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(pmUAL) Limited Critical Coverage Declared at EWR, DCA, ORD, IAH, DEN and SFO

Date: August 3, 2017
Type: AFA Article

As of 10:00AM CT on August 3, 2017, Limited Critical Coverage has been declared for DCA, DEN, ORD, IAH, EWR and SFO bases only for the following dates:


For EWR, ORD, DEN, DCA, SFO and IAH, Limited Critical Coverage has been called for August 3rd and 4th and will apply to IDs originating August 3rd – 4th.  


Under the scheduling provisions of Section 9.J.3. of the pmUA Collective Bargaining Agreement, Limited Critical Coverage is a scheduling option available to management in times of anticipated coverage shortages.  Limited Critical Coverage differs from Critical Cover in that lineholders are not required to be available for the two-hour standby period.


After the Limited Critical Coverage is announced, pmUA Flight Attendants who pick up trips via open flying that begin during the announced period will be compensated at 1.5 times his/her rate of pay. You must fly the trip to be paid the incentive.  


Please contact your Local Council if you have questions.


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