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Pay Types

Foreign Language Speaker Pay

A Speaker will be paid at two dollars ($2.00) per hour, prorated to the nearest minute, in addition to any other pay and applicable premiums, for all credit hours on any flight segment requiring her/his language skills. The Speaker premium will apply to all hours on deadhead flights.

International premium of three dollars ($3.00) or three dollars and seventy-five cents ($3.75) per hour, as applicable, in addition to the Speaker premium of two dollars ($2.00) per hour, shall apply to International segments for which the Flight Attendant’s language skills are required.

A Speaker, qualified in the language specified for the required Speaker positions on a flight segment, who is on the flight but not filling a required Speaker position, will be paid two dollars ($2.00) per hour, prorated to the nearest minute, in addition to any other pay and applicable premiums, for all credit hours on any segment matching her/his language skills.

Standby Pay

Standby is considered Pay and Credit as follows (JCBA 12.F.9):
If you are on a standby and get assigned a sequence, you will be paid the value of your sequence and 1 hour for every 1 ¼ hours you were on standby (up to the report time of the sequence).

Example: Matilda is on 0600 standby. She gets called for a flight that departs at 0930. Matilda is paid standby pay up until the report time of the sequence (0830). Therefore, Matilda was on standby for 2 ½ hours so she will be paid 2 hours, plus the value for her sequence.

4 hour standby | 3:30
6 hour standby | 5:15

Red Flag Pay

At any time prior to departure, Crew Schedule may red flag a sequence/position in open time. Red flagged sequences shall be paid at the rate of one hundred and fifty percent (150%), and credited at one hundred percent (100%). Once a sequence is flagged it shall retain its premium for any pay protection provided within Section 10. If a Flight Attendant calls in sick for a red flagged sequence, no red flag premium will be applied.

Sequences which carry a red flag premium will be indicated as such in the Crew Management system. Flight Attendants may exclusively bid for red flagged sequences within TTS. The premium pay rate shall not be paid for any red flag sequence that is assigned to a Reserve on days of availability. A Reserve who picks up a red flagged sequence on her/his days off shall receive pay as referenced in Paragraph H.1. A Flight Attendant may exceed her/his monthly maximum to pick up a red flagged sequence.

Once a sequence has been red flagged, Crew Schedule may remove the red flag designation and its corresponding premium at any time prior to sequence award or assignment, up until 2300 HBT two days prior to the departure of the sequence. Once TOC Index 10-24 the TTS daily processing occurs on any day, the Company may not change the red flag designation until the TTS awards are complete for that day.

Red-flagged sequences are individual trips, flagged by Crew Scheduling that are paid at 150% and credited at 100% (Section 10.H). You’ll use TTS/UBL (Trip Trade System/Unsuccessful Bidders List) to bid for red-flagged sequences. They’ll be displayed in pink when viewed in Crew Portal.  Beginning with August sequences, Once a trip is red flagged, the trip retains the 150% premium – even when pay protections come into play.

Example

You’re awarded a red-flagged trip through TTS/UBL and you become illegal through no fault (per Section 10.K) to work the trip. You’re pay protected at the 150% premium rate of pay.

Restrictions

Crew Scheduling can remove the red flag (and its premium) at any time before the sequence is awarded or assigned, up until 2100 HBT two days before departure.

  • Once UBL daily processing starts, Crew Scheduling can’t change the red-flag designation until UBL awards are complete for that day.
  • If you subsequently trade or drop the red-flagged sequence, the red flagged premium transfers with the trip.
  • However, if you do a position swap involving a red-flagged sequence, the red-flagged premium stays with the original Flight Attendant.
  • You can exceed your TTS max in order to pick up a red-flagged sequence; however, it will not increase your TTS max.

Reserves and Red-Flagged Sequences

If you are a reserve and pick up a red-flagged sequence on your day(s) off by using ROTA/ROTD, you’ll be paid the 150% premium. If you’re awarded/assigned the trip on a reserve day, the premium does not apply.

