Collective Bargaining Agreement
Holiday Pay -- 2.Q. & 5.L.
Our Contract provides for additional pay for Flight Attendants on flight assignments during designated holidays, specified by country of domicile location and the Flight Attendant’s birthday. Section 2.Q. of our Agreement specifies that each Flight Attendant is eligible to be paid for up to 5 holidays per year and Section 5.L. outlines the formula for holiday pay.
Holiday Pay Parameters
Holiday pay is a separate and distinct pay factor; it is not used as an offset to the monthly guarantee.
A Flight Attendant on Ready Reserve status who is not given an assignment on the holiday will receive holiday pay for the value of the reserve day (4:27 hours in a 30-day month or 4:13 hours in a 31-day month).
Flight Attendants on Call-in Reserve status may be released from duty on a holiday and, if released, will not receive any holiday pay. The company may not release a Ready Reserve on a holiday except under the very limited circumstances when the Flight Attendant is a high time reserve and not eligible for an overlap assignment on the last day of the month or has reached a point in the month where she/he is no longer legal for any further assignment. In both of these circumstances, the Flight Attendant must be advised before being released. Further, the Company may not release a Flight Attendant on a holiday, (with the exception of a Flight Attendant’s birthday), for the purpose of providing one day off in seven days.
A month end trip assignment to a reserve which results in dropping a holiday trip in the new lineholder month does not qualify for holiday pay.
A lineholder or Reserve who reports for duty on a holiday and whose trip subsequently cancels and no reassignment is made involving that day, will receive holiday pay based on the number of hours from report to release (minimum of 2 hours). This equates to double time pay for the time on duty. Since there is no flight time to generate an automatic pay file, a Flight Attendant must submit a paper FAC to the Company for this holiday pay and any additional pay factors pertinent to the activity of the duty period.
In the event of a Flight Attendant utilizing en route sick leave in the middle of a holiday trip, holiday pay is calculated on whichever is less between the scheduled time away on the holiday or the actual time away on the holiday.
If a Flight Attendant is authorized to deviate or deadhead home early, holiday pay is the lesser of the scheduled or actual time away from home (TMA) and hours away on the holiday.
A Flight Attendant who is drafted from an ID which includes time on a holiday to an ID that does not will be pay protected for the scheduled time on the holiday of the original ID. The scheduled holiday pay must be converted to its flight hour equivalent and added to the flight hour value of the ID in which it occurs. This total flight hour value must be compared with the value of the drafting ID, and the Flight Attendant is paid the greater of the two values.
||Holidays shall be designated as follows:
||United States’ “holidays” shall include:
New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and the Flight Attendant's Birthday.
||United Kingdom’s “holidays” shall include:
New Year’s Day, Easter Monday, August Bank Holiday, Christmas Day, and the Flight Attendant’s Birthday.
||France’s “holidays” shall include:
New Year’s Day, Easter, Bastille Day, Christmas Day, and the Flight Attendant’s Birthday.
||Taiwan’s “holidays” shall include:
Chinese New Year’s, Tombsweeping Day, Dragon Boat Festival Day, Mid Autumn Festival Day, and the Flight Attendant’s Birthday.
||Hong Kong’s “holidays” shall include:
Chinese New Year, Handover Day, Christmas Day, National Day, and the Flight Attendant’s Birthday.
||Germany’s “holidays” shall include:
New Year’s Day, Easter, Unification Day, Christmas Day, and the Flight Attendant’s Birthday.
||Japan’s “holidays” shall include:
New Year’s Day, National Founding Day, Greenery Day, Emperor’s Birthday, and the Flight Attendant’s Birthday.”
||Flight Attendants will be paid for the holidays specified for her/his domicile country. No Flight Attendant shall be eligible to be paid for more than five (5) holidays in any calendar year.
Section 2.Q.2. limits the number of holidays paid regardless of the list of holidays honored in a Flight Attendant’s domicile.
A LHR based Flight Attendant has been awarded a DCA transfer date effective September 1, 2004. The Flight Attendant has already worked four (4) flight assignments on designated United Kingdom holidays (New Years Day, Easter Monday, Flight Attendant Birthday, and August Bank Holiday) and received holiday pay for these assignments. During the remaining four months of the year working in the United States, the Flight Attendant would only be eligible to receive holiday pay for one of the two remaining holidays (Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day), not both.
In addition to all other compensation, a working Flight Attendant shall be paid at double her/his hourly rate of pay as stated in Section 5.A.1., 2., and the "A" Scale Protection letter of agreement. The amount of holiday pay due shall be calculated as follows:
Hourly rate of pay times the credited flight time for the ID, divided by the number of hours away from home, times the number of hours away from home falling within the holiday.
