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Declaration of Limited Critical Coverage - August 3, 2018

Date: August 3, 2018
Type: AFA Article

pmUA Limited Critical Coverage spanning the date of August 3rd, 2018 for BOS, DCA, DEN, EWR, IAH, LAS, LAX, ORD and SFO.

To help address staffing needs, the current pmUA Collective Bargaining Agreement allows for Limited Critical Coverage (Section 9.J.3).  Please keep in mind that the Limited Critical Coverage provision is different than traditional Critical Coverage.  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.  Additionally, Lineholders are not required to be available for the two-hour standby period. 

 We are announcing Limited Critical Coverage at 12:00 Central Time on August 3, 2018 for IDs originating August 3, 2018.  This Limited Critical Coverage is being offered at BOS, DCA, DEN, EWR, IAH, LAS, LAX, ORD and SFO bases only.  The times and dates for each base are listed below.

BOS:  Friday, August 3rd

DCA:  Friday, August 3rd

DEN:  Friday, August 3rd

EWR:  Friday, August 3rd

IAH:   Friday, August 3rd

LAS:  Friday, August 3rd

LAX:  Friday, August 3rd

ORD:  Friday, August 3rd

SFO:  Friday, August 3rd

If you are interested in flying a trip today please place an open flying request on file and/or contact Crew Scheduling. 

When Limited Critical Coverage is declared, a Flight Attendants on Reserve status may elect to participate in LCC by picking up a trip on days-off providing the LCC trip returns the Flight Attendant to her/his home base in time for a legal rest prior to 0700 of the next scheduled Reserve day (refer to Section 10.F.2 of the 2012-2016 UA Contract).  The Company may waive this requirement and allow Flight Attendants on Reserve status to pick up a trip during the LCC period, on a day-off and fly into her/his next scheduled block of reserve days.   For the LCC period declared on August 3, 2018, the Company will waive the requirement for Flight Attendants on Reserve status return to their home base in time for a legal rest prior to 0700 of the next scheduled Reserve day.  Flight Attendants on Reserve status in August who pick up trips during the LCC period that carry into their reserve days will be paid at 1.5 times the rate of pay for the value of that trip.  Submit your request via DSPFAI and enter OFR then select RSV ON DAY OFF.

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