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CJA (Jumpseat) Awarding Harmonized for all Flight Attendants

Date: March 31, 2017
Type: AFA Article

Earlier this month we advised you of the upcoming change to the process by which the Cabin Jumpseat (CJA) will be awarded, effective April 2, 2017.  That is, the jumpseat will be awarded based on the earlier of bid or company seniority consistent with the terms of our JCBA. 

Starting at 10:00PM CT on Saturday, April 1st, the company will begin the process of changing the programming logic for boarding priorities and the seniority award process.  It is not immediately clear how much time it will take for the changes to the programming logic to be completed.  

What is clear is that any jumpseat (CJA) listings made prior to Sunday, April 2nd, will need to be cancelled and rebooked starting on Sunday, April 2nd.   Doing so will ensure that you are being considered for the award of the jumpseat consistent with the correct boarding priority and applicable seniority date.

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