What is RUAEA?
RUAEA is the Retired United Airlines Employees Association. It is made up of former employees of United Airlines, Continental Airlines and their subsidiaries. It was organized to maintain friendships between retired co-workers and to develop new friendships among retirees. The primary activities of the organization are the publication of a monthly Newsletter and the organization of a yearly national convention. On a local level, the organization is made up of chapters located wherever United Airlines retirees are located.
United Airlines Retirees and Continental Retirees who aren't currently RUAEA members as well as all former employees of United and Continental Airlines who have reached retirement age and their spouses may Join RUAEA by clicking on the Join RUAEA link above and following the instructions for obtaining, completing, and mailing their membership application and membership fee.
RUAEA By-laws (revised May 28, 2011)
Benefits of joining RUAEA
There are many benefits associated with joining RUAEA.
1. There is a monthly newsletter which is created and distributed to you on a monthly basis. You may receive this either by mail or via the website online access. ( Your choice when you join). The online newsletter gives you three different ways to view the newsletter along with over 11 years of archived PDF copies.
2. There is an annual RUAEA Convention which is held in a different city each year. There you will experience friendship and camaraderie from fellow retirees. There are plenty of tours and several banquets with entertainment that you can attend.
3. Their are numerous Local RUAEA chapters that you may join throughout many of the 50 states and in some case multiple chapters within a state. These Local Chapters hold numerous social events throughout the year. Our chapter the Chicago Skyliners has monthly breakfast and quarterly Luncheons and or other social events. A great place to meet new people and see fellow UAL friends. Check the Chapter link on this website to see what the closest chapter is for you and to get information regarding your Local Chapter.
The RUAEA website at www.ruaea.org is available to RUAEA members. Special features include the online newsletter as previously mentioned, chapter information, timely news regarding United, and RUAEA. It also features special travel information regarding travel desk help, UAL Regulations, travel discount sites regarding trips, tours, cruises, hotels, and rental cars at special discounts. In addition it also has special links to United Retiree Associations, Medical and Prescription information, PBGC, Latest US and World Information, Financial & Business News Information, UAL Corporate related sites, and the Alliant Credit Union.
All of this is available to you at your fingertips when you are a RUAEA member when you use the online website.
Hope you will join RUAEA and take advantage of these features and your extended United Family.
Jim Sommerfield - RUAEA Website Manager