Winter Holiday Incentive 2021
Master Executive Council (MEC)
- Double time (2.0x) premium on all flights flown, including surface deadhead, and/or Airport Standby (APSB) that begin or end between and including 00:00 (midnight) 12/23/2021 and 23:59 1/2/2022 local time
- Holiday reassignments pay protection (Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day)
In response to the current operational challenges, your MEC approached management earlier this afternoon with an eleventh-hour proposal for a winter holiday incentive. After some conversation back and forth, the parties ultimately agreed to implement the following program in recognition of the unique challenges to the operation and to the Flight Attendant group due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Double time (2.0x) premium
Flight Attendants will be paid double time (2.0x) premium during the Winter Holiday Incentive 2021 period on all flights flown, including surface deadhead, and/or APSB. This will further increase Premium Open Time premiums, holiday pay premium, over-duty premiums, etc., by an additional one times the trip rate (1.0x) on the existing premium.
- 1.0x (“straight time”) –> 2.0x
- 1.5x (e.g., Premium Open Time) –> 2.5x
- 2.0x (e.g., holiday pay, over-duty pay, Premium Open Time) –> 3.0x
Please note the premiums under this incentive program are not pay protected—the same as all other premiums in the contract except where indicated otherwise.
Holiday reassignments pay protection (Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day)
Flight Attendants who are scheduled to fly on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day will be pay protected for any reduction to holiday pay resulting from a reassignment. Flight Attendants must submit for the applicable pay protection in Rainmaker.
Example: If a Flight Attendant were scheduled to fly Seattle to Anchorage on a holiday but was instead reassigned to fly Seattle to San Francisco, the FA would normally be paid 2.0x holiday pay on the 2.0 TFP for SEA-SFO instead of on the 4.0 TFP for SEA-ANC. However, the FA will be pay protected the difference under this incentive program if the FA submits for the applicable pay protection in Rainmaker.
We sincerely hope Flight Attendants will find this program to be a meaningful incentive for helping to support the operation over the holidays and during such a challenging time. If you are not already flying and have the capacity to do so, please consider picking up additional flying at this increased premium.
Your AFA Alaska MEC – Jeff, Brian, Linda, Matt, Terry, Steve, Melissa, Tim, Brice