2016 Reserve Letter Lists are now posted and available for viewing.
Section 2.Q. of our Contract defines the holidays that have been designated for each domicile. In addition to each Flight Attendant’s Birthday holiday, the designated holidays for 2016, by the country of the domicile location.
Next year is a leap year. The addition of the additional day in the February schedule month will drive some changes in the Flight Attendant Schedule Months as defined in Section 2.W. of our Contract.
The first step in the annual vacation bidding process is the assignment of Reserve letters. Section 10.A. of our Contract requires that Reserve letters be assigned and posted in domiciles in September, the month prior to the start of vacation bidding.
As outlined in Section 18.E. of our Contract, vacation bidding occurs according to the following negotiated timeline.
United Management again declared at 13:30 Central Time today Limited Critical Coverage (LCC) for ALL domiciles for trip IDs originating on August 14 through August 17, 2015. IDs picked up via open flying since the announcement on the LCC days will be paid at 1.5 times her/his rate of pay during the Limited Critical Coverage period. You must fly the trip to be paid the incentive.
As we all know, it’s been a while since we’ve had the good fortune of having new hires among our ranks. With the addition of our newest Members to the line, we’ve started to receive some questions about the filling of open premium positions. These questions suggest that we might all benefit from a review of the requirements of our Contract.
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United management has announced Limited Critical Coverage for trip IDs originating August 7 through August 9, 2015. This Limited Critical Coverage is being offered at the following domiciles: DCA, HNL, HKG, IAH, LAX, LHR, NRT, ORD, and SFO.
In recent weeks we’ve seen many more instances where Flight Attendants on Reserve status have been awarded IDs on their days off through the open flying process.