March 3, 2015
FACT Rep Update –
Flight Attendant Communications Team
As a result of the inclement weather in many parts of the system, it’s important to be familiar with the current Misconnect/Illegality/Cancellation (MIC) procedures. Flight Attendants will be protected for the original line guarantee or adjusted guarantee if the contractual language is followed.
Please refer to flow charts on the scheduling page of www.apfa.org for a more detailed explanation.
FACT or Fiction?
LAA / LUS
Q: Do I get a hotel room if my sit time is more than 4 hours?
A: Yes. JCBA Section 6.B.1 states that the company shall provide a hotel room when scheduled ground time exceeds 4 hours or unscheduled ground time is projected to exceed 4 hours (block to block).
LAA / LUS
Q: Can I be reimbursed for taxi fare if my flight arrived late at night or if the ground transportation to my layover hotel is delayed?
A: Yes, JCBA Section 6.C.4: At a crew base, a Flight Attendant will be allowed actual transportation charges substantiated by receipts if the flight on which she/he is assigned terminates between 2300 and 0600 as a result of late operation.
JCBA Section 6.C.2: At points other than the Flight Attendant’s crew base, where the Company’s scheduled or prearranged transportation is not available within 20 minutes after such is requested by the Flight Attendant, the Flight Attendant will be authorized to take alternate transportation to the hotel. On overnights scheduled for less than 10 hours and 30 minutes, transportation shall be available within 10 minutes.
Q: What are the changes to the commuter policy?
A: JCBA Section 37.I: The commuting Flight Attendant must make all reasonable efforts to arrive in crew base at least 1 hour prior to scheduled check-in or the start of the Reserve availability period.
If the Flight Attendant’s first scheduled commuting flight cancels or is delayed as a result of weather, mechanical, Company convenience, or the equipment is downgraded within 24 hours prior to the scheduled departure, and the subsequent scheduled flight for which she/he is listed for travel cancels as a result of weather, mechanical, Company convenience, equipment downgrades within 24 hours prior to the scheduled departure, the flight is delayed for at least 30 minutes, or the flight is full, the Flight Attendant shall notify Crew Schedule as soon as possible prior to her/his scheduled check-in and Crew Schedule will have the option of assigning the commuter to any one of the following:
a. Split the Flight Attendant back on her/his original sequence;
b. Assign the Flight Attendant to any comparable sequence, i.e., same duty days;
c. Release the Flight Attendant from her/his duty and drop her/his original sequence. The Flight Attendant will be responsible to make up the time lost, if possible.
Q: I voluntarily waived my flight duty limitation, how can I tell if I got the extra pay?
A: The VE code would show on your HI3 on the day you voluntarily waived your duty day max. Also, “GUAR PREM” would be reflected on your HI1, usually beneath the sequence in which you earned the VE pay. This is in addition to the pay for the sequence. VE pay applied in the current month will be paid out in the next end-of-month paycheck.