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Three Month Special COLA Available January 2018 - March 2018 to pmCAL & pmUAL

Date: November 3, 2017
Type: AFA Article

A three-month Special COLA is being offered for January 2018 – March 2018.  Under this Special COLA which applies for pmCAL and pmUAL:(At the time of publication, it was not yet determined if Special COLAs will be awarded at pmCMI.)

  • Medical benefits at active employee rates are included in this three-month Special COLA. 
  • Flight Attendants will not earn vacation or sick pay during this Special COLA, however, pay and vacation longevity will not be impacted for step increases. 
  • Flight Attendants awarded this three-month COLA are required to fly any carry-over flight assignment starting on or before 12/29/2017 into the January month. 
  • This Special 3 Month COLA will take precedence and be awarded prior to any requests for January one-month leaves or Jobshares. 

Bidding Instructions:


Interested Flight Attendants should submit a request via CCS, select the bidding menu, then special COLA request, no later than November 28, 2017, 10 am (CT).


Submit your request in Unimatic using LOAREQ indicating “SP” using the following date range:   12-30-2017 to 3-31-2018.

For additional information on COLAs, reference JCBA Sections 15.B & 15.N. of our JCBA while Section 16 covers the provisions of the Jobshare program.

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