Vacation Pay

Seven or more consecutive days: 4 hours per day at Flight Attendant’s rate of pay
Less than 7 consecutive days: 3.5 hours per day at Flight Attendant’s rate of pay

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Flight Attendants will receive each applicable Purser, Lead, Aft, Galley, Speaker, CRAF and International pay premium for vacation hours only if the credit hours in her/his primary line or PBS award, as applicable, are inclusive of one hundred percent (100%) of any single premium(s), e.g., 100% Speaker, 100% Lead, 100% Aft, etc.

Per Diem

A Flight Attendant shall be paid expenses for meals for each trip hour, prorated to the nearest minute, in accordance with the following rates:

Effective Date Domestic International
1/1/2015 $2.10 $2.40
1/1/2017 $2.15 $2.45
1/1/2019 $2.20 $2.50

International expenses shall apply to all trip segments to and from International destinations. Per Diem will not apply to Online Distance Learning.

Examples:

  • A trip with a duty period that flies CLT-PHL-BDA: The CLT-PHL segment would pay the Domestic expenses rate and the PHL-BDA segment would pay International expenses.
  • A trip that flies MIA-GIG-MIA: All segments would pay International expenses.
  • A Flight Attendant assigned to training away from their crew base shall be paid expenses for meals at the above rates per hour for all hours away from their crew base including the check-in/check-out time for the deadhead to/from Recurrent training.
  • A Flight Attendant awarded or assigned to training at their crew base, shall be paid Per Diem for all actual hours in training, excluding Online Distance Learning.

A Flight Attendant, when away from their crew base at places other than regular system layover stations, shall be paid reasonable actual expenses for meals or the above rates foreach trip hour, whichever is greater.

If a Flight Attendant is assigned a trip while on Reserve Standby, the Flight Attendant shall receive Per Diem from the commencement of Reserve Standby until the Flight Attendant is released in her/his crew base at the end of the assigned sequence.

Jury Duty Pay

In accordance with JCBA Section 3.G., Jury Duty is paid at a daily rate of 4:15 pay and credit.

The timing of when you submit your summons to the Company may have an impact on how many days you will be paid for jury duty. Please refer to the examples below to determine how you will be paid based on when you submit your summons and your jury duty obligation. It is recommended that you submit your summons as soon as you receive it by going to Compy 365 -> My Forms -> Inflight Admin Requests -> Jury Duty Leave Request.

Submitting your Summons Prior to PBS Awards

If you submit your Jury Duty summons to the Company before PBS awards are final (20th of the month at 1200 DFW Time) a planned absence will be added for each day that you are required to appear/call in for jury duty and the following day. You will receive a daily credit at the rate of four (4) hours and fifteen (15) minutes pay and credit per day. (JCBA Section 3.G.1.)

Jury Duty Summons submitted prior to when PBS awards are final (20th of the month at 1200 DFW Time). Summons is for the possibility to appear May 6-10 and instructs you to call in the day prior (May 5) and each subsequent day through May 9. You will receive Jury Duty pay and credit at the rate of 4:15 per day for May 5 through May 11.

Jury Duty Summons submitted prior to when PBS awards are final (20th of the month at 1200 DFW Time). Summons requires you to appear beginning May 6 through May 10. However, you are not required to call in the day prior. You will receive Jury Duty pay and credit at the rate of 4:15 per day, as required on the summons, beginning May 6 through May 10 and the following day (May 11).

Jury Duty Summons submitted prior to when PBS awards are final (20th of the month at 1200 DFW Time). Summons requires you to appear May 6-10 and instructs you to call in the day prior (May 5). You will receive Jury Duty pay and credit at the rate of 4:15 per day as required on the summons, beginning May 5 through May 10 and the following day (May 11).

If you are required to remain on call or are required to report for jury duty and you are on a Reserve day of availability or have a sequence conflict, you will be paid the daily credit for each day of the jury duty obligation. If you are released from jury duty after 1200, you shall be eligible for pay protection at the daily rate for the following day (assuming the sequence that was given up was operated on such date) but not thereafter. (JCBA Section 3.G.3.)

