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MD80 Qualification Drop – LAA

The next MD80 qualification drop will open on Monday, April 18. The requirements have changed from the previous MD80 qualification drop in order for more Flight Attendants to be eligible. The percentages offered are increased for most bases. 

Eligibility is determined by base seniority at current base as of June 2, 2016 according to the table below. Percentages of top seniority by base eligible for the qualification drop have been determined by the number of MD80 lines currently flown as well as the Relative reserve seniority at each base. The current Bottom Seniority Eligible for Drop listed below is informational only, subject to change with upcoming transfers, attrition and new hires.

*Current Bottom Seniority Eligible for Drop posted above is informational only. Bottom Seniority Eligible for the Drop will be updated on 4/26/16 to reflect seniority after the June transfer has processed.

  • Flight Attendants must be qualified on other equipment flown at the base to be eligible. 
  • Qualification drops will be granted to eligible Flight Attendants in seniority order at the Company’s discretion. 
  • Flight Attendants may be required to re-qualify as provided by the JCBA, if manning requirements change.

Eligible Flight Attendants must submit an online ballot, which may be found on the Flight Service website: Crew Resources page – Featured Links – Crew Planning. The ballot will open on April 18, 2016 at 10:00 CDT and close on May 10, 2016 at 10:00 CDT.

As MD80 flying is anticipated to continue to decrease this year, Flight Service and Crew Planning will review manning requirements in the Fall of 2016 to consider additional MD80 qualification drops.


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