Q: My crew today is all convinced that L-VX FAs will not receive L-AS work rules if the TA is ratified. Each of us is reading it differently. Is it just the money? Or will L-VX FAs get the L-AS contract?
A: If the TA is ratified, L-VX FAs will start receiving the equivalent of L-AS pay on many of the L-AS contractual pay provisions (converted from TFP to block-hours until L-VX is transitioned fully to TFP). If the TA is ratified, L-VX FAs will also receive many of the L-AS contractual provisions starting at Date of Ratification. However, many of the L-AS scheduling-related work rules will not become effective until Full Implementation, which is currently expected in March 2019. Although the JNC pushed hard for L-AS contractual work rules to be implemented earlier, that is not possible due to programming limitation in Sabre (VX) and JCTE (AS) as well as staffing constraints on the VX partition. Details regarding the timing of JCBA implementation for L-VX FAs is in the L-VX Implementation Timetable LOA TA.