- NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE
August 2010 Primaries: The
Manager-Flight Attendant Scheduling, John Petronzi set the MAX in ALL bases
at 90 hrs of Company time. Pilot lines are built by aircraft type. Some
lines were beneath the 75 and some over 90. Lines Less 75: If awarded a
line of less than 75:00 you can come in with such value or use the AIL. Additionally,
you can SAP upward; however, your increased post SAP line value would be your
new obligation including vacation time. Lines Over 90: You
can come in with between 85 - 90 hrs, not to include ETB time.
Drops can be via a call to Crew Scheduling or SAP. Note: An over-fly letter will
not apply to anyone who flies his/her awarded line which exceeds 90 hrs
(created by the pilot scheduling committee) if he/she make no changes to such
line per an Agreement with the Company. This arrangement does not include
over-projection from vacation time and/or carryover time whereby the addition of
such time creates a total value that exceeds 90. See page 9-5 starting on line
37 of the Contract.
August NON-LODO Positions Variance: The
Pilot Permanent bid for August is the same as July. The pilot scheduling
committee builds the number of lines required by their permanent bid (F/A’s also
bid these lines). Next the remaining “FAD-FAI-33F” open time” (left by the
pilot scheduling committee) is made into “additional lines” that apply only to
F/A’s. Additionally, the Crew Planners (in PHX) create extra flight attendant
pairings (21M). The placement of the 21M pairings is at Company discretion and
based on staffing alignment. Once the 21M solution is completed such lines are
added to the Pilot Permanent Bid figures and additional lines that apply only to
flight attendants. The information shown below is compared to the NON-LODO
bidding positions for July 2010.
DCA: No Change-Primary lineholders
CLT: Decreases by 15 positions - Primary
NON-LODO lineholders equals 1227.
PHL: Decreases by 8 positions - Primary
NON-LODO lineholders equals 1522.
Note: It is Kathi Dege’s – Manager Crew Planning & Analysis - decision to send
the vast majority of the 21M flying to PHL for staffing alignment. Additionally,
it was the Marketing Department that discontinued nonstop from CLT to HNL. At
this time, HNL as a destination for the CLT base will return as a 4 day pairing
in September. However it will not be a nonstop (CLT to HNL) but an RON in PHX
before and after the flight PHX–HNL-PHX.
Noteworthy Information-September Pilot Permanent Bid: The following gives you an
idea of how your base is scheduled to change in September. CLT increases by 75
positions. PHL increases by 28 positions. DCA will have No Change. However,
what is not known at this time is how much 21M time will be directed to
each base and what affect on the total Primary lineholder numbers that decision
SAP: Group 1-PHL opens June 24th at
1800 and closes June 30th 1800. Group 2 (CLT, DCA) opens June 24th
at 1800 and closes July 1st at 1800. The SAP non-high option window is MAX of
90 and MIN of 60. The SAP window has been expanded beyond the Contract
provisions to allow for the extra blocking windows. August SAP has no protected
holidays so there are no restrictions except for the min-max windows,
previous memo it was explained that SAP is not correctly seeing the TRN code as
a day of work. Therefore, some flight attendants have received SAP awards that
were illegal when CATCREW did its legality check. Some additional illegalities
have surfaced with regard to the end of the month (transition) and 24/7.
Therefore, when you try to sign in for an award and a legality flag surfaces
ensure that you call Crew Support Services if SAP is involved to ensure that pay
protection applies. When pay protection applies an explanation should be in the
Remarks Section of your Schedule so that Pay Claims can quickly process your
claim form. Additionally, call your LEC Union officers in DCA, CLT or PHL so
that the MEC is alerted to your situation.
Secondary Lines: The lines open July
7th at 1800 and close July 12th at 1800. Any Secondary lineholder
that wishes more Company time (to a max of 90) may use the Augmentation process
from July14th to July 21st or use the AIL. When augmentation is
utilized the increased post augmentation value is the
new obligation including vacation time.
Many flight attendants have asked why the number of Secondary
line change from month to month. The formula utilized for all bases is shown
1) Take Base AVL Headcount multiply by 15.5% (Res. Factor) =
Required Reserves by Manager F/A Scheduling
2) Take Base AVL Headcount and subtract all Primary Lineholders =
AVL Headcount after Primaries
3) Take AVL Headcount after Primaries minus Required Reserves =
Max. Amount of Secondary Lineholders
The maximum for the bid month will be 90 hrs; therefore, a reserve may call out
of time at 85:01.
MEC Scheduling Chair
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