Example
You are required to appear or were chosen for a jury pool extending your service after May 10. After May 10, you will receive Jury Duty pay and credit at the rate of 4:15 per day as required to appear for jury duty and had a sequence/reserve duty conflict. You will be paid and credited for the following day at the end of the jury/appearance if you are released after 1200pm.

In this example, the last day you are required to appear for jury duty is May 16 after 12pm. You will be removed for sequences on May 12-13 and May 17-18.

Jury Duty Summons submitted prior to when PBS awards are final (20th of the month at 1200 DFW Time). Summons is for the possibility to appear May 6-10 and instructs you to call in the day prior (May 5) and each subsequent day through May 9. You will receive Jury Duty pay and credit at the rate of 4:15 per day for May 5 through May 11.

Jury Duty Summons submitted prior to when PBS awards are final (20th of the month at 1200 DFW Time). Summons requires you to appear beginning May 6 through May 10. However, you are not required to call in the day prior. You will receive Jury Duty pay and credit at the rate of 4:15 per day, as required on the summons, beginning May 6 through May 10 and the following day (May 11).

Jury Duty Summons submitted prior to when PBS awards are final (20th of the month at 1200 DFW Time). Summons requires you to appear May 6-10 and instructs you to call in the day prior (May 5). You will receive Jury Duty pay and credit at the rate of 4:15 per day as required on the summons, beginning May 5 through May 10 and the following day (May 11).

If you are required to remain on call or are required to report for jury duty and you are on a Reserve day of availability or have a sequence conflict, you will be paid the daily credit for each day of the jury duty obligation. If you are released from jury duty after 1200, you shall be eligible for pay protection at the daily rate for the following day (assuming the sequence that was given up was operated on such date) but not thereafter. (JCBA Section 3.G.3.)

Example
You are required to appear or were chosen for a jury pool extending your service after May 10. After May 10, you will receive Jury Duty pay and credit at the rate of 4:15 per day as required to appear for jury duty and had a sequence/reserve duty conflict. You will be paid and credited for the following day at the end of the jury/appearance if you are released after 1200pm.

In this example, the last day you are required to appear for jury duty is May 16 after 12pm. You will be removed for sequences on May 12-13 and May 17-18.

Submitting your Summons After PBS Awards

If you jury duty summons is submitted to the Company after PBS awards are final and such jury duty assignment conflicts with a scheduled sequence, training day or reserve days, you will be paid at the daily rate for the day you must call in for jury duty, the days you are scheduled to appear for jury duty and the following day. (JCBA Section 3.G.2.)

Jury Duty Summons submitted after PBS awards are final (20th of the month at 1200 DFW Time). Summons is for May 6-10 and instructs you to call in the day prior, beginning May 5 and each subsequent day including May 9. You will receive Jury Duty pay and credit at the rate of 4:15 per day for the days removed from your sequence.

If you are required to remain on call or are required to report for jury duty and you are on a Reserve day of availability or have a sequence conflict, you will receive Jury Duty pay and credit at the rate of 4:15 per day for each day of the jury duty obligation. If you are released from jury duty after 1200, you may be eligible for Jury Duty pay and credit at the rate of 4:15 for the following day (assuming the sequence that was given up was operated on such date) but not thereafter. (JCBA Section 3.G.3.)

You were selected to be on a jury that ended May 10 after 12pm. You will receive Jury Duty pay and credit at the rate of 4:15 per day for each day there is a sequence conflict for the day you call in, appear, and the following day.

You were selected to be on a jury that ended May 17 after 12pm. You will receive Jury Duty pay and credit at the rate of 4:15 per day for each day there is a sequence conflict for the day you call in, appear, and the following day.

Full Month of Jury Duty

A Lineholder who is serving on jury duty for a full month will be paid to her/his applicable monthly maximum.  A Reserve serving on jury duty for a full month will be paid on the basis of sequences missed as described above.  In no case would such Reserve be paid and credited less than her/his applicable monthly guarantee, and in no case more than her/his applicable monthly maximum. (JCBA Section 3.G.4.)

