Irregular Operations Quick Reference
You may have experienced irregular operations with your flight today and we wanted to share some helpful contractual information that may apply to your situation. Please note this is a quick reference guide and summary of CBA provisions and there may be individual circumstances which differ. If you have specific questions please contact your local Scheduling Committee or Council Officers. If you are a Reserve and have a specific question related to Section 11 of the contract, please reach out to your Reserve Buddy or local Reserve Committee.
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§8.F. Over-Duty Pay
Duty exceeds 12:30, all flying and surface deadhead into and above 12:30 paid at 2.0x the rate, minimum of 1 TFP. Reserve: minimum of 1 TFP credited to guarantee, 1 TFP paid above (1.0x the rate).
Duty exceeds (or projected) 16:00, all flying and surface deadhead into and above 16:00 paid at 3.0x the rate until legal rest. Reserve 1.0x credited to guarantee, 2.0x paid above.
§8.G. Fourteen Hour (14:00) Duty Provisions
Projected or actual 14:00 hours duty, if at domicile/co-terminal may be replaced and pay protected. Outstation may require you to remain on sequence.
§8.H. Compensatory (Double Out) Rest
Duty exceeds 12:30, requires rest double the time spent on duty upon return to domicile. You may choose to remain on trips that fall within the double out rest period, within legalities, and be compensated 1.5x the rate of pay for affected duty period(s) in the subsequent sequence.
If duty exceeded 14:00, crew scheduling is required per CFR 121.467 b.7. to provide at least 12 consecutive hours of rest.
§8.I. Night Rule
If FA on duty at 4:29 local time (initial departure station time of that duty period) and duty day expected to exceed 10:30:
- At domicile may be released by 8:30 local time with Pay Protection, or waive Night Rule (see 3 below).
- At outstation/co-terminal may be required to remain on sequence.
- If on duty past 8:30 local time, FA will be paid the greater of 2x the rate for the duty period, or 8.F. Over-Duty Pay, or § 8.G. Fourteen Hour Duty.
§8.K. Reduced RON Rest
This provision of the contract is no longer applicable. Flight Attendant rest cannot be reduced below 10 hours for any reason.
Flight Attendants achieved 10 hours minimum rest in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, signed into law on October 5, 2018. Alaska Airlines implemented the change on Friday, June 10, 2020. The collective bargaining agreement will be updated to reflect this change during the next contract negotiations.
§8.L. Forty-Eight in Seven (48/7) Rest
If you did not waive your 48/7 and want it restored, contact Crew Scheduling to receive restoration. Either pay protected for dropped/altered sequences, or paid 1.5x trip rate for first duty of subsequent sequence.
§8.M. Domicile Rest
11:30 domicile rest may operationally be reduced to 10:30 rest. If sequences are altered or dropped to achieve 10:30 domicile rest, FA will not suffer any loss in pay and will be pay protected for the difference.
If rest waived below 11:30, then you could be reduced to 8 hours rest (CFR) and pay protection does not apply.
§8.N. Waiver of Contractual Rest
Flight Attendant waiving any contractual required rest, and then operationally would fall below CFR-required rest period, will be pulled from sufficient flights to resolve the illegality. No pay protection. If stranded due to illegality, file for stranded pay.
§10.E.1.a. Flying Into A Day Off
Block in after 12:01 into day off with a release of 12:16 or later and irregularity takes Flight Attendant under minimum 12 days off at time of incident. Reserve guaranteed 12 days in a 30 day bid month and 13 days in a 31 day bid month. Additional 4 TFP on top of all other compensation is due if you qualify.
5.a) FA paid actual or scheduled flying (including surface DHD), whichever greater.
5.b) Flying above scheduled will be paid at 1.5x the rate on a day-for-day basis.
5.d) If FA returned to domicile 4 hours or more past originally scheduled release, prorated portion into and above 4 hours (including surface DHD) paid at 1.5x the rate.
5.e) If reassignment has 4 or more legs more than originally scheduled on day-for-day basis, FA paid 1.5x for TFP of legs worked in excess of 3 (including surface DHD).
7) If stranding leads to a RON resulting in flying during a duty period starting on a scheduled day off, FA paid as if Junior Assigned per § 9.D.1.d.. The compensation is 2.5x the rate of pay, but excludes sit premium and minimum pay rules.
Effective June 1, 2021, all pre-cancellations, retimes, flight routing changes and aircraft downgrades that occur in advance of the day of departure (i.e. first day) of a sequence, for a Lineholder or for a Reserve who picked up on days off, will be handled under JCBA §10.S [Pre-Cancellations].
1.c) If cancellation occurs between 20:00-23:59 local domicile time the day prior, FA pay protected for cancelled sequence if all flights cancelled. If any flights still live in sequence, FA offered alternate assignment operating within check-in and release times, or FA reports as originally scheduled.
2) If contacted before 20:00 day prior, CS may offer alternate assignment. FA may:
2.a) Accept alternate assignment or
2.b) Decline alternate assignment and waive pay protection or
2.c) Check-in two hours earlier/release two hours later than original sequence, may decline and contact CS from 18:00-20:00 local domicile time the day prior for assignment.
3) If no assignment offered at time of notification, FA may:
3.a) Waive pay protection and release from further obligation or
3.b) Contact CS from 18:00-20:00 local domicile time the day prior for assignment.
IF CONTACTING CS – assignment must operate within check-in/release times of flights cancelled. If no assignment available, pay protected and released from further obligation. FA only required to contact CS once.
8) FA failing to call will not be pay protected. If FA reports at original scheduled report, may be given alternate assignment. Failure to call Crew Scheduling and failure to report as originally scheduled is subject to § 32 Attendance Policy.
§21.J. Block and Ground Delays
Covers diversions, over block, and delay pay. If actual block time exceeds scheduled block time by eleven minutes (:11) or more, you are paid 0.5x TFP per hour, prorated and rounded up to the nearest one-tenth (0.1) TFP, at the Flight Attendant’s step rate including the first eleven minutes (:11) for block and ground delays. Block delays paid automatically with a few exceptions for which you must submit an Activity Claim Form:
- Block delays over sixty minutes (:60).
- Block delays on a flight that crosses midnight (12:00 AM) at any time.
- Diversion enroute – Compare actual block-to-block with scheduled flight time. TFP paid for greater scheduled or actual. See Addendum to Section 21, question #1.
§21.N. Stranded Pay
Also see Addendum to Section 21, question #9. Stranded pay is negated by pay protection. You get the greater of the strand or the pay protect. Sick leave is not accrued on Stranded Pay (§ 16.A.4.). Each Flight Attendant must submit a pay query in Rainmaker.
Regular stranding: Actual departure delayed 2:01 from scheduled departure (or block-in, if mid-sequence) is 1 TFP of stranded pay. Each subsequent 4 hours is an additional 1 TFP.
Stranded overnight into a scheduled day off: Accumulate stranded time/pay from scheduled departure of station or domicile/co-terminal until duty period preceding unscheduled RON was scheduled to end. Compensation from § 9.D.1.d. will begin thereafter until return to domicile/co-terminal.
First 2:01 and each additional 4 hours are paid 1 TFP.
§21.Q. Compensation for Flying Greater than Scheduled
If given a reassignment on a scheduled day of work, you are paid 1.5x the rate of pay on flying that exceeds originally scheduled on a day-by-day basis. §10.R.5. (Reassignments) and § 21.9. (Stranded Pay) may also apply.