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2018 Vacation Booklet - Part One, Accrual and Elections

Date: August 4, 2017
Type: AFA Article

2018 Vacation Bidding postcards listing the Contractual Vacation Timeline have been distributed and placed in Flight Attendant mail files to highlight the upcoming activities, deadlines and bid open, close and award dates.

Part One of the new Vacation Bidding Booklet - Accrual and Elections has been published and is now available for your reference.  This publication includes the recommendations of the Joint Implementation Team (JIT) on information that all Flight Attendants will need in order to better understand the various aspects of the 2018 Vacation bidding process.

This is the first of three booklets that will be published addressing our Contractual Vacation Bidding. Parts 2 & 3 will focus on the process of vacation bidding and monthly vacation options, and are expected to be published and available toward the end of August. 

Part One of the Vacation Booklet focuses on vacation accrual and outlines the various election options available to Flight Attendants during the Vacation Election period.  These options include:

1.    Vacation Buy Back

2.    Deferral of Vacation as an employee 401(k) contribution

3.    Optional Flex Vacation Program

2018 Vacation accrual for all Flight Attendants is based on an evaluation of hours flown during the vacation accrual year which is defined as the Flight Attendant schedule months of September 2016 through August 2017.

In anticipation of the upcoming vacation bid, everyone will have the ability to “practice” using the new vacation bidding program that will be available in CCS.  This “practice” environment will be available by the end of August.

You are strongly encouraged to review all of the upcoming vacation publications.  If you have additional questions, please contact your Local Council Office.

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