A Lineholder will bid in PBS as normally and will receive a PPO (Pay Purpose Only) award. If your PBS award is 90 hours or less, you will receive 90 hours of pay. If your PBS award is 90:01 hours or more, you will receive 110 hours of pay.

A Reserve serving on jury duty for a full month will be paid the reserve guarantee of 75 hours.

24 in 7 Legalities

If, through any combination of a Flight Attendant’s scheduled duty with the Company and jury duty, she/he is not provided with at least one (1) calendar day off in seven (7), such Flight Attendant shall have the right to move her/his scheduled day(s) off as necessary to provide the required minimum one (1) day off. (JCBA Section 3.G.4.)

You are sitting reserve and selected for jury duty that ends on May 17.

Through the combination of Jury Duty and RSV days you do not have at least one (1) calendar day off in seven (7). You will be able to move one of their reserve days to another scheduled day off.

You are a Lineholder selected for jury duty that ends on May 17.

The combination of Jury Duty and scheduled sequence does not leave at least one (1) calendar day off in seven (7), so you will be removed from your sequence.

Training Pay

A Flight Attendant shall receive seventy-five dollars ($75.00) pay for each day of Recurrent training. If Distance Learning is substituted for a day of Recurrent training, the Flight Attendant shall be paid seventy-five dollars ($75.00) pay for the Distance Learning.  
 
A Flight Attendant shall receive seventy-five dollars ($75.00) pay for each day of non-Recurrent classroom training.  
 
A Flight Attendant shall receive the following pay for non-Recurrent Distance Learning as determined by the amount of time a Flight Attendant would reasonably take to complete the training: up to two (2) hours - twenty-five dollars ($25.00); two (2) hours and one (1) minute to four (4) hours - fifty dollars ($50.00); four (4) hours and one (1) minute to eight (8) hours - seventy-five dollars ($75.00).  
 
A Flight Attendant who reports to the airport for her/his scheduled deadhead to training, including a scheduled deadhead from her/his residence as specified in Paragraph H.1, and the flight fails to operate or is delayed so that the Flight Attendant will not be able to attend training or arrive home within the sixteen (16) hour limitation will receive a minimum of three (3) hours pay and credit, provided an alternate deadhead flight and training class is not available within the sixteen (16) hour limitation, determined by the check-in time for the original flight.  
 
Subsequent Recurrent Because of Failure  
The provisions of Section 29.E shall not apply when a Flight Attendant is required to attend a subsequent Recurrent program because of her/his failure to satisfactorily complete the initial Recurrent program.  
 
Paragraph E shall not be applicable to base indoctrination. 

Holiday Pay

Holiday pay will be paid to all Flight Attendants, both Reserves and Lineholders, working on a designated holiday, regardless of how you obtained the trip.

The holiday pay consists of a premium of 100% over your base hourly rate and is based on the greater of scheduled or actual hours flown (including reschedules) on a designated holiday. The holiday premium will be paid above guarantee for Reserves. The holiday premium will be pay no credit for Lineholders and will not raise or lower your TTS max.

Current Holidays

The following nine (9) days that are currently designated as holidays:

  • Wednesday before Thanksgiving Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Sunday following Thanksgiving
  • Monday following Thanksgiving
  • December 24th
  • December 25th
  • December 26th
  • December 31st
  • January 1st

Future Thankgiving Dates

Year Wednesday before Thanksgiving Day
2023 November 22, 2023 November 23, 2023 November 26, 2023 November 27, 2023
2024 November 27, 2024 November 28, 2024 December 1, 2024 December 2, 2024
2025 November 26, 2025 November 27, 2025 November 30, 2025 December 1, 2025
2026 November 25, 2026 November 26, 2026 November 29, 2026 November 30, 2026

Holiday Compensation

Here are some additional details:

