volunteers put on a wonderful party.  It was well attended with over 300 guests.  There was lots of catching up, stories to tell and updates to be heard from friends. Needless to say there was a lot of laughter.  It was nice to have former management attend as well as pilots.  We all know the Seattle domicile was a special place with very special people.  It will live on in our friendships and memories. Scroll down for more photos.

/Martha Casne, President, SEA RAFA



  

Diane Tucker with the famous Iris Peterson and Jana Maxwell


  


  




  





January 2015 RAFA Meeting Pictures

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RAFA SEA Meeting January 2013





Membership Drive April 2012


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