With the Holidays fast approaching, your AFA Officers want to be pro-active in helping you navigate through the challenges that you might be faced with over the next few weeks. Be it weather, staffing shortages or the possibility of Junior Assigning (JA), it is important that YOU know your contract and stay informed! We are always here to assist, but YOU ultimately are your own best advocate and must understand your contract.
Your MEC recently communicated this information, but it is a good idea to read and understand before, rather than after, a potential change to your schedule:
- Assignment cannot be built over 10.5 hours. – §8.E. (Except 4k – §10.DD.)
- Re-assignments cannot be built over 12.5 hours. – §8.E/§10.R. A minimum of 10 hours rest must be built into any remain over night (RON) at the time that the new trip is given. – §8.J.
- If you are unable to fly your sequence as scheduled for more than two hours due to weather, mechanical or to suit Company convenience, you may be eligible for Stranded Pay. – §21.N. If stranded to a RON with a duty period commencing on a scheduled day off see also §9.D.1.d.
- Unscheduled overnights – §10.R.7.
- Minimum days off – §10.E.1.a.
- General block and ground delays are generally paid automatically at 0.5 TFP per hour. You must manually submit for block delays that exceed one hour, that cross midnight or if you are deadheading. – §21.J.
- If your duty day exceeds 12.5 hours you will receive “double out” rest at the end of your sequence. If you choose to waive “double out” rest and complete the scheduling obligation that would have been dropped by such rest, you receive 1.5x the rate of pay. – §8.H.
- If you are on a multi-day sequence and receive less than 9:30 rest at RON as measured from release to report, you will receive 2.5x premium for flights flown for the entire sequence. However, if your sequence has a Sequence Interruption Point (SIP) and Crew Scheduling (CSKD) removes you at the SIP, you will be pay protected for the remainder of the sequence at straight time. If CSKD attempts to contact you after your debrief and prior to your next report in order to adjust your report time, you are not required to be contactable pursuant to §8.Q until your scheduled report time. If you contact CSKD and your layover is adjusted so that you receive 9:30 rest or greater, the 2.5x premium does not apply. – §8.K.
- You cannot be required to work a trip that has a duty day projected over 14 hours while you are at a Flight Attendant domicile or co-terminal. – §8.G
- If you are on duty at 4:29 AM local time you cannot be required to remain on duty past 8:30 AM initial departure station time of that duty period (wherever your pairing started that duty period)–except for APSB. Other “Night Rule” provisions may also apply if you are on duty at 4:29 AM local time. – §8.I.
- If you are pay protected due to weather, mechanical or to suit Company convenience, you may pick up additional flying on the day(s) you were pay protected, and you will receive both pay protection and the value of the additional scheduling obligation. – §21.M.
- If you are unable to make it to work due to impassable weather conditions, you may request a management drop, which is without pay and attendance points are assessed if the drop is granted. – §32.C.14.
Your AFA Officers invite you to join us at Sammy’s Woodfire Pizza, Liberty Station, 2401 Truxton Road on December 27th from 11:00 to 2:00 to enjoy some pizza, de-stress, decompress and visit with fellow Flight Attendants and to ask any questions or concerns you may have for the end of 2016 and for the upcoming year. Up to date committee reports will be available as well as information regarding the Merger. Please send any questions or agenda items to Melanie.Buker@gmail.com by December 26th.
Brice, Melanie & Stephen