JA in Seattle: January 31, 2015
Dear Seattle Flight Attendants,
It has come to the attention of your LEC Officers that JA’ing is occurring in our base today. Many of you may not have seen the earlier blast stipulating the new JA language is in effect today, January 31, 2015.
Please read Section 9 for more detailed information, but here are a few important points!
Junior Available (or Junior Assignment) (JA) — When a Flight Attendant is required to work on her/his //scheduled day off, or when Crew Scheduling assigns a Flight Attendant any additional flying after a completed scheduled sequence. Such additional flights or sequences must be legally scheduled. A Flight Attendant may be required to remain on duty after being JA’d at the completion of a sequence up to twelve hours and thirty minutes (12:30) for that duty period [See Arbitration number 48-98 (Knowlton 2/23/99)].
MEANS OF CONTACT FOR JA:
Flight Attendants may be contacted for JA duty by the following methods only:
When contacted in person on Company property or at the airport during scheduled duty on a scheduled day of work.
Telephone contact at the Flight Attendant’s primary contact number on file with Crew Scheduling after scheduled check-in for her/his sequence. Flight Attendants must provide a contact number to Crew Scheduling.
***Crew Scheduling will be placing the JA trip on the JA’d Flight Attendant’s schedule and will send an ACARS message for that Flight Attendant to call Crew Scheduling.
If the JA assignment will cause the Flight Attendant to go below twelve (12) minimum days off, or will not provide forty-eight (48) hours rest within seven (7) days, Crew Scheduling must inform the Flight Attendant and s/he may decline the assignment. If accepted, all pay provisions will apply to the JA assignment.
Remember, you can give away your JA assignment and the JA pay, 2.5x, follows the trip!
Please reach out to your LEC Officers if you have any questions!