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Trip Trading on Reserve

Tommie L. Hutto-Blake, President
Association of Professional Flight Attendants
1004 W. Euless Blvd.
Euless, TX 76040-5018

Re: Reserve Trip Trade Test

Dear Tommie:

This is to confirm our understanding regarding the Reserve Trip Trade Test. As a result of our recent discussions related to staffing issues during holiday periods, the Company has agreed to allow reserve Flight Attendants the ability to trip trade his/her reserve assignment(s). This nine (9) day test procedure will temporarily enhance the Reserve provisions in Article 10. and Appendix I, Article 10. of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

1. The test period will include reserve trips scheduled to depart on July 2, 2005 – July 10, 2005.

2. A reserve Flight Attendant may, at his/her option, trade a reserve trip assignment, provided he/she completes the following:

a. The reserve Flight Attendant must first confirm the reserve trip assignment.

b. The reserve Flight Attendant may post the trip on HIBOARD. Trips to be traded must be of the same duration and like qualifications (e.g. 3-day for 3-day, turnaround for turnaround, speaker for speaker, Purser for Purser, etc.)

c. Once a match is made, the reserve Flight Attendant must send a HISEND message to crew schedule with the names, employee numbers, and sequence numbers of both flight attendants. If the trade meets the requirements and is legal, the trade will be completed by crew schedule.

3. Reserve trip trades will not be allowed for standby assignments or trips assigned to a standby Flight Attendant. In addition, reserve trip trades will not be allowed for trips assigned via low-on-time, reassignment, Option II / Limited Option II, Make-up, or Sick Make-up.

4. Reserve trip trades can be accomplished at any time prior to sign-in.

5. Reserve trip trades completed during this test period will not effect reserve guarantee.

6. Reserve trip trades may effect a Flight Attendant’s position in the Time Accrued Reserve System (TARS).

It is understood that the provisions of the AA/APFA Collective Bargaining Agreement, except as specifically modified or excepted by this letter, shall apply in all respects. These enhancements are only in effect for reserve trips scheduled to depart on July 2, 2005 – July 10, 2005.

Sincerely,

Taylor M. Vaughn
Managing Director
Employee Relations

Agreed to by:

____________________ Date _________

Tommie L. Hutto-Blake, President
Association of Professional Flight Attendants

cc: Lauri Curtis
      Roy Everett
      Brett Durkin
      Jaimie McNeice
      Vince Heyer

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Euless, Texas 76040

M-F: 9:00AM - 5:00PM (CT)
Phone: (817) 540-0108

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Contract & Scheduling Desk
M-F: 7:00AM - 7:00PM (CT)
Phone: (817) 540-0108

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