The Open Time Trial survey results for July 2016 are now available.
Survey completion information
458 surveys were completed and 7 were partially completed. If a Flight Attendant submitted more than one survey, only the last submission was counted. This is a substantial reduction in the number of participants compared to past surveys.
The results continue to show a clear need to improve general understanding of the Open Time Trial and a strong dissatisfaction for the current system.
Understanding of the Open Time trading codes
62.5% of respondents do not understand or are still learning the Open Time trading codes (TO/DD/CP/TX/no code) and how to trade sequences in Open Time based on those codes. This is a significant drop from past months.
AFA Alaska has produced an Open Time trading codes quick reference guide (see “Understanding Open Time Trading with the Codes” for additional information.)
Understanding of the estimated time frame for making any programming changes to Open Time
A majority (57.7%) reported they understand the time frame involved for making any programming changes to the Open Time system.
Based on membership feedback the MEC has made a determination to go “back to book”:
- Reverting to the former Open Time system could take approximately one year. This is because the new JCTE crew management system would need to be reprogrammed with the rules for the former OT system. (It is currently programmed with the new OT rules.)
- AFA will start negotiating a new system as outlined in CBA§12.F.9 [Exchange of Sequences: Open Time Trial: Cancellation of Open Time Trial]. Implementation of a replacement OT system would likely take a minimum of nine months after reaching an agreement with management.
Strong dissatisfaction with the Open Time Trial
74.5% indicated they are dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with the Open Time Trial. 81.6% of respondents would prefer to revert “back to book” to the old Open Time system (based on IT limitations) and begin negotiations on a new system; whereas 18.4% would prefer to keep the current system.
Detailed survey results
AFA Alaska has informed management of our intent to go “back to book.” More information to follow!
Your MEC – Jeffrey Peterson, Brian Palmer, Yvette Satterlee, Lisa Pinkston, Laura Masserant, Cathy Gwynn, Tim Green and Brice McGee