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August 31, 2009 Partnership Flying Award

Date: July 24, 2009
Type: AFA Article

The Partnership Flying award is complete.  The Company reviewed the viability of the Partnership Program at each domicile and determined it would not be possible to award Partnerships at all domiciles.  In total, 165 Partnerships were awarded to 330 Flight Attendants based in BOS, DCA, DEN, JFK, LAX, NRT, ORD, SEA and SFO.  The following is a breakdown of the Partnership Flying award by domicile.

Partnership Flying Awards by Domicile

Domicile Partnership Award Most Senior Award Most Junior Award
BOS 10 9/6/1992 6/25/2007
DCA 31 5/28/1980 3/17/2008
DEN 16 5/3/1984 1/28/2008
FRA none awarded    
HKG none awarded    
HNL no bids on file    
JFK 7 5/3/1984 2/18/2008
LAS no bids on file    
LAX 23 10/18/1980 3/17/2008
LHR none awarded    
NRT 16 5/9/1993 8/16/1997
ORD 30 4/28/1984 3/10/2008
SEA 3 3/15/1976 8/17/1996
SFO 29 6/29/1986 3/3/2008
Total 165    

No Involuntary Furloughs!

The fact that not one of our Members will be forced into involuntary furlough is a testament to why we have a Union and a Contract.  Everyone in this process played a critical role in our successful outcome.  A special thank you to those who were able to avail themselves of the benefits afforded on a Voluntary Furlough and the Partnership Program while saving the job of a more junior Member.

Partnership Waiting List

Not all bids for Partnership were awarded.  The Company was not able to award all Partnership bids on file.  If you were not awarded a Partnership during this bid there is still a chance for award in the future.  The Company will maintain a waiting list of Partnership requests and award additional Partnerships in seniority order based on the seniority of the senior Flight Attendant in the Partnership.  Requests may be submitted at any time and will be awarded as the Company determines an additional need.  It is also anticipated that the program will be extended beyond the original 6 month period which will provide another opportunity for everyone to bid and receive a Partnership award.

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