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FACT Rep Update – January 13, 2015
Flight Attendant Communications Team

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FACT:  APFA is pleased to announce that the cost of applying for Global Entry will soon be reimbursed by American Airlines for all Flight Attendants and pilots. APFA worked jointly with AA, APA, the Department of Homeland Security (DOHS) and US Customs Border Protection (CBP) to ensure all eligible AA crew members have access to this program in 2015. 

 
Information about reimbursement for the cost of Global Entry submissions can be found on Jetnet.

 

FACT:  JCBA items being implemented January 31, 2015 for the February contractual month:
LUS

  • ATC Hold/ Actual Time Out (Code 59) Section 3.L
  • Diversion Pay Section 3.M
  • Defined Contribution (DC/401k) plan Section 2

LAA

  • IOD Section 27 for LAA with a disability date of 2/1/15 or later

LUS/LAA

  • Crew Rest Section 38 estimated for 2/1/15 but subject to change
 
FACT:  The LUS Transition Payment of $3,000 will be issued to all eligible LUS Flight Attendants on January 26, 2015.  To be eligible, a Flight Attendant must be in active status (i.e. in regular active pay status, on a medical leave and not exhausted FMLA time, Military, Maternity, Adoption, or Paternity leave and not on any other unpaid leave of absence) on January 15, 2015. 
 
A Flight Attendant taking a VLOA for the month of January is considered to be in active status and will be eligible to receive the transition payment. 

 
FACT:  LAA Flight Attendants continue to have the ability to drop all trips consistent with the CLA and will continue to have the ability to drop to zero hours until the implementation of PBS. The 40 Hour Monthly Minimum Obligation for LAA will not be implemented until PBS which is scheduled for January 2017 at the earliest.
 
FACT: Beginning today, January 13, 2015, crew members out of uniform will be permitted to use the KCM checkpoints. Crewmembers using a KCM checkpoint are exempt from the TSA 3/1/1 Liquid, Aerosol, and Gel (LAG) restriction. However, if you are selected for random screening while not in uniform, you must comply with all TSA screening requirements including the 3/1/1 LAG limitation.  For more information on the KCM program please visit www.knowncrewmember.org
 
FACT: This week, AA submitted a formal request to the DOT for the Los Angeles to Tokyo/Haneda route. This route would be in addition to the LAX-NRT route currently flown out of LAX. More routes for AA means more options for Flight Attendants! Please contact DOT Secretary Foxx today by following this link: http://bitly.com/1wQtCwx
 
FACT or fiction?
 
Q: Can you explain how the voluntary duty day waiver works?
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 

 
 
Q: On an International Premium Destination (IPD) sequence how many hours will be paid for a 24 hour delay?
A:  Flights delayed in Asia, Europe, and Deep South America for more than 10 hours will be paid an additional 5 hours of pay and credit including all premiums over the value of the sequence.  If the trip is delayed for more than 24 hours then an additional 5 hours of pay and credit will be paid over the value of the sequence.  A delay greater than 24 hours would be paid an additional 10 hours including all premiums over the value of the sequence and applicable duty rigs.  An additional 5 hours will be added for subsequent 24 hour delays.

  • 10 hour + 1 minute delay receives 5 hours pay and credit over sequence value
  • 24 hour + 1 minute delay receives 10 hours pay and credit over sequence value
  • 48 hour + 1 minute delay receives 15 hours pay and credit over sequence value
 
Q: When is the 40-hour Monthly Minimum Obligation being implemented for LAA?
A: LAA Flight Attendants will continue to have the ability to drop trips consistent with the CLA until the implementation of PBS. While the LAA 420-hour benefit (health insurance) threshold was eliminated on January 1, 2015, the 420-hour threshold will continue to apply for sick and vacation accrual until implementation of PBS.

 
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