Here are the stats presented at the recent Roadshows this week showing a pairing run with just the Minimum Pay Rules and a run with the Minimum Pay Rules, 4k and 15 min change. Why did we not compare current runs used today as well? Because we do not plan on giving back the Minimum Pay Rules gained in TA1. We wanted to provide an apples-to-apples comparison about what it would look like if we used our current route structure with just the Minimum Pay Rules and what the combination of Minimum Pay Rules, 4k and 15 min would produce.
A couple key components to consider in reviewing these stats – this is done without the locking of flying that is done today and will be done in the future. Example, LAX always has locked flying (example – when you see a negative number, it can be a result of the fact that locked flying has not been programed in either of these runs (but would be programed for runs that are bid on by each base) not just as a result of the 4k or 15 min changes). This is how route structures are designed and aircraft utilization is put into practice, ALSO these numbers do not included the contractual 10% of 4K flying that must be pushed to the domiciles that do not have city pairings that qualify for a 4k directly out of their domicile.
If you have any further questions about these numbers, concerns or need further clarification – please email the Negotiating Committee and we will be happy to expand and provide as much information as needed for a better understanding of how our pairings are constructed today and under the proposed changes.