A Flight Attendant making $20.00 per hour flies an ID which produces 17 hours of credited flight time and keeps the Flight Attendant away from home (check-in to check-out) for 48 hours of which 24 hours falls on the holiday:
$340.00 ÷ 48 hours away from home = $7.08
$7.08 x 24 hours on holiday = $169.92
Holiday Pay = $169.92
A Flight Attendant qualifying for two (2) hour call-out pay or five (5) hour stand-by reserve pay shall receive double pay for those hours if they fall within the holiday period.
||If released on a holiday, reserve receives no holiday pay.
||If on ready reserve status and does not fly = 4:27 hours (30 days) or 4:13 hours (31 days) times the reserve's hourly rate.
||If on ready reserve status and flies an ID, receives greater of sub-paragraph b or lineholder computation.
||In addition to compensation provided under Section 15, Flight Attendants scheduled by the Company to attend any training or meeting on a holiday will receive an additional nine dollars ($9.00) per hour, prorated.
Holiday Pay is calculated using a formula that takes into account the number of credited hours flown during the holiday ID and how much time away from home the ID has. Premium pay is not used when computing holiday pay. A Flight Attendant’s hours away from home begins at the ID check-in time and ends at the conclusion of the scheduled debriefing time upon the return to the home domicile.
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XXXDSL 3610 EFF 07/10/04 THRU 07/10/04 DOM BOS EQP XSC CAT S 1
FRQ D EQP FLT# DPTARV DPTR ARVL L/O TTL ACM DTM ERR
......S 37B 739 BOSDEN 1108 1330 220 422 422
57X 354 DENBOS 1600 2138 00 338 800 1200
T/D 1 BID 800 TTL 800 TMA 1200 M/$ 21.00
Pay Example 1:
Mary Mainliner bid to work ID 3610 on her birthday, July 10. In 2007, Mary is in her 13th year of flying and she earns $37.25 per hour for a domestic assignment. She wants to know how much holiday pay she will receive if the actual assignment is flown as scheduled. Using the holiday pay formula from Section 5.L.1. of our Contract, Mary determines that she will earn $298.00 in holiday pay for this trip.
Hourly rate of pay = $37.25
Credited flight time (TTL) = 8:00
Hours away from home (TMA) = 12:00
Hours away on holiday = 12:00
$37.25 x 8:00 TTL = $298.00
$298.00 ÷ 12:00 TMA = $24.83
$24.83 x 12:00 hours away on holiday = $298.00
Holiday Pay = $298.00
CHGID/ 5058 DTE 07/03/04 EQUIP OVR DOM ORD CAT S10 TZ
CREW: FS M N O P Q R S T U
EQP D FLT# DT DPTARV DPTR ARVL L/O TTLS TTLA ACM DTM RMKS
77C I 938+03 ORDLHR 2136=1105= 2548 750 729 729 1010
77C I 949+05 LHRORD 1253=1510= 00 830 817 817 1055
TOTAL TIME 1620 FLT TIME 1546 TMA 4430
M-MEAL BOARDED- 938/03 ORD M-MEAL BOARDED- 949/05 LHR
Pay Example 2, Part I:
ORD based Flight Attendant Reserve Hawk Black, was assigned ID 5058 over the July 4th holiday. In 2007, Hawk is in his 2nd year of flying and he earns $19.09 per hour at an international rate of pay. Hawk wants to determine how much he has earned for working over the holiday. Using the holiday pay formula from Section 5.L.1. of our Contract, Hawk determined that he has earned $184.74 in holiday pay for this trip.
Hourly rate of pay = $19.09
Credited flight time = 16:20 (16.33, converted from minutes to minutes as decimals*)
Hours away from home= 44:30 (44.50, converted from minutes to minutes as decimals*)
Hours away on holiday = 24:00
$19.09 x 16.33 credited flight time = $311.74
$311.74 ÷ 40.50 hour away from home = $7.70
$7.70 x 24:00 hours away on holiday = $184.74
Holiday Pay = $184.74
Pay Example 2, Part II:
Hawk also wants to check his calculation of holiday pay against his DFAP which now says that he is credited 9:40 hours of holiday pay for ID 5058/03. To determine this, Hawk divides the total holiday pay dollar amount by his international hourly rate of pay.
$184.74 ÷ $19.09 = 9.66 (9:40, converted from minutes as decimals to minutes**)
The DFAP entry is correct. The listed flight hours are equivalent to the calculated holiday pay of $184.74.
*minutes to decimals conversion
Formula = Minutes / 60
Example: 8 hours and 48 minutes = 8.80 hours
48 ÷ 60 = .80
**decimals to minutes conversion
Formula = minutes as decimals X 60
Example: 4.75 hours = 4 hours and 45 minutes
.75 x 60 = 45
***In this Contract AFActs, equations are rounded to the nearest hundredth.
Section 2 – (Definitions)
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