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Q: Can you explain how the voluntary duty day waiver works? -LAA / LUS

A: At the Flight Attendant’s option and when offered by crew tracking/crew scheduling, the Duty-Day Operational max can be extended. Once the duty day maximum is waived it cannot be “unwaived.” The same holds true for the pay, once the crew has agreed to extend their duty day max the entire duty day will be paid the additional one minute for every 2 minutes on duty over the sequence pay for the entire duty period whether the maximum is exceeded or not.

Looking at the 3-day LAA sequence below, day 3 experienced a “creeping” delay. Due to “e” time for the scheduled and rescheduled day the crew had 5.04 minutes of pay and credit added to their scheduled flight time of 3.22 for a total of 8.26 pay for the day. Since the crew waived their duty day max to work back to base, an additional 8.26 was paid but not credited for the entire duty day of 16.53 (16.53 divided by 2 equals 8.26). Full pay for the 3-day sequence was 29.23 including the pay for the voluntary waiver.

   DT EQ FLT STA DEP M STA ARR AC FLY   GTR GRD     ACT

SKD 06 22 1399 DFW 1405   STL 1544   1.39       0.43      

SKD XX 22 1399 STL 1627   DFW 1824   1.57       1.46        

ACT XX EF 1399 STL 1636   DFW 1826   1.50   1.57 1.40¶      

SKD XX 22 1244 DFW 2010   DAY 2317   2.07                  

ACT XX 22 1244 DFW 2006   DAY 2312   2.06   2.07¶            

D/P GTR 5.43       P/C 0.00 TL 5.43¶                    

HALF DAY COUNT DAY 2                                        

SKD ONDUTY 9.27 ODL 12.18                                  

ACT ONDUTY 9.22 ODL 12.23                                  

SKD XX 22 1059 DAY 1250   DFW 1435   2.45       2.50      

ACT XX 22 1059 DAY 1241   DFW 1436   2.55   2.55 3.47      

SKD XX EF 2275 DFW 1725   SMF 1918  3.53                  

ACT XX EF 2275 DFW 1823   SMF 1947   3.24   3.53¶            

D/P GTR 6.48       P/C 0.00 TL 6.48¶                    

HALF DAY COUNT SMF 4                                        

SKD ONDUTY 10.43 ODL 11.07                                  

ACT ONDUTY 11.12 ODL 10.38                                  

SKD XX EF 1126 SMF 0740   DFW 1302 VE 3.22                  

ACT XX EF 1126 SMF 2000   DFW 0118 VE 3.18   3.22            

D/P GTR 3.22       P/C 5.04E TL 8.26                    

SKD ONDUTY 4.37                       EXP   60.28        

ACT ONDUTY 16.53                                            

U/S 0.00                                                    

SEQ GTR 15.53       P/C 5.04 TL 20.57 TAFB 60.28

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