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1.27.16 – (LUS) – Last Trip of the Month/Reserve Rescheduling and Pay Protection/CATCREW Activity Codes


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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

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  • Last Trip/Series of the Month Pay and Credit – LUS
  • Reserve Rescheduling and Pay Protection Incentives – LUS
  • CATCREW Activity Codes – LUS

Last Trip/Series of the Month Pay and Credit – LUS

2013 Red Book Agreement – Section 10.L.

  1. When a Flight Attendant’s last pairing/sequence or series of pairings/sequences in a bid month is cancelled in its entirety, or when a Flight Attendant is illegal through no fault to originate her/his last sequence of the bid month, she/he shall be paid and credited for the entire sequence.
     
  2. When a Flight Attendant becomes illegal after origination (whether such illegality is known prior to or after origination) for a portion(s) of her/his last trip of the bid month, she/he must originate such pairing and shall be split off at the latest point the pairing passes through her/his domicile and she/he remains legal. If the pairing does not pass through the Flight Attendant’s domicile prior to her/his becoming illegal, she/he shall be split off at the point of illegality. In either circumstance, she/he will be paid and credited for the portion(s) of the pairing for which she/he was illegal.
     
  3. If a Flight Attendant is unable to originate her/his last trip of the bid month because the origination has cancelled (whether known prior to or after report), the Company may request the Flight Attendant to split onto such pairing, and the Flight Attendant must split on, subject to certain conditions (Section 10.L.3.a-d).
     
  4. If a Flight Attendant is legal to originate and to complete her/his last trip of the bid month, but some portion(s) of such pairing are cancelled, she/he will be pay protected for the cancelled portion(s) but will be obligated to fly the portion(s) of the pairing that are not cancelled.

There continues to be a lot of questions as to what defines the last series of trips. Below are a few examples to help explain pay protections for the last trip(s) of the month:

In this example below, if a portion of any or all of the three trips(s) were cancelled for any reason, a Flight Attendant would be paid and credited for the trip(s) or portions thereof on the 24th through the 29th of the month:

In this example below, if a portion of any or all of the trips from the 26th through the 31st were cancelled for any reason, a Flight Attendant would be paid and credited for the trip(s) or portions thereof. The Flight Attendant would not be pay protected for the trip on the 23rd and 24th of the month:

You can only claim last trip/series of the month pay and credit once a bid period. If a Flight Attendant picks up another trip later in the month, and that trip cancels, you cannot claim it as the last trip of the month.

In the example below, a Flight Attendant has a 3-day trip on the 22nd of the month. For the purpose of pay protection, a Flight Attendant would be paid and credited for the trip(s) or portions thereof on the from the 22nd through the 24th of the month. After the cancellation of the 3-day trip, and pay protection is due, the Flight Attendant picks up a trip on the 28th and 29th of the month. If the trip on the 28th and 29th of the trip cancels, you cannot claim it, since you were already pay protected for the 3-day trip on the 22nd as the last trip of the month.


Please note: In addition to the above mentioned provisions, pay protection will also apply to a Flight Attendant who is replaced as a result of a crew substitution on individual flight segments.

Reserve Rescheduling and Pay Protection Incentives – LUS

Earlier this week, a hotline was sent to LUS Flight Attendants regarding Reserve Rescheduling and Pay Protection Incentives.

A Point of Clarification: If a Reserve Flight Attendant has no more days of availability in the bid period to be converted to Golden Days (GDs), the Reserve may not be utilized on the Moveable Day (MD) unless she/he consents to such assignment, in which case the pay protections specified in Section 12.D of the 2013 Red Book Agreement, shall apply.

CATCREW Activity Codes – LUS

There are a variety of three (3) digit codes used in CATCREW to define events, training and non-flying events. Codes are grouped into several categories which contain a variety of activity codes within each grouping. Activity codes within a category provide further details to a situation. Here are some of the frequently used codes regarding Flight Attendant activities:

 CATCREW Activity Codes

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