  • “Flown” hours are block hours. Eligible hours are those flown within a leg or segment that touch the holiday. Deadheads are credited block hours and as such are eligible for the holiday pay.
  • It’s important to note that paid and credited hours as a result of duty, trip or minimum day rigs are not eligible for the holiday premium.
  • If the departure or arrival (local station time) touches the holiday, you will be paid the holiday pay.
  • Holiday pay is based on scheduled or actual. This means you will be paid the holiday premium on the greater of scheduled or actual flying time.
  • Alternately, if you were not originally scheduled to fly on the holiday, but as a result of a reschedule or an early or late departure/arrival the leg(s) flown touch the holiday, you will now be eligible for the holiday premium.
  • Since holiday pay is based on hours “flown”, flights or trips that cancel will not be paid the holiday premium. This includes hours that are pay protected by other provisions in the JCBA.
  • Flight Attendants serving airport standby will be eligible for holiday pay. All standby hours within a shift that touch the holiday will be eligible. This means that if your standby crosses over midnight of the holiday, you are eligible for holiday pay for all the standby hours.
  • Flight Attendants who have a report/no fly event on a holiday will be eligible for the holiday premium on any applicable call out pay.
  • ODAN Exception: Hours flown as a scheduled On-Duty All Nighter (ODAN) in a single duty period that touches a holiday day will be eligible for the holiday day pay. This means that if you are on an ODAN that touches a holiday, you will be eligible for the holiday premium for the block hours flown on both legs of the sequence.
  • Holiday pay will not apply to JCBA premiums such as Lead, Galley, International, Speaker, etc.
  • The holiday pay will be paid as soon as practicable until programming is in place to pay it in the normal pay cycle.

Thanksgiving Holiday Pay Examples

Example 1: PHL-CUN-PHL Turn, Originates & Releases on the Wednesday Before

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Sequence pay: 7.36
Scheduled hours on a holiday day: 7.36
Hours eligible for 100% holiday premium: 7.36

Example 2: PHL-ORD-PHL Turn, Originates & Releases on the Wednesday Before

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Sequence pay: 5.00
Scheduled hours on a holiday day: 4.36
Hours eligible for 100% holiday premium: 4.36

Example 3: MCO Two-Day Sequence, Originates on the Wednesday Before and Releases on Thanksgiving Day

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Total sequence pay: 10.00
Scheduled hours on a holiday day: 9.19
Hours eligible for 100% holiday premium: 9.19

Example 4: Three-day Sequence, Originates on the Sunday After Thanksgiving With a Full-Day Layover in RNO, No Flying on the Monday After Which is a Holiday Day, and Releases on the Tuesday After Which is Not a Holiday Day

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Total sequence pay: 15.11
Scheduled hours on a holiday day (duty period 1): 5.34
Hours eligible for 100% holiday premium: 5.34

Example 5: ODAN* Sequence, Originates on the Saturday After Which is Not a Holiday Day, and Releases on the Sunday After Which is a Holiday Day

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*ODAN Exception: Hours flown as part of a scheduled ODAN that is completed in a single duty period and touches a designated holiday day will be eligible for the additional pay.

Total sequence pay: 6.07
Scheduled hours on a holiday day: 4.58
Hours eligible for 100% holiday day premium: 4.58

Example 6: Four-Day Sequence November 24th-27th

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Because day one and day four of this sequence both touch a holiday, hours flown on both of those days are eligible for the holiday premium.

Total sequence pay: 22.59
Scheduled hours on holiday day (duty periods 1 & 4): 11.49
Hours eligible for 100% holiday premium: 11.49

Example 7: Standby* Shift That Crosses Into or Out of a Holiday Day

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*If the standby touches a holiday day, you are eligible for holiday pay for the entire standby shift.

Total standby pay: 3.30
Scheduled hours on holiday day: 4.00
Hours eligible for 100% holiday premium: 3.30

Example 8: MIA-MDE All-Nighter Turn That Originates the Monday After

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Because the MIA-MDE leg is the only one that touches the holiday, only the hours flown on that leg are eligible for the holiday premium.

