ANC Roadshow 12/9/14 Q&A Morning Session
Section 3 – Scope
Q: Do managers get to choose their flights?
A: Ron Calvin will be choosing the flights.
Q: How much advance notice will we have for management flying?
A: The day prior however there is no contractual requirement to give notice.
Q: Prior to management flying to prevent a cancellation do they have to JA and go through all reserves first?
A: Yes, in the sense that in order for a flight to be in jeopardy of cancellation there can be no Flight Attendants available to take the flight. Management cannot fly simply to minimize JA or retain Reserves.
Section 8 – Hours of Service
Q: Will all our mid con layovers become turns?
A: No, there will still be layovers. Planes will still need to RON.
Q: If a CSA meets the plane and tells you to pre-board is that considered sufficient notification?
A: Yes, however the pre-board must start within your 15 minute debrief period.
Q: With the 15 minute debrief would ANC get the PDX turn back?
A: Yes, it would be possible with the new debrief time.
Section 9 – Junior Available
Q: If I get rid of my 4 day trip am I protected for the whole 4 days?
A: Yes, as long as you don’t replace flying on those days you have immunity.
Q: If Crew Scheduling calls you on a day that you drop do you have to accept the assignment?
A: CS can’t call to JA you on a day that you dropped.
Q: Can they JA a reserve?
A: No, Reserves cannot be Junior Assigned.
Section 10 – Scheduling
Q: Do the 10% open up more flying to the other bases?
A: Yes, it would potentially lock flying into other bases.
Q: What flying is considered to be the “5%” of pairings? How is the 5% calculated?
A: The 5% is of overall system wide pairings.
Q. Will all of our long turns go away – now we have 100% of those and now it looks like they will go to SEA and PDX.
A. No – one cannot think of it as the turns live in one base – the flying moves around the system. The :15 debrief creates the ability for mid-con turns to be available year-round.
Q: How did the 90%-10% split happen?
A: The company wanted all flying to be in one base. The NC negotiated a portion of the flying to be mixed and distributed into all bases to make it fair and equitable.
Section 11 – Reserve
Q: As a Lineholder if I pick up one reserve day from a Reserve would I be an ER?
A: Yes, either PM or AM you would be converted to ER.
Q: As a Lineholder picking up a reserve day would I automatically go to the top of the list?
A: As a Lineholder you are automatically put to the bottom of the LTFA.
Section 12 – Open Time
Q: If the day is open can I drop or trade a trip?
A: Yes, as long as there is a slot open the day will be considered open. When all slots are full the day will change to “limited”.
Q: When will Open Time go into effect if the TA passes?
A: August 2015
Q: How will we know if a trip in OT is being offered at a premium by crew scheduling?
A: Premium OT trips will have a different specific code attached so FAs will be able to identify Premium OT trips.
Section 14 – Vacation
Q: Do you have to work the full 480 to receive your full vacation credit toward your health benefits?
A: The 480 for insurance is a soft 480 credit. Your full annual YOS vacation accrual counts toward your 480 to retain health insurance.
Section 16 – Sick Leave
Q: If you didn’t have enough SL to cover your trip and do Sick Leave RS Make Up, how much sick leave gets restored to your bank?
A: Only the amount drawn from your SL bank will be restored at a 1:1 rate. Any additional Worked TFP would be credited at a 10:1 The FA would be paid for the excess Worked TFP, including the RS premium.
Q: Who does Sick Leave Reserve Make Up help? Why would anyone want to do that?
A: Everyone. Especially those wanting to maintain a particular amount of SL in their bank. If a FA is returning from leave or a new hire it can be hard to build up your SL bank. Sick Leave RS Make Up is a rapid accrual at 1:1 vs the standard accrual of 10:1.
Letter of Agreement #6 – Implementation
Q: When will the New Year’s Day holiday pay go into effect?
A: January 1, 2015