Common questions answered by your SEA Scheduling Committee!
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WHAT IS THE TSN AND HOW DO I FIND IT?
FAs will be restricted from trading with Open Time from the bulletin board or multiple trades when the number of trips in Open time that count towards the Threshold Sequence Number (TSN) is greater than the minimum TSN.
The TSN number for SEA in October appears to be 11 sequences per day. There are currently 2066 FAs on the SEA seniority list. The minimum a domicile receives is 3 sequences per day when under 650 FAs in the domicile. Once 650 is met they receive a total of 4 per day and an additional 1 sequence for an additional 200 FAs.
1-649 FAs: 3 sequences
650 FAs: 1 sequence
1416 additional FAs: 7
Total of TSN for SEA with 2066 FAs (650 + 1416) = 11 sequences per day
The contractual reference is Section 12.F.3.
In order to see the TSN number you must hover your mouse over the date. In SEA it will show 11 TSN threshold per day.
If a day is dark it is closed/limited. If the day is open it has not met the number.
WHAT CONSITUTUES BLOCK OUT/BLOCK IN?
Period of time beginning with the earlier of
- A) Aircraft movement (measured when all upper deck doorsare closed and the parking brake is release) OR
- B) Engine start sequence initiated (measured by oil pressure) for the purpose of flight or repositioning.
- A) Any upper deck door open
- B) All engines shut down (measured by oil pressure)
If pairing has a scheduled sit of 2:01 or more, 1.0 tfp is paid. If 2:01 is not scheduled but occurs the 1.0 tfp is due. If your sit time appears to be 2:01, but the CSAs are fast and close the door below 2:01 no sit pay is due.
Remember, the sit time must be scheduled to receive the 1.0 if actual sit time falls below 2:01.
September Open Time Crash
The MEC is working with the company to address issues with Open Time day. On September 15, the system crashed two minutes into the SEA Open Time slot. We have determined that the current antiquated computer system cannot withstand the amount of users attempting to process trades all at once. Until the new computer is uploaded we will continue to see this problem. We are in active discussions with management and should have a temporary solution, soon!
EARNING VACATION FOR 2016: REMINDERS
Seniority that begins to accrue from the date an employee is placed on the Company payroll and will continue to accrue during the term of employment. Company seniority will determine vacation time, and all Company benefits.
Occupational Seniority Applications:
Occupational seniority/system seniority will be used for all vacation selection, eligibility for Longevity Paid Time Off…
SECITON 14 VACATION
- Employment begins with the first day a Flight Attendant is placed on the Companypayroll.
- Vacation accruals in A.1. and A.2., above, are based on Worked TFP credited in the
previous calendar year.
(Worked TFP: All paid TFP excluding vacation/Longevity PTO and sick leave.)
Flight Attendants who are credited with four-hundred eighty (480.0) TFP or greater will accrue the maximum days of vacation listed above for the subsequent calendar year.
Flight Attendants who are credited with greater than or equal to two-hundred forty
(240.0) TFP and less than four-hundred eighty (480.0) TFP will accrue half of the
maximum days of vacation listed above for the subsequent calendar year.
Flight Attendants who are credited with less than two-hundred forty (240.0) TFP will NOT accrue vacation for the subsequent calendar year.
Unpaid TFP credit will be applied and/or look-back period will be modified consistent with Sections 15.M. [Leaves with Coordination…] and 15.N. [Unpaid Leaves…] as applicable.
COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS/VACATIONS:
May I pick up Premium OT on vacation?
Longevity Paid Time Off (PTO): Seven (7) days of PTO provided to a Flight Attendant employed twenty-five (25) years or longer who is credited with greater than or equal to nine hundred-sixty (960.0) Worked TFP inclusive of vacation in a calendar year.
Section 13- Uniforms
A Flight Attendant who is credited with fewer than four-hundred eighty (480.0) TFP
inclusive of Worked TFP, vacation and sick leave in the previous calendar year will not receive any uniform credits but will receive necessary uniform pieces upon approval of Inflight management. Unpaid TFP credit will be applied and/or the look back period will be modified consistent with Section 15.M. [Leaves with Coordination…] and 15.N. [Unpaid Leaves…] as applicable.
Q AND A SECTION 14:
Will my entitlement to vacation be reduced due to a leave of absence?
Unless a Flight Attendant has some // Worked TFP, vacation pay or sick leave in a bid month during a leave of absence, the Flight Attendant will have her/his annual vacation entitlement reduced by one-twelfth (1/12). Section 14.A.1. and 14.A.2.[Vacation/Longevity Paid Time…].
Please let your officers and committee chairs know if you have any questions!
LEC President Laura Masserant,
LEC VP/MEC Scheduling Chair Jake Jones,
LEC Sec/Tres Linda Christou,
Council Rep Stephanie Adams, and Council Rep Adam Clarey