Total sequence pay: 7.09
Scheduled hours on holiday day: 3.36
Hours eligible for 100% holiday premium:  3.36

Example 9: LAX-LHR-LAX That Originates on the Tuesday Before Thanksgiving

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Because the LAX-LHR leg arrives on the Wednesday Before Thanksgiving Local Station Time (LHR), touching the holiday, and the LHR-LAX leg touches the Thursday of Thanksgiving, the block hours from both legs are eligible for the holiday premium.

Sequence pay: 21.50
Scheduled hours on a holiday day: 21.50
Hours eligible for 100% holiday premium: 21.50

Christmas & New Years Holiday Pay Examples

Example 1: PHL-CUN-PHL Turn, Originates & Releases on any Single One of the Following Days: December 24th, 25th, 26th, 31st, or January 1st

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Sequence pay: 7.36
Scheduled hours on a holiday day: 7.36
Hours eligible for 100% holiday premium: 7.36

Example 2: PHL-ORD-PHL Turn, Originates & Releases on any Single One of the Following Days: December 24th, 25th, 26th, 31st, or January 1st

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Sequence pay: 5.00
Scheduled hours on a holiday day: 4.36
Hours eligible for 100% holiday premium: 4.36

Example 3: MCO Two-Day Sequence, Originates on December 24th and Releases on December 25th

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Total sequence pay: 10.00
Scheduled hours on a holiday day: 9.19
Hours eligible for 100% holiday premium: 9.19

Example 4: Three-day Sequence, Originates On December 31st, With a Full-Day Layover in RNO with No Flying on January 1st Which is a Holiday Day, and Releases on January 2nd Which is Not a Holiday Day

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Total sequence pay: 15.11
Scheduled hours on a holiday day (duty period 1): 5.34
Hours eligible for 100% holiday premium: 5.34

Example 5: ODAN* Sequence, Originates on the December 30th Which is Not a Holiday Day, and Releases on December 31st Which is a Holiday Day

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*ODAN Exception: Hours flown as part of a scheduled ODAN that is completed in a single duty period and touches a designated holiday day will be eligible for the additional pay.

Total sequence pay: 6.07
Scheduled hours on a holiday day: 4.58
Hours eligible for 100% holiday day premium: 4.58

Example 6: Four-Day Sequence Originates on December 30th With Flying on December 31st and January 1st, and Releases on January 2nd

Because day two and day three of this sequence both touch a holiday, hours flown on both of those days are eligible for the holiday premium.

Total sequence pay: 22.59
Scheduled hours on holiday day (duty periods 2 & 3): 6.48
Hours eligible for 100% holiday premium: 6.48

 

Example 7: Standby* Shift That Crosses Into or Out of a Holiday Day

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*If the standby touches a holiday day, you are eligible for holiday pay for the entire standby shift.

Total standby pay: 3.30
Scheduled hours on holiday day: 4.00
Hours eligible for 100% holiday premium: 3.30

Example 8: MIA-MDE All-Nighter Turn That Originates December 26th or January 1st and Releases on a Non-Holiday Day

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Because the MIA-MDE leg is the only one that touches the holiday, only the hours flown on that leg are eligible for the holiday premium.

Total sequence pay: 7.09
Scheduled hours on holiday day: 3.36
Hours eligible for 100% holiday premium:  3.36

Example 9: LAX-LHR-LAX That Originates on December 23rd or December 30th

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Because the LAX-LHR leg arrives on the Wednesday Before Thanksgiving Local Station Time (LHR), touching the holiday, and the LHR-LAX leg touches the Thursday of Thanksgiving, the block hours from both legs are eligible for the holiday premium.

Sequence pay: 21.50
Scheduled hours on a holiday day: 21.50
Hours eligible for 100% holiday premium: 21.50

Holding Time Pay

Holding pay is 30 minutes after scheduled departure posted at the moment you have passengers in your care.

