[See also Productivity Premium Program (PPP) [JCBA]]
Q: I have a question about the new PPP program set to replace the QPP program under the TA. Specifically, I’m concerned about the ability to pick up extra flying since every FA who wants the productivity bonus will need to pick up 5 TFP per month. It seems like this will make it very difficult, if not impossible, to find any trips either in open time or FA/FA. This is even more troubling given the fact that our awarded monthly lines of flying are continually being built to lower and lower TFP per month.
A: Average line awards are low at currently because L-AS is temporarily overstaffed in anticipation of aircraft differences training starting in a few months and the summer staffing needs. That situation will not be a permanent condition. A majority of Flight Attendants will benefit from the PPP because unpaid and paid vacation (including Longevity PTO) will count towards achieving the PPP, whereas vacation does not count towards achieving QPP. However, the requirement to fly 5.0 TFP over one’s PBS bid award equivalent for the monthly blocks and 40.0 TFP over the 8-month block is a requirement of the provision for your consideration under the TA.