Section 3 – Scope
How many times have we allowed management to fly in the last 4 years?
Approximately 3 instances, during holiday periods, coupled with inclement weather.
What is a single source of discipline?
When the supervisor or manager is the only witness to observing an action that may result in discipline. Safety concerns would be potentially covered under the ASAP program if accepted. The intent is not to use management flying as a check ride. However, it doesn’t stop a supervisor from scheduling a subsequent check ride.
Will someone be checking to see if management fliers are following FARs?
Yes, the AFA Scheduling Chair. In addition the Association will be provided with a list of management fliers.
Why would we give up the waiver for management flying?
Under our current agreement management is required to ask for the Association’s permission in specific circumstances to have management fliers typically to reduce the number of cancellations or JAs. This provision would allow management the ability to prevent a cancellation without consulting with the MEC.
Section 8 – Hours of Service
When do over duty provisions begin for pairings including the new 4k? Is there a difference between the 4k and 10:30 sequences when exceeding 12 hours and 30 minutes?
The over-duty provisions take effect for all pairings at 12 hours and 30 minutes. There is no difference between a 10 hours and 30 minutes sequence versus a 4k pairing specifically in relation to over duty.
Section 10 Scheduling
Is ACARs a form of contact?
Yes, if contacted by ACARs and that message is delivered by an employee, you must contact scheduling at the end of your sequence or pursuant to other contractual provisions.
Will Crew Scheduling change our debrief time without our consent to make us legal for JA?
Who will adjust debrief if the 15 minutes is exceeded?
If you exceed your 15 minute debrief while passengers are on-board the aircraft, contact Crew Scheduling for adjustment.
How does 4k effect a new domicile?
The domicile would have the ability to participate in the minimum 10% rotation of 4k pairings.
How does the night rule impact a 4k redeye?
If it is a 4k turn the night rule does not apply, it excludes single duty pairings. If a multi-day sequence contains an on duty period at 4:29 AM you may not exceed flying past 8:30 AM based on the departure station time.
What happens if no one in the domicile opts in to the 4k?
The 4k sequences will default into OT and do not count towards the threshold sequence number for purposes of closing a day. If subsequently a 4k pairing dropped into OT is traded or picked up from OT the pairing would then count towards the OT threshold.
Does the 4k opt in for line holders only occur during the bidding process?
Yes. For line holders it is only controlled in the bidding process. If you opt in during bidding you are not opting in for subsequent 4k sequences outside of your bid award.
Section 11 – Reserve
If after 3hrs 55 minutes of APSB could I be assigned a 4k duty period?
No, an APSB may only be rescheduled up to 12hrs 30 minutes.
Section 14 – Vacation
When will we have the ability to start accruing our Longevity PTO?
Flight Attendants will receive their Longevity PTO benefit in 2016 if 2015 flying requirements are met.
Section 29 – Retirement
Why were we not able to get more on 401k match?
Management was unwilling to increase the match above the 7%. The committee was very adamant that a match was important, however, unsuccessful in enhancing the provision.