  • A Flight Attendant may be required to remain on duty with passengers on the aircraft at originating, intermediate, and terminating stations. Such required time on duty shall be considered “holding time” and shall not be considered as flight time for the purpose of flight time limitations.
  • At originating and intermediate stations when the ground time exceeds the scheduled ground time by thirty (30) minutes, a Flight Attendant shall receive seven dollars ($7.00) per hour or fraction thereof, for all time spent with passengers, excluding ground time.
  • At crew change stations when required to remain with passengers while waiting for replacements beyond forty-five (45) minutes, a Flight Attendant shall receive seven dollars ($7.00) per hour or fraction thereof.

Originating flight/originating crew (35min delay)

Scheduled departure - 0700.
Actual departure - 0735.

A :35 minute holding claim is applicable.

The Flight Attendant would receive seven dollars ($7.00) of holding pay.

Originating flight/originating crew (1:05 hr delay)

Scheduled departure - 0700.
Actual departure - 0805.

A 1:05 minute holding claim is applicable.

The Flight Attendant would receive two (2) hours of holding pay - fourteen dollars ($14.00).

Through flight/through crew (no posted delay)

Scheduled arrival - 0630.
Actual arrival - 0700.

Scheduled departure - 0715.
Actual departure - 0730.

Holding pay is 30 minutes after scheduled departure posted at the moment you have passengers in your care.

In this case, no holding claim results.  However, if the actual departure time would have been 0746 then a :31 minute holding claim would have resulted.

Through flight/through crew (posted delay)

Actual arrival - 0700.

Posted delay in departure time - 0720.
Actual departure - 0751.

A :31 minute holding claim is applicable.

Holding pay is triggered :31 minutes after the posted departure so here, the Flight Attendnat would receive seven dollars ($7.00) of holding pay.

Through flight/crew change (assuming late arrival of inbound flight)

Holding claim triggered :31 minutes after the posted departure. The Flight Attendant would receive seven dollars ($7.00) of holding pay.

Scheduled departure - 0700.
Actual departure - 0735.

A :35 minute holding claim is applicable.

The Flight Attendant would receive seven dollars ($7.00) of holding pay.

Scheduled departure - 0700.
Actual departure - 0805.

A 1:05 minute holding claim is applicable.

The Flight Attendant would receive two (2) hours of holding pay - fourteen dollars ($14.00).

Scheduled arrival - 0630.
Actual arrival - 0700.

Scheduled departure - 0715.
Actual departure - 0730.

Holding pay is 30 minutes after scheduled departure posted at the moment you have passengers in your care.

In this case, no holding claim results.  However, if the actual departure time would have been 0746 then a :31 minute holding claim would have resulted.

Actual arrival - 0700.

Posted delay in departure time - 0720.
Actual departure - 0751.

A :31 minute holding claim is applicable.

Holding pay is triggered :31 minutes after the posted departure so here, the Flight Attendnat would receive seven dollars ($7.00) of holding pay.

Holding claim triggered :31 minutes after the posted departure. The Flight Attendant would receive seven dollars ($7.00) of holding pay.

Understaffing Pay

Should a flight be dispatched with fewer than the number of Flight Attendants required by the staffing parameters in Scheduling, Section 10, each Flight Attendant working the flight will be compensated at the rate of ten dollars and fifty cents ($10.50) per credited hour, prorated to the nearest minute.

In addition, the Flight Attendants operating these flights/sequences may use expedited service procedures

ATC Hold (Code 59)

ATC hold (or Code 59) is when the captain elects to delay starting the engines due to quoted take-off delays. 

Flight Attendants will receive flight time pay and flight time credit prior to the actual time out.

ATC (or Code 59) means you'll be paid flight time and credit from the point at which the aircraft was ready for immediate departure under the following situations:

  • Delay at the gate awaiting pushback, power back or taxi out due to airport congestion.
  • Deicing.
  • Maintenance performed after departure from the gate but prior to take-off.
  • Delay at the gate awaiting pushback, power back or taxi out due to congestion with deicing operations off the gate. – Section 3.L.

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