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6.30.15 – Retirement Briefing, Restricted Holidays and ISAP, PHL Base Meeting

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

  • APFA Retirement Briefing
  • Restricted Holidays and ISAP
  • Save the Date – PHL Base Meeting

APFA Retirement Briefing

APFA’s Retirement Briefing is on the road again – this time PHL. All Flight Attendants are invited to attend.

LUS Flight Attendants with a PBGC pension can download a copy of your pension estimate from or call 800-400-7242.

This informative retirement briefing by APFA Retirement Specialist Patrick Hancock will cover many topics that will help Flight Attendants make the most of your retirement planning.

July 8, 2015 from 1100-1400 in the Tour Room.

If you have questions, please contact

Restricted Holidays and ISAP-Page 33 of the ISAP Manual

Restricted Holidays

The contractual Restricted holidays are:

• January 1st
• Memorial Day
• Fourth of July
• Labor Day
• Thanksgiving Day
• December 24th, 25th and 31st

F/As using ISAP to Drop a pairing that touches a restricted Holiday may only do so subject to the Daily and Monthly Open Pairing Day limitations. The Open Pairing Day limitation will only apply on the restricted holiday and not on any day/s surrounding the actual holiday.

Note: Holiday pairing Drops are no longer governed under a percentage of opentime, but will adhere to the Daily and Monthly Limits.

Restricted Holiday Drops

When attempting to Drop a pairing that touches a restricted holiday, the Unit cannot contain a non-Holiday drop.

Pairings(s) touching a Restricted Holiday cannot be dropped by Crew Scheduling.

If the F/A’s drop is denied on ISAP/AIL, she/he could request to be passed to daily on the unsuccessful bidders list. The Drop request will be reviewed during processing.

When attempting to Drop a Restricted Holiday pairing, the Drops are not processed until ISAP runs at 2000 nightly.

Drops must comply with the Daily and/or Monthly limits unless they are neutral or positive as a result of pairings being exchanged.


Holiday Example

Holiday Thanksgiving Drop Example:

A F/A bids to Drop a 28-29-30 NOV pairing and Pick-Up a pairing in ISAP/AIL on 26-27-28 NOV. Since the bid is a 3-day for a 3-day, the exchange is neutral; in addition, the holiday 28NOV was overlapped/touched. The system constraints/limits are satisfied. 

Save the Date – PHL Base Meeting

PHL APFA will be having a base brief meeting Wednesday August 5th 12-4pm at the Hampton Inn PHL Airport.  Currently, confirmed to be in attendance are members from the PBS JIRC Committee, JNC members, Marcus Gluth APFA National VP, and John Pennel LUS Reserve Representative. We will provide more information as the date gets closer.

In Unity and Solidarity,

Philadelphia Base Representatives

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