Representing the Flight Attendants
of American Airlines

Representing the Flight Attendants of American Airlines

3.04.16 – (LUS) – Interim Commissions for Onboard Food Sales

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Thursday, March 3, 2016

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Interim Commissions for Onboard Food Sales  – LUS

Legacy American Flight Attendants receive a 10% commission based on their onboard food sales, as American owns and operates its Main Cabin food for sale program. American assumes all cost and risk for the program and the commission is designed to encourage sales.

Prior to integrating programs, Legacy US Airways had outsourced management of its onboard food sales. With alignment of onboard food sales programs in 2015, an opportunity was created to extend the Legacy American Main Cabin food for sale commission program to Legacy US Airways Flight Attendants. Since technology required to pay commissions cannot be fully integrated until systems are aligned as part of full operational integration in early 2017, the commission program will be rolled out in two phases. 

Phase 1: APFA and the Company reached an agreement on an interim solution that can be implemented immediately. The solution provides active Legacy US Airways Flight Attendants a flat monthly commission payment of $17. The amount is based on 10% of the average monthly commissionable sales of active legacy US Airways Flight Attendants over the past six months.

Given the technology is not yet in place to include commission payments as part of the regular payroll process, the quickest way to deliver the $17 is through the existing FLICA reimbursement channel. 

Where will the commission appear on my pay statement?
As an active LUS Flight Attendant, you will see an additional $17 per month added to the current value of your reimbursement for FLICA.

When will the payment be effective?
Beginning on March 15, 2016, your monthly FLICA reimbursement will reflect the additional $17 which will continue until a permanent solution is put in place.

Phase 2: The permanent solution will be implemented once flight operating and payroll systems are combined. This will make it possible to pay commissions based upon individual food sales recorded and transmitted via your Flight Attendant tablet. 

While we recognize the interim solution is not ideal, it is a step to bring the legacy US Airways program on par with the American program until the technology for the permanent solution is being developed. 
The Joint Scheduling Implementation Committee

Alin Boswell (APFA)
Linda Haertling (APFA)
Julie Hedrick (APFA)
Keith McCarty (Flight Service)
John Petronzi (Crew Schedule)
Nick Riva/Thomas Wooten (Crew Schedule)


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