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Personal Days (PO)

Personal Day (PO) (JCBA Section 25.L.2.)

You are entitled to two (2) personal days per rolling twelve (12) months to be used only in the event of an emergency. A single personal day may be used for a sequence, reserve assignment, or reserve day. After you have exhausted your two contractually excused personal days, your FSM may grant you additional personal days, based on the circumstances, and may request documentation.

View JCBA Section 25.L to Read the Contractual Language

Personal Day Pay

Lineholders

Personal Days are unpaid and uncredited.

Reserves

For each personal day on a reserve day of availability, your guarantee will be reduced by:

  • 4:10 (30-day month) or
  • 3:56 (31-day month)

For each personal day on an off day (FD/GD), your guarantee will not be reduced.

Requesting Personal Days

You must contact Crew Schedule to request a personal day (PO) and you are not required to give the scheduler a reason for requesting. The decision to award the PO will be based on operational coverage. If awarded, you need to follow up with your FSM.

If Crew Schedule denies the PO, and you still need the day off because of an emergency, you may contact your FSM or a MOD at your base to request the Personal Day.

How to Use a Personal Day

Lineholders

If you are removed with a PO for a sequence that operates on multiple days, you will only be charged with 1 Personal Day.

Example: You have two excused personal days remaining and you are scheduled to work a 3-daysequence. You experience a personal emergency and now need to call out with a Personal Day for that sequence. You will now have one excused personal day left.

If you requested a personal day mid-sequence it will be considered a “Flight Attendant Initiated Split” (10.M.3). The remaining legs of the sequence will be removed with a PO and the Crew Tracker will place you on a deadhead back to base or your commuter city.

Reserves

If you are removed from reserve day with a PO, you will still receive an award/assignment in ROTA for the next day, unless you have requested multiple personal days for multiple days.

Example: You have two excused personal days remaining and ROTA assigned you a 3-day sequence. You experience a personal emergency and now need to call out with a Personal Day for that sequence. You will be removed from the sequence with a PO for the first day, your guarantee will be reduced for 1 day, and you will be made available for ROTA on days 2 and 3. You will now have one excused personal day left.

If you needed all 3 days off, you will be removed with a PO and your guarantee will be reduced for all 3 days. You will now have one excused personal day left.

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Phone: (817) 540-0108

Chat APFA

After-Hours Live Chat
M-F: 3:00PM - 11:00 PM (CT)
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APFA Events

Financial Planning Seminar

March 7 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

2024 BOD Convention

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APFA Headquarters
1004 West Euless Boulevard
Euless, Texas 76040

M-F: 9:00AM - 5:00PM (CT)
Phone: (817) 540-0108

Call APFA

Contract & Scheduling Desk
M-F: 7:00AM - 7:00PM (CT)
Phone: (817) 540-0108

Chat APFA

After-Hours Live Chat
M-F: 3:00PM - 11:00 PM (CT)
Sat-Sun: 9:00AM - 5:00PM (CT)

APFA Events

Financial Planning Seminar

March 7 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

2024 BOD Convention

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