3.14.19 – 737 Max Pay Protections Letter of Agreement

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

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737 Max 8 Pay Protections Letter of Agreement

Yesterday, the Federal Government announced the grounding of the 737 Max aircraft until further notice. APFA has been in discussions with the Company to discuss pay protections associated with the 737 Max 8 grounding and has come to an agreement.

Below are some Frequently Asked Questions we have prepared to help you navigate how these 737 Max Letter of Agreement pay protections will work; we will continue to provide you with more information over the next few days.

(Any pay protections outside of this Letter of Agreement will continue to be covered by JCBA Section 10 pay protections)


How do I ensure I am pay protected for my sequence(s)?
The three scenarios below describe what you need to do to ensure you are pay protected:
  1. Full sequence cancellation
    You must participate in the last TTS run prior to the origination of the sequence that canceled. If you did not get awarded anything from that TTS run, you must participate in the UBL run up until 1500 the day prior.You must bid for “like” sequences (i.e. comparable report/release times, number of calendar days, Domestic for Domestic, NIPD for NIPD, and IPD for IPD).Example:
    You have a turn that reports on the 18th. You must bid for a “like” turn in the TTS run on the 16th. You must also pass to the UBL up until 1500 on the 17th.
  1. Full duty period cancellation
    You must participate in the last TTS run prior to the origination of the full duty period that canceled. If you did not get awarded anything from that TTS run, you must participate in the UBL run up until 1500 the day prior.You must bid for “like” sequences for that duty period (i.e. report/release times).Example 1 – prior to sequence origination:
    You have a 3-day sequence on 19, 20, 21. The full duty period on the 21st cancels. You must bid for a sequence with the same footprint of the canceled duty period in the TTS run on the 17th. You must also pass to UBL up until 1500 on the 18th.Example 2 – mid-sequence:
    You have a 3-day sequence on 19, 20, 21. You are currently on day 2 of the sequence and the full duty period on the 21st cancels. You must bid for a sequence with the same footprint of the duty period on the 21st through the UBL up until 1500 on the 20th. If you are not awarded a new duty period on the 21st, you will be pay protected for the entire sequence (scheduled or actual – whichever is greater).
  1. Cancellation within a sequence
    If the cancellation resulted in a reschedule or crew substitution, you will be paid the greater of scheduled or actual.If the cancellation did not result in a reschedule or a crew substitution you will be pay protected to the original value at the time it was awarded.
What if I choose not to pick up a trip through TTS/UBL in order to receive my pay protection?
In order to receive the pay protection for the full sequence/full duty period cancellation, you must participate through TTS/UBL as described in the examples above.What happens if there are trips currently in open time operating on the 737 Max?
Any segments within a sequence operating on the 737 Max will be adjusted by Crew Scheduling prior to being awarded through TTS/UBL, ROTA/ROTD, or ETB.How long will the grounding of the 737 Max last?
Unfortunately, we do not know the duration of the grounding, and we will share information with you as soon as we know more.When will I see my pay for these pay protections?
These pay protections will be paid as soon as practicable.

What happens when the 737 Max is cleared to fly?
You will be obligated to fly any legs that are on your schedule after the 737 Max is cleared to fly.

 


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